Motherboards

It has been a busy couple of months for both Intel and AMD, as well as their partner motherboard manufacturers. The release of AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 series processors back in September marked the start of a new era for AMD and its AM5 platform – although AM4 isn't quite dead yet. With the launch of Ryzen 7000 and AM5 comes support for DDR5 memory, which provides benefits to performance and gets AMD setup to use what is becoming the current generation of memory for the industry. But unlike Intel's 13th and 12th Gen Core series processors, AMD dropped any support for DDR4 memory, opting to fully focus on next-generation memory and the long-term prospects of the platform. This has meant that users looking to...

NZXT Unveils N7 Z790 Motherboard for Intel 13th Gen Core Series

With a lot of news and info dropping on Intel's latest Z790 chipset using the LGA1700 socket, NZXT has pulled the trigger and announced its N7 Z790 motherboard. Available...

17 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/27/2022

ASRock Announces New AM5 BIOS Design, Promises Faster Booting Times

In preparation for AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors, which will launch on September 27th, ASRock has announced that it has developed a new BIOS for its AM5 motherboards. ASRock...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/9/2022

MSI Unveils X670 Pricing Ahead of AMD Ryzen 7000 Launch, Starting at $290

Ahead of the launch of AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 processors, which will hit retail shelves on September 27th, MSI unveiled pricing on four of its X670/X670E motherboards. Given the...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/8/2022

The MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI (DDR5) Motherboard Review: A Decent Mid-Ranged Z690

As we near the end of Intel's 12th Gen (Alder Lake) life cycle, its 13th Gen Core series is expected to be due by the end of the year...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/8/2022

AMD Announces B650 Extreme Chipset for Ryzen 7000: PCIe 5.0 For Mainstream

Over the last couple of months, the rumor mill surrounding AMD's impending Ryzen 7000 processors for desktops has been in overdrive. Although Lisa Su unveiled Zen 4 back at...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/29/2022

ASUS Unveils Crosshair X670E Gene, Premium Micro-ATX AM5 Motherboard for Ryzen 7000

Over the years, multiple motherboards have captivated the market at various price points. Models like the Hero and the Formula are staples of ASUS's premium but popular ROG-themed offerings...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/23/2022

Best Intel Motherboards: August 2022

While the competition between Intel and AMD set to bring about another era of strong competition in the coming months, there's still plenty of superb performance to be had...

0 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/18/2022

ASRock Releases Raptor Lake BIOS Updates For Its 600 Series Motherboards

While Intel has yet to officially announce its next (13th) generation of Core processors, this isn't stopping motherboard manufacturers from releasing products for them. Always eager to slide ahead...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/29/2022

The ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard Review: A Solid Option For Alder Lake

Over the last six months since Intel launched its 12th Gen Core series of processors, we've looked at several Alder Lake desktop CPUs and seen how competitive they are...

40 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/15/2022

NZXT Announce N7 and N5 Z690 Motherboards for Intel 12th Gen Core Processors

NZXT has announced a pair of new motherboards designed for Intel's 12th Gen Core processors: the N7 Z690 and N5 Z690. The N7 Z690 positions itself as the premium...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/1/2022

Computex 2022: ASRock Unveils X670E Taichi and Taichi Carrara Edition Motherboards

At Computex 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan, ASRock has lifted the lid on a few of its X670E motherboards designed for AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7000 series of processors. The first...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/25/2022

Computex 2022: MSI Announces Three AM5 Motherboards For Ryzen 7000 Processors

During Computex 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan, MSI unveiled four AM5 motherboards designed for AMD's Ryzen 7000 processors, which will be landing later this year. Currently announced are the premium...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/24/2022

Computex 2022: ASUS Unveils ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme Motherboard for Ryzen 7000

Following on from AMD's official announcement during Computex 2022 that its highly anticipated Ryzen 7000 series of processors will land sometime in Q4 2022, ASUS has lifted the lid...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/24/2022

GIGABYTE Issues Recall on Z690I Aorus Ultra Motherboards, Citing PCIe Gen 4 Issues

GIGABYTE has officially announced that it is offering an RMA replacement service for users that have purchased one of its key mini-ITX models for Intel's 12th Gen Core series...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/16/2022

The Intel W680 Chipset Overview: Alder Lake Workstations Get ECC Memory and Overclocking Support

Earlier this month Intel quietly launched its W680 chipset, the company's workstation-focused chipset for its 12th Gen Core (Alder Lake) processors. Unlike the current generation of consumer desktop chipsets...

79 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/9/2022

The GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master Mobo Review: 10GbE Rounds Out A Premium Board

The latest motherboard to grace our test bench is the GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master, which hails from its Aorus gaming series and sits just one step below its Aorus...

37 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/25/2022

EVGA Unleashes Z690 Dark K|NGP|N Edition Motherboard: Alder Lake Goes Extreme

Although these long, cold, and dark nights are starting to come to an end, EVGA has launched its darkest and most devilish desktop motherboard to date, the EVGA Z690...

25 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/18/2022

The MSI MEG Z690 Unify (DDR5) Motherboard Review: The All-Black Option

With the Unify, we are looking at a premium model with support for DDR5 memory, but it doesn't feature any RGB LED lighting. The MSI MEG Z690 Unify represents...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/18/2022

CES 2022: ASUS Unveils ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

During CES 2022, ASUS announced its H670, B660, and H610 motherboards designed for Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processors. Among the launch of five new ROG Strix models for...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/7/2022

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