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ASRock Z77 Extreme9 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 9:06A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z77 Extreme9 is the most high-end socket 1155 motherboard from ASRock targeted to the Ivy Bridge processors (third-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors). Let`s see what the ASRock Z77 Extreme9 has to offer."

ASUS P8Z77 WS @ Ocaholic
     Sun, Jun 10 2012 | 11:06A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the P8Z77 WS, ASUS has a very well equipped Z77 motherboard in its portfolio regarding Intels latest mainstream chipset. Therefore this motherboard comes with a long feature list. You can for example find four PCI Express x16 slots as well as a very nice design. Finally we`re very curious to see how this thing performs in our benchmark parcours."

Z77 Motherboard Charts: 13 Models tested - update ASUS P8Z77-V @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Jun 08 2012 | 9:11A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 13 recent Z77 motherboards. Furthermore 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."

ASUS P8Z77-M Pro Micro-ATX Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Jun 08 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS P8Z77-M Pro is the micro-ATX board for the user looking for top end punch. Size may be smaller on the P8Z77-M Pro, but performance and quality are not. The P8Z77-M Pro uses Intel`s latest Z77 chipset, and takes advantage of the available top end features. Four RAM slots support up to 32Gb of DDR3 RAM at speeds of up to 2400 (OC), while the LGA1155 socket is compatible with the new 22nm process Ivy Bridge, as well as Sandy Bridge. A 6+2 Phase VRM with DGI+ processing offers unique one touch TPU overclocking, as well as EPU for running the CPU at power consumption levels dictated by the user. There are plenty of connectivity options, with six USB 3.0 ports and eight USB 2.0 ports. All USB 3.0 ports feature ASUS` USB 3.0 Boost for speeds increased up to 170%, and two ports are Asmedia controlled with UASP support.///"

Virtu Universal MVP Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Jun 07 2012 | 9:11A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Updated 06/01/2012: We had originally published this review one month ago, and our results showed no performance improvement by using the Virtu MVP technology with video cards using graphics processors from AMD. Lucid, the developer of the Virtu technology, contacted us saying that the 2.1.110 driver we used (which came on the motherboard`s CD) had a bug and didn`t work correctly with AMD`s Catalyst 12.4 driver. They provided us with a new driver, 2.1.113, which presumably corrects the bug. Therefore, we redid all our tests with this new driver version. Let`s see if it really corrected the problem."

ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Champion Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Jun 07 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The newly released X79 Fatal1ty Champion is the most high-end motherboard from ASRock for the LGA2011 platform. It comes with five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, six SATA-600 ports, 12 USB 3.0 ports, an on-board, professional-grade sound controller (Creative Sound Core3D), two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and more."

Review: ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Dual Xeon Motherboard @ ocaholic
     Wed, Jun 06 2012 | 9:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This time we hold the dual socket LGA2011 motherboard from Asus in our hands. The Z9PE-D8 WS, which has been designed to target two markets at the same time. Indeed Asus provided this motherboard with enough features to satisfy both enthusiasts user and professional users (workstations/servers). Did they succed in making such a motherboard? Lets find out in this review where we also Overclocked the two Xeon E5 2690."

Asrock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional-M Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers
     Wed, Jun 06 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are a gamer, lack space for your next gaming build and infatuated with the colors black and red then I think we have your very next motherboard on hand. It is the new Fatal1ty Z77 Professional-M from Asrock. A gaming motherboard marketed by a gamer for gamers. The board has the making to being a big hit with the masses as it offers a great many features for less than of the ASUS Gene series. When a mainboard like this comes along it may be a hit with the gamers but it has to overclock well to be a hit with the enthusiast crowd. Does it do that? We will in fact find out for you."

Biostar TA990FXE AMD 990FX Motherboard Review
     Tue, Jun 05 2012 | 8:51P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The AMD 990FX chipset has been out for a while now, yet Biostar's TA990FXE motherboard still gets you in the game with plenty of PCI Express lanes for Crossfire/SLI, and more SATA III connectivity than rival Intel's Z77 platform. "

Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 @ Ocaholic
     Sun, Jun 03 2012 | 2:31A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Like the Asus ROG series, Gigabyte started his own Gaming series. The Killer mothterboards, which are meant to be used only for high end gaming rigs, features a huge bundle, an awesome gaming design, high quality components and much more. Their latest model, the G1.Sniper 3, comes with some changes. On this board you`ll even find some extreme overclocking features. Has this OC + Killer motherboard been able to convince us? Let`s find out in this Review!"

