Server motherboards, unlike consumer motherboards, are never bought for looks. It is all about function, and the GIGABYTE GA-6PXSV3 we are reviewing today is aiming to supply enough at the lower end of the extreme workstation segment. Here we have an ATX motherboard akin to our usual socket 2011 platform but with server level features such as Xeon/RDIMM ECC support, an ASpeed AST2300 remote management controller and a focus on virtualized environments.

MSI X79A-GD45 Plus Review: Building Up

Breaking into the X79 game at this late stage is a rough business. The major action was at the Sandy Bridge-E launch, and the Ivy Bridge-E release was...

33 by Ian Cutress on 2/14/2014

ASUS P9X79-E WS Review: Xeon meets PLX for 7x

Alongside their line of channel and ROG motherboards, ASUS also has business (B/Q chipset) and Workstation (WS) lines for professional markets. The goal of these products is compatibility...

51 by Ian Cutress on 1/10/2014

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Review

When Ivy Bridge-E arrived, there was discontent at the lack of a new chipset. Users who wanted to migrate to the high performance end of the spectrum received...

21 by Ian Cutress on 1/5/2014

ASUS Announces Rampage IV Black Edition, Coming 11/19

The extreme end of Intel’s performance platform is a relatively small end-user market, but despite this we had requests back at Sandy Bridge-E launch to test a good number...

15 by Ian Cutress on 11/8/2013

EVGA X79 Dark Review

Investing into the high performance Intel arena can be expensive. Alongside that $330/$580/$1050 CPU (or more for Xeons) there has to be a motherboard up to the task...

24 by Ian Cutress on 10/23/2013

MSI ‘Master Overclocking Arena’ 2013: The Final

These past few days MSI has held their annual competitive overclocking event, the ‘Master Overclocking Arena’, in Taipei. Following a preliminary overclocking competition online, with tickets evenly distributed...

3 by Ian Cutress on 10/21/2013

GIGABYTE Tease X79 Refresh: X79 G1.Assassin 3

With plenty of eyes all around IDF, there are some oppertune moments to see some exciting hardware on display. Over at VR-Zone, these eyes caught glimpst of GIGABYTE's...

9 by Ian Cutress on 9/12/2013

Best X79 Motherboards, May 2013

Our next set of motherboard recommendations sit at the feet of Sandy Bridge-E, the current de-facto platform for consumer throughput performance. If you have a non-GPU accelerated workload...

28 by Ian Cutress on 5/9/2013

ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Champion and X79 Professional Review: From a Gamer to Gamers

We have a long wait until Ivy Bridge-E hits the shelves, and until that point the dichotomy between the features and price of both Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge...

71 by Ian Cutress on 2/9/2013

Gigabyte X79S-UP5 WiFi Review: Ultra Durable 5 Meets the C606 Chipset

As part of the Computex 2012 show, Gigabyte demonstrated to us their new version of Ultra Durable. This fifth iteration of their power delivery combines their previous features...

16 by Ian Cutress on 9/6/2012

ASRock X79 Extreme11 Review: PCIe 3.0 x16/x16/x16/x16 and LSI 8-Way SAS/SATA

The end of summer marks the start of the X79 refresh line. We are, at best estimates, coming up to half-way in the Sandy Bridge-E life as the...

62 by Ian Cutress on 9/3/2012

ASUS Republic of Gamers and X79 ROG Review – Rampage IV Gene, Formula and Extreme

The Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand has been on the radar for a good five years now. Initially in the form of motherboards, the ROG brand aimed to...

34 by Ian Cutress on 8/3/2012

Gigabyte and the X79 Refresh

Intel's Sandy Bridge-E platform is slated to be with us well into 2013. Thus if you want the highest performing system with no expense spared, there is only...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012

V3 Gaming PC Avenger Review: A New Challenger Appears

We've had a few boutiques come through here, but what V3 Gaming PC wanted to approach us with was something different than we're used to seeing. Many of the...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/16/2012

MSI Big Bang-XPower II X79 Review – A World of Novelty Heatsinks

The cream of the MSI enthusiast range is the Big Bang series – in P55 we got the Trinergy and the Fuzion, for X58 we were treated to the...

45 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2012

More Sandy Bridge E Laptops: Eurocom Panther 4.0 and Maingear Titan 17

Clevo was the first in line to release Sandy Bridge E based laptop a couple of days ago, which naturally means that all the usual suspects that use Clevo's...

10 by Kristian Vättö on 2/8/2012

Clevo Refreshes X7200 With X79-Based P270WM, AVADirect First in Line

Clevo's venerable X7200 notebook has gotten more than a little long in the tooth. The desktop hardware-based behemoth has been sporting the X58 chipset and support for LGA1366 processors...

9 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/6/2012

ASRock X79 Extreme9 Review - Price For Performance?

When you pay more for a product, you expect a better level of everything - performance, features, support. In a motherboard, I'd want all the upgrades - top...

14 by Ian Cutress on 1/24/2012

ECS X79R-AX (Black Extreme) Review

Over the past 12 months I have covered a number of ECS boards, from the Sandy Bridge and Fusion range, including one with a Hydra chip. Looking back...

36 by Ian Cutress on 1/13/2012

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