Posts Tagged ‘motherboard’

As we discovered during our AMD Kaveri APU review, building a system around an AMD APU has several advantages over the competition. This holds especially true on the iGPU side of things where the on die R7 graphics provide a performance level that is a marked improvement from its predecessors. Getting the most from these APUs requires a motherboard that’s up to the task, and Gigabyte thinks they have an answer with their F2A88X-UP4 socket FM2+ motherboard.

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EVGA is trying to reinvent its motherboard division with the recent X79 Dark motherboard for Ivy Bridge-E. We take a detailed look at this solid looking board and see how far they’ve come.

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Three weeks ago, we reported that Asus was launching the first two FM2+ motherboards for upcoming AMD APUs. Today, it is Gigabyte’s turn to introduce its lineup of FM2+ motherboards for upcoming Kaveri chips. The Taiwanese manufacturer announces not a mere two boards though, but a full range of 7 products.

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ASRock announced that its flagship Z87 OC Formula motherboards will ship with an industry leading five years warranty. The new mainboard is built around the new Z87 chipset from Intel and is meant to support Haswell processors for socket 1150. Aimed at enthusiasts and overclockers, the board features hardware and software features to allow easy overclocking and stability, dual-stack MOSFETs, enhanced cooling and ASRock’s new waterproof conformal coating.

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We teased you a bit with a few results and several pictures of the ASUS Maximus VI Extreme in our initial Haswell review. Sorry this took so long, but this motherboard has more features than you can even imagine. The wait is over though and now we’re here to cover everything you could want to know about the Maximus VI Extreme!

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EVGA has come on strong with their first mITX motherboard. Good things really can come in small packages, but is that the case with the EVGA Z77 Stinger? Let’s find out.

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Extreme. The word embodies all that ASUS has tried to imbue their Maximus V Extreme motherboard with. It certainly looks the part. Do its features and performance measure up to the name? Let’s find out!

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Coming just days after ASRock’s announcement, GIGABYTE has released their very own overclocking motherboard with all the bells and whistles. The Z77X-UP7 (like UD7 before it), was built for overclocking from the ground up.

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This review marks the last one I’ll be typing that uses a 2600K as the processor. It’s almost a sad day for that reason, but as you’ll see it’s going out on a pretty solid note with a good board at a good price – the ASUS P8Z68-V / GEN3.

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Today we have a chance to review Gigabyte’s current top of the line Z77 motherboard, the Z77X-UD5H (WiFi). Let’s take a look at whats under the hood and how far she wants to push our Ivy Bridge CPU.

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