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.”

EVGA x58 SLI Classified

Motherboard ReviewsEVGA x58 SLI Classified @ Guru3D

“Armed at the really enthusiast end-users that wanted to create something so special and exclusive that it would bring shock and awe in the retail channel. You better bring along some dough though!”


ASUS M4A78T-E @ Au-Ja!

“AMD’s Phenom II is far better than the first edition: Cool’n’Quiet can be used without any major performance drops and the overall performance has improved. And if you grab one of the AM3 models, you can use fast DDR3-1333 or even DDR3-1600 memory. We grabbed the ASUS M4A78T-E which is based on AMD’s 790GX chipset and had a look if we could get additional performance out of DDR3 memory.”

Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME

Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME @ FutureLooks

“The EPIC battle to be the best continues on the Intel side of the field. Today, we have the GIGABYTE EX58-Extreme Ultra Durable 3 Motherboard built with their latest Ultra Durable 3 design. Based on the experience I had with it’s cousin, the EX58-UD3R, I have high hopes for this product as well.”


ASUS M4N72-E @

“The ASUS M4N72-E motherboard has its strong and weak points. The strong points include SLI support, support for AM3 CPUs out of the box as it’s a new design and a solid bundle. Performance was lower than other chipsets but that is due to the fact that the nForce 750a is not the top of the line NVIDIA chipset for the AMD market, the 780a is the chipset for that catago

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.”