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Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P Review
     Wed, Jul 27 2011 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at the UD3 version of the Gigabyte Z68 line of motherboards. How does it stack up?
  FULL STORY @ MAINBOARD

ASRock A75 Extreme6 (AMD A75) Motherboard Review
     Tue, Jul 26 2011 | 4:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Like any major chipset release, there's bound to be a bunch of boards come in and the release of the new Llano platform is no different. The A75 board that sat at the top of the pile today when it came to grabbing the next product to test is the ASRock A75 Extreme6. Before I started writing this, I actually headed over to NewEgg just to see what kind of price point the A75 Extreme6 came in at, and I found myself legitimately surprised to see that it was currently the most expansive A75 board at $139.99. Don't get me wrong, $139.99 is an extremely good price, but it's just a counteraction to the fact that we usually associate ASRock with offering us some of the cheapest boards on the market. Saying that, we've seen more expensive boards come from the company and stand out. Can the $139.99 A75 Extreme6 be another board that stands out for ASRock? Well, there's only one way to find out. First we'll start by checking out the package of the motherboard. Once that's done we'll take the time to have a closer look at the board itself, its layout and some of the main features that are on offer."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

AMD Llano A6-3650 APU and Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 Motherboard
     Tue, Jul 26 2011 | 2:42P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we have the A6-3650 on our test bench along with the Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 motherboard to find out how these models fit into the current marketplace. We'll be running each through a selection of synthetic and real world tests to see just who each appeals to."
  FULL STORY @ MOTHERBOARD

ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard
     Tue, Jul 26 2011 | 2:37P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Even though the Intel Z68 chipset is out there, motherboards based on the Intel P67 continue to be attractive options for systems based on Intel socket 1155 CPUs. In fact, according to ASUS, the sales of P67-based motherboards are still outperforming those of Z68-based products. The Sabertooth P67 is a top mid-range (or entry high-end, depending on your point of view) motherboard that focuses on quality. Let's see what is so special about this model."
  FULL STORY @ SABERTOOTH

28: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast
     Tue, Jul 26 2011 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about AMD's Llano A8-3850 APU for the desktop, Dell's Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop, Acer's Iconia Tab A500, and our recent SATA III SSD Round-Up with drives from OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, and Crucial, we have a little fun showing off an old Intel add, and we dropped a few hints about an upcoming system giveaway...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ECS A75F-A Motherboard
     Mon, Jul 25 2011 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"So far, ECS has announced three motherboard models based on the AMD A75 chipset for the new AMD A-Series of CPUs with integrated graphics chip ("APUs"), the A75F-A, a full ATX model, and the A75F-M and the A75F-M2, which are microATX models. Let's take a look at the full ATX model."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

ASRock H61M/U3S3
     Mon, Jul 25 2011 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"At Phoronix we have reviewed several different motherboards under Linux since the Sandy Bridge launch with either the P67 or H67 chipsets, but in this review we are looking at one that uses the Intel H61 chipset. The particular motherboard under test is the ASRock H61M/U3S3, which was launched a few months back, but we've been waiting for the Intel Sandy Bridge open-source support under Linux to mature a bit more."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

