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  1. Asus P5N32-E SLI review

    Asus P5N32-E SLI review

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    Hail the conquering hero. That's the general gist from early reviews of NVIDIA's Intel chipset, the nForce 680i. But is it true? Well, not quite. In terms of stock-clocked system performance, this 680i-powered ASUS board can't quite match the best Intel boards.

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    Asus P5B-E Plus review

    Asus P5B-E Plus review

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    Take note of this board's awesome overclocking ability. Weigh up its solid and sensible specification. And then ask yourself if you really need anything more from an Intel Core 2-supporting motherboard. Odds are, you don't.

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    Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe review

    Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe review

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    Until NVIDIA releases its nForce 680a chipset for Athlon processors, this is probably as good as it gets for AMD Athlon motherboards. Like the Foxconn C51XEM2AA, it's NVIDIA's range- topping nForce 590 that does the chipset duties

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    EVGA NFORCE 680I review

    EVGA NFORCE 680I review

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    Today we'll be reviewing motherboards according to playground rules. In case you're unsure, this means that bigger is better, more is always more, and there's no such thing as over the top.

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    Sapphire Pure Element AM2 review

    Sapphire Pure Element AM2 review

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    So, you've bought an AM2 processor, or maybe you're thinking of buying one - they are cheaper after all

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    Asus P5N32-SLI Premium review

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    Thus far, Conroe mobos boasting SLI compatibility have been missing from the performance picture. It seems NVIDIA has been holding off on its NFORCE 5 and 6 chipsets until the release of the G80 GPU.

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    Abit AW9D-MAX review

    Abit AW9D-MAX review

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    If you're maintaining your allegiance to AMD, then grab a decent NFORCE5 motherboard, and Bob's moving in with your Aunt. For Core 2 Duo though, you must weigh up the pros of i965 mobos against the cons of i975 and the potential of NVIDIA's chips

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    VIA Epia CN13000 review

    VIA Epia CN13000 review

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    VIA is no longer a name associated with first choices, whether you're considering graphics, chipset, or CPUs. Although low price points make it a popular choice, most benchmarks put its rivals' products in the lead.

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    MSI P965 Neo review

    MSI P965 Neo review

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    Exactly how well do Intel's in-house chipsets compare with the likes NVIDIA's NFORCE and ATI's Xpress offers? Well, it's debatable. But you can be sure of one thing. Intel-based boards are typically pretty pricey.

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    MSI K9NGM2FID review

    MSI K9NGM2FID review

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    With the appearance of large HDTV sets in the living room, the processing requirements of media centre PCs are changing. Decoding HD video requires a Micro-ATX system that can keep up with the latest hardware developments...

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    Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 review

    Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 review

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    First a word of warning. Do not be fooled by the pair of physical 16-lane PCI-E sockets you see before you. Because this Gigabyte board is not a dual-graphics capable Crossfire companion.

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    Asus P5B Deluxe review

    Asus P5B Deluxe review

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    The Asus P5B Deluxe is the first motherboard based on the 965 chipset to come through our labs. So far, the choice of boards that make full use of Intel's newly crowned performance champion has been slim.

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    Asrock CONROEXFIRE-eSATA2 775 review

    Asrock CONROEXFIRE-eSATA2 775 review

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    Unconventional to a fault. That's the Asrock CONROEXFIRE. It's not allbad news however. Indeed, this is the kind of board you really want to like.

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    Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 review

    Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 review

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    Gigabyte isn't shy of alliterative marketing spin and this 'S Series' motherboard serves up a succession of s's to sell its stuff: Silent-Pipe, SLI, Speed, Smart and Safe all find prominence on the box.

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    Asus Crosshair review

    Asus Crosshair review

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    Clarification time. It says Crosshair, not CrossFire. So ATI fanboys can relax, this isn't an nForce chipset that supports CrossFire. It is, however, one of the most ridiculously impressive motherboards we've ever seen

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    Asus P5W DH Deluxe review

    Asus P5W DH Deluxe review

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    Asus is clearly aiming to impress with its latest Intel motherboard. Open the box and you're presented with a remote control and a stylish antenna for the integrated wireless networking module

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    Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe review

    Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe review

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    The nForce 590 SLI is Nvidia's flagship chipset, boasting severalfeatures that will appeal to both gamers and anyone tempted to play around with voltages and frequencies at a low level

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    Abit KN9 SLI review

    Abit KN9 SLI review

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    For its first AM2 motherboard, Abit has opted for NVIDIA's nForce 570 SLI chipset. As the 'SLI' in the board's name suggests, it supports twin graphics cards from Nvidia, defaulting back to x8 operation when actually running both cards.

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    Foxconn 975X7AA review

    Foxconn 975X7AA review

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    Hard as it may be to believe, Intel's latest desktop chipset, the 975, is gamer-orientated.Given the struggle it's had convincing gamers that Pentium pips Athlon 64 forperformance, it's an interesting tactic for Intel...

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    Asus N4L-VM DH review

    Asus N4L-VM DH review

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    The moment Centrino was released our attention focused on the potential of the Pentium M. It was great for laptops, but as processor fans were getting louder the fantasy of a quiet yet powerful processor had us clambering to get this chip into our desktops

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