Reviews

Sep 12, 2009 1:08am
GIGABYTE has gone the extra mile with this board. The board performed well in the default settings against the other P55 boards. The board overclocked to over 3.5GHz on air cooling which is not insignificant when using the 2.66GHz Core i5 750. The features of the board include 2OZ Copper in the Power and Ground layers of the board. It is available online for around $200 at this moment, making it in the middle ground of the P55 boards on the market today. As usual, with an Intel chipset launch, GIGABYTE has launched several P55 boards this week. Gigabyte has a Hot Product with this new i5... more.
Sep 08, 2009 2:08am
The Intel P55 Express chipset and the LGA-1156 CPUs are Intel’s new mainstream solution replacing the Core 2 Quad and Duo solutions earlier. As such the MSI P55-CD53 motherboard is a value board with costs of around $109 online at launch. The board does the job with performance that matches the Intel reference board. Turbo Mode does not seem to overclock the CPU as much as on the Intel Extreme board, but the combination of the OC Genie and gradual overclocking using the + button on the board I was able to hit over 3.4GHz with the Intel Core i5 750, a nearly 800MHz Overclock. Overall this... more.
Sep 08, 2009 12:08am
Intel has a whole family of products with this launch with new processors, new motherboards to support the processors and a new Platform Controller Hub that changes their entire cost equation. If you want a CPU that offers decent performance without spending the hundreds of dollars a Core i7 920+DDR3 Triple Channel Memory kit+X58 motherboard, the Core i5 750 offers a compelling alternative with slightly lower performance but much lower COO (Cost of Ownership). This article can be found in our Reviews Vault. Click here to read the full article.
Sep 08, 2009 12:08am
ASUS motherboards have always been a favorite among the enthusiast crowd and us reviewers here at motherboards.org as they offer a high degree of overclocking features and the ability to tweak their boards that is second to none. In terms of features the ASUS Maximus III Formula board delivers with their CPU Level Up and MemPerfect features setting them apart from the competition. The Maximus III Formula is a solid Editors Choice as the performance is there as well as great features. Also with so many new boards on the market, I am sure we will see even better boards by ASUS and the other... more.
Sep 01, 2009 9:39am
The ASUS EAH4890/HTDI/1GDD5/A card shares many common features with the TOP card including the dual fans, the 6 heatpipe cooling solution, the Super ML Cap and Voltage Tweaks. The difference between the two cards is the higher clock speed of the TOP and the higher selling price of the TOP; otherwise the two cards are identical. This article can be found in our Reviews Vault. Click here to read the full article.
Aug 28, 2009 9:39am
The HED 4850 is an interesting beast of a video card. In terms of performance, the card is faster than the GTX 285 and faster than a single HD 4890 yet lacking against the HD 4870 x2 as is to be expected with the lower clocks and GDDR3 memory instead of the GDDR5 memory on the HD 4870 x2. In terms of price versus performance, the HD 4850 x2 from Sapphire is clearly a better value than many single chip video cards with solid performance across all benchmarks.This article can be found in our Reviews Vault. Click here to read the full article.
Aug 27, 2009 5:59am
SilverStone has taken the idea of a clean room such as used in the manufacture of computer chips to the case level first with the Temjin TJ07 and now with the Fortress FT01. The case kept the computer running cool, with positive air pressure driving air out of the case instead of causing it to linger and cause dust bunnies. The SilverStone Fortress FT01 case is available online for $200, making it a bit pricey for some but it is all-aluminum and has the features you would want from a mid-tower case with proper cooling, great airflow and plenty of room for Hard disks and optical drives.This... more.
Aug 23, 2009 2:06am
The ASUS Matrix GTX 285/HTDI/1GD3/A card is an interesting beast of a card. With a lower default clock you would expect performance of the card to be lower than the other cards I’ve tested, but this was not the case. The card scored nearly the same as the other GTX285s, besting them in some, losing by a small margin in other tests. The card overclocks well, going past 735MHz for the core totally stable. ASUS has done a masterful job with their MATRIX card with a good bundle, good overclocking and the extra features they offer with every product. This product is a Hot Product for those reasons... more.
Aug 19, 2009 2:06am
This CPU is the fastest available processor for the gaming enthusiast on the market with 8 logical cores running at 3.33GHz.This article can be found in our Reviews Vault. Click here to read the full article.
Aug 18, 2009 8:40am
From an enthusiast's point of view this case is in many ways a more inexpensive brother of Cooler Master's CM Storm Scout case. The case has rounded edges, meaning you won't cut your hand when operating on the system, adequate cooling and great cable management. There is room for four 140mm fans and a 120mm fan or alternatively up to five 120mm fans. The tool-less drive installation, and the FP I/O is a great addition to a good case. Another big plus is the hole in the CPU area that allows you to change out the CPU and CPU cooler without removing the motherboard from the case. This case sells... more.

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