Motherboards

One of the interesting elements to Intel’s unlocked 28-core Xeon W-3175 processor launch was that the motherboard options to support this processor were minimal. At present only ASUS and GIGABYTE have shown designs for it, and the GIGABYTE model is still a few months from production. As a result, most reviewers ended up with the ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme for the chip. At the time of the launch, the MSRP for this motherboard was not yet determined – ASUS had told us that the units they had shipped were only to OEMs at this point, and they were still looking into retail availability. Ultimately in our review, we guessed that the motherboard would be around $1500. It would appear that Newegg is now listing...

ASUS Comments on Intel Shortages, U.S.-China Trade War

ASUS this week released its financial results for the third quarter of the year, and in the process issued comments regarding two pressing issues: shortages of Intel’s chipsets and...

26 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2018

First AMD EPYC Rome Motherboard Spotted

Part of AMD’s recent pre-announcement of its next generation Rome server processors, using 7nm chiplets and running up to 64 cores, is that the new processors will be compatible...

8 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

The ASRock Z390 Taichi Review: Jack of All Trades, Master of None

In the first of our new Z390 motherboard reviews, we're taking a look at the ASRock Z390 Taichi. This model sits quite high up in the product stack and...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/1/2018

New GIGABYTE X299-WU8 Workstation Motherboard: Dual PLX8747, but Built for Core-X?

In what appears to be a silent launch, GIGABYTE has launched a new workstation motherboard called the X299-WU8. The new GIGABYTE X299-WU8 has a total of seven full-length PCIe...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/30/2018

The ASRock X399 Taichi Motherboard Review: Cost-Effective Threadripper

In this review we are having a look at the ASRock X399 Taichi, one of the few motherboards for Ryzen Threadripper processors that retails for less than $300. Despite...

30 by E. Fylladitakis on 10/26/2018

The Biostar X470GTN Motherboard Review: AM4 ITX Revisited

Last year Biostar released the first mini-ITX AM4 motherboard and it did its utmost to impress us without too much fluff or unnecessary features - it was a simple...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/24/2018

iBASE Launches MI995 Mini-ITX Intel CM246-Based Board for Xeon E

iBASE introduced one of the industry’s first Mini-ITX motherboards for Intel’s Xeon E processors on Tuesday. The MI995 is based on Intel’s mobile CM246 PCH and is aimed at...

6 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2018

The MSI B350M Gaming Pro Review: Micro Size, Micro Price

Although most manufacturers have a primary focus on X470 chipset motherboards, AMD has made it clear that the B350 chipset will be sticking around for a long time. The...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/12/2018

ASUS Shows Off ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard For Xeon W-3175X 28-Core CPU

On Monday Intel officially announced its new 28-core processor designed for extreme workstations, the Xeon W-3175X. The chip uses the company's high-end Xeon workstation/server sock, LGA3647, and as a...

26 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/9/2018

Intel Z390 Motherboard Overview: 50+ Motherboards Analyzed

As far back as May of this year details of Intel's Z390 chipset were seemingly leaked accidentally (or was it?). And ever since then, speculation has been rife with...

75 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 10/8/2018

Gigabyte Drops More Early Z390 Motherboards

With the Z390 chipset right around the corner, yesterday we reported that ASRock had jumped the gun with announcing their product stack. Today GIGABYTE has done the same with...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/6/2018

ASRock's New Z390 Motherboards Show Up Early

While a lot of speculation in regards to Z390 motherboards has been made recently, ASRock has jumped the gun (on purpose?) and unveiled its upcoming gaming-focused Z390 product stack...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/5/2018

The $120 MSI X470 Gaming Plus Review: Only 4-Phase VRM, Not 11-Phase as Advertised

Low budget doesn’t necessarily mean low quality and although there are always exceptions to this rule, MSI looks to break the stigma behind this with their lowest cost X470...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/4/2018

ASRock Preps Phantom Gaming Motherboards: Initial SKU to Feature 2.5G Ethernet

ASRock is readying another lineup of motherboards aimed specifically at gamers. The Phantom Gaming mainboards will join ASRock’s Radeon graphics cards that carry the same brand. The first products...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2018

EVGA Launches B360 Micro Gaming: Its First Budget Motherboard

EVGA on Tuesday officially introduced its first budget-oriented motherboards. The EVGA B360 Micro Gaming is based on Intel’s moderately priced B360 chipset, yet the mainboard supports most of the...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2018

The ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming Review: A $200 Motherboard at 5.1 GHz

The ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming sits in the middle of its Z370 product stack, intending to deliver users a full assortment of features. The all black board supports...

9 by Joe Shields on 10/1/2018

The ASUS ROG Strix B360-G Gaming Review: A Polarizing $100 Motherboard Design

The B360 market should be a battleground for new PC builds: it offers almost all the features needed for everyone. There is a lot of scope for motherboard manufacturers...

26 by Joe Shields on 9/25/2018

The ASRock B360M-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: Tiny Take on B360, Sub $100

Everyone likes a good analysis of a Mini-ITX sized board, but this time we're looking at a B360 chipset version. This chipset offers users the ability to jump into...

24 by Joe Shields on 9/17/2018

The MSI Z370-A Pro Motherboard Review: Entry Level Business (And Pleasure)

The MSI Z370-A Pro is an inexpensive motherboard from MSI's 'Pro' series of boards. The Pro series boards are designed for content creators and professionals who can use the...

14 by Joe Shields on 9/11/2018

MSI B360 Gaming Plus & B360 Gaming Arctic Review: Fraternal Twins On The Cheap

Today we get an opportunity to look at two motherboards out of MSI's B360 stable in the form of the B360 Gaming Plus and B360 Gaming Arctic. The two...

18 by Joe Shields on 8/27/2018

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