XFX GeForce 8200 Mobo

XFX GeForce 8200 Mobo @ Motherboards.org

“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.”


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.”