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GIGABYTE - 5 New High-End Desktop Motherboards with X170, X150 Chipsets
     Fri, Jan 29 2016 | 2:08P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to launch a whole new series of High-End Desktop (HEDT) motherboards with the X170 and X150 series, based on Intel® C236 and C232 chipset. In addition to supporting the new Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v5 processor and ECC DDR4 memory (for select motherboards), the new motherboards are also compatible with Intel® 6th Gen. Core™ i3, Pentium™ and Celeron™ processors.

These new high-end desktop motherboards will bring support for Xeon Processors to users who desire a professional solution whether it’s for Photography, Designing, Video Streaming and more. “I know GIGABYTE is providing the best HEDT experience with the X170 and X150 Motherboards, combining performance, stability and durability,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE’s Motherboard Business Unit.

Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 support with Intel C230 Series Chipset

This new generation of Xeon processors is based on the 14nm process technology and designed with the new Skylake microarchitecture. Among the main features of this new product family is the adoption of the DDR4 memory technology, which brings a significant memory speed and capacity boost over the previous generation (up to 64GB at 2133MHz compared to 32GB at 1866MHz with the previous generation). Additionally, the Intel® C230 Series chipset delivers improved manageability, increased I/O bandwidth, and enhanced processor graphics.

With the introduction of the X170-Extreme ECC, X150-PRO ECC and X150M-PRO ECC, users can benefit from ECC memory (Error-correcting code). Utilizing specialized memory chips on the RAM modules, it can eliminate small data discrepancies and prevent data corruption to ensure reliability for critical applications while helping to reduce system crashes.

Designed to deliver the best expansion connectivity, the first PCIe lane of the new X170 and X150 workstation motherboards from GIGABYTE is a direct x16 Gen.3 lane to the processor, which offers 128Gb/s of unrestricted bandwidth to your graphics cards for better performance when running GPU intensive applications.

Select GIGABYTE’s X170 and X150 motherboards are equipped with Intel’s latest USB 3.1 controller, offering the best USB performance to date. Delivered over the new reversible USB Type-C and widely adopted Standard-A connector, USB 3.1 offers transfer speeds of up to 10Gb/s (twice the speed compared to its previous generation) and backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and 3.0 for better compatibility over a wider range of devices.

Additionally, GIGABYTE brings to the user PCI-Express connectivity for SSD devices with support for PCIe Gen.3 x4 M.2 connectors. Delivering up to 32 Gb/s data transfer speed per connector, the M.2 SSDs provide an ideal storage solution as it also supports RAID modes. Also compatible with NVMe drives such as the Intel 750 2.5” drives via an M.2 to U.2 adapter, this solution can bring the fastest storage solution to improve data transfer speeds, system boot up time and game load time, providing the user with a smooth and pleasant experience.

The X170-Extreme ECC motherboard features the Killer™ E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, the world’s most advanced networking detection and prioritization technology for consumer and enthusiast users. The E2400 provides additional intelligence by automatically detecting and prioritizing specific website traffic in addition to networked applications and games. The adapter delivers industry-leading latency performance, offering more powerful network control, improved latency, reduced jitter and virtually eliminates video freezes so users can play, watch and stream games all at the same time.  

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  FULL STORY @ GIGABYTE

ASUS RoG Maximus VIII Extreme
     Thu, Jan 28 2016 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme is the RoG's current flagship board for Skylake processors. Do its performance, overclocking and features match up to a staggering price.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Asus Z170M Plus Motherboard Review
     Wed, Jan 27 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asus are calling this their “Flagship micro-ATX Z170 with 5X Protection II for dependable stability, fantastic DDR4 performance, and reversible USB Type-C connectivity”. It’s a rather odd claim for this motherboard, Asus have flagship product lines, the Rampage and ROG series for example. Why would they call Z170M Plus motherboard a flagship?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

