Motherboards

LAS VEGAS, NV – While smaller motherboards are fun to look at, and an engineering challenge, they still represent a small part of the market. The main benefit for a motherboard manufacturer to push out one of the smaller form factor motherboards is if they are the only ones (or one of the only ones) with a product in that segment. Thus ASRock is first to market with a micro-ATX motherboard for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors. It is a big socket on a tiny motherboard. We reported on ASRock announcing this board earlier during CES, but we met with ASRock at their suite and got some hands on. If there is one thing easy to spot on this motherboard, it is the socket – it...

GIGABYTE at CES 2018: A First Look at X470

LAS VEGAS, NV – One of the announcements from AMD’s Tech Day prior to CES was that of a new chipset coming to the Ryzen market. The purpose of...

9 by Ian Cutress 22 hours ago

The NZXT N7 Z370 Motherboard Review: A New Player in the Motherboard Market

NZXT, a company much better known for products like cases, power supplies, and coolers, is dipping its toes in the motherboard waters with an Intel Z30 based motherboard named...

56 by Joe Shields on 1/9/2018

MSI Releases The Mini-ITX B350I PRO AC AM4 Motherboard

MSI has now released the B350I PRO AC, a mini-ITX option for those looking to build a small form factor system featuring AMD’s Ryzen processors or a 7th generation...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2018

The ASUS ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming Motherboard Review: Strix Refined

Today we have a chance to dig down on the ASUS ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming. The XE Gaming differs from the non-XE by adding a larger VRM heatsink and...

25 by Joe Shields on 12/11/2017

The ASUS TUF X299 Mark I Motherboard Review: TUF Refined

Today we have a chance to look at our first ASUS motherboard, the TUF X299 Mark 1. The Mark 1 is listed as a durable and reliable motherboard for...

16 by Joe Shields on 12/6/2017

The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: An 18-core No-Compromise Mini-ITX

Our next X299 motherboard review shrinks down from the large ATX and E-ATX sized motherboards to the sole Mini-ITX offering for the X299 platform. The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac is a...

24 by Joe Shields on 12/4/2017

The MSI X299 SLI Plus Motherboard Review: $232 with U.2

Today we had an opportunity to look at another motherboard in the MSI lineup. Instead of coming from the Enthusiast, Performance, or Arsenal line of products, the MSI X299...

21 by Joe Shields on 11/29/2017

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...

25 by Ian Cutress on 11/23/2017

Intel to Remove Legacy BIOS Support from UEFI by 2020

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...

23 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2017

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 on 11/20/2017

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...

6 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...

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

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