ASUS Z97-Pro, GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H, MSI Z97 Gaming 7 & BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE Today we are going to take a look at a handful of different motherboards from four different manufacturers. Each of the four motherboards is based on the Intel Z97 chipset with some of the latest and greatest bells and whistles. The first motherboard …more
GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force Intel Z97 Motherboard A few years back GIGABYTE unveiled the X58A-OC, this was the first board in the ‘OC’ series of motherboards. The X58A-OC was a very stripped down board that had only the bare essentials to it. Since the X58A-OC GIGABYTE has been including the mainstream features that will allow the …more
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi AC Intel Z97 Motherboard A couple of days ago, ASUS began unveiling their latest Intel Z97 motherboards to the world. We were given the chance to look at the ASUS Z97-Pro (Wi-Fi ac), though we couldn’t show any of the performance benchmarks at that time. Well that time has passed and you …more
ASUS Z97 Pro (Wi-Fi AC) Intel Z97 Motherboard Preview The ASUS Z97 Pro (Wi-Fi AC) is the first of the new Intel Z97 chipset motherboards to hit the Legit Reviews bench. The ASUS Z97-PRO (Wi-FI AC) carries an MSRP of $219.99 USD and is considered one of the higher-end Intel Z97 motherboards offered by ASUS. …more
Gigabyte Shows Off New Intel 9 Series Motherboards Legit Reviews recently got a chance to sit down with Gigabyte to go over the 37 motherboards that they will be releasing for an upcoming Intel chipset. We were asked not to say what that chipset will be, what the chipset features are, what the chipset logo …more
GIGABYTE Z87X-UD5 TH Intel Z87 Motherboard GIGABYTE recently sent out one of their latest boards for me to play with, the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD5 TH. The Z87X-UD5 TH is is an Intel based motherboard with an Intel Z87 chipset at its heart. Having the Intel Z87 chipset at its core means that it supports the latest …more
ASUS A88X-PRO FM2+ Motherboard ASUS recently released their latest motherboard for the new AMD Kaveri FM2+ APU, the A88X-PRO. Based on the A88X platform, the A88X-PRO is ASUS’s high end enthusiast motherboard that supports both the FM2 Trinity and Richland processors, as well as the new Kaveri. The FM2+ motherboard adds support for eight SATA …more
ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: The New Flagship ASUS recently launched their new flagship for their LGA2011 product stack, the Rampage IV Black Edition. The ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition is the newest Intel X79 motherboard from ASUS and features, well just about everything under the sun! Since the ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition is …more
ECS L337 Gaming GANK Drone Z87H3-A3X Intel Z87 Motherboard ECS is working on making a bigger name for themselves. Recently they have been coming out with motherboards like the GANK Machine Z87H3-A2X Extreme that are targeted at the enthusiast level market. Today we have a second motherboard from the ECS L337 gaming series of boards, …more
GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 5 Intel Z87 Motherboard For years GIGABYTE has been among the best of the best when it comes to motherboards and other computer components. Today we will have the pleasure of looking at one of their flagship products, the G1.Killer Sniper 5 motherboard. The G1.Sniper 5 is a beast of a board, both …more
ECS GANK Machine Z87H3-A2X Extreme Motherboard The ECS L337 series of motherboards are the top tier boards from ECS. Today we just happen to have one of them to put through the paces and see how it’ll hold up. The ECS Z87H3-A2X Extreme motherboard is based on the latest Intel Z87 Express chipset for CPU’s in …more
We all love doing computer upgrades, but sometimes we have to ask ourselves if a full system upgrade is worth it or necessary. There are times that you may only gain a small percentage of a performance boost, where there are other times that you gain significant increases. Today I am going to compare my original Intel Kentsfield CPU and X38 motherboard to a shiny new Haswell CPU and Z87 motherboard.
Being one of the top tier manufacturers of computer parts, GIGABYTE isn’t a new comer to the performance and overclocking scene. Today we have the latest entry from their OC Series of motherboards. It started with the X58A-OC a few years ago, and now we are on the Intel Z87 platform with the Z87X-OC Force! First glance at the board and specifications look promising! Will it hold true to first impressions? Read on to find out!
ASUS recently sent over their mainstream Intel Z87 ‘Haswell’ Motherboard for us to run through the ringer. The ASUS Z87-Pro has the bells and whistles that separate ASUS motherboards from the rest of the pack. Though they don’t over do it with frivolous features, everything has a function that truly adds to the value of the board. How will the ASUS Z87-Pro stack up against our other Intel ‘Haswell’ Motherboards? Read on to find out!