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In a world of flashy, wallet breaking ‘gaming’ components, it’s easy to forget the other 90% of the market. For your office, the kid's computer, or even your home theater system you just want something reliable and affordable, and BIOSTAR has a pair of boards targeted directly at that corner of the market. Between the B360MHD PRO and the H310MHD PRO, BIOSTAR has the entry-level 8th generation Intel market squarely in its sights and today we’ll be taking a closer look at the H310MHD PRO.
Affordable and Extreme are not two words you often find in the description of any computer part at the same time. ASRock has done just that. Part of ASRock’s Extreme level line-up, the Z370 Killer SLI brings everything an enthusiast needs down to a price point anyone can afford. A High-Density Sapphire Black Glass Fabric PCB covered with premium components like 45A Alloy Chokes, Nichicon 12K Black Caps and Steel Slots for the main PCIe X16 slots. Is it possible to have a Killer motherboard and not kill your budget? We’ll find out!
While not the highest offering among the Enthusiast Gaming family of boards. The Gaming M7 position is arguably one of the most popular in the Lineup. It stands to Reason it would be one of the first to get the updates for AMD’s 2nd generation Ryzen processors, and today we get to look at MSI’s X470 Gaming M7 AC motherboard. To open up headroom for better overclockability, MSI doubles up on power delivery with a pair of 8-pin CPU power connections piped into the 14 phase VRM. Most of the favorites such as the twin drive Shield FROZR heatsink and Steel Armor protected slots return but let’s see what else MSI has under the hood!
With the seemingly constant releases of the next ‘best thing in gaming’, it's easy to forget that gaming only makes up a small portion of the PC world. While it doesn’t take much of a machine to check emails and check out pictures on social media, more than a few people make a living off of getting work done on a PC. When time is money, you need the best, and you need to get things done. With ASUS’s WS or Work Station line you can pack your system will all the power you need to get the job done.
With the recent launch of the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen CPU’s, it’s to be expected motherboards would get a revamp as well. Besides the new chipset, the beloved Crosshair Hero has undergone some significant tweaking, some aesthetic and functional, and some less obvious but very important. A pre-mounted I/O shield will be welcome and readily apparent, but an updated and highly optimized 10+2 phase VRM provides a cooler run and more powerful delivery system where it matters. With great updates where the rubber meets the road on usability and performance, coupled with AMD’s latest Ryzen processors, is there a reason to look any further than the Crosshair VII Hero? We’ll find out!
While many enthusiasts want the latest, greatest, bleeding edge in features, that often extends into unproven territory. If you are willing to take some risks, that’s fine, but many builders want one thing: a build that lasts and never gives them problems. To that end, Gigabytes Ultra Durable line is built with one thing in mind. Lasting Quality. The top of that stack is the Z370XP SLI which we will be taking a look at today. A board built to last, but still covering the bases and looking good doing it might just be what you’ve been looking for.
When Intel announced the 8th generation Core processors last fall, the industry was a bit shocked to see a new platform come out in less than a year after 7th gen Kaby-Lake and Intel 200 series boards. One caveat, 8th generation ONLY works on new 300 series boards. Not that something like that is unprecedented, but we got a full range of new CPUs and exactly ONE chipset to use it on, the flagship Z370. While enthusiasts didn’t mine much, everyone else didn’t see the point of throwing a locked CPU on an expensive platform made for pushing unlocked chips to the breaking point. Nearly six months later, the rest of the 300-series family is finally seeing the light of day. The Mainstream segment of the 300 series is Intel’s H370 chipset, and ASUS is right on time with a brand-new ROG Strix H370-I Gaming to kick it off.