Motherboards

Best Motherboards

July 13, 2018

This page contains our recommendations for motherboards with Intel’s mainstream LGA-1151 socket. These include the Coffee Lake family of processors and the Z370 and Z270 chipsets. For recommendations for motherboards supporting Intel’s high-end LGA-2066 socket and X299 chipset, see our recommendations on the next page. Skip to the last page for all AMD-based boards. Asrock […]

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ASRock X299M Extreme4: Micro ATX Sweet Spot

July 13, 2018

ASRock surprised us by adding dual Gigabit Ethernet to the Micro ATX version of its Extreme4 series X299 board, ostensibly one-upping the feature set provided in its ATX version. That appears at first blush to put the X299M Extreme4 head-to-head against the X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC from rival MSI, though the MSI board also […]

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Sapphire Unveils Motherboard With AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 APU

July 13, 2018

Sapphire Technology, one of AMD’s largest AIB partners, has revealed its latest creation. The FS-FP5V is a small motherboard with an embedded AMD Ryzen V1000 APU (Accelerated Processing Unit). It may come as a shocker for many to see the Sapphire branding on a motherboard box from a brand that’s widely known for its top-notch AMD-based […]

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Asus ROG Strix X370-I Gaming Review: The True Mini X370 Board

July 13, 2018

The Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix X370-I Gaming picks up where a preceding motherboard, the Biostar X370 GTN left off. While that board wasn’t able to leverage the strengths of AMD’s X-Series chipset (to the point were B350 would have been a better choice), the ROG Strix X370-I leverages the chipset’s high speed I/O for big-board […]

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How to Choose a Motherboard

July 13, 2018

Processors and graphics cards often gobble up the majority of build budgets, but your motherboard is in many ways the most integral part of your build. Every part of your PC plugs into it, its form factor dictates the size of your computer and its chipset / socket define what kind of CPU you can […]

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How to Choose the Best X470 Motherboard for Your Build

July 13, 2018

With some great AMD Ryzen 2 (aka Ryzen 2000 series) CPUs on the market, many people are looking for the right motherboard to go with their new chips. AMD’s latest chipset is X470, which supports higher RAM speeds, works with Ryzen 2 chips out of the box (no BIOS update needed) and adds StoreMI, a […]

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Asus Takes the Lid off Its B450 Motherboards

July 13, 2018

Asus has put up several product pages for its AMD B450-based motherboards, which could indicate that their launch is not far off. Although AMD’s 2nd generation Ryzen processors debuted alongside its flagship X470 chipset, many AMD aficionados have been holding off for the chipmaker’s mid-range B450 chipset. Rumors on the street have hinted that AMD will […]

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ASRock Announces X299 Professional Gaming i9 with 3-Way Multi-GPU, 10Gb Ethernet, Wi-Fi

July 30, 2017

ASRock has introduced its flagship motherboard for Intel’s upcoming Core X series HEDT processors. The Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 packs about everything that that is possible, including advanced VRMs, multiple PCIe slots, a Wi-Fi module, as well as a 10 GbE port. Despite being extremely feature-rich, the new product is not going to be […]

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CES 2017: Gigabyte “Aorus” Press Event Live Blog

July 30, 2017

04:18PM EST – I'm here at Gigabyte's CES 2017 Aorus press event 04:19PM EST – Aorus is Gigabyte's premium gaming brand 04:20PM EST – So expect to see a gaming-focused lineup from Gigabyte's product stack, including PC and laptops 04:21PM EST – (Gigabyte's slide deck is having some technical difficulties) 04:22PM EST – Aorus is […]

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ASUS Maximus IX Extreme Z270 Motherboard Now Available: $629 with Water Block

July 30, 2017

First unveiled at CES 2017, and launched by ASUS back in early March, the availability of the flagship Republic of Gamers (ROG) Z270 motherboard has thus far been limited to Newegg in North America. That changes today with the announcement that the Maximus IX Extreme is now widely available at leading resellers in both Canada […]

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