XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI

XFX nForce 790i Ultra SLI @ TweakTown

“Today‚Äôs adventure takes us back once again to NVIDIA, which seems to be getting a lot of press lately. The introduction of the GTX200 Series GPU has brought NVIDIA new fame with impressive scores. And with the option of SLI, NVIDIA has another ace up its sleeve; the only chipsets to support it.”

ASUS P5Q-E

ASUS P5Q-E @ Think Computers

“Today I am looking at the Asus P5Q-E, one of Asus’ three budget-minded P45 motherboards, this one supporting CrossfireX, with two x 8 slots, and one x 4 slot (the primary PCI-E slot is x 16 when a single video card is used). It also sports heatpipe chipset cooling, and other features we’d expect only on Asus boards costing much more, all with an energy-saving theme. How will this board stand up to the requirements of enthusiasts?”

Gigabyte GA-M78SM-S2H

Gigabyte GA-M78SM-S2H @ OC Club

“I must say, I was quite amazed by the performance of the Gigabyte GA-M78SM-S2H motherboard. I mean, I know it is a mini board and not meant for hardcore applications and gaming, but it did very well for itself. In the majority of the tests, the Gigabyte 8200 board came close or the same as even the 780a full featured motherboards, but costs less than a third of some of them.”

ASUS M3N78 Pro

ASUS M3N78 Pro @ OC Club

“Overclocking this board took a lot of trial and error, but I finally managed to get it stable and good to go. The CPU core voltage maxes out at 1.30v on this board, so you are limited in how far you can push it. Also it did not like a multiplier greater than 14x, after that the computer would not even boot. I also had to put the HyperTransport multiplier to 10x to have the link remain stable.”

Gigabyte EP45-DQ6

Gigabyte EP45-DQ6 @ Think Computers

“Today I will be looking at Gigabyte’s latest mainstream LGA775 motherboard, the EP45-DQ6. Based on the P45 chipset, and utilizing DDR2 memory, this board boasts advanced energy-saving features, something we all have to think about nowadays. Will this motherboard really save energy? Will it have the overclocking features and capabilities that we enthusiasts require?”

MSI P45D3 Platinum

MSI P45D3 Platinum @ HardwareZone

“Well, some of you may remember that we did a preview of the “Eaglelake” motherboards from MSI. While we did not go in-depth, you may have a faint idea that DrMOS is a big part of all this. And you would be totally correct. But before you say “Doctor MOS”, you should know that it actually means Driver-MOSFETs and it refers to an integrated Driver-MOSFET package that combines three chips together: a driver IC, a high MOSFET and a low MOSFET.”

ASUS Maximus II Formula

ASUS Maximus II Formula @ Hot Hardware

“We’re writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of the Asus Maximus II Formula Intel P45 motherboard. The Maximus II Formula is a member of Asus’ high-end “Republic of Gamers”, or RoG, series of motherboard and as such it is loaded with integrated peripherals and has an elaborate cooling setup.”

ASUS P5Q-E

ASUS P5Q-E @ Hardware Logic

“The ASUS P5Q-E motherboard aims to do just that by featuring Intel’s new hotness, the P45 Express chipset that has everyone buzzing. Among its many highlights, the P5Q-E delivers native 1600 FSB CPU support, CrossFireX capable, eSATA, RoHS certified and recognizes up to 16GB of DDR2-1200 memory. Wow. Considering this all comes at an affordable price point, I couldn’t wait to get it in the lab and on the test bench.”

AMD Phenom 9950 X4

AMD Phenom 9950 X4 @ Techware Labs

“AMD recently released several low power processors to its Quad core family, while simultaneously pushing the ceiling up a bit on their high end line with the 9950. We take the new 9950 for a test drive and put it through its paces using several different software titles. We find out if the new flagship processor packs a bigger punch.”

EVGA 750i FTW

EVGA 750i FTW @ Hardware Logic

“This baby comes stacked with 2-way SLI, native 1333 FSB support, PCIe 2.0, LEDs, and onboard reset / power switches. It is geared towards the consumer who wants maximum performance without the bells and whistles that tends to drive up costs.”