ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 & Biostar TA880G HD

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 & Biostar TA880G HD @ Inside HW

“The first motherboard we’ve received for testing came in from Biostar, and is one of the representatives of their popular T-series. The Micro ATX format of Biostar TA880G HD board enables its use in HTPC machines and smaller enclosures. There’s the mandatory integrated DirectX 10.1 ATI Radeon 4250 graphics card, which means that hardware playback and high-res video conversion are in the list of features supported by this piece of hardware.”

MSI P55a Fuzion

MSI P55a Fuzion @ OC3D

“It looks great in its deep blue and black colour scheme. It has all the latest USB3.0 and SATA3 goodies. The OC Genie performs very well. Even without the Lucid chip this would be an easy recommendation. With it, it’s almost a no brainer. Finally the possiblity of running whatever graphics card you like is upon us, with the bugs ironed out and a good compatibility list.”

ASUS LGA1156 P7P55D-E Pro

ASUS LGA1156 P7P55D-E Pro @ Hot Hardware

“When we published our comprehensive P55 motherboard roundup back in early April, one of the boards we discussed and really liked was the Asus P7P55D Deluxe. At $220, that particular board was priced significantly higher than some of the other LGA1156 options we considered. Fast forward a few months and we’ve got the LGA1156-based P7P55D-E Pro on the table.”

Gigabyte H55N-USB3

Gigabyte H55N-USB3 @ TweakTown

“To find this out, we dropped in our Core i7 875K, 4GB of Corsair DDR3 RAM, the H70 Cooler, F120 SSD and our Radeon HD 5970. This hardware pushes the upper limit of what the H55N-USB3 can handle, so we are not sure if there is any room to overclock or not. Let’s find out, shall we?”

Gigabyte GA-X58-UD9

Gigabyte GA-X58-UD9 @ PureOC

“We’ve seen many X58 motherboards since their initial launch, and lately some refreshes with SATA 6G and USB 3.0 coming to the market. But we’ve never seen a board with a price tag like the Gigabyte GA-X58-UD9. We are well aware of Gigabyte’s reputation among overclockers, and truth be told, we’re big fans as well, since we’ve seen them display some of the best stability and recovery from extreme overclocking we’ve ever encountered.”


ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe @ Neoseeker

“This is a mini ITX board based on the Nvidia ION chipset, and it is equipped with an Intel Atom 330 processor. Not only that but it is capable of full HD playback, and comes pre packaged with a wireless card. Another great little feature is the Home Theater Gate, which is like an OS before you even get to the OS.”

ASRock P55 Extreme4

ASRock P55 Extreme4 @ HardwareSecrets

“ASRock right now has eight different socket 1156 motherboards based on the Intel P55 chipset. Let’s take a look at their latest release, the P55 Extreme4, a mainstream model with four USB 3.0 and four SATA-600 ports.”

ASRock 870 Extreme3

ASRock 870 Extreme3 @ TweakTown

“When AMD brought out the new 8xx series chipset they did things in an odd way. Their first release was the 890GX. This was a high-end version of the chipset, but it had an IGP (internal graphics processor) which is not normally how things work. For some reason, this has been the path that AMD has taken. Not that long after the release of the 890GX (and the later the 890FX) we are down to the 870 flavor of the chipset.”

ASUS Rampage III Extreme

ASUS Rampage III Extreme @ OC Club

“Overclocking the Rampage III Extreme was an exciting affair. With the stellar BIOS that ASUS bundled with the board, the process was familiar to every other X58 board on the market, but easier after all of little tweaks and improvements are factored in.”


ASUS Z8NA-D6C @ TweakTown

“Now, while these have been lots of fun and have shown that the WS team can certainly hold their own against even the ROG desktop team, we have not really gotten deep into the ASUS WS offerings. Today that all gets to change as we tear the box off of a Dual Socket 1366 board from ASUS. The ASUS Z8NA-D6C is something; you get two Nehalem CPUs and six slots of RAM all stuffed into an ATX package.”