ECS X48T-A Black Edition

ECS X48T-A Black Edition @

“For those wanting an inexpensive X48 based motherboard this is a good choice, as the features are the same across the board and ECS uses high quality components like Solid Capacitors in their design and the board is $20 less expensive on Newegg at the moment than the next least expensive motherboard. From a performance point of view the ECS board behaves exactly like the other X48 based motherboards, which is a good thing.”

Sapphire Pure PC-AM2RX780

Sapphire Pure PC-AM2RX780 @ OC Club

“For the purpose of this review I testing overclocking on both options and ended up with the same result both ways. In the end the Sapphire board did not like any changes at all in the bus speed, not even 201Mhz, but this board was the most liberal I have had with the multiplier, allowing me to raise it up to 16x for a whopping 3.20GHz on the Phenom x4 9850 Black Box.”

Foxconn BlackOps

Foxconn BlackOps @ X-Bit Labs

“In January 2008 at the CES show Foxconn demonstrated for the first time a new Quantum Force mainboard on Intel X48 Express also known as Foxconn BlackOps. Today we are going to take a closer look at this unique product in our new review!”

ASRock AOD790GX/128M

ASRock AOD790GX/128M @ Think Computers

“This chipset was so successful that AMD decided to design a new chipset based on it, giving it a higher clock speed, sideport memory, and upgrade to ATI 3300 integrated graphics. Along with the new NB, AMD has also built a new Southbridge, known as the SB750, which not only adds RAID5, but has added a new feature called Advanced Clock Calibration (ACC), that AMD claims will allow much higher overclocking of the Phenom CPU. Will ASRock’s version of the 790GX, in the AOD790GX/128M, be a winner? Read on to see!”


EVGA 790i SLI FTW @ OC Club

“Overclocking the EVGA 790i SLI FTW was very similar to the Striker II Extreme. Both boards reacted similarly when pushed with a quad core CPU and high speed DDR3 memory. Overclocking the memory takes a little patience but can be done. On this board I was able to push the test memory to 2100MHz but just could not find the stability I needed.”

Intel Atom/ECS 945GCT-D

Intel Atom/ECS 945GCT-D @ TBreak

“There are a fair number of applications that require a cost effective quick and easy computing solution that gets the job done with least power consumption. ECS brings us the 945GCT-D motherboard that comes with an Intel Atom 230 (1.6GHz) Diamondville CPU and delivers just that. With the integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics solution included, it’s almost half way ready to go.”

Biostar TPower I45

Biostar TPower I45 @ PCStats

“As chipsets go, the Intel P45 Express is largely identical to the P35 Express which preceded it, so if you’re familiar with that platform the P45 will be a comfortable fit from the first boot up. The main difference is PCI Express 2.0 compliance, and to that end Biostar have equipped the TPower I45 with a pair of PCI Express x16 slots.”

Intel D945GCLF2

Intel D945GCLF2 @ Neoseeker

“Last week, when going through the “what’s new” list of a local supplier, I found a gem: an inexpensive mini-ITX motherboard with a dual core Atom processor. This little marvel, the Intel D945GCLF2, does not even show up on the Intel web site – other than being noted as announced during IDF. Interested in what it was capable of, I bought one on the spot.”

Gigabyte EP45-DQ6

Gigabyte EP45-DQ6 @

“The Gigabyte EP45-DQ6 has all of the features you would want from a motherboard based upon the Intel P45 and more. The board is so feature-laden in fact that I would have to say it’s a bit over the top compared with most of its competition. Having Ten SATA ports, 8 USBs on the rear IO and four Gigabit LANs would make this the most feature-rich P45 I’ve ever seen.”


ECS P945GC @ Guru3D

“This little ECS mainboard comes with the new Intel Dual Core Atom 330 processor. It has integrated sound, 10/100 Ethernet and integrated graphics. Really all you need to do is insert a slice of DDR2 533 memory and connect a HD, and you are on the web … browsing at fairly normal speeds, listening to songs, or watching a DVD … heck it all works fine on that Intel Atom 330 for sure.”