Motherboards.org Reviews

MSI P55A Fuzion Motherboard ReviewMSI P55A Fuzion Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 08-20-2010 Category: Motherboards

MSI has hit a home run in many respects with the P55A Fuzion motherboard. This board has all of the features of the P55 platform and adds a new feature that only two boards on the market have in terms of the Lucid Fuzion technolog...

GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 (rev 1.0) ReviewGIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 (rev 1.0) Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 08-18-2010 Category: Motherboards

You might think that I have some issues with the layout of the H55N-USB3 motherboard and I do but it is perfectly understandable. This board is designed to fit into a mini-ITX or bigger case, and is targeted for the HTPC market me...

ASUS M4A89TD-Pro/USB 3.0 Motherboard ReviewASUS M4A89TD-Pro/USB 3.0 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 07-29-2010 Category: Motherboards

The ASUS M4A89TD-Pro/USB 3 motherboard does the job and does it pretty well. In terms of features the M4A89TD-Pro has support for USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gb/second and CrossfireX. One advantage of the 890FX chipset is full x16 bandwidth w...

ASRock X58 Extreme 3 Motherboard ReviewASRock X58 Extreme 3 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 07-16-2010 Category: Motherboards

ASRock is not known as an enthusiastís dream come true with the motherboards. With the X58 Extreme3 motherboard, they have proved that appearances can be deceiving. With a host of great features that any X58 board would be proud o...

BIOSTAR X58 TPower Motherboard ReviewBIOSTAR X58 TPower Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-29-2010 Category: Motherboards

The cool thing about BIOSTAR motherboards is that they are generally less well known than some of the other motherboard manufacturers on the market, allowing them to try to differentiate themselves by bundle, features and performa...

ASUS AT310NT-I Deluxe Motherboard ReviewASUS AT310NT-I Deluxe Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-27-2010 Category: Motherboards

ASUS has a solid product here in the ASUS AT3IONT-I motherboard with the basis for a solid Home Theater PC with full Blu-ray loss-less playback and the ability to play games with visual fidelity unmatched by the competing Intel c...

GIGABYTE 870A-UD3  Motherboard ReviewGIGABYTE 870A-UD3 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-23-2010 Category: Motherboards

GIGABYTE has done a decent job with their 870A-UD3 motherboard. The features including SATA 3, USB 3 and USB 3X Power is excellent additions to the standard motherboard feature set. Performance was just below that of an 890GX chip...

EVGA P55 Classified Motherboard ReviewEVGA P55 Classified Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-14-2010 Category: Motherboards

EVGA has taken all of the best features of the P55 chipset and improved it for the ultimate tweaker. The P55 Classified 200 motherboard has six PCIE slots, which supports 3-way SLI with PhysX or CrossfireX and the addition of the ...

ASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard ReviewASUS RAMPAGE III Extreme Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-08-2010 Category: Motherboards

The ASUS Rampage III Extreme is the most highly featured board Iíve ever seen. With RC Bluetooth and ROG Connect, you can connect external devices like cell phones and laptops to overclock the system externally just like a race ca...

Biostar H55 HD Motherboard ReviewBiostar H55 HD Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-08-2010 Category: Motherboards

Having an Intel GMA HD integrated graphics is not a great chipset for the graphics as far as a gamerís aspect is concerned, but it is excellent for media playback and Blu-Ray. The BIOSTAR H55 HD motherboard has the features to off...

ASUS CROSSHAIR IV Formula Motherboard ReviewASUS CROSSHAIR IV Formula Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-02-2010 Category: Motherboards

The ASUS Crosshair IV Formula is an interesting first look at an AMD 890FX+SB850 motherboard combination. In terms of features all of the bullet points are here including USB 3.0, SATA 3.0, the various overclocking utilities and t...

GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 Motherboard ReviewGIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-02-2010 Category: Motherboards

The GIGABYTE 890FXA-UD5 motherboard is an interesting board in several respects. CPU Unlock allows the locked CPU cores of an x3 CPU to be unlocked (Note, not all locked CPUs can unlock). The ability to charge my iPhone whether th...

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Motherboard ReviewASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 05-24-2010 Category: Motherboards

In terms of features the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 has all of the modern features one would expect from the latest generation including USB 3.0, SATA 3.0, and support for AM3 CPUs including the 6 core ones and external SATA. ASUS ha...

ASRock 890GX Extreme3 Motherboard ReviewASRock 890GX Extreme3 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 05-16-2010 Category: Motherboards

ASRock has done a fine job bringing all of the newest features to the 890GX Extreme3 motherboard. This board has SATA 6 Gb/second, USB 3.0 and even external SATA 6 Gb/second. The UCC chip allows users to unlock locked cores assumi...

ASUS Z8PE-D12 Server Motherboard ReviewASUS Z8PE-D12 Server Motherboard Review

Author: Elric Phares Date: 05-02-2010 Category: Motherboards

ASUS has an interesting board here with the Z8PE-D12X. The motherboard can take all current Intel Xeon CPUs including the recently released 56xx series that have 6 cores with HyperThreading. The inclusion of features including Fl...

BIOSTAR TA890GXB HD Motherboard ReviewBIOSTAR TA890GXB HD Motherboard Review

Author: Elric Phares Date: 05-02-2010 Category: Motherboards

One of the big pluses with the AMD platform is the ACC or Advanced Clock Calibration. BIOSTAR motherboards have the ability to use ACC to turn ďOnĒ the locked cores on an X3 or an X6 CPU with the push of a button. This value added...

ASRock H55M-LE Micro ATX Motherboard Review & BenchmarksASRock H55M-LE Micro ATX Motherboard Review & Benchmarks

Author: Elric Phares Date: 04-21-2010 Category: Motherboards

ASRock H55M-LE Micro ATX MotherboardReview & Benchmarks Video on the Motherboards.org Youtube Channe...

ECS A890GXM-A Black Edition Motherboard UnboxingECS A890GXM-A Black Edition Motherboard Unboxing

Author: Elric Phares Date: 04-21-2010 Category: Motherboards

Motherboards.org unwraps the ECS A890GXM-A Black Edition Motherboard...

ECS A890GXM-A Black Edition (AMD 6 Core Motherboard) Review & BenchmarksECS A890GXM-A Black Edition (AMD 6 Core Motherboard) Review & Benchmarks

Author: Elric Phares Date: 04-21-2010 Category: Motherboards

ECS A890GXM-A Black Edition (AMD 6 Core Motherboard) Review & Benchmarks Video on the Motherboards.org Youtube Channel...

ASRock ION330 Motherboard ReviewASRock ION330 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 04-18-2010 Category: Motherboards

The ASRock A330ION motherboard is interesting in many respects. The first is that the system supports an external graphics card via a PCI Express 2.0 x 16 slots. That means if you want to use a Radeon HD 5870 video card you can, d...

ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Motherboard ReviewZOTAC IONITX-A-U Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 04-12-2010 Category: Motherboards

ION based motherboards are great alternatives to the 945GSE based motherboards for the Atom platform with higher gaming performance, the ability to play back Blu-ray movies and more is a great start for an inexpensive computer sys...

ECS H55H-I Motherboard ReviewECS H55H-I Motherboard Review

Author: Elric Phares Date: 04-08-2010 Category: Motherboards

The concept of a motherboard with an Intel Core i7 CPU in a mini-ITX form factor brings to mind the idea that good things can come in small packages. If you want the perfect HTPC, simply install a 73W CPU, a decent PSU, memory and...

ASRock H55M-LE Motherboard ReviewASRock H55M-LE Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 04-03-2010 Category: Motherboards

ASRock is known to me as a company that has innovative thinking in how they want to differentiate themselves from their competition. This board is an example of a H55 chipset board on the micro-ATX form factor. It has the Combo Co...

GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 ReviewGIGABYTE X58A-UD7 Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 03-31-2010 Category: Motherboards

GIGABYTE has really outdone itself with the X58A-UD7 motherboard. They name their boards by the number of features on the board and the X58A-UD7 has the most features of any of their boards. This board supports the latest technolo...

MSI 890GXM-G65 Motherboard ReviewMSI 890GXM-G65 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 03-26-2010 Category: Motherboards

The MSI 890GXM-G65 is an interesting board in that it has the features to be among the best in the business with the support for both USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps. The bundle is rather lackluster as I would like to have seen at least tw...

Motherboards.org 5,000 Subscriber/ Facebook Contest GiveawayMotherboards.org 5,000 Subscriber/ Facebook Contest Giveaway

Author: Elric Phares Date: 03-21-2010 Category: Motherboards

We are doing are 2nd milestone contest, the prizes are 1st Prize - XFX 5570 2nd Prize - XFX 5540 5 3rd Prize Winners will receive t-shirts ...

ECS A890GXM-A Black Edition Motherboard ReviewECS A890GXM-A Black Edition Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 03-20-2010 Category: Motherboards

The ECS A890GXM-A Black Edition is a fine example of an 890GX motherboard. The performance of the board was right up there with other 890GX boards and the board overclocked well. One issue with the ECS board was the lack of USB 3....

ASUS M4A89GTD Pro ReviewASUS M4A89GTD Pro Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 03-20-2010 Category: Motherboards

AMD has launched their 890GX chipset to a lot of accolades for bringing the HD 4200 integrated graphics and SATA 6 Gb/second to the masses. Integrated graphics on this board are faster than any of the previous chipsets, and sup...

