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.
Far from a well known manufacturer among most hardware enthusiasts, can Transcend form a more recognizable name in our community? Let's see how well their i815E solution stacks...
Henry Kuo on 10/27/2000
ABIT has recently impressed us quite a bit with their BX and KT133 based solutions, but armed with the i815E chipset will ABIT continue the trend? Find out...
Henry Kuo on 10/25/2000
Chaintech provides its latest i815E solution. With the days of the BX chipset being numbered, is this the right i815 board for you?
Henry Kuo on 10/20/2000
Watch out ASUS and ABIT, MSI is playing a very serious game of catch-up. As a follow-up to their introduction of the first Athlon board with on-board SCSI...
Henry Kuo on 10/16/2000
Attempting to get a bit more
name recognition in the motherboard market, Chaintech is at it again, this time
with their KT133 based CT-7AIV2. Does this motherboard live up...
Henry Kuo on 10/5/2000
Iwill's first entry into the Athlon motherboard market is marked with the introduction of the KV200-R. Can a once prominent member of the Super7 motherboard market compete in...
Henry Kuo on 10/4/2000
For years AMD users have never enjoyed the benefits that Intel owners did when it came to having features on motherboards. More specifically, you never saw any boards...
Henry Kuo on 9/28/2000
Often times a fierce competitor of ABIT, Soyo has brought forth their latest Socket-A solution for AMD's Duron and Thunderbird processors. Can it compete with the already crowned...
Henry Kuo on 9/22/2000
ASUS has been impressing us time after time with their motherboard releases. With the Socket-A Athlons & Durons growing in popularity, let's take a deeper look into whether...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2000
We already gave ABIT our Editor's Choice Award for the KT7-RAID in our Socket-A KT133 Motherboard Roundup, but today we take a closer look at the board itself and...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/12/2000
We rounded up 10 of the hottest Socket-A motherboards based on the VIA KT133 chipset and crowned one as the best overall board for AMD's Socket-A Athlon (Thunderbird) and...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2000
It's been a little over a month since the release of the i815(E) chipset from Intel, giving us just enough time to roundup 10 boards that are already here...
Mike Andrawes on 8/3/2000
With BX boards decked out with just about every add-on you can think of and the recent release of the i815, we wondered if we had finally seen the...
Mike Andrawes on 7/28/2000
After success with the BXMaster, one of our favorite 440BX boards, and the 694D Pro, our first stable Dual VIA 133A board, Microstar is back with the K7T Pro...
Mike Andrawes on 7/23/2000
A few months ago, AnandTech looked at 12 of the top VIA Apollo Pro 133/133A motherboards. Today, a lot has changed, so we've decided to take a look...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/21/2000
Last week, we looked at our first KT133 board, the Gigabyte GA-7ZM. While that board was pretty good, we know that most AnandTech readers are more interested in...
Mike Andrawes on 7/15/2000
ASUS always seems to come through with the some of the best motherboards in the industry. The last two ASUS boards to pass through AnandTech were the K7V...
Mike Andrawes on 7/9/2000
FIC builds on the popularity of the SD-11 with a Socket-A KT133 motherboard that is expected to be one of the first available. We may have even discovered...
Mike Andrawes on 7/8/2000
So you've decided that you want AMD's Thunderbird or maybe even their Duron, but what you can't decide on is what motherboard to get. Gigabyte may have just...
Mike Andrawes on 7/6/2000
So you're itching to buy the new AMD Athlon "Thunderbird" or the upcoming Duron processor. Those processors are primarily going to be available in Socket-A format, so a...
Mike Andrawes on 6/8/2000