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Asus Z87-Deluxe/Quad Motherboard Review

Thunderbolt continues to gain pace in the marketplace, especially amongst professional users to whom time is money. Today we take a look at Asus’s Thunderbolt 2-equipped Z87-Deluxe/Quad, aimed at small-scale professional users who regularly transfer large amounts of data. Asus has taken its standard Z87-Deluxe motherboard and added an Intel …

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MSI Z87I Gaming AC Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Much of the computing industry is rapidly moving towards physically smaller components without downsizing performance. Can MSI’s Mini-ITX Z87I Gaming AC prove that Small Form Factor gamers need not worry about finding a motherboard which tends to their requirements? MSI’s first take on a gaming-orientated Mini-ITX motherboard sees the inclusion …

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MSI Z87-G43 Gaming Motherboard Review

With so much of Haswell’s performance being related to on-chip parameters, many users are quick to question the relevance of a high-end motherboard. Does MSI’s Z87-G43 Gaming act as proof that an entry-level board can compete with the high-end contenders on the Z87 chipset? Featuring support for two-way CrossFire (albeit …

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ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac Motherboard Review

The 4770K offers quite possibly the highest per-clock performance numbers of any consumer-grade processor currently on the market. It’s just that fact which makes Haswell’s multiplier-unlocked Core i7 a plausible option for workstation applications. And with that possible usage scenario comes the requirement for workstation-grade LGA 1150 motherboards. Is ASRock’s …

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Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Motherboard Review

Introducing itself to the low-cost gaming motherboard scene, can Gigabyte’s G1.Sniper Z87 retain the features that makes its higher-priced siblings attractive purchases? Targeting mid-range gamers Gigabyte’s G1.Sniper Z87 features a Killer E2201 NIC, support for 2-way SLI and CrossFire, and an eye-catching green and black colour scheme. Further enhancements are …

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MSI Z87M Gaming mATX Motherboard Review

Since its inception earlier this year, MSI’s Gaming series of components has been a success story. With its well-respected ATX Gaming series motherboards receiving positive feedback, MSI turns its focus to winning over mATX gamers. Enter the micro-ATX Z87M Gaming. Retaining many of the gaming-orientated features that made its ATX …

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Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X Motherboard Review

Today we are going to look at one of the first Socket FM2+ motherboards designed for gaming, the Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X.  This has similar characteristics as the other products in Gigabyte’s gaming range, including the trademark green and black colour scheme. As its name suggests, the Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X features the …

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Asus Maximus VI Formula (Z87) Motherboard Review

The newest ATX member joining Asus’ premier line of Z87 motherboards, the Maximus VI Formula, brings something completely different to the ROG table – a full-board covering called ROG Armor. Can the distinctive Maximus VI Formula prove itself as an excellent platform for high-end gamers and intermediate overclockers? Typically a …

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ASRock Z87 OC Formula Motherboard Review

Built for hardened overclockers, does ASRock’s Z87 OC Formula have what it takes to compete with the likes of MSI’s Z87 XPower and Asus’ Maximus VI Extreme? Utilising an E-ATX form factor and packed with overclocking-geared enhancements, ASRock’s Z87 OC Formula represents the company’s motherboard designed specifically for hardened tweakers …

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Asus Maximus VI Hero (Z87) Motherboard Review

Providing a fresh burst of excitement in Asus’ premium Republic Of Gamers series, the Maximus VI Hero is the first ROG motherboard built specifically for the mid-range gamer. Has Asus’ price-constricting approach paid off? Sparking attention due to its true gaming-orientated design and a price tag to match, the Maximus …

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Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Motherboard Review

Situated towards the entry-level end of Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable series of Z87 motherboards, the Z87-D3HP aims to provide a cheap-and-cheerful way for budget-conscious users to make the switch to Haswell. Featuring six SATA 6Gb/s ports, CrossFire capabilities, Intel LAN, and up to ten USB 3.0 ports, Gigabyte’s Z87-D3HP offers a …

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ASRock Z87 Extreme9/ac Motherboard Review

Sat at the top of ASRock’s Z87 Extreme series line-up, the Extreme9/ac is designed to combine enthusiast and gaming performance into a single motherboard that can provide everyday usage. With a 12 phase power delivery design and support for 4-way graphics configurations via a PLX PEX 8747 PCI Express switch, ASRock’s …

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MSI Z87 XPower Motherboard Review

MSI is aiming for all-out performance with its flagship LGA 1150 motherboard – the Z87 XPower. Can the 32 phase VRM, overclocking-orientated features, host of add-on controllers, and support for 4-way graphics configurations give MSI’s Z87 XPower motherboard success in the enthusiast sector? Adamant to make a stake in the …

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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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