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Finally, the wait is over. Ryzen 3000 has landed, and with it, brand new X570 motherboards. The ASRock X570 Taichi features updated looks, brand new WiFi 6 support, and a VRM that promises to tame even the most power-hungry Ryzen CPU.
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Author:Black Haru
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The Prime X570-Pro from ASUS may not have every bell and whistle, but with a powerful VRM, integrated I/O shield, and relatively competitive price, it promises a ticket to the new X570 platform that won't break the bank.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
ASRock keeps the updates rolling in the Phantom Gaming family, with the Z390 Phantom Gaming X. The brand new flagship is the first motherboard to market to feature WiFi 6. It's got the looks, it's got the features, but does it have the performance?
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
X570 is around the corner, but ASRock hasn't forgotten the current king of gaming: Z390. The new Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 offers a new look, but the same great performance and rock solid stability ASRock has come to be known for.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
A focused, no nonsense addition to the Z390 roster, the ASUS TUF Z390-Pro Gaming promises performance, stability, and a classic TUF Gaming Alliance aesthetic. What does this motherboard have to offer beyond the ASUS and TUF branding?
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
Tiny in form and price, the latest board from Biostar offers an embedded AMD FX8800p, as well as modern accommodations, such as a 16 Gb/s M.2 slot and USB 3.1 Gen1. This little Mini-ITX motherboard could be the perfect fit for the office, or an HTPC.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
From the elite family of products dubbed MEG (MSI Enthusiast Gaming) comes another cutting-edge board with unique features and accessories. The MEG X299 CREATION is yet another board that promises to go above and beyond, so I took the review and turned it to 11.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
A new addition to ASRock's excellent Phantom Gaming lineup aims to bridge the gap between gaming and professional workloads with the new ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6. Has ASRock managed to walk the tightrope and balance gaming flare with productive pragmatism?
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
The Phantom Gaming product line from ASRock takes a bolder, more focused stance than their award winning Taichi line. With an emphasis on gaming performance and featuring the new Phantom Gaming 2.5 Gb/s LAN, the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 is designed to be the ultimate gaming flagship.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
ASRock once again brings forward a new generation of motherboards in their Taichi family. The ASRock Z390 Taichi boasts all the improvements of the refreshed chipset, plus some clever extras. It has a strong legacy to live up to and strong rivals to outshine.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
More than a flagship, the MEG Z390 GODLIKE from MSI is a statement of what the company is capable of. MSI pulled out all the stops; from the Infinity Mirror RGB LED to the M.2 PCIe expansion card, Streaming Boost capture card, and Game Boost overclocking dial: this one goes to 11, literally.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
ASRock once again brings forward a new generation of motherboards in their Taichi family. The ASRock Z390 Taichi boasts all the improvements of the refreshed chipset, plus some clever extras.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
MSI pulled out all the stops for their massive, EATX-sized MEG Z390 Godlike motherboard, which comes with three M.2 slots, full RGB support, and an adapter to add two more M.2 NVMe slots. You also get an OLED screen that can display pre-programmed stats and messages.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
Intel B360 is back in the spotlight with the B360 GAMING ARCTIC from MSI. The industry leader has brought their engineering prowess to bear in order to produce a stunning motherboard that aims to overthrow any misplaced preconception of the budget B360 chipset being "cheap" or "boring".
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
ASRock's Fatal1ty-branded motherboards have recently taken a leap forward in design and tech, offering what might be the most complete gamer-centric design for motherboards today. Yet what happens when you apply that to a value-oriented Intel chipset? The ASRock Fatal1ty H370 Performance is exactly that, and we put it through the paces.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
ASRock has applied the Fatal1ty treatment to AMD's B450 chipset, and in a way only ASRock can; using the Mini-ITX format. It's not often that we get such a truly gaming-oriented mITX product that can also handle some overclocking while supporting 3466 MHz memory speeds.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
The AMD B450 series chipset is here, with the full-size ATX MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC. MSI is walking the tightrope of a budget board that still offers a premium experience, for example it has two M.2 slots, full RGB support and WiFi.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
Do you need the latest and greatest X470 motherboard to seize the performance potential of the newly refreshed AMD Ryzen processor line? ASRock doesn't think so and is out to prove it with this exceptionally inexpensive B350 Micro ATX board.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
Biostar gets in the Ryzen 2000 game in a very small way. The Biostar Racing X470GTN packs a lot of motherboard into the tiny Mini-ITX package. With a price of less than $125, it's one of the more affordable Ryzen motherboards, yet its performance doesn't disappoint and matches the ASRock Taichi.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
The second generation of AMD Ryzen CPUs have hit the market, and with them comes a wave of new motherboards. The ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate aims at a top spot among them. Has ASRock brought enough to the table to make this board the Ultimate?
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
ASRock showcases their engineering know-how once again, this time by taking AMD's Threadripper CPUs and stuffing it all into a mATX form factor. 32 threads and mATX, along with a Taichi treatment? Yes, PLEASE!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
One of ASRock's H370-based motherboards has hit our test lab, ready for general compute use for Intel's latest mainstream Coffee Lake CPUs. The H370 chipset does not support overclocking, so we take a foray into stock settings and usage with the ASRock H370M-ITX/ac, which is just $100.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Intel has finally launched a lower-priced alternative to Z370, the B360 chipset. With this launch, Colorful readies the C.B360M-HD Deluxe V20, a Micro-ATX board boasting Z370 performance at a significantly lower price.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
ASRock's updated X299 boards are here! First up we've got the ASRock X299 PROFESSIONAL GAMING i9 XE motherboard built with a beefy power section ready for pushing Intel's HCC (High Core Count) i9 CPUs, including the i9-7980XE. Aquantia 10G LAN and 5G Wi-Fi are both here too.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
ASRock proclaims that their X299 Extreme4 motherboard is the ultimate X299 motherboard option for mainstream users that do not need a ton of PCIe slots. We put it to the test to see just how extreme the X299 Extreme4 really is.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards