Reviews

Date: Jun 1st 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H WiFi Intel Z77 Express LGA 1155

The Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H WiFi is a full ATX product straight out of Gigabyte's enthusiast-class of board products, featuring not only a new AMI UEFI BIOS implementation, but also an add-in Bluetooth and WiFi card, and is sure to meet the needs of nearly any user.

Date: May 4th 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Intel Z77 Express LGA 1155 Preview

Fresh out of boot camp, Gigabyte's latest platoon of gaming warfighters is here in the TPU motherboard testing facility, ready for battle. The Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 is a tiny mATX gaming fighter, armed with Gigabyte's own Super Hearing, Super Sight, Super Speed, and Super Sheild.

9.5
Date: Apr 27th 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ZOTAC A75-ITX WiFi A-E

ZOTAC is at it again, making tiny little high-quality HTPC products, this time in AMD flavor. Featuring WiFi, Bluetooth, dual LAN, and XMP support on AMD, the ZOTAC A75-ITX WiFi is made to meet HTPC users needs.

Date: Apr 8th 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
Biostar TZ77XE4 Intel LGA1155 Preview

With the launch of Intel's latest Z77 Express platform, Biostar steps up to the plate with a new game in mind, ready to hit a homerun. Featuring a new aesthetic design, and a new highly efficient VRM, the Biostar TZ77XE4 is ready to knock one clear out of the park.

Date: Apr 8th 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ECS Golden Board Z77H2-AX LGA 1155 Preview

The eagerly anticipated Intel Z77 Express Chipset is finally here. As always, ECS is first out the gate here at TPU, with none other than their first and only "Golden Board" Z77H2-AX. Built with unmatched quality and funtionality as its main focus, the Z77H2-AX is ECS's latest weapon against the twin overclocking Dragons of AMD and Intel.

9.6
Date: Jan 5th 2012
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel LGA 2011

With a brand new BIOS designed around the AMI UEFI implementation, Gigabyte has a new mid-range overclocking master, clad nearly all in black. The GA-X79-UD5 recently hit the news with the recall of previous BIOS, and the introduction of a new BIOS that boasts some serious clocking abilities. We put the new board, and the new BIOS through testing, and the results may surprise many.

9.0
Date: Dec 23rd 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Intel LGA 2011

When most people think of ASUS, they immediately think of the "ROG" product line, one that has set itself apart from the rest due to extensive functionality, and top-level overclocking ability. however, ASUS does have a few other products out there that offer the same, if not more, and the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe that recently arrived on our doorstep is definitely one of those products. Boasting ASUS's improved "Dual Intelligent Processors III" VRM design, the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe offers performance customization abilities that few other products do, easily setting it apart form the rest.

8.8
Date: Dec 13th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ECS X79R-AX Intel LGA 2011

With the launch of Intel's latest well under way, ECS has sent us another warrior to battle the twin dragons of injustice, the ECS X79R-AX. Undoubtably the best board ECS has ever released, the ECS X79R-AX is ready for battle, after receiving training no ohter boards has. Set to finally banish the dragons back to the demise they planned for humanity, the ECS X79R-AX has hit the TechPowerUp testing battlefield.

6.5
Date: Dec 1st 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ECS A990FXM-A Socket AM3+

Once again the dragons are upon us, and once again a challenger emerges to defend humanity from their wrath. ECS's A990FXM-A socket AM3+ has landed on our testbench, ready for battle, sword and shield in hand. Will the ECS A990FXM-A save us from the black hole that is slow computing? We find out.

9.0
Date: Nov 8th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
Biostar TA990FXE AM3+

Biostar is back in our test station, this time with a stylish and affordable AMD 990FX solution, the TA990FXE. Straight out of their "Extreme Edition" product line, the TA990FXE is for discerning gamers on a budget, who want top-level performance. Is it truly "Extreme"? We take a look.

8.0
Date: Sep 23rd 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ECS A75F-A AMD FM1

ECS is back, with another "Black Series" product, the ECS A75F-A. Built for the recently released Llano AMD APUs, the ECS A75F-A offers entry-level pricing, with quite a few enthusiast features. We take the shinig knight in black armor, and put it into battle!

9.3
Date: Sep 15th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA1155

ASUS has updated their microATX ROG offerings with the latest chipset from Intel, and we take a look. A red and black racer, the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z is ready for high speed gaming without a doubt, and packs in many exclusive features that just might see it hit the finish line first. Ready? Set? GO!

