MSI X58 Pro-E

MSI X58 Pro-E @ HardwareZone

“With one of the best prices that we have ever seen for a Core i7 motherboard, MSI’s X58 Pro-E seems to have it all. Features, price and the quality from a reputable top tier motherboard vendor. Does it really have the performance to match? Find out in our rundown.”

Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2C

Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2C @ Hardware Secrets

“Gigabyte G31M-ES2C is a value motherboard for Intel socket 775 processors based on Intel G31 chipset, which is today the simplest chipset from Intel, supporting 45 nm CPUs, 1,333 MHz front side bus and 800 MHz memory modules in dual channel configuration. This motherboard, however, supports front side bus up to 1,600 MHz thru overclocking.”


ZOTAC IONITX-A-U @ Benchmark Reviews

“We all want more for less. That’s why enthusiasts overclock, and that’s why we build HTPCs. The PlayStation 3 game console has sold millions of units because of its ability to delivery realistic video game performance, but Sony has sold more units because of the PS3’s Blu-ray Disc player capability than any other factor. Bringing personal computer technology into the home theater environment has just come one step closer, thanks to the NVIDIA ION platform.”


ECS X58B-A @ OC Club

“The ECS X58B-A delivers a little of the good, the bad and not so much on the ugly. The board is a full featured board that at stock speeds delivers performance on par with some hardware that costs as much as $180 more than the X58B-A. The onboard debug LED is useful for diagnosing no boot conditions and just in case you go too far the CMOS reset button is within easy reach on the I/O panel.”



“The P6T7 is designed for the workstation crowd and stability, manageability, support for SAS drives are as important as performance. The board was completely stable throughout testing and the ability to run four dual-GPU cards together will bring the ultimate in performance in games anyway. ASUS has an Editor’s Choice product here for sure; especially in light of all of the extra features this board offers for the workstation crowd, great stability and great performance making this board a great choice for your new computer. Rock On ASUS!”

ASUS M4N82 Deluxe

ASUS M4N82 Deluxe @ Neoseeker

“I am highly pleased with that ASUS motherboard sporting the disguised 780a chipset, despite a few downsides. I think it is stupid to use SATA ports which allow only the supplied cables to be used. Also, it is a bit deceiving that the small fan bundled with the motherboard won’t fit along a large processor heatsink.”

Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P

Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P @ X-Bit Labs

“It becomes quite real to put together an inexpensive system on AMD Phenom II or Athlon II processors equipped with DDR3 SDRAM. This type of memory has already become affordable enough, and Gigabyte managed to come up with a Socket AM3 mainboard for DDR3 at a very modest price point. Read more in our review!”


MSI X58M @ ITReviewed

“MSI should be applauded for bringing Intel’s X58 chipset to the masses at a sub-£150 price point. Sure there are full-size motherboards that offer better performance and overclocking features, but for mainstream users building a MicroATX-based machine the X58M is fantastic value. The motherboard offers an almost perfect balance of features and performance, and would make a great choice for a high performance small form factor multimedia (HTPC) or gaming system.”

ASUS M4A79 Deluxe

ASUS M4A79 Deluxe @

“ASUS has done their usual solid job with a new motherboard release. As the chipsets used on this motherboard are not new, the performance across different boards using these two chipsets should be pretty close and they are. A lot of AM2+ motherboards support the AM3 CPUs with a BIOS Flash allowing for easy upgrade options for older motherboard chipsets.”

Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT UD5P

Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT UD5P @

“From a platform point of view the Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard fits the bill as a motherboard that supports AMD’s latest CPUs on the AM3 platform including the 810 we used for this review. Features-wise this board has all of the features that an enthusiast will want from a new AM3 motherboard except for one. For those expecting to run three or four ATI cards in CrossfireX mode will be disappointed as this board only has two PCI Express x16 slots but that is not the target audience of this board.”