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 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.

MSI K9N Platinum (nForce 570 Ultra)

MSI K9N Platinum (nForce 570 Ultra)

9.0

MSI's K9N Platinum is one of the first mid-range Socket AM2 motherboards to hit retail from a major motherboard manufacturer. The K9N Platinum has all the power of the nForce 570 Ultra without any of the initial kinks of a new chipset implementation. This is Socket AM2 for everyone. Read on.

ASUS P5WD2-E Premium (Intel 975X Express)

ASUS P5WD2-E Premium (Intel 975X Express)

9.0

ASUS' updated flagship motherboard for the Intel platform doesn't just sport some feature additions like dual Gigabit LAN and CrossFire multi-GPU support, but the P5WD2-E Premium is one board that no gamer or overclocker should pass by. When ASUS says 'Premium', they mean it.

Foxconn C51XEM2AA (nForce 590 SLI)

Foxconn C51XEM2AA (nForce 590 SLI)

8.0

A motherboard with a 'motherload' of settings, Foxconn's premier Socket AM2 board sporting the new nForce 590 SLI chipset delivers on performance, stability and overclockability. After putting it through its paces, we found the Foxconn C51XEM2AA worthy of the hardcore enthusiast. Read on.

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