If you want to run a Skylake E3 Xeon, it needs to be placed in a motherboard with either the C232 or C236 chipsets. This is a change from the last generation, and as a result most of the motherboard manufacturers are bringing some of their consumer expertise to new products in order to get a slice of the casual Xeon user pie. We explored a server-like C236 based motherboard in the previous review, and in this review we are taking the latest edition from ASRock’s Gaming range, based on the C232 chipset, for a spin.
DFI unveiled the P55 MI-T36 to the public a couple of months ago. It's an exciting little board based upon the P55 chipset, cut back to the most desirable...
Rajinder Gill on 1/4/2010
MSI continues their quest to become one of the top high-end motherboard makers with the P55 Trinergy, with a price to match.
Rajinder Gill on 12/23/2009
We take a look at Biostar's top end P55 motherboard and find that it really is a heavyweight contender with a middle range price tag.
Rajinder Gill on 11/25/2009
In our first P55 Overclocking showdown we take a look at the top boards from ASUS, EVGA, and Gigabyte. One failed, the other three made it through our torture...
Rajinder Gill on 11/6/2009
If you plan on overclocking your P55 past current 4.3GHz limits on air or water, you need to be aware of potential problems with current socket designs.
Rajinder Gill on 10/15/2009
We provide an in-depth review of MSI's midrange P55 offering and find a great board in need of a few adjustments.
Gary Key on 10/10/2009
We take our first look at two of the budget micro-ATX P55 offerings from Gigabyte and ASRock. Who wins, who loses, does it really matter if both boards are...
Gary Key on 10/5/2009
We compare the performance of AMD's latest HD 5870 GPU on Intel's latest Core i7/P55 platform to see if it can keep up with the Core i7/X58 platform.
Gary Key on 9/29/2009
We take a quick look at clock for clock comparisons against the Core i7/920 and Phenom II x4 965 BE when overclocked.
Gary Key on 9/15/2009
ASUS and NVIDIA gave us a chance to preview the world's second mini-ITX Ion motherboard: the AT3N7A-I. We took this opportunity to round up the three DIY Ion...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2009
As the P55 platform release (official) date fast approaches, we want to know your opinion on a few subjects.
Gary Key on 8/25/2009
We're less than a month away from the biggest deployment of Intel's Nehalem architecture ever. Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon, motherboard manufacturers, memory vendors and even NVIDIA...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/20/2009
We provide a first look at undervolting AMD's latest and greatest processor. Will our initial results make Al Gore proud?
Gary Key on 8/14/2009
We provide our initial analysis on AMD's update to the venerable 780G chipset. Does it provide a generational leap in performance or just a new paint job and...
Gary Key on 8/4/2009
Two months after the launch of Zotac's Ion motherboard we have a new revision that properly enables wake-on-USB support. HTPC enthusiasts rejoice!
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/27/2009
We discuss AMD's upcoming IG release since the platform is not ready for testing.
Gary Key on 7/14/2009
We take an early look at ASRock's new X58 budget offering and find a board full of features and performance to boot.
Gary Key on 7/2/2009
We provide a first look at MSI's impressive $169 X58 motherboard based on the uATX form factor. Does MSI have a winner here? We think so.
Gary Key on 5/23/2009
At your request I dove deeper into wake on USB issues, overclocking, Flash video performance and power consumption with Zotac's Ion.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/19/2009
We tie up some loose ends as we examine the final retail version of the EVGA X58 Classified.
Rajinder Gill on 5/8/2009