AMD has been catching up with some of Intel's more powerful processors with its latest AM3 Phenom II offerings. This is aided in part by the competitively priced mainstream boards of which the 790GX chipset plays a major role. We cover three of the top Socket AM3 790GX boards available now from ASUS, BIOSTAR and MSI.
After the recent introduction of the first retail implementation of the NVIDIA Ion platform from Acer, NVIDIA continues to push its chipset by sending us a barebones motherboard kit from Zotac with a dual-core Intel Atom processor installed. Here's a quick update with our findings.
A high-end enthusiast class chipset like the Intel X58 Express in a microATX form factor? That has been done. But what about a microATX board bearing ASUS' overclocking oriented Republic of Gamers logo? We check out the small but lean Rampage II Gene.
We have all seen the Intel Atom turning up in every low-cost PC, mobile or otherwise. These however are usually the single core variants. What about the less common dual-core versions? Read all about our experiences with the dual-core Intel Atom in a mini-ITX package.
Fancy yourself a strapping warrior in an RPG? Foxconn's latest X58 motherboard has quite a striking name and an eye-catching box that seem more suited for a graphics card or gaming peripheral product than a staid motherboard. Here's our attempt at wielding the Flaming Blade.
Need the perfect compact motherboard for your HTPC setup? Then the Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi could just be the ideal board for you. Small, but feature-packed and powerful, we take a closer look at this tiny dynamo and see if it has what it takes to seize centre stage in your living room.
DFI has brought its Flame Freezer heatsink over to the latest Core i7 platform with its Intel X58 board, the LANParty UT X58-T3eH8. Equipped with its usual overclocking friendly BIOS, DFI promises more hours of tweaking for enthusiasts. We tried our hand at it and here are our thoughts.
Now that AMD's AM3 Phenom II processors are available, it's time we look at the DDR3 motherboard options. We check out how vendors have refreshed the enthusiast class AMD 790FX chipset for these new processors in this shootout.
To differentiate itself from the other P43 boards out there, ASRock has given the P43R1600Twins-WiFi support for both DDR2 and DDR3 memory, and, as the name suggests, Wi-Fi. Representing great value for money, we take a look to see if it has the performance to match.
For the budget-minded or HTPC enthusiast, we take a closer look at the MSI G45M Digital motherboard, which comes with Intel's latest integrated GPU, the X4500HD.