Gigabyte X48-DQ6

Gigabyte X48-DQ6 @ PC Per

“The Gigabyte X48-DQ6 is a great performing motherboard and the X48 chipset again proves that Intel knows how to design a product for their CPUs. The motherboard implements the DDR2 memory controller rather than the DDR3 one that the X48 offers and while that may limit the memory performance in its most basic functions, the benefits of being able to get much more memory (4GB vs 2GB) at faster speeds for less money should make up for it.”

AMD 790FX Vs NVIDIA 780a

AMD 790FX Vs NVIDIA 780a @ TweakTown

“Now that AMD has a new CPU, what about the platform itself? Well, thanks to the acquisition of ATI graphics, who has managed to make some rather interesting chipsets in their short span into the motherboard chipset market, AMD now has the ability to produce its own chipsets for its CPUs at mass, rather than relying on third party chipset manufacturers. AMD already has three new chipset families with multiple platforms under each of the families in its 7 series chipsets.”

ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP

ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP @ Think Computers

“ASUS is one of the most well-known motherboard manufacturers. Its boards are known for consistent stability and awesome features, as well as excellent design. ThinkComputers reviewed the M3A32-MVP Deluxe/Wifi, a top-shelf, Crossfire-capable motherboard using the AMD 790X chipset and an on-board wireless module. This writer’s first motherboard review, I load this board with everything I could throw at it: a top of the line power supply and graphics card, oodles of RAM, and three operating systems.”


ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI @ Techware Labs

“Nitro brings you a look at the new Asus M3A78-EMH HDMI motherboard packed with lots of features. We test this new motherboard as a gaming platform as well as demonstrate the features common to the 780G platform. Does the Asus M3A78-EMH HDMI provide you with a good gaming experience in a small package? Read our review to find out.”

ASUS Striker II Extreme

ASUS Striker II Extreme @ T-Break

“Last week we have reviewed a motherboard based on the Intels latest chipset for enthusiasts, X48. Nvidia closely monitored the launch of Intels new chipset and decided to take on it with its own high-end chipset for Intelss processors, nForce 790i Ultra SLI. New chipset brings support for DDR3 memory, 3-Way SLI, 1600FSB and all 45nm Penryn-based processors.”


ASUS Striker II NSE @ Think Computers

“A couple of months ago, I read a post in a forum that stated: “with an Intel processor you should use an Intel chipset”, and have seen something similar nearly every day since, including today. I guess that I agreed with it, subconsciously if nothing else. Such was the distance that I had strayed from my roots in such a short time.”

Gigabyte EP35-DS4

Gigabyte EP35-DS4 @ OC Club

“In my mind, the Gigabyte EP35-DS4 is an average motherboard. Overall, it kept up with most of the motherboards, but rarely beat out all the competition. This motherboard did about the same as the Foxconn Mars, which also has a P35 chipset. This EP35-DS4 did nothing to distinguish itself from the competition, so I can’t recommend it over any of them.”

ASUS Striker II Formula

ASUS Striker II Formula @ RBMods

“DDR2 ram doesn’t cost anything these days so if you are going for a upgrade maybe you should look at this Striker 2 formula that we are going to review today and get a good setup of DDR2. Yes todays review will consist of a review on the Striker 2 board that has gotten quite good results in earlier tests.”

ASUS P5E3 Premium

ASUS P5E3 Premium @ TweakTown

“Intel originally planned for the X38 chipset to be the big kahuna for the Core 2 platform, but unfortunately its extremely poor overclocking, heat generation and lack of support for the 1600MHz FSB made Intel go back and bring up a new chipset. X48 however is not actually a new chipset, rather a hand picked X38 silicon that works at higher FSB clock speeds along with a lower voltage draw than that of the X38. But this also means it carries a premium with it, thus Intel decided to give it X48 naming.”

ASUS Rampage Formula

ASUS Rampage Formula @ TBreak

“Asus did not wait long to introduce its first motherboard based on the Intel X48 chipset. Asus Formula Rampage board is part of the Republic of Gamers series and it is obviously aimed at gamers and enthusiasts alike, but is this truly the best motherboard for the Intel s processors on the market?”