ASRock Z790 Steel Legend WiFi Review

Today we take a good look at ASRock’s Z790 Steel Legend WiFi motherboard for Intel’s 13th and 12th generation Raptor Lake and Alder Lake processors. Based on the Raptor Point chipset, the motherboard has lots of platform capabilities, but there are some you might not have seen coming. The motherboard box has the same black […]

MSI MAG Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 Review (Overview and Teardown)

One feature unique to the LGA1700 CPUs is support for either DDR4 or DDR5 memory depending on the motherboard. Today we are going to detail our first LGA1700 Z790 chipset DDR4 motherboard. The Z790 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 is one of MSI’s latest motherboards for Intel’s Z790 chipset, and they have kept the box pretty simple, […]

MSI MEG X670E ACE Motherboard Review – Overview and IC Analysis

MSI’s MEG X670E ACE is a gaming motherboard with high-end enthusiast level features designed to take full advantage of the new AM5 platform and Ryzen-7000 series CPUs. The X670E ACE is built with PCI-E 5.0 slot support, strong CPU power delivery, and M.2 flexibility in mind. It is an enthusiast motherboard designed to deliver all […]

GIGABYTE X670 AORUS ELITE AX Review – Overview and Circuit Analysis

Today we are going to take a look at GIGABYTE’s X670 Aorus Elite AX, a motherboard loaded with features and the latest the new AM5 platform has to offer including wireless-AX, 2.5Gbit LAN, PCI-E 5.0 M.2, and two USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 type-C ports. Video Part 1: Unboxing and Overview Video Part 2: Teardown and […]

GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master Video Review: Part 2

You can find the written version here. Today we teardown and do an IC analysis on one of GIGABYTE’s top of the line gaming motherboards for the Z690 platform; the GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master. Join us as we pull off the heatsinks and go chip by chip explaining how the motherboard works.

GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master: Physical Review & IC Analysis

Today we are tackling our first Z690 chipset motherboard that ushers in the new era of PCI-E 5.0 and DDR5 compatible PCB designs that require a much higher level of engineering and quality compared to previous Intel chipset motherboards, so let’s see how GIGABYTE’s high-end Z690 Aorus Master competes. Video Part 1 (Overview) can be […]

GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master Video Review: Part 1

The first part of our two part series on the GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master includes unboxing the package, detailing the accessories, going over ports, slots, and headers, and ends with preparing the motherboard for the second part, which includes a teardown and IC analysis. Video Part 2 (Teardown and IC Analysis) can be found here.