Motherboards

To support the launch of Intel's latest 12th generation 'Alder Lake' processors, Intel has also pulled the trigger on its latest Z690 motherboard chipset. Using a new LGA1700 socket, some of the most significant advancements with Alder Lake and Z690 include PCIe 5.0 support from the processor, as well as a PCIe 4.0 x8 link from the processor to the chipset. In this article, we're taking a closer look at over 30+ different DDR4 enabled motherboards designed to not only use the processing power of Alder Lake but offer users a myriad of high-class and premium features.

Best Intel Motherboards: Holiday 2021

The month of November has been a busy one for Intel, as the long-awaited release of its 12th generation Alder Lake processors launched and has since made its way...

0 by Gavin Bonshor 6 days ago

Best AMD Motherboards: Holiday 2021

The month of November is undoubtedly a good chance to pick up a hardware bargain due to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on offer. While this makes things...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/23/2021

The Intel Z690 Motherboard Overview (DDR5): Over 50+ New Models

To support the launch of Intel's latest 12th generation 'Alder Lake' processors, Intel has also pulled the trigger on its latest Z690 motherboard chipset. Using a new LGA1700 socket...

124 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/9/2021

The ASRock X570S PG Riptide Motherboard Review: A Wave of PCIe 4.0 Support on A Budget

Officially announced at Computex 2021, AMD and its vendors unveiled a new series of AM4 based motherboards for Ryzen 5000 processors. The new X570S chipset is, really, not that...

38 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/22/2021

The EVGA Z590 Dark Motherboard Review: For Extreme Enthusiasts

Getting the most out of Intel's Core i9-11900K primarily relies on two main factors: premium cooling for the chip itself, and a solid motherboard acting as the foundation. And...

25 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/15/2021

The EVGA X570 Dark Motherboard Review: A Dark Beast For Ryzen

Quite a few of the motherboards we have reviewed over the last month have been aimed at enthusiasts with a penchant for extreme overclocking. Today's review focuses on the...

36 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/8/2021

ASRock Rack Lists WRX80D8-2T Motherboard For Ryzen Threadripper Pro

ASRock Rack has listed a new motherboard on its website supporting AMD's latest Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000WX series of processors. The ASRock Rack WRX80D8-2T is currently under 'preliminary' status...

17 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/4/2021

EVGA Releases the X570 Dark: First Ryzen Motherboard from EVGA, Built for OC

Back in July, we reported that EVGA was teasing its first AMD-based motherboard since the AM2+ days. Fast forward to now, and that dream of an EVGA model for...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/23/2021

The ASRock Z590 OC Formula Review: An Iconic Brand Revival

Whether overclocking the CPU is your cup of morning tea/coffee/something stronger or not, there are specific motherboards built by professional overclockers and engineers designed to squeeze out as much...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/10/2021

Multi-chip Intel Core i9-11900K Overclocking Review: Four Boards, Cryo Cooling

Back in March, Intel unveiled its 11th generation of desktop processors codenamed Rocket Lake. In its lineup, the flagship desktop chip is the Core i9-11900K, with eight cores, sixteen...

55 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/30/2021

MSI Launches MEG X570S Ace Max Motherboard, Max Out Ryzen 5000

On the back of a myriad of new motherboard launches based on AMD's X570 chipset, we have the MSI MEG X570S Ace Max. The new Max motherboard supersedes the...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/18/2021

Colorful Launches Two White Mini-ITX Motherboards For Intel Rocket Lake

Colorful has unveiled two new motherboards designed for Intel Rocket Lake and Comet Lake processors. The CVN B560I Gaming V20 and CVN B560I Gaming Frozen are based on the...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/16/2021

ASUS Unveils N5105I-IM-A, Intel Jasper Lake in Mini-ITX Form

Back in January, Intel launched its Jasper Lake platform with a range of dual-core and quad-core Tremont Atom-based processors.. Primarily aimed at the notebook and Chromebook market, Intel's Jasper...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/16/2021

ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WIFI Motherboard Review: Is $260 Mid-Range or High-End?

Despite the Z590 chipset being the premium option for Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake processors, and the boards starting around $200, not every model is there to decimate the...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/10/2021

ASRock Z590 Steel Legend WiFi 6E Review: Z590 On A Budget

Over the past six months we've looked at a varied selection of Z590 motherboards. While most of these have been in the mid-range to premium category, today we are...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/6/2021

ASRock Rack Announces Two ATX Ice Lake SP Motherboards

ASRock Rack has unveiled two new motherboards designed for Intel's Ice Lake SP platform, the SPC621D8 and the SPC621D8-2L2T. Both boards feature a single LGA4189 socket design on an...

4 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/3/2021

The GIGABYTE MZ72-HB0 (Rev 3.0) Motherboard Review: Dual Socket 3rd Gen EPYC

Back in March, we reviewed AMD's latest Zen 3 based EPYC 7003 processors, including the 64-core EPYC 7763 and 7713. We've updated the data back in June with a...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/2/2021

ASUS Unveils ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme Motherboard: Flagship X570

With prices on AMD's Ryzen 5950X 16-core Zen 3 based processor slowly coming back into the realms of MSRP, ASUS is taking advantage of recent events by announcing its...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/2/2021

ASRock Unveils C621A WS Motherboard, Designed for Xeon W-3300 Workstations

On the back of Intel's recent Ice Lake Xeon W-3300 announcement, ASRock has announced one of the first motherboards to support the new processors, the ASRock C621A WS. Some...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/30/2021

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