GIGABYTE 890GPA-UD3H Motherboard ReviewGIGABYTE 890GPA-UD3H Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 03-12-2010 Category: Motherboards

GIGABYTE has a well-rounded board here with the 890GPA-UD3H motherboard with good performance, good feature supported by both the chipset and other chips. The inclusion of USB 3.0 ports on a 890GX motherboard is a no-brainer as th...

Intel Core i7 980X 6 Core Gulftown CPU ReviewIntel Core i7 980X 6 Core Gulftown CPU Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 03-10-2010 Category: Motherboards

Without a doubt, the Core i7-980X is a fast CPU, the fastest out of the box CPU available. The 980X has a retail price of $999, meaning it will replace the 975X in Intelís lineup. In terms of applications that will take advantage ...

ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard ReviewASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 03-02-2010 Category: Motherboards

ASUS has taken the successful X58 chipset and added features like support for the next generation Intel 6-core CPUs, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.0 and more to their X58 lineup. These results in the most feature-rich motherboard on the X58 p...

ASRock H55DE3 Motherboard ReviewASRock H55DE3 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 02-24-2010 Category: Motherboards

ASRock has taken the H55 chipset and added some features most motherboards on this chipset donít have. The ability to overclock the CPU and internal graphics by up to 50% is a great thing especially since the CPUs in question have...

GIGABYTE P55A-UD7 Motherboard  ReviewGIGABYTE P55A-UD7 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 02-21-2010 Category: Motherboards

GIGABYTE has taken their already very successful P55A-UD6 board and improved upon it. They added a NF200 chip to allow for extra PCI Express lanes and the ability to do 3-way SLI or Crossfire on this board. The second feature they...

GIGABYTE H55M-USB3 Motherboard ReviewGIGABYTE H55M-USB3 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 02-08-2010 Category: Motherboards

Intelís integrated graphics have improved dramatically with the release of the GMA HD on the CPU die it is close to the same or better performance as the other solutions on the market. Of course AMD and NVIDIA have not released ne...

ECS A785GM-AD3 Black Series Motherboard ReviewECS A785GM-AD3 Black Series Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 01-31-2010 Category: Motherboards

ECS has taken the 785G chipset, and added a few features not found on many motherboards including Special ACC, eJiffy and 15 micron gold plating. This results in a better motherboard for overclocking versus the 785GM-M board which...

ECS H55H-M Motherboard ReviewECS H55H-M Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 01-24-2010 Category: Motherboards

ECS is known for having less expensive products than their competition and the ECS H55H-M motherboard is a perfect example of using a mainstream chipset without all of the bells and whistles of the competition to deliver a motherb...

Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5 Motherboard ReviewGigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5 Motherboard Review

Author: Doc Overclock Date: 01-19-2010 Category: Motherboards

In terms of features the GIGABYTE MA790FXTA-UD5 motherboard is second to none on the AMD market right now with support for SATA 3, USB 3, AM3 CPUs, 3-way CrossfireX and more. The inclusion of so many new features can cripple the f...

ASUS P7H55D-M EVO Motherboard ReviewASUS P7H55D-M EVO Motherboard Review

Author: Elric Phares Date: 01-03-2010 Category: Motherboards

In terms of target market, the ASUS P7H55D-M EVO board fits the bill as the cornerstone of a digital home theater PC. The integrated graphics are good enough to run Blu-ray discs when paired with a powerful processor like the Core...

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU ReviewIntel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 01-03-2010 Category: Motherboards

Realizing that the majority of computer users use their computer for other tasks than playing Dirt 2 or Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Intel's new Clarkdale CPU accomplishes two tasks. Full support of Blu-ray playback and encoding...

ASUS Z8NA-D6C Server Motherboard ReviewASUS Z8NA-D6C Server Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 12-27-2009 Category: Motherboards

ASUS is well known for their motherboards and the Z8NA-D6C fits the bill as a motherboard that can act as a server or a workstation with dual Xeon CPUs. While the cost of a Xeon system is expensive for the most high-end CPUs, ther...

GIGABYTE P55A-UD6 Motherboard ReviewGIGABYTE P55A-UD6 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 11-30-2009 Category: Motherboards

From a features point of view the GIGABYTE P55A-UD6 is outstanding. Support for the latest technologies including SATA 6 Gb/second, USB 3.0, SLI and CrossfireX make this board the choice of the enthusiast wanting the latest and gr...

Intel DP55WG Motherboard ReviewIntel DP55WG Motherboard Review

Author: Anthony Reynolds Date: 11-15-2009 Category: Motherboards

Intel bills the DP55WG as a Media machine with a touch of Extreme. With Firewire, and a fully fledged audio solution in the form of a Realtek ALC889 which has content protection and Firewire, the DP55WG is a great solution for tho...

