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.”

ASRock K10N780SLIX3-WiFi

ASRock K10N780SLIX3-WiFi @ Think Computers

“ASRock has placed the nForce 780a SLI on their flagship AM2+ board, the K10N780SLIX3-Wifi, only one of a small handful of nForce 780a SLI boards on the market. Actually, this one is not yet for sale in the states. A quick glance at this board will tell you it isn’t the typical ASRock motherboard with some features you might expect from Asus, Gigabyte, or the like.”

MSI P45 Platinum v. ASUS Maximus II Formula

MSI P45 Platinum v. ASUS Maximus II Formula @ MadShrimps

“In this article we’ll focus on what the MSI P45 Platinum and Asus Maximus II Formula can bring us in terms of performance, overclocking and the performance gained from overclocking. We’ll be giving you basic pointers for obtaining better results and will spend a little time on the energy-saving technology used on these boards.”

ECS P45T-A Black Edition

ECS P45T-A Black Edition @ TBreak

“ECS’ Black Edition motherboards give a reasonably high end motherboard factor with a price that is extremely affordable. Its certainly a step-up from their usual low-priced motherboards and today we look at their recently launched Intel P45 chipset solution modeled as the P45T-A Black Edition.”

ECS GF8200A Black Series

ECS GF8200A Black Series @ Big Bruin

“The BIOS might not offer the most exhaustive set of tweaking options, but you do get more than you might expect. Couple the overclocking potential with onboard reset and power buttons, as well as other desirable features for desktop and HTPC usage, and the GF8200A definitely has an appeal that can cover a wide array of users.”