When we first analyzed the Z170 chipset from Intel, we were pleased to see that it offered 26 high speed input/output ports, which included 20 PCIe 3.0 lanes and support for up to three PCIe storage devices in RAID. Although there are some limitations with the PCIe lanes (networking is limited to five specific lanes), this development opened up the landscape for motherboard manufacturers to develop interesting products and stretch their engineering muscle. In typical fashion, ASRock has gone straight in the deep end and taken like a duck to water with this Z170 Extreme7+. For $240 it offers three M.2 ports, all capable of PCIe 3.0 x4 and with RAID in mind, as well as some other interesting add-ons for USB 3.1.
Intel's first DDR chipset has launched and we have rounded up the 12 hottest boards that use it. Find out what the best 845 DDR platform is for...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/17/2001
We started this tradition two years ago and we're continuing it as we bring you a preview of what to expect from motherboard manufacturers in the coming year. ...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/19/2001
It's been just over a year since the release of the AMD 760 chipset and we're finally ready to say farewell to it. Being replaced by cheaper and...
Mike Andrawes on 11/3/2001
Motherboards based on VIA's KT266A chipset are finally here and we take a look at three of them.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/24/2001
What do you get when you combine the performance of the 760MP platform with a $220 price tag? The new Tyan Tiger MP.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/26/2001
Now that the Pentium 4 is finally becoming a viable processor solution we bring you a roundup of the highest performing motherboards on the market.
Mike Andrawes on 9/12/2001
Intel's 845 chipset has been released and we provide you with a roundup of the latest 845 motherboards.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2001
In a day in age where dual CPU setups no longer cost an arm and a leg, AnandTech takes a look at which value dual Socket-370 is best for...
Mike Andrawes on 8/24/2001
Following yesterday's release of the first 0.13-micron Pentium III processor, we have a roundup of four of the first motherboards that can run the CPU.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/31/2001
With the KT133A chipset all grown up and finally leaving the house, it's time to roundup the boards that are out there and crown a winner. It's been...
Mike Andrawes on 6/13/2001
A bit on the late side, Gigabyte releases their second KT133A motherboard. Read on to see how it does given the fierce competition.
Mike Andrawes on 6/7/2001
With the appeal of the Pentium 4 growing, more and more motherboard manufacturers are jumping on the i850 boat. Today we take a look at Gigabyte's RDRAM Pentium 4...
Mike Andrawes on 6/3/2001
Gigabyte brings us dual Socket-370 performance with their VIA Apollo Pro 133A
implementation. Does it have what it takes to make it against ABIT's, MSI's and
Iwill's Apollo Pro...
Mike Andrawes on 5/28/2001
With the Pentium 4 becoming more affordable, it's time to take a look at Pentium 4 motherboard solutions. Luckily, the first one we've reviewed happens to be one...
Mike Andrawes on 5/9/2001
ASUS brings to the market their first Apollo Pro 266 based motherboard and they bundle it with a 128MB DDR SDRAM stick.
Mike Andrawes on 4/18/2001
Although it's been out for a while, MSI's 694D Pro is still a favorite of ours when it comes to Dual Socket-370 motherboards. Find out how it stacks...
Mike Andrawes on 4/9/2001
Only about a month after the release of the VIA Apollo Pro266 chipset, dual Socket-370 motherboards using the chipset have started to emerge. Iwill caught our attention by sending...
Mike Andrawes on 3/27/2001
The first i815EP board to find its way into the AnandTech lab is the EPoX EP-3SPA3. What's so different about the i815EP and how does the EPoX fare...
Mike Andrawes on 3/15/2001
The latest KT133A board to arrive in the AnandTech lab comes from AOpen, the winner of numerous awards back in the days of the i440BX. Is the AK73...
Mike Andrawes on 3/12/2001
VIA's low-cost KM133 chipset has been announced and available for quite some time however we are just now receiving the first boards based on the chipset. Gigabyte's 7ZMM...
Mike Andrawes on 3/11/2001