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March 9th, 2011

ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 & M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 Motherboards Review

AMD has made it a point of marketing to concentrate upon adding value to certain price segments and their supporting motherboard manufacturers have really caught on.  Today we will be taking a look at two products which take this mantra to heart:  the sub-$110 ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 and M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3.  Both use the 880G/SB850 chipset combination [...]


March 8th, 2011

Sapphire Pure Black X58 LGA1366 Motherboard Review

Around here, we usually see motherboards from the like of ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.  Even EVGA makes an appearance every now and then but there is one other company which is trying to break into this market once again:  Sapphire.  With their new Pure Black X58, they hope to once again make an entry into [...]


December 28th, 2010

MSI P67A-GD65 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Preview

MSI has long been held in relatively high regard by the vast majority of the enthusiast community but competing against the likes of Gigabyte and ASUS is never easy.  Nonetheless, their upcoming 1155 lineup is looking strong and in this preview we will be taking a look at the P67A-GD65, a board that will certainly [...]


December 28th, 2010

Gigabyte P67A-UD7 & P67A-UD4 Sandy Bridge Motherboards Preview

With Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture right around the corner, motherboard manufacturers are naturally chomping at the bit to introduce their newest generation of products.  Gigabyte will have a full lineup of P67 and H67 boards and in this article we take a quick look at two of them:  the inexpensive P67A-UD4 and the enthusiast-oriented P67A-UD7


November 14th, 2010

ASUS P67 ‘Sandy Bridge’ Motherboards Preview

Many have heard rumors of Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge architecture and the motherboards which are sure to accompany any upcoming products.  Naturally, motherboard manufacturers are well on their way towards releasing supporting designs and in this article we take a quick look at some of ASUS’ offerings.


October 13th, 2010

Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7 AM3 Motherboard Review

With AMD’s release of the Phenom II X6 processors, the popularity of their products has slowly been on the rise.  Motherboard makers have been taking advantage of this newfound popularity by releasing a wide range of products which cater to the needs of everyone from enthusiasts to entry level users.  Gigabyte has attacked the high [...]


August 25th, 2010

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula 890FX Motherboard Review

With the release of the 890-series chipset, AMD firmly planted their flag in the enthusiast arena.  Interestingly enough, most motherboards sporting the 890FX retail for significantly less than their Intel counterparts while being equipped with similar feature sets.  In this review we take a look at one such board from ASUS’ Republic of Gamers series: [...]


June 30th, 2010

GIGABYTE 870A-UD3 AM3 Motherboard Review

AMD processors  have come a long way in the last year and have been making some serious inroads in the price / performance market.  The motherboards have been following along with the newly-released 800-series chipsets competing directly with the best Intel has to offer.  In this review we will be looking a fully featured, sub-$110 [...]


May 5th, 2010

GIGABYTE 890GPA-UD3H 890GX AM3 Motherboard Review

The current motherboard market is full of feature rich high end products but finding a capable mid-range board can be a lesson in frustration for many users.  AMD’s new 890GX looks to be an answer for many consumers who are looking for the perfect mix of performance and features while retailing for less that $150. [...]


April 26th, 2010

AMD’s 890FX Chipset: An Evolution for the AM3 Platform

With the Phenom X6 finally being released and the 890GX motherboards already retailing for several months, AMD is now releasing their new flagship chipset called the 890FX.  Not only does this chipset represent a significant evolution for AMD’s current lineup but it is also meant to go hand in hand with their Thurban processors.  In [...]