Can Asus’s latest microATX motherboard for Haswell SFF system builders live up to its mythical namesake?
Gigabyte has been producing G1-Killer branded motherboards for every platform since X58, targeted at gamers and power users. Is the feature-packed Sniper 5 worth the considerable premium over regular Z87 motherboards?
Gigabyte shows it designed its G1. Assassin 3 motherboard with gamers in mind through an impressive library of features.
Gigabyte’s new H81 motherboard series forms the manufacturer’s entry-level offering for Haswell processors.
ASUS has introduced the Z87 Deluxe/Quad, the first motherboard to feature Intel’s new Thunderbolt 2 standard.
Just over two months since the launch of desktop Haswell, we run the rule over a pair of value-oriented Intel Z87 motherboards from ASRock and MSI competing in the same price bracket.
Gigabyte has unveiled its A88X series of gaming motherboards that are targeted at AMD’s forthcoming Kaveri accelerated processing unit. The motherboards will also work with the existing Trinity and Richland APUs that are based on the FM2 socket.
Asus recently launched their top of the line Maximus VI Extreme, a monster overclocking motherboard aimed at dominating the playing field when it comes to extreme Haswell benching. The offerings provided by this board top the lists when it comes to unique features and hardware, today we will take it out for a spin, but
After the arrival of the much hyped Intel Haswell processors earlier this month, we bring to you our first (of many) Z87 motherboard review for the Socket 1150 desktop platform. Does the Asus Z87 Deluxe have the midas touch?
Last Friday, local MSI distributor Corbell organized a dinner gathering in hazy Singapore for selected power users and retailers to experience the latest MSI Intel 8-series motherboards and Nvidia GeForce graphics cards that were launched earlier this month at Computex.
After an exhausting and relatively unproductive week at Computex Taipei, I wanted to unwind by putting the latest AMD APU under sub-zero cooling to see how much overclocking headroom I could extract out of the chip and at the same time, do a write-up on our motherboard review candidate – the Asus F2A85-V Pro.
Gigabyte took us on a full two-hour walkthrough long of their exclusive Computex showcase on the 36th floor of the iconic Taipei 101 tower. Here are some of the highlights…
Last week at Computex, MSI unveiled its latest high-end motherboards for Haswell enthusiast builders – the Z87 MPower / XPower, featuring OC Certified assurances and Military Class 4 components.
Last weekend, local distributor Avertek and VRMedia organized a private dinner event to showcase ASRock’s upcoming range of Intel 8-series motherboards.
Small form factor systems are dominating the headlines at this year’s Computex. To compete against the competition’s Maximus VI Gene and G1.Sniper M5, ASRock created its own contender for the mATX crown – the Z87M OC Formula.
Judges from the official Computex committee conferred MSI’s newly launched Z87-GD65 Gaming their “Best Choice Award”.
4K video editors and data moguls can now rejoice! Thanks to two onboard LSI SAS chipsets, the upcoming ASRock Z87 Extreme 11 motherboard natively supports up to an unprecedented 22 SAS/SATA devices attached to the system, which should make quite the storage powerhouse.
Slated to arrive later in Q3 this year, the updated Haswell-based NUCs (Core i5 and i3) not only improves on its processor and graphics prowess, but also addresses practical concerns about its connectivity options (onboard audio and more USB 3.0 ports) and chassis choices.
AMD APUs typically have some “free” core frequency headroom (tops out around 5GHz on air) that can make the experience more palatable, in exchange for more heat output and power. One of the gripes I have about the mini-ITX form factor and AMD motherboards in general is the lack of overclocking dexterity due to the use
Conformal coating on the PCB, a popular technique used by sub-zero overclockers for electrical insulation, is now a standard feature on ASRock’s line of Intel Z87 OC motherboards designed by their in-house expert, Nick Shih.