ASUS’s TUF or The Ultimate Force series motherboards are typically reserved for higher-end chipsets, but ASUS has just announced a TUF B85 motherboard. The TUF Trooper B85 is built on the B85 express chipset and supports Intel’s 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors. Of course being a TUF board you get the reliability of it being rigorously tested and all of the TUF components.
When it comes to X99 motherboards we have taken a look at boards from ASUS, MSI, ASRock and EVGA. The company not on that list is Gigabyte and today we are getting our first look at one of their X99 motherboards. The X99-UD4 is set to be a more affordable motherboard in their X99 stack and is not really aimed towards gamers or overclockers, but offers a great set of features any user will appreciate. The board is part of the companies Ultra Durable line and features an all digital power design, 4-way graphics support, dual M.2 slot, SATA Express support, Intel Gigabit LAN, and the companies AMP-UP audio solution. Did I mention the board lights up too? Let’s get the board on the test bench and see if Gigabyte has a winner on their hands.
We are still expecting the launch of Intel’s Skylake processors later this year and with that we will see a whole slew of new motherboards. While we have not heard much it looks like Colorful is showing off their concept for their iGame Z170 motherboard.
ASRock has just announced a new LGA2011v3 motherboard in their X99M-Killer USB 3.1. This motherboard is designed to work with Intel’s Core i7 Haswell-E processors and features the X99 Express chipset. As you could guess by the name this is a micro-ATX motherboard. The board draws power from a 24pin ATX, 8pin EPS and optional 4pin Molex. The board has a 12-phase VRM for the CPU, which is wired to four DDR4 DIMM slots that support quad-channel memory.
ASRock has just unveiled their latest AMD motherboard for gamers on a budget, the Fatal1ty 970 Performance. This board is based off the AMD 970 chipset with the SB950 southbridge. This ATX motherboard will draw power from a combination of 24pin ATX and 8pin EPS power connectors. The board has a 10-phase VRM and will support 220W TDP chips like the AMD FX-9370 and FX-9590.
MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is proud to announce world’s first USB 3.1 featured AMD motherboard, the classy black & white 970A SLI Krait Edition. Delivering blazing fast USB performance, up to 2 times faster than USB 3.0, the new 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard offers two USB 3.1 ports, which are fully backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.
ASUS has a pretty complete line of X99 motherboards. There are a total of 8 motherboards currently in their X99 lineup and they range from sub-$300 boards to the super high-end of almost $500! With so many different boards it might be confusing, but today we will be taking a look at ASUS’s most entry-level X99 motherboard. This motherboard will get you on to the X99 platform for under $300. The motherboard we are talking about is the X99-A and while it is ASUS’s entry-level X99 motherboard it has many great features you just won’t find on other motherboards out there. The board features ASUS’s patent pending OC socket, ASUS’s Dual Intelligent Processors 5, ASUS’s Crystal Sound 2 audio solution, a 32Gb/s M.2 x4 slot, and much more. Will this be the motherboard for your X99 build? Read on as we find out!
Gigabyte has just introduced the 990XA-UD3 R5 Socket AM3+ motherboard, this is their first AM3+ motherboard in a long while. The board is built in the ATX form factor and gets power from a combination of 24pin ATX and 8pin EPS connector. It features a 10-phase VRM, although it does not support AMD’s FX-9000 series processors.
ASUS already has a great lineup of X99 motherboards, but we were wondering if we would see an X99-based TUF (The Ultimate Force) motherboard come out. Well it looks like the waiting is over as the company has unveiled the TUF Sabertooth X99 at CeBIT this week!
It look like ASRock really wants to you build an awesome mini-ITX system as they have revealed the world’s first mini-ITX socket LGA2011v3 motherboard! Yes that means you can pop in an eight-core Intel Core i7-5960X processor and DDR4 memory into a mini-ITX build! The new board is the X99E-ITX/ac and is a standard mini-ITX motherboard with a good amount of its PCB taken up by the large LGA2011v3 socket.
Jun 30, 2015 0