So you need more CPU power than what a single Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor can provide? Look no further than the EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard. Anyone who has been following along the enthusiast motherboard industry knows exactly what this motherboard is all about. We take it for a spin with two high end Hexa-core Xeon processors and look what kind of performance you can expect if you can afford a platform like this!
ASRock has been releasing motherboards at a furious pace and some of the latest models have support for a pair of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports on the front of your machine. Read on as we take an in-depth look at the ASRock 890GX Extreme4 and 890FX Deluxe4 motherboards to see how they perform. You might just be shocked how these boards perform for less than $160!
The GIGABYTE 890FXA-UD5 is GIGABYTE’s top tier ATX motherboard in their AMD Line up. Today we are going to put it through its paces and see how well it does with our AMD Phenom II X6 1055T. We are also going to throw it under some water cooling and see how far we can overclock this board! How will it do? Read on to find out!
Dressed to the hilt in the red and black Republic of Games theme, the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula is ready for the party! How will it perform as a full Leo platform? Read on to see how the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula motherboard performs in our battery of tests on the AMD Phenom II X6 1055T six-core processor that include a few new benchmarks!
The BIOSTAR TA890GXB HD is built around AMD’s latest 890GX chipset. At $95 the BIOSTAR TA890GXB HD Micro ATX motherboard also happens to be the least expensive AMD 890GX chipset based motherboard on Newegg.com right now. This 890GX based motherboard features SATA3 and the latest Radeon HD 4290 integrated graphics, all in a small Micro ATX package. How will it perform against our other systems? Read on to find out!
The ASRock 890GX Extreme3 motherboard features the AMD 890GX chipset paired with all new SB850 south bridge. The board offers the latest SATA3 6.0Gb/s offerings thanks to the AMD chipset, but also has SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support thanks to an onboard NEC controller. Read on to see how this Phenom II X6 supporting $129 motherboard performs and overclocks!
ASRock recently introduced their X58 Extreme3 motherboard, which is part of what they call the ASRock True 333 series. ASRock True 333 series motherboards can run the PCI-E for VGA card, SATA 3 6Gbps connectors and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 at full speed together simultaneously. With a price tag under $200 does this Intel X58 motherboard offer the best bang for the buck?
ASUS recently added a new P55 motherboard in the Republic of Gamers motherboard series called the Maximus III Extreme! The Intel LGA 1156 motherboard supports Core i3/i5/i7 and is aimed at enthusiasts. The board supports 16GB of DDR3 memory, five PCIe x16 slots, SATA 6Gbps, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and even Bluetooth support! Read on to see how this loaded up motherboard performs when pushed to its limits with subzero cascade cooling!
The ECS H55H-M is a micro ATX motherboard based on LGA 1156 socket for Intel Core i7, Core i5, Core i3 and Pentium processors. The brand new Intel H55 chipset provides full support for Intel’s 32nm Clarkdale CPUs with an HD GPU integrated. Read on to see how this $53 motherboard does and we’ll just come out and say that you might be shocked!
AMD is getting ready to come out with Phenom II X6 six-core processor and they have gone ahead and done a platform refresh of sorts that enhances support for future product and also brings new mainstream features to the market. The result of this is the introduction of ATI Radeon HD 4290 Graphics with the AMD 890GX chipset and a brand new southbridge called the SB850.
We managed to get our hands on a prototype ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard and give you a look at what ASUS has in the works for enthusiasts and gamers. If you loved the previous Rampage Extreme (REX) motherboards then the upcoming R3E won’t disappoint. Read on to see what an early prototype can do!
We take our first look at an ATX motherboard based on the H55/H57 chipset from ASUS. The ASUS P7H57D-V EVO is one of only three H57 motherboards on the market today, so it will be interesting to see how it performs. With the ability to overclock Clarkdale or Lynnfield CPU’s, as well as the GPU aboard Clarkdale, this could be one very fun motherboard to use for your next system build.
When it comes to the P55 motherboard series MSI’s flagship product is the P55-GD85. This motherboard is MSI’s first P55 board with SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 support, which is what consumers are looking for on their next motherboard. With DrMOS, SuperPipe and OC Genie, this motherboard should also overclock very well and we put it to the test!
ASRock’s foray into nVidia’s ION platform, the A330ION Mini-ITX motherboard aims to compete with other small form factor ION boards by offering 4 SATA ports, PCIe x16 slot, and, most importantly, support for DDR3 RAM. In this review, we look at the A330ION and see what edge, if any, it has over the competition.