ASUS P7P55D-E Premium Motherboard ReviewASUS P7P55D-E Premium Motherboard Review

Author: Elric Phares Date: 11-15-2009 Category: Motherboards

ASUS has taken the winning combination of the ASUS P7P55D Premium motherboard and improved it by adding USB 3.0 support making a great board even better. Features-wise the P7P55D-E Premium outclasses everything on the market with ...

ECS P55H-A Motherboard ReviewECS P55H-A Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 11-07-2009 Category: Motherboards

This board performs great, with performance in the same class as other motherboards in this chipset. Overclocking was a bit of a mixed bag as the 750 CPU was able to overclock to 4GHz without issue but the voltage options did not ...

ASUS P7P55D Premium Motherboard ReviewASUS P7P55D Premium Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 11-04-2009 Category: Motherboards

The P55 Express and LGA-1156 CPU combination has been a success for Intel as they have no real competition in this market due to the lack of a license for NVIDIA and the lack of serious competition from the AMD guys in the CPU spa...

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard reviewASUS M4A785TD-V EVO Motherboard review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 10-26-2009 Category: Motherboards

For the target market of the AMD Socket AM3 CPU purchaser the ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO doesnít get much better than this as the board looks good, performs great and has the features you would want from a motherboard with integrated gra...

GIGABYTE P55-UD6 Motherboard ReviewGIGABYTE P55-UD6 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 10-18-2009 Category: Motherboards

Phase Power and much more bring this board to one of the most feature-rich P55 motherboards on the market today. The inclusion of a external SATA kit with all the wires and cables needed adds additional value to the board. GIGABYT...

ASRock P55 Deluxe Motherboard Review ASRock P55 Deluxe Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 10-01-2009 Category: Motherboards

ASRock is not well known in the enthusiast community as they often have niche motherboards based on esoteric chipsets with unique features found nowhere else. This board is the first board Iíve seen with the new SATA 6Gb/s interfa...

Intel DP55KG Motherboard ReviewIntel DP55KG Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 09-16-2009 Category: Motherboards

Intel has done a great job with the DP55KG Extreme motherboard. The board overclocks decently, but the real treat for this board is on the automatic overclocking that Turbo Boost provides. The board automatically changes the multi...

MSI P55-GD65 Motherboard ReviewMSI P55-GD65 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 09-13-2009 Category: Motherboards

The MSI P55-GD65 has a few distinctions over the P55-CD53 motherboard which I reviewed on launch day. First is the ability to do Voltage Checkpoints, which the other board cannot do. Second is the higher Overclock ability (slightl...

ASUS P7P55DX Deluxe  Motherboard ReviewASUS P7P55DX Deluxe Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 09-13-2009 Category: Motherboards

ASUS has really gone the extra mile with their P7P55D Deluxe board with performance that exceeds that of its competition and a slew of new features including the Hybrid Phase and Xtreme Design. The board overclocked using ASUSís a...

Gigabyte P55-UD5 Motherboard ReviewGigabyte P55-UD5 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 09-11-2009 Category: Motherboards

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...

MSI P55-CD53  Motherboard ReviewMSI P55-CD53 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 09-07-2009 Category: Motherboards

The Intel P55 Express chipset and the LGA-1156 CPUs are Intelís 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...

ASUS MAXIMUS III Formula Motherboard ReviewASUS MAXIMUS III Formula Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 09-07-2009 Category: Motherboards

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. ...

ASUS P7P55DX Deluxe Motherboard PreviewASUS P7P55DX Deluxe Motherboard Preview

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 08-13-2009 Category: Motherboards

This is an early look at the new ASUS P7P55D Deluxe motherboard. With a slew of new features and innovations this looks to solidify ASUS's position as THE choice for hardcore enthusiasts. Once the Core i5 CPU launches, we'll have ...

ECS A785GM-M Black Edition Motherboard ReviewECS A785GM-M Black Edition Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 08-10-2009 Category: Motherboards

ECS's board is a great fit for the Home Theater PC user that wants a quiet system with no fans besides the CPU cooler. The board has all of the features that you would want from a HTPC motherboard including HDMI, DVI-D and VGA po...

Asus : Gigabyte : MSI : P55 Motherboard PreviewAsus : Gigabyte : MSI : P55 Motherboard Preview

Author: Doc Overclock Date: 08-09-2009 Category: Motherboards

Intel is about to release their new series of CPUs in the weeks ahead and we were lucky enough to get our hand on a few of the latest motherboards that support this new platform. Today you will get to see three new motherboards ah...

GIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard ReviewGIGABYTE MA785GMT-UD2H Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 08-06-2009 Category: Motherboards

The MA785GMT-UD2H motherboard has a lot going for it. It is relatively inexpensive at 89.99 on Newegg as of this morning. For that price you get the full package including the best featured integrated graphics on the market, High ...

