Foxconn A79A-S

Foxconn A79A-S @ IXBT Labs

“We like three main properties of this motherboard, which actually shape the attitude of hardcore users to the price tag: functionality, support for top CrossFire configurations, and a sufficient set of BIOS settings for overclocking.”

Biostar TF8200 A2+

Biostar TF8200 A2+ @ PCStats

“For around $100, the Biostar TF8200 A2+ motherboard offers up the nVidia Geforce 8200 chipset on a platter along with support for AMD processors, HDMI output with hardware HD content decoding. The platform supports HDMI 1.3a output, which in human terms means an audio signal is transmitted along with the video over the HDMI cable.”

ASRock A770CrossFire

ASRock A770CrossFire @ IXBT Labs

“ASRock approached with maximum creativity and decided to squeeze everything possible not only from the Southbridge, but also from the Northbridge: they installed the 2nd graphics port and added nominal CrossFire support (8x + 8x), although only 790X and higher-end chipsets officially possess this feature.”

ASUS P6T Deluxe

ASUS P6T Deluxe @ Motherboards.org

“ASUS’s P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition is the perfect example of what a new motherboard chipset should be when released. Every conceivable feature including SLI, CrossfireX, 24GB DDR3-1600MHz support, and the general build quality that exists on ASUS’s boards generally means that the P6T Deluxe is one of the motherboards to beat in the current crop of X58 motherboards.”

Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME

Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME @ Benchmarks Reviews

“The GA-EX58-EXTREME is the latest high performance X58-Express Series motherboard from GIGABYTE, designed from the ground up to unleash the awesome power of Intel’s new Core i7 processors. Equipped with a host of new features including the new QPI interface, 3-channel DDR3 support, 3-Way SLI and CrossFireX support, Ultra Durable 3 technology and the industry’s most extensive range of overclocking features, the EX58-EXTREME is bringing excitement back into the high performance motherboard industry.”

ASUS P5N7A-VM

ASUS P5N7A-VM @ TBreak

“As Intel marches on with its Core i7 and X58 chipset, the component market and Asus hasn’t abandoned the LGA775 ship just yet. Powered by an NVIDIA 730i chipset along with the NVIDIA’s 9300 IGP it makes the Asus P5N7A-VM the most powerful DirectX 10 integrated solution available in the market to date.”

Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme

Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme @ Bjorn3D

“When I heard that I was going to be getting the Gigabyte EP45T-Extreme I was extremely excited. It’s been quite a long time now since I’ve gotten my hands on a motherboard designed specifically for overclocking. The last one was from DFI, back when their LanParty boards were king.”

ASUS P5Q Deluxe

ASUS P5Q Deluxe @ IXBT Labs

“ASUS P5Q Deluxe motherboard is a good example of a top model, which does not irritate common users with its exotic features for ‘hardcore gamers’ and the like. Four LAN ports are twice as cool as two ports, of course, and six PCIEx16 slots are approximately three times as ‘powerful’ as two standard slots. But this motherboard works out its high price not resorting to quantitative measures.”

DFI LANParty JR P45-T2RS

DFI LANParty JR P45-T2RS @ HardwareZone

“That just leaves a very, very niche scenario where one would need a mATX board without an option for integrated graphics – LAN gaming machines, or to be more specific, portable LAN PCs. For those LAN party enthusiasts who lug their own systems to such game gatherings, DFI has just the right solution with a mATX motherboard built around Intel’s mainstream P45 chipset, the new LANParty JR P45-T2RS.”

EVGA X58 3X SLI

EVGA X58 3X SLI @ Hot Hardware

“Of course, all of these changes mean lots of new product releases from Intel’s “ecosystem partners”, as they like to call them. Since our launch article took flight in November, a steady stream of Intel X58 chipset-based motherboards have been filing into our labs here at HotHardware and we’re queueing them up for testing and evaluation.”