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GIGABYTE Z170-HD3 motherboard
     Tue, Dec 01 2015 | 11:40A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DDR3 on Skylake processors? Yes it works and GIGABYTE's Z170-HD3 has you covered but does it sacrifice performance for backwards compatibility?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Gigabyte Z170X-UD5
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One drawback that was obvious right from the start was that I was seeing lower levels of performance running at stock speeds. What I found was that the board only boosts one core up to 4.2GHz, following Intel's specification to the letter. This is something the comparison boards don't quite follow. By that I mean that the comparison boards boost up all the cores rather than just a single core. It is a point of difference at stock speeds that can easily be overcome with the push of a button. Stock performance aside, the board is fully stable and offers a lot of options for the end user. At $169 after rebate from e-tailers, it's tough to look the other way when you have a capable board in your hands. As an added bonus, you can register the Z170X-UD5 and throw your name into the hat for some serious Gigabyte gear.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Gigabyte GA-H110M-A: A Sub-$60 Intel Skylake Motherboard
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 1:44P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When recently buying the Intel Pentium G4400, a ~$60 Skylake dual-core processor, for Linux testing I was also looking for a Skylake motherboard that wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. The motherboard I ended up pairing for this Pentium G4400 in the test lab was the Gigabyte GA-H110M-A, a micro-ATX board using Intel's H110 chipset."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Motherboard Review
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 1:44P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS is one of the top motherboard manufactures with product lines ranging from the very basic consumer to the high end enthusiast gamer. Their Republic of Gamer’s line builds in the best features that ASUS has to offer. Today, we will be taking a look at their flagship motherboard the Maximus VIII Extreme. It is designed to support the latest Intel Skylake processors, based on the Intel Z170 chipset. Currently the ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme can be found online for $493.37 with free shipping. Let’s take a quick look at what ASUS’s flagship motherboard has to offer...
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Haswell-E X99 Micro-ATX Motherboards
     Sun, Nov 29 2015 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the launch of the new Intel socket LGA 2011-3 all large motherboard vendors also updated their micro-ATX models. At the moment there are nine different models available and prices span from 200 up to 290 Euro. This article will allow you to compare all these boards in order to find the one most suitable for your needs.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Gigabyte H170N-WIFI Motherboard
     Fri, Nov 27 2015 | 5:32P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the Gigabyte H170N-WIFI, a socket LGA1151 Mini-ITX motherboard based on the new Intel H170 chipset. Includes the images and detail you've come to expect from HardwareSecrets. Check it out!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1
     Fri, Nov 27 2015 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming G1 is the very definition of top end. This board is four-way CrossFire and SLI ready, thanks to a PLX PCIe switch chip. The Gaming G1 also offers Thunderbolt 3 connectivity thanks to Intel's Alpine Ridge controller. Let's see what happens to a Skylake board when money is no object.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

 
Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Motherboard Review: All Bases Covered
     Thu, Nov 26 2015 | 5:47P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In fighting game circles, there is an interesting technique called "option select" which is essentially a combination of moves that guarantee the maximum possible best-case coverage depending on the scenario. While performing the exact same button or joystick combination, the result changes and switches in reaction to the opponent just by virtue of how the game engine works. It is …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger Review
     Thu, Nov 26 2015 | 5:46P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Maximus VIII Ranger, ASUS shows their next generation ATX gaming and overclocking motherboard, which is based on Intel's latest Z170 chipset. Like it's predecessor this board wants to convince with an attractive price point, a balanced feature mix, which pleases overclockers as well as gamers.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

MSI X99A SLI Plus Motherboard Review
     Sat, Nov 21 2015 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Skylake chips still selling through retailers for a significantly greater price than Intel may have intended, the HEDT X99 platform quickly becomes an even more appealing option to power users. The six-core Haswell-E 5820K is faster than Skylake’s flagship 6700K and is available for around £40 less. The next critical item in a similarly-priced Haswell-E vs Skylake build is a cost-effective X99 motherboard. Enter MSI’s X99A SLI Plus.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASUS Maximus VIII Gene motherboard.
     Thu, Nov 19 2015 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Maximus VIII Gene seems to be one of those perfect motherboards that offers a compact size with an awesome feature set but can its performance justify a high price point?
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review
     Thu, Nov 19 2015 | 4:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The capabilities of ITX motherboards have progressed at an exponential rate and easily provides the overclocking prowess, connectivity and stability required without making too many concessions compared to their ATX counterparts. Furthermore, the huge popularity of small form-factor LAN cases like the BitFenix Prodigy have made ITX systems a more viable proposition. However. feature-laden ITX motherboards traditionally incur a significant price increase as consumers pay for the convenience of more compact PCB designs.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Z170 Charts: 12 Boards - ASUS Maximus VIII Impact
     Wed, Nov 18 2015 | 11:51A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 12 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

ECS LIVA X2
     Tue, Nov 17 2015 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at the ECS LIVA X2, an updated mini PC intended for home theater and digital living room set ups. No larger than an Xbox One controller, the LIVA X2 is built around the Intel Braswell SoC and comes with a 14nm Intel Celeron N3050 CPU, 2GB of DDR3L RAM and 32GB eMMC storage or 4GB of DDR3L RAM and 64GB eMMC storage, and handy connectivity options including Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB 3.0.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Intel Z170 Motherboard Roundup
     Tue, Nov 17 2015 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Launched alongside new Skylake processors are accompanying motherboards using the Intel Z170 chipset that go from $100 right up to $500. Having that said, most capable Z170 motherboards can be had for around $200 to $250 and today we'll be looking at six options in this bracket.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Asus ROG G752VT Exclusive hands-on preview
     Tue, Nov 17 2015 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asus is rolling out the big guns with its new Republic Of Gamers G752 gaming laptop and KitGuru has an exclusive preview to show you the hardware in action. The headline features are Intel Skylake Core i7, Nvidia Maxwell graphics and a Full HD 17.3-inch IPS screen with G-Sync technology, which sounds like the basis of a fine gaming laptop.G752 is divided into three families, depending on which graphics chip is used to power the pixels. G752VL uses Nvidia GTX965M (not coming to the UK), G752VT has Nvidia GTX970M and G752VY is the Full Monty with Nvidia GTX980M.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

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