The Broadwell Intel 9 series chipset will come with SATA Express

This news caught my eyes recently. The fourth generation of Intel processors, has not yet started also known as “Haswell” , and its already making news and features of the fifth generation, also called “Broadwell”. Sometimes it dawns on me the amount of gossip regarding this so called Haswell that continues to be anecdotal as […]

AMD A8-5600k APU Processor Review

You won’t normally find us taking a look at processors, even though we use them daily in our tests when looking at the huge array of motherboards from brands such as Asus, ASRock, Gigabyte and MSI, but sometimes a processor in its own right gets a bit overlooked shall we say. We tend to reserve an […]

MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 (A85X) Motherboard Review

Today sees the official launch for AMD’s new APU platform named Virgo. It doesn’t just include a whole stack of new APU processors, but also sees a release of some new motherboards, featuring the FM2 socket and of course a variety of new chipsets. The flagship chipset for the FM2 platform is the A85X chip […]

ASRock Z77 Pro4 (Z77) Motherboard Review

It’s been quite some time since we’ve had an ASRock board in our hands for testing. In fact it was just before Christmas last year when we looked at the X79 Extreme9 board which impressed us so much that it ended up leaving with an Editor’s Choice award. Since then ASRock have been busy churning […]

MSI Big Bang XPower II (X79) Motherboard Review

With Intel releasing the X79 and Z77 chipsets quite some time ago now, we’ve seen a small amount of new motherboards hitting the market, therefore not finding many reviews of new boards here. You will however find an influx of top-selling boards that were released at the time of launch, which have made it to […]

MSI preview Z77 MPower overclocking motherboard

At the infamous Computex 2012 event this year we caught our first glimpse of the MSI Z77 MPower motherboard design. Not much has changed with the design since Computex 2012, in fact we can spot only one change – a reduction in the size of the heat sink labelled with “Military Class III” to make […]

AMD prepares the FX 8350, FX 6300 and FX 4320

AMD is working on three new CPUs Zambezi @32 nm for the new platform Vishera with Turbo Core technology. They are built with SOI technology @32 nm  and will be compatible with all AM3 + motherboards in the market. The AMD FX 8350 will be the new flagship for AMD for its desktop CPU platform, […]

Asus P8Z77-V LX (Z77) Motherboard Review

To some, Z77 may not be a big fuss, as it only offers slight benefits over Z68, but we saw very much a similar experience with P67 to Z68 and so far Z77 has actually been a big success, and you can see the huge array of reviews that we had at launch, from various […]

Gigabyte Show Off A New Range Of Motherboards At Computex 2012

Computex 2012: As we have seen around Computex, Thunderbolt is one of the buzz words of the show with many manufacturers to show their offerings featuring the new interface on the PC platform. Gigabyte naturally wants to show their hand to the table and have a large spectrum of boards on show, a number of […]

Asus adds support for Thunderbolt in some motherboards with socket AM3 +

During the last Computex 2012 conference we have seen many interesting things from various motherboards, one of them was the new line of Asus motherboards for AMD and its socket AM3 + . The models shown are based on current 990FX chipset and just as interesting, will use technology to support Thunderbolt . Asus few […]