DFI DK 790FXB-M3H5 vs MSI 790DX-GD70

DFI DK 790FXB-M3H5 vs MSI 790DX-GD70 @ MadShrimps

“Today, we have a look at two AMD AM3 motherboards, the first AMD DDR3 platform available for desktop users. Both DFI and MSI were kind enough to send us a sample of their most high-end product series, which will be tested both on performance and overclockability. We threw in a DDR2-based motherboard to find out whether or not the new memory support gives a true advantage.”

ASUS M4A79 Deluxe

ASUS M4A79 Deluxe @ Digit-Life

“We can only note that this motherboard is just as attractive to users as the previous model from ASUS with this chipset. Perhaps it’s a bit more interesting owing to its better integrated audio. In other respects, it has both pros and cons, too insignificant to affect your choice.”

Foxconn Quantum Force X58

Foxconn Quantum Force X58 @ TweakTown

“Foxconn is going to try with their latest addition to their high-end board sector (known as Quantum Force) for enthusiasts and overclockers with this one being called the Flaming Blade. Unfortunately there is no pricing available from Newegg yet, as this board is extremely new, so let’s hope its performance warrants the wait for it to arrive on the market.”

MSI 790FX-GD70

MSI 790FX-GD70 @ Hot Hardware

“One of the few boards with both DDR3 and full CrossFireX support is ASUS’ M4A79T Deluxe, which we briefly checked out in our initial look at the AMD AM3 Phenom II. Today, we’ll be examining the second DDR3 full CrossFireX capable AM3 board to hit our labs, the MSI 790FX-GD70, and we’ll be putting it up against the M4A79T, head-to-head to see how it stacks up.”

Foxconn G31MV-K

Foxconn G31MV-K @ Hardware Secrets

“Let’s take a look on G31MV-K, a low cost motherboard from Foxconn targeted to Intel socket 775 processors and based on Intel G31 chipset. Let’s see this motherboard features.”

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution @ TweakTown

“When X58 was first announced there were rumours about its graphics card support. Would it get SLI approval from NVIDIA and would it still support Crossfire? – Originally NVIDIA specified that X58 would need to use an nForce 200 PCIe bridge chip to run SLI, but a lot of pressure was put on NVIDIA from all of the motherboard companies and SLI support was granted to X58 through a native setup allowing two or three cards.”

Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H

Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H @ Digit-Life

“Manufacturers are fighting for the AMD motherboards market that is expected to grow with the expansion of Phenom II. On this occasion Gigabyte spared no copper and implemented a very interesting idea that added to the list of Ultra Durable options. These traditionally include power circuitry features and cooling.”

Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME

Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME @ ITReviewed

“Gigabyte’s GA-EX58-EXTREME is not for the fainthearted. This motherboard is designed for extreme users wanting to break speed records. With friendly overclocking features such as Precision OV (Hardware Overvoltage Control IC), Debug LED and onboard clear CMOS switches, along with comprehensive BIOS options for reaching higher limits with more detailed settings, including CPU frequency stepping, Over Voltage increments, memory multipliers and advanced memory timing controls, it’s no easier than ever to tweak your system.”

Gigabyte EX58-UD3R & EX58-UD4P

Gigabyte EX58-UD3R & EX58-UD4P @ Hot Hardware

“But, it all starts with the motherboard and most of the X58-based offerings out there are not cheap. Simply put, being the latest and greatest always commands a premium and it doesn’t help when there’s no real competition (on the chipset level at least) to help keep prices in check.”


ASUS M3A78-T @ FutureLooks

“With AMD’s latest move to DDR3 memory and the AM3 socket on the Phenom II, they’ve worked with some motherboard manufacturers to make that transition a little easier. They’ve managed to release motherboards that are both compatible with AM2+ and AM3 sockets, and support DDR2, and we are reviewing one of those boards today.”