Motherboards

Asus P7F7-E WS SuperComputer Review

You wouldn’t expect overclocking performance from the workstation-designated Asus P7F7-E WS SuperComputer motherboard, but once you dig deeper you begin to find all the goodies that have made Asus motherboards so popular with enthusiasts. Probably the single most attractive feature is the ability to run three way SLI or quad CrossfireX, but there is plenty more that makes this a premium board. Read More

Biostar TA890FXE Motherboard Review

Achieving¬†superior performance from less expensive hardware was the main reason overclocking appealed to me severals years ago. In recent years, Biostar has really stepped up to the plate to fill the performance-on-a-budget roll, and I’ve personally owned several of their boards. The TA890FXE takes the high end AMD 890FX chipset and aims to get it in the hands of more budget conscious buyers. With any luck this motherboard will be able to play with the big boys, for instance the¬†Asus Crosshair Formula IV we reviewed recently. Read More

Quick Testing On Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5

If you want to see Gigabyte’s 890FXA-UD5 turn a wimpy 2.7GHz single-core sissy into a 4.2GHz+ dual core beast, you’ve come to the right place. I will do some Thuban testing with this board in the near future though. So while this review will be short and to the point, the follow up article will be more extensive as far as overclocking and performance results are concerned. Read More

MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard Review

MSI has been working hard to improve their reputation as an overclocker-friendly motherboard manufacturer, and I can say I’ve seen a pretty steady improvement in general overclocking performance over the past few years. MSI’s newest addition to their AMD line of motherboards is one of my favorite products yet. Read More

ASUS Crosshair IV Formula Review

The Crosshair IV Formula is ASUS’ top of the line AMD motherboard. Housing the 890FX northbridge and SB850 southbridge, it should be a current-generation powerhouse. So sit back, relax and let’s sink our teeth into this beast. Read More

Gigabyte P55A-UD7 on liquid nitrogen

UD3R + i5 670 in CPU-Z

Gigabyte now has an extensive lineup of motherboards based around the LGA1156 socket. The top range boards use the P55 chipset, and at the top of the heap is the new UD7. I’ve already looked at the P55-UD3R, the P55A-UD3R, and the P55A-UD6…does this new entry really have what it takes to be called the best? Read More

Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Review And Overclocking Results

Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship 2009 was the first time I overclocked on the X58 platform, and I haven’t done so since then. P55 got in the way, and although I’ve been having a blast with it over the past several months, something has been missing. I realized just what that was when Gigabyte sent me their X85A-UD7 for testing. Read More

MSI H55M-ED55 Review

With the release of Intel’s Core i3/i5 with on-chip integrated graphics, tons of low-cost H55 motherboards have been popping up. MSI’s mid-range H55 board, priced around $110, is the H55M-ED5. If you’ve been keeping up with H55 performance numbers, you know that people are getting huge overclocks on mATX boards. Although MSI sent me this board for HTPC testing (as Intel’s GMA HD IGP was intended), I also decided to test the limits of the ED55 and see just how much performance I could squeeze out of it. Read More

MSI 890GXM-G65 Review

MSI 890GXM-G65 Accessories

It’s been a while since AMD introduced a new chipset. The 890GX-SB850 has several new features, including USB 3.0, SATA 3, 6-core CPU support, and upgraded integrated graphics with DirectX 10.1 support. MSI is getting into the 890GX game immediately, and has sent me their 890GXM-G65 for testing. Though the 890GXM-G65 is part of MSI’s “Gaming Series,” here I’ll be testing it in an HTPC setting. Read More

i5 Clarkdale on Biostar TH55XE

We’ve seen a lot of news about Intel’s 32nm CPU on the internet in the past six months…Now let us take a look at Intel’s LGA 1156 platform. This platform will launch new 32nm CPU products, including Core i5 6XX and Core i3 5XX series, named Clarkdale. Read More

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