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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.

ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula Motherboard
     Sat, Oct 18 2014 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we are looking at ASUS’ flagship motherboard, the Maximus VII Formula. We are really excited to start putting this motherboard to the test. Its aesthetics alone really stand out, especially its Armor Shield. If you are an water cooling enthusiast, the hybrid CrossChill Cooling VRM block is also a great feature. Can the ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula live up to its little brother the Hero and earn another Editor’s Choice Award? Let’s dive in and take a look.”

ASUS X99 Deluxe LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard Review
     Sat, Oct 18 2014 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS X99 Deluxe promises to be a premium performance motherboard at a premium price. On paper it has the DNA to power any dream machine if your budget is big enough. With this new motherboard and chipset we get a new Intel Core i7 CPU as well, the venerable 6 and 8 core Haswell-E parts on an LGA 2011-v3 socket.

I Heard that You Like Storage....
     Fri, Oct 17 2014 | 4:07P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Have you ever tried to move files around only to find a system warning about running out of storage space? It’s a heart wrenching moment when you must involuntarily decide which files to keep and which should be deleted, arguably one of the toughest life decisions one must make. Luckily now there’s ASRock X99 Extreme11, a monstrous LGA 2011-3 motherboard that holds a total of 18 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s ports, including ten ports that are provided by Intel’s X99 chipset, and the other eight ports SAS3 12.0 Gb/s or SATA3 made possible by an added LSI SAS 3008 controller chip. The data transfer rate is fascinating too. With a couple of SSDs, ASRock’s testing lab reached a ludicrous file transfer speed of 6.1 GB/s!

This flagship motherboard is designed to make power hungry hardware enthusiasts drool all over the place. Built around Intel’s latest X99 chipset, X99 Extreme11 supports Intel’s Haswell-E Core i7 as well as Xeon processors, so it is also ideal for making a storage happy workstation or small server system.

X99 Extreme11 is first class of ASRock’s Super Alloy series motherboards. Along with the Super Alloy features and the 10 SATA3 plus 8 SAS3 ports, there’s actually even two more Ultra M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 32Gb/s slots hidden between the PCIe slots. Speaking of which, there are five PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 slots backed up by two PLX PEX 8747 bridge chips to support 4-Way SLI/CrossFireX in x16/x16/x16/x16 mode! Furthermore, the most optimized 12 power phase design for the best performance/power efficiency. And not to forget, support for the latest DDR4 ECC and UDIMM/RDIMM memory modules with up to 128 GB capacity and speeds up to DDR4 3400+(OC).


ASUS' Intel X99 chipset board
     Fri, Oct 17 2014 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ASUS has another feather in their cap with the X99-Deluxe motherboard. Not knowing what to expect from the combination of a new chipset, CPU, and memory technology, I went into the review with some trepidation. My concern quickly abated with an easy setup and lack of issues in running through the various testing scenarios. The X99-Deluxe is a well designed board that integrates features and ASUS-developed technologies from past board generations, making for a superior sythesis of form and function. I especially liked the small touches that ASUS put into the design, giving me the impression that they do listen to user feedback."

15 Intel X99 motherboards review: new boards for Haswell-E
     Thu, Oct 16 2014 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

We tested no less than 15 Intel X99 chipset / Socket 2011 v3 motherboards for Intel’s new Haswell-E CPUs. Our extensive roundup features a lot of benchmark and power usage tests. We also pay a lot of attention to the PCI-Express configurations and USB implementations of the boards, two of the major differences in this generation. An interesting fact is that there are some big performance differences between the X99 boards: usually when we compare boards with the same chipset they all perform roughly the same, this time around the opposite is true.


News: Gigabytes X99-UD4 motherboard reviewed
     Wed, Oct 15 2014 | 9:05A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Buying into Intel`s high-end desktop platform doesn`t have to be exorbitantly expensive. Gigabyte`s X99-UD4 motherboard offers an affordable path to Haswell-E, and it doesn`t skimp on quality hardware or extra perks. We`ve taken a closer look at the board to see if the rest of it measures up."

Z97X-UD5H motherboard is one of the middle tier offerings
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 4:38P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Z97X-UD5H is a solid contender for GIGABYTE in the mid-range offering category. It boasts a well thought out design with more than enough room around the integrated components for easy access. Additionally, GIGABYTE integrated their higher end power components, giving the board an edge in terms of overclocking potential and stability. Aesthetically, it would look nice in most windowed cases with its matte black coloring. The dual network controllers was another nice touch that is normally not found in a mid-range solution with both controllers offering top-notch performance. Add in the M.2 slot and SATA-Express capabilities, and you have a well rounded product.."

