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Exclusive Asus Z87 Sabertooth Video

As the biggest manufacturer of mainboards for the technology-lovers market, Asus has quite a reputation to uphold during the launch of Intel’s Z87 chipset for its 4th Generation of Core processors. KitGuru was lucky enough to get its cameras inside the regional HQ for Asus, while one of its engineers …

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Asus Facebook Competition to Win Next Generation Z87 Motherboard

To celebrate the announcement of its Z87 motherboard line-up, Asus has launched a competition offering a chance to win 3 of these ‘next generation’ products. To enter the competition, simply visit Asus United Kingdom’s Facebook page, answer an easy question and supply the relevant information. The page can be accessed via this link. For …

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Asus P8Z77-V LX2 Motherboard Review

Asus’ original P8Z77-V LX was, and still is, a solid entry-level Z77 motherboard. Can the P8Z77-V LX2 motherboard’s subtle design changes and reduced price prove that it is ready to compete in the tough sub-£80 Z77 motherboard market? In any entry-level market, a few pounds can be the difference between …

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MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Motherboard Review

Today we are going to look at the MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming motherboard.  It’s MSI’s latest model, targeted at the enthusiast audience, more specifically enthusiast gamers.  It boasts an impressive feature set which is specifically tailored for those gamers who want the best possible performance from their system. MSI are one …

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Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X Motherboard Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X which is the latest model in their range based on this chipset.  We were recently very impressed by the Biostar Hi-Fi A85W motherboard which offered a good balance between style, performance and features, while remaining widely affordable. …

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Biostar Hi-Fi A85W Motherboard Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Biostar Hi-Fi A85W motherboard which features the same A85X chipset as the Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H that we reviewed recently.  Consequently, it features AMD’s FM2 socket which supports the latest ‘Trinity’ APUs. Biostar may not be top of most enthusiasts lists but …

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Asus P8Z77-V LK Motherboard Review

With the company’s solid set of options in the Z77 motherboard market, Asus is aiming to conquer the intermediate segment that lies between the entry-level and mid-range price categories. Enter the P8Z77-V LK motherboard. Sitting between the entry-level P8Z77-V LX and mid-range P8Z77-V motherboards in Asus’ Z77 arsenal, the P8Z77-V …

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Asus launches new micro ATX boards – faster and more integrated

Looking forward, ASUS has launched new Micro ATX motherboards with native HDMI and DVI outputs for use with Intel and AMD processors that feature integrated graphics. The motherboards also incorporate exclusive ASUS USB 3.0 ‘Boost Technology’ for faster data transfers with compatible storage and solid capacitors – which Asus claim …

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ASRock 990FX Extreme9 Motherboard Review

ASRock’s latest addition to their 990FX series of AMD motherboards, the 990FX Extreme9, aims to occupy the company’s AM3+ top spot alongside the Fatal1ty Professional board. With premium power delivery components, compatibility with AMD’s 8 core PileDriver processors and support for 3-way SLI and CrossFire graphics configurations, the ASRock 990FX Extreme9 sports …

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New Biostar launch makes THX available to all

In terms of launches, audio is generally the poor cousin of the CPU and GPU. While publications across the globe go ape for the latest and greatest in terms of piped lines, cor-inducing cores and giggly hurts – the audio processor tends to stay in the shade. Not today. This …

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X79 overclocking just became affordable

The most powerful chip that most of us will consider buying is the Intel Core i7 3770k. It’s fast, powerful and lives at the top end of affordable. Similarly, the Z77 is a great chipset. But, between them, there is one area where that kind of combination needs to bow …

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ASUS reduce motherboard shipment targets

ASUStek, one of the world’s largest technology companies have had to reduce their motherboard shipments from the original plan of 25 million units in 2012 to 22.2 million units. CEO Jerry Shen acknowledged the reduction in shipments and the final figure is a reduction from the 23.2 million shipped in …

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ASRock Z77 OC Formula Motherboard Review

ASRock have been aggressively targeting the overclocking audience in the last year and we have reviewed many of their motherboards for the Intel Z77 and X79 platform. Today we are focusing on a rather special design, created by overclocking guru Nick Shih specifically for the hardcore Z77 enthusiast audience. Make …

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