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.”

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.”