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 @ 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 @ 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.”


ASUS Striker II NSE @ X-Bit Labs

“Nvidia announced new core logic set for LGA 775 processors supporting DDR3 SDRAM and SLI technology. E are going to take a closer look at the ASUS mainboard based on it in order to determine how good the chipset turned out to be or if we should stick to Intel chipsets for Intel platforms.”

XFX nForce 750a SLI

XFX nForce 750a SLI @ Bjorn3D

“NVIDIA has just released two new chipsets, nForce 750a and GeForce 8300, which also features HybridSLI. Starting with this review, we will have more AMD motherboard reviews coming that features either one of the two chipsets. To start things off, we will be looking at the XFX nForce 750a motherboard.”

Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5

Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 @ Neoseeker

“Basically, the Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 is a good board for both business and gaming use – the benchmark results clearly showed that. Selling at approximately $200, it is a good value, and lets you overclock power hungry Phenoms without a great risk of frying VRM’s.”


Gigabyte GA-EP45T-EXTREME @ HardwareZone

“Aptly christened with an ‘EXTREME’ moniker, the Gigabyte GA-EP45T-EXTREME is based on the new Intel P45 chipset and matched with the similarly fresh ICH10R Southbridge. Those who know their Gigabyte boards would tell from the ‘T’ in the name that this a DDR3 board. Gigabyte also has a DDR2 version that is identical except for the memory support.”