ECS P45T-A @ OC Club

“On the flip side, I did go into this review with high hopes considering the other Black Series boards I have tested, but I was left with a sour taste when it came to the overclocking side of the review. This board just did not like any increase I threw at it. I only achieved a 34MHz boost, which is the lowest overclock I have ever gotten. I attribute this to the weak overclocking options in the BIOS, because even raising the vCore to 1.47v could not get me any higher.”

ASUS P6T-Deluxe X58

ASUS P6T-Deluxe X58 @ MadShrimps

“At the begin of this week, 18th and 19th of August to be precise, Asus held an Advanced OverClocking Contest and new Intel X58 presentation in Berlin, Germany. Madshrimps was also present and with this short article we’ll be presenting some new upcoming hardware from Asus.”

AMD 790GX Chipset Platform Launch

AMD 790GX Chipset Platform Launch @ Hot hardware

“The value conscious mentality that has permeated AMD’s recent graphics card and processor launches has also rung true in their motherboard chipset business as well. The 690G and 780G, for example, offered solid feature sets and excellent IGPs, at very affordable prices. And today, AMD continues their recent traditions with the introduction of the 790GX chipset, which improves upon the 780G is virtually every way.”

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R @ PC Per

“Just a short list of honorable mentions brings up DES (dynamic energy saver), with 6-gears for energy conservation. Also worth mentioning is the “Ultra Durable 2″ branding that makes use of quality components such as 100% Japanese made solid capacitors, Low RDS(on) MOSFETs, Ferrite Core Chokes, and a Hardware IC’s for tight voltage control. Lest we forget the multi-functional 2 port Gigabit LAN, and their new hardware based TPM security feature.”


Gigabyte GA-EP45T-EXTREME @ Benchmark Reviews

“There are two kinds of computer enthusiasts in this world: those with a personal connection to the system motherboard, and those who simply refer to the part as a computer mainboard. For overclockers, the relationship with a well-designed motherboard can mean love or hate, and no two parts are alike. The motherboard is, after all, the foundation of every computer, and the importance is central to stable system operation.”

Gigabyte EP45-DS4R

Gigabyte EP45-DS4R @

“Beyond a few small snags the Gigabyte EP45 has some very nice features and is widely available online. Gigabyte has released a full slate of P45 motherboards including the EP45-DQ6, the EP45-DS4, the EP45-DS5 and more. Across the board performance was ok, and as expected from a P45 chipset motherboard, with performance equal mostly within the separate run parameters of other motherboards in this caliber.”

ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n

ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n @ X-Bit labs

“However, Intel P45 still has a few features that will definitely be of interest to computer enthusiasts. Namely, P45 is the last chipset for LGA775 platform; Intel will not introduce anything new for the Core 2 processor family. Now they put all their engineering efforts into the upcoming Nehalem platform. However, since they will only come to the mainstream market in mid 2009 at the earliest, P45 will have a pretty long life span. In this respect, it would be correct to say hat Intel P45 accumulated all the best Intel has ever put into its chipsets for CPUs with Core micro-architecture.”


ASUS M3A78-T @ TechwareLabs

“Looking for high end performance on a low end budget? We take a look at the new 790GX chipset from AMD which promises features that allow your system to grow with you if you find yourself in need of more agressive performance over time. Is the 790GX worth considering for your next rig? Find out what Matt had to say about this board from Asus.”

XFX nForce 750a SLI

XFX nForce 750a SLI @

“This motherboard is available online for $150, making it targeted for the mid-range market and not the enthusiast motherboard market another board in the $200-300 range would be in. The board has support for SLI after setting jumpers and enabling it in the BIOS with two NVIDIA video cards of the same type.”

ASUS Rampage Extreme

ASUS Rampage Extreme @ HardwareOC

“Hardwareoverclock Austria has posted another mainboard review. Last week they has take a look at the Asus Rampage Extreme DDR-3 mainboard with Intel’s X48 chipset. This board was specially designed for overclockers. This is also the most important theme in this article, overclocking.”