LGA1156 Platform and DDR3 Memory

LGA1156 Plaform and DDR3 Memory @ iXBT Labs

“It apparently makes no sense to chase after higher-frequency memory for a processor running in the nominal mode: even upgrading from DDR3 1066 to DDR3-1333 yields almost nothing. DDR3 1600 will be even less beneficial. So what’s the target audience of DDR3 1600, 1866, etc? Why do motherboard manufacturers report so proudly about such support? They apparently focus on overclockers. By the way, maximum you can get from memory without raising the base frequency is 1600.”

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R @ PCStats

“The GA-P55-UD3R is the most affordable of the ATX motherboards that Gigabyte will be launching, cutting down on some the frills that you might find on its bigger brothers in favor of a better bottom line. We like affordable PC hardware just as much as you! Fortunately a slightly smaller feature set doesn’t affect its overall performance or compatibility. Gigabyte’s GA-P55-UD3R motherboard supports all of Intel’s socket 1156 Core i5 700-series and Core i7 800-series processors.”

eVGA P55 Classified 200

eVGA P55 Classified 200 @ Guru3D

“Today we look at a P55 motherboard in the extremely high-end range .. it’s the all new eVGA P55 Classified 200. A board designed for the extreme overclockers a board for the uber enthusiast PC aficionado’s. The motherboard we’ll look into today is the absolute finest offering from eVGA … in all its ways a black and red colored motherboard with a very nice feature set and then some more in the form overclocking options, a tweakers wet dream really.”

ECS P55H-A Motherboard

ECS P55H-A Motherboard @ TBreak

“The ECS P55H-A motherboard offers a good range of features, the package is good enough to build up a system with it despite being simplistic, the onboard debug LED is an excellent addition to this motherboard and helps the user quickly troubleshoot any problems that may arise.”

Intel DP55KG P55 Lynnfield Motherboard

Intel DP55KG P55 Lynnfield Motherboard @ PC Perspective

“Intel helped out their LGA 1156 product line a bit more through adding a few more power saving features to help increase the longevity of the CPU as well as ensure it performs at optimum levels under load conditions. The DP55KG posted the lowest power numbers, which really is a testament to Intel’s commitment to ensuring their cores run efficiently and effectively when they are needed most – during critical, CPU intensive applications or other multi-tasking operations.”

MSI 785GM-E51

MSI 785GM-E51 @ HardwareZone

“With its updated integrated graphics core, AMD’s 785G chipset has been embraced wholeheartedly by vendors looking to capitalize on its mainstream appeal. MSI for instance has four variants available and today, we’ll be looking at an AM3 version, the MSI 785GM-E51.”

Preview of the Gigabyte EX-58 EXTREME2

Preview of the Gigabyte EX-58 EXTREME2 @ TweakTown

“Late last week we gave you an exclusive look at GIGABYTE’s upcoming P55A motherboards. We promised this week we would also give you a look at the upcoming GIGABYTE EX-58 EXTREME2 motherboard. As with the refreshed P55A motherboards, the EX-58 EXTREME2 motherboard carries the same “333” theme. The triple three theme means that SATA3, USB3 and triple power USB has been added to the new version of the popular EXTREME motherboard for the high-end Core i7 processors.”

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB DDR3-1600/PC3-12800

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 @ OCInside.de

“We are talking about the brand-new OCZ AMD Black Edition PC3-12800 CL8 kit. When the 4GB AMD Black Edition kit is used in conjunction with an AMD Black Edition CPU on an AOD capable motherboard, the RAM settings can be downloaded by the AMD OverDrive software over the Internet and adjusted automatically.”

OCZ Platinum 1866MHz DDR3

OCZ Platinum 1866MHz DDR3 @ Bjorn3D

“OCZ Technologies Memory is one of the most preferred types of memory to have in our computers. Who would not want to have memory that performs well, and stable in our computers? Unlike the Intel 1366 socket Core i7 CPUs tring to find a set of low voltage high frequency memory was next to impossible at the starting of this newer CPU type.”

AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2.8 GHz

AMD Athlon II X2 240e 2.8 GHz @ PCStats

“Do you leave your computer on all the time? If you’ve nodded yes to any of the above, it might be time to think about a more power-efficient processor. That’s the idea behind AMD’s Athlon II X2 240e. It’s a 2.8GHz dual-core processor based on the AMD “Regor” core with a TDP of just 45W. The “e” behind the Athlon II X2 240e model name indicates that it’s one of AMDs Energy Efficient processors.”