ASUS X99-M WS
     Wed, Jan 27 2016 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The X99-M WS is another quality product from ASUS with a high quality board layout and design, and enough features packed into its mATX form factor to give some full-sized boards a run for their money. As part of ASUS' Workstation line, the board comes with all the power bells and whistles you've come to expect from that series - 12k-rated capacitors, Beat Thermal chokes, and Dr. MOS MOSFETs. Further, ASUS jammed the board with eight SATA ports, an M.2 port, dual Intel GigE ports, and a tri-antenna 802.11ac adapter to name the highlights."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer/3.1 mainboard
     Mon, Jan 25 2016 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer/3.1 mainboard.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK

SRock Z170 Extreme6, the ASUS Maximum VIII Ranger
     Mon, Jan 25 2016 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Choosing the right motherboard can be tricky, even with only a limited number of manufacturers in the market compared to a dozen years ago, there are more models than ever to pick from. We’ve been testing loads of them and are presenting them in easily comparable selections. Today it’s four mid-range models: not quite the cheapest you can get, but also not so expensive you need to take out a second mortgage (because who wants those).
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

BIOSTAR A68N-5200 Motherboard Review
     Sat, Jan 23 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The A68N-5200 board, by incorporating one A6-5200 Kabini-based APU, is bringing to the table even more raw performance when compared to its A4-5000, while the GPU component gets a 100Mhz boost. While the increased 3D performance is minimal versus the A4, other tasks which require CPU performance will get up to 25% performance boost. Despite the fact that this is a cheap and low-powered board, BIOSTAR saw fit to include a fully-fledged UEFI interface which also contains some performance tuning options. Last but not least, we do get with the A68N-5200 one very-welcome PCI-E 2.0 x16 (x4 electrical) which invites us to install a dedicated video card.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

 
ASRock X99 WS-E/10G Motherboard Review
     Fri, Jan 22 2016 | 2:31P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Motherboards aimed at professional usage have quite different requirements to those aimed at consumer activities like gaming. For a start, whilst gamers are swiftly moving onto the Z170 chipset and Intel Skylake procesors, because quad-core is usually enough, workstations have generally stuck with X99 and Haswell E processors, due to the latter offering support for Core i7 CPUs up to eight-core, and Xeons up to 18-core. But there are other features that the professional might need that they consider worth paying extra for, and the ASRock X99 WS-E/10G showcases one of them – 10Gbit Ethernet networking.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASRock’s X99E-ITX/ac ITX Motherboard
     Fri, Jan 22 2016 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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ASRock’s X99E-ITX/ac - the world’s first and only mini-ITX form factor X99 chipset motherboard!

Intel’s X99 chipset used to be represented by a long line of huge and bulky EATX or ATX motherboards, because the CPU, chipset, memory and whole layout required an extra large PCB to contain the extreme performance. But that was all yesterday’s history. Now ASRock’s research and development team has worked out a way to defy logics, and have built an incredibly small mini-ITX form factor motherboard with Intel X99 chipset’s extremely huge performance. Hence the world’s first and only mini-ITX X99 chipset motherboard – ASRock X99E-ITX/ac is born!

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Regardless of its tiny size, X99E-ITX/ac is built around an X99 chipset and an X Series OC Socket. This new socket design by ASRock unlocks the hidden performance of Intel LGA 2011-3 socket CPUs, giving the overall performance a huge boost. The whole set of Super Alloy hardware features are crammed onto the board too, including Premium 60A Power Chokes, Premium Memory Alloy Chokes, Fairchild 60A Dual Cool™ DrMOS which withstands 60A currents and keeps the system cool, Nichicon 12k Platinum Capacitors that promotes performance, plus a luxurious 6 phase power design and digi power.

Other points worth mentioning are the onboard 32Gb/s PCIe Gen3 x4 Ultra M.2 socket for insanely fast SSDs, the 10Gb/s SATA Express connector that will work with future SATA Express HDDs, dual Intel LAN ports that support teaming, and dual band 2.4/5 GHz 802.11ac WiFi with Bluetooth 4.0. To add icing on the cake, there are two Type-A USB 3.1 ports on the rear i/o that allow up to 10Gb/s data rates. Furthermore, ASRock is bundling a server grade narrow ILM cooling fan and water cooling mounting plate, so that user may choose their desired solution for keeping cool.

