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Certainly when it comes to motherboards, the high end enthusiast products get all the attention, while the more budget friendly options fly under the radar. That’s a shame too. The more budget friendly products are really the bread and butter of the industry. MSI’s Pro Series motherboards are aimed directly at those enthusiasts that have less than an unlimited budget.
With the upcoming launch of Intels new 7th generation of Core Processors, there’s no surprise that we are starting to see new motherboards with Intel’s new Z270 chipset as well. With new features, such as support for Intel’s new Optane SSDs, more downstream PCIe lanes, 14 to the previous 10 that the Z170 chipset has and even front USB 3.1 support, The Z270 chipset is an upgrade over the Z170 chipset.
A motherboard is one of the most critical components in any PC to get right. Nearly everything in a modern PC is connected directly to the motherboard, CPU, RAM, GPU, Drives, USB Ports, Audio cables, and so on, so it’s pretty important you get something reliable and with enough features and connections for everything you need. The Flip side of that coin is the staggering selection of boards out there, with literally hundreds of choices, some costing more than a mortgage payment on a house, how does a gamer decide what to get? MSI has broken their new lineups into 3 new categories to help you narrow it down.
Sometimes you want to gaming features, without paying the gaming premium. What if you just need something simple, but you don’t want to sacrifice the aesthetic of a gaming motherboard? Well Biostar may have the solution to your problem with their Racing B150GT5 motherboard.
Let me cut to the chase, black is mean and black is most definitely cool. Somethings just had to be black to be correct. Whether it was Darth Vader, a leather jacket, or the 1986/87 Buick Grand National; there are just somethings that just would not look as mean or as cool if they were not black.
With the release of Intel’s Broadwell-E processors motherboard manufactures have been refreshing their X99 lines to meet demand for the newest features on the almost 2 year old platform. At the same time, to celebrate its 30th anniversary, Gigabyte renewed the iconic blue color scheme. The marriage has resulted in Gigabyte’s new X99-Designare EX motherboard, which is a part of the new Designare series, aimed at content creators.
Here at Pro Clockers we have reviewed quite a few motherboards over the years. I alone have reviewed close to thirty. Despite all these numerous reviews, we rarely get an opportunity to review motherboards that are not aimed towards the enthusiast market. Today is one of those rare occasions though, as we have the ASRock E3V5 WS for review.