EVGA has just launched its flagship socket LGA2011 motherboard, the X79 Dark (model: 150-SE-E789-KR). This motherboard is basically designed for open-air benches which require a case that can accommodate E-ATX motherboards measuring 304.8×263.5mm (LxW). It extracts power from a combination of 24-pin ATX input, two 8pin EPS inputs and a 6-pin PCIe input to keep the power steady for add-on cards. Surplus features are found on the motherboard for CPU and VGA over clockers. EVGA set out a brand new UEFI setup program interface in addition to onboard controls, EVBot support, consolidated voltage measurement points which first appeared with some of its finest Z-87 based motherboards.
Zotac has announced a new mini-ITX motherboard for Intel 4th Generation Core processors in their H87-ITX WiFi motherboard. Of course as you can guess from the name the H87-ITX WiFi is based on Intel’s H87 Express chipset. ASRock says this board was designed for small form factor users that demand a compact PC without sacrificing performance or features.
For quite a while now ASUS’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) motherboards have been the top of the line motherboards which offer very high-end and unique hardware and software features. For this reason they are a top choice of many enthusiasts and gamers. The one thing that keeps these boards out of the hands of many people is the price tag. The top of the line Maximus VI Extreme is currently selling for $399.99, which is quite a lot to just pay for a motherboard. ASUS knows that and wanted to give people the chance to get their hands on a Republic of Gamers board. That is where the Maximus VI Hero comes in, at just $229.99 it will still give you many of the same ROG features without some of the more “Extreme” ones that you may not use. This motherboard is designed for Intel’s latest 4th generation Haswell Core processors using the LGA1150 socket. Read on as we take this motherboard for a spin and see what all it has to offer.
We know a lot about ASRock’s top of the line Z87 OC Formula motherboard. It has quite a lot of features specially made for overclockers, but one that really stands out is the conformal coating on the PCB. This protects the motherboard from conductive liquids, dust, moisture, corrosion, extreme temperatures, oxygen, Ozone and UV light. At Computex ASRock had a live demo of water running over a Z87 OC Motherboard that was powered on and running!
When ASUS announced their Republic of Gamers Z87 motherboards there was one missing, a Formula board. ASUS told us it would be coming, but we did not know when or why they didn’t just announce it. They wanted to announce it at Computex and go over many of its new exclusive features. It is one good looking motherboard!
We thought we knew all of ASUS’s Republic of Gamers motherboards for Haswell, but it looks like ASUS had a very special one hiding. Announced today at Computex was the ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VI Impact motherboard and yes it is a mini-ITX motherboard! Read on as we have all of the details!
We have been talking about Intel getting out of the desktop motherboard business for quite some time now, but they are going to be releasing a few desktop boards to go along with their upcoming Haswell processors. These could be the last Intel board we ever see! The guys over at eTeknix have done a lengthy preview of the Intel DZ87KLT-75K motherboard.
MSI’s Z87 XPower overclocking motherboard has been one of the Z87 motherboards we have been most excited about. MSI has been teasing this board all month and now we have even more details on the board as Chinadiy has unveiled a full preview of the board which gives you all of the details of what the Z87 XPower Overclocking motherboard has to offer. Read on to check it out!
MSI has not said much about their Z87 line of gaming motherboards. All of the information about the gaming motherboards is already up on their website, but MSI has been busy promoting and teasing their Z87 XPower and MPower boards. Well the Z87A-GD65 gaming motherboard has won the Best Choice Award, the official award of COMPUTEX TAIPEI. The Best Choice Award has always focused on Functionality, Innovation and Market Potential as the main judging guideline.
We have seen many motherboard manufacturers reveal their Z87 motherboards, but EVGA has not been one of them, until now! They are teasing their upcoming Z87 Classified motherboard, which will be the flagship motherboard in their Z87 line. Also shown in the photo you see below is their new UEFI BIOS, which looks to be much improved.