Motherboard Round-Up August 2008

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Introduction

In the not so distant past it was reasonably easy to buy a motherboard for Intel processors, the general rule was that if you wanted a rock solid board with no overclocking options Intel’s own boards were the way to go. If you wanted a little more flexibility then buying a 3rd party board with Intel chipset was the best option. Lastly for the money conscious there were budget boards available with chipsets from companies such as Via and SIS. Nowadays the marketplace is more crowded and it can be hard to tell which chipset is best suited to a user’s needs, never mind chose from the vast number of models available on each.

Today we will be comparing eight motherboards for Intel processors and showing how each performs as well as looking at the features they have to offer. Tests include gaming, media playback, image manipulation and more, so by the end of the article we should be a bit better placed to know which chipset or board is ideal for consumers using Intel processors.

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