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Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Intel P67 Motherboard Tested on PCSTATS
     Wed, Aug 17 2011 | 2:54P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

This is a review of the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 motherboard which is equipped with a (new) 'B3'-stepping Intel P67 chipset. The Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 motherboard replaces the original Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 model that was recalled due to the Intel 6-series chipset issue. This is a mainstream ATX motherboard with a great set of workstation features and connectivity, all on a sleek matt-black PCB that looks fantastic in black computer chassis. The board supports 32nm socket LGA1155 2nd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx-series 'SandyBridge' processors, such as the Core i5 2500K, and can handle dual graphics cards.

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 Intel P67 Motherboard Tested on PCSTATS
     Tue, Aug 16 2011 | 6:18P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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In this review PCSTATS is testing the Intel P67-based Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 motherboard. This is a mainstream ATX motherboard with a great set of workstation features and connectivity, all on a sleek matt-black PCB that looks fantastic in black computer chassis. The board supports 32nm socket LGA1155 2nd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx-series 'SandyBridge' processors, such as the Core i5 2500K, and can handle dual graphics cards.

The upside to a recall brought about by an obscure and statistically probable SATA II controller bug are the great deals that inevitably come from it. Consumers are fickle, look carefully and you may find Intel P67 boards that offer 90% of the features of a new Intel Z68 platform that are going for next to nothing.

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  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

ROG Maximus IV Extreme motherboard
     Tue, Aug 16 2011 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ROG Maximus IV Extreme is a very unique motherboard that combines many of the enthusiast features that overclockers want with the mainstream stability that gamers and computer users demand.
  FULL STORY @ MOTHERBOARDS

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard Tested on PCSTATS
     Tue, Aug 16 2011 | 1:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, the newest chipset for Intel processors is the Z68 Express and motherboards like the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 which are built around it offer up a mainstream suite of capabilities and a kitchen sink full o'features. The board supports 2nd Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx-series socket LGA1155 processors - these CPUs are based on the Intel 'SandyBridge' architecture which includes an integrated graphics core on the CPU die.
On the all important videocard front there are two options - integrated graphics via the board's HDMI/Display Port/DVI-D/Analog video outputs, or PCI Express based discrete graphics cards. In terms of videocards, the GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard will handle one PCI Express 2.0 x16 videocard in x16 mode or a pair of nVidia Geforce / ATI Radeon videocards in SLI or Crossfire, in x8/x8 mode. Intel's Sandy Bridge CPU supplies x16 lanes of PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth for the graphics cards, the Intel Z68 chipset a further eight PCIe lanes for system devices.
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Intel Z68 Motherboard + 20GB Intel SSD Review
     Mon, Aug 15 2011 | 5:56P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"There are four key features that make the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard a real killer among Intel Z68 platforms: 1) It comes bundled with a 20GB Intel mSATA SSD for implementing Intel Smart Response Technology.
2) It has an onboard HDMI video output so users can leverage Intel's Quick Sync media transcoding acceleration by way of the Intel Z68+Intel HD 3000/2000 IGP. 3) Lucid Logix Virtu driver support makes it possible to effortlessly switch between integrated graphics for desktop work and a discrete videocard for 3D gaming.
4) The board supports two-way ATI Crossfire and two-way nVidia SLI for serious gamers who need raw FPS-cracking power!"
  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Asrock Z68M-ITX/HT
     Mon, Aug 15 2011 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Coupled with the right computer case and a mid-range graphics card, keen gamers could find themselves with a relatively powerful and highly portable gaming system that doesn’t hurt the wallet. Overall we believe that the Asrock Z68M-ITX/HT makes for the ultimate value Mini-ITX motherboard. It provides support for the latest Intel processors while combining the latest platform features all in one neat little package.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Kingston KVR1333D3E9S 4GB ECC Server RAM Review @ TechwareLabs
     Mon, Aug 15 2011 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So you want to buy a NAS but don't want to drop a fortune on something like a Synology? We take a look at the Patriot Javelin S4, a small device with a lot of features.
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

 
GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 AMD 990FX Review
     Mon, Aug 15 2011 | 3:22P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I mentioned that this motherboard was special. That’s because it’s GIGABYTE’s highest performance and most feature-rich AM3+ model. A flagship, if you will. A board that is designed to be better than the competition’s finest offerings, and show consumers what can be done with the ATX format in preparation for the arrival of the FX CPUs.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

ASUS E35M1-M Pro steps its Brazos board offerings up
     Mon, Aug 15 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS E35M1-M Pro steps its Brazos board offerings up in form factor, and expandability with a host of connectors and headers; it's the only board of its kind to offer more expansion slots than a single full-length PCI-E, and in fact the only one to be bigger in form factor than mini-ITX. At $145 it's not too expensive, now hit our review to see how it fares against its mini-ITX siblings.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Review
     Mon, Aug 15 2011 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just a matter of weeks ago ASRock unveiled their Gen3 Series of motherboards. Gen3 helping to identify the integration of PCI-E 3.0. ASRock are the first to incorporate this onto their motherboards. Inside this series we have the following motherboards: Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 / Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 / Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 / P67 Extreme4 Gen3 all featuring the signature gold solid CAPs and of course PCI-3.0. Today we will be taking a look at the Z68 Extreme4 Gen3, a motherboard that supports 3-way CrossfireX and Tri-SLI and delivers many features that most enthusiasts will come to expect but at a price-tag that maybe they won’t.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Z68 vs. X58 - Which Is The Better Gaming Platform?
     Mon, Aug 15 2011 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This is an article I've wanted to do for a while now and as this month started, I told myself it was time to get it done as my testbeds here are making some changes. I've been tossing up if I should make the move to Z68 for our VGA reviews, or stick with the tried and trusted X58 platform. Most people will feel that it's a no brainer with the X58 being the better option due to the fact it natively supports x16 / x16 in dual card setups. For us, that's indeed the biggest draw for the platform; the Z68 one on the other hand has a lot of standout features that make it a better option as well." The big thing is that the Z68 platform can just overclock so much better. Our X58 / 980X setup is good for 4.2GHz, while our Z68 / 2600k setup is good for 5.2GHz - 5.4GHz. With high end setups, it's so important that we're not CPU limited and even though the 2600k doesn't carry as many cores as the 980x, its +1GHz should yield us more headroom."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P motherboard review
     Mon, Aug 15 2011 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Knowing which chip to buy is only half the battle in determining a base for your next build. The other half, choosing a motherboard, is arguably more difficult. Intel believes the most fulsome support for high-end Core chips comes from the Z68 chipset, and we took a close look at it right here.

Z68 is funny beast, because it can be brought to retail form with and without outputs for the Core processor's integrated graphics. Motherboard manufacturers can then choose just how many goodies they'll invest for the board, and it's no surprise that Z68-based mainboards' pricing varies considerably - we've seen a single company's Z68 start at £70 and rise to £275.

Gigabyte has 22 (yes, 22) Z68 motherboards in its arsenal. Finding a home somewhere in the middle is the Z68XP-UD3P, priced at £130, including VAT."

  FULL STORY @ HEXUS

ASUS Crosshair V Formula review
     Sun, Aug 14 2011 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Once again we pop in a Phenom II processor and have a look at it's performance, which will be the same as it has been for a year now. Yep, AMD completely released the 990FX chipset in the wrong time, it should have been released alongside the Bulldozer FX series processors. But ah well, what can you do... have a peek at that lovely looking Crosshair V Formula and then let's head onwards into the review.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H
     Sat, Aug 13 2011 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With AMD\'s new and affordable Fusion APU processors now on the market, Gigabyte steps up to the starting blocks, ready to win the race. Sporting a ton of features, the GA-A75-UD4H is not only ready for endurance racing, but superfast sprints down the drag strip too. We strap our AMD A8-3850 APU in Gigabyte\'s GA-A75-UD4H, and take it around the test track.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

- ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review
     Sat, Aug 13 2011 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Republic of Gamers boards from ASUS have done a great job of impressing us. In June we had a look at the Maximus IV Extreme. Moving to July, we checked out the Maximus IV Gene-Z and today we check out the Maximus IV Extreme-Z. To be honest, before I even start testing, I have a good feeling about the board simply because of the track record. But of course, we'll see just what the Maximus IV Extreme-Z is able to offer." Before we get into the performance side of things, there are a few other areas we need to look at which is of course starting off with the package. Once we've done that, we'll get stuck in to the motherboard itself and just see what kind of features are on offer from the Maximus IV Extreme-Z. We'll fire up the BIOS and show you all those options ASUS are offering before we get into looking at our testbed, which carries with it a few changes, along with the overclocking capabilities of the board."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 - Layout and Design
     Fri, Aug 12 2011 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Z68X-UD5-B3 Gigabyte presents its midrange model regarding Intels Z68 chipset. The board itself comes with the new color scheme as well as a long feature list of which for example a 24 phase power design is part of. For us this is reason enough to take a closer look at this board from a layout and design perspective.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

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