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September 21 2011

Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Intel Z68 Chipset funkykit reviewed the Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi

The reviewer was impressed by this board and there were very few issues. The only annoying thing the reviewer ran into, was that in certain conditions there is an inductor whine related to HDD usage. ....More

July 7 2011

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Intel Z68 Chipset en.expreview reviewed the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD

This review focuses on the onboard SSD, it compares a single SSD with the onboard drive combined with a 'normal'hard drive.

You'll have to use the Smart Response technology to use the onboard Intlel SSD, EZ Smart Response warns that your system will be set as RAID mode, and your system will restart when setup is done. ....More

June 15 2011

MSI 990FXA-GD80 AMD 990FX Chipset hardwaresecrets reviewed the MSI 990FXA-GD80

The CPU voltage regulator circuit of this mainboard has eight phases for the CPU main voltage, VDD or Vcore, and two for the CPU VDDNB voltage (integrated memory controller, HyperTransport bus controller, and L3 memory cache). Therefore, it is an "8+2" configuration. ....More

June 3 2011

ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX AMD 990FX Chipset pcper reviewed the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX

AMD has finally released the official chipsets and boards for the Bulldozer CPU. Asus took a big lead here with their SABERTOOTH board, MSI is not all that far behind. A few BIOS fixes and perhaps a revision, and we have a competitive part from MSI that actually costs a little less than the rather lean and sparse TUF product. ....More

June 2 2011

ASUS Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX Chipset benchmarkreviews reviewed the ASUS Crosshair V Formula

Like a lot of ASUS offerings recently, the Crosshair V Formula motherboard is full of features that provide all kinds of functionality. The mid-level Republic of Gamers series board focuses on hardcore gamers and providing them the best features for them. The Extreme Engine DIGI+ works to bring power quickly and efficiently to the components while the EPU helps you avoid power drain when it's not necessary. ....More

May 25 2011

ECS H67H2-I Intel H67 Chipset futurelooks reviewed the ECS H67H2-I

This Mini-ITX mainboard is very similar to the Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3. As proven in the benchmarks, this board can also serve as a very strong mini-gaming system by just adding a discrete video card. It offers a better media experience when compared to the previous generation Intel chipsets. If we had one wish for this board, it would be for both Wi-Fi and a little better audio performance. ....More

May 24 2011

MSI P67A-GD80 Intel P67 Chipset lanoc reviewed the MSI P67A-GD80

When compared to the P67A-GD65 this board has more USB 3.0 connections and a second ethernet port. Because of its lower price the reviewer would recommend the GD65 unless you need dual LAN. ....More

May 23 2011

ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi H55ITX-C-E Intel H55 Chipset modders-inc reviewed the ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi H55ITX-C-E

Overall the reviewer was impressed with how well the compact H55ITX-C-E held up against the Asus board. The Zotac H55ITX-C-E offers the HTPC user, or LAN gamer an ideal platform to work from. The board accepts Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 (800 Series) CPUs, has a PCI-e x16 slot to support the latest graphics cards, and also has USB 3.0. With the included mini-PCI-e slot populated with the included WiFi module. Mate this with the ideal SFF case and you have yourself a powerful PC in a small package. ....More

May 21 2011

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 Intel Z67 Chipset pcstats reviewed the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3

To sum up, whether or not the Z68X-UD5-B3 mainboard is worth buying for your next Sandy Bridge system, comes down to how you answer this question - do you absolutely need Quick Sync accelerated video transcoding?

If you do, you don't get that with this board because the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 is one of the few Intel Z68 motherboards at launch time that doesn't have onboard video ports. Without those, it can't take advantage of the LucidLogix Virtu driver and as such any and all video transcoding will be as comparatively slow as the MPEG2-to-MP4 example in the test. ....More

May 20 2011

ASRock P67 Pro3 Intel P67 Chipset futurelooks reviewed the ASRock P67 Pro3

Performance is almost on par with just about any other P67 board the reviewers have tested. It's not feature packed or giving you whole lot of new extras, this board gives consumers an extremely affordable solution. Especially if you are still on the LGA775 platform it will not be to hard to emigrate. ....More

