The launch of the 4th generation Intel Core processors brought with it a new LGA 1150 CPU socket and the Intel 8-series motherboards. We rounded up the top-end Intel Z87-based motherboards from five manufacturers (ASRock, ASUS, ECS, Gigabyte, MSI) and put them through their paces. Find out who came out on top!
The MSI Z87M Gaming motherboard features the Intel Z87 chipset, and comes in the nifty microATX form factor. Targeted at gamers who need to build a compact gaming system for the living room, the board can also double up as a high-end HTPC. Read on to check out its features!
The ASUS Maximus VI Impact mini-ITX motherboard is the first of its kind from the Republic of Gamers series. On top of the generous bundle of add-on cards that include the SupremeFX Impact discrete sound card and the mPCIe Combo card, the board even has a digital 8 + 2 power delivery system, typical of ATX boards.
The ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Intel Z87 is a feature rich motherboard that is targeted at overclockers and power users. With its new bundled OC Panel, it allows for real-time monitoring and tweaking unlike any other board before it. Its mPCIe Combo II expansion card even supports 802.11ac wireless connectivity and installation of NGFF SSDs!
ASUS has just announced their new range of Intel 8-series motherboards with support for Intel's upcoming 4th-generation Core CPUs. Introducing a new look for some of its Intel Z87 boards, ASUS has also complemented them with a slew of new and exciting features. We showcase some of what we're allowed to report from the seminar.
MSI reveals their first Intel Z87 motherboard and it's from their much hyped Gaming lineage. We take a good first look at their upcoming MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Motherboard in this preview article.