Posts Tagged: motherboard

GIGABYTE Z170X SOC Force Motherboard Review

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It has been several weeks since we had an opportunity to review a Z170 board from our friends at GIGABYTE, but, I have to imagine the wait will be worth it. We (and by ‘we’ I mean Mattno5ss) previously reviewed a mid-range offering, the Z170X UD5 which turned out to be quite a good board. This time around, we get to focus on their flagship overclocking board, the venerable, Z170X SOC Force. Read More

MSI Z170A SLI Plus Motherboard Review

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Today we will have a chance to look at yet another board in MSI’s seemingly already full product stack for Z170 based motherboards. The offering we have today is the MSI Z170A SLI Plus. This board, while it should game and overclock well, is pointed to a more specific market: those that use multiple GPUs. It is geared that way because of the spacing between the main PCIe slots (triple slot spacing). So one can use two of your choice cards, be it AMD or NVIDIA based, and still have some room between the cards for better cooling, particularly for the top card. Read More

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-UD5 Motherboard Review

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Today we have the Z170X-UD5 which is in the upper tier of GIGABYTE’s current lineup, just behind their Z170X-Gaming 7. Being near the top of the lineup, the UD5 looks like a great board on paper and deserves a good testing. Read More

Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 Motherboard Review

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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. Read More

EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard Review

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. Read More

Gigabyte Presents its Range of FM2+ Motherboards for Kaveri APUs

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. Read More

ASRock Extends Warranty on Top Motherboard to 5 Years

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. Read More

ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Motherboard Review

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! Read More