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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
ECS is back for the new year with the newest entry into its provocatively named "Lightsaber" line of motherboards; this time with the ECS Z370-Lightsaber. Will ECS deliver an overclocking weapon as effective as the lightsaber is for the Jedi?
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
The ASUS MAXIMUS IX CODE features everything you might want on a premium board. However, built around the Intel Z270 chipset, it must answer a question: are four cores enough in 2018?
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
ASRock's X299E-ITX/ac is that mini motherboard for Intel's X299 platform that takes all that is good and shoves it into a board smaller than a shoebox. With a triplet of M.2 ports and dual LAN chips, plus Wi-Fi, there's almost nothing missed, other than some PCIe slots, making this board an engineering feat only ASRock could accomplish.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Biostar's Racing Z370GT6 is a cost-effective motherboard for Intel's newest mainstream platform. It still features two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots connected to the CPU, which means multi-GPU setups are possible. Also included are two M.2 NVMe slots and a heatsink to keep those drives cool.
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Author:Black Haru
In:Motherboards
MSI's Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON is almost at the top of MSI's Z370 offerings. It's got all the GAMING goodies and then a bunch of overclocking stuff and a beefy VRM too, so you can push your Coffee Lake CPUs to the limit. Also included is a bundled Intel PCIe WiFi card.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
ASRock's fabled X299 OC Formula is here! It's that board that can push 4600 MHz memory or crack the OC ceiling on Intel's HCC CPUs, and all that other good stuff a board carrying the "OC Formula" name has always been capable of; this time with less yellow!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
With yet another platform upon us, we have yet another ASRock Taichi motherboard to play with. The ASRock Z370 Taichi is just like all the other Taichi boards before it, ready to make the most of what Intel's Z370 platform has to offer, and with three 32 Gb/s M.2 slots, you can throw in all your HDDs and SSDs, too.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
ASRock's entry-level Intel X299 motherboard is the X299 Killer SLI/ac, which we review today. With built-in Wi-Fi and a digital CPU VRM design, ASRock continues its solid stance on reliable Intel X299 motherboards, and perhaps just kills the competition.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards