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 [LATEST]  MSI Z270 Gaming M7 Motherboard Review
     Thu, Mar 30 2017 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI’s Gaming motherboard range, signified by the MSI Dragon, has proven very popular since it was first introduced . MSI’s recent lineup has consisted of an M3, M5 and M7, with the M7 being the top of the Gaming series – second in MSI’s Z270 portfolio only to XPower. Today we put MSI’s Z270 Gaming M7 on test to see what MSI’s high-end gaming motherboard has to offer.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Thermal Image Testing on AMD X370 Motherboards by ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI
     Tue, Mar 28 2017 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermal performance is important to PC gamers and enthusiasts, so we wanted to take a look at VRM thermal performance on some of the AMD X370 motherboards that we have in our possession for testing. Those boards would be the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero, GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming 5 and the MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Z270/Z170 Motherboard Charts: 26 Models tested - Supermicro C7Z270-CG
     Sun, Mar 26 2017 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Meanwhile you can find benchmark values of 25 recent Z270 and Z170 motherboards in our comparison tables. We do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard simply based on facts in the form of numbers.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

ASUS ROG STRIX Z270G Gaming mATX Motherboard Review
     Sat, Mar 25 2017 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most enthusiast look at the standard ATX motherboard because it usually includes more features than their little brothers mATX or mITX. Over the past several generations of motherboards, that has been changing to where a new mATX motherboard can include nearly every feature that a standard ATX motherboard can. However, due to the size difference there are a few things that are cut out, mainly extra SATA/SATA-Express ports and support for Three-way SLI or CrossFire. Out of ASUS’ nine different Intel Z270 motherboards, there is only one that is a mATX board, the ASUS ROG STRIX Z270G Gaming.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

ASRock Z270 Taichi Motherboard Unboxing Video
     Sat, Mar 25 2017 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, on OCinside.de we have published an unboxing video in German with English subtitles of the new ASRock Z270 Taichi motherboard. It supports Intels latest Intel LGA 1151 Kaby Lake processors and has an awesome basic equipment. The full written review of this ASRock Z270 Taichi motherboard is coming soon as well.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

ASUS ROG Maximus IX Formula
     Thu, Mar 23 2017 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”With very few exceptions, the Maximus IX Formula is another step forward in the evolution of ASUS' ROG brand. The red and black theme never gets old and you can surely stick to it if you want to do so. However, ASUS' AURA Lighting and AURA SYNC technology takes the visuals a little bit further, well, a lot further away from the red and black, actually. Using ASUS' AURA Lighting controls you can set the LED accents on the Maximus IX Formula to any color in the rainbow with up to nine different lighiting patterns. It's interesting just to sit back and watch it. To take the RGB lighting control a bit further, you can connect RGB LED strips to the pair of headers that are also managed by ASUS AURA. If you purchase ASUS SYNC compatible peripherals you can essentially match the LED lighting theme throughout your ecosystem. Built with a decided bent toward gamers, the ROG brand is also the premier overclocking solution in ASUS' product stack. Built with hardware that supports overclocking and the software package, and UEFI BIOS to back it all up, you can get the most out of your installed hardware. In the two comparison boards, my Core i7 7700K is, at best, a 4.95GHz chip that takes about 1.375v to 1.39v to maintain stability at that level. Thanks to ASUS' Extreme Engine Digi+ all-digital VRM, TPU, and Pro Clock chips, this CPU does indeed hit 5GHz for daily use with an applied 1.36v. By manually tuning the clock speeds to 102MHz x 49, 5GHz was easy to reach, with a cache ratio of 45 and memory speed of close to 3700MHz."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Gigabyte X99-Designare EX Motherboard Review
     Thu, Mar 23 2017 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The main selling point of the Gigabyte X99-Designare EX is the Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type-C to provide a theoretical bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s, twice than Thunderbolt 2. To take advantage of this, Gigabyte provided a DisplayPort-In so that you can daisy-chain six Thunderbolt devices and drive a 4K monitor. It also provides 36w from it to power and charges several devices. There are two U.2 ports, of which one of them won’t work if you’re not pairing it with a 40-PCIe lane SKU. A support for 22110 M.2 is also appreciated as it stays future ready if you plan on buying a large M.2 storage. You’ll know more as we move on!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

 
ASUS ROG STRIX Z270I Gaming Mini-ITX Motherboard Review
     Wed, Mar 22 2017 | 12:59P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those wanting to build a small gaming rig, ASUS' ROG STRIX Z270I Gaming Mini-ITX motherboard packs in loads of features and performance."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 Motherboard Review
     Wed, Mar 22 2017 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"GIGABYTE's Z270X-UD5 motherboard blends workstation, overclocking, and general great features, all at a reasonable price."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ASRock X370 Taichi (AMD X370) Motherboard Review
     Tue, Mar 21 2017 | 7:56P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

Our second AMD Ryzen motherboard focuses on ASRock's X370 Taichi (AMD X370). If you're looking at building a Ryzen system, it's worth a look."

  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Professional Gaming i7 Motherboard Review
     Tue, Mar 21 2017 | 7:24P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock’s Fatal1ty Gaming motherboards likely aren’t first to mind for storage and networking connectivity but the new Fata1lty Z270 Professional Gaming i7 is jam packed – three M.2, ten SATA III, three Ethernet ports and AC WiFi .
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3 Motherboard Review: Fun and Flexibility
     Tue, Mar 21 2017 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is back with a new CPU line-up that brings competitive performance once again against Intel’s current generation of processors at a lower price. In true AMD fashion, the AM4 motherboard line offers the same value alternative as well, offering the latest features similarly found on the latest generation Intel processors natively including USB 3.1 Gen 2, M.2 NVMe support
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming i7 Motherboard Review
     Tue, Mar 21 2017 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock packs 5Gbit LAN and much more into its Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming i7 motherboard. Join us for our full review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex (Z270) Motherboard Review
     Mon, Mar 20 2017 | 1:16P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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Very rarely does a motherboard company release a product that is genuinely different and innovative, bucking wider trends in the industry. ASUS has done exactly that with its new Republic of Gamers motherboard, the Maximus IX Apex.

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  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero (AMD X370) Motherboard Review
     Mon, Mar 20 2017 | 1:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Our first AMD Ryzen-based motherboard review is of the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero (AMD X370). It just so happens to be one of the best out there too."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

AMD B350 Micro-ATX Motherboards
     Sun, Mar 19 2017 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the launch of the AMD's socket AM4 all large motherboard vendors have shown new micro-ATX boards. At the moment there are seven different models available and the prices range from 80 to 105 Euro. This article will allow you to compare all these boards in order to find the one most suitable for your needs.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

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