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 its terminology (in a good way), but the motherboard side is going to get somewhat confusing. The new CPUs are using the LGA1151 socket, as found on the previous generation, but it uses the socket differently, making the motherboards and CPUs incompatible with each other. To get around this issue previously, Intel introduces a new name to help with the separation, but no such luck here. The new platform and socket will be supported by the 300-series chipset, with Z370 being the first member of that product family. In this overview, we perform a visual...
We take a first look at ASUS' new wonder board and provide the reasons why tRD is the most important setting you have not heard about.
Kris Boughton on 1/25/2008
It might not save the glaciers from melting, but Gigabyte's new DES software might just make Al Gore smile - or at least smirk.
Rajinder Gill on 1/23/2008
This is a preview of the Gigabyte GA-X48T-DQ6 providing detailed benchmarking and overclocking results at a variety of settings. However, the board may need a few more weeks before...
Rajinder Gill on 1/2/2008
Add a new X48 chipset, mix in some BIOS tweaks, stir with DDR3, chill with Cascade, and out comes a few overclocking records.
Rajinder Gill on 12/24/2007
The latest ROG board from ASUS looks to fulfill the wish list of every enthusiast. We might be keeping this one in the labs for a very long time.
Rajinder Gill on 12/10/2007
MSI rebadged their enthusiast level board, removed a couple of features, dropped the price, and... presto! They have a board that deserves your attention.
Gary Key on 12/5/2007
We take ASUS' latest ROG motherboard offering for a test drive and finally find an X38 DDR2 board that can run with the P35 cheetahs.
Rajinder Gill on 11/9/2007
We look at the features and benchmark results of the abit IP35-Pro and find a very balanced board for the enthusiast.
Gary Key on 11/1/2007
Penryn is officially launched and will enter the market in the next couple weeks. Is your motherboard prepared, or is it time for an upgrade?
Gary Key on 10/29/2007
We've got DFI's latest motherboard offering, and it has a load of overclocking features that enthusiasts will love. Tune in for our first overclocking extravaganza.
Rajinder Gill on 10/18/2007
We take a quick second look at the P35 based MARS board with the production release BIOS.
Gary Key on 10/3/2007
We compare three different yet capable G33 equipped boards. Somewhere in the wilderness, a voice is heard crying, "DVI!? We don't need no DVI!"
Gary Key on 9/27/2007
We take a quick look at the features of the Foxconn MARS P35 and provide some interesting benchmark results.
Gary Key on 9/21/2007
We take an early look at the features of the X38-based ASUS P5E3 Deluxe and provide a couple of quick benchmarks.
Gary Key on 9/18/2007
We take an early Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 engineering sample out for a quick test run before the retail product arrives.
Gary Key on 9/4/2007
We compare AMD's orphaned RS600 chipset against Intel's G33 chipset and wonder if ATI should have stayed in the Intel platform chipset business.
Gary Key on 8/28/2007
Our µATX extravaganza is finally here, and it has grown to epic proportions. Here's a quick look at what we've been dealing with and an overview of the future...
Gary Key on 8/7/2007
We take a quick glance at Biostar's TF560 A2+ to see how well it overclocks a couple of budget level AM2 processors. We've also got some comparisons with Intel's...
Gary Key on 8/2/2007
We provide a first look at ASRock's update to their VIA PT880 Ultra based Core 2 motherboard, now with SATA 3.0Gbps capability.
Gary Key and Jarred Walton on 6/29/2007
We take an updated look at the MSI P35 Platinum with a new BIOS that promises to bring this board's performance up to par with ASUS and Gigabyte.
Gary Key on 6/26/2007