MBR: Processor & Mobo Prices – 11/24

Here are some prices for several of the top tier to budget end products available. Several new P55 based motherboards have been added to the list, and I will have AMD boards listed soon. Thanks for your support all!

Intel Core i5 / i7 / 2 Duo Processors
Core i7 975 Extreme Edition
Core i7 940
Core i7 920
Core i7 870
Core i7 860
Core i5 750

Core 2 Duo E8600
Core 2 Duo E8500
Core 2 Duo E8400

AMD Phenom II / Athlon X4 Processors
Phenom II X4 955
Phenom II X4 945
Phenom II X4 940
Phenom II X3 720
Athlon II X4 620

Intel P55 Motherboards
ASUS Maximus III Formula
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P
Intel DP55KG
MSI P55- CD53
MSI P55- GD65
MSI P55- GD80

Intel X58 Motherboards
ASUS Rampage II Extreme
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
Intel DX58SO
MSI Eclipse SLI

AMD Motherboards Coming Soon…

Intel DP55KG “Kingsberg”

Intel DP55KG “Kingsberg” @ iXBT Labs

“Despite the top positioning, this motherboard doesn’t look overloaded with bells and whistles like some competing models. This is typical of Intel, its engineers have always had a sense of proportion in expanding functionality. Unfortunately, this sense has somewhat failed them now. On the other hand, Intel’s active advancement to the retail market was deemed to result in this funny reevaluation: a rave of LED colors instead of simplicity.”

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 @ TweakTown

“GIGABYTE is one to do things big and one thing they wanted to be a part of first up is the SATA-III (6Gb/s) and USB 3.0 revolution. Now, whilst still considered premature as far as wide adoption goes, this is not a bad thing. After all, we already have USB 3.0 controller chips from NEC and SATA-III controller chips from Marvell starting to show their faces, which is extremely impressive.”


ASUS Maximus III GENE @ Bjorn3D

“These motherboards were known as the ROG (Rebuplic Of Gamers) series GENE, they still carried their bigger brothers name ie. Rampage II, Maximus II. Today ASUS, adds another one of these ‘Mini Monters’ to their line up. I am proud to bring you ladies/gents another ROG GENE motherboard, the ASUS Maximus III GENE.”

ASRock G43Twins-FullHD

ASRock G43Twins-FullHD @ Extreme Overclocking

“These days, with the economy the way it is, budget computers are getting more and more popular. The tradeoff between features and price is always a tough decision. ASRock’s newest mATX motherboard is hoping to gain some of that market. The ASRock G43Twins-FullHD is a small, but feature packed LGA775 motherboard based on the Intel G43 chipset.”

Jetway P55 HI05

Jetway P55 HI05 @ Guru3D

“When Intel released the P55 chipset and along with it the Core i5 750, Core i7 860 and 870 processors we already knew that we’d be dealing with a lot of P55 motherboard reviews. We certainly reviewed our share already and guess what ? We have more in store for you. Today the turn goes towards Jetway with a really affordable P55 offering in that saturated motherboard market.”

Next Gen. P55 Motherboards

Next Gen. P55 Motherboards @ HardwareZone

“The next evolution in storage technologies and interfaces are upon us! SATA has now reached 6Gbit/s transfer rate while USB 3.0 brings a tenfold increase in speed. These two new features are the highlights of a new breed of P55 motherboards, including the two from ASUS and Gigabyte that we’ll be looking at.”

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R @ X-Bit Labs

“The recommended retail price for this mainboard is set at $140, but what is it really capable of? Can it meet our needs and expectations fully? Won’t it turn out having limited functionality and being priced too high for what it can offer? Or it has all the potential for successful competition against its more pricy rivals and is worth every penny?”

MSI NF980-E65

MSI NF980-E65 @ PC Perspective

“Overall the MSI NF980-E65 is a good board.  It does everything it promises, it does not waste the consumers’ hard earned dollars by including a lot of superfluous extras that may or may not be used, and the build quality should allow it to run for years in even the most sweltering of cases imagined.  MSI essentially has the high end AMD/SLI market to itself with this product.”

ASUS’ P7P55D Pro

ASUS’ P7P55D Pro @ TechGage

“On the lookout for a P55 motherboard to match that shiny new Lynnfield CPU? Given the sheer selection available, deciding on one can be a hassle. ASUS’ P7P55D Pro looks to appeal to a large crowd, though, by offering a slew of useful options, impressive overclocking abilities and a great design for an easy-to-stomach $170.”