Intel have declared that they intend to stop developing desktop motherboards, instead focusing on all-in-one retail products similar to Apple products. Desktops aren’t going anywhere though, as motherboard vendors like Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI will continue making motherboards for all markets.
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When we reviewed the EVGA Z75 SLI, it was $180 in stores. We liked the board, but the price was a bit high. With Tiger Direct offering it for $99 (after $20 MIR), it’s an easy recommendation.
The FM2-A85XA-G65 is MSI’s first attempt at a fully digital PWM phase controller, and the results are pretty interesting! We take a deep look at the MSI FM2-A85XA-G65’s components, overclocking, and peripheral performance.
Today we’ll be looking at the 990FXA-UD3 from Gigabyte. It’s a mid-range solution, priced at around $150 online. Although it is not jam packed with features like the last board we looked at, it should have just about everything you need to take your AMD FX to the limit with air or liquid cooling.
Asus has combined a lot of extra hardware features and unique software to come up with one of the more interested motherboards we’ve come across in a while. Today we review the Crosshair V Formula, which is based on the AMD 990FX chipset.
We take a look at the Asus Crossfire IV Formula, which has the reputation of being one of the best motherboards you can buy for a high end AMD system. It is certainly one of the most expensive, so we have put it to the test to see if it has earned its reputation, and whether it is worthy of the high price.