The Top 3 High-performance Gaming Motherboards

Millions of people around the world are searching for powerful gaming motherboards designed to redefine their gaming experience and take it to the next pleasurable level. Only by reading the current best gaming motherboards reviews 2015 will you be able to find the ideal product, suited to become your source of gaming clarity.

Strengthening the personal computer on the graphic side may prove to be quite a challenge for people that don’t really know what to look for. It is not enough to invest in a high power graphics processor because it won’t do the whole job during games. You have to invest in a reliable gaming motherboard, capable of improving the way the computer reacts under graphic pressure from some of the top rated games today.

Just imagine playing games like Mass Effect 3, The Old Republic, Saints Row 3, Skyrim and many others that require a lot of graphic juice in order to run. What to look for when buying a gaming motherboard? Well, there are a couple of things that should be present in a high quality product. In the following rows we are going to emphasize some of them and help you understand better the world of gaming.

As so many people pointed out, a beginner will find it very difficult to identify a great model because every processor requires a particular socket to fit in. You will also need to know more about type of memory, memory support, storage support, expansion slots, motherboard size, chipset, PCI type and motherboard brand.

One important thing is the Chipset, because it is the way your CPU, RAM and video card interact. So, make sure it comes with a powerful one. Upon reviewing some of the best models available on the market today, we made three suggestions of gaming motherboards.


Asus Maximus VI HERO gaming motherboard

What to look for when buying a gaming motherboard? Asus Maximus VI HERO gaming motherboard comes equipped with all the characteristics and functions needed to maintain any game evolution fluid and uneventful. It comes with a powerful LGA1150 socket designed to meet the needs from some of the following types of processors: Intel Core i7/i5/i3 Pentium and Celeron.

The motherboard has Intel Z87 express chipset that ensures a soothing environment for all the major PC components to communicate. You should also know that the model has incorporated Sonic Radar that scans and detects better the computer’s connectivity patterns and enhances them.

Asus Z87 PRO gaming motherboard

When it comes to advanced and professional computer components one brand manages to release high quality models year after year: Asus. To this end you have the possibility to use one of the best gaming motherboards in 2016 from Asus: Z87 PRO, a model that can redefine your gaming experience.

It includes Dual Intelligent processors 4, completed by 4-way optimization systems which maintain the computer working with ease and lack of problems. In addition to the solid design, the motherboard features Wi-Fi Go! a special feature that permits you to fuse with ease desktop, pads and smartphones.

ASRock MB-970EX4 ATX gaming motherboard

Are you trying to find a professional gaming motherboard that will allow you to play any game without restrictions? If you are then you have the possibility to use one of the best gaming motherboards in 2015 from ASRock MB-970EX4 ATX, a model designed to meet your gaming needs.

This advanced motherboard comes with Realtek ALC892 7.1 channel HD Audio CODEC and can support with ease Premium Blu-ray audio and even THX TruStudio Pro for enhanced audio experiences. The device includes 5 x SaTA 3 ports, support RAID 0/1/0+1/5/ JBOD and also 1x SATA 3 port that permits you to set out enhanced connectivity with other devices

The Failure of Always Online

Over the last two or three years, we’ve heard more and more about how gaming is moving towards an “Always Online” experience. This was made particularly clear in 2013 around the concept – or the original concept – of the Xbox One. 2014 has shown that there is a long way to go before “Always online” is realistic and able to be supported.

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2014 was a mixed year for gaming in all, between broken games being released, online functions suffering and Steam’s loss of control. All of these I’ll touch on at some point, but for now I want to focus on Online Functionality.

I’ll start off by giving a shout out to Shamus Young on the Escapist who easily covers the Christmas fiasco for game consoles. Now, I haven’t bought into the “Next Gen” of game consoles yet. My Trusty Xbox 360 still has enough entertainment value in it and the PS4/Xbox One have barely found their feet (In my opinion).

However, even as someone who has not gone “Next Gen”, I’ve found problems occurring. For example, a few months ago, Xbox Live was down for hours at a time which meant I could not play certain games – Because Xbox Live is the central location where your ID is handled for any online functionality.

