Motherboards

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 has been officially mentioned (not withstanding the unconfirmed leaks from various sources). With the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper third generation set to hit the shelves in November, a lot of discussion is circulating about potential motherboard chipsets names and monikers. On one end we're expecting compatibility with current X399 motherboards, and yet on the other new chipsets are expected to hit the market. On MSI's promotional pages, in which users can redeem rewards for purchasing specific and eligible MSI products, an unknown motherboard was revealed which piqued interest among users. Under MSI's $25 Steam Gift Card...

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...

50 by Gavin Bonshor 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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...

11 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...

12 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

Best Motherboards: Q3 2019

In the second quarter of 2019, a lot of the buzz in the motherboard market was dominated by the release of the AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors and X570...

64 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/2/2019

The MSI MEG X570 Godlike Motherboard Review: Thor's Flagship

With the introduction of AMD's X570 chipset, motherboard vendors have upped its game in the premium stakes with a variety of premium mid-range and high-end models. The MEG X570...

118 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/28/2019

ASUS Unveils the ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore X299 Motherboard

At the Gamescom trade show in Cologne in Germany, ASUS has unveiled its new high-end premium HEDT motherboard, the ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore. Built on Intel's X299 chipset...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/21/2019

The Biostar A10N-8800E Motherboard Review: Carrizo in 2019?!

The Biostar A10N-8800 motherboard is a mini-ITX SoC option with an integrated AMD FX-8800P processor. Also featured is support for up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133 memory, a single...

74 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 8/14/2019

The ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace Review: x8x8x8 with No RGB

Not all motherboards are created equal, and some come with different distinguishing features which amplify them above the others. Whether that be gaming or professional use, the ASUS Pro...

104 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/12/2019

Biostar Unveils Racing X570GT: An mATX Motherboard for AMD Ryzen 3000

The Micro-ATX form-factor seems to have walked into the crossfire between ATX and Mini-ITX in the recent years, and as a result, the mid-sized form factor isn't quite as...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/5/2019

The MSI MEG X570 Ace Motherboard Review: Ace in the Hole at $369

In our first X570 motherboard review we have the MSI MEG X570 Ace. This motherboard represents MSI's high-end range and sits in the top 3 of its product stack...

86 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/18/2019

No, AMD Still Isn’t Enabling PCIe 4 On 300/400 Series Boards

Following this week’s launch of AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 series of processors, reports have once again begun circulating that PCIe 4 will be available on some existing 300 &...

88 by Ryan Smith on 7/12/2019

ASUS Dominus Extreme BIOS has Cascade Lake Xeon W-3275 & W-3275M Support

ASUS has released a new BIOS version 0601 for its ROG Dominus Extreme motherboard that ‘improves PCIe compatibility’ when using Intel’s latest Xeon W processors based on the Cascade...

2 by Anton Shilov on 7/11/2019

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