Motherboards

A supplier of PCs from China has added support for Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs to its platforms based on Intel’s H110 chipset. The announcement does not mean that mainboards from other brands can work with Intel’s latest CPUs, but certainly raises questions. Onda, a supplier of computers from China, tweeted that its H110C+ (rev. 1.00) mainboards now support Intel’s Core i3-8100 and Core i3-8350K processors. Both CPUs belong to the Coffee Lake family, which uses a different power delivery method than processors which belong to the Skylake and Kaby Lake families (please check our Coffee Lake review for details). Yet, the producer of motherboards found a way to support Intel’s latest CPUs on its entry level platforms, we assume, by adjusting the firmware to detect...

EVGA Launches X299 Micro ATX 2 Motherboard

EVGA this week introduced its second-generation Micro-ATX motherboard based on Intel’s X299 platform. The new mainboard has an improved VRM configuration with more phases and a better cooling, which...

3 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

GIGABYTE Ships X399 Aorus Xtreme: A Chariot for Threadripper 2

With the first AMD Threadripper 2 processors hitting the market today, GIGABYTE has started shipments of its flagship X399 Aorus Xtreme motherboard for AMD’s new chips. The motherboard comes...

15 by Anton Shilov 6 days ago

The MSI MEG X399 Creation Motherboard Review: The New 16-Phase Shark In Town

With the highly anticipated launch of AMD's second generation Threadripper processors, it gives motherboard vendors the incentive and justification to release more boards. As there aren’t tons of Threadripper...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/13/2018

ASRock Confirms Eight-Core Coffee Lake CPUs, Adds Their Support to Intel 300-Series Boards

ASRock on Thursday became the fifth member to join the unofficial 9th Gen Core club, releasing BIOS updates to add support for Intel's unannounced CPUs. Like its fellow club...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/10/2018

ASUS Adds Support for 9th Gen Core CPUs to Their Intel 300-Series Motherboards

ASUS on Tuesday released new BIOS versions for Intel’s 300-series motherboards, adding support for Intel’s not-so-secret upcoming Core i3/i5/i7 9000-series processors. With the addition of ASUS, now all of...

4 by Anton Shilov on 8/8/2018

GIGABYTE Adds Support for Intel’s 9th Gen Core Processors to Existing Motherboards

GIGABYTE has released new BIOS versions for its motherboards based on Intel’s 300-series chipsets, which add support for the upcoming 9th Generation Core i3/i5/i7 processors. The release reaffirms that...

7 by Anton Shilov on 8/6/2018

The ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate Motherboard Review: Aquantia 10GbE on Ryzen

With the new X470 motherboard refresh to compliment the release of the Ryzen 2000-series of processors, motherboard vendors have had the opportunity to improve upon their previous X370 models...

43 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/2/2018

MSI Z370 Motherboards Now Support Intel’s 9th Gen Core CPUs

MSI pushed a news item live today that states that the company has released updated BIOS versions for its Intel Z370-based motherboards that add support for Intel’s as-yet unannounced...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2018

More Details on Intel's Z390 Chipset Exposed

A couple of days ago we revealed that ASUS had published a list of its upcoming motherboards on the currently unofficially announced Z390 chipset. While we know a little...

28 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

The ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/ac and B450 Gaming K4 Motherboard Reviews

With the launch of the new AMD B450 budget focused chipset, we’re taking a look at two gaming branded ASRock motherboards; the B450 Gaming ITX/ac and the Fatal1ty B450...

28 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

Analyzing B450 for AMD Ryzen: A Quick Look at 25+ Motherboards

One of the secondary stories from Computex was that AMD and its partners were set to launch a new generation of mid-range chipsets and motherboards with the new lower-power...

50 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

ASUS Publishes List of Upcoming Intel Z390-Based Motherboards

ASUS has published a list of its upcoming motherboards powered by Intel’s yet-not-announced Z390 chipset. As expected, the company will offer several families of platforms featuring over a dozen...

32 by Anton Shilov on 7/28/2018

ASUS Launches WS C246 PRO: 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, Two M.2, Optional SAS RAID

ASUS has introduced its first Intel C246-based motherboard for Intel’s Xeon E processors. The WS C246 PRO platform is aimed at rather serious machines that use up to four...

21 by Anton Shilov on 7/27/2018

The GIGABYTE X470 Gaming 7 Wi-Fi Motherboard Review: The AM4 Aorus Flagship

The GIGABYTE X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi is specifically aimed at gamers looking to make the most of the benefits of AMD’s newest AM4 based chipset, X470. Like most...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/26/2018

The ASRock Z370 Taichi Motherboard Review: Competitive at $220, Aggressive at $190

The Z370 Taichi, like the X299 Taichi and previous generations, comes fully featured and ready to rock out of the box. Not defined by a naming convention, the Taichi...

31 by Joe Shields on 7/20/2018

The ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme Motherboard Review: Top Tier Threadripper

Today we are having a look at the most expensive motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper processors, the ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme. The motherboard has a very impressive list of...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/17/2018

ASRock Launches C246M WS Micro-ATX Motherboard for Xeon E CPUs

ASRock Rack has announced one of the industry’s first Micro-ATX motherboards for Intel’s new Xeon E processors for entry-level servers and workstations. The C246M WS platform is aimed at...

11 by Anton Shilov on 7/16/2018

The ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: Mini-ITX with Thunderbolt 3

There's a lot of love for mini-ITX, and our next review is the ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac. This gaming-centric board offers users a number of features which make it highly...

35 by Joe Shields on 7/13/2018

iBASE Lists C246 Motherboards for Intel Xeon E CPUs

iBASE has published specifications of its upcoming MB995VF-C246 motherboard aimed at entry-level/embedded servers and workstations that will support Intel’s upcoming (but not yet announced) Xeon E processors. The mainboard...

20 by Anton Shilov on 7/11/2018

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