Motherboards

The fourth quarter of 2019 has been a quiet one for motherboards, with AMD's X570 and Intel's Z390 chipsets already established as the go-to platforms for multi-core and gaming performance. November marked the release of AMD's TRX40 chipset with a total of twelve new boards and two new 7 nm HEDT processors: the Threadripper 3970X and 3960X which we reviewed. and we've taken a quick look at the 12 launch motherboards in our TRX40 chipset overview. With this in mind and a minor shift in pricing on X570 and Z390 models, here are our recommend picks for the 2019 holiday period.

The AMD TRX40 Motherboard Overview: 12 New Motherboards Analyzed

It's been a fruitful time for AMD's CPU team over the last year, with a lot of praise heaped on its current processor product stack. The launch of the...

93 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/28/2019

Colorful Unveils CVN X570M Gaming Pro Micro-ATX Motherboard

With all the attention turned to AMD and its platforms for the impending Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processor launch, Colorful has announced its latest micro-ATX motherboard for the X570 chipset...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/22/2019

ASUS: Intel CPU Shortages Easing, But Future Is Uncertain

During its earnings call with analysts and investors, ASUS commented that while the tight supply of Intel’s processors persisted, it is no longer as severe as it was in...

20 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2019

The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact: A Sharp $430 Impulse on X570

One of the most interesting unveilings from the X570 launch earlier this year came from ASUS, with the reintroduction of the ROG Impact series of small form factor motherboards...

62 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/25/2019

ASRock Unveils Three New X299 Motherboards For Cascade Lake-X

With Intel's new Cascade Lake-X HEDT processors coming soon, ASRock has announced three new motherboards - the Steel Legend, the Creator, and the Taichi CLX. The trio is spearheaded...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/25/2019

x86 PC Smaller than an iPhone: GIGABYTE's GA-PICO3350 with an Apollo Lake CPU

Hidden underneath the mass of news is a new small Pico-ITX based SoC motherboard from GIGABYTE, the GA-PICO3350. Smaller than the latest iPhone 11 smartphone, the GIGABYTE GA-PICO3350 is...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/24/2019

Biostar Unveils Racing X570GTA Motherboard

Adding to its small X570 product stack, Biostar has unveiled its latest ATX sized model, the Biostar Racing X570GTA. While nothing to do with 'Grand Theft Auto', the X570GTA...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/21/2019

AMD B550A System Spotted: OEM Only Chipset, PCIe 3.0

In every motherboard generation on AMD's AM4 socket, we have seen a premium motherboard chipset and a more budget friendly chipset play out in the market. For the latest...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/15/2019

TRX40 Chipset For Upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper Listed

In what is being put down to an inadvertent leak by MSI, it could be that the currently unannounced chipset for AMD's new 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper series processors...

21 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/10/2019

AMD + ITX + TB3? It's the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 Motherboard Review

When it comes to small form factor systems, options are few and far between. For AMD's X570, out of the 35+ motherboards currently available, just four of them are...

54 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/9/2019

MSI's Motherboard Refresh for Cascade: Three New Professional X299 Offerings

On the back of Intel's upcoming launch of its HEDT Cascade Lake-X processors in November, MSI has unveiled three new X299 motherboards for content creators, and professional users. The...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/8/2019

The ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 Motherboard Review: Prepare for 9900KS

The battle between Intel and AMD fighting over market share is hotter than it has ever been. With each of the two colossal chip makers doing battle for brand...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/4/2019

New MSI MEG X570 Unify: An All-Black Motherboard with no RGB!!

The concept and implementation of RGB can be a deal-breaker when buying a new motherboard. With many models to choose from, not many are brave enough to drop the...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/4/2019

GIGABYTE Unveils Three New 'X299X' Motherboards For Cascade Lake-X

Back at Computex 2019, GIGABYTE had three new models of motherboards on display. These new motherboards at the time were almost mistaken for next-generation Intel boards, with GIGABYTE quickly...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/3/2019

In The Lab: ASRock X570 Aqua Motherboard Preview

This year marks the 50th anniversary of AMD's contribution to the industry and AMD's various partners have celebrated this notable achievement. One such company is ASRock, which has released...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/26/2019

The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme Motherboard Review: Fanless AM4

The introduction of the X570 chipset has heralded some of the most impressive and feature-rich desktop motherboards for an AMD platform in recent times. One prime example of this...

43 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/24/2019

Intel’s Comet Lake U&Y 495 Chipset Datasheet: x8 Link, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Support

Intel has published datasheet of its upcoming Intel 495-series chipsets revealing their key features. As it turns out, the family will feature two chipsets aimed at different types of...

44 by Anton Shilov on 9/23/2019

Intel Core i9-9900KS TDP Details: ASUS Maximus XI Apex Support

Intel announced plans to launch its eight-core Core i9-9900KS processor along with its performance specifications quite a while ago, but the company did not disclose the TDP. As the...

47 by Anton Shilov on 9/18/2019

Intel Documents Show Driver Support for Unannounced 400-Series Chipsets

Intel does not often disclose its own chipset names in advance, but from time to time we get glimpses into accidental publication. This week, driver documents from the company...

42 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2019

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