Gaming Motherboard Reviews 2012 – Comparison Table

Best New PC Gaming Motherboards for Q1 2012

Manufacturer / Model NumberPrice / RatingSocket / ChipsetExpansion SlotsSATA / USB/ Ram SpecsOtherWarranty
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155 Motherboard
LGA 1155 / Intel Z682 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (single @ x16 or dual @ x8), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode), 2 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI4 x SATA 3Gb/s, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s, 6 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, up to 32 GB Dual Channel 4x240 pin DDR3 Ram 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design, UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode), LucidLogix Virtu - Auto Switching between Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA/AMD Cards, Intel Smart Response Technology, BT GO! (Bluetooth), GPU Boost, Quad USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s Support, Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support3 Years Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
AM3+ / AMD 990FX - NB / AMD SB950 - SB4 x PCIe 2.0 (x16, x16, x4, x4), 2 x PCIe x1, 1 x PCI6 x SATA 6Gb/s, 8 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, up to 32 GB Dual Channel 4x240 pin DDR3 Ram 2000(O.C.) / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU, Multi-display support with 2 way SLI and 2 way CrossFireX, AMD OverDrive Support, 108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback, DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology), Turbo XHD- Full Automatic RAID 0/Stripe, Ultra Durable 3 – Classic, GIGABYTE innovative technology- Easy Energy Saver3 Years Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
ASRock MB-Z68X4G3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
LGA 1155 / Intel Z682 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (single @ x16 or dual @ x8), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode), 2 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI4 x SATA 3Gb/s, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s, 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, up to 32 GB Dual Channel 4x240 pin DDR3 Ram 2133(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066Premium Gold Caps, Digi Power, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX and NVIDIA Quad SLI, Intel HD Graphics Built-in Visuals, Dr. Debug, Smart Switch Design: Power/Reset/Clear CMOS Switch with LED, Intel Smart Response, Lucid Virtu Switchable Graphics, ASRock XFast USB, XFast LAN Technologies, ASRock On/Off Play, Graphical UEFI, ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU), Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)2 Years Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard
LGA 1155 / Intel Z682 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single @ x16 or dual @ x8), 3 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI3 x SATA 3Gb/s, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s, 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, up to 32 GB Dual Channel 4x240 pin DDR3 Ram 2133(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066GIGABYTE Touch BIOS™, DualBIOS™ 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology), Intel® Smart Response Technology, GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response, Intel® InTru™ 3D, Switchable Graphics with LucidLogix Virtu GPU Virtualization, Driver MOSFETs - Integration of VRM Components, On/Off Charge Technology, Multi-display support with CrossFireX and SLI3 Years Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard
LGA 2011 / Intel X794 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16, x16, x8, x8), 2 x PCIe x1, 1 x PCI4 x SATA 3Gb/s, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s, 8 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, up to 32 GB Quad Channel 4x240 pin DDR3 Ram 2133 / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066Intel LGA 2011® CoreTM i7 processors, 4 Channel Memory Architecture, PCI Express Gen. 3 Support
All New Digital Power Control for the CPU and Memory, UEFI DualBIOSTM Technology, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi Card for faster data transfers, 8 phase overclockable VRM design, 3x USB power boost, Unique On/Off charge technology, Dolby Home Theater® support, High quality 110dB SNR HD audio
3 Years Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 1800 ATX Motherboard
LGA 1155 / Intel P672 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single @ x16 or dual @ x8), 3 x PCIe x1, 1 x PCI4 x SATA 3Gb/s, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s, 8 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, up to 32 GB Dual Channel 4x240 pin DDR3 Ram 1866 / 1800 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066TUF Thermal Armor - Total Airflow-Boosting Heat Dissipation, TUF Thermal Radar - Real Time Temp Detection and Heat Removal, TUF Components [Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military-standard] - Certified for Tough Duty, E.S.P. [Efficient Switching Power Design] - Optimal power efficiency for key components, Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support5 Years Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
AM3+ / AMD 970 - NB / AMD SB950 - SB2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16, x4), 3 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI6 x SATA 6Gb/s, 8 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, up to 32 GB Dual Channel 4x240 pin DDR3 Ram 2000(O.C.) / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066Get Ready for New Generation of 32nm AMD AM3+ CPU, Supports next generation of 45nm AMD AM3 CPU, AMD OverDrive Support, 108dB Signal-to-Noise ratio playback, DualBIOS 3TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology), Turbo XHD- Full Automatic RAID 0/Stripe, Ultra Durable 3 – Classic, GIGABYTE innovative technology- Easy Energy Saver3 Years Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155 Motherboard
LGA 1155 / Intel Z682 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (single @ x16 or dual @ x8), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode), 2 x PCIe x1, 2 x PCI4 x SATA 3Gb/s, 4 x SATA 6Gb/s, 8 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, up to 32 GB Dual Channel 4x240 pin DDR3 Ram 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Design, UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode), LucidLogix Virtu, Intel Smart Response Technology, BT GO! (Bluetooth), Quad USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/s Support, Quad-GPU SLI and Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support3 Years Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Republic of Gamers Series Motherboard
AM3+ / AMD 990FX - NB / AMD SB950 - SB3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual @ x16 or x16, x8, x8), 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode), 1 x PCIe x1, 1 x PCI7 x SATA 6Gb/s, 8 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, up to 32 GB Dual Channel 4x240 pin DDR3 Ram 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 10663-Way NVIDIA SLI / AMD CrossFireX Technology, Extreme Engine Digi+ - Powerful combination of analog and digital design elements, SupremeFX X-Fi 2 - Play with ultra-real cinematic in-game surround sound, GameFirst, Intel Gigabit LAN, UEFI BIOS - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface3 Years Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
ASUS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - LGA2011 - X79 - 8x DIMM - PCIe 3.0 Motherboard
LGA 2011 / Intel X794 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual @ x16; triple @ x16, x8, x16; quad @ x16, x8, x8, x8), 1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x8 mode), 1 x PCIe x14 x SATA 3Gb/s, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s, 8 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, up to 64 GB Quad Channel 8x240 pin DDR3 Ram 2400(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 10662nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 Socket, Intel X79 Express Chipset, X-Socket - Get more life out of your LGA1366 CPU coolers, OC Key - The key to real time monitoring and overclocking, Subzero Sense - Find out how cold your board is, VGA Hotwire - Hotwire your system3 Years Limited Parts and Labor Warranty