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     Fri, Feb 24 2012 | 2:10P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BIOSTAR, the world famous manufacturer of Mainboard, Graphic cards, Industrial computer systems and peripherals, announced a new premium-level Intel series motherboard and AMD full range motherboards within the CeBIT 2012.

BIOSTAR offers visitors the TPOWER X79 mainboard designed for the latest high-performance Intel Sandy Bridge-E CPUs for the Socket LGA2011. The boards integrates the most advance Intel X79 Express chipset, featuring three PCI Express x16 slots supporting SLI and CrossFireX configurations and are aimed at systems with extreme performance and a great overclocking potential.

Fans of AMD will have a chance to look at the flagship BIOSTAR TA990FXE paired up with AMD 990FX chipset and SB950 south bridge which guarantees support Socket AM3+, including 6-core and 8-core AMD FX CPUs. The board comes with three PCI-E x16 2.0 slots and delivers support for the most complex configurations with several graphics cards in SLI or CrossFireX.

The up-coming Intel Z series boards, TPOWER X79 boards for Sandy Bridge-E CPUs and TA990FXE for the 6/8-core AMD AM3+ CPUs will be introduced at BIOSTAR booth (Hall 17, No. E65) at the CeBIT 2012 which will take place in Hannover, Germany, March 6th to 10th. Visitors will also be able to look at the graphic cards from NVIDIA and ATI.


BIOSTAR TPower X79 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Feb 23 2012 | 11:17A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As I just mentioned the BIOSTAR TPower X79 is the lowest cost motherboard that we have looked at for the Intel X79 chipset. We were comparing the BIOSTAR TPower X79 to boards like the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme, GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 and the ASRock X79 Extreme9 that we looked at last week. Each of these boards is at least 150% the cost of the BIOSTAR TPower X79 motherboard. Sure, the performance of the BIOSTAR TPower X79 was a little lower compared to these more expensive boards, but not enough that you would a difference in the day to day operation of your system..."

ASUS P8H67-M Evo Intel H67 Express Motherboard Test Report
     Tue, Feb 21 2012 | 2:54P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're looking at an Intel H67 motherboard chances are good it's because you want to run your PC on Sandy Bridge's integrated graphics core, perhaps to take advantage of the media transcoding capabilities of Intel SmartSync. The Intel HD 2000/3000 IGP is more than sufficient for everyday desktop work and even a little bit of DX10.1 gaming at light image quality settings and modest resolutions. That being said, integrated graphics are under-powered compared to even mainstream graphics card.
In this context we find it a little amusing that ASUS are selling the P8H67-M Evo motherboard as a "Quad-GPU CrossFireX" platform. The two physical PCI Express x16 2.0 slots operate at x16 and x4 mode, but who in their right mind would run two dual-GPU videocards on a microATX motherboard?
Board expansion is limited to the aforementioned PCI Express x16 2.0 slots (x16/x4), one PCI Express x1 slot and one PCI slot. The board has four RAM slots that can be installed with up to 32GB of DDR3 memory.

Intel DH67BL Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review
     Tue, Feb 21 2012 | 2:46P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's DH67BL motherboard is built around the Intel H67 chipset and supports socket LGA1155 Intel 2nd Generation Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx-series 32nm Sandy Bridge processors. It is not compatible with LGA1156 processors. On the storage front, the board offers up two 6Gb/s SATA III ports, three 3Gb/s SATA III ports and one eSATA III port. A UEFI BIOS ensures support for hard drives larger than 2TB. Dual USB 3.0 ports are handled by a discreet NEC controller as USB 3.0 is not natively supported by the Intel H67 chipset.
Since its release, the Intel Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx-series Sandy Bridge processor has met with fantastic success and given AMD a real run for its money.

Biostar TH67XE Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review
     Tue, Feb 21 2012 | 2:43P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The powerful socket LGA1155 Sandy Bridge processor may have the integrated graphics core, but it's the Intel H67 chipset which makes it possible to output HD video content via HDMI and Display Port to a big screen HDTV. The TH67XE can also support a couple LCD monitors for a cost effective dual screen office PC. The only thing this board really cannot do... is overclock. The Biostar TH67XE motherboard that PCSTATS is reviewing today supports one PCI Express 2.0 x16 videocard , a must if DX11 gaming is something you're planning on - the Intel HD 2000/3000 IGP in Sandy Bridge processors is only DX10.1 compliant after all. The really nice aspect to this Biostar motherboard is that it features DVI-D, Analog VGA, HDMI 1.4 and Display Port video outputs. Two of the video outputs may be used at any one time. In keeping with its HTPC lineage, the TH67XE platform supports THX TruStudio Pro Technology audio.

ECS H67H2-M Black Edition Intel H67 Express Motherboard Review
     Tue, Feb 21 2012 | 2:40P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

Integrated Graphics (IGP) can save you a ton of money when building a workstation PC, it's for this very reason why your office computer is probably running on IGP graphics right now. The integrated graphics core at the heart of all Sandy Bridge processors is good for modest DX10.1 gaming, at best. It's not a realistic substitute for mainstream graphics cards, which is why the ECS H67H2-M motherboard PCSTATS has on the test bench today features a PCI Express x16 2.0 videocard slot.

With the H67H2-M Black Edition motherboard you have a fantastic choice of HDMI, Display Port, DVI and Analog VGA video outputs to choose from! Any two of the four video outputs can be used at the same time to take advantage of the Intel HD 3000 integrated graphic core made available by the Sandy Bridge + Intel H67 chipset combo. The HDMI and Display Port video outputs support resolutions of 1920x1200. The DVI port goes to 1920x1200 (WUXGA) while the Analog VGA supports 2560x1600.

Intel DX79SI: Super Energy-Efficient LGA 2011
     Tue, Feb 21 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The flagship mainboard from the microprocessor giant doesn’t strike you with unique design, specific features or functionality. However, it is phenomenally energy-efficient in its category, of course.

Foxconn Quantum Force Quantumian-1 X79 Motherboard Preview
     Sat, Feb 18 2012 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this preview we will be looking at one of the latest motherboards in the Quantum Force lineup the Quantumian-1 X79. The Quantumian-1n is an enthusiast level motherboard designed for high-end gaming and overclocking using the full set of features common to Quantum Force motherboards.

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Intel LGA1155 Motherboard Review
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte offers with the GA-Z68XP-UD3 an Intel LGA1155 Sandy Bridge motherboard with some interesting characteristics and a lot of OC features. The Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 is based on the Intel Z68 chipset for current LGA1155 processors like e.g. the Intel Core i7-2700K, Intel Core i3-2100, or the Intel Core i5-2500K processor which is used for the overclocking tests. We test, overclock and benchmark the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 with different video cards and compare the current consumption in this review.

Charts: 13 Socket 2011 Boards - MSI Big Bang Xpower II @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 3:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far we`ve tested 13 Socket 2011 motherboards and we have to say that sometimes we got quite interesting results. What we`ve also done is, we have added power consumption values as well as a performance rating which allows quick comparision of which board performs best and which is the most energy efficient."

MSI Big Bang Xpower II X79 @ ocaholic
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 8:44A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Big Bang Xpower II, MSI has a very well equipped X79 motherboard in its portfolio that comes with a huge XL-ATX formfactor. You`ll for example find seven full size PCI Express slots. Furhtermore MSI has been very brave regarding the design of the onboard coolers and you`ll either love or hate them."

ASRock Extreme9 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:33P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASRock X79 Extreme9 ultimately was a pleasure to work with. The beauty of it was that it just worked, and it worked extremely well during our testing today..."

ASRock X79 Extreme9 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:33P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock has released seven motherboard models for the new socket 2011 platform, heavily betting that this platform will become more mainstream after Intel releases cheaper LGA2011 processors during this year. This time we will take a look at the X79 Extreme9, which is the most high-end (and most expensive) socket 2011 motherboard offered by ASRock at this time, with five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, eight SATA-600 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, and a high-end, add-on sound card called Game Blaster."

ASUS Maximux IV Extreme Motherboard Review @ OCIA.net
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:33P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Today we are taking a look at a board from the latter series, the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme, a P67 B3 Revision board that throws caution to the wind by including virtually every bell and whistle one could desire. This board is specifically designed for Intel 2nd Generation Core CPU overclocking and supports Nvidia SLI and ATI CrossFire X multi-GPU configurations in addition to a treasure trove of ROG-specific features and applications.?"

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme BF3 Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:33P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So then, great looking, extremely configurable and technologically advanced all wrapped up in a class leading package. It should certainly be a contender for the top spot among our X79 motherboard range we have reviewed thus far. As is always the case though, if you want the best then you usually have to pay the price and at just short of £400, the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme is anything but a budget motherboard. You do however get quite a lot for the money as we will see over the next few pages. Whether that will be enough to tempt you damage the bank balance only you can decide so sit back and have a read through the next few pages before making that decision as we take you through what is one of the finest motherboards to grace the halls of Vortez..."

GIGABYTE - Spring Extreme Contest - Win with SuperPi!
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:16P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE's Spring Extreme Contest starts today with an overclocking competition hosted on HWBOT.org.

GIGABYTE invites anyone in possession of an AMD processor and a GIGABYTE motherboard to tackle four uncompromising stages that will decide once and for all who rules the AMD roost... the winner walks away with a top-of-the-range GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7!

Spring Extreme Contest Stages
Stage 1 - Super PI 1M
Stage 2 - Super PI 32M
Stage 3 - PiFast
Stage 4 - PC Mark 05

Gigabyte's ‘Spring Extreme Contest’ will run from February 15th to March 15th 2012. The winner will take home a GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 motherboard, with second and third places taking a 990FXA-UD5, and 990FXA-UD3 respectively. This contest is open to all HWBOT members. In the event of a tied score, the highest PC Mark 05 score will determine the contest winner.

For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page hosted on HWBOT.org: http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_spring_extreme

About the GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7

The 990FXA-UD7 motherboard is designed to offer a blisteringly fast and efficient, high-speed platform for the latest AMD FX Series processors. With a unique hardware design that includes lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery, the 990FXA-UD7 is the ultimate platform for AMD ‘Bulldozer’ performance processors. To learn more, visit: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3880#ov


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