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My Core i7 5960X + MSI X99 Experience So Far: It's Smoking, Really

This weekend I was planning to publish the first Linux benchmarks for Intel's incredibly powerful Core i7 5960X Haswell-E processor with X99 motherboard and DDR4 system memory. Unfortunately, all I can tell you now is that it's smoking, quite literally!
6 September 2014 - 50 Comments

ASRock Z97 Extreme6

Those looking for an Intel Z97 motherboard that's Linux-friendly and jam-packed with features should checkout the ASRock Z97 Extreme6 as it should cost you less than $170 USD.
26 June 2014 - 22 Comments

Gigabyte Z97-HD3 Intel Z97 Motherboard

For those looking towards purchasing a new motherboard with an Intel Z97 chipset that's compatible with Haswell Refresh and Broadwell processors, the Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 is a nice option and will set you back just over $100 USD.
28 May 2014 - 7 Comments

ASRock AM1H-ITX: One Of The Best AM1 Mini-ITX Motherboards

For those looking out for an affordable mini-ITX motherboard for AMD's new AM1 APUs, the ASRock AM1H-ITX is a very interesting and versatile motherboard.
27 April 2014 - 77 Comments

Gigabyte AM1M-S2H

The Gigabyte AM1M-S2H motherboard is an AMD AM1/FS1b motherboard that's sized for micro-ATX enclosures, offers a fine set of budget features, and costs just over $30 USD.
21 April 2014 - 16 Comments

ASUS AM1I-A: A Mini-ITX Board For Socketed Kabini APUs

For those looking at purchasing hardware for a low-cost socketed Kabini APU system build following our many AMD AM1 Platform tests under Linux that found the low-end hardware to play well with the open-source operating system, one of the motherboards worth considering is the ASUS AM1I-A.
18 April 2014 - 11 Comments

AAEON EMB-BT1: A Linux-Friendly, Mini-ITX, Atom "Bay Trail" Board

For those after a low-cost mini-ITX board for use within an HTPC, SOHO file server, or other low-power situations, AAEON has out an interesting board called the EMB-BT1, or more formally the AAEON EMB-BT1-A10-3825. This mini-ITX motherboard has onboard an Intel Atom E3825 "Bay Trail" SoC for delivering decent performance out of the six Watt SoC and having open-source-friendly graphics under Linux.
8 April 2014 - 15 Comments

MSI B85M-P33: A Cheap Haswell Motherboard

The MSI B85M-P33 is a micro-ATX motherboard that's friendly with latest-generation Intel Haswell processors while the cost of this motherboard will only set you back about $60 USD.
15 March 2014 - 7 Comments

Gigabyte F2A88XM-D3H AMD A88X

For those in the market for an AMD Kaveri compatible motherboard that is micro-ATX and not too expensive, the Gigabyte F2A88XM-D3H is a board worth considering that works well with Linux.
3 March 2014 - 28 Comments

ECS KBN-I + AMD E1-2100 "Kabini" APU

In a very good deal, the ECS KBN-I/2100 mini-ITX motherboard that features an AMD E1-2100 dual-core "Kabini" APU can be found for just over $30 USD. How though is the performance of this ultra low-cost motherboard + APU combination when it costs less than a Raspberry Pi? Here are some benchmarks and the Linux impressions.
19 February 2014 - 41 Comments

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