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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 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 8:00am
ASUS WS X299 SAGE

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.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 8:00am
ASUS ROG Crosshair VII HERO WIFI

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!

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 8:00am
Gigabyte Z370XP SLI

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.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:00am
ASUS ROG STRIX H370-I Gaming

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. 

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 8:00am

About a year ago ASUS introduced a new angle on the popular ROG Maximus line targeted squarely at the extreme overclocking crowd. With features unheard of to dates such as layout optimized memory with only a single stick per channel, a non-square X-shaped PCB, and condensation detection built right into the mix. It was one of the best boards they released in their Z270 lineup. Now, with the release of the Z370 Apex, what improvements can they make?

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:00am
ASRock X299 Taichi XE

You probably know by this point that Intel’s latest Core i9 CPU’s pack a punch. You might even know that the higher core count chips in the series can consume some serious wattage. When you have ten to eighteen cores sucking down 400 to 600 watts or more, all of this power has to flow through your motherboard’s VRM or Voltage regulator module which can create quite a bit of heat. ASRock originally released the Taichi series boards closer to the budget level of the spectrum, but the steampunk inspired aesthetics have captured the hearts of higher-end builders. To keep builders from having to choose between an inspiring design and a high-performance board, ASRock has released the X299 Taichi XE.

Posted by Damon Bailey
on Monday, February 19, 2018 - 8:00am
ASUS Maximus X Formula

Following in the footsteps of eight previous Maximus Formula predecessors dating back a decade to 2008, the Maximus X Formula brings the iconic ROG heritage to Intel’s 8th generation platform. Featuring everything gamers have come to love about Formula from the EKWB powered VRM cooling, ROG Armor, steel backplate, and RGB lighting and mixed it in with the new LiveDash OLED display and the latest in connectivity for the ultimate gaming experience.

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