Next in our recent run of lower cost motherboards is the MSI Z97 Guard-Pro, a motherboard that MSI billed to me as one suited for the overclockable Pentium G3258 on a budget. At $110, we see if it differs much from the more expensive options on the market.

Intel P965: The Double Mint Twins Gone Wild

We take a look at two budget boards from Biostar and Gigabyte that offer surprising performance when compared to their more expensive fraternal twins.

23 by Gary Key on 11/9/2006

Intel P965: Mid-Range Performance Sector Roundup

first in a series of three P965 performance guides features the mid-range performance motherboards from Abit, Asus, Biostar, and Gigabyte.

62 by Gary Key on 10/20/2006

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3: BIOS Mania

We take a quick look at the overclocking improvements in the soon to be released F7 BIOS.

29 by Gary Key on 10/11/2006

Motherboards that work with Kentsfield

Will Intel's upcoming quad core processor work with your existing motherboard? If you are planning for Kentsfield we have a list of boards that will support the new CPU.

18 by Wesley Fink on 9/29/2006

EPoX EP-5P945 PRO: Budget 945P Performance

We take a quick look at EPoX's 945P based motherboard and discover very good budget performance from a standard design.

23 by Gary Key on 9/11/2006

Abit AW9D-MAX: When "Beta" MAX is a good thing

Our preview of the AW9D-MAX shows great performance potential in an unusual package.

56 by Gary Key on 9/8/2006

ASRock ConRoe945G-DVI: Core 2 Duo goes mATX

Our first look at ASRock's 945G based motherboard reveals that very good budget performance can come in a small package.

33 by Gary Key on 9/1/2006

ASUS P5B: New BIOS Adds Unlocking & Improved Overclocking

A new official BIOS for the P5B unlocks Core 2 Duo chips and promises much improved overclocking.

84 by Wesley Fink on 8/24/2006

ASUS P5NSLI: Core 2 Duo and SLI on a Budget

Our early look at the affordable ASUS P5NSLI motherboard based on the NVIDIA nForce 570SLI for Intel chipset.

27 by Gary Key on 8/22/2006

AM2 Motherboards-Part 4: ATI Crossfire Xpress 3200

AM2 Motherboards based on the ATI RD580 chipset finally arrive in the retail channel.

28 by Wesley Fink on 8/21/2006

ASRock Core 2 Duo: AGP/PCI Express Graphics Performance, Part Tres

We determine if there is a performance penalty when using AGP graphics cards on the ASRock 775Dual-VSTA motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo.

43 by Gary Key on 8/15/2006

Intel Core 2 Duo: Memory Performance Part Deux

We provide additional memory benchmarks with comparative chipsets and see how well the VIA PT880 Pro based ASRock 775Dual-VSTA performs against the competition.

34 by Gary Key on 8/14/2006

ASRock 775Dual-VSTA: Does DDR2 matter?

DDR is compared to DDR2 on ASRock's value Core 2 Duo motherboard to determine if your DDR memory is worth keeping.

55 by Gary Key on 8/8/2006

Abit AB9-Pro: Mainstream P965 Performance and Pricing

We take a quick second look at Abit's AB9-Pro, now armed with a production level BIOS and Core 2 Duo results.

25 by Gary Key on 7/24/2006

Conroe Buying Guide: Feeding the Monster

Conroe requires new parts, and help through the Buying Jungle is here!

123 by Gary Key & Wesley Fink on 7/19/2006

Abit AB9 Pro: A sneak peek at Intel's new P965 chipset

We're taking an early look at Intel's P965 chipset courtesy of Universal Abit's AB9 Pro as we continue our preview of Core 2 Duo capable boards.

33 by Gary Key on 7/3/2006

ASUS M2N32-SLI & Epox MF570SLI: AM2 Wunderkinder

The impressive ASUS M2N32-SLI and value-packed Epox MF570SLI race through Part 3 of our AM2 Motherboard Roundup.

23 by Wesley Fink on 6/28/2006

Foxconn and Gigabyte Tackle Socket AM2

The transition of motherboard manufacturers to socket AM2 is in full swing, and Gigabyte and Foxconn sent us their premium nForce 590 SLI models for review. Could one...

36 by Jarred Walton on 6/22/2006

NVIDIA nForce 500: Biostar and MSI Aim for the Gold

Our first look at Biostar's nForce 590-SLI and the MSI nForce 570-SLI for the new AMD AM2.

17 by Gary Key on 6/8/2006

CrossFire Xpress 3200: RD580 for AM2

ATI introduces the RD580 chipset for AM2 processors. RD580 was designed from the ground up for high speed overclocking and dual X16 CrossFire. How does it compare?

71 by Wesley Fink on 6/1/2006

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