The ASRock 890GX Extreme3 motherboard features the AMD 890GX chipset paired with all new SB850 south bridge. The board offers the latest SATA3 6.0Gb/s offerings thanks to the AMD chipset, but also has SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support thanks to an onboard NEC controller. Read on to see how this Phenom II X6 supporting $129 motherboard performs and overclocks!
ASRock recently introduced their X58 Extreme3 motherboard, which is part of what they call the ASRock True 333 series. ASRock True 333 series motherboards can run the PCI-E for VGA card, SATA 3 6Gbps connectors and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 at full speed together simultaneously. With a price tag under $200 does this Intel X58 motherboard offer the best bang for the buck?
ASUS recently added a new P55 motherboard in the Republic of Gamers motherboard series called the Maximus III Extreme! The Intel LGA 1156 motherboard supports Core i3/i5/i7 and is aimed at enthusiasts. The board supports 16GB of DDR3 memory, five PCIe x16 slots, SATA 6Gbps, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and even Bluetooth support! Read on to see how this loaded up motherboard performs when pushed to its limits with subzero cascade cooling!
The ECS H55H-M is a micro ATX motherboard based on LGA 1156 socket for Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 and Pentium processors. The brand new Intel H55 chipset provides full support for Intel’s 32nm Clarkdale CPUs with an HD GPU integrated. Read on to see how this $53 motherboard does and we’ll just come out and say that you might be shocked!
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.