Sneak Peek: Core 2 Extreme X6900 and Athlon 64 FX-64 Performance Preview

Sneak Peek: Core 2 Extreme X6900 and Athlon 64 FX-64 Performance Preview

9.0

You've seen the Core 2 Extreme X6800 and the Athlon 64 FX-62 duke it out in our Core 2 Performance Review, but now we're offering you a glimpse into the future as we try to determine what the upcoming Core 2 Extreme X6900 and Athlon 64 FX-64 will bring to the table, performance-wise.

MSI K9NU Neo (ULi M1697 - Socket AM2)

MSI K9NU Neo (ULi M1697 - Socket AM2)

9.0

MSI refreshes their Socket AM2 lineup with a new V-Class budget motherboard. The K9NU Neo may have limited features, but not necessarily limited functionality. A perfect build for a casual home PC, its nForce 500-class performance will also give budget gamers a reason to smile.

ASRock 775Dual-VSTA (VIA PT880 Ultra - Core 2 Ready)

ASRock 775Dual-VSTA (VIA PT880 Ultra - Core 2 Ready)

6.0

With the 775-Dual-VSTA, ASRock proves that you can get an Intel Core 2 ready platform for rock bottom dollar, but are the compromises in features and performance in exchange for hybrid compatibility with AGP and DDR technology worth the price? Full details inside.

 MSI P965 Neo (Intel P965)

MSI P965 Neo (Intel P965)

8.0

MSI's offers up a mid-range motherboard based on Intel's Broadwater chipset. The P965 Neo comes at a perfect timing to welcome the just-launched Core 2 processors. Does the board have any bite? Or will it drop below the radar like so many mainstream fare. Find out inside.

ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (VIA K8T890 CF)

ASRock AM2V890-VSTA (VIA K8T890 CF)

7.0

ASRock has now updated their motherboard line-up with native AM2 processor support. Meet the AM2V890-VSTA, a mainstream offering based on a new variant of the VIA K8T890 chipset. Can the veteran chipset support the full potential of the new AM2 CPUs? Read on.

ASUS P5W DH Deluxe (Intel 975X Express - Core 2 Ready)

ASUS P5W DH Deluxe (Intel 975X Express - Core 2 Ready)

9.0

ASUS updates their enthusiast motherboard line-up for Intel's Core 2 processors and we get to test run the new P5W DH Deluxe. This 975X Express motherboard is a knockout cocktail of media-centric digital home features and performance computing. The grass is greener over here.

Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 Overclocking Performance Update

Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 Overclocking Performance Update

Gigabyte sent us an updated internal BIOS revision that is supposed to solve our overclocking woes with the GA-965P-DQ6 motherboard. Fresh from our review, we decided to take it for another spin and see if a BIOS is all you need to achieve great overclocking speeds. Read on.

Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 (Intel P965)

Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 (Intel P965)

8.0

Gigabyte launches their new 6-Quad and S series line of motherboards for the Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme with their flagship GA-965P-DQ6. Based on the Intel P965 chipset, this high-end board packs extreme chipset cooling and a VRM implementation overclockers don't want to miss.

ECS KA3 MVP (CrossFire Xpress 3200 - Socket AM2)

ECS KA3 MVP (CrossFire Xpress 3200 - Socket AM2)

8.0

The successor to ECS' excellent KA1 MVP is here. Sporting ATI's top CrossFire chipset, the KA3 MVP not only arrives for the Socket AM2, but features the new SB600 Southbridge in a killer combo. ECS as usual plays their price card, but the KA3 MVP has its fair share of issues too. Read on.

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe (nForce 590 SLI)

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe (nForce 590 SLI)

9.0

ASUS takes no prisoners with their new M2N32-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 motherboard. Based on NVIDIA's nForce 590 SLI, it has been designed for the hardcore enthusiast with souped up cooling and great overclockability. We've shown you a preview before, but here is the full review. Read on.

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