Reviews

The Phantom Gaming Velocita from ASRock targets the gamer market with Killer Networking for both wired and wireless connectivity and a dependable 14-phase VRM. Thanks to the integrated low-noise fan, VRM temperatures reached only 50°C, so no problem at all, even with a power-hungry Core i9-11900K.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero has premium looks, premium features, a powerful VRM, Thunderbolt 4, four M.2 slots with double-sided heatsinks, dual 2.5 Gb/s LAN, and WiFi 6E. The Maximus XIII Hero could be a compelling candidate for any high-end 11th Gen Intel build.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Like its Z490 predecessor, the Gigabyte Z590I AORUS Ultra comes with a lot of hardware packed into a small form factor. Among its features are 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet, WiFi 6, dual M.2 slots, and top-tier 90 A power stages. Let's dig in to see how Gigabyte has improved an already excellent design!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Intel's 11th Generation Core Processors are here, and with them a whole host of new motherboards. The Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Master boasts a massive VRM with 90 A power stages, dual BIOS, and even 10 Gb/s LAN. Let's see how the new Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Master performs!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The ASRock Z590 Steel Legend WiFi 6E aims to be a durable and dependable platform for the mainstream market. With a solid feature set at its core and a reasonable price tag, the Z590 Steel Legend WiFi 6E is a compelling package.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
MSI aims to continue their legacy of excellent performance and overclocking with the new Z590 line-up. Targeting the top end of the mainstream stack, the MSI MEG Z590 ACE features a robust VRM design, four M.2 slots, Thunderbolt 4, and a plethora of overclocking features. Has the MSI MEG Z590 ACE hit its target?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Developed in partnership with and distributed by EKWB, the MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X features a monoblock for CPU and VRM cooling. As the successor to the award-winning MSI MPG Z490 Carbon EK X, the MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X has a lot of expectations to live up to. Will it prove worthy?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Like its Z490 predecessor, the Gigabyte Z590I AORUS Ultra comes with a lot of hardware packed into a small form factor. Among its features are 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet, WiFi 6, dual M.2 slots, and top-tier 90 A power stages. Let's dig in to see how Gigabyte has improved an already excellent design!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Developed in partnership with and distributed by EKWB, the MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X features a monoblock for CPU and VRM cooling. As the successor to the award-winning MSI MPG Z490 Carbon EK X, the MSI MPG Z590 Carbon EK X has a lot of expectations to live up to. Will it prove worthy?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
MSI aims to continue their legacy of excellent performance and overclocking with the new Z590 line-up. Targeting the top end of the mainstream stack, the MSI MEG Z590 ACE features a robust VRM design, four M.2 slots, Thunderbolt 4, and a plethora of overclocking features. Has the MSI MEG Z590 ACE hit its target?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
With Intel's 11th Gen CPUs right around the corner, Z590 motherboard releases are in full swing. The ASRock Z590 Steel Legend WiFi 6E aims to be a durable and dependable platform for the mainstream market. With a solid feature set at its core and a reasonable price tag, the Z590 Steel Legend is a compelling package.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Intel's 11th Generation Core Processors are right around the corner, and with them a whole host of new motherboards. The Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Master boasts a massive VRM with 90 A power stages, dual BIOS, and even 10 Gb/s LAN. Let's see how the new Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Master performs!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The new ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F Gaming II strikes a balance between compatibility, performance, and price. Featuring support for AMD's new Ryzen 5000 family, a sleek modern aesthetic, and a capable VRM cooling solution, it aims to answer the question of whether there is still a place for B450 motherboards in 2021.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The W480 Vision D is another striking motherboard from Gigabyte’s creator-focused Vision lineup. On top of key features, like a powerful VRM and 2.5 Gb/s LAN, the Gigabyte W480 Vision D offers support for Xeon W processors and ECC memory. Let’s see if Gigabyte's latest offering can live up to its creator's vision!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The new ASRock X570 Taichi Razer Edition combines the award-winning ASRock X570 Taichi with an industry-leading RGB LED implementation powered by Razer. Featuring support for Razer's Synapse software, 2.5 Gb/s LAN from Killer Networking, and Killer WiFi 6, let's see how this new Razer Edition stacks up to its 2019 counterpart!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Pro (WiFi) is the latest from the brand's popular TUF Gaming Alliance. Featuring a powerful VRM, plenty of storage connectivity, and a broad family of TUF components to match with, the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Pro (WiFi) could be the perfect balance of price to performance.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
The Gigabyte Z490I AORUS Ultra comes with a lot of hardware packed into a small form factor. Among the features are 2.5 Gb/s Ethernet, WiFi 6, dual M.2 slots, and top-tier 90 A power stages. Let's see just how good this SFF Z490 entry from Gigabyte really is!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
ASUS once again delivers with their Maximus line of high-end motherboards. The Maximus XII Extreme represents the best ASUS has to offer: top-tier connectivity, a massive VRM, great aesthetics, and a host of high-end accessories. Is there anything the Maximus XII Extreme does not offer?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The Gigabyte B550M AORUS Pro promises a pragmatic feature set at a sensible price. A 10+3 VRM design, Q-Flash Plus, and a formidable VRM thermal solution along with a healthy portioning of storage options could make the B550M AORUS Pro the perfect budget B550 motherboard.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The BIOSTAR Racing B550GTQ offers a unique perspective on AMD's recent B550 chipset. Featuring ten 90 A power stages in an unusual layout and the rare Micro ATX form factor, the B550GTQ could be the ultimate APU platform.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is a refresh of last year's award winning ROG Crosshair VIII Hero. With an even more powerful VRM, a sleek new look, and, most importantly, no chipset cooling fan, the ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero looks to be a worthy upgrade from last year's model.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
ASRock's award winning Taichi is back, this time hosting AMD's B550 chipset. With an identical price tag to last year's X570 Taichi, the ASRock B550 Taichi has a lot to live up to. Can a B550 compete against an X570 board? Maybe even surpass it?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
ASRock is back with another rendition of their ultra premium AQUA motherboards, this time for Z490! The ASRock Z490 AQUA has it all: a powerful VRM, a monoblock to cool it, and stylish looks to boot. Is this what peak performance looks like?
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The Vision line from Gigabyte is targeted at content creators with a focus on connectivity, performance, and durability. Well-featured and targeted squarely at the mainstream US$200 price point, the Vision G could be an attractive option for those looking for something a little different.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Featuring 90 amp power stages and a trademark finned heat sink alongside Dual BIOS and Q-Flash, the Z490 AORUS Master from Gigabyte promises a feature-rich overclocking experience without compromising creature comforts. Let's see how it stacks up against the competition!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards