Today we are going to look at a couple of the more budget friendly motherboards out there. We have three motherboards on the chopping block today, the ASRock Z77 Pro3, BIOSTAR TZ77B, and the GIGABYTE Z77-DS3H and each of these boards can be picked up for right under $100! While they may be aimed towards the budget minded, but we are going to put them through the paces and see how they hold up in our usual tests and of course some overclocking! Which one will come out on top? Read on to find out!
EVGA is celebrating their 13th anniversary today! To celebrate we decided to throw their EVGA Z77 FTW Intel Z77 Motherboard up on the chopping block. Not only are we going to throw it through our regular testing, but we are stepping up our CPU cooling and going sub ambient to overclock. How will it compare to the other Intel Z77 motherboards we have tested? Read on to find out!
ECS is not a new comer to the PC market by any means. Today we have one of their latest entries into the Intel Motherboard market. The ECS Z77H2-AX Black Extreme ‘Golden Board’ is built with the extreme user in mind. It features the latest Intel Z77 Express chipset with all of the bells and whistles! How will the ECS Z77H2-AX Black Extreme stack up? Read on to find out!
The GIGABYTE G1.Sniper motherboard series were designed from the ground up to the best gaming motherboard on the market. Gigabyte sent over two of their newest G1.Sniper boards that use the Intel Z77 Express chipset, the G1.Sniper M3 and G1.Sniper 3. The G1.Sniper M3 uses the Micro ATX form factor and the G1.Sniper 3 uses the Extended ATX form factor. Read on to see which gaming board and form factor is right for your next system!
If you plan on buying an Intel Ivy Bridge processor we have an article that you have to read today! We have discovered an issue on Gigabyte motherboards that use the Intel 6-series of chipsets that is going to cause overclockers to cringe. Basically, the Gigabyte Z68 and P67 motherboards can’t overclock Ivy Bridge processors as the CPU multiplier is locked due to BIOS limitations. This means that Intel ‘k’ sku processors like the Intel Core i7-3770K processor are stuck at a multiplier of 39 on these boards!
It isn’t often that we grab a bunch of motherboards and look at them all at once. With the new Intel ‘Ivy Bridge’ processor launching today that’s exactly what we are doing. We have Intel Z77 motherboards from ASUS, BIOSTAR, GIGABYTE, and MSI all lined up and ready to go in the Legit Reviews test lab. We have our shiny new Intel Core i7 3770K ‘Ivy Bridge’ processor on hand and ready to rock. Join us as we look at the new Intel ‘Ivy Bridge’ system across multiple motherboards!
The Intel Z77 Express chipset is now out in the wild! To celebrate we are going to be looking at two Intel Z77 motherboards from GIGABYTE. The GA-Z77X-UD5 WiFi and the GA-Z77X-UD3H will be given an in-depth look in this review. How will they do against another Intel Z77 and Z68 motherboard? Read on to find out as we put these boards and the new chipset to the test with a Sandy Bridge processor!
I’m sure you’re all familiar with the theory of the Big Bang. The whole creation of the universe theory. Anything that uses the Big Bang name sure has a lot to live up to! MSI has released their second revision of the Big Bang XPower. The first XPower was the Intel X58 chipset, the MSI Big Bang XPower II is built around the latest and greatest Intel X79 chipset. Today we are going to take an in-depth look at the MSI Big Bang XPower II and put it through the paces. With any luck the MSI Big Bang XPower II will make a big bang in our tests and not just a little pop!
ASUS recently allowed us to take a look at their upcoming motherboards that uses the Intel 7-series chipset and supports the 3rd generation Intel Core processor. Read on to see what innovative ideas the hardware engineering team over at ASUS has come up with for this new motherboard series. If you’ve been waiting on Intel to release their upcoming 22nm ‘Ivy Bridge’ processors, this is a must read!
The Intel ‘Ivy Bridge’ platform is quickly approaching on the horizon. We may not have the new 22nm processors in the test lab today, we do have the first of the Intel Z77 motherboards. The MSI Z77A-GD65 features the latest Intel Z77 chipset that natively supports SuperSpeed USB 3.0! We may not have the new processor we do have our Intel Core i7 2600K processor which is easily supported by the new chipset. Join us as we see how the MSI Z77A-GD65 compares to an Intel Z68 motherboard from ASUS!
MSI is letting us show off some pictures of their Z77A-GD65. The MSI Z77A-GD65 is designed for Intels 22nm processors that will be coming out later this year. We aren’t able to do any testing with the MSI Z77A-GD65, but we can take a look at the motherboard itself and some of the features. Join us as we take a sneak peek at the MSI Z77A-GD65 ‘Ivy Bridge’ Motherboard.
The BIOSTAR TPower X79 is the first ‘budget’ board for the Intel X79 chipset the Legit Reviews has had the pleasure to look at. The TPower X79 will be stacked up against some of the best motherboards in the market today! How will this ‘budget’ board compare to the flagship motherboards from companies like ASUS and GIGABYTE? Guess you’ll have to join us to find out!
The ASRock X79 Extreme9 is the flagship motherboard from ASRock. Built around the Intel X79 Express chipset it can take advantage of the latest second generation Intel Core i7 Extreme processors in the LGA2011 package. Today we will be pitting it against the flagship X79 motherboards from several other companies! The question is, how will the ASRock X79 Extreme9 fare? Join us to find out!
The GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 is the top Intel X79 motherboard in GIGABYTE’s product stack. There isn’t much in the way of features that GIGABYTE left out of the X79-UD7. Today we will compare the performance of the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 to the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme and the ECS X79R-AX! How will it stack up against The top Intel X79 motherboards from ASUS and ECS? Join our little bandwagon and find out!