9.5
Date: Sep 6th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 Z68 PCI-Express 3.0 LGA1155

Outfitted with a real X-Fi chipset and a KillerNIC E2100 to score maximum kills, Gigabyte's latest from the G1.Killer series, the G1.Sniper2, hits TechPowerUp's boot camp. Ready to jump into trenches and enter combat, we put the Intel Z68-equipped G1.Sniper2 in the front lines, target in sight.

6.9
Date: Sep 1st 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
Biostar TA75A+ Socket FM1

AMD's new Llano APU lineup gets a stylish new addition with the Biostar TA75A+. Sporting an fancy color scheme, and a low price, the Biostar TA75A+ seeks to bring some enthusiast features to the entry-level market.

9.5
Date: Aug 24th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) PCI-Express 3.0 LGA1155

Our first look at PCIe 3.0 comes from none other than MSI, with their recently launched Z68A-GD65 (G3). Adding support early for future Intel CPUs, the Z68A-GD65 (G3), with its true PCIe 3.0 support, not only offers a bit for the future, but also a bit of extra speed, right now. We take the overclocking-oriented Z68A-GD65 (G3) for a spin.

9.5
Date: Aug 10th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H Socket FM1

With AMD's new and affordable Fusion APU processors now on the market, Gigabyte steps up to the starting blocks, ready to win the race. Sporting a ton of features, the GA-A75-UD4H is not only ready for endurance racing, but superfast sprints down the drag strip too. We strap our AMD A8-3850 APU in Gigabyte's GA-A75-UD4H, and take it around the test track.

8.5
Date: Jul 13th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ZOTAC Z68-ITX WiFi LGA1155

ZOTAC recently announced their mini-ITX Z68 motherboard. Supporting standard desktop parts for expansion, the ZOTAC Z68-ITX WiFi offers all the features of the Intel Z68 chipset, including some decent overclocking. We put the Z68-ITX WiFi through the paces, and take this little roadster for a wild ZOTAC ride.

8.5
Date: Jun 30th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
Biostar TZ68A+ LGA1155

After 25 years in the market, Biostar recently released their latest product, the T-series TZ68A+, based on the new Intel Z68 Express chipset. Featuring Lucid's Virtu technology, the entry-level TZ68A+ seeks to meet the needs of mainstream enthusiasts with affordable pricing, with everything the Z68 offers ready and waiting.

9.5
Date: Jun 16th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+

The brand-new ASUS M5A99X EVO, sports AMD's 990X and SB950 chipset. It is one of the first boards to offer full support for NVIDIA SLI and is also optimized for CrossFire configurations with its three PCI-E x16 slots.

9.2
Date: Jun 8th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+

Released on May 31st by ASUS, the M5A97 EVO is a new AM3+ motherboard, boasting support for AMD's upcoming AM3+ CPUs, as well, as current AM3 Phenom II CPUs. Sporting the now familiar black and blue color scheme from ASUS, the M5A97 EVO seeks, like its brethern, to turn the competition black and blue too.

9.0
Date: May 23rd 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ECS P67H2-A2 (B3)

The ECS P67H2-A2, an ECS Black Series product, seeks to slay the Sandy Bridge dragons, offering an enthusiast package at mainstream pricing. Will the ECS P67H2-A2 prove victorious? Or will it be Sandy Bridge that slays the ECS P67H2-A2?

9.3
Date: May 17th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASUS P8P67 PRO

Bridging the gap from mainstream to enthusiast product lines, the ASUS P8P67 PRO is a natural fighter, built to meet the needs of almost any user. Featuring ASUS' new DIGI+ VRM, and several other uncommon features, and seeking to beat up the competition, the ASUS P8P67 PRO arrives on our testbench, ready for battle.

8.5
Date: May 10th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3

Supporting Intel Core Generation 2 processors, the Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3 not only sports a new color scheme, it also attempts to match the sleek new look with serious performance. Built for some serious overclocking, the P67A-UD4-B3 comes ready to reach the finish line first; will it win the race?

8.8
Date: Mar 4th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55

ASUS brings the P55 chipset an update in the form of the P7P55D-E PRO, with USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps. The P7P55D-E looks to rival other boards on the market, and even potentially some of the up and coming P67-based products. In the face of Intel's latest release, is it still a viable option?

Date: Jan 18th 2011
Author: cadaveca
In: Motherboards
ECS P67H2-A2 Intel 1155 Preview

ECS is jumping on the Sandybridge bandwagon, offering a P67 based mainboard aimed at the gamer with a cool look and the Black series branding. We check out the board to show you what you can expect to get out of the box.