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Sharky Extreme : Motherboards March 4, 2012
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January 2009

Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 Motherboard Review

Intel has shifted to the Core i7 + X58 as their top-end platform of choice, but the Core 2 Duo/Quad market still has a lot of life in it. The Intel X48 is currently one of the top performance bases for a DDR3-equipped, Core 2 performance system, and we're checking out the Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 motherboard to see how it compares in terms of features and performance.

01/16/2009

October 2008

Intel DX48BT2 (X48) Motherboard Review

Intel has been holding the performance CPU market in a virtual stranglehold, but the company still needs platforms that properly exploit the Core 2. The X38 started the move to DDR3, and the Intel X48 completes it, with full support for both FSB1600 and DDR3-1600 speeds. The Intel DX48BT2 motherboard supplies a high-end implementation of this chipset, complete with full overclocking features.

10/21/2008

August 2008

AMD 790GX Chipset Review

The AMD 780G represented the first wave of the HD 3000-based integrated chipsets, but the AMD 790GX is definitely second-generation. This improves on the 780G in almost every way, offering full Phenom X4 support, a faster graphics core, integrated display cache, and a higher-end architecture. If you've always wanted a performance platform with integrated graphics, look no further.

08/08/2008

July 2008

Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 Motherboard Review

The AMD 7-series of chipsets offers everything from entry-level to ultra high-end platforms for the Socket AM2+ market. We're concentrating on the top of the line 790FX chipset, and the Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 motherboard that features it, so check out our review to see how it stacks up against some other AMD-based solutions.

07/16/2008

March 2008

AMD 780G Chipset Review

Integrated graphics have not enjoyed much success in the gaming arena, with low performance and poor game compatibility being the most common complaints. The AMD 780G may not solve all the problems, but its integrated Radeon HD 3200 graphics core is certainly a big step in the right direction, and helps double it as a killer HTPC platform.

03/05/2008

October 2006

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard Review

Intel may position the i975X at the high-end of the Core 2 market, but the P965 chipset is the mainstream performance option, and it has been widely adopted by motherboard manufacturers. One of these is Gigabyte, and their GA-965P-DS3 offers high-end performance and a killer feature set, not to mention quad core support.

10/21/2006

October 2005

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D Motherboard Review

The current AMD Socket 939 platform selection really boils down to which NVIDIA nForce4 motherboard is right for you. DFI is a brand name that is really making waves with enthusiasts, and their LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D motherboard offers a killer combination of high-end performance, value and overclocking.

10/25/2005

July 2004

ASUS A8V Deluxe Motherboard Review

The AMD Socket 939 platform offers many upgrades compared to Socket 754 systems, including dual-channel DDR and faster Hyper Transport speeds, and is the de facto base for AMD enthusiast buyers. ASUS was quickly out of the gate with the A8V Deluxe motherboard, and we've taken it out for a spin to see how it compares to the Socket 939 and 754 competition.

07/22/2004

Intel 925X & 915G Express Chipsets Review

The 925X and 915G Express platforms brought with them many new technologies, such as DDR2 memory and PCI Express graphics, and in this review we'll be taking a closer look at the features and performance of these chipsets. The latest Intel GMA 900 integrated graphics core will also be fully evaluated, including both system and gaming performance benchmarks.

07/09/2004

June 2004

Gigabyte K8NNXP Motherboard Review

Socket 939 may have enabled dual-channel DDR for the enthusiast crowd, but Socket 754 is still the AMD64 value platform of choice. The nForce3 150 chipset has been under intense pressure from the VIA K8T800 in this market, and we're taking the Gigabyte K8NNXP out for a spin to see how NVIDIA's chipset stacks up.

06/18/2004
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