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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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MSI X99A SLI Plus Motherboard Review

With Skylake chips still selling through retailers for a significantly greater price than Intel may have intended, the HEDT X99 platform quickly becomes an even more appealing option to power users. The six-core Haswell-E 5820K is faster than Skylake’s flagship 6700K and is available for around £40 less. The next …

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MSI launches Z170A SLI Plus motherboard

MSI has completed its PRO Series motherboard line up today with the addition of the Z170A SLI Plus motherboard, packed with features in a stealthy, black design. At first glance, you can spot the similarities between the Z1z0A and X99A SLI Plus motherboards, though plenty of features have been enhanced …

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ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme is a ridiculously expensive mobo

ASUS might be known for producing some of the world’s most premium gaming and overclocking motherboards, but it’s never done anything quite like this one before. Bundling monstrous on-board heatsinks, with an overclocking companion tool, many, many USB ports and a number of other features with the Skylake supporting Z170 …

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ASUS shows off ROG Maximus VIII Impact Z170 ITX motherboard

ASUS has just showed off its latest motherboard, the mini-ITX ROG Maximus VIII Impact, bringing the benefits of Intel’s latest platform to small, compact rigs. With a new platform, comes new benefits, including 5-way optimization, Pro Clock technology and a full-scale voltage regulator module for those that like to squeeze …

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Asus TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1: Extreme performance and durability

Asustek Computer has introduced its TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 mainboard for Intel Corp.’s latest “Skylake” processors, which combines excellent expansion capabilities, advanced connectivity, sophisticated overclocking features with ultimate durability and five-year warranty. The platform is designed for those, who not only want high performance, but maximum reliability too. The …

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Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI Motherboard Review

Gigabyte’s Z170XP-SLI is aiming to tempt users looking for a motherboard that offers the Z170 platform’s core features, but without requiring a significant cash outlay. In the Z170XP-SLI, Gigabyte offers one of the lowest cost boards to support SLI, while also retaining features such as USB 3.1, USB Type-C, and …

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Give MSI a shout out and you will be rewarded

This is a big summer for system builders thanks to the recent launch of Intel’s Skylake processors and the Z170 platform. If you happen to be jumping on the Skylake bandwagon with an MSI Z170 motherboard, then MSI would like to hear your feedback and in exchange, you could win …

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Gigabyte X99-Gaming 5P Motherboard Review

Retrofitted with Gigabytes new pin-enhanced socket, the X99-Gaming 5P is targeting enthusiast gamers with an eye for multi-GPU configurations and an ear for high-quality audio hardware. Can the red and black-themed design appeal to gamers shopping for a mid-priced X99 motherboard? Branded as part of the G1 Gaming series, Gigabyte’s …

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Gigabyte details premium Z170 platforms: DDR4, 32Gb/s M.2, 16Gb/s SATAe, Thunderbolt 3

Gigabyte Technology at Computex revealed details about its upcoming premium mainboards based on the Intel Z170 core-logic designed for the Intel’s “Skylake” microprocessors. As expected, the new motherboards will provide rather extreme capabilities when it comes to overclocking, multi-GPU and high-performance storage. Gigabyte’s premium Intel Z170-based motherboards for LGA1151 microprocessors …

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KitGuru visits Gigabyte’s Nan Ping factory

Gigabyte is one of those companies that has been a big name in the enthusiast PC industry for a long, long time. It makes motherboards, graphics cards, peripherals, laptops, tablets and more and all of them need putting together at some point. Which is why when we were given the …

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MSI offering X99 motherboard and DDR4 RAM combos

The switch to X99 can be painful on the wallet but MSI is looking to help alleviate some of the burden by offering up motherboard and DDR4 RAM combos at Dabs UK. DDR4 memory has a number of advantages over DDR3, including lower power usage and higher overclocking abilities. With X99 motherboards, …

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Asus unveils ‘military grade’ TUF Trooper Intel B85 mainboard

Asustek Computer has announced a new mainboard that weds extreme durability and reliability with moderate cost. The new TUF Trooper B85 features complete protection against lightning strikes and electrostatic discharge (ESD) as well as uses “military grade” components that will last longer than standard ones. The platform supports virtually all …

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Asus TUF Sabertooth X99 Motherboard Review

Guaranteed reliability and enhanced thermal performance are the crucial principles upon which Asus’ TUF series motherboards are forged. A variety of military-grade certification tests, as well as five years’ worth of warranty, tackle the ‘guaranteed’ part of guaranteed reliability. The physical elements of reliability and thermal performance, however, are handled …

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