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!
ECS is letting Legit Reviews get a little hands on time with their Intel X79 motherboard offering. The ECS X79R-AX is part of the Black Extreme series of products from ECS. The ECS X79R-AX Intel X79 motherboard offers up a number of features all for a low price of $239.99. How will it stack up against our previous Intel X79 motherboards? Read on to find out!
The ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme is an Intel X79 chipset powered motherboard that comes with the ability to enable the Intel Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) ports. By doing this you get the ability to run four more SATA or SAS devices off the Intel X79 chipset, but does it work and how? Read on to find out as we recently sat down with both companies to figure out what the heck it going on!
While Intel is being tight lipped about the up and coming ‘Ivy Bridge’ platform, GIGABYTE gave us a little bit of hands on time with five of their motherboards. The Intel Z77 Express chipset supports the next generation of Intel 22nm processors. Each of the GIGABYTE motherboards we are about to show off support ‘Ivy Bridge’. We didn’t get any time with processors, so performance is still a mystery, but GIGABYTE has a pretty solid product stack already!
ASUS is at it again! The have brought their latest flagship motherboard out for Legit Reviews to play with. Curious about what new features ASUS has implemented in the new ASUS Republic of Games Rampage IV Extreme Intel X79 Motherboard? Or are you simply curious how it will perform with the Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition processor? Either way, join us as we go over the ASUS R4E in detail and put it through a series of benchmarks!
EVGA may have been a little late to the game with their Intel Socket 1155 motherboards. By no means does that mean they aren’t making a splash with them. The EVGA Z68 FTW is a damn fine looking motherboard. Looks won’t get you the frame rates we all desire though! Does it live up to the expectations that accompany the EVGA name? Or is it all show and no go? Join us as we take a look at the performance of the EVGA Z68 FTW and compare it to a handful of systems!
Over the past year Legit Reviews has had the opportunity to play with a few system boards from BIOSTAR. Each time they have left us impressed with a great cost/performance ratio. The BIOSTAR TA990FXE AMD 990FX AM3+ motherboard retails for $129.99 which is the lowest cost AMD 990FX motherboard we have looked at to date. How will it stack up to a pair of AMD 990FX motherboards that are nearly double the price? Join us as we find out!