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Gigabyte BRIX Pro Review
     Tue, Jul 01 2014 | 3:41A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte BRIX Pro is an ultra-compact barebone computer, with a fourth-generation Core i7-4770R CPU, four USB 3.0 ports, and one 2.5” SATA bay. Let’s take a good look at this tiny PC. Here is a snippet: "Let's analyze the Gigabyte BRIX Pro, an ultra-compact PC kit, with an Intel Core i7-4770R CPU, two slots for DDR3 memory modules, one 2.5" bay for hard disk drive or SSD, HDMI and Mini DisplayPort outputs, and four USB 3.0 ports."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

GIGABYTE Z97X GAMING G1 WIFI-BK Black Edition
     Mon, Jun 30 2014 | 3:47A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We take a look at the GIGABYTE Z97X GAMING G1 WIFI-BK Black Edition motherboard. It looks great at first glance, we can't wait to see just what it can do."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO
     Sun, Jun 29 2014 | 4:06A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS pushes the limits with its ROG branding by unleashing yet another HERO onto the battlefield to save the day. Built with ASUS ROG technology from top to bottom, the ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO just might be that new flashy board you buy.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer
     Fri, Jun 27 2014 | 4:17A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The computer DIY market is an interesting paradox these days. The Intel 9 Series “Broadwell” chipset motherboards released, while Z87 boards seemingly start hitting their prime with solid BIOS and software updates. In fact, there are still quite a few excellent Z87 boards on the shelves. But it makes sense since the Z97 chipset isn’t really a major leap forward, with the two most obvious updates are of course SATA Express, and support for Devil’s Canyon CPU support."
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

GIGABYTE Z97X GAMING G1 WIFI-BK Black Edition
     Fri, Jun 27 2014 | 4:08A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We take a look at the GIGABYTE Z97X GAMING G1 WIFI-BK Black Edition motherboard. It looks great at first glance, we can't wait to see just what it can do."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

ASUS Z97 Maximus VII Hero Motherboard Review
     Tue, Jun 24 2014 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today, we are looking at the ASUS Z97 Maximus VII Hero. This motherboard is the evolution of the previous Maximus Hero line, which was originally developed for the more budget conscious consumer during the Z87 chipset launch. With on-going success, ASUS continues to bring the Maximus Hero line, which is now feature packed and is available for any board within its price point. Let’s put the ASUS Z97 Maximus VII Hero to the test to see if it can meet the great performance that ASUS is known for.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force Review @ ocaholic
     Sun, Jun 22 2014 | 4:40P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the most interestinge boards, which is based on Intels latest Z97 chipset - again - comes from Gigabyte and is called Z97X-SOC Force. At a very attractive price point you get no less than four full-size PCI-Express slots as well as a lot of features like Gigabyte OC-Touch buttons and voltage read-out points. It will be very interesting to take a closer looks at this particular model."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

 
GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force Motherboard Review
     Sat, Jun 21 2014 | 4:40P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z97X-SOC Force is a well designed board, featuring almost anything an enthusiast or professional overclocker would desire in an overclocking motherboard. GIGABYTE improved upon their previous generation design, including additional DIMM slot and overclocking-related controls. One of the more innovative features is the CMOS battery reset button, giving the user the ability to reset the CMOS board memory without removing the physical CMOS battery. The board is lean on extra SATA and USB ports, but has plenty to appeal to the overclocking crowd it is targeted at, as well as gamers and enthusiasts alike."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Review
     Sat, Jun 21 2014 | 10:06A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI`s Z97 Gaming 7 is a full-featured motherboard targeted at the computer gamer, as the name suggests, and is built with the features that matter most to the target market. As a high performance motherboard, it is fully capable of maxing out your installed hardware, especially when you take the time to tune it specifically for your combination of parts. As far as overclocking was concerned, my best performing Core i7 4770K is a Prime-stable 4.66GHz chip no mater what. Every once in a blue moon, it chooses to run at 4.7GHz, but for the most part 4.6GHz is where it`s at. The Gaming 7 was easily able to get my chip to that level without much in the way of trouble. Setting up my memory was as simple as applying the XMP profile. Sure the sub timings can be tweaked and tuned to get a bit better performance from the memory, but for the most part you will not see it in benchmarks."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Motherboard Review @HiTech Legion
     Fri, Jun 20 2014 | 4:55P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The usability and aesthetics of the board are absolutely wonderful. First, you have the stunning black and yellow color scheme with the low profile, yet nicely designed, XPOWER heatsinks covering the key points of the board."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 Motherboard Review
     Thu, Jun 19 2014 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Continuing our recent focus on gaming motherboards, we have the Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 in for review. Hitting retail with an aggressive sub-£140 price tag, Gigabyte is aiming to lure in potential buyers with the Gaming 7 motherboard’s gaming-orientated features, striking colour scheme, and four-year warranty.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ECS L337 GANK Drone Z87H3-A3X Review
     Tue, Jun 17 2014 | 4:26P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ECS L337 GANK DRONE Z87H3-A3X was a breeze to overclock. Literally setting the CPU multiplier to 45, setting the CPU and RING voltage, and using the XMP profile for the memory was all that was needed for 4500MHz! The launch BIOS is also the only BIOS available and seems to be perfectly stable. In all of the testing there were no stability issues from the motherboard, the only issue I had was using too low of voltage for this CPU (obviously the ECS motherboard was not at fault here). The eOC program had almost no real features for this motherboard. It would be nice to see a little more features in the BIOS such as profiles and screenshots to aid in overclocking. The limiting factor in overclocking here was definitely the CPU and I feel like the Z87H3-A3X could have gone further. At stock, the motherboard put the CPU in Turbo Mode at 3600 MHz consistently."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Intel Z97 Motherboard Roundup with ASUS Biostar Gigabyte and MSI @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Jun 17 2014 | 10:06A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to take a look at a handful of different motherboards from four different manufacturers. Each of the four motherboards is based on the Intel Z97 chipset with some of the latest and greatest bells and whistles. We have the GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H, BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE, ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi ac, and last but by no means least is the MSI Z97 Gaming 7..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming 7 Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Jun 16 2014 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Z97X-Gaming 7 sits within the well-regarded G1 gaming line. This motherboard upholds many of the features and characteristics from the Gaming G1 motherboard but doesn’t end up costing the earth.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 Review @ ocaholic
     Mon, Jun 16 2014 | 10:04A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their TUF series motherboards ASUS, have rather interesting products in their portfolio. Next to their unique design, these boards feature good cooling with the thermal shield and apart from that there is a decent power design as well as an overall high quality. All of this even comes at an interesting price point which sounds like a compelling offer, doesn`t it?"
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

ASUS Z97-A Preview @ ocaholic
     Sun, Jun 15 2014 | 4:40P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z97-A from ASUS belongs to the manufacturer`s Classic-Series which makes it feature a black PCB and champagne-colored heatsinks. This board certainly offers more than just a pretty color scheme like for instance great versatility regarding storage connectors. Also the price of this motherboard is quite interesting."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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