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There's no disputing that Intel had a quiet first half of the year, with not much cadence in its product releases, aside from Comet Lake and its associated Z490 motherboards. During the middle part second quarter, Intel finally unveiled its revamped 14 nm processors through its release of the 10th generation Comet Lake for desktop, and along with it a heap of new models ranging from Z490 to H460, and even the more workstation focused W480 models. Moving firmly into the third quarter of 2020, Intel now has a fully stacked lineup and we're unveiling our Best Intel Motherboards guide for July 2020.

ASUS ROG Maximus XII Apex Now Available

Back in April, Intel released its Z490 chipset for its 10th generation Comet Lake processors with a choice of over 44 models for users to select from. One of...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/1/2020

Best AMD Motherboards: July 2020

The second quarter of 2020 has been nothing short of busy with copious of chipset launches. We've had Z490 from Intel, and the long-anticipated debut of AMD's budget-focused B550...

54 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/1/2020

The AMD B550 Motherboard Overview: ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, ASRock, and Others

AMD’s budget motherboard range is often at times more successful than the bigger, full fat versions. Users have in the past got almost all of the same chipset features...

94 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 6/16/2020

ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Wi-Fi Review: The Tale of Two Motherboards

Some of the recent discussions around motherboard design are whether the motherboard manufacturers are actually adhering to the CPU vendor specifications. If a motherboard manufacturer improves the base power...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 6/11/2020

AMD's B550 Motherboards Start Appearing Online

Today is the next stage of the AMD AM4 B550 motherboard rollout: numerous vendors have started listing its models in place of an expected launch on June 16th. One...

50 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/21/2020

The Intel Z490 Overview: 44+ Motherboards Examined

After another long wait for a new Intel platform, Comet Lake and the 400 series finally descends. Here we get a new socket, support for up to 10-cores with...

49 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/30/2020

Intel Ghost Canyon NUC9i9QNX Review: NUC 9 Extreme Realizes the SFF Dream

Small form-factor PCs and gaming systems have emerged as bright spots in the mature PC market over the last decade or so. Intel's NUC form-factor introduction was the turning...

109 by Ganesh T S on 4/16/2020

ASUS Launches An Old GPU: The NVIDIA GT 710 with Four 4K HDMI Ports

I've noticed of late that certain companies are 'relaunching' older parts in new designs. We've seen it recently with some of the older AMD APUs finding their way into...

55 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/13/2020

AMD’s Mobile Revival: Redefining the Notebook Business with the Ryzen 9 4900HS (A Review)

At every turn in the story of AMD’s notebook portfolio, we’ve been there to document the highs and lows. Five years ago, AMD was definitely suffering from a combination...

262 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/9/2020

ASUS Updates Chromebook Flip Series With Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake

With the vast majority of vendors updating its notebook portfolios with Intel 10th generation processors, ASUS has added a new model its Chromebook lineup, the Chromebook Flip C436. Two...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/7/2020

ASUS Launches ROG Strix XG27WQ Curved 165Hz Monitor: FreeSync Premium Pro Certified

AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro certification promises quite a lot when it comes to features and quality, but unfortunately there are less than a dozen of such displays available on...

45 by Anton Shilov on 4/2/2020

Ryzen Roundup: A Quick Overview of Ryzen Mobile 4000 Laptops From Acer, ASUS, Dell, & MSI

Originally announced back at CES 2020, AMD this week has finally launched its new "Renoir" Ryzen Mobile 4000 APUs. And with it, AMD's laptop partners have begun rolling out...

41 by Anton Shilov on 3/31/2020

TUF Goes FreeSync Premium: ASUS TUF Gaming VG27VH1B 27-Inch 165Hz DCI-P3 Monitor

ASUS brought its TUF Gaming sub-brand to the market a couple of years ago to address needs of mainstream gamers. But as requirements evolve, the company has added premium...

30 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2020

Big, Fast, & Curved: The ASUS TUF VG328H1B, A 31.5-Inch Gaming Display

ASUS has unleashed a new TUF Gaming display, the 31.5-inch VG328H1B. The mainstream-segment monitor is aimed at gamers who are after a combination of a large screen size, a...

18 by Anton Shilov on 3/2/2020

ASUS Upgrades Compute Stick: The VivoStick TS10 Gets More RAM, Storage, & Windows 10 Pro

Intel’s Compute Stick, a self-contained PC-on-a-stick that could be used to transform any display into a PC, was an interesting concept when it was revealed several years ago. However...

34 by Anton Shilov on 2/19/2020

280 Hz Fast: The ASUS TUF Gaming VG259QM IPS Monitor, It's Love At First Sight

Now that 24.5-inch and 27-inch Fast IPS panels with a 240 Hz maximum refresh rate are in mass production, it is time to overclock them. ASUS was the first...

42 by Anton Shilov on 2/14/2020

ASUS ROG Huracan G21: A Small PC with 8-core and RTX 2080

ASUS this week updated its compact ROG Huracan G21 gaming system. The new enthusiast-class machine retains a stylish miniature case that allows easy access to components, but offers more...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2020

AT 101: Wi-Fi 6 And Why You Want It

Over the last generation of computing, there has been an explosion of devices that no longer have or need the capability of connecting to a hard-wired Ethernet connection, and...

154 by Brett Howse on 2/12/2020

Intel’s Comet Lake Meets Optical Drive in ASUS X545FA Laptop

The rise of software distribution over the Internet and content streaming services have greatly reduced the value of optical disc drives for the average consumer. At the same time...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2020

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