Motherboards

ASRock P67 Extreme 6 Motherboard Review

In years past, ASRock wasn’t a name synonymous with high-end performance. Then they impressed a lot of overclockers with their affordable X58 Extreme series. Today we’ll take a look at their highest-end ‘Extreme’ board (second only to their Fatal1ty), the P67 Extreme 6. Read More

Mvix Minix 6150SE-UC3 Review

Mvix is devoted to the HTPC market and they provided us with another mini-ITX motherboard to test, the 6150SE-UC3. It is based on an older nForce4 chipset but still supports AM3 processors and DDR3 RAM so it can’t be that bad, right? We find out … Read More

Gigabyte H55N-USB3 mini-ITX: Big Overclocks From A Small Board

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The Gigabyte H55N-USB3 is one small board that is capable of some really big overclocks. I have always thought of mini-ITX motherboards as utilitarian in that people only used them if they had a specific reason to. Like me, most people probably never thought of small form factor motherboards as something that might be good for gaming, overclocking or benchmarking with, but Gigabyte’s mini-ITX motherboards are quite capable in all those respects, so let’s see what the H55N-USB3 can do. Read More

Another Look at the Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Rev. 1.0

Gigabyte X58A-UD7 Rev. 1.0

The Gigabyte X58A-UD7 motherboards have been out for a while now. Chances are, if you’ve been interested in this board at all, you have had no problem finding information on it. So why sit down and write yet another article about it? For starters, it’s a terrific board, worthy of some more space on the Web and this particular article includes some benchmark results against a rival board that some might find interesting. Read More

Mvix Minix 890GX Motherboard Review

Since the dawn of computers, one goal has always been to stuff more power into a smaller space. The mini-ITX form factor, and the Mvix Minix 890GX specifically, allow you to run a standard desktop processor on a motherboard not much larger than a grown man’s hand. Even more impressive is that almost every feature of a full sized ATX motherboard has been crammed into the miniature footprint of the Minix 890GX…and it can overclock, too. Read More

ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Review

A few months ago we looked at the Crosshair IV Formula, what was then ASUS’ top of the line AMD motherboard. Now they’ve out-done themselves with the Crosshair IV Extreme. This one is definitely designed for extreme benchmarkers, so take it to extremes we did! Read More

Asus P7F7-E WS SuperComputer Review

You wouldn’t expect overclocking performance from the workstation-designated Asus P7F7-E WS SuperComputer motherboard, but once you dig deeper you begin to find all the goodies that have made Asus motherboards so popular with enthusiasts. Probably the single most attractive feature is the ability to run three way SLI or quad CrossfireX, but there is plenty more that makes this a premium board. Read More

Biostar TA890FXE Motherboard Review

Achieving¬†superior performance from less expensive hardware was the main reason overclocking appealed to me severals years ago. In recent years, Biostar has really stepped up to the plate to fill the performance-on-a-budget roll, and I’ve personally owned several of their boards. The TA890FXE takes the high end AMD 890FX chipset and aims to get it in the hands of more budget conscious buyers. With any luck this motherboard will be able to play with the big boys, for instance the¬†Asus Crosshair Formula IV we reviewed recently. Read More

Quick Testing On Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5

If you want to see Gigabyte’s 890FXA-UD5 turn a wimpy 2.7GHz single-core sissy into a 4.2GHz+ dual core beast, you’ve come to the right place. I will do some Thuban testing with this board in the near future though. So while this review will be short and to the point, the follow up article will be more extensive as far as overclocking and performance results are concerned. Read More

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