MSI 785GM-E65 Motherboard ReviewMSI 785GM-E65 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 08-02-2009 Category: Motherboards

From the perspective of a gamer that is used to playing games with all of the settings on maximum and with high resolution, the 785GM-E65 is a bit of a disappointment, being that performance in games is not fully playable with hig...

ASRock X58 Extreme Motherboard ReviewASRock X58 Extreme Motherboard Review

Author: Elric Phares Date: 07-24-2009 Category: Motherboards

A full-fledged X58 motherboard for under $170 was just a dream a year ago, fully realized with the ASRock X58 Extreme motherboard. ASRock offers most of the features of the X58 SuperComputer with the exceptions being 3 full length...

MSI X58M Motherboard ReviewMSI X58M Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 07-16-2009 Category: Motherboards

EVGA put a serious amount of time, energy and effort into the design of this motherboard, and it shows in all the features and extras this motherboard has. This is no amateur product, in fact it's really a motherboard that is gear...

MSI G41TM-E43 Motherboard ReviewMSI G41TM-E43 Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 07-08-2009 Category: Motherboards

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/...

ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer Motherboard ReviewASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-25-2009 Category: Motherboards

ASUS has taken the Core i7 platform and turned it into a pseudo supercomputer. The combination of three NVIDIA Tesla cards and a Quadro card brings up to four TeraFLOPS of possible computing performance. Performance of the board i...

ASUS Crosshair III Formula Motherboard ReviewASUS Crosshair III Formula Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-23-2009 Category: Motherboards

ASUS has set a reputation among enthusiasts of offering high-priced excellent performing gaming motherboards of choice with their Republic Of Gamers motherboards and the CROSSHAIR III Formula is an excellent example of its breed. ...

EVGA X58 3X SLI Classified Motherboard ReviewEVGA X58 3X SLI Classified Motherboard Review

Author: Elric Phares Date: 06-21-2009 Category: Motherboards

Overclocking on this motherboard is for enthusiast users and not the faint of heart, because to get the optimum results you must use the overvoltage options. You can easily achieve a 15-20% overclock with most of the retail CPUs a...

Gigabyte MA-790FXT UD5P Motherboard ReviewGigabyte MA-790FXT UD5P Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-12-2009 Category: Motherboards

From a platform point of view the Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard fits the bill as a motherboard that supports AMD's latest CPUs on the AM3 platform including the 810 we used for this review. Features-wise this board has all of...

ASUS M4A79 Deluxe Motherboard ReviewASUS M4A79 Deluxe Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-11-2009 Category: Motherboards

ASUS has done their usual solid job with a new motherboard release. As the chipsets used on this motherboard are not new, the performance across different boards using these two chipsets should be pretty close and they are. A lot ...

ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo Motherboard ReviewASUS P5Q Pro Turbo Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-02-2009 Category: Motherboards

ASUS motherboards are favorites of me and Doc Overclock. In fact, almost every motherboard in our personal systems has an ASUS motherboards installed on them. The P5Q Pro Turbo is a good motherboard, with performance, features and...

ASUS Maximus II Gene Motherboard ReviewASUS Maximus II Gene Motherboard Review

Author: Benjamin Sun Date: 06-01-2009 Category: Motherboards

The fact of the matter is that the P45 chipset is delegated to the mainstream and value market right now. If you want the fastest CPU and best platform that is the Intel Core i7 and X58 combination as the AMD Phenom IIs is simply ...

ASUS P6T SE Motherboard ReviewASUS P6T SE Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 05-10-2009 Category: Motherboards

So what differentiates this board from the many other ASUS P6 motherboards on the market? The P6T SE is one of the few X58 motherboards currently available on the open market, which does not support SLI out of the box. Balancing t...

Gigabyte EX58-UD4P Motherboard ReviewGigabyte EX58-UD4P Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 05-07-2009 Category: Motherboards

Gigabyte has done their usual stellar job with the EX58-UD4P motherboard. This board overclocked to 3.8GHz on air without voltage tweaks. Had the board reached 4GHz as several of the X58 boards have reached, this product would hav...

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H Motherboard ReviewGigabyte GA-MA790GP-UD4H Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 04-20-2009 Category: Motherboards

In terms of features, the Gigabyte GA-MA790GP UD4H motherboard has it all. It fully supports the new Phenom II CPUs on the market on the AM2+ Socket including the Phenom II X4 940 and Phenom II X3 710 CPUs we have in-house. The ...

MSI 790GX-G65 Motherboard ReviewMSI 790GX-G65 Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 04-12-2009 Category: Motherboards

AMDís launch of the AM3 platform is an interesting one from many angles. For the new computer owner the move to DDR3 memory is pretty clear as fewer and fewer motherboards with DDR2 memory support are hitting the market today comp...

