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A Trio of AMD 890GX Boards - More Mainstream AMD Madness

A Trio of AMD 890GX Boards - More Mainstream AMD Madness

As AMD prepares its own 6-core desktop processor for launch, we take on another bunch of AMD 890GX motherboards from ASUS, ECS and Jetway to find out which mainstream 890GX board is for you.

First Looks: MSI P55-GD85

First Looks: MSI P55-GD85

MSI gets into the SATA 6Gbit/s and USB 3.0 game with the P55-GD85, an upgrade to the P55-based GD-80. Besides its auto-overclocking OC Genie feature, what else can you expect from this board?

AMD's 890FX and 880G - A Preview from Gigabyte

AMD's 890FX and 880G - A Preview from Gigabyte

The AMD 890GX chipset launched in March is just the first of AMD's chipset refresh for the year. Next up, expect the enthusiast class 890FX and the more mainstream 880G. Here's a quick preview of what's coming from Gigabyte.

Return of the X58 - The Best from ASUS and Gigabyte

Return of the X58 - The Best from ASUS and Gigabyte

With the launch of the first 6-core processor, the Intel Core i7-980X, the spotlight is back on Intel's X58 Express chipset. What's different this time round is that vendors have updated the chipset with features comparable to newer ones like that on the Intel P55. We return to the X58 scene with two top boards from ASUS and Gigabyte and the Core i7-980X.

Native SATA 6Gbit/s Arrives - AMD 890GX Motherboards Examined

Native SATA 6Gbit/s Arrives - AMD 890GX Motherboards Examined

AMD has refreshed its 790GX chipset with the newer 890GX. On paper, it appears to be a minor upgrade similar to what AMD did with the 785G. We check out the chipset differences with two boards from Gigabyte and MSI.

The Tiny Giant - DFI LanParty MI P55-T36 (Intel P55)

The Tiny Giant - DFI LanParty MI P55-T36 (Intel P55)

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Filling up our palm is the DFI LanParty MI P55-T36, a mini-ITX board that belies its dimensions by having Intel's mainstream P55 chipset onboard. It opens the way for mini-ITX systems powered by a quad-core processor. We check it out to see if it's as capable as its full-sized rivals.

First Looks: ECS H55H-CM

First Looks: ECS H55H-CM

The ECS H55H-CM is the company's take on Intel's latest mainstream H55 Express chipset.

The Budget P55 - Jetway Kuroshio BI-700

The Budget P55 - Jetway Kuroshio BI-700

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With Intel's new dual-core processors, there will be Nehalem-based processors for almost every segment. The Intel P55 chipset remains the choice for Intel's mainstream quad-cores but what about the motherboards? What's a cheap but decent P55 motherboard? We find out if the Jetway Kuroshio BI-700 fits the bill.

First Looks: MSI H57M-ED65 mATX Motherboard

First Looks: MSI H57M-ED65 mATX Motherboard

A new wave of Intel processors hit the market earlier this month at the annual Consumer Electronics Show and along with these new Socket LGA1156, dual-core mainstream models for both the mobile and desktop, there are new chipsets to support them. Indeed, there are plenty of new model names to add to the jargon but here to shed some light, we present you with the MSI H57M-ED65, which is based on the Intel H57 Express.

Intel H55 Mobo Shootout - Integrated HD Graphics Showdown

Intel H55 Mobo Shootout - Integrated HD Graphics Showdown

Intel has unleashed a wave of low-power, 32nm dual-core processors with integrated graphics for the new year. To match these LGA1156 processors and unlock its graphics capabilities, you'll need a motherboard based on Intel's H55 Express chipset. We check out five such boards and give our verdict.

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