Today we are taking a look at the Asus X99-A motherboard from Asus. This motherboard sports the brand new X99 chipset a 2011-3 socket and blazing fast DDR4, quite the upgrade from the aging X79. With the capability of running Intel’s latest Haswell-E or server grade Xeon processors you know you are in for serious business. Unmatched performance at a reasonable price for a motherboard capable of handling top of the line processors seems too good to be true however, this is Asus we are talking about.
Biostar, a company which has been releasing motherboards for almost three decades, has just released the new Hi-Fi Z97WE. While Biostar has been around for some time, it isn't usually the first company that comes to mind when searching for a new motherboard. Although this may be the case for most for most PC enthusiasts, the fact remains that it will be hard to find a motherboard loaded with the same new features as the Hi-Fi Z97WE for a better price. Biostar is known for having some of the most affordable boards on the market and the Hi-Fi Z97WE is no exception. You can find Biostar's Hi-Fi Z97WE on Newegg for $114.99, which is an outstanding price for a Haswell board.
If you are a gamer or If you have a passion to overclock, tweak, tune and what have you, the Maximus VII line were practically made for you. The Maximus VII Gene is part of the R.O.G. Lineup in motherboards for Asus, we have the Formula, Hero, Gene and then the Impact, where you are scaling in size alone. The retail price of the Maximus VII Gene is $219.99, making it one of the more expensive current mATX motherboards currently, compared to Gigabyte, ASRock and MSI, but for what it brings you I believe it is well worth every cent.
When you first set your eyes on the MAXIMUS VII HERO, you notice how good this board actually looks. Like most of the ROG products, this board has a red and black scheme with a matte black PCB and red highlights dotted around the heat sinks and expansion slots. However, there are also some bright red sections on the PCB, as well as some red LEDs on the chipset heat sink, which makes this board really stand out from the competition. Your not just paying for some LEDs though, this bad boy comes loaded with great features.
Today we are taking a look at the P9X79-E WS motherboard from ASUS. This socket 2011 board packs in more features than any other board on the market. You get the ability to run both Core i7 and Xeon processors, up to 7 GPUs (including quad SLI/CrossfireX at full x16), 8 sticks of RAM, and a plethora of SATA, USB, and I/O ports. Read on to see how it performed.
Today we are taking a look at the MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 motherboard. This performance FM2 board is capable of pushing the new AMD Richland APUs to much higher levels. Read on to see how it stacks up.