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.”

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.”

Intel DX58SO

Intel DX58SO @ Hardware Secrets

“Intel DX58SO (codename “Smackover”) is one of the first socket 1366 motherboards for the forthcoming Core i7 processor that Intel will be launching, based on Intel X58 chipset with ICH10R south bridge chip. Let’s take a look on this motherboard and what you should expect from it.”

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe @

“The combination of the 790FX chipset and SB750 has some benefits including ACC meaning that the 790FX chipset now is on par with the 790GX in terms of overclocking features. ASUS has hit a home run with the ASUS M3A79-T board with excellent features, excellent performance and excellent overclocking.”

ASUS P6T Deluxe

ASUS P6T Deluxe @ Guru3D

“Next to that, it’s just an amazing piece of machinery to look at. Nice black PCB, extravagant connectivity, SLI/ Crossfire compatible, passively cooled. And if you opt the P6T Deluxe OC Palm version, you’ll even receive an external little LCD screen showing off the latest system info, widgets and overclocking tools at hand. Very cool.”

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.”