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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: MSI
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Introduction and Specifications

Current LGA 1366 motherboards are going for more than $200 for lower-end, “budget” mobos that support the Intel i7 platform. While most PC users don’t consider paying $200 for any of their PC parts as “budget or low-end", the realm of X58-based motherboards has made this nightmare a reality.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction and Specifications

The X58 desktop chipset exploded onto the scene last year triumphantly proclaiming itself the lone chipset solution to support the 45nm Intel Core i7 processor family. Many vendors have taken advantage of the X58 chipset craze, and Gigabyte is no exception. Their GA-EX58-UD5 offering is targeted toward PC enthusiasts and gamers with aspirations for overclocking their components.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: General
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Core 2 still lives!!

Even with the release of the Intel Core i7 CPU and X58 chipset, the Intel Core 2 processor continues to be a great bargain processor option while offering great performance. The P45 chipset is the most mainstream solution for motherboards and we have a trio of offerings from MSI, Gigabyte and ASUS today that we'll run you through to see which might make a great upgrade option for you.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

ASUS follows up its P6T Deluxe motherboard with the amazing Rampage II Extreme. If you want to see what the epitome of enthusiast platforms looks like then you need to see this offering that includes X-Fi audio, dual BIOS chips and an on-board location for multimeter-based voltage monitoring. Really.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

Our first non-Intel motherboard based around the X58 chipset is on the table today and has a lot to offer anyone considering upgrading to a Core i7 CPU and platform. This is the first motherboard we have seen offering SAS support on-board and the P6T Deluxe also runs the gamut in overclocking features.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction

ASUS has long been on the forefront of stable high performance motherboards. ASUS then stepped it up a notch and released their “Republic of Gamers” series. The branding is supposed to offer up extreme levels of performance and system control. Does the ASUS X48 Rampage Formula fall in line with these ideals, or does it fall short of its lofty goals? Read on to find out…

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: AMD
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690G Til Now

The AMD 790GX chipset is aimed at creating a new enthusiast level of product that should be far more accessible to regular people, both in terms of price and the ability to wring every spare MHz of performance out of the latest generation of AMD processors. While it succeeds in some areas, it is weighed down by some extraneous baggage that may not make it as appealing as AMD hoped to its targeted market.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction

GIGABYTE produces several models with the P45 chipset. For this particular review, we will be taking a look at the GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R (DDR2) version. This is one of GIGABYTE’s mainstream P45 variants. The board is stuffed full of hardware and software features, including their DES (dynamic energy saver) with 6-gears. There's the standard “Ultra Durable 2” moniker, which according to GIGABYTE stands for excellent stability and longevity. Does this board stack up in the current mainstream market? Read on to find out.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Elitegroup
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Introduction

Today we will be looking at ECS’s P45 powerhouse, the ECS Black Series P45T-A. The board arrives in a fantasy themed box, and features a nice slick black PCB. The “Black Series” is the ECS moniker that is supposed to stand for ECS’s new focus on an enthusiast product line. ECS has long been a OEM powerhouse, but they have often failed to crack the DIY enthusiast level market. Does this board succeed? Read on to find out.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction

GIGABYTE produces several models with the P45 chipset, among these are the GA-EP45T DQ6 (DDR3) and GA-EP45 DQ6 (DDR2). For this particular review, we will be taking a look at the GIGABYTE GA-EP45 DQ6 (DDR2) version. This is one of GIGABYTE’s higher end P45 variants. The board is stuffed full of hardware and software features, including their DES (dynamic energy saver) with 6-gears.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Intel
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Nehalem Motherboards Appear

Want to see what the future of Intel motherboards looks like? We have gathered some pictures of the first set of Nehalem platform system boards for your perusal. See bow three-channel memory and quad PCIe slots will look in your box next year.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Elitegroup
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Introduction and Specifications

ECS sent over our first AMD 780G motherboard that comes in a full ATX form factor that should appeal to many users at first glance. Can the ECS A780GM-A motherboard really appeal to users that want integrated graphics and those looking for a more enthusiast friendly AMD solution?

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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The NVIDIA 700a Series of Chipsets

The nForce 780a SLI chipset has been on the verge of release many times over the past several months but there was always something pushing it back. Now NVIDIA is finally ready to unveiling their first updated AMD-platform chipset in years and the ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe is the first board on the chopping block.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction and Specifications

Gigabyte brings the first X48 motherboard to our testing lab and shows what the updated Intel chipset can do. They are also introducing a new energy saving technology on this and other Gigabyte motherboards so come see if it lives up to the claims.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: eVGA
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Introduction and 790i Features

NVIDIA is on a tear with new product releases this month and their next offering is a new core logic chipset for Intel processors called the nForce 790i Ultra SLI. Yes, both Ultra and SLI. Adding DDR3 and native PCI Express support this new chipset from NVIDIA could be the best yet.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Intel
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Intel Skulltrail Platform

Intel's Skulltrail platform has been gallivanting around the tech world for quite some time starting in early 2007 but now Intel is ready to unveiling it as the ultimate enthusiast platform. Ready for eight cores and four GPUs or power?

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: XFX
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Introduction and Specifications

NVIDIA is updating their Intel-platform chipset series with the nForce 780i SLI. It offers 3-Way SLI, ESA support, great overclockability but still uses DDR2 memory. This makes for a slightly less exciting platform, but definitely a cheaper one.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction, Features and Specifications

Intel's G33 chipset is a great option for users either looking for a low total system cost or maybe the beginnings of an HTPC or SFF system. Come in and read how the Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2H board could work for you.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Can NVIDIA Revolutionize your PC?

NVIDIA is attempting to introduce a new standard for communications between your system and devices like your power supply, water cooler and even your chassis! What for you may ask? The Enthusiast System Architecture looks to help you get the most from your system.

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

The Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi is one of the most intriguing motherboards to hit the market in some time with a combination of three PCIe x16 slots, DDR3 memory support, great overclocking options and even an embedded Linux OS!