Motherboards

In our series of Best Motherboard guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended motherboard list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of writing (Nov 22nd). Best Motherboards 2017 This year has had an extremely wide selection of motherboards and chipsets to choose from. AMD’s Zen and Threadripper, Intel’s Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake, and enterprise options mean there is a lot to choose from. For this guide, I have asked our motherboard reviewing team to choose some of the boards that appeal to them based on testing or what they have come across. AnandTech's Best Motherboards 2017 Motherboard Amazon Newegg With Our Own Money Joe ASRock X299 Taichi XE - $322 Ian ASRock X399 Taichi $310 $310 Gavin ASRock X370 Taichi $185 $185 Ian v2 MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic $110 $110 The Impressive Option Joe ASUS X299 Rampage VI Extreme $750 $650 Ian ASUS X399...

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The PC Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) will turn 39 in three years, and as it turns out, this is when it is going to die on 64-bit Intel platforms...

21 by Anton Shilov yesterday

The MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic Motherboard Review: White as Snow

Our first look at MSI X299 offerings arrived in the form of a mid-range board from the Arsenal Gaming series, the Tomahawk Arctic. The Tomahawk line of motherboards, MSI...

21 by Joe Shields 3 days ago

The GIGABYTE Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 Review: Dual Audio Codecs

Today we are having a look at a LED-laden, gaming-focused, ATX motherboard from GIGABYTE: the Aorus AX370-Gaming 5. If a user wants LEDs for Ryzen at under $200, here...

33 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/14/2017

Colorful Announces a Bay Trail Mining Motherboard with 8+1 PCIe Slots

This week Colorful has introduced a uniquely designed motherboard, created specifically for the professional miner. One of the first things most will notice is this doesn’t look like most...

31 by Joe Shields on 11/10/2017

ASRock Releases X299 Taichi XE and X299 Gaming i9 XE: Big Boy Heatsinks

This week ASRock has released “XE” editions of two of its popular X299 motherboards: the X299 Taichi XE and the flagship X299 Professional Gaming i9 XE. Buy ASRock X299...

7 by Joe Shields on 11/9/2017

ASUS Releases the WS X299 Pro Motherboard

ASUS has now released the WS X299 Pro, a motherboard designed to be a workstation level platform for X299 processors. None of the features seem to stand out as...

5 by Joe Shields on 10/31/2017

The ASRock X299 Taichi Motherboard Review

Next up on the test bench is the X299 Taichi, sitting in the middle of the range. ASRock is looking to touch more of the market with the Taichi...

18 by Joe Shields on 10/31/2017

Dual Xeon Scalable Overclocking: ASUS WS C621E 'Sage' Workstation Motherboard Announced

ASUS has quietly announced a new motherboard: the WS C621E SAGE (or just 'Sage' for short). This workstation class board offers users dual Intel LGA-3647 sockets with CPUs up...

46 by Joe Shields on 10/24/2017

Colorful Releases the iGame Z370 Vulcan X V20 Motherboard: South Korea First

Colorful, not a widely known brand in the States, has released a motherboard for the Z370 platform with an exotic name: the iGame Z370 Vulcan X V20. The board...

6 by Joe Shields on 10/24/2017

The Biostar X370GTN Mini-ITX Motherboard Review: AM4 Goes Tiny

Today take a look at the Biostar X370GTN Mini ITX motherboard which is the first Mini ITX motherboard to have been released on the AM4 socket for AMD's Ryzen...

30 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/23/2017

Analyzing Z370 for Intel's 8th Generation Coffee Lake: A Quick Look at 50+ Motherboards

The launch of Intel’s new 8th Generation ‘Coffee Lake’ processors for desktops is going to be an interesting one. On one side it redefines Intel’s main product stack and...

76 by Ian Cutress, Anton Shilov, Joe Shields & Gavin Bonshor on 10/20/2017

ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Now Available: Up to 18 Cores in Mini-ITX

ASRock formally introduced its X299E-ITX/ac motherboard at Computex earlier this year and attracted a lot of attention to the product that was (and still is) the only Mini-ITX mainboard...

28 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2017

Biostar Announces Z370GT7 and Z370GT6 Motherboards for Coffee Lake CPUs

Not willing to be left behind at the starting line, Biostar has announced its entries into the rapidly growing Z370 motherboard market. At the time of publication, Biostar is...

20 by Joe Shields on 10/18/2017

MSI Announces the X399 SLI Plus: Budget Threadripper

This week MSI has announced the availability of a new motherboard built for Threadripper: the X399 SLI Plus. MSI says the SLI Plus is an optimized workstation motherboard built...

24 by Joe Shields on 10/10/2017

The Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming Motherboard Review

Micro ATX motherboards mark the spot between the expansion limiting Mini ITX and the classic ATX motherboards that often offer more than what a user requires. Many users need...

27 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/3/2017

The ASRock Z270 Supercarrier Motherboard Review: 4-way SLI and 5 Gigabit Ethernet on Kaby Lake

In this review we are having a close look at ASRock’s Z270 Supercarrier, an apical motherboard that is targeting design professionals and hardcore gamers. The motherboard is bristling with...

51 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/29/2017

The ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 Motherboard Review

All of the main motherboard vendors have launched a long list of X299 motherboards, aiming from budget to premium users. ASRock has been involved in the melee, with all...

24 by Joe Shields on 9/26/2017

The MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

Intel's HEDT platform in recent times has always had a two CPU generation cadence. The last change was in August 2014, catering for Haswell-E and Broadwell-E, so with the...

24 by Patrick MacMillan on 9/21/2017

The ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

Today we are having a look at a feature-packed Mini ITX motherboard from ASRock, the Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac. With specifications that suggest it could be the holy grail for...

41 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/19/2017

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