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One of the most important components of a high performance rig is a quality motherboard. ProClockers has a large library of unbiased motherboard reviews in today's top form factors from the industries top manufacturers. Whether you are looking for ATX motherboard reviews, ITX motherboard reviews, or mini-ATX motherboard reviews, we have you covered.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, December 10, 2018 - 8:00am
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC Motherboard

If you’ve been following MSI awhile, you’ll know awhile back they broke their motherboard line up into the Enthusiast, Professional and Arsenal series with each serving a distinct segment of the market. Starting with Intel’s latest chipset revamp, the Z390, MSI has reduced this mouthful down to a TLA, or Three Letter Acronym. The new lines are MEG for MSI Enthusiast Gaming, MAG for MSI Arsenal gaming and MPG for MSI Professional Gaming, the segment we’ll be looking at today. With a feature set that strikes a perfect balance between appearance and performance, MSI’s new MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC strikes fear into your digital enemies, but not your wallet.

Posted by James Keir
on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 8:00am
Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro

Intel’s new Z390 was a bit of a surprise to most and is more of an update to the Z370 than an entirely new chipset. The Z390 chipset adds support up to 6 USB 3.1 gen 2 on the chip, which up until now would have to be included as a separate chip and added integrated WiFi 802.11ac support. In addition to these new features, it has also been designed to handle Intel’s 9th generation processors, which now tops out at 8 cores. With a new chipset comes motherboard refreshes and Gigabyte’s Aorus line is no different. We will be reviewing Gigabyte’s Aorus Pro which boasts the same stylish Aorus design with some new features such as a 12+1 phases digital VRM solution with DrMos, 2x copper PCB with an enlarged power plane, and M.2 thermal guard covers. The Aorus Pro lands itself in the middle of Aorus’s new Z390 lineup and has an MSRP of $180.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 8:00am
ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero WiFi Z390 Motherboard

The Hero series has arguably been the go-to board for many each generation to get all the ROG Maximus goodies without the flagship prices of something like the Formula or Extreme boards. ROG only features like dedicated water cooling headers, pre-mounted I/O Shield, multi-zone Aura-Sync lighting with addressable headers, and one-click Ai-powered overclocking gives you everything an enthusiast gamer could need at a price that feels a little more mainstream. Let’s go see how it performs!

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, November 9, 2018 - 8:00am

Intel’s Z390 is a bit of an oddity on the PC world. While not really a full generational leap it does supplant Z370 as the flagship chipset for Intel’s 9th generation launch. Since ASUS never really got around to launching its flagship ‘Extreme’ product position on the Z370 platform, it’s making up for lost time now with Z390, the true flagship of the 300 series. Taking advantage of Intel integrating USB 3.1 gen 2 and Wi-Fi into the chipset, ASUS packs not only that but everything else into a single board. So much so, it has to be EATX to hold it all. What all magic has ASUS included? We’ll find out together.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, September 24, 2018 - 8:00am
Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro WiFi

AMD’s B450 chipset is one of those rare gems that only comes along every couple of generations. Every bit as capable and unlocked as its bigger X470 sibling, you give up almost nothing with the exception of spending more to buy a board. Gigabyte has capitalized on this with the affordable but well equipped B450 Aorus Pro WIFI. Featuring that legendary Aorus styling with the best connectivity on the market along with Ultra Durable reliability.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, September 7, 2018 - 8:00am
ASUS TUF X470-Plus Gaming

Later this month marks the 9th anniversary of ASUS’s first TUF series motherboard, the Sabertooth 55i. Built with not only components and cooling to meet military durability and reliability standards, but also with features designed for gamers and enthusiasts, the TUF series has grown into an entire family of long-lasting motherboards. With AMD’s most exciting platform in nearly as many years, it’s only natural for ASUS to bring X470 over to the TUF family with the TUF X470-Plus Gaming. With all of the features a gamer could want with the reliability they deserve and an entire ecosystem of matching components from partners in the TUF Gaming Alliance, what more could a gamer want?

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, August 31, 2018 - 8:00am
ASUS Strix B360-F Gaming

Intel’s B360 platform is much more affordable than the Z370 flagship, but what are you compromising on for that smaller price tag? Actually, for most users, not much. B360 doesn’t support overclocking, CPU or memory, but, and hardware enthusiasts might need to stop reading here, not than many people actually do this. You loose the ability to run more than 1 GPU from the CPU, but again, only a very small portion of the market is affected. What about storage? Well, a trio of M.2 dives are out, as is RAID functions, but everything that matters to the 99% is still there. ASUS is betting that they can still provide a premium experience known to the Strix family without the cost of all the stuff most people don’t actually use anyway, are they right? We’ll find out!

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