As part of the ASUS ROG Press Conference today here at Computex, ASUS has announced two of the anticipated members of the Z97 ROG lineup along with an unexpected new ROG entry into the AMD APU market. The Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Impact are Z97 versions of their Z87 brethren, using the enhancements that Z97 brings such as SATA Express, M.2 and lower DPC Latency. The Formula use the full cover body plate similar to the previous version, although it is more styled in the power delivery heatsink area while still containing a combination air/water cooler. In order to reinforce structural rigidity, the rear of the motherboard also has a full cover body plate affixed at nine points around the motherboard. The...

GIGABYTE F2A88X-UP4 Review

In terms of motherboard output, there seems a clear dichotomy between AMD based motherboards and Intel motherboards. Innovation starts on the higher selling Intel ATX products, whereas AMD is...

18 by Ian Cutress on 3/24/2014

ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ Review

For the AMD Kaveri launch, a number of review publications received the FM2A88X Extreme6+ from ASRock. This is a motherboard that was released several months before the Kaveri processors...

43 by Ian Cutress on 3/19/2014

AMD News: A10-6790K, 13.11 Beta6 Drivers, FM2+ Motherboards, Kaveri

AMD held a brief press conference this morning to disclose a new part that should be for sale shortly, the A10-6790K. The performance of the 6790K should be very...

26 by Jarred Walton on 10/28/2013

GIGABYTE Announces FM2+ A88X Series Motherboards for Kaveri

The evolution of the Bulldozer module, through Piledriver, and Steamroller on Kaveri to come has been an eventful journey. Despite recent rumors floating around the Internet reporting delays...

24 by Ian Cutress on 8/16/2013

ECS A85F2-A Golden Review: All That Glitters

All the major motherboard manufacturers run different nomenclature when grouping their channel and high end products. ROG, Fatal1ty and Big Bang are to name a few, and each...

43 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2013

Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 Review – Are PowIRStages Needed with Trinity?

Since Computex back in June, Gigabyte has been pushing a new power delivery system across parts of its motherboard range. This involves an integrated circuit to combine power...

25 by Ian Cutress on 12/14/2012

MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Review: Know Your Platform

The A85X chipset and FM2 socket is supposedly here to stay for Trinity plus one more generation. As a result, AMD needs to make sure that the platform is...

11 by Ian Cutress on 12/11/2012

ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 Review

The answer to the question ‘What makes a good motherboard?’ can generate an alarming number of responses. When a manufacturer starts with a new chipset, the idealized view...

16 by Ian Cutress on 12/3/2012

ASUS F2A85-V Pro Review: A Look at FM2 with A85X

The new release of Trinity processors on the desktop opens up a cascade of issues when it comes to choosing a new motherboard for your Trinity system. The...

66 by Ian Cutress on 10/10/2012

Computex 2012: MSI and Trinity

At the MSI booth, we were treated to several interesting FM2 motherboards for upcoming Trinity desktop processors. In a variety of form factors (including miniITX!), MSI hope to...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2012

Gigabyte meets Trinity - A Computex Look At FM2 and A85

One of the meetings today was with Gigabyte, up on the 36F of the Taipei 101. We got a chance to see close up their FM2 prototype design...

10 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

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