Motherboards

Following this week’s launch of AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 series of processors, reports have once again begun circulating that PCIe 4 will be available on some existing 300 & 400 series boards. This comes despite AMD’s official statement last month that they would not be allowing the feature on older boards, as PCIe 4’s tighter signal integrity standards would have led to, at best, a highly fragmented market where some boards work, some boards don’t, and some boards may be outright marginal. At the time the company stated that the feature would be stripped from the AGESA that goes into the final Ryzen 3000 launch BIOSes for older boards. So, to get right to the heart of matters, I reached out to AMD PR this...

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...

78 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...

10 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...

16 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...

21 by Joe Shields on 8/27/2018

The MSI Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC (mITX) Motherboard Review: Balanced Gaming Diet

Today we're looking at one of MSI's Mini-ITX motherboards, the Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC. The Gaming Pro Carbon AC supports 8th Gen Intel Core Coffee Lake-based processors with...

18 by Joe Shields on 8/23/2018

PC Supplier Adds Support for Coffee Lake CPUs to Older Intel H110 Platforms

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...

15 by Anton Shilov on 8/19/2018

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...

6 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2018

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...

17 by Anton Shilov on 8/13/2018

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...

17 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...

5 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...

10 by Anton Shilov on 8/6/2018

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