abit AX78

abit AX78 @ 3DGameMan

“The Abit AX78 Socket AM2 Motherboard is based on the AMD 770 / SB600 chipset and supports the AMD Dual and Quad Core processors. It accepts up to 8GBs of Dual channel DDR2 1066/800/667 un-buffered non-ECC memory. This motherboard also comes with passive cooling using just heatsinks and a heatpipe, so it’s completely silent.”


ASUS P5K Pro @ Think Computers

“Today I will be looking at the Asus P5K Pro, a DDR2 P35 board. Though the X38 boards have been out a while, and the X48 boards are finally hitting the market, the P35 chipset is still very popular, with its maturity and excellent performance. The P5K Pro is an economy-minded board, filling in the fairly sizable gap between the P5K Deluxe and the stripped down P5K SE. How will the P5K Pro size up against its big brother?”

ASUS M3N-HT 780a SLi

ASUS M3N-HT 780a SLi @ OC Club

“So what do we say about the ASUS M3N-HT? It performs as well as, or sometimes better than, AMD’s flagship chipset, the 790FX. The scores were marginally better for the newer 780a chipset. The option for AMD processor users to finally have a great choice of motherboard chipsets and designs is a plus. No longer are you stuck with certain options, like only being able to use Crossfire.”

MSI P35 Platinum

MSI P35 Platinum @ Hot Hardware

“We’re writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at HotHardware.com in which we evaluate the features and performance of MSI’s P35 Platinum Combo motherboard. As its name implies, this board is based on the P35 chipset for the Intel platform. But what makes it interesting is its somewhat unique ability to work with both DDR3 and DDR2 memory types and its funky “Circu-Pipe” cooling apparatus.”

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 @ OC Club

“The Gigabyte X38-DQ6 performed pretty well overall. While the performance it put out in the benchmarks were very comparable to the P965 board it was tested against, it still had a lot more room ahead if it had been paired with a better CPU and GPU. It also allows the user to have a second video card in Crossfire, which would boost performance up a lot.”

Foxconn X38A Digital Life

Foxconn X38A Digital Life @ Bjorn3D

“Take for example the new DDR3 standard. Right now DDR2 is so inexpensive you can get 4GB for under $100 USD and that is just an awesome price. But DDR2 days are numbered and DDR3 is so expensive right now it just doesn’t make much sense. What is an enthusiast to do? Thankfully Foxconn has a solution. They have taken Intel’s X38 high-end chipset and installed it on a board capable of supporting DDR2 or DDR3.”

ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP

ASUS M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP @ FutureLooks

“That’s right, we’re checking out the M3A32-MVP Deluxe/WiFi-AP motherboard from Asus. This flagship motherboard from the well known manufacturer was upon release the first to use AMD’s newest chipset. This means full Phenom support, in addition to the slew of features and functions Asus adds to its top shelf motherboards. Here’s a quick run down of this motherboard’s features.”

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.”