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ASUS ROG STRIX X99 Gaming Review
     Tue, Aug 23 2016 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
STRIX X99 Gaming arrives under the Republic of Gamers branding and is the latest in a number of products to join the STRIX portfolio. Bearing a stylish design, the STRIX X99 Gaming has the visual appearance and all the features too – this motherboard has characteristics which both gamers and overclockers will appreciate. Onboarding power/reset buttons, MemOK!, water pump fan headers, dual X16 mode PCI express and an assortment of storage options.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

ASUS ROG Strix GL702VT 17.3in Gaming Notebook Review
     Mon, Aug 22 2016 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Only a few years ago, powerful 17in gaming notebooks were really only “laptops” by classification. If you tried to use one on your lap, your legs would suffer third degree burns and your feet would eventually fall off due to restricted blood circulation. But at least the experience would be short lived, because the battery life would be so short. These days, though, a serious 17in gaming laptop is much more worthy of its classification, and ASUS’s ROG Strix GL702VT is a case in point.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

GIGABYTE Z170X-Designare Motherboard Review
     Fri, Aug 19 2016 | 11:32A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE's Z170X-Designare motherboard based on Intel's Z170 chipset comes loaded basically to the max with features. Let's take a close look."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Pro Gaming i7 Motherboard Review
     Wed, Aug 17 2016 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ASRock's Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard gets reviewed as we check out all its features and just how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

our favorite X99 motherboards !
     Wed, Aug 17 2016 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asus' X99-A became one of our favorite X99 motherboards when it first hit the market. With the advent of Broadwell-E, Asus refreshed this winning formula with the X99-A II. We tested this board with the Core i7-6950X CPU to find out whether it gives Broadwell-E a good home.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

ASUS Rampage V Extreme 10 Motherboard Review
     Wed, Aug 17 2016 | 11:37A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Republic of Gamers brand in style with the new Rampage V Extreme 10! To properly commemorate its decade of innovation, this motherboard needs to be nothing short of the best motherboard ASUS has ever built and a worthy successor to the Rampage name.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Gigabyte Z170X-Ultra Gaming Review: Rebel Without a Pause
     Wed, Aug 17 2016 | 11:36A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A motherboard's identity is partly defined by marketing and partly defined by user judgment. For the Z170X-Ultra Gaming, being born as part of Gigabyte's G1 line carries a certain expectation to live up to, particularly one bent toward gaming (as if the name is not enough of a clue). This motherboard however, is unlike other gaming motherboard before. It does …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

 
Gigabyte X99-Designare-EX
     Tue, Aug 16 2016 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”My Core i7 6950X is a 4.3GHz chip day in and day out. The X99 Designare-EX was able to deliver that clock speed from the start. I was hoping that the board would give me just a little bit more, but playing the OC game with a 10 core chip creates a ton of heat to deal with. That being said, I was able to tune the core voltage a bit lower than I had to use with the X99 Sabertooth reducing the heat load. Not to the point that an AIO can cope with the load, but enough to keep the chip from throttling in prime95. In that respect, I have no issues with the board and it gets high marks.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

ASUS ROG Z170 board line
     Mon, Aug 15 2016 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Maximus VIII Extreme is the flagship in the ROG (Republic of Gamer) board line, offering supporting the Intel Z170 chipset. The board features the standard black and red ROG aesthetics in an E-ATX form factor to best accommodate the slew of features and supported options offered with this board. ASUS integrated black chrome heat sinks with integrated LEDs for a unique and customizable look. The board's integrated Intel Z170 chipset integrates support for the latest Intel LGA1151 Skylake processor line as well as Dual Channel DDR4 memory. The Maximus VIII Extreme may not be very approachable for most users at its $499 MSRP, but the price remains justified given the sheer amount of features integrated into the board and the included accessories.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Maximus VIII Extreme
     Tue, Aug 09 2016 | 11:42A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Maximus VIII Extreme is the flagship in the ROG (Republic of Gamer) board line, offering supporting the Intel Z170 chipset. The board features the standard black and red ROG aesthetics in an E-ATX form factor to best accommodate the slew of features and supported options offered with this board. ASUS integrated black chrome heat sinks with integrated LEDs for a unique and customizable look. The board's integrated Intel Z170 chipset integrates support for the latest Intel LGA1151 Skylake processor line as well as Dual Channel DDR4 memory. The Maximus VIII Extreme may not be very approachable for most users at its $499 MSRP, but the price remains justified given the sheer amount of features integrated into the board and the included accessories.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Pro Gaming i7 Motherboard Review
     Tue, Aug 09 2016 | 11:41A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ASRock's Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 motherboard gets reviewed as we check out all its features and just how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Gigabyte Z170X Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review
     Tue, Aug 02 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ultra Gaming is a new product that was launched around Computex alongside the lighted Designare and features many of the new technologies found on those high-end motherboards.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREASYLUM

GIGABYTE GA-Z170X-SOC FORCE LGA1151 Motherboard Review
     Sat, Jul 30 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z170X-SOC Force is one of the most advanced motherboards which have passed through our labs and is packed with a ton of features, hardware and software wise. Besides the 4-way SLI, the three M.2 32Gb/s slots, a beefy VRM, USB 3.1 support via Intel controller we do also have multiple options to overclock the system (via Wi-Fi, via the HW-OC tethering function, via the BIOS or via the Windows software), a well-optimized BIOS to handle overclocked memory without the need of tinkering with each and every timing or we could also remind that we can power up the board without the CPU installed."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

ASUS STRIX X99 Gaming Broadwell-E Motherboard Review
     Sat, Jul 30 2016 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X99 platform was recently refreshed with Intel’s Broadwell-E range of processors designed to offer content creators and professionals working with multi-threaded workloads the absolute best performance. Those with deep pockets now have the opportunity to deploy the world’s first 10-core processor outside of the Xeon family. From what I’ve seen so far, the new architecture hasn’t enticed existing users to upgrade due to the hefty pricing and value of the 5280K on the second-hand market. Nevertheless, it’s encouraged motherboard vendors to unleash new products which contain more gaming-orientated features. This is mainly because Broadwell-E motherboards are compatible with previous generation processors like the 5820K and 5930K. In particular, the 5280K became a firm favourite among high-end consumers due to the 6-core, 12-thread configuration which only cost slightly more than the i7-6700K. In theory, this should broaden the appeal of Broadwell-E motherboards sporting fresh and exciting designs.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Gigabyte to ship 16.5 million motherboards, 3.5 million graphics cards in 2016
     Fri, Jul 29 2016 | 6:26P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte Technology globally shipped 7.8 million motherboards and 1.6 million graphics cards in the first half of 2016, and is expected to ship 16.5 million units and 3.5 million units respectively for the whole year, according to market analysts.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

GIGABYTE 970-Gaming SLI (AMD 970) Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It's not often that we look at AMD motherboards, but today we spend some time with GIGABYTE's feature-rich and good valued 970-Gaming SLI."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

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