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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 [...]


April 12th, 2010

ASUS Maximus III Extreme LGA1156 Motherboard Review

The  LGA 1156 platform has quickly become the de facto standard for people looking for a budget-friendly Intel system.  However, manufacturers are constantly evolving their motherboard offerings with new technologies and features in a effort to differentiate themselves from the competition.  ASUS has taken things to the next level with their new Maximus III Extreme [...]


March 28th, 2010

Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD7 LGA 1156 Motherboard Review

While many may think of P55 motherboards as a less-expensive alternative to an X58-based product, enthusiasts have learned that many LGA 1156 processors can be pushed to obscene speeds when paired up with the right board.  As such, manufacturers have been releasing P55 boards of increasing potential at a feverish rate.  Gigabyte’s P55A-UD7 is meant [...]


March 14th, 2010

ASUS ROG Rampage III Extreme LGA1366 Motherboard Preview

The Republic of Gamers series from ASUS has always been known for being among the best in the industry and the Rampage motherboards are at the their forefront.  The new Rampage III Extreme will soon be released and will represent one of the highest-end motherboards on the market.  In this preview we take the board [...]


March 11th, 2010

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 890FX Motherboard Sneak Peak

ASUS hasn’t been making much noise in the high-end AMD market as of late and has instead concentrated their new Republic of Gamers series motherboards towards Intel users.  That is all about to change with the upcoming release of their Crosshair IV Formula which is based off of AMD’s 890FX chipset.  In this sneak peak [...]


March 3rd, 2010

ASUS RoG Maximus III Extreme LGA 1156 Motherboard Preview

ASUS has long been known for their Republic of Gamers series of motherboards and while they have products already in place for both of Intel’s P55 and X58 platforms, they felt it was time to take things to the next level.  The Maximus III Extreme follows closely in the footsteps of the original Maximus III [...]


March 1st, 2010

AMD’s 890GX Chipset: Low-End Price, High-End Features

After years of waiting for an update for an aging 700-series chipset lineup, AMD’s faithful have finally been rewarded with the release of the 800-series of AM3 boards.  In this article, we take an in-depth look at what the 890GX has to offer and preview boards from ASUS and Gigabyte.