Gigabyte has three very distinct motherboard lines in their X99 lineup and offer quite a lot of motherboards compared to most brands. They have their G1 Gaming Series, Overclocking Series, and Ultra Durable series. While the specific motherboards in each category are targeted at a certain type of user, many of their features cross into each category. For example the G1 Gaming series motherboards overclock quite well. Since the X99 chipset has been out for a little while now we are seeing a second wave of motherboards from manufacturers. The X99-Gaming 5P from Gigabyte is one such motherboard and is the replacement for the soon to be retired X99-Gaming 5. Gigabyte has actually added new features to this motherboard to make it even better. Let’s jump in!
BIOSTAR got into the Z170 motherboard action at Computex 2015 showing off their high-end Gaming Z170X motherboard. As you can guess by the name of the board it is targeted at gamers and features a 14 phase power design, four DDR4 slots, three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, and two M.2 slots.
ASUS was also showing off some Z170 goodness at Computex with their Z170 Pro motherboard, which will be part of their mainland series. The color design is black with white accents, much like what we saw on their X99 mainland series motherboards. The motherboard will feature a 15 phase DIGI+VRM design.
Gigabyte has just released a new dual-socket workstation motherboard in their MW70-3S0. This is a dual Intel LGA2011v3 socket motherboard that has quite a lot of features for the most demanding users.
ASUS has just rolled out a new value Micro-ATX motherboard in their N3150M-E. It is based on the new Intel Celeron N3150 SoC “Braswell.” This 14nm SoC has a quad-core CPU based on the “Airmont” architecture, an integrated GPU with 12 execution units, and a dual-channel DDR3L-1600 memory controller.
Gigabyte has released their latest motherboard, which is the Z97X-Game Plus. It has been designed to compete with products like the ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer that are loaded with gamer-centric features at around the $150 price point. The board will be particularly appealing to gamers doing NVIDIA builds as the color scheme of the board is black with neon green accents.
It is not often we see limited edition motherboards, maybe one or two a year maybe. So when ASUS said they were sending me a limited edition motherboard I was quite excited. The color white in the PC enthusiast scene has become extremely popular over the past couple of years. PC case manufacturers have really adopted it with a wide variety of all white cases, there are white power supplies, even a few all-white graphics cards, but a white motherboard is something very hard to come by. ASUS is changing all of that with their Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Limited Edition Motherboard. This motherboard is part of ASUS’s TUF (The Ultimate Force) line of motherboards so it has the TUF Thermal Armor and TUF Fortifier. ASUS has changed the colors of these to arctic (white) camo to give the motherboard a truly unique look. On top of that they have actually built the motherboard on a completely white PCB. Not only is this truly unique it really makes the motherboard look amazing. Being an ASUS motherboard that is part of the TUF series it has quite a lot of features as well, let’s take a look!
MSI, world leading in motherboard design, debuts the world’s first USB 3.1 featured AMD GAMING motherboard, the 990FXA GAMING. Delivering blazing fast USB performance, up to 2 times faster than USB 3.0, the new 990FXA GAMING motherboard offers two USB 3.1 ports, which are fully backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.
ASRock has already built the first LGA2011v2 Mini-ITX motherboard. This allowed you to have a very impressive small form factor system, although you only had the ability to have dual-channel memory. Now they have done it, their latest motherboard, the EPC612D4I, gives you quad channel memory on the Mini-ITX form factor!
Gigabyte has announced a new LGA2011v3 motherboard in the X99-SLI. This board is almost identical to the X99-UD4, which we recently reviewed. It is not a re-brand though because the PCB is actually different between the two. I assume Gigabyte is releasing this motherboard to make the most out of the pre-Summer sales season.
Jul 07, 2015 0