Motherboards

One of the most interesting unveilings from the X570 launch earlier this year came from ASUS, with the reintroduction of the ROG Impact series of small form factor motherboards. Not seen since the days of Intel Z170 days, the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact is the first truly AMD high-end SFF model from the vendor. Accompanied by its SO-DIMM.2 slot for dual PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 SSDs, a SupremeFX S1220 HD audio codec and support for up to DDR4-4800 memory, the Impact looks to leave its mark on AM4 for enthusiasts just like previous iterations have done on Intel platforms. The only difference this time round is that it's not a true Mini-ITX like the previous Impact designs.

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...

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...

18 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...

7 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

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