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...

ASRock Rack Goes AMD: EPYCD8 Workstation Motherboard

One of the lesser known companies to play in the server space is ASRock Rack, a subsidiary of the consumer focused ASRock. Much like other smaller server platform providers...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2018

GIGABYTE B450 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi: A Second Gen Mid-Range Motherboard

With the launch of the second generation of Ryzen, AMD also launched the X470 chipset which enabled the next generation of Precision Boost, a new adaptive storage technology called...

14 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

BIOSTAR Updates a Popular Motherboard: The X470GTN

Would it surprise you that our most popular AM4 motherboard review to date was Biostar’s mini-ITX offering, the X370GTN? At the time it was launched, it was the only...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/18/2018

GIGABYTE’s X399 Aorus Extreme: The Threadripper 2 Halo Motherboard

Our most popular news during the week of Computex was, without a doubt, AMD’s announcement of the next generation of Threadripper. The new chips, coined Threadripper 2, are set...

17 by Ian Cutress on 6/18/2018

AMD BIOS Limitations: Bristol Ridge Dropped From Certain Motherboards

One of the functions of a motherboard BIOS, or UEFI, is the ability to discern which CPU is installed in the socket. With each new generation of CPUs, new...

34 by Ian Cutress on 6/15/2018

Tyan Tomcat EX: The First AM4 Ryzen Motherboard with Management Control

A surprise at Computex was seeing the first public AMD Ryzen-based AM4 motherboard that will implement an Aspeed AST2500 BMC chip for additional management. Tyan was showcasing its Tomcat...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

Intel Confirms Some Details about 28-Core 5 GHz Demonstration

When Intel demonstrated its 28-core system running at 5 GHz at the Computex 2018 keynote this week, there were many questions surrounding the hardware and what was required in...

146 by Ian Cutress on 6/8/2018

ASRock Shows Off B450 Lineup: Something For Everyone

AMD has yet to officially launch the B450 chipset, but that didn’t stop motherboard manufacturers from showcasing their upcoming AM4 B450 motherboards at Computex 2018. Of all the major...

12 by Joe Shields on 6/7/2018

EVGA Goes Budget Part 2: H370 Stinger, with 10 PCB Layers

In light of the B360 Gaming already being shown to us at EVGA’s suite at Computex, cue another interesting surprise in the H370 Stinger. The key headline for this...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2018

We Got a Sneak Peek on Intel’s 28-Core: All You Need To Know

This week at Computex, we saw two big CPU related announcements. The first was the launch of the Intel i7-8086K, a six-core limited edition processor at 5 GHz that...

65 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

EVGA X299 Micro2: A Refresh of the X299 Micro

Intel has stated that the next generation of HEDT processors is coming later this year. We fully expect these processors to be motherboard compatible with current Skylake-X processors on...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

EVGA’s New BIOS Interface, with Built-In Stress Testing

One of the criticisms over the years is that EVGA has not been on par with the major motherboard manufacturers when it comes to their BIOS/UEFI interface and feature...

4 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

MSI B450 AM4 Motherboards at Computex

AMD's 2000-series Ryzen processors represent an incredible step forward even though they are based on a revamped architecture, but much like Intel's Coffee Lake launch, the company only released...

8 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

EVGA Goes Budget: B360 Gaming Motherboard Coming Soon

For as long as EVGA has made motherboards, they have focused almost exclusively at the high-end market. For users that want a product that is full of engineering that...

1 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

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.

8 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...

7 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...

10 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

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