May 19 2011

MSI Big Bang Marshal Intel P67 Chipset expreview reviewed the MSI Big Bang Marshal

The specs of MSI Big Bang Marshal are really amazing, this board has a 24 phase power supply, SANYAN top-grade capacitors, 12 USB3 connectors, as well as X-Fi MB2 sound card. I also has 8 PCIE slots, ready for extreme SLI and CrossFire setups. In addition you'll be able to use the Hydra technology to match multiple graphics from AMD and NVIDIA, up to eight video cards can be used. Next to that we have a a decent overclocking performance. ....More

May 18 2011

ECS HDC-I AMD Fusion APU Chipset madshrimps reviewed the ECS HDC-I

ECS is one of the companies that built AMD Fusion boards, with the both E-240 (single core) and E-350 (dual core) APUs. These small platforms offer us enough performance to set up a small file server, navigate on the Internet, check our email, but we can also play some of the old games, thanks to the integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics with 80 unified shaders.

The board BIOS does not have a lot of options to set , but comes with the Turbo option and the ability to set the memory clock speed and timings, something that was not available on the previously tested Foxconn board. When activated, the Turbo mode gives quite a noticeable boost in most of the tests, leaving the other platforms in the dust. What seems interesting is that even if the CPU clock speed jumps up to 2133MHz (from 1600MHz), the power consumption does not seem to increase much. ....More

May 17 2011

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z67 Chipset vr-zone reviewed the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

The major factor in considering to buy this mainboard is its overclocking capabilities. With a motherboard capable of a 5GHz - 24/7 usage, many people without a doubt will buy it. Not forgetting GMA HD3000 graphics module within the processor die which is a much improvement from its predecessors. ....More

May 13 2011

MSI Z68A-GD80 Intel Z67 Chipset overclockersclub reviewed the MSI Z68A-GD80

While performance is good, it's not the determining factor in many builds. People are looking for value and features. Features sell. Of course with the Z68A-GD80 there are the Military Class II components but there's more to the board than that. The list includes USB 3.0 connectivity front and rear, Intel Z68 Chipset to take advantage of Intel Quick Sync technology, LucidLogixs Virtu software that allows for a single monitor connection to the system when a discrete video card is used to get the best of both worlds. ....More

May 12 2011

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Intel Z67 Chipset tweaktown reviewed the ASRock Z68 Extreme4

This Z68 board is a strong board. It lacks some flair when it comes to PCB design and heatsinks, but its performance is strong and an overclock over 5GHz was easy to achieve. This board has an aggressive pricing. ....More

May 12 2011

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z67 Chipset anandtech reviewed the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

The ultimate combination of P67 and H67 was inevitable, it's a bit strange Intel wouldn't include connectors on every chipset for those graphics. The problem with the H67 was that you were not able to overclock the CPU, with the coming of the Z67 chipset that problem has been 'solved'. ....More

May 12 2011

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 Intel Z67 Chipset bjorn3d reviewed the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3

This mobo does not have many improvements over the GA-P67A-UD7-B3 mainboard, besides the new chipset and its features, it's the only board on the market at the launch of the z68 that has an NF200 chip, 3-way SLI and CrossFireX support. ....More

May 11 2011

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Intel P67 Chipset ocaholic previewed the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO

ASUS provided this mobo with a 16+2 phase current supply whereas the processor can rely on 16 phases and the memory gets its own two phases. Furthermore ASUS implemented a digital power design which should emit less electromagnetic radiation than the analogue model. ASUS claims that the system stability can be enhanced even further, especially during overclocking. ....More

May 6 2011

ASUS P8P67 Intel P67 Chipset ninjalane reviewed the ASUS P8P67

This mobo has features such as Onboard Bluetooth, digital PWM, UEFI BIOS and a hardware based system tuning. Performance was what was to be expected and in some cases somewhat higher than the reference systems. One suprising feature of the P8P67 is how ASUS has provided two PCI Express x16 slots but locked the bandwidth down so that only one slot was operating at full bandwidth. ....More

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