ASUS Rampage II Extreme

ASUS Rampage II Extreme @ TweakTown

“Rampage II Extreme is the latest in the ROG series, something that ASUS really puts a lot of pride into. And with all that effort and R&D comes a price tag to match. However, if you’re one who can afford a Core i7 along with dual GPUs then you’re not going to care or skimp on the board.”

ASUS P6T Deluxe OC

ASUS P6T Deluxe OC @ Techgage

“Need a solid motherboard offering for that brand-new Core i7 processor? ASUS’ first “mainstream” X58 board proves to be a true winner, offering a feature-packed and well-thought-out design, support for both CrossFireX and SLI, plentiful accessories and overclocking potential to keep enough the most hardcore enthusiast pleased.”

Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H

Gigabyte MA78GM-S2H @ Hardware Secrets

“We took a quick look on MA78GM-S2H a socket AM2+ motherboard from Gigabyte targeted to AMD CPUs targeted to HTPC (Home Theater PC) or “media center” computers. This motherboard is based on AMD 780G chipset with ATI SB700 south bridge chip. Because of the available features this board isn’t targeted to the low-end market but to PCs that require a lot of multimedia features, which is an expanding market right now.”

ASUS Rampage II Extreme

ASUS Rampage II Extreme @ TBreak

“With the Intel X48 based Rampage Extreme leaving it mark as an outstanding board, it was sure we hadn’t seen the end of the Rampage. With the advent of the Intel Core i7 CPU and Intel’s X58 chipset, Asus brings to us the Rampage II Extreme, a motherboard for gamers and enthusiasts alike. Will this one live up with extreme features like its older brother?”

MSI K9A2 Platinum

MSI K9A2 Platinum @ PCStats

“Retailing for about $170 CDN ($170 USD, £90 GBP), the MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard features four PCI Express x16 slots for multiple videocards, some nice overclocker friendly BIOS options and the regular host of integrated goodies. The MSI K9A2 Platinum is built on AMDs venerable 790FX and SB600 chipsets, which incorporate Hypertransport 3.0 and bus speeds of up to 2600MHz. The board accomodates all socket AM2/AM2+ AMD Athlon64/Sempron/Phenom CPUs and inexpensive DDR2 RAM.”

ASUS P6T Deluxe

ASUS P6T Deluxe @ Bjorn3D

“We were lucky enough to get an Asus P6T Deluxe early and put it through extensive testing. We’ve run this board for several weeks on a daily basis, had so many GPU’s and combinations of GPU’s on the board that it makes our heads spin thinking about it.”

Intel X58 Extreme DX58SO

Intel X58 Extreme DX58SO @ Guru3D

“Intel DX58SO motherboard test. This review is going to cover the basics of Intel’s X58 mainboard chipset. The key features of course bringing support to QPI, triple-channel memory and Socket 1366 thus Core i7 processors. the mainboard used is Intel’s reference Extreme DX58SO motherboard.”

ASUS P6T Deluxe

ASUS P6T Deluxe @ PC Per

“And how can we forget that this is the FIRST STANDARD MOTHERBOARD TO OFFICIALLY SUPPORT BOTH CROSSFIRE AND SLI to hit our test bench? We have seen a couple of complete system builds used “special” drivers to offer the same experience and yes the Skulltrail platform from Intel last year also had SLI/CrossFire support but was weighed down by extreme component pricing.”

MSI X48 Platinum

MSI X48 Platinum @ PCStats

“The raw specs for MSI’s X48 Platinum motherboard are equally impressive. The board is based on the Intel X48 Express and ICH9-R variant Southbridge, and supports DDR3-800/1066/1333 and 1600 (XMP) memory formats. It has four DDR3 memory slots which may accommodate up to 8GB of RAM in a dual channel configuration. The real beauty of MSI’s X48 Platinum is broad accommodation of videocards.”

abit AN78GS

abit AN78GS @ OC Club

“I was impressed by the Abit AN78GS performance. In almost every game test, it had the advantage over the comparison boards. It was always a few frames per second over the top of the pile, except in Call of Duty 4, where it fell short at higher resolutions. Furthermore, the GeForce 8200 integrated graphics processor can allow great energy savings if the Hybrid power technology is turned on.”