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Gigabyte Brix GB-BXA8-5557 @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Aug 14 2015 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the past I have taken a look at a ice variety of small form factor PCs. Out of all of them I was most impressed with the NUC. Not only did it have the smallest form factor, but it also performed extremely well. It really opened up my eyes to the possibility that only gamers and enthusiasts will be sporting full or mid-sized PCs in the future. We already see a lot of people moving to just using a laptop or even a tablet. So beyond the NUC I was really curious about other NUC like PCs like the Brix from Gigabyte. Well today I have the chance to check out the Brix GB-BXA8-5557, an AMD based PC that has a similar footprint to Intel’s NUC. Let’s see what it is all about and find out if it can hold its own in the performance benchmarks compared to the others.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

ASUS Z170-A Motherboard Review
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 1:36P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Skylake is officially here! Since Skylake brings with it a brand new architecture and chipset that means we have a bunch of motherboards launching today! The biggest improvement on Z170 chipset is that you get 40% more high-speed I/O lanes (PCI-Express / USB 3.0) compared to Intel’s 9 Series chipsets. If you want the low-down on Intel’s Core i7-6700K processor be sure to check out our review, which went up earlier today. Our first Z170 motherboard review will be ASUS’s Z170-A, which is designed to bring you all of the features of the Z170 chipset, but at a very low cost. This motherboard has great hardware features like USB 3.1, SATA Express and M.2, but also great tuning options like auto-tuning, fan-tuning, and even the ability to use your mobile device as your keyboard and mouse. Let’s take a look and see what ASUS has in store for us with the Z170 chipset!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ASUS Z170-A Skylake
     Thu, Aug 13 2015 | 1:35P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Z170-A may be one of the most affordable Skylake motherboards but its feature set and overclocking abilities are nothing short of impressive.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

ASUS Z97-K Review
     Wed, Aug 12 2015 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z97-K from ASUS belongs to the manufacturer's Classic-Series and therefore it comes with a black PCB and champagne-colored heatsinks. This board certainly offers more than just a pretty color scheme like for instance an M.2 slot next to six SATA ports as well as a highly competitive price.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Using Asus Transfer Express
     Wed, Aug 12 2015 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those of us with more than one device that sees regular usage, keeping in control of where important files are stored can rapidly become a complex chore. And that’s without even bringing the differing backup and file transfer procedures of handheld devices into the picture. The Asus Transfer Express is a central control hub that aims to minimise file synchronisation, PC control, and handheld device usage headaches. Its functionality extends from allowing two PCs to share a single keyboard and mouse, to playing audio on your smartphone through your PC-connected speakers, to a simplified file synchronisation method between computers.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASUS Sabertooth X99 TUF Review: USB 3.1 Tested
     Wed, Aug 12 2015 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are back with another high-end X99-based motherboard on the test bed. This time around we've got the latest from ASUS, the Sabertooth X99 TUF motherboard, which supports USB 3.1 and sports ASUS' "OC Socket". The first wave of motherboards based on Intel’s X99 chipset launched with attractive features and eye-catching designs. But as time has passed, most motherboard manufacturers have continued to update and optimize their X99-based boards. The ASUS Sabertooth X99 TUF builds upon ASUS' initial offerings, but adds USB 3.1 support, some board-level optimizations, active cooling, and ASUS' TUF Fortifier...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

MSI Z97A Gaming 6 Motherboard Review
     Wed, Aug 12 2015 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI’s mid-range Z97 motherboard is the first to market with on-board USB 3.1 in the connection’s Type-C form. With the port providing transfer rates of up to 10Gbps and support for new reversible USB Type-C devices, can MSI’s Z97A Gaming 6 prove itself as a good option for users wanting maximum future-proofing of their system?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

 
ASRock Fatal1ty X99 (Intel X99) Professional Motherboard Review
     Tue, Aug 11 2015 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock's Fatal1ty X99 Professional motherboard comes decked out with loads of features for gamers and at a good price. Is it for you?"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Biostar N3150NH Mini-ITX Motherboard Review: Passive Progressive
     Sun, Aug 09 2015 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Computers have become so ubiquitous in daily life that it is absurd to think that the very concept of having one in every household was considered a joke a mere 35-years ago. Back then, the concept of personal computing, let alone connected computing, was difficult to grasp because computers were expensive, took up plenty of space, ran hot and required …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (Intel LGA-1151)
     Sat, Aug 08 2015 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today's the day Intel's latest launches, and here is MSI's Z170A GAMING M7 to help us take a look at what the new platform offers. Taken from the upper echelon of MSI's current GAMING motherboard line-up, the MSI Z170A GAMING M7 is an enthusiast-oriented GAMING product with a host of built-in features for today's gamer.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK Motherboard Review
     Sat, Aug 08 2015 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Summary: MSI’s gaming series, as the name suggests, are geared towards gamers in general. From professional to amateur to the occasional gamer, these motherboards are build for you.
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

ASUS Z170 Deluxe Preview
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 9:22P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Z170 Deluxe, ASUS for sure has one of the most interesting boards ready at launch. First of all there is a great looking color scheme and apart from that there are countless features. A quick look reveals for example that there is support for NVMe drives as well as an M.2 x4 SSD slot. At this point we're already really curious to find out what this board is capable of.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170) Motherboard
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 8:22P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The launch of Intel’s Skylake CPUs sees the introduction of a whole new platform based around the LGA 1151 socket. Making use of Intel’s feature-healthy Z170 chipset, Asus is targeting gamers who value premium aesthetics and enhanced gaming-grade features with the Maximus VIII Hero. Will the Republic of Gamers (ROG) features and branding tempt gamers to part with the Hero’s £171.99 asking price?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Z170 Charts: 4 Boards @ ocaholic
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 7:22P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 4 recent Z170 motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

ASUS TUF X99 Sabertooth (LGA 2011-3) Motherboard Review
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 5:08P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
X99, the chipset that has brought workstation power to the consumer level, has been around with us for a few months now. In this time, motherboard manufacturers have had time to tweak and release their top of the line motherboards with the best features and settings. A little out of the gates with the trademark TUF SABERTOOTH motherboard is ASUS.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5P Motherboard Review
     Wed, Aug 05 2015 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte has three very distinct motherboard lines in their X99 lineup and offer quite a lot of motherboards compared to most brands. They have their G1 Gaming Series, Overclocking Series, and Ultra Durable series. While the specific motherboards in each category are targeted at a certain type of user, many of their features cross into each category. For example the G1 Gaming series motherboards overclock quite well. Since the X99 chipset has been out for a little while now we are seeing a second wave of motherboards from manufacturers. The X99-Gaming 5P from Gigabyte is one such motherboard and is the replacement for the soon to be retired X99-Gaming 5. Gigabyte has actually added new features to this motherboard to make it even better. Let’s jump in!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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