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...

The ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate Motherboard Review: Aquantia 10GbE on Ryzen

With the new X470 motherboard refresh to compliment the release of the Ryzen 2000-series of processors, motherboard vendors have had the opportunity to improve upon their previous X370 models...

44 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/2/2018

MSI Z370 Motherboards Now Support Intel’s 9th Gen Core CPUs

MSI pushed a news item live today that states that the company has released updated BIOS versions for its Intel Z370-based motherboards that add support for Intel’s as-yet unannounced...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2018

More Details on Intel's Z390 Chipset Exposed

A couple of days ago we revealed that ASUS had published a list of its upcoming motherboards on the currently unofficially announced Z390 chipset. While we know a little...

30 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

The ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/ac and B450 Gaming K4 Motherboard Reviews

With the launch of the new AMD B450 budget focused chipset, we’re taking a look at two gaming branded ASRock motherboards; the B450 Gaming ITX/ac and the Fatal1ty B450...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

Analyzing B450 for AMD Ryzen: A Quick Look at 25+ Motherboards

One of the secondary stories from Computex was that AMD and its partners were set to launch a new generation of mid-range chipsets and motherboards with the new lower-power...

58 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

ASUS Publishes List of Upcoming Intel Z390-Based Motherboards

ASUS has published a list of its upcoming motherboards powered by Intel’s yet-not-announced Z390 chipset. As expected, the company will offer several families of platforms featuring over a dozen...

32 by Anton Shilov on 7/28/2018

ASUS Launches WS C246 PRO: 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, Two M.2, Optional SAS RAID

ASUS has introduced its first Intel C246-based motherboard for Intel’s Xeon E processors. The WS C246 PRO platform is aimed at rather serious machines that use up to four...

21 by Anton Shilov on 7/27/2018

The GIGABYTE X470 Gaming 7 Wi-Fi Motherboard Review: The AM4 Aorus Flagship

The GIGABYTE X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi is specifically aimed at gamers looking to make the most of the benefits of AMD’s newest AM4 based chipset, X470. Like most...

30 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/26/2018

The ASRock Z370 Taichi Motherboard Review: Competitive at $220, Aggressive at $190

The Z370 Taichi, like the X299 Taichi and previous generations, comes fully featured and ready to rock out of the box. Not defined by a naming convention, the Taichi...

31 by Joe Shields on 7/20/2018

The ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme Motherboard Review: Top Tier Threadripper

Today we are having a look at the most expensive motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper processors, the ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme. The motherboard has a very impressive list of...

24 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/17/2018

ASRock Launches C246M WS Micro-ATX Motherboard for Xeon E CPUs

ASRock Rack has announced one of the industry’s first Micro-ATX motherboards for Intel’s new Xeon E processors for entry-level servers and workstations. The C246M WS platform is aimed at...

11 by Anton Shilov on 7/16/2018

The ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: Mini-ITX with Thunderbolt 3

There's a lot of love for mini-ITX, and our next review is the ASRock Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac. This gaming-centric board offers users a number of features which make it highly...

36 by Joe Shields on 7/13/2018

iBASE Lists C246 Motherboards for Intel Xeon E CPUs

iBASE has published specifications of its upcoming MB995VF-C246 motherboard aimed at entry-level/embedded servers and workstations that will support Intel’s upcoming (but not yet announced) Xeon E processors. The mainboard...

20 by Anton Shilov on 7/11/2018

The GIGABYTE B360 Gaming 3 WIFI Review: A Cheaper Alternative at $120

One of GIGABYTE's first B360 series motherboards in the Gaming 3 WIFI. This is our first review of this new chipset, and it offers users a cheaper way into...

20 by Joe Shields on 7/11/2018

Sapphire Unveils FS-FP5V: AMD Ryzen Embedded Mini-STX Motherboard

Sapphire has announced one of the world’s first platforms based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000-series APUs. The motherboard is aimed at various embedded applications that can take advantage of...

28 by Anton Shilov on 7/9/2018

Multiple AMD B450-Based Motherboards Listed in Europe Ahead of Launch

AMD still has not formally announced its B450 chipset, but it looks like everything is ready for the launch. Pre-orders and listings for B450 boards from three major motherboard...

8 by Anton Shilov on 7/6/2018

The ASRock X399 Professional Gaming Motherboard Review: 10G For All

Today we are taking a look at ASRock's most advanced AMD X399 motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper, the Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming. As its name suggests, it is a motherboard...

45 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/5/2018

MSI's New Threadripper 2 Motherboard on Steroids: X399 Creation

One of the most impressive motherboard designs coming out of Computex was MSI’s new X399 Creation motherboard. With Threadripper 2 around the corner, sporting support for up to 32...

19 by Ian Cutress on 7/2/2018

The GIGABYTE X399 DESIGNARE EX Motherboard Review

In this review we are having a look at GIGABYTE's currently best AMD X399 motherboard, the Designare EX. The specifications of the motherboard are impressive, and the design of...

19 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/22/2018

The GIGABYTE H370N WiFi Review: Mini-ITX with HDMI 2.0 and 802.11ac Wave 2

GIGABYTE has released a version of their most popular mini-ITX motherboards on the market with the H370N WiFi - a small form factor board designed to offer users a...

26 by Joe Shields on 6/21/2018

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