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ASUS Z97-Deluxe Mainboard Review ASUS  Intel Z97  ASUS Z97-Deluxe  LGA 1150
[09/10/14 | by Doors4ever]

This mainboard looks good, easy to tweak, provides excellent performance at nominal mode and with CPU overclock. And it’s simple good platform, because it’s a flagship mainboard designed and manufactured by large and well-known company.

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 Mainboard Review: For the Gamers, But Cheap Intel Z97  LGA 1150  Haswell  Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3
[08/05/14 | by Doors4ever]

The mainboard has comfortable design, good features set and basic bundle. It has good overclocking power and typical performance. The mainboard has many pros, but we found one very bad thing: power consumption of GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 is too high.

MSI Z97 MPOWER Mainboard Review: Inflexible Power MSI Z97 MPOWER  Intel Z97  LGA 1150  Haswell
[07/28/14 | by Doors4ever]

MSI mainboards don’t seem to have improved much with the transition from Intel’s Z87 to Z97 chipset. Although they have actually got better in some aspects, there are some “buts” that prevent us from calling the tested model perfect

ASUS Z97-A Mainboard Review: New Look of LGA 1150 Platform LGA 1150  Intel Z97  Haswell  ASUS Z97-A
[07/02/14 | by Doors4ever]

ASUS’s new mainboard looks improved with its updated BIOS and modern interfaces. But are all of those improvements really good? And what exactly is the difference between it and the older models? We’ll find the answers right now in this review

Socket FM2+ Mainboards Comparison: Asus A88XM-Plus versus Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Asus A88XM-Plus  Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H  Socket FM2+  Kaveri  AMD A88X
[06/11/14 | by Doors4ever]

Asus A88XM-Plus and Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H are similar to each other. They are similar by specs and price, made by first-tier manufacturers, based on AMD A88X chipset and have a micro-ATX form-factor appropriated to low-cost systems. But let’s take a look to their differences.

MSI Z87-G45 GAMING LGA 1150 Mainboard Review: Let's Game! MSI Z87-G45 GAMING  LGA 1150  intel z87  Haswell  MSI  Micro-Star
[04/15/14 | by Doors4ever]

This model uses a full set of Intel Z87 features. Besides, it provides additional set of MSI brand technologies. Theoretically it looks good, but lets take a look on practical work. How will it operate during nominal mode and overclocking?

Asus Gryphon Z87 LGA 1150 Mainboard Review: High Reliability in MicroATX ASUS  ASUS Gryphon Z87  LGA 1150  intel z87
[03/17/14 | by Doors4ever]

The board doesn’t looks like any other MicroATX mainboard. But in spite of non-typical interior Gryphon Z87 works as most ASUS products. It’s real ASUS mainboard with usual for this manufacturer set of features and peculiarities.

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Review: Special for Overclockers Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC  intel z87  overclocking  LGA1150
[02/11/14 | by Doors4ever]

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC motherboard is targeted for open testbeds and overclocking experiments. That is why it has a bunch of special and very interesting distinctive features. But this mainboard is not optimal for ordinary desktops and in this review we tell you why.

Haswell and LGA 1150 Platform: Right Operation and Overclocking Haswell  overclock  overclocking  LGA1150
[01/08/14 | by Doors4ever]

This guide is targeted to clear and simplify optimal settings searching when you to be faced with Haswell processors and LGA 1150 mainboards from different manufacturers. We will tell about optimal BIOS configuration for CPU nominal and overclocked modes.

Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 Review: Very Powerful Gaming Motherboard from G1-Killer Series
[12/01/13 | by Doors4ever]

The motherboard is based on Intel Z87 but powered with a lot of additional controllers. Some features of Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5 are typical for high-end platforms and some are unique. The board has many advantages and a very few disadvantages.

ASUS Z87-Deluxe Motherboard Review: High-class platform for LGA 1150
[11/30/13 | by Doors4ever]

Asus Z87-Deluxe is good and balanced model for powerful LGA 1150 system. It has additional SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 controllers, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth support dual Gigabit Ethernet, two CPU fan headers and two POST-codes indicators. However we had seen some problems with it.

