Best Motherboard 2012 - 2013 x58, p55, p67 Chipset Reviews

Top 5 Best Rated and Bestselling X58 Motherboards

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ASUS LGA 1366 Intel X58 Republic of Gamers ATX Motherboard Rampage III FormulaASUS LGA 1366 - Intel X58 - True USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s - ATX Motherboard P6X58D-EGigabyte LGA1366 SATA3 ATI CrossFireX ATX X58 Motherboard GA-X58A-UD3ROur choice of Best Motherboard under 200 for 2011: Asus LGA 1366 Intel X58 Extreme Reliability and Durability ATX Motherboard Sabertooth X58MSI X58M 1366 Intel X58 uATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS LGA 1366 Intel X58 Republic of Gamers ATX Motherboard Rampage III Formula
ASUS LGA 1366 Intel X58 Republic of Gamers ATX Motherboard Rampage III Formula
ASUS LGA 1366 - Intel X58 - True USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s - ATX Motherboard P6X58D-E
ASUS LGA 1366 - Intel X58 - True USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s - ATX Motherboard P6X58D-E
Gigabyte LGA1366 SATA3 ATI CrossFireX ATX X58 Motherboard GA-X58A-UD3R
Gigabyte LGA1366 SATA3 ATI CrossFireX ATX X58 Motherboard GA-X58A-UD3R
Our choice of Best Motherboard under 200 for 2011: Asus LGA 1366 Intel X58 Extreme Reliability and Durability ATX Motherboard Sabertooth X58
Our choice of Best Motherboard under 200 for 2011: Asus LGA 1366 Intel X58 Extreme Reliability and Durability ATX Motherboard Sabertooth X58
MSI X58M 1366 Intel X58 uATX Intel Motherboard
MSI X58M 1366 Intel X58 uATX Intel Motherboard

Hopefully you've come here looking for the best x58, p55, and p67 chipset motherboards because you want to build your own computer. If you decide which motherboard you want to use before you choose your CPU, then you limit some of your options. Here's a table that might help:

X58 - 1366 socket Motherboard, CPU

Built for extreme performance, the 1366 motherboards are meant for users who need a high level of performance when editing, gaming or using multiple applications. For use with a dedicated graphics card. Use this with the LGA (land grid aray) 1366 CPU.

p55, H55 - 1156 Socket Motherboard, CPU

An easy way to remember the difference between the H55 and P55 is that the P55 is designed for you to use your own dedicated graphics card and the H55 is designed for you to use an integrated graphics card. Use this with the LGA (land grid aray) 1156 CPU.

P67, H67 - 1155 Socket Motherboard, CPU (New Sandy Bridge)

Because of a problem with their new i7 2G series of Sandy Bridge CPU, the 1155 motherboards and CPU have been pulled from the market and should return within a few months. Like the H55 chipset, the H67 Chipset was designed for integrated graphics cards. Use this with the LGA (land grid aray) 1155 CPU.

X58 Motherboards

Here's our list of the top 5 Best X58 Chipset motherboards for 2011. We recommend the ASUS LGA 1366 Sabertooth X58 as our best X58 motherboard of the year. At Under $200, this will give you the most bang for your buck.

Best X58 Motherboard 2011: Asus Sabretooth X58

Manufacturer's Technical Details:

Product Features

  • CeraM!X - Premium ceramic-coating technology provides best heat dissipation
  • TUF Capacitors, Chokes and MOSFETS - Certified by military standard to ensure ultimate durability
  • Efficient Switching Power (E.S.P) - Higher Power Efficiency; Higher Reliability
  • MemOK! - Any Memory is A-OK!
  • True USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s RAID - Faster data transfer with sufficient bandwidth

Technical Details

  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor Socket: LGA1366 Socket
  • Processor Maximum: 1
  • Chipset Type: Intel X58 Express
  • Ram Memory Maximum Size: 24 GB
  • Video Output: None
  • Networking Feature: Network adapter
  • Width: 12 inches
  • Depth: 9.6 inches
  • Weight: 4.72 pounds
  • Warranty: 3 years warranty

What Consumers on Amazon are Saying about the Asus Sabretooth X58 motherboard:

"I have been skeptical on a X58 solution in the $200-$210 range. But the ASUS Sabertooth X58 board has really made me a believer. This will offer you the most bang for the buck. I have not seen an ASUS X58 board at the $200 (price range), until now. All I can say is that ASUS has outdone themselves with the feature set they put on this board. I'm not big on Overclocking, but the performance was quite amazing...."

"ASUS has also put some of their own unique features to help with the performance and stability of the board: E.S.P. - Efficient Switching Power , MemOK!, and CeraM!X (Appears to have some kind of ceramic-coating on the heatsink - I have noticed chipset temperatures)." 

"In my opinion, If you are in the market for a X58 chipset solution, take a look into the ASUS Sabertooth X58. At a great price and futures, you can't go wrong with this choice. ASUS made me a happy camper... On a side note, the colors on this board looked awesome!"

P55 Chipset Motherboards

Best P55 1156 Motherboard for 2011:

Gigabyte LGA1156 GA-P55A-UD3 Motherboard:

Unbelievable performance under $130.


Manufacturer's Technical Details:

  • Backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 assures users of long term use of their legacy USB 2.0 devices
  • The Gigabyte P55A-series motherboards support the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology made possible through an onboard NEC uPD720200 host controller
  • Dedicated lower resistance fuses ensure lower voltage drops, and provide more stable and plentiful power delivery
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor Socket: LGA1156 Socket
  • Processor Maximum: 1
  • Compatible Processors: Core i5, Core i7
  • Chipset Type: Intel P55 Express
  • Ram Memory Maximum Size: 16 GB
  • Video Output: None
  • Networking Feature: Network adapter
  • Width: 12 inches
  • Depth: 9.6 inches
  • Weight: 3.18 pounds

What Consumers on Amazon are Saying about the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Motherboard:

"This is my third time upgrading my system using a Gigabyte board, and it's the third board I've been extremely pleased with. My i7 CPU came with an Intel Extreme board, and I instantly started having sleep/wake issues after installation. With this board, everything is blazing fast and performs without issue. Also, the "Smart 6" software makes it incredibly easy to overclock the CPU, and the fast boot is awesome. Gigabyte is the best mobo manufacturer out there. Highly recommended."

P67 Chipset Motherboards

Best P67 1155 Motherboard 2011

ASUS LGA 1155 P67 Motherboard P8P67 Pro

Details: (For now, this product is NOT available.)

Product Features

  • Intel P67 chipset supporting the 2nd Generation LGA 1155 Intel Core i7/Core i5/Core i3 Processors
  • With AMD CrossFireX and NVIDIA SLI support
  • SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 support
  • Dual Gb LAN featuring the latest Intel and Realtek Chipsets
  • EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) BIOS

Technical Details

  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor Socket: LGA1155 Socket
  • Processor Maximum: 1
  • Compatible Processors: Core i5, Core i3, Core i7
  • Chipset Type: Intel P67 Express
  • Ram Memory Maximum Size: 32 GB
  • Video Output: None
  • Networking Feature: Network adapter
  • Width: 12 inches
  • Depth: 9.6 inches
  • Warranty: 3 years warranty

In the end if you want to save a little money go with the p55 chipset motherboards, if you are looking for extreme performance, then we recommend you go with the X58 or P67 chipset motherboards.

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