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.”

ASUS M4A79 Deluxe

ASUS M4A79 Deluxe @ Neoseeker

“Overall, The ASUS M4A79 Deluxe is a great board. It offers a good performance and in many occasions it was able to beat the MSI 790FX-GD70 which sports the same chipset but uses DDR3 memory instead of DDR2.”

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H @

“In terms of features, the Gigabyte GA-MA790GP UD4H motherboard has it all. It fully supports the new Phenom II CPUs on the market on the AM2+ Socket including the Phenom II X4 940 and Phenom II X3 710 CPUs we have in-house. The need for two AMD platforms is necessitated by the fact that the AM2+ CPUs do not work on AM3 motherboards meaning that to show the best performance; we need to use the fastest AM2+ CPU, the 940.”

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P @ OC Club

“Overall, it was a joy working with the EX58-UD4P. Overclocking was simple, but it also has the capacity to get complex for hardcore users. This board is third behind the top of the line EX8-EXTREME, which is aimed for the top of the line market, but this board still puts up great numbers.”

ASUS ROG Rampage II Gene

ASUS ROG Rampage II Gene @ TweakTown

“The Republic of Gamers or ROG based ASUS boards are what ASUS calls their cream of the crop boards; a lot of time and effort goes into them and so far all the boards we have tested under the ROG name have been impressive. However, none have been this small before; we are talking real small, MicroATX.”

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.”