Computex doesn't start till tomorrow but over at Gigabyte's booth that's still under construction, we managed to catch hold our first glimpses of motherboards based on the Intel X79 chipset for Sandy Bridge-E CPUs and AMD Llano CPUs. Check these out and more!
AMD's hopes for the desktop market are in the hands of its upcoming next-gen CPU architecture, codenamed Bulldozer. While speculation continues over whether the new processors will be delayed, the supporting motherboards are coming out as scheduled. Here's our preview of three AMD 990FX boards from ASUS, ECS and MSI.
The glitch that bugged Intel's Cougar Point chipsets may have taken most of the headlines, but Intel's P67 and H67 chipsets came with some unwelcome restrictions. Enter the Intel Z68 Express, which promises to be the superior Sandy Bridge chipset with its new Intel Smart Response Technology.
With around two weeks to the official launch, Z68 motherboards are making their way to reviewers around the world. We take a quick look at Gigabyte's high-end Z68 offering, the GA-Z68X-UD7-B3.
With its support for both embedded and discrete graphics and a new feature dubbed Intel Smart Response, the Intel Z68 Express is the chipset many enthusiasts feel should have been released with the Sandy Bridge processors earlier this year. Is it really the case? We preview the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO.
ASRock has done it again. The manufacturer known for its esoteric board designs has married the latest Intel P67 chipset with the older LGA1156 Lynnfield based Intel Core processor, bringing native SATA 6Gbps support along the way. Is this the board that some upgraders have been holding out for?
AMD's Brazos platform is off to a decent start, finding its way into mini notebooks and compact desktops. Two more such motherboards have arrived from ASUS and Sapphire. Find out if they meet our expectations.
Bought a new Sandy Bridge processor recently and raring to overclock it? We tested five premium Intel P67 motherboards from the industry's biggest players - ASRock, ASUS, ECS, Gigabyte and MSI. Find out which emerged top of the class.
Yes, we know all about the glitch affecting Intel's 6 series chipsets for Sandy Bridge processors. It's disappointing to have to wait for the newer, revised motherboards, but that just means more time to do proper research. To help you pick your next mainstream H67 motherboard, here's our small roundup.
With Intel's Z68 chipset still some time away, manufacturers like ASUS have been trying to drum up the high-end enthusiast crowd with special editions. The ASUS Rampage III Black Edition is one such board based on Intel's X58 chipset. Here's a closer look at this upcoming board.