As we approach the holiday season, the Haswell-E and X99 platform has only been on the market for almost three months. With a rushed launch, the motherboard manufacturers raced to get their models out to market, but as time has moved on we now have the bulk of the X99 landscape to examine for potential.

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Review: Legacy Bites Back

ASRock are not afraid of the legacy connections. Not merely content on having both a floppy drive header and an IDE connector on the Fatal1ty Z77 Professional, they...

34 by Ian Cutress on 7/13/2012

Computex 2012: Some more FM2 Motherboards, including Zotac, ECS and Biostar

Having had a chance to visit most of the motherboard manufacturers in Computex so far, I popped from the Zotac booth into the AMD booth on my way to...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2012

First look at an AMD Brazos 2.0 Motherboard

Sapphire showed us its Brazos 2.0 motherboard based on AMD's E2-1800 APU with Radeon HD 7340 graphics. The Pure Mini E2-1800 uses SO-DIMMs (8GB max) and features both a...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2012

Computex 2012: ASUS Motherboard Technical Showcase - ZEUS with dual GPU onboard

Producing concept boards is common in the automotive industry. Every year, companies such as Ford, Audi, Jaguar or Volkswagen will produce a concept as an indication of 'this...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2012

Computex 2012: ASRock's New Motherboards: X79 Extreme11 with LSI SAS and Z77 OC Formula

ASRock have now gone slightly mad. You could argue that within that madness lies some semblance of innovation, as they are going to release a mad product with...

4 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2012

ASUS' Thunderbolt EX Upgrade Card for 7-series Motherboards

Only two members of ASUS' Z77 stack feature integrated Thunderbolt support: the P8Z77-V Premium and the P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt. As the interface is still fairly new and the controllers still...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2012

Thunderbolt on Windows Part 2: Intel's DZ77RE-K75 & ASUS' P8Z77-V Premium

Quad-core mobile Sandy Bridge, 2.5" SSDs and Thunderbolt together have allowed me to use a notebook as my primary work machine. I get all of the portability benefits of...

116 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2012

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H Review – Z77 and MicroATX

In the first of our non-full-size Z77 motherboard reviews, we are today getting to grips with the Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H. Currently retailing at $135, the Z77MX-D3H offers more performance...

25 by Ian Cutress on 5/24/2012

ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional Review - IDE and Floppy on Z77

Marketing is a very powerful tool. A successful marketing campaign or product segmentation can increase sales more than ten-fold. It is not something we hear or talk...

57 by Ian Cutress on 5/20/2012

ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Review - Know Your SKU

Now that Panther Point is in full swing, and perhaps Sandy Bridge processor stocks may start to dwindle in favor of Ivy Bridge, market segmentation of motherboards is all...

51 by Ian Cutress on 5/12/2012

A First Look at Thunderbolt on Windows with MSI's Z77A-GD80

I finally made the transition to a notebook as my desktop last year, a move many had made years prior. Quad-core mobile Sandy Bridge and good SSDs made the...

98 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/11/2012

Intel Z77 Motherboard Review with Ivy Bridge - ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI

So we have survived one of the biggest days of the year for all things computer performance related - the release of Intel's new Ivy Bridge processor. It...

117 by Ian Cutress on 5/7/2012

MSI Z77A-GD65 Ivy Bridge Motherboard Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered our last giveaway. We're waiting for eligibility confirmation from our four potential winners: bigbluerobo, nhilyna, Lord 666 and fiftysixtius. Respond to the email in...

2294 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2012

ASUS Ivy Bridge/7-Series Chipset Video & Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago we ran a call for questions as I got word that ASUS would be paying me a visit in NC. JJ from ASUS sat...

2878 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2012

ASUS Ivy Bridge/7-Series Chipset Q&A

Intel officially launched the Z77 platform earlier this week, and later this month we'll see the official launch of Ivy Bridge, Intel's 3rd generation Core processors. ASUS has agreed...

171 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/12/2012

Intel Z77 Panther Point Chipset and Motherboard Preview – ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, ECS and Biostar

Well, today is a day that everyone was expecting, but perhaps not the most exciting day of the month. Today, Intel officially releases the spate of 7-series chipsets for...

145 by Ian Cutress on 4/8/2012

990FX Motherboard Roundup with Thuban and Bulldozer – A Second Wind for ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and Biostar

Ever since the launch of the Bulldozer range and 9-series motherboards, the initial reviews of the processors were not encouraging to say the least. Since then, AMD has...

57 by Ian Cutress on 4/5/2012

Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2V Review

Today we are looking at the Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2V, the first A55 motherboard to hit the AnandTech test beds. In comparison to the A75 platform which we have covered extensively...

21 by Brendan van Varik on 3/21/2012

A Brief Look at Some Upcoming 7-Series Motherboards

With Intel's next generation processors firmly on the horizon, we should also turn to what motherboards will be on offer when we have the opportunity to root around in...

56 by Ian Cutress on 3/9/2012

MSI Big Bang-XPower II X79 Review – A World of Novelty Heatsinks

The cream of the MSI enthusiast range is the Big Bang series – in P55 we got the Trinergy and the Fuzion, for X58 we were treated to the...

45 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2012

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