Today we are doing something a bit different than the normal review. There have been numerous reviews of Sandy Bridge and the Z68 motherboards, many of which you can read here on Legit Reviews. The big question that we are asking is, is it worth it? We upgrade a last generation Lynnfield with a GTX470 rig to the current generation Sandy Bridge with a GTX570 rig to see if it is a leap or only a baby step ahead.
There is a lot of anticipation about the new Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors. While we can’t give away any performance numbers or to many specific details, we can give you a sneak peak at some of the new Socket LGA 2011 motherboards. ASUS sent us over some pictures of their new LGA 2011 product line. Inside you will find a few details on the ASUS P9X79, X79 Sabertooth, and the Republic of Gamers Rampage IV Extreme!
The ASUS Crosshair V Formula uses the AMD 990FX/SB950 chipsets and is the first ROG motherboard with AM3+ CPU support. It is also the first AMD motherboard to support both 3-Way NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX as well as offering an advanced UEFI BIOS and DIGI+ VRM design. Legit Reviews benchmarked this board with both the AMD FX-8150 ‘Bulldozer’ and the Phenom II X6 1100T ‘Thuban’ processors to see how both CPU’s perform on this enthusiast board.
GIGABYTE is known for having quality motherboards. Today we have the opportunity to pull one out of their AMD A75 product stack. The GIGABYTE A75-UD4H is the top offering in the GIGABYTE A75 product stack. First impressions tell us that the GIGABYTE A75-UD4H is packed with features and the quality we’ve come to expect from GIGABYTE. Are our first impressions spot on? Or are we way off base? Read on to find out!
EVGA is one of the sponsors of GeForce LAN 6 and they just got done doing a presentation where they showed off one of the companies upcoming Intel X79 Express motherboards for the yet to be released Sandy Bridge-E CPU. We got a chance to check out the EVGA X79 Classified motherboard and took some pictures, so you could see it too!
ASUS has a reputation for making quality products. Whether it’s a graphics card, motherboard or laptop, if it’s from ASUS it has to be good, right? Today we have the chance to look at the ASUS F1A75-V Pro. The ASUS F1A75-V Pro is one of eight AMD A75 FCH motherboards from ASUS. Will the ASUS F1A75-V Pro live up to the ASUS name? Read on to find out!
GIGABYTE has recently released the latest motherboard in the G1 Killer line. The GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 is the first in this line of boards to support the second generation of Intel Core processors. The GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER2 features the Intel Z68 chipset as well as PCI Express Gen 3! When we looked at the GIGABYTE G1 Assassin X58 motherboard we were thoroughly impressed, will the G1.SNIPER2 be hold true to that standard? Read on to find out!
The ASUS brand name is synonymous with quality. The Republic of Gamers line of products are the ultimate in performance from ASUS. Today we have a pair of ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards on the Legit Reviews bench. The first is the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z which retails for only $179.99! Our other ROG motherboard is the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z. The Extreme-Z is the flagship motherboard from ASUS and is packed with features! Are these boards going to perform like we hope? Join us as we find out!
GIGABYTE is known for putting out very high quality hardware. Today should be no different, at least in terms of quality. What we have to play with today is a little bit different in terms of features. If you have been following the latest Intel Chipsets, the Intel Z68 Chipset has the capabilities to utilize a SSD to speed up the performance of a traditional Hard Drive. The GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3-iSSD features an integrated Intel Series 311 20GB SSD that is designed for exactly that! How does it perform? Read on to find out!
Today we have the chance to look at one of the AMD Socket FM1 APU motherboards from ASRock. The ASRock A75 Pro4 supports the latest A series APU’s from AMD. In past reviews of ASRock motherboards we have been impressed by their products. Will that trend continue, or will the ASRock A75 Pro4 be their first offering to let us down? Read on to find out how the ASRock A75 Pro4 stacks up against the competition!
The MSI A75MA-G55 is our second micro-ATX form factor socket FM1 motherboard for AMD’s new APUs that we are going to look at. The AMD Llano platform is a great little mainstream platform for the casual gamer and everyday user. How will the MSI A75MA-G55 compare to our previous socket FM1 motherboard or even the Intel Z68 system? Read on to find out!
The GIGABYTE Z68X-UD7-B3 motherboard is the latest in a long line of Intel motherboards. Built on the Intel Z68 Express chipset the GIGABYTE Z68X-UD7-B3 supports the latest second generation of Intel Core iX series of processors. So with out a doubt we are going to see some performance! Something’s missing though! What is it? Read on to find out what!
The wait is over, AMD has officially lifted the embargo on the new desktop version of Llano. Everybody was impressed with the mobile versions of the AMD A8 series of APU’s, but will they hold up against the stiff competition in the desktop world? Join us as we take a look at the performance of our first Socket FM1 APU motherboard the ASUS F1A75-M Pro!
ASUS has a long history of great performing motherboards. Hopefully the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX motherboard will continue that history. The ASUS Sabertooth is the first ASUS AM3+ motherboard to come across the Legit Reviews test bench. Featuring support for the up and coming “Bulldozer” Octo-core processors as well as many other features it looks like it will be a great motherboard! Are the looks going to be deceiving? Read on to find out!