As an IT Technician by trade, I’d call this the “Single point of failure” – it is a service that goes down and removes access to other services. I’ve no doubt Microsoft (Or even Sony) have redundancy in their services, but if it gets overwhelmed, it gets overwhelmed.

3rd imageI listened to an interview on the BBC with Lizard Squad (The group that claims responsibility for the attack on Christmas day) and the spokesperson said they were conducting attacks on these services because “It raises awareness of security vulnerabilities in the services”.

This, to me, is rubbish. There is so much that can be done against a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack, but it is not necessarily a “vulnerability” and almost certainly not a hack (Although it can be used for such).

This highlights why “always on” does not work – small groups of people can attack the service and impact thousands, if not millions, of customers.

Online games have their place, I really do know and enjoy the features, but the failure is with consoles that cannot work simply because of a lack of online connectivity – this applies to both consoles and games. Fail safes need to be put in place for the absence of connection, or the availability of connection, but lack of service.

If a solution is not found for these sorts of problems, I can see the reputation of PS4 and Xbox One being damaged, although both will be successful consoles regardless. The great thing is that Microsoft and Sony have an example of “Offline” that works quite well – Steam.

Steam’s offline service is not perfect, but it (Mostly) does not get in the way of the games being games, only games that really need online play are impacted. For the consoles to really work, there should be some measure in place to prevent the console from being effectively closed off.

Ultimately, Microsoft and Sony need to encourage developers to tie their game to online functionality only if it is necessary or have appropriate failsafe’s.

Top 5 Unbelievable Gaming World Records

From their first appearance, playing video games was always fun. Today, gaming is even considered sport in some countries and as such it is an official discipline on numerous world tournaments and competitions. Professional gamer is one of the most popular and most wanted professions out there, and it is entirely understandable, who wouldn’t like playing games for money each and every day? techphotonewsSome of the gamers achieved their goal and became pro players, but others are still trying. However, some of the world records in gaming are set by everyday players who are just so in love with gaming. Take a look at 5 Unbelievable Gaming World Records, and maybe just you will be the next to break it.
1. The longest video game marathon on Final Fantasy
Who said girls don’t aren’t perfect gamers, Hecaterina Kinumi Iglesias also known as Kinumi Cati is a Final Fantasy player who set the world record for the longest video game marathon for this game. This marathon lasted for 38 hours and 6 minutes. Good luck with breaking this one. While playing Final Fantasy Hecaterina set the world record for the longest video game marathon on a Japanese-style role-playing video game.
2. Youngest professional video gamer
1463859408_8Victor de Leon III also known as Lil Poison was only four years old when he entered Major League Competition in New York, only two years later he signed a contract with this competition’s organizers and became the youngest professional gamer. Are you jealous now?
3. Highest score on Guitar Hero III (Female)
2380707621_7e039c0080Annie Leung from the USA set the world record for highest score on Guitar Hero III. She started playing video games when she was just a kid, and she made getting more women to enter gaming competitions her life mission. This is what gave her motivation to get up and score 789,349 points while playing GH Through The Fire and Flames. Today she is one of the gaming role models for all girl gamers out there.
4. Highest career earnings for a competitive video game player.
Katherine Gunn aka Mystik appeared in TV show WCG Ultimate Gamer for the first time and left it as a winner with a $100 000 prize. However, this isn’t the thing that made her famous. She earned $122 000 by playing Dead or Alive 4 and Halo Reach in the period from 2007 to October 2010.
5. Longest video game marathon on World of Warcraft.

And last but not the least important World of Warcraft (Blizzard), and who do you think set this record? Surprisingly or not, it was Hecaterina Kinumi Iglesias who also set the world record for the longest video game marathon on Final Fantasy. Longest marathon on WoW lasted for 21 hours and 31 minutes.

Even though she set more than four world records up until now, she says her dream isn’t becoming a professional gamer but a singer. If you are interested in seeing her playing or singing, you should visit her YouTube account.