ASUS M4N72-E Motherboard ReviewASUS M4N72-E Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 04-02-2009 Category: Motherboards

The ASUS M4N72-E motherboard has its strong and weak points. The strong points include SLI support, support for AM3 CPUs out of the box as itís a new design and a solid bundle. Performance was lower than other chipsets but that is...

ASRock A780GMH/128M Motherboard ReviewASRock A780GMH/128M Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 04-02-2009 Category: Motherboards

This board supports the latest AM3 CPUs without BIOS modification, which is a good thing. The board is available online for $69.99, making it a good value based choice for the AMD platform. Performance is within parameters of usin...

ASRock X58 SuperComputer Motherboard ReviewASRock X58 SuperComputer Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 03-03-2009 Category: Motherboards

I went into this review with a few bad experiences with ASRock boards in the past but an open mind as to this board. As they are not as big as other motherboard manufacturers in the enthusiast end of the motherboard market, it was...

ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution ReviewASUS P6T6 WS Revolution Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 02-10-2009 Category: Motherboards

ASUS has done a superlative job with the P6T6 WS Revolution motherboard. This board scored among the highest of any X58 motherboards in terms of features and performance nearly across the board. ASUS bills this motherboard as the ...

XFX MB-X58I-CH19 Motherboard ReviewXFX MB-X58I-CH19 Motherboard Review

Author: Doc Overclock Date: 01-26-2009 Category: Motherboards

The XFX MB-X58I-CH19 motherboard is XFXís second motherboard to use an Intel platform, with the first being the G31 based board we reviewed last year. XFX has diversified successfully with their two Intel boards and numerous ATI b...

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R Motherboard ReviewGIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 01-25-2009 Category: Motherboards

The GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R board is an interesting motherboard in this day and age of economic crisis. While the Core i7 and the like outperform the P45 and X48 motherboards with the Core 2 Duo and AMD Phenom II CPUs by a wide marg...

XFX nForce 750i SLI Motherboard ReviewXFX nForce 750i SLI Motherboard Review

Author: Doc Overclock Date: 01-09-2009 Category: Motherboards

XFX has a very interesting product with the nForce 750i SLI board. It overclocks very well with the 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo hitting over 3.2GHz on air cooling. That is a pretty impressive feat considering how generally un-overclocker f...

Gigabyte EX58-Extreme Motherboard ReviewGigabyte EX58-Extreme Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 12-30-2008 Category: Motherboards

Gigabyte now joins the other motherboard manufacturers on the planet with their own special branding of their X58 chipset motherboard. Features like Hybrid SilentPower 2, Dynamic Energy Saving and EasyTune 6 set the EX58 Extreme a...

Intel X58 Extreme DX58SO Motherboard ReviewIntel X58 Extreme DX58SO Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 12-28-2008 Category: Motherboards

Intel has a lot to be happy about with their new CPU and X58 family launch, firmly taking over the enthusiast market with new processors that are clearly faster than the last generation. The DX58SO motherboard is nearly as fast as...

ECS X58B-A Black Series Motherboard ReviewECS X58B-A Black Series Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 12-19-2008 Category: Motherboards

The ECS X58B-A Black Series motherboard is available online for a price of only $260. This compares favorably in the price department to other X58 motherboards which have a heftier premium. As we move into 2009 weíll likely see th...

ASUS P6T Deluxe Motherboard ReviewASUS P6T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 12-09-2008 Category: Motherboards

ASUS's P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition is the perfect example of what a new motherboard chipset should be when released. Every conceivable feature including SLI, CrossfireX, 24GB DDR3-1600MHz support, and the general build quality that...

MSI X58 Eclipse SLI Motherboard ReviewMSI X58 Eclipse SLI Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 12-09-2008 Category: Motherboards

MSI has exceeded all expectations with the MSI X58 Eclipse motherboard with a bundle like you wouldnít believe, performance that matches or beats the competition in this marketplace and overclocking ability like thereís no tomorro...

ECS A790GXM-A Black ReviewECS A790GXM-A Black Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 11-18-2008 Category: Motherboards

The AMD chipset platform is constantly changing with new releases from AMD and NVIDIA to satisfy any need that may arise. The 790GX chipset is geared at providing the best integrated graphics performance on this platform and it su...

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard ReviewASUS M3A79-T Deluxe Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 10-29-2008 Category: Motherboards

ASUS has been the motherboard maker of choice for hardware enthusiasts for several years due to features like overclocking options in the BIOS, features of the motherboard, and performance of their boards. The ASUS M3A79-T board h...

Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Motherboard ReviewGigabyte EP45-UD3P Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 10-29-2008 Category: Motherboards

Gigabyte has done what they set out to do with the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P. This motherboard combines the features of the P45 chipset, the performance that one expects from a Gigabyte board and the new Ultra Durable 2 technology which ...

