An Average Joe - MSI 785GM-E51

An Average Joe - MSI 785GM-E51

8.0

With its updated integrated graphics core, AMD's 785G chipset has been embraced wholeheartedly by vendors looking to capitalize on its mainstream appeal. MSI for instance has four variants available and today, we'll be looking at an AM3 version, the MSI 785GM-E51.

Military Grade - ASUS SABERTOOTH 55i

Military Grade - ASUS SABERTOOTH 55i

9.0

ASUS' new series of motherboards, 'The Ultimate Force' or TUF, gets its first member with the SABERTOOTH 55i. Featuring military grade components and an unique ceramic-based heatsink coating, this is a rugged premium board using the Intel P55 Express chipset. We find out just how tough it is.

Intel P55 Motherboard Shootout - The New Mainstream

Intel P55 Motherboard Shootout - The New Mainstream

With the new mainstream Lynnfield processors lowering the price of entry for Intel's current platform, it's time to look at the rest of the supporting cast. Today, we bring together five of the top P55 motherboards from major vendors to find out which one deserves to be in your next PC.

MSI Lets the Genie out - P55 Launch @ VivoCity

MSI Lets the Genie out - P55 Launch @ VivoCity

Showing off its latest mainstream P55 motherboards, MSI took the opportunity to demonstrate to local hardware enthusiasts the new features on these motherboards. Key among them is an auto overclocking utility - OC Genie, that looks to have succeeded beyond our expectations.

The Ion Lives - ASUS AT3N7A-1 NVIDIA Ion Motherboard

The Ion Lives - ASUS AT3N7A-1 NVIDIA Ion Motherboard

8.0

NVIDIA's Ion continues to thrive thanks to HTPC enthusiasts who value the onboard GeForce 9400M's performance. ASUS wants a piece of the action too and this is the ASUS AT3N7A-1, touted as a value for money option for movie lovers who want to set up a simple and inexpensive HTPC. We check it out to see if it's time to bust out the popcorn yet.

Triple Mainstream AMD 785G Roundup

Triple Mainstream AMD 785G Roundup

The heir to the popular mainstream AMD 780G chipset, the 785G has arrived but it appears to have kept with the status quo. Can these three new motherboards from ASUS, ECS and Gigabyte convince us otherwise? We take these boards for a spin in our lab and paint the results for you.

Preview: Gigabyte P55-UD6 (Intel P55)

Preview: Gigabyte P55-UD6 (Intel P55)

8.0

Gigabyte's new Intel P55 motherboards promise smart and efficient computing with their new optimized functions and utilities in addition to the new hardware platform. We give you a sneak peek of its hardware, BIOS and several new utilities you can expect with your next Gigabyte motherboard upgrade.

AMD 785G Graphics Performance Update

AMD 785G Graphics Performance Update

AMD's 780G chipset took the integrated graphics scene by surprise last year, blowing away its rivals. But it's time for an update and with the AMD 785G, the chipset gets upgraded to the newest features like DX10.1 and UVD 2.0. We examine if these features add anything significant in this performance update.

Preview: MSI P55-GD80 (Intel P55) Motherboard

Preview: MSI P55-GD80 (Intel P55) Motherboard

9.0
Winner 2009

Users waiting to upgrade to a P55 motherboard, it's time to rejoice as we'll be teasing you with a preview of the MSI P55-GD80. This new motherboard packs many useful features more commonly found on enthusiast-class motherboards and also introduces a few new technologies. Lap up the scoop inside.

Editor's Choice Gaming Rig 2009

Editor's Choice Gaming Rig 2009

While we await the next wave of tech advances, we recap some of the best PC hardware that has passed through our lab this year and represent some of the finest money can buy. Presenting to you, our Editor's Choice pick for setting up a gaming system.

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