A boon to experts and beginners alike, performance standardization allows most of us to choose a motherboard based solely upon its CPU interface, on-board features and price tag. On the other hand, continuous additions to our motherboard collection leave many readers without the time to read everything. We understand, and are here to help with a shorter list of award-winning products that you'll probably want to investigate further.
Updates - May 2016
While contributing editor Eric Vander Linden was reworking a previously-lost review, which we'll publish soon, Jacob Terkelsen was getting familiar with the lighting effects of Asus's socket AM3+ 970 Pro Gaming/Aura. Joe Trott compared ASRock's Micro ATX H170M Pro4S to its Mini ITX H170M-ITX/ac to various competitors and gave both of these our stamp of approval. Unfortunately for ASRock, our motherboard showcase tables have grown too large to include our lowest-recognition (Editor Approved) samples.