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MSI Releases Fix For Skylake Bug Causing Instability

Intel’s Skylake architecture has received a barrage of negative publicity after reports suggested the CPUs could bend under the weight of high pressure coolers and now, a bug was discovered during intensive workloads which causes the…

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Gigabyte Announces New Motherboards @ CES 2016

CES 2016: Intel’s Xeon CPUs have a reputation for being extremely expensive and designed for the most demanding professional workloads. However, since the release of Skylake, Intel has outlined their plans to bring the Xeon name back…

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MSI Reveals H110 PRO Series Motherboards

So far we have mostly been hearing about the Z170 based motherboards for Intel’s 6th generation Core processors, but that isn’t the only platform available for Skylake. There are also the H170, B150, and H110 chipsets…

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Gigabyte Confirm Support for Windows 10

With the launch of yet another Windows OS, motherboard manufacturers the world over are testing the archives of motherboards to ensure compatibility with it. Gigabyte is the latest motherboard manufacturer to certify that a large range…

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MSI Z170 GAMING M Motherboards Spotted

With Intel’s Skylake launch coming up in the near future, motherboard manufacturers are starting to leak out little snippets of information to drum up interest in their own product lines before the release so consumers are…

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ASRock VIP Event @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – On the second day of Computex, we were invited to attend a VIP conference to gain more detailed information on the booth showcased on the main floor. Once we arrived, it was a typical…

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MSI Gives a Taste of its Skylake Motherboards @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – MSi is one of the biggest names when it comes to enthusiast motherboards. By offer some of the best components in the world and performance to match; it makes a formidable force and a…

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ASRock RACK @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – ASRock are one of the largest motherboard companies in the world right now so it would make sense for it to branch out into other markets such as business and servers. Even though this…

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ECS Unveil Skylake Motherboards @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – ECS offered a more in-depth look at what the company had to offer in terms of enthusiast grade motherboards after the event yesterday. These include the forceful brand names of Claymore and Blade series…

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ECS Showcase Durathon Series Motherboards @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – After the press event yesterday, ECS has invited us down to take a closer look at some of its motherboard. We took a keen interest in the ‘Durathon 2’ range. These will offer the highest…

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ASRock X99 Extreme6 (LGA 2011-3) Motherboard Review

Introduction and Closer Look During Intel’s X99 launch in early September one motherboard vendor was noticeably absent from the scene – ASRock. While we’re not sure as to the exact reason for ASRock’s delayed entry, they…

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Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WiFi (LGA 2011-3) Motherboard Review

Introduction and Closer Look A trend that is observable with higher end “gaming” motherboards is that they tend to be geared primarily towards performance junkies, overclockers and all-round enthusiasts, rather than just pure gamers. Gaming motherboards…

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ASUS Crossblade Ranger (FM2+) Motherboard Review

Introduction and Closer Look The last time ASUS released a Republic of Gamers series motherboard for an AMD platform was way back in late 2011. The motherboard in question was the ASUS Crosshair V Formula which…

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Gigabyte Z97N-Gaming 5 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Intel’s Z97 platform is a perfect basis for a mini-ITX system build as it features enough performance to please even the most demanding user while still being power efficient enough to be tamed…

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MSI Z97S SLI PLUS (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Something that becomes apparently obvious with the motherboards I review on a regular basis is that most of them have too many features for the average user. That’s too many in the sense…

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Gigabyte X99 UD4 (LGA 2011-3) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging A short while ago we took Gigabyte’s X99 Gaming 5 motherboard to our test bench for a review. As the name suggests that particular motherboard was targeted at Gamers with its feature…

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MSI X99S XPOWER AC (LGA 2011-3) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Every major motherboard brand has a particular flagship board that targets overclocking on Intel’s new HEDT X99 platform. Gigabyte have their X99 SOC-FORCE, ASUS have the Rampage V Extreme and ASRock have…

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ASUS Rampage V Extreme (LGA 2011-3) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging The Rampage line of ASUS motherboards are famed for their class-leading performance and prestigious reputation. With every new CPU on Intel’s High-End Desktop (HEDT) Platform we’ve seen new ASUS Rampage motherboards. The…

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Crucial 32GB 2133MHz Quad Channel DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Introduction With the launch of Intel’s X99 platform last week came the first consumer availability of DDR4 memory, the successor to the current mainstream DDR3 product stack. Today we can reveal our first DDR4 memory kit…

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Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5 (LGA 2011-3) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Intel’s new “Haswell-E” high-end desktop platform recently launched with the Core i7 5960X 8 core CPU leading the way – be sure to check our review of that right here. To accompany Intel’s new…

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ASUS X99 Motherboard Launch Coverage

Introduction & The Boards The run-up to the launch of Intel’s new X99 chipset has been very similar to that of Z97 in that nothing has been kept a secret. Everything about the new chipset, the…

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Exclusive: Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 WiFi Motherboard Revealed

We have managed to get our hands on an exclusive picture of Gigabyte’s upcoming GA-X99-UD5 WiFi motherboard, pictured above. This motherboard will be part of Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable line for X99 meaning it has the black…

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MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging When it comes to premium motherboards bursting at the seams with features MSI’s MPower and XPower motherboards are certainly well recognised. Although tailored specifically for overclocking, and themed to join the ranks…

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ASUS Z97 Gryphon Armor Edition (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging The ASUS TUF line is always one of the more exciting product ranges to come out of the ASUS consumer motherboard platform, albeit a very niche form of excitement (well I find…

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Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK (LGA 1150) “Black Edition” Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Gigabyte have given their Ultra Durable series a bit of a revamp for Z97 offering their boards up in Black Edition flavours. Whilst the implications of the Black Edition are fairly obviously,…

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Gigabyte and ASUSTek To Ship Over 6 Million Motherboards In Q3

2014 looks set to be a successful year for ASUS and Gigabyte according to industry sources. In the second quarter of this year Gigabyte and ASUS are expected to have shipped around 5.1 to 5.2 million…

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Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging While mini-ITX is the “fashionable” small form factor of choice for most compact system builders, the micro-ATX form factor is still popular as it offers a better compromise between size, features and cost. Unlike…