Can't wait for a complete comparison
That's funny, I've been watching DirectCanada and NCIX everyday for the past few weeks to see if they get any G45 Mobo's on their sites, and NCIX had this one today.
Although they don't have any in stock yet, at least we know they are coming soon.
But lately I've been focusing on trying the AM2 based boards, the 780g and GF8200 (don't have a GF8200 yet, but I will be ordering one soon), and I even jumped the gun last year getting the 690g. And even have a BE-2350 and a 4850e.
I am MOST interested to see the power consumption comparisons for all of these chipsets in idle and while playing some H.264 content. My HTPC is running 24/7. Hoping to somehow be able to play uncompressed 1080p content in linux with one of these chipsets, I really want to get away from depending on Windows for my HTPC.
Mythbuntu 8.10 is going to be awesome on all these new boards.