Why every hardware company should have a flagship product
The Asus Maximus Impact, Corsair 1000D, and even Intel's Core i9-7980XE - they're all expensive flagship products, but they're also extremely important for marketing and brand image.
A sub-100g wireless mouse with unlimited play-time. And a £250 price tag.
Piranha boss talks of 'responsibility'.
The High Current Pro looks good on paper, but can it come through our tests unscathed?
AMD removed the core unlocking ability in its most recent chipsets because it feared its reputation would suffer after complains over stability.
With a refined design to that will please most enthusiasts, Gigabyte's GA-MA790FXT-UD5P socket AM3 motherboard is on the test bench. We find out whether this Gigabyte motherboard's new found beauty is more than just skin deep.
Is it a cupcake? Is it a speaker? No! It's a heatsink! Armed with its novelty wares the Foxconn Renaissance is branded with the slogan for 'Digital Life', affording 'high performance computing, connectivity and digital entertainment'. Is that ambiguous marketing or part of a bigger idea?
MSI's Eclipse X58 motherboard for Intel's Core i7 processors sports a great new look and some fresh unique features from its DrMOS and GreenPower technologies. Does it stand tall, overshadowing the competition or fade out as quickly as it appeared? Let's find out.
The DS3R legend is back, and we take the latest budget "energy efficient" P45 from Gigabyte to the cleaners, to see if its whites are whiter than white.
Oodles and oodles of features can't even begin to describe the latest Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6 motherboard. The question is though: is this board a political statement against the Asus P45 Premium or does it warrant a place high above all on its own?
We look at XFX's Nvidia nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard to find out if it offers that much more than Intel's X48 or even its own nForce 780i SLI. Do higher prices automatically get you more performance? The answers are inside.
Abit suggests that the IP35 Pro as an overclocker's wet dream with an attractive price. Thus, it follows in the footsteps of the cult classic AB9 QuadGT and promises to overclock just as well. Let's find out how it gets on...
Foxconn, the massive component manufacturer has just launched its own motherboard based on the nForce 680i SLi chipset. Unlike most 680i boards, this comes complete with two chipset fans, but does that mean it's not a motherboard enthusiasts should consider? Read on to find out.
The P6N SLI Platinum is MSI's premium nForce 650i SLI motherboard and it has all the makings of a top class board at a fraction of the price. We find out if it lives up to its potential.
EVGA partners with Nvidia again to release a retro green "Built by Nvidia" motherboard based on the new nForce 680i LT SLI chipset. Think of 680i LT as the semi-skimmed version of the full fat nForce 680i SLI chipset: all of the taste with no need to exercise.
The Asus Commando is yet another Republic of Gamers edition motherboard, meaning high end gaming at a premium price. Is it a Commando Elite or just void of underpants?
Intel's D975XBX2 is an up-rated version of the D975XBX board and now comes with more enthusiast friendly features. We found out if the ageing 975X chipset still constitutes a worthwhile investment.
We have a look at Inno3D's nForce 680i SLI board based on the reference NVIDIA 680i SLI design. We've had our fair share of problems with reference 680i boards, but we've found one that works. Let's find out if it has the potential to satisfy the enthusiast's needs.
A week after Vista's release, there's no stable driver for gamers looking to run an 8800 on the new OS. There's no sign of one forthcoming either - we look at the 8800 / Vista gaming problems.
The Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus is a cut down Striker Extreme that uses an nForce 650i SLI northbridge and an AMD Edition of the nForce 590 SLI southbridge. Do these changes make it worth considering at half the price of the Striker?
Our guest today is Mr. Wendel, who brings us the latest iteration of Abit's Fatal1ty series motherboards. Does the Fatal1ty AN9 32X teach you kids how to pwn? We find out...
DFI is back with another LANParty that has a lot to live up to. The NF590 SLI-M2R/G is based on NVIDIA's nForce 590 SLI chipset for socket AM2 processors and boasts some unique features. Does the board live up to expectations? Read on to find out how we got on...
Sapphire is normally known for its awesome ATI video cards, but it has expanded into making enthusiast-class motherboards. We have a look at the company's latest board, the PURE CrossFire PC-AM2RD580 and find out whether it's worth your money. Read on to find out how we got on with it.
