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

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

Undervolting and Overclocking on Ivy Bridge

In the past, overclocking a processor for ‘free’ performance involved taking a cheap model and pushing it past the top end model. In the land of Intel, overclocking by...

84 by Ian Cutress on 4/23/2012

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

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

ASRock X79 Extreme9 Review - Price For Performance?

When you pay more for a product, you expect a better level of everything - performance, features, support. In a motherboard, I'd want all the upgrades - top...

14 by Ian Cutress on 1/24/2012

ASUS F1A75-M Pro Review - Micro-ATX Llano at $110

Llano is still selling strong for AMD, as shown by the relatively recent reports of representing a major aspect of their CPU profit margins. Building on our Llano and...

32 by Brendan van Varik on 1/22/2012

ECS X79R-AX (Black Extreme) Review

Over the past 12 months I have covered a number of ECS boards, from the Sandy Bridge and Fusion range, including one with a Hydra chip. Looking back...

36 by Ian Cutress on 1/13/2012

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Review

Over the years, Gigabyte has given us some interesting products. More recently in the past 18 months, Rajinder gave their H55N-USB3 motherboard a well deserved recommendation, and more...

40 by Ian Cutress on 12/26/2011

ASRock X79 Extreme4-M and X79 Extreme4 Review – Sandy Bridge-E meets mATX

In our series of X79 reviews, the next boards to face scrutiny are a pair of ASRock boards – the X79 Extreme4-M, one of the first mATX solutions to...

54 by Ian Cutress on 12/9/2011

Intel DX79SI Review: The Default X79?

Reviews of Intel manufactured boards are something of a rarity. They are not marketed in the same way other motherboards are – almost not at all in comparison...

60 by Ian Cutress on 11/18/2011

Sandy Bridge-E and X79 – The ASUS P9X79 PRO Review

In the pursuit of sheer performance, a user should aim to combine the ultimate CPU with the ultimate everything else – motherboard, memory, and so on. The latest enthusiast...

55 by Ian Cutress on 11/14/2011

ASUS F1A75-V Pro vs. Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H – Llano at ~$120

With recent reports showing a profit for AMD from Llano, we can safely say that the processors, and thus the chipsets, are selling. As a result, we have taken...

47 by Ian Cutress on 11/7/2011

ASUS F1A75-I Deluxe Review – Llano and Mini-ITX

In a world where space is at a premium, the smaller motherboards get, and yet still retain full functionality, never ceases to amaze me. With desktop Llano processors...

52 by Ian Cutress on 10/1/2011

Zotac Z68ITX-A-E Wifi Review - Mini-ITX meets Z68

With every chipset, there's a call to arms in providing the package that everyone needs. Unfortunately there's never one motherboard which can cater for every possibility, but there are...

29 by Ian Cutress on 9/22/2011

ECS P67H2-A Review: A visit back to Lucid's Hydra

If you remember back to October 2008, there were distinct murmurings about Hydra - an encompassing hardware and software solution to bring multiple GPUs together to act as one...

22 by Ian Cutress on 7/21/2011

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