Micro Star International, more commonly known as MSI recently sent us over one of their latest Intel Z77 Gaming motherboards. Part of the recently released Gaming series the MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is meant for those looking for top tier gaming performance. The MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is the top rung of MSI’s Gaming Series, and today we will get to spend some time with it and put it through the paces! Read on to see how well it does!
GIGABYTE has tossed their latest Intel Z77 Express motherboard our way, and we caught it with a grin. The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 is the flagship motherboard on the Intel Z77 side and has a number of impressive features! Among them is the 32 phase CPU power delivery, Quad SLI and CrossFireX capabilities. That’s not all though, want to find out more? Join us as we put the top dog from GIGABYTE through the paces!
Based on AMD A85X Chipset, the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85W motherboard supports the latest Socket FM2 ‘Trinity’ APUs and is priced under $100. Biostar also optimized this particular board for high quality sound reproduction, so audiophiles are in luck! Read on to see how the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85W motherboard does when we put it to the test with an AMD A10-5800K APU!
When it comes to motherboards, ASUS is pretty much a household name these days. There are few that are as well known, or as reliable. Backed by a history of quality products with their own performance bar set high, they sent us out the ASUS F2A85-V Pro to play with. Will The ASUS F2A85-V Pro continue with the tradition of high quality products? Read on to find out!
GIGABYTE has been a key player in AMD overclocking for awhile now. Their latest generation of motherboards for the AMD FM2 platform aren’t looking to break that streak either. Earlier this week it was announced that the GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 was able to set the record for the highest clock speed on the AMD A10-5800K ‘Trinity’ APU. Today we are going take a look at the GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 in all of it’s glory and put it through the paces! Read on to find out how well it does!
With the recent release of the new AMD A8 Trinity APU’s, we wanted to take a look at the previous generation motherboards. The GIGABYTE GA-A75-D3H is an AMD FM1 motherboard with all the latest bells and whistles. We are going to take a look at the overall performance compared to a much more expensive platform and see how it stacks up. How does it do? Join us and find out!
BIOSTAR is entering the Hi-Fi audio market with their Hi-Fi series of Intel motherboards. Today we are going to take a look at the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z77X motherboard and see how the audio performance will stack up against the performance of the Realtek ALC898 High Definition audio codec. Are we going to be able to see the difference between the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z77X and the Realtek ALC898? Read on to find out!
The ASRock Z77E-ITX Intel Z77 motherboard is a tiny little motherboard. It is designed for small form factor PC’s but has latest chipset from Intel, Graphics technology, and bells and whistles. Today we are going to put it through the ringer and see how it fares against some larger motherboards to see if there is a difference due to size! Can good things come in small packages? Read on to find out!
The ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard that is feature rich as well as has all of the capabilities that all X79 based motherboards have. Some of the great features that ASUS included are: BT GO 3.0, and WiFi connectivity with other WiFi/Blue Tooth (BT)connected devices. So, let’s step inside and see what the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard has in store for us.
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!