We all love doing computer upgrades, but sometimes we have to ask ourselves if a full system upgrade is worth it or necessary. There are times that you may only gain a small percentage of a performance boost, where there are other times that you gain significant increases. Today I am going to compare my original Intel Kentsfield CPU and X38 motherboard to a shiny new Haswell CPU and Z87 motherboard.
Being one of the top tier manufacturers of computer parts, GIGABYTE isn’t a new comer to the performance and overclocking scene. Today we have the latest entry from their OC Series of motherboards. It started with the X58A-OC a few years ago, and now we are on the Intel Z87 platform with the Z87X-OC Force! First glance at the board and specifications look promising! Will it hold true to first impressions? Read on to find out!
ASUS recently sent over their mainstream Intel Z87 ‘Haswell’ Motherboard for us to run through the ringer. The ASUS Z87-Pro has the bells and whistles that separate ASUS motherboards from the rest of the pack. Though they don’t over do it with frivolous features, everything has a function that truly adds to the value of the board. How will the ASUS Z87-Pro stack up against our other Intel ‘Haswell’ Motherboards? Read on to find out!
ASUS is known for their quality, the Republic of Gamers motherboards and Graphics cards are known for an excessive amount of quality! Today we have one such board for you, the ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87 Motherboard. The ASUS ROG Maximus Hero is a Republic of Gamers board at a value price, well at least compared to other ROG motherboards. It retails well below the top branded ROG Maximus VI Extreme and will give those that couldn’t get an ROG board before, the opportunity now! Read on to see how our first ASUS Z87 Motherboard does!
GIGABYTE was among the first to send us over one of their Intel Z87 ‘Haswell’ Motherboards to play with. We have a shiny new Intel Core i7 4770K to drop in the latest Intel LGA1150 socket, and we’re excited to see what this platform is going to do. We’re going to pit it against the Intel Core i7 3770K to see what kind of performance gains we will see from the new platform! Join us as we look at our first Intel Z87 motherboard from GIGABYTE!
Gigabyte recently invited Legit Reviews to come out and take a look at some of their upcoming Intel Z87 motherboards and that is an offer that we could not resist. Gigabyte has roughly 30 Intel 7 series motherboards and expects to have about the same number of boards for the Intel 8 series. Gigabyte expects to have around 15 boards at launch, which is too many for any one site to cover. Today we’ll be covering a handful of their upcoming Intel Z87 motherboards and going over some of the key features of those boards.
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!