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First Looks: MSI P45-8D Memory Lover

First Looks: MSI P45-8D Memory Lover

Not sure whether you want DDR2 or DDR3 memory? MSI's P45-8D Memory Lover motherboard has 8 DIMM memory slots and is compatible with both DDR2 and DDR3 memory, so you can be on the safe side.

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

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As part of its quest to squeeze out greater power efficiency, Gigabyte has launched a new series of motherboards built with twice the amount of copper in their PCB. Does this move bring any real benefits to users besides higher cost? We find out in this review of the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P.

Intel IGP Chipset Showdown - GeForce 9300 mGPU vs. Intel G45

Intel IGP Chipset Showdown - GeForce 9300 mGPU vs. Intel G45

You first saw it in Apple's new MacBooks. Yes, we're referring to NVIDIA's latest IGP chipset, the GeForce 9300 mGPU. Read on to find out why Apple went with NVIDIA instead of Intel as we pit the Intel G45 Express chipset against the GeForce 9300 mGPU in this IGP showdown.

Catching the Eclipse - MSI's X58 Motherboard Previewed

Catching the Eclipse - MSI's X58 Motherboard Previewed

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MSI is the next manufacturer to show us a tantalizing glimpse of the Intel X58 chipset with its upcoming Eclipse motherboard. Featuring MSI's DrDOS technology and a new dark blue color scheme, it's a departure from MSI's usual colors. Here's a pictorial feast for your eyes.

AMD 790GX Face-Off: Foxconn vs MSI

AMD 790GX Face-Off: Foxconn vs MSI

AMD's new 790GX chipset comes paired with a new Southbridge and a feature that's touted to improve the overclocking on Phenom processors. For enthusiasts looking for a quick and dirty CrossFireX setup, this seems like great news. We check out the facts with two motherboards from Foxconn and MSI.

Intel X58 Sighted! Sneak Peek of the ASUS P6T Deluxe

Intel X58 Sighted! Sneak Peek of the ASUS P6T Deluxe

Intel's next generation X58 chipset is about to hit the stores but before we get down to testing it, here's an early look at ASUS' X58 board, the P6T Deluxe.

DFI LANParty DK P45-T2RS PLUS (Intel P45)

DFI LANParty DK P45-T2RS PLUS (Intel P45)

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Making overclocking a simple one-click affair is a commendable goal and that is exactly what DFI plans with its Auto Boost System, now found on its new LANParty DK and Blood Iron motherboards. We take a look at this new feature via the DK P45-T2RS PLUS.

Intel X58 Motherboards Support SLI Natively!

Intel X58 Motherboards Support SLI Natively!

By now you should be aware that Intel's new Nehalem architecture based processor codenamed Bloomfield is due end of the year. Latest news has it that the accompanying chipset, the Intel X58, will have native SLI support and we've a lot more details straight from NVIDIA's recent NVISION'08 show. Step right in!

MSI P45D3 Platinum (Intel P45)

MSI P45D3 Platinum (Intel P45)

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The last of the big three motherboard vendors, MSI is ready to unleash its DrMOS powered Intel P45 motherboards. We check out the DDR3 compatible P45D3 Platinum and see how it stands against its ASUS and Gigabyte competitors.

Gigabyte GA-EP45T-EXTREME (Intel P45) - The Full Review

Gigabyte GA-EP45T-EXTREME (Intel P45) - The Full Review

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You have probably seen our preview of Gigabyte's high-end P45 motherboard. Most of all, you know of its impressively large heatsink and full copper liquid cooling block. Now, you won't have to wait anymore for the performance numbers. Read on for the full review.

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