Two Intel X99 motherboads compared: ASUS X99-Deluxe & ASRock X99 Extreme6

Two Intel X99 motherboads compared: ASUS X99-Deluxe & ASRock X99 Extreme6

The Intel X99 chipset is the foundation of the ultimate desktop PC platform today. We pit two different Intel X99 motherboards from ASUS and ASRock with the top-end Intel Core i7-5960X CPU to find out what they bring to the table. Who knows, one of them could be your next motherboard upgrade!

Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

The Intel X99 chipset is the first desktop platform to feature quad-channel DDR4 memory modules and pair with the new LGA2011-v3 CPU socket that supports the 8-core Intel Core i7-5960X CPU. Together, they are touted to be ultimate desktop PC platform. If you're not familiar, this primer is for you.

ASUS B85-Pro Gamer motherboard makes affordable gaming DIY systems possible

ASUS B85-Pro Gamer motherboard makes affordable gaming DIY systems possible

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The ASUS B85-Pro Gamer is billed as an affordable gaming board that would make a budget DIY enthusiast pleased as punch! Sporting the previous generation Intel B85 chipset, this full ATX board attempts to make up for lost time with a fine balance of performance and features. Despite being late to the party, is it really good value?

ASRock Z97 Anniversary motherboard – Easy to OC, but stripped to the bone

ASRock Z97 Anniversary motherboard – Easy to OC, but stripped to the bone

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The ASRock Z97 Anniversary is touted as the ideal full ATX motherboard for the Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition processor. It also boasts of ASRock Pentium Anniversary Boost technology for easy overclocking. Devoid of any extra features, we check out how it performs with its back to basics design mantra.

First Looks: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK

First Looks: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK

The Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK is a gaming-centric board with its exclusive AMP-UP audio technology and support for quad-GPU setups. In addition, the board has been subjected to stringent system stress tests, and certified to offer outstanding durability. Join us as we uncover more details!

First Looks: ASUS Z97-Deluxe (NFC & WLC) Motherboard

First Looks: ASUS Z97-Deluxe (NFC & WLC) Motherboard

The ASUS Z97-Deluxe full ATX motherboard comes with a generous bundle of accessories, on top of its slew of new features. They range from its M.2 interface to its pair of SATA Express connectors; in addition, the board has upgraded its system optimization feature to the new 5-Way Optimization! Read on to uncover all the details.

First Looks: MSI Z97 XPower AC Motherboard

First Looks: MSI Z97 XPower AC Motherboard

The MSI XPower AC motherboard is targeted at overclockers. With mounting options for liquid cooling tubes at its heatsinks, delid die guard and many more features, it's unmistakable that the board will also meet the needs of extreme overclocking. Read on to uncover more features of this flagship board from the company's Overclocking series.

MSI Takes Devil's Canyon to 6.4GHz, Then Serves Orange Sorbet

MSI Takes Devil's Canyon to 6.4GHz, Then Serves Orange Sorbet

Professional overclockers Lucky_n00b and Coldest from Indonesia turned up at Computex 2014 to showcase the overclocking potential of MSI's Z97 MPower Max AC motherboard taking Intel's just announced K-series Devil's Canyon processor to 6.4GHz. ZOMG!

Gigabyte Launches 34 Intel 9 Series Motherboards, Sets New Overclocking Record

Gigabyte Launches 34 Intel 9 Series Motherboards, Sets New Overclocking Record

Gigabyte announces four major motherboard series, launches full range of Intel Series 9 boards for all segments, teases limited edition memory OC board and breaks current overclocking world record, all in one afternoon at Computex 2014.

First Looks: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer

First Looks: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer

The ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer is a motherboard targeted at gamers, designed by gamers. Onboard, you'll find Killer E2200 Gigabit LAN controller, and multi-GPU support with up to 3-way AMD CrossFireX, and NVIDIA quad-SLI configurations. Find out what else is in its arsenal of features.

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