DFI is a company that makes some of the best enthusiast motherboards in the industry and is renowned for throwing the kitchen sink at its boards. We have a look at the more budget-orientated Infinity 975X/G and find out whether it's any good.
Asus is the first out of the gate with an nForce 500-series mobo supporting Core 2 Duo. The P5NSLI is based on NVIDIA's nForce 570 SLI Intel Edition chipset and has a very attractive price. Does budget always mean bad?
The Abit KN9 SLI is based on NVIDIA's nForce 570 SLI chipset for AMD's AM2 processors. There are a lot of good AM2 motherboards out there, does this one join the elite ranks? We dive in to find out...
Asus has designed its P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP Edition motherboard around Intel's recently-released P965/ICH8R chipset combination. It incorporates a mamouth feature set, but do these features make a great motherboard? We have the answers for you here.
Do you want a 7900 that's majorly overclocked out of the box? EVGA has this 'superclocked' version, but do the enhanced speeds make a difference?
MSI's K9N SLI Platinum motherboard boasts the NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI chipset for AMD's socket AM2 processors. It's aimed at performance gamers but comes with high end features at a less than high end price. We find out whether it's actually worthy of Platinum, or if it's merely shiney steel.
ECS' KA3 MVP is the first socket AM2 motherboard to support ATI's CrossFire technology. It's based on the solid CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset with the all-new SB600 southbridge. Does its attractive price make the board a tempting buy for an enthusiast looking to run CrossFire? We have the answers for you here...
Today, we have a look at the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi Edition motherboard. It's another fantastic looking board from ASUS, but looks aren't everything - does it perform as well as it looks? We have the answers right here...
Foxconn and NVIDIA worked closely to bring NVIDIA's reference design nForce 590 SLI motherboard to market. We have a look at the C51XEM2AA, the performance of nForce 590 SLI and find out whether Foxconn's latest board is any good...
Back in March, ATI announced its RD580 chipset, dubbed CrossFire Xpress 3200. Today, we have a look at DFI's LANParty UT CFX3200-DR motherboard. Does this board tick all the right boxes on the application form for the ultimate enthusiast-orientated CrossFire motherboard? We have the answers for you...
We have a look at Biostar's TForce4 U 775 motherboard, based on NVIDIA's nForce4 Ultra Intel Edition chipset. Does this board live up to expectations by catering for the gaming enthusiast looking to get the most out of their system? Read on to find out...
ABIT hasn't been on top form recently when it comes to motherboards, but its new financial stability means more focus on R&D. Does this latest SLI motherboard mark a return to form for the enthusiast vendor? We investigate.
ATI claims that the CrossFire Xpress 3200 is the most overclockable chipset ever. Specced up by Macci, and coupled with trademark ASUS stability, is the A8R32-MVP Deluxe going to be the best motherboard we've seen?
Today, we have a look at MSI's RD480 Neo2 motherboard. The name is a bit of a giveaway - you've probably guessed it's based on the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 CrossFire chipset. It comes with an attractive price point and is aimed at the enthusiast looking for a bargain. Does it live up to expectations? Dive in to find out.
Excessive? Yes. Will enthusiasts buy this board because it's excessive? Probably, yes. A couple of layout flaws marr an otherwise excellent board - we go in depth to find out where this flies and where it falls.
It may be Winter, but strawberries and cream are still in vogue, if Sapphire are to be believed. This motherboard, the first in Sapphire's Pure Innovation lineup, offers a fantastic implementation of the latest ATI chipset, but can it keep up with CrossFire and SLI boards? We go in-depth to find out.
Today, we have a look at ECS' reasonably priced KN1 SLI Extreme. Is it worth your money over competing NForce 4 SLI solutions from the big guns like ABIT, ASUS, DFI, Gigabyte and MSI? We have the answers right here.
With the pace that the industry is moving forwards at right now, we often come across problems when manufacturers send us products that are not ready to be sold to the consumer. Tim Smalley discusses the realities of getting kit before anyone else and the flaws in publishing reviews before a product is ready to ship.