Something was clear during 2016: RGB LED is here and it wants to be everywhere. It seems that a multicolored piece of computer hardware is the new thing, and every vendor wants to show it off. Usually the LED comes with a colored product anyway, so there are multiple angles for aesthetics, but some motherboard manufacturers have decided that sometimes a cleaner look is needed. MSI’s Carbon series is meant to be this – clean, black, and carbon fiber accented. With today’s review, we’re looking at the MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon which follows this understated classical elegance, but then straps RGB LEDs on the top anyway.

Chaintech CT-6OJV2 Socket-370 i815E ATX

Chaintech provides its latest i815E solution. With the days of the BX chipset being numbered, is this the right i815 board for you?

0 by Henry Kuo on 10/20/2000

Microstar K7T Pro2 KT133 Socket-A ATX

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 10/16/2000

Chaintech CT-7AIV2 Socket-A KT133 microATX

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 10/5/2000

Iwill KV200-R Socket-A KT133 ATX

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 10/4/2000

Microstar K7T Master Socket-A KT133 ATX

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 9/28/2000

Soyo SY-K7VTA Socket-A KT133 ATX

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...

0 by Henry Kuo on 9/22/2000

ASUS A7V Socket-A KT133 ATX

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...

2 by 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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/12/2000

Socket-A VIA KT133 Motherboard Roundup - August 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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2000

Intel i815 / i815E Motherboard Roundup - August 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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 8/3/2000

ABIT BX133-RAID i440BX Socket-370 ATX

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 7/28/2000

Microstar K7T Pro Socket-A KT133 ATX

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 7/23/2000

VIA Apollo Pro 133A Motherboard Roundup - July 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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/21/2000

Gigabyte GA-7ZX Socket-A KT133 ATX

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 7/15/2000

ASUS CUSL2 Socket-370 i815E ATX

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...

1 by Mike Andrawes on 7/9/2000

FIC AZ-11 Socket-A KT133 ATX

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 7/8/2000

Gigabyte GA-7ZM Socket-A KT133 microATX

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 7/6/2000

Socket-A Motherboard Preview

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...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 6/8/2000

Intel 440BX 133MHz Motherboard Roundup (June 2000)

Two years after the release of the Intel 440BX chipset the platform is still running solid as ever. This time around we're not testing the boards as they...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/2/2000

ASUS P3V4X / VIA AGP GART Performance Explored

On May 12, 2000, VIA released a new AGP GART driver for all VIA chipsets. While this may seem like a relatively minor event, for ASUS P3V4X owners...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 5/17/2000

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