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ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer Micro-ATX Motherboard Reviewed

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Cost continues to influence consumer spending. This is especially true with today's X99 motherboards. Some feature rich models cost a premium while others are more affordable. Affordable boards can means fewer premium features, though reliability and performance should never be sacrificed. However, another way of offsetting costs while adding a few features back is to build one on a Micro …

GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review

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The Intel Haswell Extreme (Haswell-E) edition processors have taken the desktop computing world by storm. They are basically capable of doing just about everything possible, and really well too. Sure, we all would love the biggest and baddest processor but that means spending a lot of money. Then you have worry about which X99 motherboard best suits your needs. …

ASUS X99 Deluxe LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review

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Intel's new Haswell-E CPU series (reviewed here) and its accompanying X99 chipset launch has had its challenges. Originally, Haswell-E was going to get a completely new socket. Although the new LGA2011-3 is not backwards compatible with previous CPUs, it does work with all coolers that worked with standard LGA2011 sockets from the X79 platform. Those late in the …

The Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E LGA2011-V3 Processor Reviewed

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Haswell-E is here. Well, technically, it's been "here" for a while but has undergone refinements throughout the last year to ready itself for launch. One of those refinements was more performance and cooler operating temperatures. Without creating a whole new architecture, the only feasible direction, given the current TDP and heat challenges facing Haswell, was to refine the silicon, add …

Intel Z97 Motherboard Round Up - GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H, MSI Z97 Gaming 7, ASUS Z97 Sabertooth MKI, ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer

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The computer DIY market is an interesting paradox these days. The Intel 9 Series "Broadwell" chipset motherboards released, while Z87 boards seemingly start hitting their prime with solid BIOS and software updates. In fact, there are still quite a few excellent Z87 boards on the shelves. But it makes sense since the Z97 chipset isn't really a major leap forward, …

ECS Launches New L337 Motherboard for the Intel 9 Series

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ECS has a reputation for building strong, durable motherboards for offices and general purpose PCs. They have been trying break away from that image and focus more on PC gaming in recent years. The new ECS L337 Intel Z97 motherboard has some big shoes to fill, but I think ECS may have hit all the right marks.

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MSI's Next Generation Intel Gaming Motherboards "Leaked"?

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Earlier today, we received a "leak" detailing features of MSI's new gaming series motherboards. Now this wouldn't normally be a big deal because motherboard companies rename stuff all the time. However, what is significant about this information is that the "leak" details the naming scheme of motherboards based on the next generation Intel chipset, which is due to succeed the …

ASRock Shows Off AM1 Boards for Latest AMD APUs

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There is one thing no one can deny about the AMD APUs, especially the latest release of Kaveri, and that is the great SFF gaming performance. When you need to squeeze as much gaming power as possible from something the size of a console, then AMD is the way to go. ASRock has matched this with 3 great new boards …