Reviews

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
Score:9.8
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
Score:9.7
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
Score:9.0
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
Score:9.6
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
Score:9.4
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
Score:9.9
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
Score:9.3
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
Score:8.4
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
Score:8.8
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
Score:9.5
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
Score:7.8
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
Score:9.1
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
Score:9.1
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
Score:8.7
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
Score:9.8
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
Score:9.6
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
Score:9.1
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
Score:9.6
Like any other platform, ASRock has given Intel's X299 the Fatal1ty treatment, in the form of the X299 Gaming i9. This isn't a value-oriented board product; this one comes straight out of ASRock's Professional Series and has a much higher price tag than the Taichi we looked at earlier.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.4
ASRock's mid-level X370 motherboard for gamers, the X370 Gaming K4, is here for us to play with. Is it worth the dollars, what is so special, and does ASRock's X370 Gaming K4 compare to the almighty ASRock X370 Taichi? Here are the answers!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:8.3
MSI has gone and stripped "GAMING" and "X-POWER" from its motherboard, and what's left is what we've got to look at today. MSI's X299 SLI PLUS is exactly what its name says it is and not much more... or is it more than anyone could have hoped for?
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.7
The ASRock X299 Taichi comes with a fresh look that's still familiar. Boasting support for Intel's latest Skylake-X processors, the board features dual LAN, integrated Wifi, three M.2 ports and outstanding audio performance. Yet again ASRock manages to impress!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.8
MSI's high-end gaming motherboard for Kaby Lake CPUs is here. The Z270 GAMING M7 has all the bells and whistles, including something you never really thought of: dual audio chips. With a crazy automatic overclock profile that promises 5.2 GHz, we check out MSI's new enthusiast motherboard.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.7
The ASUS ROG brand has long been a favorite of a good majority of the PC enthusiast community, and with each generation, the experience only gets better. The MAXIMUS IX FORMULA is the perfect example of what makes ASUS so popular.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.0
Biostar's Z270GT8 is more than just a full-size version of the Z270GT4 we looked at earlier. It includes everything the Z270GT4 board did, but adds in Intel Optane functionality and a few other things. The Biostar Z270GT8 is a big departure from past Biostar products and isn't your everyday entry-level board.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:8.8