 
Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 (AMD A75) Motherboard Review
     Sun, Jul 24 2011 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With the first Sapphire motherboard we looked at, we found ourselves really impressed with it. The X58 offering we tested performed well and offered great overclocking potential. When we got the P67 offering from them it was a good board as well, but in such a competitive market we found it just didn't really stand out from the competition. Today, though, we look at their latest offering and it comes in the form of the Sapphire Pure Platinum A75. And as you can tell, it's of course based on the latest AMD chipset, the A75, which holds the Lynx APU that we've quickly grown to love. So, the question is, can the Pure Platinum A75 stand out a bit more than the P67 board we looked at? The odds look good at the moment with having looked at only a few A75 boards. What worries me the most, though, is that while Sapphire did well with the X58 board we looked at, that was an old chipset. When it came to the newer P67, the performance wasn't as strong and it's a concern that after getting comfortable with a chipset they can create a good board, but at the launch of a new one they can't be as strong."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Biostar TZ68A+ LGA1155
     Sun, Jul 24 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After 25 years in the market, Biostar recently released their latest product, the T-series TZ68A+, based on the new Intel Z68 Express chipset. Featuring Lucid's Virtu technology, the entry-level TZ68A+ seeks to meet the needs of mainstream enthusiasts with affordable pricing, with everything the Z68 offers ready and waiting.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Gigabyte G1.Assassin X58 Motherboard Review
     Sun, Jul 24 2011 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte’s G1 Killer series of X58 Express-based motherboards are specially designed for gamers. There are three products in this particular line up: the G1 Assassin, G1 Sniper, and G1 Guerrilla. In a military motif, all three come with a black and green color scheme, along with heat sink designs that resemble gun barrels and magazine clips. Today, we're looking at the big brother of the group, the G1 Assassin. It supports Core i7 LGA 1366 processors, offers six memory slots with support for a max capacity of 24 GB, four PCI Express x16 slots, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi digital audio processor, Bigfoot Network's Killer E2100, SATA 6Gbps, USB 3.0, and 16 phase power...
  FULL STORY @ G1ASSASSIN

Zotac's Z68ITX Mini-ITX motherboard
     Sat, Jul 23 2011 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What has a Z68 chipset, a full-sized PCI Express x16 slot, integrated Wi-Fi, eight-phase CPU power, four USB 3.0 ports, and a footprint small enough for shoebox enclosures? Zotac's Z68ITX Mini-ITX motherboard, which we've put to the test against the big dogs.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

MSI 990FXA-GD80 motherboard review
     Sat, Jul 23 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI 990FXA-GD80 review Today we are reviewing the 990FXA-GD80 from MSI, they recently pimped out the 990FX chipset with additional features and plastered it all onto a nice black/blue styled motherboard and are going in for the kill. The GD80 really is a truly terrific piece of machinery, with SLI support things just got more interesting, as the motherboard gains value, features and could be real fast once AMD's Bulldozer processors are launched, yeah that's where things get really interesting -- we hope.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

TYAN S5510GM3NR Server Motherboard Review
     Fri, Jul 22 2011 | 2:05P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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The chip that was included with our motherboard for testing is the Intel Xeon E3-1220. It is clocked at 3.1 GHz and has 8MB of Smart Cache. This particular chip doesn’t have the onboard graphics capabilities of other Sandy Bridge type chips, nor does it have Hyper Threading. It is a 4 core/4 thread style CPU. Like other Sandy Bridge based chips, the E3-1220 does have the new AES instructions. As we will see in some of our AES benchmarks later on, the enhanced instruction set allows the E3-1220 to blow the competition out of the water when it comes to AES computation.

  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS

ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 Motherboard
     Thu, Jul 21 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"So far, ASRock has released four motherboard models based on the Intel Z68 chipset. The Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3, which is the model we are taking a look at, is the highest-end model offered by ASRock. The manufacturer also offers a mainstream model, the Z68 Pro3, a top mid-range model, the Z68 Extreme4, and a miniATX model, the Z68 Pro3-M."
  FULL STORY @ PROFESSIONAL

ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+
     Wed, Jul 20 2011 | 4:46P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Released on May 31st by ASUS, the M5A97 EVO is a new AM3+ motherboard, boasting support for AMD's upcoming AM3+ CPUs, as well, as current AM3 Phenom II CPUs. Sporting the now familiar black and blue color scheme from ASUS, the M5A97 EVO seeks, like its brethern, to turn the competition black and blue too.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z - Layout and Design
     Wed, Jul 20 2011 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Maximus IV Gene-Z is a very well equipped mATX motherboard which is based on Intels Z68 chipset. Since ASUS have released with the Rampage II Gene the first mATX gaming board we've been following this trend. And the best thing about these boards is that they're as fast as the bigger ones.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

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