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DFI LANParty UT X48-T2R (Intel X48)

DFI LANParty UT X48-T2R (Intel X48)

8.0

Equipped with a new extended cooling system from Thermalright, DFI's LANParty UT X48-T2R is designed for those waiting to test the limits of their processors. With a staggering list of overclocking options, could this be the true enthusiast's X48 motherboard?

The Mother of Boards: Gigabyte EP45-DQ6 Preview

The Mother of Boards: Gigabyte EP45-DQ6 Preview

We've shown you what Gigabyte's upcoming DS4-class Intel P45 motherboard has in store for you, but you haven't seen anything yet till you meet the mother of all boards - the DQ6 heavyweight. Big on storage, security and networking bandwidth, you would be hard-pressed to find a rival.

Preview: Gigabyte EP45-DS4 "Eaglelake" Motherboard

Preview: Gigabyte EP45-DS4 "Eaglelake" Motherboard

Continuing our "Eaglelake" based motherboard coverage, this time we bring you Gigabyte's version right from the source at their headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. While we had a chance to see the range of boards they would soon offer, we focused on the DS4 variant. Check it out today!

ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe (Intel P45) - Ready for Action

ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe (Intel P45) - Ready for Action

9.0

It's the beginning of the summer blockbuster season and Intel's P45 chipset is a month away from wide release. Like Intel's recent chipsets, will this new mainstream chipset take the gloss away from the higher-end variants? Find out how it performs with the ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe.

Preview - MSI P45 "Eaglelake" Motherboards

Preview - MSI P45 "Eaglelake" Motherboards

With Intel's X48 chipsets trickling in retail, it's almost time for the mainstream P45 motherboards to follow suit. All the major vendors are preparing for their upcoming P45 boards and we managed to snag a couple of demo units from MSI for a sneak preview.

NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI Performance Review

NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI Performance Review

9.0

NVIDIA has just launched their first DDR3 chipset, the nForce 790i Ultra SLI and we think it's just the thing for hapless NVIDIA fans hoping for a decent Intel processor based SLI chipset with great performance and stability. Find out what NVIDIA put into their latest core logic controller and hope for a price cut.

AMD 790FX 4-Way Motherboard Roundup

AMD 790FX 4-Way Motherboard Roundup

It's time to take AMD's newest performance chipset for a spin as we scrutinize four top-of-the-line AMD 790FX motherboards to find out what makes them tick. Which board has the most tricks up its sleeves? Which board has the best performance? Which board suits your needs the most? Answers inside.

NVIDIA GeForce 8200 mGPU Preview

NVIDIA GeForce 8200 mGPU Preview

NVIDIA officially lifts the veil on the GeForce 8200 mGPU chipset, which boasts the first retail integrated graphics solution capable of 100% HD decoding of MPEG-2, VC-1 and H.264. Finally, a proper low cost chip to build a HD HTPC around, but is it still too soon? Read our preview to find out.

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 (Intel X48)

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 (Intel X48)

8.0

Gigabyte has refreshed their enthusiast motherboard lineup with the all new Intel X48 chipset. And if you thought only a select few have access to it, you'd be wrong. The GA-X48-DQ6 combines the X48 with good old DDR2 memory and introduces a new power saving feature as well. Read on.

MSI P7N SLI Platinum (NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI)

MSI P7N SLI Platinum (NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI)

8.0

MSI's latest P7N SLI Platinum arrived in our labs sporting a modified version of NVIDIA's mid-range nForce 750i SLI chipset featuring three PCIe 2.0 graphics slots. Gamers will definitely want to take a look at this, but will be board hold up to our benchmarking scrutiny? Find out inside.

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