The Intel X58 Express chipset is your only choice for Intel Core i7 processors, but that doesn’t mean that all motherboards have been created equal. The EVGA X58 Classified motherboard raises the bar for enthusiast grade motherboards with several features not on any other motherboard!
ASRock has released a series of boards based on AMD’s AM3 socket and here today is one of their first AM3 motherboards, the M3A780GXH/128M. Coupling AMD’s 780G chipset with integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics and the SB710 southbridge, this $89.99 motherboard strives to cover lots of ground with its IGP configuration and three PCIe slots supporting CrossFireX.
Gigabyte gives us a look at another AMD socket AM3 based motherboard, the GA-MA770T-UD3P. This time, we get to see how the AMD770 chipset with the SB710 southbridge stack up against 790FX and 790GX motherboards. Will the AMD 770 powered board be able to hang at all? That is what we intend to find out!
Gigabyte supports AMD Socket AM3 processors with their latest and greatest motherboard in the GA-MA790FXT-UD5P. This board supports DDR3 memory and sports the 790FX/SB750 combination of chipsets. Is this the board you have been looking for as you build that new AMD socket AM3 system? Take a look and see how it performs!
The Intel Desktop Board DX58SO is designed to use the Intel Core i7 processors with support for up to eight threads of raw CPU processing power, triple channel DDR3 memory and full support for ATI CrossfireX technology. Intel’s flagship X58 Express chipset comes packaged on an attractive board, but does the performance match its looks?
The ASRock X58 SuperComputer motherboard is the flagship Intel motherboard for ASRock and it is loaded with features like four PCI Express 2.0 slots and support for all Intel Core i7 processors! Read on to see how this board does against the Intel Desktop Board DX58SO and see if we can get an air cooled processor over 4GHz with the X58 SuperComputer motherboard.
The MSI 790GX-G65 supports up to 16GB of RAM, has two PCI-E x16 slots for ATI CrossFireX and 7.1 Blu-ray ready high-definition audio. The board also features built-in Radeon HD 3300 graphics with DVI, HDMI and D-Sub outputs. It also has 1GB DDR3 1333MHz SidePort memory on the motherboard, so the integrated GPU can be set up in Hybrid CrossFire with select discrete ATI graphics cards.
The A790GXM-AD3 is the ultimate AM3 Socket motherboard from ECS for AMD Phenom II processors. The integrated graphics are powered by the ATI Radeon HD 3300 DirectX 10 based graphics core, which is part of the platform AMD 790GX chipset! Read on to see how this motherboard does with an AMD Phenom II X3 720 processor!
The Asus Rampage II Extreme X58 LGA 1366 motherboard was deisgned to be the ultimate gaming/overclocking platform for the Intel Core i7 processor series. Based on the Intel X58 chipset, the Asus Rampage II Extreme supports Intel’s new QuickPath Interconnect, 12GB of DDR3 triple-channel memory, and multiple graphics cards!
Based on a small 170mm x 170mm footprint, the ZOTAC GeForce 8200-ITX WiFi is feature packed with support for AMD Phenom II, Phenom, Athlon and Sempron processors, dual-channel DDR2 memory, integrated 802.11b/g WiFi, Gigabit LAN,
PCI Express x1 expansion, four SATA 3.0 Gbps ports and dual-display. The ZOTAC GeForce 8200-ITX WiFi also supports NVIDIA CUDA-enabled applications
with its integrated graphics!
Today we have Gigabyte’s GA-MA790GP-DS4H motherboard for review. Equipped with the AMD 790GX north bridge chipset and the AMD SB750 south bridge, this board makes for an excellent candidate for an HTPC while packing enough of a punch to handle the fastest chips AMD has to offer.
CeBIT has had a number of very interesting products announced this year and the ASUS MARINE COOL Motherboard is certainly one of them. ASUS wanted to show off a revolutionary design with new innovations that would deliver the ultimate in stability and durability for consumers. The motherboard they came up with is called the Marine Cool and it shows what the future might hold for motherboard design.
The A780GM-A Ultra is one of the latest motherboards in the ECS Black Series. This performance oriented motherboard features the AMD 780G and AMD SB750 chipsets to get the most from AMD Phenom and Phenom II processors. The A780GM-A Ultra can even support 160W processors, which means you can overclock without having to worry about ruining the board.
Today’s hard drive market is starting to grow towards enterprise level hardware, which is SAS. SAS, or Serial Attached SCSI, is the server grade storage medium of choice these days. Some desktop motherboards like the ASUS P6T Deluxe offer support for up to a pair of SAS drives, so read on as we show you how to setup a pair in RAID and install Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit.