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.

ASRock’s AM5 launch lineup detailed with a total of five X670E motherboards

ASRock has been in business for 20 years now, and to celebrate the launch of AMD’s AM5 platform they are launching a custom motherboard; the X670E Taichi Carrara. Alongside the Carrara is the non-Carrara X670E Taichi, the mainstay of ASRock’s lineup. ASRock launched a total of five X670E motherboards, which is the most we have […]

GIGABYTE’s X670E Aorus Xtreme and X670E Aorus Master detailed

GIGABYTE is ready to launch its top tier X670E motherboards the X670E Aorus Xtreme and X670E Aorus Master. Let’s take a look at what GIGABYTE has to deliver by looking at slides recently presented at AMD’s Next Frontier of Ryzen Motherboards webinar. GIGABYTE started out by detailing their powerful voltage regulator solution for the new […]

ASUS AM5 Crosshair X670E Extreme and Crosshair X670E Hero detailed

ASUS debuted two motherboard models during the AMD X670 webinar; the ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme and the Crosshair X670E Hero. We will talk about them in more detail here, but for those who have been searching Google for information on the Crosshair IX Hero might want to instead Google “Crosshair X670E Hero” as ASUS has […]