Motherboards

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 may enable a higher overclocking potential for Intel’s Skylake-X CPUs. In fact, despite it miniature size, the motherboard has a number of features more typical of fully fledged ATX systems. The EVGA X299 Micro ATX 2 for LGA2066 processors relies on an eight-layer PCB and is equipped with a 14-phase digital VRM, one that is now cooled down using a large aluminum heatsink with a miniature fan. Meanwhile, just like in case of the original version, the new X299-based Micro-ATX motherboard from EVGA has two 8-pin EPS connectors to guarantee clean and stable power supply to...

EVGA Roboclocker: A Water Cooling Loop for LIQUID NITROGEN

One of the more esoteric elements of the technology industry are the extreme overclockers. Much like what drag racing is for cars, extreme overclocking is to computers: trying anything...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

ASUS ROG Press Event at Computex 2018 (6:30pm Taiwan, 10:30am UTC)

ASUS' Press Event. For Those Who Dare, apparently. We've got some tasty news lined up, and we're coving the press event with a Live Blog.

6 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ASUS Announces H370 Mining Master: One Motherboard, 20 GPUs

ASUS has announced the latest addition to its mining motherboards with the H370 Mining Master. This ATX sized board will support up to a mind-boggling 20(!) graphics cards via...

16 by Joe Shields on 6/1/2018

AMD B450 At Computex: ASRock Invite Mentions B450 Chipset on Display

ASRock on Thursday announced plans to demonstrate its new AM4 motherboards based on AMD’s yet-unannounced B450 chipset next week at Computex. The new chipset is expected to bring a...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2018

The Supermicro X11SRA Motherboard Review: C422 based Workstation for Xeon-W

For many professionals, a consumer level board may not have the features needed to satisfy their needs. Typically these boards include additional network functions and can have more and...

8 by Joe Shields on 5/30/2018

The ASUS Z370-I Gaming Review: Mini-Me Mega Motherboard

The ASUS ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming is one of the major Mini-ITX options for Intel's latest Coffee Lake processors. ASUS has a good history of building substantial Mini-ITX offerings...

38 by Joe Shields on 5/21/2018

EVGA Forgoes Driver DVDs: It’s All About The USB Flash Drive

Driver disks of some sort have been part of a PC enthusiast's life as far back as I can remember. Before Windows included drivers, they all came from media...

90 by Joe Shields on 5/18/2018

Mining Can Be Fashionable? Biostar Wants to Sell Millenials its New iMiner Systems

Biostar has this week released new iMiner systems specifically designed for crypto coin mining. The systems are stuffed with AMD RX 500-series video cards in a "space black" server-like...

36 by Joe Shields on 5/17/2018

Intel Releases Z390 Chipset Product Information: New Motherboards Inbound

In an unexpected disclosure of information, Intel’s Z390 Product Brief documentation went online today. No prior warning was given, and we were expecting something similar to perhaps pop up...

35 by Ian Cutress on 5/14/2018

The ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex Review: X Marks the Spot, Literally

The ASUS ROG Apex line of boards have always been known for its focus on overclocking as well as unique design implementations like the "X" shaped board and the...

40 by Joe Shields on 5/11/2018

The MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC Review: Flagship Fantasy

MSI's flagship motherboard for HEDT the X299 XPower Gaming AC. The XPower Gaming AC pulls from its overclocking and enthusiast pedigree as well as including features more focused on...

17 by Joe Shields on 5/9/2018

German IT Distributor Publishes AMD+Intel Roadmaps: Z490, Z390, 8-Core CFL in Q4

With Computex just around the corner, a lot of thought is being put to exactly what are we expecting to see at the show. There are questions about AMD’s...

30 by Ian Cutress on 5/3/2018

The Supermicro C7Z370-CG-IW Motherboard Review: SM's First Mini-ITX Gaming Board

Today we get an opportunity to look at a board from Supermicro's consumer segment, SuperO, in the exquisitely named C7Z370-CG-IW. This is their first gaming Mini-ITX motherboard, and having...

31 by Joe Shields on 4/30/2018

The ASRock X299 Extreme4 Motherboard Review: $200 Entry To HEDT

The ASRock X299 Extreme4 is an entry-level motherboard from ASRock designed to give users an inexpensive step into the premium land of the high-end desktop. At $200, it is...

25 by Joe Shields on 4/26/2018

The ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

With high performance desktop ITX options appearing more frequently with each new generation of chipset, ASRock released a pairing of AM4 offerings to satisfy small form factor enthusiasts. Although...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/18/2018

The MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard Review: A Silver Flagship

The MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium is marketed as a top of the range ATX offering and currently stands as MSI's flagship AM4 socket motherboard. The XPower branding over...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/13/2018

The ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 Motherboard Review: Dual M.2 at $90

A low-cost alternative for Ryzen systems to the high-calibre but higher-cost motherboards is the B350 range. Today we are testing the ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 motherboard, coming in under...

44 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/9/2018

The MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

There are only a few options in the microATX market if you want all the Intel cores but want to remain small and compact. The challenger today is MSI's...

13 by Joe Shields on 3/22/2018

The MSI B350 Tomahawk Motherboard Review: Gaming On a Budget

Without key buzzwords such as 'RGB' and 'gaming', MSI is looking to target AMD users on a strict budget with the B350 Tomahawk. Compared to X370, the B350 boards...

35 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/12/2018

The MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK Motherboard Review: Light up the Night

What happens when a vendor adds 802.11ac to Killer networking? You get an ACK - specifically, the MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK. This motherboard includes 3-way SLI and Crossfire...

34 by Joe Shields on 3/5/2018

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