Tuesday, May 7, 2013
- 9:12 pm | Asrock to Install Audiophile-Quality Integrated Audio Sub-System onto Next-Gen Mainboards. Asrock Introduces Purity Sound Technology for Intel 8-Series Mainboards
Monday, May 6, 2013
- 2:08 pm | Biostar to Showcase Second-Generation Hi-Fi Puro Audio Technology at Computex. Biostar to Unleash Second-Gen Hi-Fi Puro 3D Audio Technology
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
- 11:55 pm | Gigabyte to Install Liquid-Cooling-Capable Components onto Intel Z87 G1 Killer Mainboard. Gigabyte Readies Overclocking-Friendly Platform for Intel Core i “Haswell” Microprocessors
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
- 8:58 pm | Intel’s Next-Generation Platform to Support Serial ATA Express Natively. Intel 9-Series Chipsets to Support SATA Express Interface
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
- 7:02 pm | ECS Improves Reliability of PC Mainboards with Durathon Technology. ECS Further Boosts Stability and Reliability of Motherboards
There appear more and more mainboards based on AMD Brazos and APU AMD E-350. Today we are going to talk about two models offered by AMD’s closest partner – Sapphire Company.
Both these mainboards based on Intel P67 Express chipset have all the necessary interfaces and functionality that high-end contemporary mainboards from leading manufacturers should have. Besides, they also boast a few Elitegroup’s own proprietary unique features. Read more in our double-review.
This mainboard stands out among most similar solutions due to larger number of USB 3.0 ports. It works fine in nominal mode, proves effective during memory overclocking, but like other MSI mainboards, it loses its power-saving technologies during overclocking with voltage adjustment.
Intel has finally launched the last chipset in the Cougar Point family, which should meet all the needs of enthusiasts who prefer LGA1155 processors. This core logic set has full overclocking functionality, supports Intel Quick Sync, Intel Smart Response and Lucid Virtu technologies. Looks like Sandy Bridge becomes even more appealing...
This mainboard is targeted for those users who do not deal with any overclocking and prefer to have their systems run in nominal mode with the default settings. In this case the functionality of the Intel P67 Express chipset has been extended with a number of additional controllers delivering USB 3.0, PATA and eSATA support. Plus, the price of this product is really attractive.
This is a screwdriver-impenetrable, fail-safe LGA1155 mainboard with an excellent feature set and a 5-year warranty. Beneath Asus’ “TUF Thermal Armor” there is a very sensitive soul – a set of additional thermal diodes called “TUF Thermal Radar”. Read more in our new review.
This is the only LGA1155 mainboard from the Extreme series, which means that it has all the latest features and functionality that Intel can possibly get onboard: USB 3.0, Power On and Reset buttons, Diagnostic LEDs, POST-code indicator, discrete WiFi/Bluetooth module and a skull with blinking eyes.
This mainboard sports very convenient layout, great functionality expanded with a number of additional onboard controllers. Everything necessary is there, there is nothing excessive. The price is quite moderate, so this mainboard will undoubtedly be of interest to potential users.
The board is based on Intel X58 Express chipset and is designed for LGA1366 processors. It boasts convenient design, extensive settings for system configuring and overclocking and is incredibly energy-efficient.
This mainboard is based on Intel P67 Express chipset and supports LGA1155 processors. What new features does this model boast? How did they manage to offer extensive functionality at a low price? The answers to all these questions are in our today’s review!
Asus provided their mainboards with all sorts of new features and functionality and we are very excited to tell you about them. As always they rolled out the entire new lineup of products, so a lot of things we will discuss today are also true for a number of other models in the series.
The first new product from AMD that should get the company back to the route of success is the totally new processor family using Bobcat microarchitecture. They are targeted for netbooks and nettops, which is the market where AMD hasn’t been represented at all before. However, will AMD manage to revolutionize this market and push aside Intel Atom and Nvidia ION? Let’s find out!
The most remarkable peculiarity of MSI XPower mainboard is the presence of six graphics cards slots. However, it is not only this feature that makes it interesting. It also boasts a lot of various features and supports a number of interesting technologies, which we are going to discuss in detail in our today’s review.
It makes perfect sense to choose lower-end mainboards for the first benchmarks: these products will be very popular. Moreover, each mainboard is unique in its own way and differs from the regular Intel P67 Express and H67 Express based products, which makes them especially interesting.
This mainboard has no specific technical advantages over the previously reviewed mini-ITX LGA1156 mainboards. However, we didn’t find any serious drawbacks either. Instead, the board sports one important advantage: it sells at the lowest price of all.
Asus designed M4A88T-I Deluxe Mini-ITX mainboard for Socket AM3. With this mainboard and energy-efficient Athlon II processors we put together a unique system: compact, fast and energy-efficient and built using only AMD components.
Inexpensive mainboards built with super-reliable components, furnished with 5-year warranty, equipped with advanced cooling system and featuring extensive functionality due to a number of additional onboard controllers simply do not exist. Except for one single product from Asus, which we are going to discuss in our today’s review.
This mainboard belongs to the value segment only formally. It barely differs from the top model in the lineup, almost all of its functions remained the same. Its functionality is even much more extensive than that of many mainboards from other manufacturers. The only feature that allows us to consider it a Value product is its price.
Today we are going to talk about a very attractive mainboard with rich functionality and features, which may be a great option to consider if you are looking for an LGA1366 platform.
The makers of inexpensive systems do not seem to favor the next generation Nvidia ION platform that adds a discrete Nvidia GT218 graphics adapter to the standard features and functionality of Intel Pine Trail. However, we managed to get our hands on the barebone Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11 system that allows you to easily build a miniature computer system on Intel Atom D510 processor and Nvidia ION2 platform.