Pretty much the most "normal" of the ROG motherboard bunch. The ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO offers ROG features and quality at a more accessible price than its unique brothers. Despite previous claims of ASUS duping the VRMs that later proven false, the MAXIMUS XI HERO stands strong as a top contender for the best motherboard in the Z390 generation. Are you looking to build with the new Intel 9th-gen procs? Find out if the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO motherboard is for you in this #B2G review!
The Gene series of motherboard from ROG have not seen any change in its design formula for many generations but with the release of the Maximus XI Gene, some big changes going on. For better or for worse, its a lot to consider so if you're looking for a micro ATX 9th-gen build, read on to find out if the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI GENE is the right board for you in this #B2G review.
The new 9th-gen Intel Core processors are finally here and we take a closer look at how they perform in our benchmark suite including encoding and productivity tasks as well as gaming in multiple resolutions paired with the RTX 2080 Ti. We pit the new processors against the Core i7 8700K and AMD Ryzen 2700X to show you if this is a worthy upgrade if you're looking strictly at performance perspective. Read on this #B2G analysis!
While other brands have their mainstream series offering, ASUS' PRIME series may be the only one that has a certain distinction of actually being a premium series amongst other mainstream offerings. Read on to find out more about the ASUS PRIME Z370-A motherboard in this #B2G review!
A great motherboard if you're after premium features and quality, the ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VII HERO WIFI brings you the best of what 2nd-gen Ryzen has to offer.
ASUS and GIGABYTE puts on a showdown as both their flagship AM4 X470 motherboards vie for top contention but its a close fight and performance seekers may feel more comfortable on the GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI and its beefed up VRM cooling. It's loadout of features also doesn't pale in comparison to its main competitor. Find out more in this #B2G review of the GIGABYTE X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI motherboard
Based on its impressive ROG STRIX Z370 motherboard, the ASUS ROG STRIX B360-F GAMING brings all the essentials and performs the same at stock speeds for those that want a cost-effective, build-and-play gaming rig. Read more about the ASUS ROG STRIX B360-F GAMING motherboard in this #B2G review.
Practically just a chipset swap of the Z370 AORUS GAMING 5, the H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI from GIGABYTE bridges its high-end features and mainstream pricing to deliver a decent platform for build-and-forget types of builds. Find out more in this #B2G review of the GIGABYTE H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI motherboard!
While X470 motherboards prove to be a bit pricey at this time, a B350 flashed to the latest BIOS will easily accommodate a Ryzen 5 2600X. This gives it one of the lowest platform cost for current-gen 6-cores and at nearly the same performance with Intel's 8th-gen Core i7, its a compelling upgrade path for those looking for a capable, mainstream content creation/gaming setup. Read on to find out more about the AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6-core processor in this #B2G review!
Despite still trailing in the single threaded performance game, AMD has closed the gap with Intel in just one year. AMD has given us a performance leap in one generation that Intel has not delivered in a few years now. That being said, AMD's new Zen+ based 2nd-gen Ryzen processors now come neck-to-neck against Intel and with its enticing bundle, the new breed of Ryzen processors make it easier for those looking for a multimedia workstation/gaming rig to have a foundation for their rigs. We take an in-depth look at the flagship of the new 2nd-generation Ryzen processors in this #B2G review of the Ryzen 7 2700X from AMD.
With Intel cutting back the Pentium G4560, they have paved the way for AMD's entry-level products to shine and with their excellent price-per-core advantage, AMD's Ryzen 3 products offer a compelling option for those looking to build an entry-level machine with a discrete GPU. Read on to find out more in this #B2G review.
If you're after maximum gaming performance for your $1000 build, sticking with Intel is a good idea but if you're after more CPU power to handle multimedia tasks, content creation or streaming, there is no beating the currently repriced Ryzen 5 1600X at $220.