Intel’s Z270 platform reigns supreme for compact mini-ITX motherboard builds. This isn’t just because Intel is a clear leader in power efficiency terms, even after AMD’s significant leap forward with Ryzen, but also because there is considerably more choice for Intel’s mainstream platform.
You do software updates to get the most from favourite programs right? Updating a motherboard BIOS can in a timely manner is also critical. The guide to Flashing a Motherboard BIOS spells out the often complicated steps in plain english. PCSTATS Tips