Motherboards

  • ASUS Maximus VI Impact Mini-ITX Board – Tiny Yet Immensely Powerful

    This is a tiny board that caught our eyes during the ROG conference in Computex and definitely will appeal to small form enthusiasts,  gamers, and even hardcore overclockers. Let’s find out more about it after the break

  • ASUS ROG Press Conference @ Computex

    ASUS ROG Press Conference. Highlights: 4GHz+ Memory Overclocking & 7GHz+ CPU frequency on Haswell 4770K. Story is developing…..

  • Asus Z87 Motherboard Roundup

    Here is a quick rundown of the Z87 LGA1150 motherboard offerings from Asus targeted at the mainstream and enthusiast DIY builders, which will be out in stores sometime in the middle of this year in tandem with the launch of Intel’s 4th generation core processors (codenamed Haswell).

  • Intel’s own 8-series “Lynx Point” Desktop Boards publicly sighted (B85, H87, Q87, Z87)

    At IDF Beijing, we snagged an exclusive shot of Intel's own upcoming flagship DZ87KLT-75K, an enthusiast grade motherboard with Thunderbolt connectivity for the upcoming 4th Generation Core "Haswell" processors. While browsing through chipzilla's own support download portal for drivers, we came across the other 8-series Lynx Point boards that will presumably be launching alongside the

  • Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Review

    Before the upcoming arrival of the new Haswell Shark Bay motherboards and socket refresh, we look at Gigabyte's top of the line Z77X-UP7, which is one of the few premium Z77 boards that supports 4-way GPU operation for the well heeled Ivy Bridge enthusiast.

  • Intel’s Horse Canyon NUC (Core i5 & USB 3.0) sighted

    Plenty of gems to be unearthed at every IDF,  you'll just have to be alert enough to spot them.

  • Gigabyte’s ITX motherboard for Haswell – Z87N-WIFI

    Our 2nd IDF Beijing sighting of the day – pretty much the same last year's Z77N-WIFI (dual Gigabit LAN, mPCIe wireless with Bluetooth/WiFi/WiDi) from Gigabyte, except with a different socket (LGA 1150) and PCH (Z87). Lets just hope it has OC voltage controls this time…

  • Intel’s top Z87 motherboard for Haswell LGA1150 smiles for the camera

    Possibly one of the final and finest creations of the soon to be defunct Desktop Motherboard group at Intel, Kinsley (otherwise known as DZ87KL-75K) is the top enthusiast oriented SKU of the upcoming Haswell Z87 Lynx Point line-up.

  • Intel unveils new developer tools for gaming

    Intel has announced several new tools for game developers at the Game Developers Conference 2013 in San Francisco.

  • APC Unveils $99 Paper Mini PC

    APC just unveiled their first ever Mini PC constructed with an actual paperboard cover.  The system comes combined with a Rock APC board and will be available for order in March of this year.

  • ASUS P9X79-E WS: Mother of all Sandy Bridge-E boards?

    Asus unveiled an unannounced X79 offering at their CES suite today – the juggernaut known as the P9X79-E WS, also probably the most feature-filled single socket motherboard ever.

  • CES 2013: EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard and Mini-ITX Cases

    Previously teased on their social media channels, EVGA showed off their new X79 Dark motherboard offering and an upcoming water-cooled mini-ITX enclosure.

  • AMD Trinity A10 Revisited (Part 1/2) – Going ITX with MSI’s FM2-A75IA-E53

    In the first of a two-part series to revisit the curious enigma that is the AMD Trinity APU, we look at the MSI's much-awaited ITX offering for the FM2 socket. Then, later in the week, we will explore how the setup handles recent blockbusters like Borderlands 2, Hitman Absolution and Far Cry 3.

  • Gigabyte X79S-UP5-WiFi Review

    Today we have something fresh and different in our labs, the Gigabyte X79S-UP5-WiFi. The name of this board is deceiving as it is not based on an X79 Express but on a C606 chipset instead, effectively making it a hybrid between an enthusiast's motherboard and a workstation product. We will be examining its features, speed

  • ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z (990FX) Review ft. Vishera FX-8350 on Phase Change

    AMD's Vishera FX is certainly not a front-runner when it comes to raw performance and power efficiency, but many enthusiasts feel that it is a more interesting animal than Ivy Bridge to handle when it comes to extreme overclocking. To advantage of the numerous fine grained controls and knobs for the CPU and memory, you'll

  • ASRock Z77 OC Formula Review

    Today we take a look at the Z77 OC Formula, ASRock's first attempt at an extreme overclocking motherboard. We will go over every aspect from their new digital power delivery to the overclocking, no holds barred. This board is targeted towards extreme overclockers and has a lot of innovation, so follow us as we put

  • Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Review

    Gigabyte's latest mid range Z77 entrant is endowed with an excellent VRM implementation (IR3550 PowIRstage from International Rectifier) and two onboard Thunderbolt ports provided by a Intel Cactus Ridge 4C controller. Does the Z77X-UP5 TH impress the Ivy Bridge system builder?

  • ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX (Z77) Review

    Here at VR-Zone, we hold ASUS's Republic of Gamers branded motherboards in high regard not only for their use of premium components and attention to detail, but also we personally know of many exceptional individuals on the ROG team who toil on through cold Taiwanese nights and weekends, optimizing electrical traces on the PCB and fiddling with

  • EVGA Z77 FTW Review

    EVGA has a single Z77 board, the FTW ("for the win"), targeting the high-end consumer base with 4-way SLI/CrossfireX capabilities and a top notch VRM design. We will put it through its paces and see if it performs up to par with the competition. An examination of the Z77 FTW will show whether or not

  • First Look: MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 – Military Class for Trinity

    While Socket FM1 motherboards faces extinction after a short run with last year's Llano, the latest Socket FM2 for Trinity APUs is expected to have a considerably longer shelf life, or at least through next year's Steamroller based Kaveri APUs. This time, MSI has come up with an feature-filled AMD motherboard that caught our eye.