X99 Classified motherboard
     Tue, Oct 14 2014 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X99 Classified motherboard is EVGA's premier product offering for their Intel X99 chipset motherboard line. The board supports the Intel LGA2011-3 based processors along with DDR4 memory in a quad channel configuration. The X99 Classified board is a synthesis product for EVGA with all of the innovations from previous boards integrated for a superior offering. A premium product like this comes at a premium price point with an MSRP of $399.99.

MSI X99S MPower Motherboard Review
     Mon, Oct 13 2014 | 12:00P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"MSI has distinguished themselves as having three major motherboard lines. The Classic Series which focuses on the mainstream, the Gaming Series which is geared towards gamers and the Overclocking Series which is made for overclockers and enthusiasts. We are very familiar with the Overclocking Series here at ThinkComputers as we reviewed the MSI Z97 MPower motherboard not that long ago. Today we will be looking at the X99 version of that motherboard the X99S MPower, which sits as the entry-level motherboard in MSI’s X99 Overclocking Series. This motherboard features overclocking specific features like going through MSI’s OC Certification process, MSI’s OC Engine, voltage check points, and of course MSI’s Military Class 4 components. On top of that you have great features like an Ultra M.2 slot with speeds up to 32 GB/s, DDR4 support, MSI’s Audio Boost chip and so much more."

MSI Z97 MPOWER Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Oct 13 2014 | 8:34A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MPOWER is almost identical to its bigger brother - the costly XPOWER but has a small selection of features omitted and is down-sized to the ATX form factor in a bid to allow those on a tighter budget the delight of overclocking."

ASRock X99 Extreme6 Intel LGA 2011-3 Motherboard Review
     Sun, Oct 12 2014 | 12:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard in our OC-Review is tested with an Intel Core i7-5930K 6-core processor and brandnew Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 Quad Channel memory and as befits OCinside.de, overclocked to the limit. The ASRock X99 Extreme6 offers eight DDR4 slots and similar top features, such as the recently tested ASRock Z97 Extreme6 motherboard, like e.g. HDD saver function, Ultra M.2 slot with up to 32 GB/s, Mini PCIe slot, Purity Sound 2 with digital sound output, five PCIe slots, up to ten USB3.0 ports, ten SATA3 ports, eSATA3, two Gigabit LAN ports and much more. We will see how fast the new Intel LGA 2011-3 motherboard is with the Core i7 Haswell-E processor and explain how you can overclock the X99 system.

ASUS ROG Crossblade Ranger Review @ Vortez
     Sun, Oct 12 2014 | 11:23A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) products are often extreme, and highly capable and their refined aesthetic has become recognised the world over. So stepping down into the relatively lowly realms of the APU, the FM2+ platform has become an ideal opportunity to take what is currently considered to be a mainstream platform more seriously."

ASUS Rampage V Extreme Review at HardwareHeaven
     Sun, Oct 12 2014 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at another X99 based motherboard in our Asus Rampage V Extreme Review."

MSI Nightblade Z97 @ LanOC Reviews
     Sun, Oct 12 2014 | 8:34A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every time I cover something Mini-ITX I talk about how great it is that we can build these monster PCs in such a small form factor. Even so, considering how sensitive they are to heat and bad wire management its not for everyone. If you dont know about every single part on the market it can be a little harder to pick out your components for a LAN rig as well. You dont know what will fit with what, larger builds are a lot more forgiving on all of these things. Well MSI might just have the answer to all of those issues. They have put together a Mini ITX barebones for gamers who know they want a small easy to carry rig. Their Nightblade comes with a variation on their Z97i Gaming AC motherboard that I recently reviewed, a case, slim DVD drive, and 600 watt power supply. You just need to bring your SSD/Hard drive, CPU, heatsink, and video card. The question is, does the Nightblade make things easier and also how well does it perform. Today Im going to take a closer look and put it through a few tests to see what its all about."

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review
     Sat, Oct 11 2014 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 motherboard is one such board that promises to deliver stability, reliability, and performance whether doing something task intensive or playing your favorite epic game. It doesn't cost near the premium of other boards so we’re curious to see how it stacks up."

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