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ASUS F2A85-M PRO Review @ Vortez
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 6:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As AMDs APUs shift to the FM2 socket, we see the A55 and A75 motherboard chipsets carried over and joined by a new release, the A85X FCH (Hudson D4). If the A55 chipset targets the low end market while the A75 hits out at the mainstream, it is natural that the A85X will appeal more towards gamers and enthusiasts with the addition of CrossfireX support. As a leader in motherboard design and innovation, it is not unsurprising that ASUS have released a range of A85X based motherboards set to exploit the new `Virgo` platform."

Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Motherboard Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 4:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Motherboard Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Now six months on from the Z77 launch manufacturers such as Gigabyte are launching their new generation of products based around the chipset. The top model in Gigabytes family is GA-Z77X-UP7 and we have one on our test bench today. It will be put through a selection of synthetic and real world tests to establish how it compares to a first generation Z77 product."

REVIEW: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard @ PureOverclock
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 12:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has just released their Trinity APUs. Trinity takes Fusion to the next level and incorporates AMD`s new processor technology called Piledriver. Piledriver spawns from AMD`s Bulldozer introduced about one year ago, but it uses an entirely new instruction set. In our A10-5800K review, we saw some dramatic improvements in processing power as well as better graphics with the built-in Radeon 7660D. Gigabyte is all prepped and ready for these AMD changes and today we have their GA-F2A85X-UP4 ready to roll. The GA-F2A85X-UP4 introduces a new chipset from AMD called the A85 and it looks intriguing. Let`s rush Gigabyte`s newest edition to the lab and see what shakes out."

MSI FM2-A85XA-GD65 Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 8:17A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 looks to lead the pack with the latest Trinity release. The MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 contains the latest A85X chipset that was made to compliment the performance increase gained with the latest Trinity APUs. The MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 uses the new FM2 socket. MSI loaded this board with their Military Class III hardware for exceptional stability and longevity. The internals contain eight SATA 6GBps ports, DIMM support up to 1866MHz, two 16x PCI-e slots, two 1x PCI-e slots, and two PCI slots. Back I/O connection contains a legacy PS/2 port, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, VGA connection, Display Port, HDMI, DVI, optical, and six 3.5mm audio jacks. Onboard audio uses the Realtek ALC892 8-Ch high definition CODEC. The Gigabit LAN is a Realtek 8111E Ethernet controller. MSI has bundled their signature software as well. MSI Control Center, Click BIOS II, Audio Genie, Video Genie, Teaming Genie, Network Genie, Live Update 5, and Super Charger are all included. OC Genie II has also been installed for fast and easy overclocking either through the BIOS, or through the onboard button.///"

MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower @ Bjorn3D
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 5:17A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI has been around the motherboard market for a very long time, and like many of the players nowadays, is really pushing the overclocking ability on both its motherboard and graphics card lineups. The Big Bang series of MPower boards are built around the idea of being highly overclockable and enthusiast-targeted. Today we look at what the MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower board and what it has to offer."

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 rev1.1 Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Tue, Oct 23 2012 | 6:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GA-990FXA-UD7 is Gigabyte`s highest end motherboard utilizing the 990FX chipset and is compatible with the latest AM3+ FX processors. The 1.1 revision of the GA-990FXA-UD7 adds Load Line Calibration support to address the Vdroop issues that users found when overclocking. Aside from number crunching performance, the 990FXA-UD7 boasts eight SATA3 6G ports and is the only 990FX motherboard currently available that fully supports 4-way SLI/CFX natively. Onboard power, reset and CMOS reset buttons as well as a port 80 debug LED makes tweaking the 990FXA-UD7 convenient when it is on a test bed while the 8+2 VRM design ensures that stable power is fed to the CPU as needed on higher clock settings."

ASUS Maximus V Formula @ Bjorn3D
     Mon, Oct 22 2012 | 9:42A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS hit the market hard with the little board that packed a big punch. Now theyve released the bigger brother of that board: the Maximus V Formula, and the Maximus V Extreme is following shortly. Lets check out the Maximus V Formula and see what it has to offer."

Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH Motherboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sun, Oct 21 2012 | 9:05A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH is designed to provide Thunderbolt functionality to a mainstream motherboard. The GA-Z77X-UP4 features Gigabyte`s new Ultra Durable 5 technology, utilizing high-current capable components for a much stable and successful overclocking performance. The pair of Thunderbolt ports in the rear supports up to 10 Gbps transfer rates, up to 12 Thunderbolt devices daisy chained together as well as a display monitor each port. Users who want to use Intel`s SSD caching feature can install an M-SATA SSD onboard and run Gigabyte`s EZ smart response application for a hands-free automatic setup. The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH also has three PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots supporting up to 3-way SLI/CrossFireX at 8x/4x/4x configuration. ///"

ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sat, Oct 20 2012 | 9:42A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When a new chipset comes out almost every motherboard manufacturer releases a slew of motherboards and it is really hard to choose which one is right for you. As it stands right now ASRock has 10 motherboard based on the X79 chipset. Today we are checking out one of ASRocks mid-range X79 motherboards the X79 Extreme6/GB. It is really hard to call this board mid-range as it has all of the features any enthusiast, gamer or overclocker would want. With its sleek looks, three SLI/CrossFire PCIe 3.0 slots, support for up to 64GB memory and 10 SATA connectors this board means business. The Extreme6 comes in two flavors the normal Extreme6 and the Extreme6/GB. The GB version which we are reviewing comes with a PCIe add-in Game Blaster card that features Creative Sound Core3D 7.1 CH HD audio and Broadcom Gigabit LAN. Read on as we take a look!"

Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 Rev 1.1 Review
     Sat, Oct 20 2012 | 9:05A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The build quality is excellent and just what I have come to expect from Gigabyte. The one concern I have with this motherboard is some of the software that accompanies it, specifically Touch BIOS and EasyTune 6. They both are a bit baroque in both form and function to the quality of Gigabyte`s motherboards, and I would like to see the company go back to the drawing board with the AMD UEFI and overclocking software for an update that matches the tremendous quality of the motherboard itself. Other than this issue, the GA-990-FXA-UD7 is a top flight motherboard that will take your AMD setup just about as far a you want it to."

Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X @ ocaholic
     Wed, Oct 17 2012 | 9:09A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Meanwhile Biostar has quite a few motherboards in its product catalogue when it comes to Intels Z77 chipset. Now the manufacturer adds another model which is targeted at audiphiles. The board convinced us about the layout and design perspective in the previous preview, let`s see what this board has to offer from a performance point of view."

REVIEW: MSI Z77 MPOWER @ PureOverclock
     Tue, Oct 16 2012 | 11:17P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last June, we reviewed MSI`s Z77-GD65 and Z77-GD55. Both motherboards shined in performance, overclocking and value, showing they can hang with the big boys. Both motherboards overclocked as well as, if not better, than any of the higher-end boards. Today, we have another MSI Z77 offering in the lab named the Z77 MPower. The MPower sports MSI`s Military Class components, so we ask, Will the MSI Z77 Power live up to its Z77 cousin`s prowess? There is only one way to find out. Let`s get the Z77 MPower on the test bench and see it in action."

MSI FM2-A85XA-GD65 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Tue, Oct 16 2012 | 9:25A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The MSI FM2-A85XA-GD65, also known as MS-7793, is a motherboard based on the most high-end chipset for the new FM2 platform, the A85X (codenamed Hudson D4), and is targeted to the second-generation APUs from AMD, codename Trinity. Let`s see what this motherboard has to offer."

ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe LGA 1155 ATX Motherboard Review
     Tue, Oct 16 2012 | 9:09A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While the P8Z77-V Deluxe brings to the table some pretty impressive hardware specs, it can also hold its own in the bundled software department courtesy of ASUS`s Ai Suite II. We can`t say enough about how useful this compilation of utilities is for troubleshooting and making incremental adjustments to every aspect of our PCs. From TurboV EVO to EPU, ASUS has users covered if they want to max out their hardware`s performance or streamline how efficient it operates under various idle and load conditions."

Review: MSI Z77 MPower @ Ocaholic
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 11:17P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Do you like the design of MSI`s latest Lightning graphics cards? Then you will like this motherboard for sure. The Z77 MPower is MSI`s latest high end motherboard for Intel`s recent Ivy Bridge processors. It belongs to the Big Bang series from the manufacturer, which is well known for being their flagship model suitable for overclockers and enthusiasts. Let`s see if MSI managed to convince us with this so called Twin Frozr IV Based Design and First OC Certified motherboard."

ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion @ ocaholic
     Mon, Oct 15 2012 | 9:09A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days all the big motherboard manufacturer have a gaming model in their portfolio. ASRock wants to win gamers hearts with their X79 Champion Fatal1ty board, which has been armed with even more features than the Professional model, a nice design, high quality components and most important: Fatal1ty`s signature!"

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