16 Socket 2011 mainboards
     Sat, Jun 02 2012 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the end of last year, Intel released its new generation high-end processors under the codename Sandy Bridge-E. The Core i7 3960X and 3930K feature six cores, up to 15 MB L3 cache, a quad channel DDR3 memory controller, and a PCI-Express 3.0 controller with 40 lanes.Our review showed that the new processors ensure Intel's comfortable lead on the CPU market. Since the architecture changed a lot compared to Intel's previous high-end processor, the manufacturer could not avoid creating a new socket and chipset for the Sandy Bridge-E CPUs. That new socket is called Socket 2011, and the chipset has been christened X79. The new platform has now been around for more than half a year and in that period we have tested a total of 16 motherboards with Intel X79 chipsets. Time for a round up!

Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H @ Techreaction.net
     Sat, Jun 02 2012 | 9:04A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A motherboard is nothing without a CPU, memory, video, sound hard disk drive, keyboard, mouse, case, monitor, power supply So it is a big party inside and outside the box (where a modern home computer is concerned) and every component plays a part, with the MB being the core component. Is the motherboard the most important? No it is not; though, it is necessary. Being necessary means that, just like the CPU, your motherboard can make or break your build and yes there is a magic sauce put into many boards. The Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H has some of that sauce! It is not the best board in the world for the newer Intel processors but there is no best board. So if there is no best how can it have the sauce? Well a little thing called value added. This board has many value added features that move it a step above other boards in the same price range. In our view the most useful features of this board are the integrated POST code reader, the BIOS reset button (much more convenient that the jumper), power on/off button mounted to the motherboard, and more. If this sounds interesting to you and this board falls into your price range it could be the board for you."

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H WiFi Intel Z77 Express LGA 1155
     Sat, Jun 02 2012 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H WiFi is a full ATX product straight out of Gigabyte's enthusiast-class of board products, featuring not only a new AMI UEFI BIOS implementation, but also an add-in Bluetooth and WiFi card, and is sure to meet the needs of nearly any user.

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard @ TechwareLabs
     Sat, Jun 02 2012 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we`ll be taking a look at the ASRock z77 Extreme6, a mid-range enthusiast board centered around the Intel Z77 chipset."

GIGABYTE at Computex 2012
     Fri, Jun 01 2012 | 4:05P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its lineup for Computex 2012, which will include a broad range of new and exciting motherboard designs, as well as an exclusive peek at a new GIGABYTE technology so secret, we can.$B!G.(Bt tell you about it until the show begins.

Computex 2012 will offer a first look forthcoming GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards featuring Thunderbolt™ technology. Supporting simultaneous connectivity for multiple devices using a jaw-dropping bi-directional 10Gbps data pipeline, GIGABYTE Thunderbolt™ motherboards help the desktop PC evolve to new levels of flexible, high performance connectivity.

GIGABYTE will be demoing the latest 7 series motherboards, supporting the latest 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, with exclusive features including GIGABYTE All Digital Power and GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ with its revolutionary GIGABYTE 3D BIOS™ graphical interface. GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards include the latest additions to the G1.Killer series of extreme gaming motherboards, the G1.Sniper 3 and the compact Micro-ATX form factor G1.Sniper M3.

 New X79S platform motherboards will also be previewed at Computex 2012. Featuring the Intel® C606 chipset and support for Intel® Xeon processors, ECC memory and Serial Attached SCSI hard drives, GIGABYTE X79S motherboards are the ideal platform for workstation builds that require enterprise-class storage, reliability and horse power.

 Motherboards featuring the latest GIGABYTE Dual Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 PCIe expansion card will also be on display, demonstrating how GIGABYTE is extending the role of the desktop PC to become the central hub of a secure home cloud environment.

 The highly anticipated AMD Virgo platform will debut at Computex 2012, with demos of GIGABYTE motherboards featuring the forthcoming A85X chipset, AMD A10 APUs (codenamed Trinity) that utilize the new FM2 socket.



GIGABYTE X79-UD3 Motherboard Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Jun 01 2012 | 9:04A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As we will see with the X79-UD3, the same `bang-per-buck` ethos applies to today`s review sample. With top end motherboards rapidly approaching the 500 mark and mid-range boards well in excess of 200 it is great to see GIGABYTE have kept the price below that threshold with the UD3 weighing in at a very reasonable 175, one of the cheapest X79 motherboard available to date. Hopefully GIGABYTE have not trimmed too much fat to achieve this price."

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