Nvidia GeForce 9300 Launch RoundupNvidia GeForce 9300 Launch Roundup

Author: Ben Sun Date: 10-16-2008 Category: Motherboards

In terms of overall graphics performance, the GeForce 9300 is in a class by itself on the Intel side of things. While the G45 struggles to maintain any kind of playable frame rates in the games that I tried and crashed 3DMark Vant...

MSI DKA790GX Platinum Motherboard ReviewMSI DKA790GX Platinum Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 10-14-2008 Category: Motherboards

MSI has built a stellar motherboard with the DKA790GX Platinum board. The board has all of the features that you would want from a 790GX motherboard including HD 3300 graphics with CrossfireX capability, ACC overclocking and more....

ASUS M3N78 Pro Motherboard ReviewASUS M3N78 Pro Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 10-06-2008 Category: Motherboards

ASUS tends to make high quality motherboards that are popular with a wide variety of hardcore enthusiasts and the ASUS M3N78 Pro has the features to contend with the best of the AMD chipsets available. The integrated graphics on t...

ECS X48T-A Black Edition Motherboard ReviewECS X48T-A Black Edition Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 10-01-2008 Category: Motherboards

Intel sells their X48 chipset as the high-end model of their chipset line at the moment and the ECS X48T-A motherboard is a typical example of an X48 chipset motherboard. ECS boards are generally less expensive than other Tier-1 m...

Gigabyte EP45-DQ6 Motherboard ReviewGigabyte EP45-DQ6 Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 09-19-2008 Category: Motherboards

The Gigabyte EP45-DQ6 has all of the features you would want from a motherboard based upon the Intel P45 and more. The board is so feature-laden in fact that I would have to say itís a bit over the top compared with most of its co...

Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Motherboard ReviewGigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 09-01-2008 Category: Motherboards

Iím of two minds on the 790GX chipset in general. Yes this is the fastest integrated graphics on the market period. Yes, it features the new SB750 Southbridge which adds RAID 5 functionality to the chipset, and yes, the chipset su...

Gigabyte EP45 DS4R Motherboard ReviewGigabyte EP45 DS4R Motherboard Review

Author: Doc Overclock Date: 08-19-2008 Category: Motherboards

The P45 chipset from Intel is a very successful replacement for the P35 chipset that preceded it. The Gigabyte EP45-DS4 has a few issues but none that are showstoppers or enough to warrant actual complaint. The fact that the board...

ASUS Republic Of Gamers Maximus Formula II ReviewASUS Republic Of Gamers Maximus Formula II Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 08-16-2008 Category: Motherboards

From a performance point of view, the ASUS Maximus II Formula is simply head and shoulders above the other P45 motherboards Iíve tested in the important categories of Sysmark (overall system score) and 3DMark (Graphics scores). Fr...

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 Motherboard ReviewGigabyte X48T-DQ6 Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 08-07-2008 Category: Motherboards

Gigabyteís X48T-DQ6 is in many ways the exact same board as the Gigabyte X48-DQ6 in terms of layout, configuration with the main difference being the support of DDR3 memory on the board, which the other board does not support. The...

XFX nForce 750a SLI Motherboard ReviewXFX nForce 750a SLI Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 08-05-2008 Category: Motherboards

This motherboard is available online for $150, making it targeted for the mid-range market and not the enthusiast motherboard market another board in the $200-300 range would be in. The board has support for SLI after setting jump...

XFX GeForce 8200 ReviewXFX GeForce 8200 Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 07-29-2008 Category: Motherboards

Integrated graphics on the AMD platform have never been better, however. With the launch of the 780G chipset form AMD based upon the HD3200 and the launch of the GeForce 8200 from NVIDIA there is real performance from both chipset...

ASUS P5Q Deluxe ReviewASUS P5Q Deluxe Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 07-24-2008 Category: Motherboards

ASUS is a favorite among hardware enthusiasts as their boards offer many extras that arenít found on the mundane motherboards like good overclocking, a good bundle and tweaks that allow the overclocker to work with their motherboa...

MSI P45 Platinum Motherboard ReviewMSI P45 Platinum Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 07-20-2008 Category: Motherboards

Intel released their latest chipset, the Intel P45 chipset just a short month or so ago. The newest chipset includes new features like being built on the 65 nanometer process, support for the new ICH10R Memory Controller Hub and s...

ECS GF8200A Black Motherboard ReviewECS GF8200A Black Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 07-14-2008 Category: Motherboards

Integrated graphics have been widely regarded as a joke among hardware enthusiasts as they are generally underperforming, feature deficient and have drivers that donít support the latest features in the case of the Intel integrate...

