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MSI X99A Workstation Motherboard Review

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The Intel Broadwell-E generation is where the top end of the enthusiast market crosses over into the professional space. MSI’s X99A Workstation motherboard is based on the same consumer-oriented Intel X99 chipset as its high-end gaming products, rather than the business-focused C612, but with extra features aimed at the workstation …

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Biostar Racing Z170GT7 motherboard winner announced

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In September, we teamed up with Biostar to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Racing Z170GT7 motherboard, worth almost £125. The draw has taken place and the winner of this impressively specified piece of hardware can be announced. The correct answer was, of course, 110dB. The winner …

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Asus announces new X99 Signature and ROG Strix motherboards

It seems that several motherboard makers are preparing for the upcoming launch of Intel’s Broadwell-E CPUs, as Asus has become the latest to unveil their new line-up of X99 Signature and ROG Strix motherboards. There are several new models joining the Asus enthusiast-grade line-up including the: ASUS Signature X99-Deluxe II, …

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MSI Z170A SLI Plus Motherboard Review

Retailing just under £110, MSI’s Z170A SLI Plus is targeting Skylake users with an eye on SLI support for their graphics subsystem. With the Z170A SLI Plus motherboard’s use of an Intel NIC and largely black colour scheme, MSI is aiming to perk the interest of mainstream users who may …

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MSI is offering cashback on a range of motherboards

If you’ve been planning on making the jump to Intel’s Skylake platform or even the X99 chipset, then chances are you’re planning to spend a fair bit on a new motherboard. Fortunately, right now MSI is running a cashback promotion, which should help lessen the burden on your wallet when …

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Supermicro C7Z170-SQ Motherboard Review

Hitting the mid-high end market hard is the Supermicro C7Z170-SQ. Taking inspiration from the past and adding modern components is sure to rock the competition with server grade components, high-speed M.2 and USB-C 3.1 included.  Perched precariously at £210, the Supermicro C7Z170-SQ looks to be the motherboard that has been …

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ASRock BIOS update disables Non-K Skylake overclocking

Earlier this week, rumours began circulating suggesting that Intel is due to release a BIOS update in order to block BCLK overclocking on locked (non-K) Skylake processors. Now, it seems like that is what is happening as ASRock is the first motherboard maker to come out with a new BIOS …

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Asus Maximus VIII Impact (Z170) Motherboard Review

Right now, the mini-ITX scene is extremely popular for gamers and enthusiasts. A combined effort by component manufacturers has seen greater emphasis being put on innovative mini-ITX cases, short graphics cards, and more confined cooling solutions. And let’s not forget the system builders deploying small form-factor (SFF) offerings such as …

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EVGA shows off Z170 Classified K motherboard

Today, EVGA officially introduced its latest motherboard, the Z170 Classified K, boasting next-generation features, support for extremely high-speed RAM, USB 3.1 and 4-way SLI.  On top of that, EVGA has made some changes to board layout and equipped it with the latest GUI BIOS that focusses on functionality for enthusiasts. …

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MSI Z170A Gaming M7 Motherboard Review

Tackling the premium gaming market, MSI outfits the Z170A Gaming M7 with a number of features that will have eager buyers licking their lips. Alongside the eye-catching red and black colour scheme, hardware features include an enhanced audio system, two high-speed M.2 slots, and USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports. …

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Asus launches new TUF Sabertooth Z170S motherboard

ASUS has even more announcements in store for us today with the announcement of the new TUF Sabertooth Z170S Motherboard, which Asus says is designed tough and built to last. The ATX board  features an arctic-white digital camouflage finish and has plenty of high-end features to boot. The Asus TUF …

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Asus shows off Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard

Asus is expanding its Skylake lineup with its new Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard, bringing some important additions to the feature set, including a new USB 3.1 controller, support for memory speeds over 3800MHz, five-way optimisation and for the first time, RGB strip headers. Other key changes over the previous Maximus …

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