  FULL STORY @ ASROCK

Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini-ITX
     Thu, Jan 21 2016 | 1:42P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The mini-ITX form factor is becoming extremely popular with gamers who will be using a single graphics card because it allows them to build a system with premium components that is small and easy enough to take with them to LAN parties or other events. The problem with mini-ITX motherboards has been that they lack many features that their larger ATX counterparts offer. Well Gigabyte is changing that with their Z170N-Gaming 5 motherboard that has all of the features you would want in a full-size ATX motherboard, but in the tiny mini-ITX form factor. Gigabyte was able to pack in Killer E2200 gaming networking, Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 support, a PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 slot, two USB 3.1 ports (1x Type-C, 1x Type-A), and even 802.11ac dual band wireless. Gigabyte wants this to be the perfect board for gamers building in the mini-ITX form factor. Is it? Let’s take a look and find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

GIGABYTE's mid-range Z170X-UD5
     Wed, Jan 20 2016 | 1:46P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GIGABYTE's mid-range Z170X-UD5 has some impressive specifications, a lengthy feature set, and comes in with a sub-$200 street price. This motherboard has all the ingredients for a spectacular enthusiast option on paper. But how does it do in the real world when you put it to the test? It actually does very well.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Jan 20 2016 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over the last few years small builds have been becoming more and more popular. Both for LAN rigs like we have been using for a long time, but even for main PCs. This is partially due to more parts being available but mostly some people are tired of dealing with huge heavy cases, especially when you can do nearly anything you want in the Mini-ITX form factor. Late this fall I started thinking about a new LAN rig, maybe even another iteration of our LunchBox series, before I did that though I really needed to check out the new Z170 boards. That leads me to today where I’m going to check out MSI’s gaming focused Mini-ITX board, the Z170I Gaming Pro AC. I’ve used a few of MSI’s ITX boards in builds before and I’m excited to see what this one has to offer.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Asus Maximus VIII Impact (Z170) Motherboard Review
     Mon, Jan 18 2016 | 4:25P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Right now, the mini-ITX scene is extremely popular for gamers and enthusiasts. A combined effort by component manufacturers has seen greater emphasis being put on innovative mini-ITX cases, short graphics cards, and more confined cooling solutions. And let’s not forget the system builders deploying small form-factor (SFF) offerings such as steam machines. With installation space and expansion options being in short supply, the motherboard features are critical to the success of a SFF build. Asus aims to pack the features that enthusiasts and gamers will desire into the company’s flagship mini-ITX motherboard – the Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Impact.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Impact
     Sat, Jan 16 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”When you look at the stock performance, the Maximus VIII Impact is going to deliver results in a narrow envelope when compared to other motherboards. That's a given. However, running out of spec is where this little board will shine, much like the rest of the ROG Z170-based motherboards in ASUS' product stack. From the PCB up, ASUS ROG DNA is piled up in every corner of the board. Things like ASUS' Impact Power III 6+2+2 phase implementation of ASUS' Extreme Engine DIgi+ VRM controls equipped with Microfine alloy chokes, 10K Black capacitors, and Power PowlRstage® MOSFETs that allow it to overclock just as well as any ATX form factor board. Backing all that up, ASUS uses its Pro Clock technology to allow for extended bClk ranges that exceed what are commonly available as seen by the 350MHz bClk shots in the overclocking section. The ASUS T-Topology DRAM trace layout and memory training algorithms make it easier to push for big memory overclocks that don't compromise performance for the sake of clock speed, although you can take that route as the M8I supports memory speeds of 4133MHz right out of the box.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Motherboard Review
     Thu, Jan 14 2016 | 4:07P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every system builder these days will know the name ASRock, and it’s welcome, in the past ten years we have seen the number of motherboard manufacturers dwindle, losing the likes of Abit, Nvidia and even the mighty Intel from the motherboards arena.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

ASUS Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Formula review
     Thu, Jan 14 2016 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the all new ASUS Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Formula. Armed with a customizable AURA RGB LED system, some extensive shielding and then regulars like the hippest features of 2015/16 and you are sure you'll have the right infrastructure for gaming de-li-cious product. If you fire it up with that new 14nm Skylake based Core i7 6700K processor this product will bring a smile to your face.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

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