Handfull of Boards

As we finish up the hardware news for today, we've got a handful of Z77 boards and a small Fusion board for your favorite AMD chip.  We start over at eTeknix with the Biostar TZ77XE4 board.  This is a pretty solid board for sure, but if you want something a little more fancy, check out the ASRock Z77 Extreme9 board at HardwareSecrets.  Finally, the biggest and baddest Z77 in the news bucket today is the ASUS Maximus V Gene over at TechPowerUp.  This board comes pretty loaded.

On the AMD side of things is the Zotac Fusion Mini-ITX Motherboard that is based on the E-350 chip from AMD.  It's pretty decent and comes in a fanless package to boot!

Overall these specs look solid: Dual core APU @ 1.6GHz and a Radeon 6310 should have no problems with general computing tasks and HD Video playback.  6 Channel video means this board supports 5.1 Surround right out of the box; an added plus if you’re putting this in a HTPC.  Wireless N and Gigabit Ethernet for the best connectivity and speeds.