Upgrading from Intel X79 to Intel X99: Is it worthwhile for gamers?

Upgrading from Intel X79 to Intel X99: Is it worthwhile for gamers?

Later this year, Intel will debut a new high-end desktop platform codenamed Broadwell-E. If you're still hanging on to the older Intel X79 platform, the release of a new CPU could send prices of the current Haswell-E processors tumbling. Would that make the X99 platform a worthwhile option? We lay out the results and recommendations.

Photos: Arctic-themed ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S motherboard

Photos: Arctic-themed ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S motherboard

Sometimes there's just no better way to stand out than with an all-white build. Click through to feast your eyes on the ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S, an arctic-themed board from ASUS.

The ultimate Intel Z170 motherboard shootout: Battle of the flagships

The ultimate Intel Z170 motherboard shootout: Battle of the flagships

Now that Intel Skylake is out in the wild, this is the best time in a long while to build a high-end gaming rig. But which Z170 motherboard should you get? We pit the flagship Z170 motherboards from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI against each other to find out!

High-end Intel Z170 motherboards duke it out

High-end Intel Z170 motherboards duke it out

Have you set aside a pretty budget for your new Skylake system? Maybe one of these motherboards will make it into your next rig. Read on to find out which one you should get!

First looks: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 motherboard

First looks: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 motherboard

The Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1 pulls out all the stops in providing an ultra-high-end solution for DIY enthusiasts. Here's a preview of what the board has to offer. Be warned: it is not at all cheap.

Honey, I shrunk the boards! Intel Z170 boards for your mini-ITX system

Honey, I shrunk the boards! Intel Z170 boards for your mini-ITX system

Performance doesn't always have to come in a large package. These mini-ITX Intel Z170 motherboards show that it's never wise to judge a book by its cover!

More Intel 100 series motherboards: H170, H110, and B150 chipset boards unveiled

More Intel 100 series motherboards: H170, H110, and B150 chipset boards unveiled

Find Intel Z170 boards too pricey? More Intel 100 series motherboards have been announced, and we've rounded up boards based on the more affordable H170, B150, and H110 chipsets from key manufacturers to give you an idea of what's available now.

ASRock launches new Intel Z170 motherboards for gamers and overclockers

ASRock launches new Intel Z170 motherboards for gamers and overclockers

ASRock has taken the wraps off its Intel Z170 motherboards at a launch event for power users and the media. The new boards span a wide range, with models that will cater to both mainstream users and enthusiasts.

Preview: MSI Z170A Gaming M7 motherboard

Preview: MSI Z170A Gaming M7 motherboard

We managed to get our hands on the MSI Z170A Gaming M7 motherboard to bring you a preview of the features you can expect from MSI's latest boards!

ASUS debuts full line-up of Intel Z170 Skylake motherboards

ASUS debuts full line-up of Intel Z170 Skylake motherboards

ASUS has unveiled its entire line-up of Intel Z170 motherboards that will support the new LGA 1151 Skylake processors. The new motherboards include the regular Z170 Signature series boards, the TUF series, and the enthusiast-oriented ROG boards.

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