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MSI RD480 Neo2 (ATI Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire)

MSI RD480 Neo2 (ATI Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire)

8.0

MSI's first CrossFire motherboard for the AMD platform isn't some overpriced enthusiast monster. In fact, this little baby is priced so reasonably, it may have slipped the notice of many gamers. Looking for native multi-GPU without the fluff? Then you need to read this review.

Chaintech MK8T890 (VIA K8T890)

Chaintech MK8T890 (VIA K8T890)

8.0

The Chaintech MK8T890 is a low-end motherboard with basic features, but does it have the performance to overcome its spartan feature set? You'll just have to read our review to find out. If you're looking for a no-frills workstation or an ultra budget gaming system though, this motherboard is reliable and on the cheap too.

ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2 (Intel 945PL Express + ATI CrossFire)

ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2 (Intel 945PL Express + ATI CrossFire)

8.0

ASRock brings another cost/performance motherboard into the market with CrossFire capabilities. The 775XFire-eSATA2 is not the fastest motherboard, nor is it expected to be. However, as far as mainstream goes, a new chipset and CrossFire on the cheap is the right combination.

MSI 975X Platinum (Intel 975X Express)

MSI 975X Platinum (Intel 975X Express)

8.0

MSI delivers a new motherboard with native CrossFire capabilities using the Intel 975X Express chipset. This board makes good on performance and stability in our tests and we think it will make a great mid-level gaming board if MSI can match it with a reasonable price.

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe (NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16)

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe (NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16)

9.0

ASUS takes a go at the nForce4 SLI X16 chipset and comes out looking like a champ not because it carries the most features, but because of its impeccable design. In the midst of the rat race comes a gaming motherboard designed to deliver stability first.

AOpen i915GMm-HFS (Intel 915GM Express)

AOpen i915GMm-HFS (Intel 915GM Express)

9.0

Not just another desktop Pentium M motherboard, the AOpen i915GMm-HFS is a cleverly designed motherboard specifically targeted at those who are looking to get on the media center PC craze. Check out why this micro-ATX board sits in a niche of its own.

ECS PF22 Extreme (Intel 955X Express + CrossFire)

ECS PF22 Extreme (Intel 955X Express + CrossFire)

8.0

ECS is another vendor to hop onto some ATI CrossFire action with the PF22 Extreme. This board is high on features, offers better performance than the mid-range PF5 Extreme and most importantly, CrossFire compatibility on the cheap. Don't miss this review.

MSI K8N Diamond Plus - New Limited Edition Update

MSI K8N Diamond Plus - New Limited Edition Update

Since we last reviewed the MSI K8N Diamond Plus, things have been going on behind the scenes. Barely a month from our initial review, MSI has released a Limited Edition version of the K8N Diamond Plus and calling it the world's first Hi-Fi motherboard. Get your updates here.

Gigabyte GA-G1975X (Intel 975X Express)

Gigabyte GA-G1975X (Intel 975X Express)

9.0

The Gigabyte GA-G1975X features Intel's new 975X Express chipset with native ATI CrossFire support. The board also represents Gigabyte's new enthusiast G1-Turbo branding with added features, excellent performance and good overclockability. If you're a gamer, this board isn't to be missed.

ULi M1695 HyperTransport PCI Express Tunnel Chip

ULi M1695 HyperTransport PCI Express Tunnel Chip

The M1695 is ULi's latest Athlon 64 core logic solution, but this isn't your momma's traditional chipset. The M1695 features HyperTransport as a universal interconnect for vast configuration flexibility and TGi for true PCIe, AGP and PCI operation simultaneously.

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