MSI 790FX GD70

MSI 790FX GD70 @ Au-Ja!

“The next stop for our AM3 CPUs is the MSI 790FX GD70. This mainboard combines DDR3 with AMD’s 790FX chipset. You have an onboard dial to increase or decrease the clock rate, one of the USB ports can be used to connect eSATA devices as well and there is one big cooler mounted on top of the northbridge and MOSFETs.”

MSI 790GX-G65

MSI 790GX-G65 @

“AMD’s launch of the AM3 platform is an interesting one from many angles. For the new computer owner the move to DDR3 memory is pretty clear as fewer and fewer motherboards with DDR2 memory support are hitting the market today compared to a year or two ago. DDR3 memory on the AMD platform requires AM3 CPUs.”

Gigabyte EP45-UD3L

Gigabyte EP45-UD3L @ Hardware Secrets

“Let’s have a look on EP45-UD3L, Gigabyte’s Socket 775 motherboard for Intel processors, aimed mainly for Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors. Like EP45C-DS3R, this motherboard is based on Intel P45 chipset, which replaced P35. Both chipsets are for the mainstream market.”

MSI 790GX-G65

MSI 790GX-G65 @ Bjorn3D

“One thing to notice is how cheap it is to upgrade to DDR3 for AMD and when you do this many new options will become avalible for the future. The overclocking ability will also be tested and since we are using DDR3 we hope to see some improvements over DDR2 standards.”


EVGA X58 SLI @ TechGage

“EVGA’s X58 SLI isn’t a new offering, but it’s still quite relevant. So, we’re taking a fresh look at the board to see where it stands in today’s competition. While its overclocking-ability may not be overly impressive, EVGA makes it apparent that they don’t cut corners and deliver a board that’s attractive to both gamers and new system builders alike.”

Gigabyte EX58-UD4P

Gigabyte EX58-UD4P @ TechGage

“At CES earlier this year, Gigabyte showed off two new motherboards that promised both a great value and of course, good overclocking abilities. The EX58-UD4P was one of those, and we’ve now been able to put it to the test. We’re happy to report that as we had hoped, the board delivers on all fronts, and coupled with a reasonable price, it looks to be well-worth a look.”

MSI 790GX-G65

MSI 790GX-G65 @ OC Club

“Well, when it comes down to the wire, apples to apples, the DDR3 memory support does give the AM3 processors a bit of a lead. In just about every test there was an increase when using a 790GX based board with DDR3 memory support over DDR2 memory support. If you are in the market for a new system, then I highly suggest going the AM3 route.”


ASUS Rampage II GENE @ Bjorn3D

“Once I recieved this motherboard, I quickly opened up the package for a quick visual scan of the motherboard to make sure nothing was damaged. I realized that this motherboard again was, in fact, a micro ATX design. Don’t get me wrong.”

ASRock A780GMH/128M

ASRock A780GMH/128M @

“This board supports the latest AM3 CPUs without BIOS modification, which is a good thing. The board is available online for $69.99, making it a good value based choice for the AMD platform. Performance is within parameters of using the same video card, CPU, memory, HDDs with only the chipset being different. Integrated graphics performance is 20% less than the HD 3300 integrated graphics but that is a higher priced motherboard.”

MSI X58 Platinum

MSI X58 Platinum @ PC Per

“This motherboard also has some interesting energy efficiency solutions that might appeal to those who want to lower their energy costs at home or at the office. MSI’s DRMOS works to give users the highest performance with trying to balance out the PC’s overall power requirements. It’s definitely a balancing act, but I’m glad motherboard vendors are addressing this issue head on and development ways to improve power management.”