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May 10th, 2011

Intel Z68 Review – The Sandy Bridge Platform Expands

With Intel’s Z68 platform finally here, there is a long list of new features like Intel’s Smart Response Technology and Lucid’s Virtu that need to be put under the microscope.  In this article we do just that in order to gauge whether the this new chipset is really worth more to the end user than [...]


May 10th, 2011

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Z68 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review

Intel has officially launched their highly anticipated Z68 chipset. It has all of the overclocking powers of P67 while adding in features like GPU switching through Lucid’s Virtu software and Intel’s own Smart Response Technology which allows SSD caching for dramatic load time improvements.   In this review we take a look at ASUS’ P8Z68-V [...]


April 25th, 2011

GIGABYTE G1.Assassin G1-Killer LGA1366 Motherboard Review

“Gaming” motherboards seem to be a dime a dozen these days but it’s rare to see a product that’s built from the ground up to cater to the unique needs of the gaming community.  This is exactly what Gigabyte is looking to accomplish with the G1 Killer series; particularly with the flagship G1.Assassin.  Packing a [...]


April 11th, 2011

Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review

Earlier this year, Intel’s new Sandy Bridge architecture went on a bit of a hiatus as a recall swept the market clean of supporting motherboards.  Now all-new “B3″ models have started hitting retailers’ shelves and one of the premier boards is Gigabyte’s P67A-UD7.  It boasts a remarkably full feature set, some great overclocking potential and [...]


March 16th, 2011

ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA1155 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Review

Even though Intel’s Sandy Bridge has had its fair share of ups and downs, it remains one of the better price / performance platforms currently on the market.  With B3 revision motherboards finally arriving at retailers, we take ASUS’ budget friendly yet feature rich P8P67 PRO board out for a test drive.


March 9th, 2011

ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 & M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 Motherboards Review

AMD has made it a point of marketing to concentrate upon adding value to certain price segments and their supporting motherboard manufacturers have really caught on.  Today we will be taking a look at two products which take this mantra to heart:  the sub-$110 ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 and M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3.  Both use the 880G/SB850 chipset combination [...]


March 8th, 2011

Sapphire Pure Black X58 LGA1366 Motherboard Review

Around here, we usually see motherboards from the like of ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.  Even EVGA makes an appearance every now and then but there is one other company which is trying to break into this market once again:  Sapphire.  With their new Pure Black X58, they hope to once again make an entry into [...]


December 28th, 2010

MSI P67A-GD65 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Preview

MSI has long been held in relatively high regard by the vast majority of the enthusiast community but competing against the likes of Gigabyte and ASUS is never easy.  Nonetheless, their upcoming 1155 lineup is looking strong and in this preview we will be taking a look at the P67A-GD65, a board that will certainly [...]


December 28th, 2010

Gigabyte P67A-UD7 & P67A-UD4 Sandy Bridge Motherboards Preview

With Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture right around the corner, motherboard manufacturers are naturally chomping at the bit to introduce their newest generation of products.  Gigabyte will have a full lineup of P67 and H67 boards and in this article we take a quick look at two of them:  the inexpensive P67A-UD4 and the enthusiast-oriented P67A-UD7


November 14th, 2010

ASUS P67 ‘Sandy Bridge’ Motherboards Preview

Many have heard rumors of Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge architecture and the motherboards which are sure to accompany any upcoming products.  Naturally, motherboard manufacturers are well on their way towards releasing supporting designs and in this article we take a quick look at some of ASUS’ offerings.