Intel DZ87KLT-75K Review: LGA1150 Mainboard Leader from Intel Intel DZ87KLT-75K  Intel Z87  LGA 1150
[11/09/13 | by Doors4ever]

This is a very well-made mainboard model with classic feature set. The functionality includes: additional USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps ports, IEEE 1394 (FireWire) and Thunderbolt ports, two network adapters, wireless technologies, AMD CrossFire and Nvidia SLI, as well as a special connector for mSATA and mini-PCIe cards.

MSI Z87-G43 Review: Micro-Star’s motherboards were changed MSI Z87-G43  MSI  intel z87
[10/27/13 | by Doors4ever]

They feature absolutely new power scheme, layout and circuit board as well as a lot of software and hardware improvements. Moreover, instead the terrible Click BIOS II, contemporary MSI’s motherboards had received the brand new Click BIOS 4. We have a closer look at all of these features by reviewing mainstream Intel Z87-based motherboard by MSI.

ASRock Z87 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Mainboard Review ASRock Z87 Extreme4
[09/07/13 | by Doors4ever]

This board is built on the new Intel Z87 chipset. It is a mainstream model: not two simple to suffer from lack of public interest to it, yet not too complex to scare potential users away by excessive onboard technologies and high price.

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H Mainboard Review: Close to Perfection Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H
[08/01/13 | by Doors4ever]

This is an entry-level mainboard, but not the most junior model in the family. It uses the features and functionality of the Intel Z87 chipset almost to the fullest, but has no numerous additional onboard controllers, thus staying reasonably priced. The new Gigabyte UEFI BIOS makes a terrific impression making this board stable and reliable in nominal mode and easy to work with during CPU overclocking.

Asus Z87-K Mainboard Review or Practical Overview of LGA1150 Platform Asus Z87-K  LGA1150
[07/25/13 | by Doors4ever]

This mainboard is fairly simple, but this is why it actually turned out relatively inexpensive. At the same time it features everything necessary for proper usage, which is its primary selling feature. As for the processors and chipsets comprising the new LGA1150 platform, the situation here is much more complicated.

MSI Z77A-GD65 GAMING Mainboard Review: LGA 1155 Mainboard from New MSI Gaming Series MSI Z77A-GD65 GAMING
[07/19/13 | by Doors4ever]

The major but not the only distinguishing features of new Micro-Star gaming mainboards compared with the regular models is the replacement of the generic network controllers with Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200, which allows assigning priorities with focus on gaming traffic, thus reducing the delays during online gaming.

Asus P8Z77-M and Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H Review: Two LGA 1155 MicroATX Mainboards Comparison Asus P8Z77-M  Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H
[07/11/13 | by Doors4ever]

The technical specifications of both these mainboard models based on Intel Z77 Express are almost identical, the prices are also very similar, so they seem like great candidates for side by side comparison. However, they turned out quite different from one another even when running in their nominal mode, not to mention the overclocked mode.

Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS Mainboard Review: Flagship Product in Asus Entry-Level LGA 1155 Line-Up Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS
[07/01/13 | by Doors4ever]

This mainboard occupies an intermediate position between the high-end and entry-level mainboards from Asus based on Intel Z77 Express chipset. It has richer functionality than the entry-level models, boasts more powerful voltage regulator, supports USB BIOS Flashback technology. At the same time, it is not as energy-efficient as the entry-level products.

Asus P8Z77-V Mainboard Review: Mainstream LGA 1155 Mainboard from Asus Asus P8Z77-V  Intel Z77
[06/17/13 | by Doors4ever]

The functionality and features of this mainboard could have been fit for a flagship board of the past, but today it is just enough to place this product in the very mainstream segment, making it the junior model from Asus on Intel Z77 Express chipset. And it is probably the first time that we see wireless support implemented in a far not the top mainboard model like that.