ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe

ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe @ PC Per

“The drawbacks to the Hybrid Power though outweigh the positives in this current implementation. First, only the 9800 GTX and the 9800 GX2 graphics cards are supported with the 780a SLI chipset – that leaves a whole host of NVIDIA users with 9600 GTs, 8800 GTS and GT cards that probably think they have the right to Hybrid Power technology since their cores are based on the same that rests under the hoods of the 9800 GTX and GX2.”

AMD Phenom X3

AMD Phenom X3 @ MadShrimps

“The AMD Phenom X2 was announced quite some time ago but still hasn’t seen the light of day; instead we were greeted by the X3 Phenom, a new breed of processor, first in the market to offer a Triplecore solution. This CPU is priced lower than AMD’s own X4 and Intel Core 2 Duo series.”

abit IX38 QuadGT

abit IX38 QuadGT @ 3DGameMan

“The Abit Abit IX38 QuadGT Socket 775 Motherboard is based on the Intel X38 Express / ICH9R Chipset and supports the latest 45nm Intel Dual and Quad Core processors. It accepts up to 8GBs of Dual channel DDR2 1066/800/667/533 Un-buffered Non-ECC memory. Has six SATA 3Gigabit/s connectors capable of RAID 0, 1, 5 & 10The board comes with 6 fan headers.”

Gigabyte GA-DS3R+DQ6

Gigabyte ReviewsGigabyte GA-DS3R+DQ6 @ TweakTown

“Intel has thrown a new chipset into the fray to replace one of its aging components. P45 is set to be the new mainstream chipset from Intel to replace its aging P35 chipset by bringing some new features and support to the table. Today we test the Intel P45 Express based GIGABYTE EP45-DQ6 and EP45-DS3R.”

ASUS Striker II Extreme

ASUS Striker II Extreme @ Hardware Logic

“Hitting the enthusiast scene decked out from head-to-toe, this motherboard brings next-gen right to your doorstep with the new 790i nForce chipset, 1600MHz front side bus support, Tri SLI compatibility, PCIe 2.0, DDR3-2000 support and an integrated water cooling system. Holy cow! Hold on to your seat as HardwareLogic puts this monster on our test bench and unleashes the full assault of our benchmarking suite.”

ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP

ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @

“ASUS has done it again with their P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP@n motherboard. The board features everything you could possibly want from a new motherboard today including DDR3 support, external SATA support, Crossfire support, and saves energy while delivering the features and performance you want from a new motherboard. The P5E3 Premium WiFi-AP@n board has a high price online but you get what you pay for when paying that price.”

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.”