The first of the super-premium Z77 motherboards has arrived, ASRock's Z77 Extreme9 and it comes with a price to match. As loaded with features as this motherboard is, it looks like ASRock missed out on one must have feature for this segment – or at least so it appears – namely Thunderbolt.
We've been covering the GTX 680 since day one with our reviews of several different cards. Today we're doing something a little different. We're going to have a look at the competitive scene benchmarking performance of the GTX 680 using a cascade cooled Ivy Bridge i7-3770K on an ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe. Zotac have kindly provided
If you remember, when Intel initially revealed the X79 chipset it was said to feature additional SAS ports which over time were meant to be additional SATA ports, but in the end the chipset arrived with no extra storage interfaces at all. Even though Intel was expected to remedy this with a later chipset revision,
Mini-ITX motherboards are stripped down variants of their full sized counterparts, doing away with non-essential expansion options and using "good enough" components. In recent times ASUS has dabbled in small form factor systems with great success – their Republic of Gamers GENE series of mATX motherboards has a cult following of enthusiast builders. The P8Z77-I Deluxe, paired
Cynically speaking, Z77 motherboards are just refined versions of their P67/Z68 predecessors, giving motherboard vendors a chance to build on on existing innovations and eradicate notorious design flaws, particularly in the UEFI BIOS firmware and electrical engineering department. Today we review a refined and feature packed offering in ASUS's P8Z77-V Deluxe, and run benchmarks with an
If you like many others have found Asus' range of P8Z77-V motherboards a bit on the expensive side, then the new P8Z77-V LK and P8Z77-V LX models might be what you've been waiting for, as both of these just announced models will end up just below the P8Z77-V LE in Asus' range of Z77 motherboards.
Remember that new Asus Z77 motherboard we reported about the other day? It appears that the P8Z77-V Premium is almost ready for launch, as now a collection of much more detailed pictures have made an appearance online, courtesy of a subsidiary Asus website, although since then the pictures have been pulled.
Low profile mini-ITX motherboards seem to be something of a trend at the moment and Chinese Giada has come up with an interesting take on the subject. Its new MI-HM65T mini-ITX motherboard is unusual in as much as it features a mobile Intel CPU and the mobile HM65 chipset, a combination you don't see that
With Ivy Bridge announced, albeit note quite here yet, we thought it was time to take a look at next year's motherboard chipsets for the Shark Bay platform. Intel's upcoming LGA-1150 Haswell CPUs will be quite different from the current Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge CPUs and Intel will as such have to offer a range of
Gigabyte's Z77X-D3H is one of the company's mid range offerings supporting the brand new Ivy Bridge range of processors. We are now allowed to show results with Ivy Bridge processors and can bring you a full review of this affordable Socket 1155 motherboard with a i7-3770K processor.
Apparently Asus is planning on launching an even more feature packed and expensive P8Z77-V motherboard model above the Deluxe that should be known as the Premium. In a video by Anandtech the motherboard is shown for about half of the 40 minute long video, yet never really spoken about in any detail.
With rumours of Apple discontinuing its Mac Pro and potentially even more of its desktop Mac products in the future, building a DYI Hackintosh might very well be the only way to get a high-performance desktop Mac in the not too distant future. Details have emerged in the Hackingtosh community that it's easier than ever
We're not unfamiliar with high-end motherboards by any means, but ASRock's Fatal1ty X79 Champion is only likely to be overshadowed by ASRock's own X79 Extreme11 and that is if ASRock actually decides to launch that beast of a board. That said, features don't come cheap and you'll have to pony up the cost of about
By the end of this month, desktops with Ivy Bridge processors will officially be out there. Since it shares the socket and board infrastructure with its Sandy Bridge predecessors, what new is in there to distinguish the newcomer? We look at the features and overall architecture…
It appears to be the season of small Atom powered motherboards, as not only has J&W launched its nano ITX Atom D2700/D2500 models, but the company has also announced a pair of more consumer friendly mini ITX models in its Minix series of motherboards featuring the same processors. Both models are passively cooled and have a
It's easy to forget the smaller motherboard makers and J&W is often forgotten until there's a tradeshow or something similar where the company is showing off its often rather unusual motherboards. This time around though, details of a pair of Atom D2x00 nano ITX motherboards has been revealed by the company and it looks like
There's something special about mini-ITX motherboards and of all the companies out there, Zotac is by far the best when it comes to cramming as many features as possible onto the small 140x140mm form factor. The company has announced two new models sporting Intel's new 7-series chipsets, the Z77-ITX WiFi and the H77-ITX WiFi A.
When it comes to making big consumer motherboards, there are few companies that have anything to put up against EVGA and the company has announced its EATX Z77 FTW motherboard which packs a lot of features, but also a high price tag. As per usual when it comes to EVGA we're looking at a board
When it comes to mini-ITX motherboards, Zotac has built itself quite a reputation, but as far as ATX models go, Zotac seems to have mostly kept out away. Now the company is looking set to actually launch a full-size Z77 motherboard in the shape of the ZT-Z77 Crown-U1D which shares quite a lot with the ZT-Z68
A little while ago VR-Zone had the opportunity to visit Gigabyte's Nan-Ping factory in Taiwan where the company makes most of its high-end motherboards, as well as some graphics card models, notebooks, smartphones and a few other things. We got a short video after the break showing you how Gigabyte's Z77 motherboards are being made,