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August 5th, 2013

GIGABYTE Z87X-UD5H Motherboard Review

Gigabyte’s new Z87X-UD5H may be targeted towards the upper end of the mid-range market but it incorporates features normally found on flagship models.  But with such cutthroad competition among Haswell motherboards, will this be enough?


June 27th, 2013

ASUS Z87 Deluxe Motherboard Review

ASUS’ Z87 Deluxe is a $300 board that’s packed full of features but it is also one of the most expensive Z87 boards on the market.  Novice overclockers will be particularly interested since three kinds of auto-overclocking modes have been included too.


February 4th, 2013

GIGABYTE Z77X-UD4H LGA1155 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte’s new Z77X-UD4H is among a new breed of motherboards which combine high end feature sets with an affordable price.  Boasting great overclocking abilities and dual card Crossfire / SLI compatibility, it seems to have everything a budget-conscious enthusiast could possibly want.


May 6th, 2012

ASUS Maximus V GENE Z77 mATX Motherboard Review

The Maximus V Gene has everything gamers and overclockers could possibly want:  a great BIOS, features galore and the possibility for multi card GPU configurations.  All of this -and more- is packed into a svelte mATX configuration which packs enough of a punch that many expensive, full sized ATX boards have something afraid of.


March 26th, 2012

GIGABYTE X79-UD5 LGA2011 Motherboard Review

Unlike some of the ultra-pricey X79 motherboards that we have reviewed so far, the GIGABYTE X79-UD5 carries a fairly reasonable price tag, yet still has an exhaustive specs list. Does it come short in any area? We find out in this review.


March 14th, 2012

ASUS Z77 LGA1155 Motherboards Preview

A little over a week ago, we had the opportunity to check out and even briefly go hands-on with next-generation ASUS motherboards based on a yet-to-be-released Intel 7-series chipset, specifically the enthusiast-grade Z77 Express.


February 28th, 2012

ASRock X79 Extreme9 Motherboard Review

ASRock had long been content with releasing oddball motherboards that appealed to niche markets but their new X79 Extreme9 charts a completely different course.  With it’s “Overclocking King” moniker, they are aiming directly for the enthusiast market but can it keep up with the likes of Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI?


January 24th, 2012

ASUS Sabertooth X79 Motherboard Review

In mid November we saw the launch of the enthusiast-based Sandy Bridge Extreme platform along with the X79 (code name Patsburg) chipsets and since then we have brought you reviews of the i7-3960X CPU and the Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. Today we continue our walk down the LGA2011 road and bring you another highly anticipated board from ASUS: [...]


January 2nd, 2012

MSI Z68A-GD80 G3 Z68 Motherboard Review

MSI has been fighting an uphill battle against the likes of Gigabyte and ASUS for the last few years but their new Z68A-GD80 G3 looks to even the playing field.  It features a long 5 year warranty, PCI-E 3.0 slots, user friendly auto overclocking options, a great layout and an intuitive BIOS which in many ways [...]


November 20th, 2011

ASUS X79 Rampage IV Extreme Socket 2011 Motherboard Review

With Sandy Bridge E processors finally hitting retailer’s shelves it was high time that we began looking at some X79 motherboards.  The ASUS Rampage IV Extreme is currently one of the most expensive Socket 2011 boards around but it holds to the Republic of Gamers  pedigree  by offering a long list of features, some of [...]