Reviews

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
When you want your PC to be fast, ultra fast, you are going to look at very specific products only. One you might not look at is MSI's Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON, a board truly designed to be one of the fastest boards on the market, ready to help you reach the finish line first.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.2
With AMD's new processors out now, ASRock has taken their Taichi design and applied it to AMD's X370 chipset. Ready for SLI and dual M.2 drives along with a huge list of other features, ASRock's X370 Taichi motherboard is definitely ready to bring a calming moment to your AMD Ryzen experience.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:10.0
Everyone likes saving a buck or two on their technology purchases, and Biostar is all about providing you with those options. For all you mATX lovers on a budget who want a bit more for features, but not a bigger price, Biostar's Gaming Z170GT4 just might be exactly what you are looking for.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.2
It's here! Our first look at Intel's Kaby Lake supporting motherboards comes from none other than ASRock, with their white and black mainstream motherboard, the ASRock Z270 Extreme4. With all the base features of Intel's latest, including a bit of ASRock's engineering magic thrown in, the ASRock Z270 Extreme4 is the perfect example of what you can expect from Intel's Kaby Lake platform.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.8
ASRock's updated X99 board for gamers, the ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7, is fitted with all the latest goodies, including a bundled NVIDIA HB Bridge so you can get the most out of your pair of GTX 1070s or GTX 1080s. Dual M.2, dual Intel LAN, this board is all about gaming pairs!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.7
Sometimes, we need a calming moment, and sometimes such can be provided by your PC! ASRock's X99 Taichi takes a whole new twist on motherboard design, going for aesthetics and form over function while still keeping functionality in the foreground. This board doesn't focus on anything other than providing you a simple, easy-to-use, calming experience.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.7
ECS has been known to have some rather crazy board names in the past, but none are as crazy as the ECS Z170-LIGHTSABER! With a name like that, you can only naturally expect one thing: a bunch of lights, right? Or will it lean toward the dark side?
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:8.0
MSI has gone and smashed overclocking and gaming into a single motherboard! The MSI Z170 MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM has a huge list of abilities to go along with its huge name! Fitted with an aesthetic unmatched by anything else on the market today, MSI's Z170 MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM is truly a board built to be tougher than steel!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.8
MSI delivered us a new X99 motherboard, the X99A-GAMING PRO CARBON, a stealthy all-black motherboard with some RGB Mystic Light goodness. Designed for those new multiple GPUs you just bought, the MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON is ready to take your VGAs, your memory and your new Broadwell-E CPU to the limits to then stay there!
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.7
We test the Gigabyte X99-Ultra Gaming with the latest Intel 20-core Broadwell-E processor. This new motherboard comes with both Intel and KillerNIC LAN, U.2 and M.2 drive support, USB 3.1 Type-C, and audio-tailored for gaming. It also supports multiple videocards and to look pretty it provides fantastic LED lighting.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.6
ASRock is back in the overclocking game with a purpose-built Z170M OC Formula mATX motherboard ready to take your Skylake CPU and DDR4 memory to the absolute limit. Rated to support DDR4-4500+ and built with ASRock's Hyper OC Engine, this OC-centric Z170M OC Formula board has the highest rating for memory speeds on the market today.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.9
The Biostar Racing Z170GT7 is a fully-featured high-performance platform that includes an LN2 switch. Unlike previous motherboards from Biostar that were affordable with more basic features, this one has everything a gamer would want and does very well in our testing.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.6
When it comes to overclocking, ASUS's ROG series has a long-held reputation everyone else strives to achieve. The ASUS MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME stands out as the product to uphold that tradition for Skylake; a tradition of huge capabilities and amazing BIOSes along with a nearly bullet-proof design that is truly deserving of the "EXTREME" moniker.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:9.9
After skipping Intel's X99 Express platform, ECS is back to enthusiast-focused board products using Intel's Z170. The ECS Z170-CLAYMORE is a weapon built for today's gamer arsenal, carrying Realtek's latest "Dragon" LAN controller not seen on these pages before.
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Author:cadaveca
In:Motherboards
Score:8.6