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BitFenix Colussus Mini-ITX Review
     Fri, May 08 2015 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I get very excited when I get a new case in the lab for review. I get even more excited when the case comes from BitFenix. BitFenix has been quietly making some of the best computer cases out there. Their signature SofTouch Surface Treatment is simply amazing. Having gained popularity with their Colossus case, BitFenix has decided to bring all that style and pizzazz to the Mini ITX platform, and dubbed it the Colossus Mini-ITX.

ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer Intel LGA 2011-3 Motherboard Review
     Wed, May 06 2015 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is again a new X99 motherboard OC review here at OCinside.de - now even in the micro ATX format. It is already amazing to see the features of Z97 mATX or ITX motherboards, but ASRock outdid itself once again with this ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer Intel LGA2011-3 X99 micro ATX motherboard. Like the previously tested X99 Extreme4, this X99M killer will be available soon additionally with an USB 3.1 interface card. Let us evaluate the currently available version first.

Supermicro X10DRX (Intel C612) Server Motherboard Review
     Tue, May 05 2015 | 12:08P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have another motherboard designed for maximum I/O, the Supermicro X10DRX, based on Intel's C612 server chipset. Here's our full review."

     Tue, May 05 2015 | 12:07P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Along with the audio improvements, GIGABYTE have incorporated G1 Killer networking, high spec digital power components along with some aesthetic additions that are sure to please those with a windowed case. Obviously, being a gaming motherboard GIGABYTE have included support for 4-way SLI and 4-way Crossfire so you can be assured of ultra-gaming performance.

Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion: 8Pack world record interview
     Tue, May 05 2015 | 12:07P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Keen to reclaim the crown of the world’s number one overclocker, British-born 8Pack selected the Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion for his latest set of attempts. KitGuru caught up with him in his O/C Lab at Overclockers.co.uk’s HQ in Stoke.

Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK Rev 1.0 Motherboard Review
     Tue, May 05 2015 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK Rev 1.0 motherboard is mostly black- expansion slots, PCB, passive sinks and a lot more than that. The motherboard maker claims that its Black Edition motherboards have gone through 168 hours of ‘server grade durability’ testing. On top of it, it comes with a 5-year warranty. On paper, it looks very attractive to attract a large set of users. A total of 6x native SATA III and 2x SATA III via a Marvell controller. The ethernet controllers used are Intel I217-V Gigabit LAN and another LAN but with Killer E2201 from Qualcomm. Lets also not forget the M.2 standard, considering NVMe is just around the corner thanks to Intel 750 SSD. As of now, motherboard makers have rolled out BETA bios. Considering at the time of writing both MSI and Asus have revealed the NVMe Add-on that utilizes the PCB, Z97 and X99 boards from Gigabyte should have that support. After all, Gigabyte did list an F6 Beta BIOS which contained NVMe support.

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review
     Sat, May 02 2015 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Flagship parts on a mainstream platform can cause confusion for motherboard vendors. Do they go all-out, offering 4-way SLI and CrossFire via a PLX chip, with the knowledge that many people inclined for such configurations will use a HEDT platform instead? Or do they put that expenditure into a full-blooded feature set, accepting the potential hit in graphics and overclocking capabilities?

ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ Motherboard
     Thu, Apr 30 2015 | 6:25P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let's examine the ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+, a Mini-ITX socket FM2+ motherboard based on the A88X chipset, with high-end audio interface, targeted to small form-factor (SFF) computers.

Asus' entry-level Z97 board
     Tue, Apr 28 2015 | 1:22P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asus' entry-level Z97 board is the Z97-P. Does the P in the model name signify that all it can hope for is a passing grade compared to its straight-As brother, the Z97-A? Read on to find out.

Gigabyte X99-UD3P Motherboard Review – X99 On a Budget?
     Tue, Apr 28 2015 | 1:20P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our recent review of the of the Z97X-UD3H-BK from Gigabyte, we found it to be solidly built, reliable, and a fantastic overclocking ability. So, naturally when Gigabyte approached us to do a review of their X99-UD3P, which is the entry-level member of their newly launched X99 Champion Series of motherboards, we jumped at the opportunity! The Gigabyte X99-UD3P, is not only a member of the X99 Champion Series, but also Gigabyte’s longstanding Ultra Durable series, which promises top-notch build quality and reliability. With all that said let’s get into the review!

Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Apr 24 2015 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So what is now years ago Adam and I were at a press event for Gigabyte at CES. At that event I spent some time playing against a pro gamer and we also had the chance to see them introduce their new games series of motherboards. At the end of that speech they slipped in a quick sneak peak of a new line of overclocking motherboards with an orange theme that they called OC Orange. Now I think everyone knows just how much I love orange and OC orange to me is LanOC orange, a color that we have used on the website from nearly the start. At that time Adam wrote that he imagined that I wouldn’t be able to sleep until I got my hands on one of the boards. Well it has been a long few years, but today is finally the day. Gigabyte sent over their new X99-SOC Champion flagship overclocking board and today I’m going to dig into it and see what it is all about. Oddly enough now that I can sleep, I want nothing more than to stay up and see what sets the board apart from the competition.

Gigabyte Z97X-SLI Motherboard Review @ OCIA.net
     Fri, Apr 24 2015 | 10:16A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Gigabyte Z97X-SLI is an SLI-capable motherboard priced very attractively for budget gamers. Due to licensing models with Nvidia, not all chipsets and boards are available to support SLI. Additionally, the board will support CrossFire natively as all Z97 boards do. This model also features high-end ALC1150 115dB SNR audio, a high quality headphone amplifier and a dedicated audio hardware zone to protect from interference. Intel Gigabit LAN, all solid caps and a new heatsink design round out the feature list.?"

GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion Motherboard Review
     Thu, Apr 23 2015 | 10:16A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If there`s one word I can use to describe the GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion board, its Fast. GIGABYTE used their design and engineering prowess, coming up with a board design meant to surpass anything currently on the marker. Corsair was so impressed with the board that they worked with GIGABYTE in developing a Dominator Platinum DDR4-2400 kit specially optimized for use with the X99-SOC Champion in overclocking endeavors. That is not to say that GIGABYTE sacrificed board features or stability for the sake of raw speed. The board maintains the stability expectations we`ve come to expect from GIGABYTE, but definitely has a cut down feature set (in comparison to other higher priced offerings). The mantra that seems to apply is it has everything you need to run, but nothing you don`t. In keeping the feature set to the minimal side, GIGABYTE was able to introduce optimizations into the board`s design enabling it to run faster yet maintain stability."

ASRock X99 Extreme4 Intel LGA 2011-3 Motherboard Review
     Thu, Apr 23 2015 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we published a new X99 motherboard review here at OCinside.de. This time we tested the ASRock X99 Extreme4 LGA2011-3 motherboard with an Intel Core-i7 5930K CPU and four Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 memory modules and overclocked it up to the limit. The motherboard will be available shortly additionally as ASRock X99 Extreme4/3.1 with USB 3.1 interface card (see CeBIT 2015 report). The ASRock X99 Extreme4 offers like the recently tested ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard eight DDR4 slots, an Ultra M.2 slot with up to 32 GB/s, ten SATA3 connectors, eSATA3, the HDD saver feature, purity sound 2 with analog and digital sound output, five PCIe slots, Gigabit LAN and lots of more powerful features.

Asrock Z97E-ITX/ac (LGA-1150) Motherboard Review
     Thu, Apr 23 2015 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel’s Z97 platform is a perfect basis for a mini-ITX system build as it features enough performance to please even the most demanding user while still being power efficient enough to be tamed by small form factor cases and modest cooling solutions. Due to those reasons it isn’t surprising to see Intel’s LGA 1150 platform dominate the mini-ITX landscape. Creating a mini-ITX motherboard from AMD’s AM3+ or Intel’s LGA 2011 platforms is unfeasible from a number of perspectives including heat and for LGA 2011, the size of the socket and number of memory lanes required. We have seen other mini-ITX motherboards emerge for low power platforms like Intel’s Bay Trail, AMD’s Kabini and AMD’s FM2+ APU platform but relatively speaking all three of these platforms cannot rival Intel’s LGA 1150 in terms of raw performance. In short, Intel’s mainstream LGA 1150 platform offers the best balance of features, performance, pricing and power efficiency for the mini-ITX form factor.

(ASUS X99-A (LGA 2011-3) Motherboard Review
     Wed, Apr 22 2015 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel’s current flagship consumer chipset, X99 has been around since August 2014. The X99 chipset was the first motherboard range to fully utilise DDR4 memory modules and put the much higher speeds to use. It’s starting to age slightly, being around 8 months old, so let’s see if this motherboard has any new tricks to bring to the game.

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