Motherboards

Almost a decade ago, with the launch of Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, came the H61 chipset. Compared to the high-end P67 and Z68 models, the idea behind H61 is that it was cheap, and it was long-life. At a time when low power embedded Atom CPUs still didn’t have enough power, H61 was there to be equipped with one of Intel’s new-fangled Core processors, with the systems that designed for it destined to last a couple of decades. We’re now 9 years into that life cycle, and Biostar deems it necessary to create a new H61 design for the new decade. We’re getting to a time now where the cheaply made H61 boards of yesteryear are starting to go pop. When you save a tenth...

The MSI Creator TRX40 Motherboard Review: The $700 Flagship for Threadripper

The TRX40 chipset is designed to support all the current generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors including the 3990X which has 64-cores and 128-threads of processing power. On the test...

39 by Gavin Bonshor yesterday

Sapphire Announces Two 4x4 AMD Ryzen Embedded Motherboards

Sapphire has introduced two new miniature motherboards based on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000/R1000 APUs. The new platforms are designed for the most compact highly-integrated machines for industrial and commercial...

32 by Anton Shilov yesterday

BIOSTAR Brings Windows 7 To Intel's B365 Platform: A Core i9-9900K w/ Win7, Anyone?

Even though Microsoft ended regular support for Windows 7 last month, there are millions of customers who continue to use the OS and plan to stick with it for...

49 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2020

ASRock’s X570D4I-2T: A Mini-ITX AMD X570 Motherboard with Intel’s 10 GbE Controller

ASRock Rack has revealed a rather interesting Mini-ITX motherboard for AMD’s Ryzen 2000 and 3000-series processors with Intel’s X550 10 GbE controller. The X570D4I-2T platform can be used both...

70 by Anton Shilov on 1/30/2020

ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha TRX40 Model For 3990X

With AMD's latest Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-core behemoth to be releases on the 7th of February, ASUS has unveiled an updated version of its flagship ROG Zenith II Extreme...

33 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/27/2020

The Supermicro X11SPA-T Review: An Impressive Cascade Lake Workstation Motherboard

Not all motherboards are created equal. Compared to consumer hardware, prosumer level options with workstations opt for different peripheral features, but ultimately it comes down to support. The Supermicro...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/24/2020

TRX80 and WRX80 Don’t Exist: Neither Does the ‘Intel LGA1159’ Socket

For anyone that isn’t following the minutiae of desktop computing, one of the more prominent rumors in AMD land is the presence of upcoming sockets called TRX80 and WRX80...

48 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: MSI Announces MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi

Looking to give AMD Ryzen buyers another affordable option for an X570 motherboard, MSI has brought one of its most popular B series models to the premium X570 chipset...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2020

CES 2020: ASUS Unveils All-White Concept Strix X570 Motherboard

Amid a plethora of ASUS announcements and product showcases at CES 2020, one of the more interesting pieces of hardware on display came on the motherboard side. In what...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/8/2020

GIGABYTE Unveils MU71-SU0 and MD71-HB0 Xeon Motherboards For Professionals

Outside of the plethora of AMD-related announcements of late, GIGABYTE has announced a pair of Intel motherboards for its workstation and server board users. The GIGABYTE MU71-SU0 is designed...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/23/2019

The ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme TRX40 Motherboard Review: The Second Coming

Following on from our launch day AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X CPU reviews, we are taking a look at the accompanying flagship model from ASUS. The ASUS ROG...

21 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/23/2019

The ASRock X570 Aqua: A $1000 Ryzen Halo Motherboard Reviewed

One of the most important aspects surrounding performance on AMD's Ryzen 3000 series is temperature. It is no secret that the AMD 7nm chips run somewhat warmer than previous...

83 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/19/2019

Best Motherboards: Holiday 2019

The fourth quarter of 2019 has been a quiet one for motherboards, with AMD's X570 and Intel's Z390 chipsets already established as the go-to platforms for multi-core and gaming...

78 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/2/2019

The AMD TRX40 Motherboard Overview: 12 New Motherboards Analyzed

It's been a fruitful time for AMD's CPU team over the last year, with a lot of praise heaped on its current processor product stack. The launch of the...

109 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/28/2019

Colorful Unveils CVN X570M Gaming Pro Micro-ATX Motherboard

With all the attention turned to AMD and its platforms for the impending Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processor launch, Colorful has announced its latest micro-ATX motherboard for the X570 chipset...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/22/2019

ASUS: Intel CPU Shortages Easing, But Future Is Uncertain

During its earnings call with analysts and investors, ASUS commented that while the tight supply of Intel’s processors persisted, it is no longer as severe as it was in...

20 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2019

The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact: A Sharp $430 Impulse on X570

One of the most interesting unveilings from the X570 launch earlier this year came from ASUS, with the reintroduction of the ROG Impact series of small form factor motherboards...

59 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/25/2019

ASRock Unveils Three New X299 Motherboards For Cascade Lake-X

With Intel's new Cascade Lake-X HEDT processors coming soon, ASRock has announced three new motherboards - the Steel Legend, the Creator, and the Taichi CLX. The trio is spearheaded...

10 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/25/2019

x86 PC Smaller than an iPhone: GIGABYTE's GA-PICO3350 with an Apollo Lake CPU

Hidden underneath the mass of news is a new small Pico-ITX based SoC motherboard from GIGABYTE, the GA-PICO3350. Smaller than the latest iPhone 11 smartphone, the GIGABYTE GA-PICO3350 is...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/24/2019

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