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Revisiting the Killer NIC, eight years on
— 10:36 AM on October 20, 2015

Killer-powered Gigabit Ethernet ports can be found on many gaming-focused motherboards and laptops these days. We talked to Killer Networking about the details of its...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Networking

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 24, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard has more next-gen storage connectivity than you can shake a stick at, Techicolor LED lighting, and premium Creative audio. Does all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard reviewed
— 3:20 PM on September 2, 2015

MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard serves up Skylake support with a gaming twist. With an impressive next-gen storage payload and some gamer-friendly features, can this...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Asus' Z170-A motherboard reviewed
— 10:46 AM on August 5, 2015

Asus' Z97-A has long been our choice for a midrange enthusiast board. Will Asus' Z170-A carry on the company's tradition of excellence? We poked, prodded,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's X99-Gaming 5P motherboard reviewed
— 5:58 PM on July 23, 2015

Gigabyte's X99-Gaming 5P gives buyers a full-featured Haswell-E board with a gaming twist. Read on to find out what makes this board tick.

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's Z97-HD3 motherboard reviewed
— 2:40 PM on May 21, 2015

At $100, the Z97-HD3 is Gigabyte's most affordable full-sized Z97 board. We've taken a closer look at what the board has to offer, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Asus' Z97-P motherboard reviewed
— 9:29 AM on April 27, 2015

Asus' entry-level Z97 board is the Z97-P. Does the P in the model name signify that all it can hope for is a passing grade...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

A first look at USB 3.1 performance
— 11:30 AM on March 6, 2015

Today, we're going to take our very first look at some USB 3.1 gear. Asus has supplied us with a drive enclosure and a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Storage

Asus' Crossblade Ranger motherboard reviewed
— 10:59 AM on February 3, 2015

Asus' Crossblade Ranger is a tweaker-friendly, top-of-the-line motherboard for AMD's Socket FM2+ processors. We kicked the tires and turned up the clocks to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

MSI's X99S MPower motherboard reviewed
— 3:35 PM on January 27, 2015

MSI's blacked-out X99S MPower motherboard is a menacing beast primed for overclocked CPUs and multi-card graphics. It's also peppered with slick little touches, like...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Here are more glamor shots of MSI's USB Type-C motherboard
— 1:34 PM on January 8, 2015

MSI's Z97A Gaming 6 is the first motherboard we've seen with a USB 3.1 Type-C port. The official MSI photo we posted the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Asus' X99-A motherboard reviewed
— 11:41 PM on October 30, 2014

Rather than loading up on flashy extras and extraneous accessories, Asus' X99-A motherboard focuses on the basics. It has a sensible spec, loads of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 motherboard reviewed
— 1:06 PM on October 15, 2014

With Broadwell compatibility and a secondary M.2 socket connected to four PCIe Gen3 lanes in the CPU, ASRock's Z97 Extreme6 might just be the most...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Gigabyte's X99-UD4 motherboard reviewed
— 12:03 AM on October 3, 2014

Buying into Intel's high-end desktop platform doesn't have to be exorbitantly expensive. Gigabyte's X99-UD4 motherboard offers an affordable path to Haswell-E, and it doesn't...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Intel's Xeon E5-2687W v3 processor reviewed
— 3:51 PM on September 8, 2014

If you thought Haswell-E was something, wait til you get a load of the EP variant. This server-grade monster has up to 18 cores...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

Asus' X99 Deluxe motherboard reviewed
— 11:01 AM on August 29, 2014

Haswell-E is finally here, and so is a new wave of motherboards based on its X99 companion chip. We've spent some quality time with...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Core i7-4790K 'Devil's Canyon' overclocking revisited
— 7:06 PM on July 23, 2014

Can a retail version of the Core i7-4790K paired up with a fancy MSI Z97 MPower motherboard reach higher speeds than our early sample? We're...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

Biostar's Hi-Fi Z97WE motherboard reviewed
— 11:14 PM on July 16, 2014

Biostar's latest Haswell motherboard sells for only $125, but it's specced like pricier alternatives. You get an overclocking-friendly Z97 chipset, PCIe slots primed for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards