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.
Gigabyte won our award for the best VIA Apollo Pro 133A motherboard, but how would they fare with VIA's sister chipset for the Athlon platform? Read on to...
Mike Andrawes on 5/6/2000
It's been a while since we've looked at a board from Elitegroup. Their return to AnandTech is with a pair of VIA Apollo Pro 133 boards that differ...
Elliott Lee Hazen on 4/15/2000
AOpen boards have consistently received praise from the AnandTech staff for their excellent quality, stability, and features. When AOpen announced a VIA 133A board, we couldn't wait for...
Mike Andrawes on 4/13/2000
For the first time since the release of the BX6, ABIT has managed to restore some meaning to their name with their first Athlon motherboard, the KA7. Read...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/12/2000
We were very impressed by ASUS' microATX K7V-RM when we first tested it, but we were blown away by their ATX K7V. Read on to find out more...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/4/2000
While offering very little over the competition, Tyan's first Athlon motherboard is a viable option if you're looking for a KX133 motherboard. But the real deal will be...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/29/2000
In our first official Athlon motherboard roundup we take a look at eleven of the hottest Athlon motherboards to hit the market of the AMD 750 and KX133 varieties...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/27/2000
DFI manufactured a solid i810E with FSB speeds to make overclockers drool. Take a read to see why the PW65-E is worth purchasing.
Elliott Lee Hazen on 3/26/2000
After months of waiting AOpen's Athlon motherboard is finally here, but was it worth the wait?
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/21/2000
The MSI K7Pro is probably the last, and one of the best, AMD 750 boards that we'll take a look at. Much like the last in the i440BX...
Mike Andrawes on 3/19/2000
As the fastest board in our Apollo Pro 133/133A Motherboard Roundup, the Gigabyte GA-6VX-4X received the AnandTech Editor's Choice Gold Award. Now we go in depth to see...
Mike Andrawes on 3/19/2000
AnandTech puts the much talked about ASUS P3V4X to the test. Our initial problems have been resolved, allowing the P3V4X to win the coveted AnandTech Editor's Choice Gold Award.
Mike Andrawes on 3/17/2000
The first motherboard to receive AMD's seal of approval for use with the 1GHz Athlon is ASUS' K7V-RM. Should that make you want to have a K7V-RM in...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/13/2000
Shuttle, a producer of almost every chipset and form factor, has created a nice Apollo Pro 133A. After the VIA Apollo Pro 133/133A roundup, Shuttle was shown to...
Elliott Lee Hazen on 3/4/2000
Soyo has finally released their Athlon motherboard, but it's based on the seemingly age-old AMD 750 chipset. With KX133 based motherboards just around the corner, is the K7AIA...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/3/2000
While we didn't spend much time at this year's CeBIT convention in Hannover, Germany, we did manage to take a look at a total of 20 Athlon motherboards that...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2000
We took a look at a total of twelve motherboards based on VIA's Apollo Pro 133 and 133A chipsets and put them to the test. For the first...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/28/2000
With the recent release of VIA's KX133 Athlon chipset, you can expect a number of motherboard manufacturers to jump on the KX133 bandwagon. EPoX is the first to...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/22/2000
While most users are looking for the best Athlon motherboard or the most reliable Apollo Pro 133A board, there are some out there that demand a highly integrated solution...
Elliott Lee Hazen on 2/12/2000
As the search for the perfect Apollo Pro 133A board continues, we take a look at a fairly solid solution from EPoX. With a strong history of producing...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/8/2000