AMD is getting ready to come out with Phenom II X6 six-core processor and they have gone ahead and done a platform refresh of sorts that enhances support for future product and also brings new mainstream features to the market. The result of this is the introduction of ATI Radeon HD 4290 Graphics with the AMD 890GX chipset and a brand new southbridge called the SB850.
We managed to get our hands on a prototype ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard and give you a look at what ASUS has in the works for enthusiasts and gamers. If you loved the previous Rampage Extreme (REX) motherboards then the upcoming R3E won’t disappoint. Read on to see what an early prototype can do!
We take our first look at an ATX motherboard based on the H55/H57 chipset from ASUS. The ASUS P7H57D-V EVO is one of only three H57 motherboards on the market today, so it will be interesting to see how it performs. With the ability to overclock Clarkdale or Lynnfield CPU’s, as well as the GPU aboard Clarkdale, this could be one very fun motherboard to use for your next system build.
When it comes to the P55 motherboard series MSI’s flagship product is the P55-GD85. This motherboard is MSI’s first P55 board with SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 support, which is what consumers are looking for on their next motherboard. With DrMOS, SuperPipe and OC Genie, this motherboard should also overclock very well and we put it to the test!
ASRock’s foray into nVidia’s ION platform, the A330ION Mini-ITX motherboard aims to compete with other small form factor ION boards by offering 4 SATA ports, PCIe x16 slot, and, most importantly, support for DDR3 RAM. In this review, we look at the A330ION and see what edge, if any, it has over the competition.
Based on the Intel X58 chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard delivers all the killer next generation features that gaming enthusiasts and power users have been waiting for. The X58A-UD7 includes support for USB 3.0, SATA 6Gbps, Intel’s upcoming 32nm six-core high performance processors and NVIDIA 3-Way SLI and ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU configurations.
The ASUS P7P55D Premium motherboard is ideal for serious gamers and power users. The two-chip layout conserves power and delivers advanced performance tuning for a smoother, more realistic experience. Plus, Asus has pushed the envelope for the standard DDR3 memory specification, hitting speeds of 2133 MHz. The ASUS P7P55D Premium also supports both NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technologies.
The Core i5 processor and P55 Express chipset are Intel’s flagship parts for the mainstream market. Today, Legit Reviews takes a look at the Intel Extreme Series DP55KG ‘Kingsberg’ and DP55WG ‘Warrensburg’ motherboard to see how these two board perform. Both offer the same level of performance at default clock speeds, but what about features and overclocking performance?
The ASUS P7P55D Deluxe motherboard is ideal for serious gamers and power users. The two-chip layout conserves power and delivers advanced performance tuning for a smoother, more realistic experience. Plus, Asus has pushed the envelope for the standard DDR3 memory specification, hitting speeds of 2133 MHz. The ASUS P7P55D Deluxe also supports both NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technologies.
Zotac’s Mini-ITX motherboard platform, based on Intel Atom’s low-power cpu and Nvidia’s ION graphics platform, packs a full feature set in a tiny package. With built-on wireless internet, HDMI, high-def audio, and the ability to playback Blu-Ray content with ease, the IONITX-A-U motherboard stands to push HTPCs to a new realm of capabilities.
Some very interesting pictures just landed in the Legit Reviews mailbox of the upcoming ASUS P7H57D-V EVO Motherboard! These are the first good quality pictures that we have seen of the Intel H57 Express chipset, so we had to share them with our readers. Read on to take a sneak peak at the ASUS P7H57D-V EVO motherboard!
Earlier this year ASRock surprised us with their M3A780GXH/128M motherboard. Today we look at that boards successor, the ASRock M3A785GXH/128M motherboard. The new board features an integrated Radeon HD 4200 with 128mb of DDR3 onboard. Is it enough to run FarCry 2? Hit the link to find out.
Our first go at overclocking the MSI 790FX-GD70 was not a very good experience. We ended up blowing up a component on the board before we were able to get any results. MSI sent out a replacement board and today we will see if the new board will give us some love, or will it just blow blow up like the last one.
The Intel G41 Express Chipset is still alive and doing well for Intel LGA775 users that are looking for a value priced platform with integrated graphics. The DFI LanParty Blood-Iron G41-T33 motherboard is a micro-ATX motherboard based off that just so happens to be running G41 chipset. Read on to see what this sub-$65 motherboard can accomplish!