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We have yet again received another mainboard from Asrock that is based on this Intel and improved chipset. The P45R2000-WiFi has the look and feel of the X48TwinTurbo we reviewed just a week or so ago. Now the P45R2000 has all options stated above and plus some but what will be an added feature of this board is its price. It should be price well under the $240 asking price of the ASUS P5Q at about $150-$160. Price is one thing but is it worth it in the end? Read on as well put this board on the bench.
Today, the board we will be tackling is the A780FullDisplayPort which is based on the AMD 780G/SB700 chipset. This new board looks to be competing for the title of the ultimate mATX motherboard with its integrated graphics that will support now and future DirectX 10 titles. And if this doesn’t supply you with enough video processing power a higher end graphic accelerator can be added. This is only one thing the A780FullDisplay has to offer. What are the others……read on.
I have finally gotten my chance to review one of their products. The product on the bench here today is the A770-M socket AM2+ motherboard. Before I even received the board I browsed a few online stores to get a good ideal on pricing. In the case of the A770M-A we were able to find it for roughly $65. This is in range of Asrock and some of the board they manufacture. But is the ECS as stable as the competition? We will find out.
The Asrock X48TurboTwins-WiFi is the highest price motherboard from the company. But is cheaper than others sporting the same chipset. Spending $300 plus on a motherboard may be painless for some but many of us would be ill for some time even thinking about spending that much money on a motherboard. So in this class the X48TurboTwins would be considered the value board at $240. We will put it thru the test and see if it is worth the asking price.
Most of you out there are possible wondering more about the overclocking side of the board. Understandable as the entire P35 line was a favored amongst enthusiasts. The boards overclocked well beyond that of others containing the Intel P35 chipset. And did so at an attractive price. For under $140 you had all the BIOS and onboard features you could need. It is with great pleasure then that we received the Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4 for our reviewing pleasure. Read on, we hope you enjoy the review.
Besides the overclocking and Crossfire support the EX38 has been purposefully developed and designed to be incredibly energy efficient. With the current trend towards lower energy usage and lower running temperatures as a result, this kind of innovation helps to push Gigabyte ahead of the pack.
If Gigabyte being the respectable motherboard company it is gave the world one of the first motherboards built on this new socket. The X38-DQ6 gives all the bells and whistle needed to be a full featured motherboard. Blessed with firewire, USB 2.0, SATA II and PCIe 2.0, the X38-DQ6 is bound to be a board like no other. And if the features don't attract you the colorful layout will. The blue, red, orange and yellow are enough to brighten up any case.