While the desktop PC industry has been reported as shrinking these last few quarters, the dichotomy rests in a drive towards the smaller form factors while the large under-the-desk systems market remains steady. This would suggest a split between mini-ITX and ATX users, leaving micro-ATX platforms stranded in the middle. Is there still room in the market for this form factor? Today we review MSI’s take on FM2+ and micro-ATX with the A88XM-E35.

ASUS Introduces Z87-Deluxe/Quad: World’s First Thunderbolt 2 Certified Motherboard

For those that might not be too familiar with the standard, Thunderbolt is Intel’s high-bandwidth, do-everything connector, designed as a potential future path for all things external to a...

56 by Jarred Walton on 8/19/2013

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

ASRock Z87M OC Formula Review: mATX OC at $190

The typical mainstay for the overclocker is the ATX size, with ample room for large coolers and multi-GPU setups. Is micro-ATX up to scratch? ASRock thinks so...

26 by Ian Cutress on 8/14/2013

MSI Z87 XPower Review: Our First Z87 with PLX8747

When it comes to motherboard extravagance, X58 heralded some mightily expensive boards, and a choice few from X79 and Z77 also raised this baton. So where does a...

35 by Ian Cutress on 8/12/2013

ASRock Z87 OC Formula/AC Review

When we tested the ASRock Z77 OC Formula, I described it as ‘the best ASRock motherboard I have ever tested’. Today we test the Z87 version to see...

23 by Ian Cutress on 7/26/2013

Intel Z87 Motherboard Review with Haswell: Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock and ASUS

Talk about Haswell and Z87 has circulated the internet for many quarters – today we reap the benefits of the wait and get our chance to review both the...

56 by Ian Cutress on 6/27/2013

Competitive Overclocking: The GIGABYTE OC Lab and HWBot.org

Every field has enthusiasts – the users that obsess over the smallest details to get the best, to be the best, and excel in their field. Well it turns...

18 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2013

Building a mini-ITX Haswell System with ASUS [video]

For our final installment, JJ put together a bunch of components for a mini-ITX Haswell build and took us through his build process. The motherboard itself is a Z87-I...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/18/2013

Overclocking Haswell on ASUS' 8-Series Motherboards [video]

After giving us a tour of ASUS' 8-series Haswell motherboards and its updated UEFI interface, JJ took us through overclocking a Core i7-4770K using ASUS' new software and UEFI...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/12/2013

Computex 2013: ECS launches a Gaming Range: GANK, AGGRO and KILLSTEAL

One of the more esoteric showcasing at Computex was from ECS. In recent chipset and processor launches more and more motherboard companies are jumping on the bandwagon for...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2013

ASUS 8-Series Haswell Motherboard Video Series

For the past week we've been publishing a series of videos recorded with ASUS about its new lineup of 8-series Haswell motherboards. With two more videos to come, I...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2013

Computex 2013: Galaxy Expanding into Motherboards, PSUs, SSDs

Galaxy is known more for their graphics cards, and in particular the HOF/SOC series of high end NVIDIA cards - some models of which have featured a white PCB...

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/8/2013

Computex 2013: ASRock Z87 with 22 SATA Ports [Update]

For X79 and Z77 ASRock have released an Extreme11 model, known for being high price due to the integrated PLX and LSI 2308 RAID chips to provide extra PCIe...

27 by Ian Cutress on 6/7/2013

ASUS 8-Series Haswell Motherboards: New UEFI Tour [video]

Earlier this week we watched JJ give us a thorough overview of ASUS' new 8-series motherboard lineup. In today's video, JJ takes us through ASUS' new 8-series UEFI setup...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/6/2013

ASUS' Haswell 8-Series Motherboard Lineup

Like clockwork, JJ from ASUS showed up at the studio last month with a ton of 8-series Haswell motherboards in tow. JJ gave us a tour of what's new...

67 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2013

ASUS ROG Press Conference: ROG Maximus VI Formula and Impact

ASUS ROG Press Conference: Motherboards For at least every Computex I have attended, ASUS have put on a show – the ROG press conference. This is ASUS’ opportunity to...

27 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2013

Gigabyte Launching Two New Haswell Xeon Server Motherboards

On the back of the Haswell launch a Gigabyte email dropped in our inbox regarding a pair of new single socket workstation motherboards they are launching for Haswell Xeons...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2013

Gigabyte's 8-Series Haswell Motherboard Tour [video]

Today is all about Haswell and Gigabyte is kicking things off with a video tour of some of their Haswell motherboard lineup. Colin from Gigabyte stopped by a couple...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2013

Haswell Z87 Motherboard Preview: 50+ Motherboards from ASUS, Gigabyte, ASRock, MSI, ECS, Biostar and EVGA

With time quickly approaching the launch of Haswell, leaks on both motherboards and CPU performance are coming out of the woodworks. Similar to our advance Ivy Bridge coverage...

71 by Ian Cutress on 5/22/2013

Gigabyte Z77-HD4 Review

While most of the focus for motherboards is on the big models, what happens when we get down to the lower price points? If you want a basic...

64 by Ian Cutress on 5/19/2013

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