Intel DX48BT2 Motherboard ReviewIntel DX48BT2 Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 07-03-2008 Category: Motherboards

The X48 Express chipset was launched a month or two ago to great acclaim as it introduced new features like the FSB 1600MHz CPUs (Yorkfield) and sported a new MCH. The X48 chipset has been a success in the market place as AMDís Ph...

Gigabyte MA-790FX-DS5 Motherboard Review Gigabyte MA-790FX-DS5 Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 06-03-2008 Category: Motherboards

AMD has made the 790FX chipset their high-end chipset and as such, the Gigabyte MA-790FX-DS5 is designed to work with the newest Phenom B3 CPUs. Gigabyte has done an outstanding job outfitting this card with the features that you ...

ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition ASUS P5E3 Premium WIFi-AP @n Edition

Author: Ben Sun Date: 05-19-2008 Category: Motherboards

The board features everything you could possibly want from a new motherboard today including DDR3 support, external SATA support, Crossfire support, and saves energy while delivering the features and performance you want from a ne...

MSI K9A2 Platinum ReviewMSI K9A2 Platinum Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 05-04-2008 Category: Motherboards

Intel motherboards dominate the market since their CPUs also dominate the market. Their main rival in the consumer business AMD has continued to struggle with their business mainly due to the inability of their CPUs to compete wit...

ECS A780GM-A Black Series Motherboard Review ECS A780GM-A Black Series Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 04-30-2008 Category: Motherboards

Elite Computer Systems has been around making motherboards and video cards among other computer related components for years. Mostly known as a value motherboard maker in recent years, ECS today has tried to change all of that wit...

EVGA nForce 750i SLI FTW Motherboard ReviewEVGA nForce 750i SLI FTW Motherboard Review

Author: Doc Overclock Date: 04-21-2008 Category: Motherboards

The new Intel E7200 was able to achieve a 3.56GHz speed over its normal 2.56GHz default setting, and the E8500 was able to go from 2.53 all the way up to a 4.2GHz increase completely stable. This is excellent results and shows th...

ASUS Maximus Formula Motherboard Review  ASUS Maximus Formula Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 03-26-2008 Category: Motherboards

ASUS has done a wonderful job with their ASUS MAXIMUS Formula board. Based upon Intelís X38 chipset, the Maximus Formula brings the performance, the features and the stability one would expect from a top of the line motherboard fr...

EVGA NVIDIA 790i SLI Ultra / 9800GX2 1GB ReviewEVGA NVIDIA 790i SLI Ultra / 9800GX2 1GB Review

Author: Doc Overclock Date: 03-19-2008 Category: Motherboards

EVGA is a company that has pounded the pavement with NVIDIA products for almost a decade now and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. For every release NVIDIA has EVGA has a solution based on that product, usually with...

XFX nForce 630i / GeForce 7150 ReviewXFX nForce 630i / GeForce 7150 Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 02-29-2008 Category: Motherboards

XFX has long been known as one of the top video card makers in the NVIDIA camp, with many overclocked versions of their video cards reaching the market. Recently, theyíve also started manufacturing motherboards based upon NVIDIA c...

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 Review Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 Review

Author: Doc Overclock Date: 02-17-2008 Category: Motherboards

Gigabyte uses the X48 Northbridge and ICH9R Southbridge combo to good effect. Youíll notice the inclusion of DDR2 memory instead DDR3 that the X48 chipset supports. The full feature set of X48 chipset and Gigabyteís unique feature...

EVGA 780i SLI Motherboard ReviewEVGA 780i SLI Motherboard Review

Author: Ben Sun Date: 02-10-2008 Category: Motherboards

EVGA is best known for building NVIDIA video cards and their excellent technical support, but they have recently gone into making motherboards based upon NVIDIA chipsets as well. EVGA has built motherboards based upon the nForce 6...

ASUS P5K Deluxe Wi-Fi AP Edition ReviewASUS P5K Deluxe Wi-Fi AP Edition Review

Author: Doc Overclock Date: 02-08-2008 Category: Motherboards

Asus has always been one of the favorites of the hardcore enthusiast community with excellent overclocking potential on every one of their high-end boards, excellent performance and the features that matter most from each chipset....

ASUS  P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n Motherboard ReviewASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n Motherboard Review

Author: Doc Overclock Date: 01-27-2008 Category: Motherboards

Asus reigns supreme when it comes to motherboard sales and they have the biggest selection of boards as well, being that they manufacture products from all the major chipset players including Intel, NVIDIA and ATI to name the majo...

Gigabyte 6Quad GA-P35-DQ6 ReviewGigabyte 6Quad GA-P35-DQ6 Review

Author: Doc Overclock Date: 01-24-2008 Category: Motherboards

The Intel P35 chipset was launched a little over 8 months ago as the replacement for the 965P platform that was the mainstream chipset equivalent to the 975X platform. The Bear Lake platform introduced new features including supp...