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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 James Keir
on Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 8:00am

With AMD releasing their 3rd generation of Ryzen processors and the new X570 chipset, each manufacturer will release their new lineup of boards. Gigabyte has done this by continuing its AORUS lineup we saw with Intel’s Z390 chipset, which includes boards at all price points like the AORUS Elite, AORUS Pro, AORUS Pro WIFI, AORUS Ultra, AORUS Master, and the AORUS Xtreme. For users looking for an AORUS motherboard, your choice will depend on what high-end features you are looking for. Someone not looking for additional armor, three M.2 slots, or more advanced network connectivity may look at the X570 AORUS Pro WIFI which provides a little bit of everything. The AORUS Pro WIFI features a 12+2 phase digital VRM solution, dual NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 slots, Intel WIFI 6 802.11ax, Intel Gigabit LAN, Integrated rear I/O Shield, and ALC1220-VB Audio IC. Being that the AORUS Pro WIFI sits in the middle of the AORUS lineup of motherboards, it remains quite affordable at an MSRP of $269.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, June 10, 2019 - 8:00am
Biostar A10N-8800 AMD SoC Motherboard

With as much attention as the latest flagship gaming products get, it’s easy to believe that’s the majority of the market. In reality, the bleeding edge makes up a miniscule fraction of the gamer population. More gamers have and use more sensible (read: affordable) machines. Outside of the high cost, many popular games just simply don’t need that level of horsepower. Most of the games that E-sports have made popular will run well on just about anything. Biostar’s A10N-8800 motherboard combines AMD’s FX-8800P low power Accelerated Processing Unit with a desktop compatible ITX form-factor to capitalize on the single-chip CPU/GPU budget gaming category. Featuring four cores up to 3.4GHz and a Radeon R7 graphics solution in a single chip, the Carrizo APU can handle daily use and light gaming without the cost associated with a larger and more complex machine. Let’s see how it does!

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 8:00am
ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390

Last year’s Maximus X Formula was effectively the 10-year anniversary of the Formula family and it brought Intel’s Coffey Lake CPU’s and Z370 chipset into the Formula family. A short while later, Intel refreshed the CPU line and added the Z390 chipset to the 300 series lineup. While the latest 9th gen CPU’s are fully compatible with the outgoing 8th gen Maximus X Formula, ASUS’s has updated the platform to bring new features such as integrated Wireless and native USB 3.1 Gen 2 powered by the Z390 chipset. Add this to the now standard liquid cooling capable VRM with integrated water block from EKWB, ROG Armor, pre-mounted I/O Shield and updates like an oversized LiveDash Display, new NODE connectivity, and 5-gigabit networking. Is this the formula for cranking your next build to eleven?

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:00am
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9

ASRock’s new Phantom Gaming Alliance is a range of products aimed at providing a top-tier experience to gamers, professionals, and enthusiasts. ASRock has collaborated with other leading vendors to provide an ever-growing ecosystem of Phantom Gaming products that spans not only motherboards but cases, coolers, memory, and storage as well. Today we’ll be looking at the flagship offering on Intel’s Z390 platform, the Phantom Gaming 9. Featuring the latest wired and wireless networking, triple Turbo M.2 ports, and a fully digital 12-phase VRM for maximum overclocking, the Phantom Gaming 9 provides everything a gamer could need. 

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 8:00am
ASUS ROG Rampage VI EXTREME Omega X299 Motherboard

Hot on the heels of Intel’s launch of the updated SkyLake-X 9000 series CPU’s and following in the footsteps of the well-loved Rampage VI Extreme, ASUS’s updated ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega makes some welcome changes to get the most out of Intel’s high core count CPU’s. One of the biggest changes is a new 8-phase VRM with twin power stages that quietly lurks beneath a massive new VRM heatsink with active fan cooling under the hood to handle the extreme demands of overclocking flagship CPU’s. Favorites such as the LiveDash OLED display and 10 Gigabit Ethernet are joined by a new NODE connector, Fan Extension II system, DImm.2 with heatsinks and an updated Intel Wireless-AC 9260. Can the best be bested? Let’s find out!

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Friday, February 15, 2019 - 8:00am
MSI X299 MEG Creation

Tailor-made for designers and content creators, MSI’s X299 MEG Creation brings maximum performance to Intel’s latest High-End Desktop. Today’s multi-tasking consists of considerably more than just browsing the web while working on a spreadsheet. Demanding power users are gaming while simultaneously streaming and then rendering videos for upload while chatting with fans. All of this can easily keep a system operating at 100% capacity for hours or even days on end and lesser systems just can’t cope. From the 13+1 phase VRM and triple 8-pin CPU power connectors to the fastest storage to the element explosion inspired aesthetics, MSI gives you the tools to create your own masterpiece.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:00am
Gigabyte X299 AORUS MASTER

With Intel’s recent launch of the updated 9th Gen. Intel Core X series processors, motherboard manufacturers have taken the opportunity to update their lineups. First generation X299 platforms caught a little bit of grief from the overclocking community for VRM cooling. Intel’s High Core Count CPU’s were pulling incredible amounts of power and the decorative heatsinks struggled to keep up thermally with processors that were easily breaking the 500W mark, Gigabyte has taken that into consideration on the new X299 AORUS Master. Featuring a new fully digital 12-phase Smart Power Stage VRM with a fin array heatsink with triple the surface area for maximum overclocking potential. Let’s dive in and check out what else Gigabyte has added and updated!