MSI P7N SLI Platinum

MSI P7N SLI Platinum @ ViperLair

“Those of you who passed on the previous generation of Intel SLI boards will be pleased that many of the issues from before seem to be gone now. While not the fastest board, the MSI P7N SLI Platinum performed well and overclocked well with some elbow grease. Stability was great.”

ASUS P5Q Deluxe

ASUS P5Q Deluxe @ TechGage

“Intel’s P45 is due out next month, but the boards are already rolling in. Our first look is at ASUS’ P5Q Deluxe, a DDR2 offering that’s feature-packed and comes in at a great price. Features include a layman’s RAID tool, updated Splashtop, lots of connectivity, a great layout and more.”

ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP@n

ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP@n @ OC Club

“Performance-wise, the P5E3 is a mixed bag. Running DDR3 memory at the same timings as comparable DDR2 kits did not really cause a performance loss per se, but once the memory speeds and CPU clockspeeds are increased, the board just comes alive with performance increasing at leaps and bounds.”


DFI LANParty LT X48-T2R @ TweakTown

“What can be said for the DFI X48 LANParty board other than yet another success from this once OEM company is that DFI has really taken on a new persona over the last three years. With a huge boost in R&D, DFI are designing boards that are not only functional, but look just as good as they perform.”

Biostar TPower N750

Biostar TPower N750 @ OC Online

“The T-Power N750 comes loaded with features and accessories. BIOS options leave nothing to be desired by even the most adventurous overclocker, giving a solid platform for AMD fans. I love the package of accessories and software included and NVIDIA finally brings PCI Express 2.0 support to SLI configs for AMD CPUs.”

Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P

Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P @ Virtual-Hideout

“The Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P Motherboard is an aggressive, extreme, yet efficient platform. It’s a shock to see this board do so well and do it even better at more extreme frequencies. It’s more affordable than most P35 overclocking motherboards and has plenty of the top end features a power user could want.”

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe @ Neoseeker

“Today NVIDIA unveils its 780a series of motherboard chipsets for Socket AM2. The new chipset supports the best integrated NVIDIA graphics yet, including full support for HDMI and high definition playback – and if that was not enough, you can do up to triple SLI on the 780a!”

abit IP35P

abit IP35P @ X-Bit Labs

“Speaking of drawbacks, we can recall a few not very significant ones that nevertheless cause certain problems during the work with this mainboard. For example, we couldn’t find the key that would launch the boot-up menu. abit IP35 Pro doesn’t allow changing the boot-up device “on the fly”, like many other mainboards. You have to access the BIOS Setup, change the device order save the settings and reboot.”

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 @ Think COmputers

“Gigabyte was one of the first two computer hardware companies that I was aware of, along with Kingston memory. More than a decade before I decided to build my own rig, I had seen Gigabyte’s name associated with motherboards. They have been around since 1986, the dawn of the era of the PC.”

ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP

ASUS P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP @ TechGage

“X48 is new, but there are many boards already begging for your dollars. We are taking a look at the most robust of them all, the P5E3 Premium, which includes built-in WiFi, a great board design and fantastic overclocking abilities. It would almost be a perfect board if it weren’t for the $375 price tag.”