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MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition Motherboards Now Available

MSI Z97S SLi Krait

MSI’s new Black and White motherboard line is finally available; the first offering is the Z97S SLI, an Intel LGA1150 motherboard sporting an ATX form factor with SATA-Express support, SLI capability and a 6-phase CPU power design. The new Krait Edition motherboard even features a custom black and white Click BIOS 4 UEFI featuring the matching Krait logo. As with ... Read More »

BIOSTAR plans to kick off new Hi-Fi Motherboard

BIOSTAR Hi-Fi motherboard-1

BIOSTAR is getting ready for the launch of a new Hi-Fi series motherboard, with a brand new outlook design, cutting-edge features and innovative durability enhancements.     The board, based on the Intel Z97 chipset will come with key features and BIOSTAR’s exclusive Hi-Fi Audio technology.BIOSTAR’s in-house technology will be evident with features such as Hi-Fi technology, Golden Plated Audio ... Read More »

Gigabyte Z97-D3H Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z97-D3H

Opinions have undoubtedly shifted over the years on what is expected from entry level motherboards. While many will not argue about the appropriate price, the functional aspects such as overclockability, storage options, expandability, and sub-system performance are affected so much with every concession made to fit the budget that designing the perfect budget model can be a nightmare for manufacturers. ... Read More »

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review

Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE

It is a misplaced romantic notion to think that some things can be made whole cloth from aether and that great ideas are some sort of a divine blessing from the universe to only a select few. The truth is that copying and imitation have their place in the creative process just as much as random chance does and the ... Read More »

MSI B85M Gaming Motherboard Review

MSI B85M Gaming Motherboard Box

Not every plan goes smoothly and in the tech world, everything moves so fast that odds are stacked towards the likelihood of a plan fizzing out before the idea even gets off the ground. This is why the strategic concept of “pivoting” is such a vital ingredient to the success of current Internet giants such as Instagram (which started out ... Read More »

Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK Motherboard | Hardware Secrets

“The Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK is a high-end socket LGA1150 motherboard based on the new Intel Z97 chipset, supporting the fourth and the forthcoming fifth generation Core i processors. It brings high-end network and audio interfaces, four PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, ten SATA-600 ports (allowing one SATA Express connection), and eight USB 3.0 ports. Let’s take a good look at it.” ... Read More »

ECS Z87H3-A2X Golden Motherboard Review


Back in the 1990’s the Elitegroup Computer Systesm, or ECS wasn’t a name that one would associate to high end motherboards. Typically during that time ECS was an OEM manufacture as well as provided budget motherboards to consumers. Over the decade, ECS has released a slew of products designed to compete in all market segments budget, mainstream, and enthusiast. The ... Read More »

ASUS Z97-A Motherboard Review

ASUS Z97-A Motherboard

It was a mystery to me why most budget and value oriented motherboards looked awful but then I realized that good looking motherboards are actually rare. Not that it truly matters and it is the performance that counts but to say that looks do not factor in to our motherboard buying decisions is a lie. It would also be nice ... Read More »

MSI Z97 MPower MAX AC Motherboard Review


Before we proceed with the motherboard review, a primer on the new Z97 chipset is necessary. First, close your eyes and think of the Z87 chipset features. There. You are already up to date with what the Z97 chipset can do. Oh and also M.2 SSD support has been added, which some manufacturers might even opt not to put in ... Read More »

GIGABYTE 9-Series LGA1150 Motherboards Preview

A couple of days ago we had the opportunity to get an exclusive first look at a large portion of Gigabyte’s upcoming Intel 9-Series LGA1150 motherboards. Although we can’t share some specific details like what chipset they use, what the chipset features are, nor show any related logos, we can show you some of the most interesting North America bound ... Read More »