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Biostar Introduces Hi-Fi A88W 3D FM2+ Motherboard
Sep 24, 2013 - in News
The Biostar Hi-Fi A88W 3D motherboard features AMD's new FM2+ socket and an ATX form factor.
Fast And Cheap? Five Sub-$160 Z87 Motherboards For Enthusiasts
Aug 13, 2013 - in Reviews
Intel’s Haswell architecture has mainstream leanings. And yet some of the motherboards out there are really high-end. Today we're looking at five platforms under the $160 mark that hopefully put some value back into being an enthusiast.
Biostar Announces the Hi-Fi A85W 3D Socket FM2 Mobo
Jul 2, 2013 - in News
The Biostar Hi-Fi A85W 3D is a socket FM2 motherboard that integrates the company’s in-house “Hi-Fi 3D” audio technology.
Biostar FM2 Motherboards Now Support AMD Richland APUs
Apr 18, 2013 - in News
With the appropriate BIOS and driver update, Biostar's full range of FM2 motherboards support AMD's "Richland" APUs.
Biostar Unveils Its LGA1150 Motherboards
Mar 12, 2013 - in News
The company's new line of motherboards for 4th Generation Intel CPUs includes the HiFi-B85S2, the HiFi-Z87X3D and the HiFi-H87S3+.
Tom's Hardware's 2012 Gift Guide, Part 1: For System Builders
Nov 20, 2012 - in Picture Story
Welcome to our most-anticipated event of the year, the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide! Today, in Part 1, we have three of our most stunning models ever displaying an arousing array of components for your system config consideration. Deep breath...and enjoy.
Seven Sub-$160 Z77 Express Motherboards, Reviewed
Jul 22, 2012 - in Reviews
Intel’s LGA 1155 interface is designed for mainstream buyers, yet the firm’s Ivy Bridge-based processors put it in the performance spotlight. We compare seven Z77 Express motherboards that deliver enthusiast-class performance at mainstream prices.
Biostar Intros New PURO Hi-Fi Line of Motherboards
Jun 12, 2012 - in News
Company unveiled eight new motherboards as part of new PURO HI-FI line.
Six $160-220 Z77 Motherboards, Benchmarked And Reviewed
Apr 29, 2012 - in Reviews
Combining the newest features with moderate expandability, Intel’s mainstream platforms provide high value to most gaming and overclocking enthusiasts. We compare six examples with Z77 Express to find the best features, overclocking, and efficiency.
Six $200-$260 LGA 2011 Motherboards, Reviewed
Feb 26, 2012 - in Reviews
We know that Intel's X79 Express platform hosts the fastest desktop processors in the company's portfolio. But can it be made more affordable? We round up the least-expensive $200-$260 motherboards to determine how much you have to give up for cheap X79.
System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2011: System Value Compared
Dec 22, 2011 - in Reviews
A 20% budget boost for this quarter’s machines gave every builder room to fix former foibles, yet only the cheapest system showed big performance gains. What effect will those big and small changes have on price-per-performance proficiency?
System Builder Marathon, Dec. 2011: $1200 Enthusiast PC
Dec 19, 2011 - in Reviews
We mix things up with a $1200 budget, a brutally powerful Radeon HD 6950 CrossFire combo, and AMD's new FX processor in the final mid-range System Builder Marathon PC of 2011. The results are predictable in some ways, but surprising in others.
From $100 To $160: Five Z68-Based Boards, Compared
Jul 10, 2011 - in Reviews
Value-oriented system builders celebrate new-found performance and features as Intel continues pushing its mainstream platform towards the high-end. Today, we draw a line in the sand and consider five motherboards priced between $100 and $160.
P67 Motherboard Roundup: Nine $150-200 Boards
Jan 9, 2011 - in Reviews
Improved per-clock performance and higher achievable frequencies are sure to put Intel’s latest K-Series CPUs on top of many builders’ whish lists, but they’ll still need a new socket to put it in. We test nine enthusiast-oriented LGA-1155 motherboards.
Five AMD 890FX-Based Motherboards Compared
Jun 1, 2010 - in Reviews
Adding SATA 6 Gb/s and two more USB 2.0 ports, AMD’s flagship northbridge has evolved into the 890FX. Just as important are the evolutionary steps several manufacturers have taken in motherboard design. Today we examine five examples.
Budget Computing: Nine H55 And H57 Motherboards Compared
Feb 23, 2010 - in Reviews
Providing an HDCP-compliant audio path for its latest integrated-video CPUs, Intel’s new H55 and H57 chipsets are certain to appeal to both home theater and office system builders. We inspect nine samples to find out what else these value boards can do.
Enthusiast P55: Eight LGA 1156 Boards Between $150 And $200
Nov 10, 2009 - in Reviews
Upper-range P55 motherboards cost around $100 less than similarly-equipped X58 products, but are these still good enough for enthusiasts? We take a closer look at eight different models, dissect their features, benchmark them, and come away with a winner.
Seven AMD 785G-Based Motherboards Rounded Up
Oct 27, 2009 - in Reviews
When AMD launched its 785G chipset, we were impressed by the mainstream value enabled from such an affordable platform. In this roundup, we're covering seven different 785G-based board covering ATX, microATX, DDR2 memory, DDR3, and two different sockets.
X58 Roundup: Seven $200-300 Core i7 Boards
Mar 19, 2009 - in Reviews
With our $300+ X58-based Motherboard Roundup weeks behind, we now examine Core i7’s middle class. How much functionality must buyers sacrifice to save as much as $100? Seven motherboards made the cut in this latest roundup.
Roundup: Six Core 2 Motherboards Under $100
Dec 23, 2008 - in Reviews
As Intel’s Core i7 architecture starts moving down from the high-end, value seekers can build high-performance LGA775 systems cheaply. Low-cost motherboards compete for the value crown with added features, performance, and overclocking capabilities.
11-Way P45 Motherboard Shootout
Aug 25, 2008 - in Reviews
Two formerly high-end features—PCI Express 2.0 transfers and native Crossfire support—separate Intel’s new mainstream P45 Express chipset from its earlier P35 Express. Eleven motherboards challenge the market with features, performance and value.