ASRock P43 & P45 Mobos

ASRock P43 & P45 Mobos @ TweakTown

“At the 2008 Computex event, Intel officially took the curtains off its 4 series PCI Express chipset range which is set to replace the original 3 series of chipsets. Intel’s 4 series not only brings Crossfire support to the mainstream, thanks to its ability to run two PCI Express x8 slots for GPUs, but it also adds PCI Express 2.0 to all of its 4 series of chipsets. That’s right, even the low-end of the 4 series gets a new PCI Express controller hub.”

Four-Way Gigabyte P45 RoundUp

Four-Way Gigabyte P45 RoundUp @ Hot hardware

“On the low-end, we have Gigabyte’s EP45-DS3L for DDR2 based systems along with the EP45T-DS3R for DDR3 based systems. On the high-end, we have the much more exciting EP45-DQ6 platform for DDR2 based systems, and for the high-end DDR3 landscape, we have the crème de le crème of Gigabyte’s P45 lineup, the EP45T-Extreme. Come on by the site and check them out…”

XFX GeForce 8200 Mobo

XFX GeForce 8200 Mobo @

“The integrated graphics market is an interesting one to say the least. With the release of the HD3200 graphics on AMD’s 780G platform and the release of the 8300/8200 from NVIDIA there are two good choices to integrated graphics on the AMD side of the platform while on the Intel side of the market there’s only one, as Intel’s integrated graphics just doesn’t cut the mustard.”

ASUS P5Q Deluxe

ASUS P5Q Deluxe @ MikhailTech

“ASUS has been around for several years now, making some of the most breathtaking gaming motherboard available on the market. ASUS is known for their excellent quality build and performance in their motherboards from the past years, but is this still the case? Intel released their X38 motherboard about a year ago, and it still seems to be one of the high leading motherboards on the market, along with the new P45 and the X48 motherboards.”

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 @ PC Per

“However, this board does not leave the hardcore enthusiast with a sour taste either. It has a plethora of tweaking options in the BIOS second to none. Its one of most advanced BIOS’s I have encountered in some time, in regards to the voltage and timing adjustments available to the end user.”

Gigabyte EP-45 Extreme

Gigabyte EP-45 Extreme @ OC Club

“Overall, I would have to say that the limited edition Gigabyte EP-45 Extreme is the best motherboard that I’ve ever used for overclocking. The BIOS was simple to navigate, and Gigabyte’s Dual BIOS technology really gives the user some peace of mind knowing that if they screw one BIOS up, another BIOS is right there for them to use.”

Supermicro X7DWA-N

Supermicro X7DWA-N @ PCReview

“This EATX board is built using the newest 5400 Seaburg chipset with 1600FSB support built in. The layout is a typical EATX 12×13” design and like previous versions uses 24, 8 and 4 pin connections to the motherboard. With this new series, a 4 pin Molex connector is added to the board for users with higher power needs.”


ECS P45T-A @ PCStats

“Built with the Intel P45 Express and Intel ICH10R chipsets, the ECS P45T-A motherboard supports all Socket 775 Intel processors running with a Front Side Bus of 800/1066/1333 MHz. That includes the new generation of 45nm ‘Yorkfield’ and ‘Wolfdale’ Core 2 Duo processors. Gamers who plan on running a pair of CrossfireX enabled videocards in tandem (say, a pair of Radeon HD4850’s for example), will find two PCI Express 2.0 compliant PCIe x16 slots at their disposal.”

ASUS Striker II Extreme

ASUS Striker II Extreme @ TechWare Labs

“Jason Dumbaugh tests the Striker II Extreme motherboard from Asus to bring you the real scoop on just how EXTREME this motherboard really is. Does it pass our tests? What kind of performance can you expect from the Striker II Extreme? Read our Review to find out.”


ECS GF8200A @ OC Club

“On this ECS board, I did not get very far with my attempts at overclocking. I attribute this to the board only having a 4-pin CPU power connector and a four phase voltage regulator setup. I could not get enough clean power through the board to sustain a stable overclock. I did get the ECS GF8200A up to 2.94GHz by bumping the CPU frequency up to 210MHz from the stock 200MHz, and upping the CPU multiplier to 14x.”