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Supermicro X10DAi (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review
     Mon, Nov 03 2014 | 12:05P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Supermicro`s new X10DAi workstation motherboard can run three video cards, tops out at 1TB of DDR4 RAM, and uses the latest Intel Haswell-EP processors."

ASRock X99 OC Formula review
     Sun, Nov 02 2014 | 5:23P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Join us as we review the ASRock X99 OC Formula motherboard, a flagship X99 motherboard from ASrock with nice features. The OC Forumula comes with not one but two M.2. slots, wide tweaking options and a pretty interesting design. Features are grand, like the ten SATA 6 Gbps ports, the two Gigabit NIC jacks and the 7.1 channel HD audio as delivered by the high-end Realtek ALC1150 codec, covered by an EMI shield."

ASRock X99 OC Formula Review SSD Performance Differs Slightly With the X99
     Sat, Nov 01 2014 | 5:23P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are going to introduce a new motherboard to the world, perhaps the best marketing feat one could achieve would be to set a new overclocking world record for that board close to the time of its release. Nick Shih of ASRock did that with the new ASRock X99 OC Formula recently by overclocking the latest Intel i7-5960X chip to a previously unheard of 6620.73 MHz. This is a bold statement in the world of motherboard wars and perhaps a challenge by ASRock, to Gigabyte and Asus, to match that! But then again, maybe Nick figured he had something to prove if he was going to put his signature on this board"

ASRock X99 Extreme4 Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Oct 31 2014 | 5:23P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Perhaps the key feature of the Extreme4 though is the price. When all of the above is taken into consideration you may feel deterred. You shouldnt because the main attraction here is the price. At 170 / $240 it is a decent price point and while much of the fat and glitter has been trimmed away, it is after all a solid performer, proven in our testing so if you can get along with the colour scheme and do not need the extravagances of higher end motherboards then we see no reason not to buy this product."

ASRock X99 Extreme4 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Thu, Oct 30 2014 | 5:23P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASRock X99 Extreme4 is a mid-range motherboard for the new Intel high-end Haswell-E processors, based on the new LGA2011-v3 socket. It includes three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, ten SATA-600 ports, six USB 3.0 ports, and a high-end audio codec. Let`s take a good look at this board."

MSI X99S MPower Review @ ocaholic
     Tue, Oct 28 2014 | 12:05P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the X99S MPower, MSI has a rather interesting motherboard in its portfolio, since there are features relevant for overclockers as well as gamers. For overclockers there is for example a very good power design and gamers will love the beefed-up audio as well as quite a bunch of other features."

X99 Charts: 10 Boards - MSI X99S MPower @ ocaholic
     Tue, Oct 28 2014 | 6:14A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far we`ve tested 10 X99 motherboards and we have to say that sometimes we got quite interesting results. What we`ve also done is, we have added results gathered with Right Mark Audio Analyzer in order to chek the quality of the onboard audio "

MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Motherboard Review @ Madshrimps
     Sun, Oct 26 2014 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI continues to update their range of Overclocking motherboards with each new major chipset release. When Intel released their brand new socket 1150 Z97 chipset MSI was ready with "

MSI X99S XPower AC Motherboard Review
     Sat, Oct 25 2014 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,Join us in a review on the MSI X99S XPower AC motherboard,a gorgeous looking high-end X99 motherboard. MSI took the X99 chipset and then started adding, resulting in a gorgeous motherboard that has SLI/Crossfire support, AC WIFI, heaps of SATA3 connectors, M.2., overclock features, a very nice audio solution and yeah, so much more. Join us in a the MSI X99S XPower AC review, a product that is bound to please the enthusiast PC gamer."

GIGABYTE GA-X99-SOC Force Motherboard Overview
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 10:19P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today Steven delves deeply into GIGABYTE's X99-SOC Force motherboard and tells us in great detail about its features and his overclocking experience."

ASRock X99 OC Formula Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 10:16P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X99 OC Formula is ASRock's new high-end motherboard when it comes to overclocking Intel's latest HEDT Haswell-E processors. But this board is not only interesting for overclockers. Gamers for example will enjoy the beefed up audio solution with decent headphone amp. What you also get with this board is ASRocks "Conformal Coating", which basically makes it waterproof. Especially extreme overclockers do love this feature. Overall we're really curious about this motherboard. ASRock has been investing quite some extra time in crafting the X99 OC Formula and now we really want to know what it can do.

GIGABYTE X99 SOC FORCE Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 11:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up today is the GA-X99-SOC Force, the latest and greatest of GIGABYTEs Overclocking Series. Based on Intels X99 Express chipset, its built to support the new Haswell-E CPUs through the LGA2011-3 socket. However its also one of the few to additionally support up to 4-way GPU configurations and has been assembled to GIGABYTEs own Ultra Durable standard, which they claim gives it the greatest chance for stable operation at high speeds."

MSI Z97I GAMING AC Motherboard Review
     Thu, Oct 23 2014 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the dust settling from the recent Intel X99-E releases, there is a general view there will be no mITX motherboards. When you consider what’s in the Intel X99-E’s spec, it is unlikely to ever be something to cater for the mITX gamers, so what’s the alternative? Well, a few years ago mITX and even mATX motherboards were not aimed at the gaming or modding scene. Since then and with a parallel maturity with small form factor chassis, we are a couple of generations into some decent product lines for both chassis and motherboards in the mid to smaller form factors. With the looming SteamOS and Steam Box releases a mITX is going to be a perfect solution to size and space if you want to tuck a Steam Box away under your 40 inch TV. In January MSI replaced its highly rated Z87I AC Gaming mITX motherboard with the Z97 Chipset version.

EVGA X99 Classified motherboard @ Bjorn3d.com
     Wed, Oct 22 2014 | 11:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA is one of those brands we have all seen come up and become a very strong force in the graphics card market and even motherboards. Their history is a bit of a roller coaster ride starting with NF series Nvidia chipset boards which no doubt had their fair share of issues finally eclipsing with the 790i which thankfully is when EVGA was able to offer intel chipset boards. With that they also picked up Peter Tan AKA Shamino and his engineering and overclocking knowledge made for some real magic with the X58 Classified among a few other boards, but a short while later Peter left and wound up at ASUS and EVGA boards showed this as feature sets and even performance suffered, but EVGA trudged through the tough times and looking at what we have here today they are all the better for it. I have a belief that you can tell a lot about a manufacturer not by how they do when everything is going well but by how they push through and never give up when things are hard. The board we have here today is the X99 Classified and this at the time of writing is the top X99 based motherboard model EVGA offers. "

Win Gigabyte Z97/ GTX 970 at HardwareHeaven
     Wed, Oct 22 2014 | 9:05A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Win Gigabyte Z97 and GTX 970 at HardwareHeaven"

ASUS X99-DELUXE Motherboard Preview
     Sat, Oct 18 2014 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel’s LGA2011 and its aging X79 chipset have soldiered along for that segment of the market that prized core count and memory bandwidth above all. But now there’s a new LGA2011 in town: LGA2011-V3, complete with the new X99 chipset, and Benchmark Reviews has ASUS’ latest X99-based motherboard to test. Replete with features like 5-way optimization, Crystal Sound audio, on-board 802.11ac wireless, m.2 SSD support, extensive overclocking options, and unique additions like a fan extension card and multiple ways to mount m.2 SSDs, the ASUS X99-DELUXE is aimed squarely at the enthusiast for whom only the very best will do.

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