Today we take a look at one of the most feature filled Z68 Sandy Bridge motherboard from GIGABYTE's G1 series of gamer oriented motherboards, the GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 2. Follow us as we put the Sniper 2 under the microscope and examine its every aspect.
MSI has unveiled its top of the range X79 motherboard on its Facebook page – the Big Bang XPower II – and it really is a feature packed board, but it looks like MSI's marketing team has run out of ideas. Why? Well, simply because MSI has borrowed heavily from Gigabyte's G1 series of motherboards
Today we take a look at three different Llano boards through the entire range of the AMD Fusion Lynx platform. The Asus F1A75-V Pro, Gigabyte A75M-UD2H and ECS A55F-A are put under the microscope and through the tests to determine not only which comes out on top, but also which fits your needs best.
It's been long coming and although we didn't expect it to be shown off quite so soon, details of Gigabyte's upcoming 3D BIOS – where BIOS really is UEFI – have appeared online. Back when the 6-series launched, Gigabit got a lot of criticism for sticking with the good old BIOS for its boards, but
Although known more for its AMD Radeon graphics cards, Sapphire always tried to make inroads to the motherboard industry. Not that there are any major hurdles in its way, given that it has a cash-rich OEM (PC Partner) pulling its strings. Come LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E HEDT platform, and Sapphire is out for its slice yet
VR-Zone got to spend a little bit of time with Gigabyte's upcoming motherboard for (as we were informed by Gigabyte who in turn had been instructed by Intel to tell us that we should call it) the Intel Core i7 processor family for the LGA 2011 socket, otherwise known under Intel's code name of Sandy
There seems to be no end to the X79 motherboards that are being shown off ahead of the official launch which is now less than two weeks away and pictures of Biostar's upcoming X79 board which will be called the TPower X79 has now made their way online. We don't have tons of details on
Look what we found, Intel has been sloppy and put up information about its upcoming DX79SI motherboard – also known as Siler – which will be part of Intel's Extreme series of motherboards. It's not worth getting overly excited about the DX79SI though, as Intel isn't really pushing the envelope with this motherboard, despite it
We've finally managed to dig up details of Intel's upcoming DZ68PL and DZ68AF motherboards along with a couple of pictures of each of the boards. We first got wind of the new boards back in September, but then we only knew the models names and we'll do our best to fill in the rest of
Here are the first pictures of the Foxconn Quantum Force X79 in a form that’s almost ready for market. Quantum Force is Foxconn’s brand that targets the “gamer-overclocker” market, the same one that ASUS’ Republic of Gamers, Gigabyte’s G1.Killer, and ASRock’s Fatal1ty Professional motherboards target. Foxconn also has a knack of surprising some (pleasantly) with
Gigabyte has already had leaks with regards to some of the features of its upcoming X79 motherboards and today we have an exclusive leak of our own, Gigabyte is going to add Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi support to its X79 motherboards. However, the company is taking a different and in our opinion better approach
Thought you've seen it all about ASRock's X79 lineup with the X79 Extreme7? Think again, it seems ASRock has another, more feature-rich socket LGA2011 motherboard in the works, which will top off the first wave of ASRock's motherboards compatible with Core i7 "Sandy Bridge-E" LGA2011 processors, the ASrock X79 Extreme9. This board is packed to
With just over two weeks to the launch, Intel's Sandy Bridge-E processors are starting to appear in listings with online retailers around the globe. What's even more interesting is that you can pick up X79 boards – at least in some countries – today, with several models being available for pre-order, including Intel's own two
ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) is a Taiwanese electronics firm synonymous with entry level offerings or being the motherboard OEM for brands like HP and IBM. In our labs today is their latest offering – the X79R-AX Black Extreme. Boasting a whopping 12 SATA ports, dual LAN/eSATA, Bluetooth/Wireless LAN connectivity and four PCIe x16 slots for multi-GPU
Completing our three part Asus X79 Motherboard series roundup is the mainstream P9X79 Pro and P9X79 Deluxe. Like the Sabertooth X79 and the ROG Rampage IV Extreme, both boards did not compromise on implementing full 8 slots of DDR3 memory expansion, and every inch of their PCB is packed with quality components for lasting reliability and
Yesterday, we previewed the resplendent ASUS ROG Rampage IV Extreme, which is targeted at the hardcore overclocking enthusiast segment. In the second of a three part ASUS X79 motherboard series, we turn our voyuering periscope to a mainstream offering – the desert camouflage themed TUF Sabertooth X79!
In the first of a three part Asus X79 Motherboard series, we introduce to our readers the flagship ASUS Republic of Gamers Rampage IV Extreme. Built and tuned by a world-class team of perfectionist engineers and megahertz thirsty overclockers from the ROG team, this new Rampage could turn out to be one of the all-time
We've gotten our hands on some leaked documents detailing a few new additions to Gigabyte's X79, more specifically the documents are pointing to the fact that Gigabyte has moved to new digital PWM controllers. At the same time, Gigabyte has posted the first official pictures of its X79 motherboards on its Facebook page, which gives
It's been on the backdrops at this year's Computex event, where close to every motherboard maker showed off its LGA2011 wares. It had been written off after rumors spread of attrition among some of its "key" designers. Today EVGA has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. Its latest disclosure, of the EVGA Super Record
Here are some of the first pictures of MSI X79A-GD65 8D, the company's second-to-best socket LGA2011 offering, which will feature in the first wave of Sandy Bridge-E compatible motherboards. The marker "8D" brings back some old memories. It literally stands for "eight DIMMs", and was first used on the P45-8D "Memory Lover", a board that