MSI X58M @

“Big things often come in small packages and the MSI X58M motherboard is one of those things that really are an outstanding product. Its performance was near the top in virtually every benchmark. Feature-wise the board has support for SLI and CrossfireX on a micro-ATX form factor.”

Intel BOXD945GCLF2D Atom 330

Intel BOXD945GCLF2D Atom 330 @ Benchmark Reviews

“For years, the focus on computers has been on faster, better performing systems. Recently, however, with rising energy costs and more environmentally conscious consumers, computer manufacturers have turned to designing machines that use less energy, cost less, and still have many of the advantages of modern computer systems. In the realm of mobile and energy efficient computing, two real competitors have recently emerged.”


DFI LANPARTY DK X58-T3eH6 @ X-Bit Labs

“The term “dark horse” began as horse racing parlance. A dark horse is a race horse that is not known to gamblers and thus is difficult to place betting odds on. This way it has nothing to do with the horse’s color, unlike the hero of our today’s article. DFI LANPARTY DK X58-T3eH6 mainboard belongs to “LANPARTY DK” series, where “DK” stands for “dark” that is why the well-known saying came to mind.”


ECS P45T-A @ Think Computers

“Today I will be looking at Corsair’s flagship performance memory, the Dominator GT DDR3-2000 triple channel kit. This particular kit is a 6GB kit with 8-8-8-24 timings. Not only does the Dominator GT series support Intel’s XMP 1.2, Corsair has supplied them with a sharp looking beefed-up version of their DHX heatspreaders, and included a Corsair Airflow Fan for active memory cooling.”


MSI G41TM-E43 @

“From a features point of view the G41TM-E43 motherboard delivers for the HTPC user. Features like Blu-Ray audio playback through the onboard sound, an ok integrated graphics chip with the G41, HDMI and DVI-D support on the rear I/O, support for Core 2 Quad CPUs like the Q9400 can make a great HTPC.”

ASRock P45X3 Deluxe

ASRock P45X3 Deluxe @ Think Computers

“ASRock appears to have continued this trend. Today I will be looking at ASRock’s new P45 motherboard, the ASRock P45X3 Deluxe. There are some goodies found on this board that aren’t on ASRock’s other P45X3 motherboards. But even with the extras, this board has an incredibly low price. Read on to find out about the ASRock P45X3 Deluxe!”

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4 @ Hexus

“LGA1,156 chips differ from their LGA1,366 brethren by integrating the PCI-Express lanes directly from the CPU. That, then, removes the need for an IOH and QPI link to the processor but reduces the total number of lanes to 16. The chipset, P55 for example, connects to the CPU via DMI, just as the X58’s IOH does. In effect, the integration on LGA1156 (Lynnfield) is such that it integrates a complete northbridge to the execution cores. Say goodbye to the IOH.”

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 & Core i5 Platform Preview

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 & Core i5 Platform Preview @ Neoseeker

“Gigabyte, one of the world leaders in that domain, is preparing some amazing things for upcoming products. Plenty of great innovations will be at the rendezvous-vous when Lynnfield finally hits the market. At Computex, Neoseeker had the chance to examine an early sample of the Gigabyte P55-UD5, which should give us a good idea of what to expect from this manufacturer.”

Point of View Ion 330

Point of View Ion 330 @ Guru3D

“Roughly half a year ago this was the news of the day, and today… finally the first products start to hit the market. One of many ION based products comes from Point of View. Next to nettops, and netbooks based on ION, for the somewhat more hardware freaks like us… they also offer an ION motherboard.”

Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P

Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P @ Benchmark Reviews

“Last month, we took a look at AMD’s new mainstream processor: the Athlon II 250. We were impressed with both performance and cost. Today, Benchmark Reviews looks at an equally impressive motherboard: the Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P. Based on AMD’s 770 series chipset, the MA770T-UD3P is one of the first mainstream motherboards to offer full support for AM3 processors and DDR3 memory. Throw in Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable 3 manufacturing process and price tag of only $80, and it’s easy to see why this board is quickly becoming a budget-build favorite.”