Posts Tagged: Z87

MSI Z87I GAMING AC & GTX 760 GAMING ITX Review

Small form factor (SFF) gaming PCs have exploded in popularity recently. Valve has even released their own SteamOS that turns PCs into console-esque gaming machines, which has prompted a rise of the Steam Machine or Steam Box from many manufacturers in the pre-built PC business. MSI has a couple of products that are designed specifically to fit into the SFF gaming PC segment, the Z87I GAMING AC motherboard and the GTX 760 GAMING ITX graphics card. They look to be a great core for a DIY Steam Machine or even just an everyday SFF PC. Read More

EVGA Z87 Classified Motherboard Review

Since the Haswell release, which feels like many moons ago now, we have reviewed several Z87 based boards. Up for torture today is a larger, high-end board, the EVGA Z87 Classified. This board is made to do anything from sit there and look pretty, which it does well I may add, to the ability to handle the extreme cold of Liquid Nitrogen overclocking. Read on to see some of what EVGA has done to their flagship Z87 board! Read More

Gigabyte G1. Sniper Z87 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte’s G1-Killer series motherboards bring a unique set of features coupled with a distinctive look, which makes them stand out in a crowd. We’ve already reviewed the G1. Sniper AMD offering and came away impressed with its performance, features, and rock solid stability. This time around, we move over to the Intel side and have a look at the G1. Sniper Z87. Armed with a discrete-like Creative audio solution and all the features the Z87 chipset offers, the G1. Sniper Z87 certainly looks good on paper. Let’s get to work and find out how this board stacks up! Read More

EVGA Z87 Stinger Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

There’s more Mini-ITX goodness in store today thanks to EVGA’s Z87 Stinger. EVGA jumped on the enthusiast Mini-ITX bandwagon last generation with the Z77 Stinger, and they’re riding that wagon into the next generation. They are also touting a brand new UEFI BIOS with their Z87 lineup, which should top off their new motherboards nicely. I’ll quit rambling, and let’s get into the good stuff… Read More

Gigabyte Z87X-OC Motherboard Review

It has been a while since Overclockers.com had a chance to review a Gigabyte board. Not because they haven’t put anything out though, that is for sure. Gigabyte, like all other board partners, came out with an entire line of Z87 boards but we just now had a chance to look at them, specifically the Z87X-OC. While this isn’t the much more robust and expensive Z87X-OC Force, the board still packs a lot of features for the extreme overclocker, which this boards is geared towards. We will take a look at what makes this board tick and see how it stacks up against a couple of other boards we have had the pleasure of reviewing. Read More

ASUS Maximus VI Impact mITX Motherboard Review

The Maximus VI Impact might be small in stature; but as we all know, good things often come in small packages. ASUS has listened to the voices of those wanting a small form factor enthusiast motherboard, more specifically a ROG mITX offering. It’s been said that making a motherboard loaded up with the familiar ROG features would be darn near impossible given the size constraints. That didn’t keep ASUS from giving it a go, but did they succeed? Can this really be all that and a cup of ROG too? ASUS thinks so, and they sent us a Maximus VI Impact to see if we agree. Lets find out! Read More

ASUS Z87I-Deluxe Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Small form factor (SFF) builds have been popping up more and more frequently over the past few hardware generations, and ASUS has definitely taken note of that. ASUS has a couple ITX boards in their Z87 lineup that could fit the bill for your next SFF build. We’ll be taking a look at the Z87I-Deluxe to find out how well it fits in the SFF scene and if it can compete with larger form factor boards. Read More

ASUS Maximus VI Formula Motherboard Review

Undoubtedly, the ASUS ROG series motherboards have become an extremely popular choice among the computer enthusiast community. In an effort to keep that trend moving forward and provide mass appeal to the gaming community, ASUS has offered up their latest Z87/Haswell based motherboard – the Maximus VI Formula. The M6F is aimed squarely at the gamer; but being a ROG based motherboard, it also caters to the overclocking enthusiast. Read More

Intel Upcoming 9-series Chipset Won't Support Haswell

Website Xbit Labs reports that upcoming Intel chipsets for mainstream desktop processors will implement support for yet-unnamed “Haswell Refresh” CPU and future Broadwell parts. Other information leaked points to the fact that those new chipsets will not support current Haswell processors, thus effectively making the 8-series motherboards single generation products with no upgrade path. Read More