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.”

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.”

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.”

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe @ Neoseeker

“While it is true that a quad core Penryn on a nice X48 board will significantly out perform it, a Phenom on a good 780 or 790 board is still a viable choice as high end games tend to be GPU bound – and the money you save on the CPU and motherboard is probably better spent on getting a better GPU.”


ECS X58B-A @ Guru3D

“It’s feature rich has a few hidden Easter eggs and get this .. it’s less than 249 USD. Now this motherboard is a Black Edition. Meaning black PCB, a solid color schema connector wise, extra hidden features like micro switches for power/reset and even CMOS CLEAR, optical audio TOSLINK outputs, copper heatpipe passive cooling, dual GigE Ethernet and heck it’s even SLI certified for two way SLI.”

ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58

ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58 @ PC Per

“Serious overclockers know that monitoring voltages via the BIOS and any on-board monitoring logic doesn’t give them as much control as using a reliable multimeter so ASUS has put all the necessary leads doing this in on easy to access location.”