ASUS came up with a new idea when they launched their Maximus VI Impact board as it featured a vertical daughterboard that has the motherboard’s hefty VRM components. ASUS’s new Maximus VII Impact board relies heavily on this concept as it will feature as many as five daughterboards.
MSI’s XPower and MPower motherboards have become extremely popular over the past couple of years. we loved the Z97 MPower board! MSI has just revealed their flagship X99S XPower AC motherboard and it looks quite impressive!
It seems like this week has been the week for companies to reveal their X99 motherboard as we have seen the X99S SLI Plus and X99S Gaming 9 AC from MSI. Well Gigabyte is showing off their next generation X99 Gaming G1 WiFi motherboard that features the G1 gaming design and Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable PCB components.
After unveiling their X99S SLI Plus motherboard, MSI has revealed another motherboard that is part of their X99 lineup. The MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC is a high-performance motherboard built for gamers and will feature the same gaming DNA as MSI’s other gaming products.
MSI has a complete offering of Z97 motherboards so it is hard to really decide which motherboard to get. Well if you are an overclocker and want a board specifically designed for overclocking and stability then the board we are talking a look at today might be for you. The Z97 MPower is part of MSI’s overclocking series of motherboards and features a powerful 12 phase all digital power design, voltage checkpoints, MSI’s Military Class 4 components, MSI’s Audio Boost chip and much more. On top of all that it is one of the sexiest looking Z97 motherboards that we have seen so far. Read on as we dive in!
ASRock has had a partnership with the Fatal1ty brand for a while now. With the introduction of Intel’s Z97 chipset ASRock has released three Fatal1ty-branded motherboards, today we will be looking at the Fatal1ty Z97 Killer. Of course being Fatal1ty-branded we know that this board is going to cater to gamers. With that said it does offer gaming features like the Killer E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform, ASRock’s Gaming Armor which has loads of features, Purity Sound 2 audio, ASRock Key Master software and you even get a 3 month premium license of XSplit to stream and broadcast your gaming skills. Is this the next motherboard for you? Read on as we take a look…
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch Dogs, Z97 chipset-based ATX gaming motherboards ready for the latest 4th-, new 4th- and 5th-generation Intel Core processors – codenamed ‘Haswell’, ‘Haswell Refresh’, ‘Haswell Refresh K-Series’ (‘Devil’s Canyon’) and ‘Broadwell’ – and engineered with many new and exclusive ROG game-boosting features.
ASUS has just announced the H97-Pro Gamer Motherboard, which is based off Intel’s LGA1150 socket. The motherboard speeds up gamers’ fun with 10 Gbit/s M.2 and SATA Express connectivity, Intel Gigabit Ethernet and exclusive GameFirst ll networking technology.
The mini-ITX form factor has really exploded over the past year and both motherboard manufacturers and case makers have really caught up. Building a mini-ITX system means that it is going to be small and that you are going to be able to easily take it with you to LAN parties. Because of this we have seen many mini-ITX gaming motherboards. With Intel’s release of the 9-Series chipset of course we expected to see new mini-ITX motherboards and today we are taking a look at our first. The MSI Z97I Gaming AC gives you the full power of the Z97 chipset, a single PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot for your high-end graphics card, KillerNIC Gigabit Ethernet, Audio Boost 2 technology, 802.11ac WiFi, USB 3.0 and even four SATA 6GB/s ports. Did I mention that this board only measures 6.7-inches x 6.7-inches! Let’s take a look…
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