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High-end motherboards for gaming and overclocking

One of the things that make Asus products so enticing is simply the number of add-in features that you get with almost every level of product. I am not sure if all of these features would ever be used by…
26 January 2012
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Gigabyte's X79-UD5 drops in for a video shoot Featured

Intel is in full swing with the X79 and their Sandy Bridge-E CPUs. We have watched as they have broken and re-broken records for performance and in some cases overclocking. Behind all of this we have the X79 chipset with…
23 January 2012
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Asus' Maximus IV Extreme Performance Leaves Us Very Impressed Featured

Asus’ Maximus series has always been a great line for the user than demands top notch performance. We have tested them going all the way back to the original Maximus and each one has brought new performance features to the…
27 December 2011
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Asus' P9X79 Deluxe stops by for a Photo Shoot Featured

As 2011 comes to a close the big name in desktop CPUs is Intel. AMD’s Bulldozer failed to impress the market and while it is not a terrible product it does not have what it takes to grab the CPU…
19 December 2011
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Asus' Maximus IV Extreme; Designed for Performance Perfection Featured

So the X79 is out along with the fastest CPU family on the planet (consumer CPU that is). This means that all of the P67, H67, H61 and Z68 boards are history right? Well you would be wrong. There are…
12 December 2011
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The Gigabyte G1.Assassin2 gets its shot at the Lab Featured

We have now had the G1.Assassin2 up on the test bench for a little over a week now and are ready to talk about our experience with it. The G1.Assassin2 is Gigabyte’s current top of the line x79 motherboard and…
02 December 2011
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Gigabyte G1.Assassin2 Design and Feature Review Featured

Intel is enjoying some of the most successful quarters of their life. They have launched what is arguably the fastest desktop CPU that you can buy and have coupled it with a chipset that is clearly set to perform. We…
13 November 2011
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Intel's New X79 Chipset and Motherboard poked and prodded Featured

Normally when a new chipset hits the market we like to try and get a motherboard from one of the major companies for use in our reviews and initial testing. This goes for any new CPU regardless of if it…
11 September 2011
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Asus' Rampage III Black Edition in the Lab Featured

Quite a while ago we talked to you about the virtues of the Asus Rampage III Black. This board can best be described as The Flagship of the Flagship Rampage III line. It has everything, wireless, Bluetooth, Overclocking, Tri-SLI and…
06 August 2011
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Gigabyte's 990FXA-UD5 performs for us in the Lab Featured

We have taken our walk around of the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 and found we like the design and many of the features packed into the system. In the second half of our test we will be diving into what you can…
29 July 2011
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MSI Z68A-GD80 B3 Performance Review Featured

Ok, we have taken a look at the MSI Z68A-GD80 B3 and its design, and features. We uncovered a few things that gave us some concern. Will the board be able to handle being loaded up with cards or other…
21 July 2011
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Gigabyte's 990FXA-UD5 stops by for a photo shoot Featured

AMD is a company that not too long ago was on top. They had done something that no one thought possible; they were able to outperform Intel clock for clock.  But they had a problem; they had a winning CPU…
17 July 2011
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Asus Crosshair IV Extreme Performance Review Featured

Asus has a flare for design and for choosing the right parts to go on their products. Over the years of working with them I have often had them tell me “wait for our design” instead of tinkering with the…
14 July 2011
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Asus' Crosshiar IV Extreme in the Lab for some testing Featured

When you hear the term Crosshair several things come to mind. The first is probably the two lines that intersect inside the optics on a targeting scope (which were originally real hairs). The next could be the options in most…
07 July 2011
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MSI Big Bang Marshal Performance Review Featured

So we have taken a look into how well the MSI Big Bang marshal was put together and now we are ready to put this board through its paces. We will be taking a look at this product from as…
04 July 2011
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MSI's Big Bang Marshal shows off for us Part I Featured

The term Big Bang is used by many scientists to describe the moment of creation. They say that before this event the universe was a chaotic mass of gasses and unformed matter. The gravity and heat combined to compress this…
26 June 2011
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MSI's Z68A-GD80 Design and Feature Preview Featured

At the request of some of our readers we are going to start splitting up the way we do our reviews. However, instead of the normal “unboxings” that we find out on the Internet we are going to break up…
19 June 2011
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The X58A-OC from Gigabyte hits our Lab for some OC time Featured

Overclocking is a big deal these days. I can remember when it was just a bunch of crazed guys with too much money and free time on their hands. We used to do things like solder new resistors onto CPUs…
15 August 2010
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Gigabyte's 890FXA-UD7 gets run through the wringer Featured

As you saw with our recent coverage of the Gigabyte Open Overclocking Competition (GOOC) North American Finals Gigabyte is pushing their way back into the fore front of the enthusiast scene.  It was not that long ago when their mindset…
When you talk about gaming, overclocking and performance there are always a couple of names that pop up. One name that is sure to pop up in the conversation is the name of Asus. Asus has been making great products…