Reviews

ASRock brings the PG Riptide series to B550 with an affordable solution for APUs and PC gamers on a budget. It comes with 2.5 Gb/s LAN from Killer Networking and RGB and PCIe Gen4 support. This motherboard has a lot of the same features as the X570-based Riptide, so let's see if it can hit all the marks!
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Author:ir_cow
In:Motherboards
The new ASRock X570S PG Riptide takes the X570 chipset to a whole new level. Gone is the controversial fan that creates unnecessary noise. The Riptide is an affordable motherboard with 2.5 Gb/s LAN from Killer Networking, RGB support, and all the necessities to get started!
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Author:ir_cow
In:Motherboards
Top-tier VRM design, Thunderbolt, 10G LAN, and even a massive monoblock—the ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Extreme Glacial leaves nothing in reserve. ASUS also includes everything but the kitchen sink in the box. This motherboard is the pinnacle of ASUS motherboard design, so let's see just how far it can go!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Featuring Thunderbolt 4, dual 2.5 Gbps LAN, and a formidable VRM design, the ASUS ProArt B550-CREATOR targets productivity and power users. With a sleek and modern black and gold theme and no built in RGB, the B550-CREATOR focuses on superior performance and connectivity in a no-nonsense package.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Pro AX promises high-end performance at a mainstream price. Featuring a direct 13-phase VRM with top of the line power stages, four M.2 slots with double-sided heatsinks, and Gigabyte’s signature AORUS styling, the Z590 AORUS Pro AX is an extremely compelling option for Rocket Lake.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The latest ITX offering from ASRock’s popular Phantom Gaming line, the Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 is here! Featuring a powerful VRM solution with 10 phases and top of the line power stages, along with the Phantom Gaming ITX’s signature Thunderbolt support, the ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 promises to be a worthy successor, so let’s put it to the test!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The latest entry in ASUS's popular TUF Gaming family is the ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WiFi. Featuring a huge VRM heatsink, 16 power stages, and more sensible colors, the ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-Plus WiFi promises compelling performance at an attainable price.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The Vision line from Gigabyte targets content creators with a focus on connectivity, performance, and durability. Well-featured and targeted squarely at the mainstream with a sub-US$300 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
The OC Formula line from ASRock returns with the Z590 OC Formula! Featuring a powerful 16-phase VRM utilizing top-tier 90 A power stages along with a 12-layer PCB and even an OLED display, the Z590 OC Formula is a dedicated overclocking monster.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
The ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-I Gaming WiFi is a premium ITX platform featuring a powerful VRM with top of the line power stages, Thunderbolt 4, and a unique design that allows both M.2 slots to be located on the front of the board. Let's see what the ROG STRIX Z590-I Gaming WiFi has to offer!
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
Featuring a massive VRM with top of the line power stages, over 20 phases, and even dual BIOS, the BIOSTAR Z590 Valkyrie promises chart-topping speed and overclocking. Paired with a unique black and gold aesthetic, the Z590 Valkyrie could be a compelling choice for those seeking top-tier 11th Gen Intel overclocking.
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Author:Nate
In:Motherboards
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