Motherboards

  • Zotac planning return to ATX motherboard market, with a bang

    It's been a while since Zotac launched an ATX motherboard, in fact Zotac's last ATX form factor motherboard was based on Intel's X58 chipset back in 2009 and it's not exactly what we'd call an impressive motherboard in terms of features and layout. Fastforward to now and pictures of an upcoming Z68 from Zotac has

  • ASRock’s PCI Express 3.0 motherboards unveiled

      Details of several new motherboards with support for PCI Express 3.0 from ASRock have turned up, including specs of a couple of upcoming models.  The most exciting model is the feature packed Z68 Extreme7 which has been given quite a makeover since Computex, not in terms of features, but in terms of looks.

  • MSI set to launch more affordable Z68A-G45 motherboard shortly

    So far MSI has only really launched five Z68 boards, although two has already been revised with PCI Express 3.0 support for Intel's Ivy Bridge processors that should launch sometime in the first half of next year. We've managed to get hold of a couple of pictures of a more affordable ATX size board that

  • Sapphire’s Pure Platinum Z68 almost here

      We didn't get a chance to see Sapphire's Z68 board at Computex, but the board has appeared on the company website as well as being listed by a few online retailers. The motherboard is called the Pure Platinum Z68 and as always with Sapphire boards it brings an interesting mix of features to the

  • MSI’s A75A-G35 motherboard nears launch

      So far MSI has only announced a single socket FM1 motherboard for AMD's Llano APUs, the A75MA-G55, but we've managed to score some pictures of the final version of MSI's upcoming A75A-G35 motherboard. It's not MSI's most exciting motherboard ever, but it's an entry level model so take it for what it is.  

  • Gigabyte’s G1.Sniper 2 gets semi-official

      Although Gigabyte has as yet to officially launch its new Z68 based G1-series motherboard, the company has settled on the final product name which will apparently be G1.Sniper 2, whereas earlier the board was simply known as the GA-Z68-Gaming. Gigabyte doesn't appear to have changed much since Computex, at least not anything that jumps

  • ASUS OVERCLOCKING SHOWDOWN – Results!

    ASUS and VR-Zone held an online overclocking competition 'ASUS Overclocking Showdown' from May 28 to June 30 last month. Participant with the highest accumulated points will win the ASUS DirectCU II GTX 580 graphics card. Second place will walk away with ASUS DirectCU II HD 6970 graphics card as well. After a gruelling 25 days

  • First pictures of Gigabyte’s A55M motherboards

    In all fairness, this is hardly the most exciting news story, as AMD's A55 chipset is unlikely to put anyone's world on fire, but we've managed to score a picture of Gigabyte's upcoming GA-A55M-S2H and GA-A55M-S2V motherboards. We're talking about AMD's budget chipset for socket FM1 and considering that there's only two APUs to choose

  • ASUS Crosshair V Formula Review

    Each time AMD or Intel releases a enthusiast chipset, you can be sure that ASUS will be ready with a Republic of Gamers motherboard. This time round, it's the 990FX and the motherboard waiting for us is none other than the Crosshair V Formula.

  • Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Preview

    Intel specifically designed the 20GB SSD 311 to be used as a cache drive with Z68's Smart Response Technology. Now Gigabyte has taken the mSATA version of the SSD 311 and bundled it onto a full-fledged Z68 motherboard, hoping to save you the hassle of purchasing the SSD separately. We haven't had the chance to

  • ASRock Brings PCIe 3.0 To Fatal1ty Z68

    ASRock will be the first to push out motherboards with PCIe 3.0 standard. The ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 is equipped with two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots allowing NVIDIA Quad SLI and AMD CrossFireX. More details inside.

  • ASRock Launches AMD A75 Chipset Based Motherboards

    ASRock launches the latest AMD A75 chipset based motherboards which will be available in five different models. Each model will cater for the different needs of various consumers. More details inside.

  • MSI Introduces AMD A75 Chipset Based Motherboard

    MSI has introduced their latest AMD A75 chipset based motherboard with MilitaryClass II components, the MSI A75MA-G55. More details inside.

  • Most FM1 motherboards get priced, in Europe

    Thursday is the official launch of AMD's desktop Llano platform, but it seems like the motherboard partners and online retailers are in a hurry, as most boards have already appeared online for sale, at least in some parts of the world. We've managed to dig up some pricing of boards from ASRock, Asus, Gigabyte and

  • ECS Makes A75 Motherboards Official; ATX & micro-ATX models detailed

    Details of A75 motherboards have been leaking worse than Deepwater Horizon, but today motherboard makers have finally gone official. ECS has lined up three motherboards for use with A-series desktop APUs. Specifications and pictures after the break.

  • Asus unveils a pair of AMD A75 Llano motherboards

    Not to be one upped by the competition, Asus has also announced some of its AMD A75 motherboards for AMD's upcoming Llano APUs which are launching later this week. Both of Asus' first models are full-size ATX boards and they're quite similar, but the boards aren't without differences. Click on through to check out some

  • Performance preview of Gigabyte’s A75M-UD2H and AMD A8-3850 APU

    Although we can't publish any actual benchmarks as yet, what we have for you is a quick preview of Gigabyte's upcoming A75M-UD2H motherboard alongside AMD's A8-3850 APU running Crysis 2 with a bit of a twist, or two. Click on through for a short video and some details on how to overclock an APU.

  • Gigabyte’s Llano motherboards arrive little early

    We're still almost a week from AMD's desktop Llano launch, but the motherboard manufacturers are eager to show off their wares and so product pages start appearing. Gigabyte has put up a small selection of its total of 12 boards; at least if the earlier leak by Gigabyte Germany comes to pass. So let's take a closer

  • ASRock A75 Pro4 Preview

    A short while back we gave the ECS A75-F a once-over. Today, we'll be taking a look at another motherboard for the upcoming desktop Llano APUs – ASRock's A75 Pro4.

  • BIOSTAR to release AMD APU motherboards

    BIOSTAR will be releasing new AMD motherboards based on the A75 chipset in July to coincide with the official worldwide launch of the Llano APU. More details inside.