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8 ASUS MITX Motherboard Roundup

ASUS MITX Motherboard Roundup

CPU & Mainboard | 15th April 2016

As more and more mITX motherboards provide exceptional performance, we take three of ASUS offerings and discuss which is the one for you.

9 Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5 Review

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21st March 2016

All the performance of an Intel Core i7-6700K for the price of a i5-6600K. Too good to be true?

3 ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S Review

ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S Review

CPU & Mainboard | 12th February 2016

If the full TUF Armor of the Z97 Sabranco wasn't to your fancy, but you still want a white motherboard, ASUS have just the thing with the Sabertooth Z170 S.

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45 EVGA Z170 Classified K

EVGA Z170 Classified K

Mark Campbell | 15th January 2016

EVGA has just announced their Z170 Classified-K motherboard, a hardcore gaming motherboard that is designed for CPU and Memory overclocking.

3 AMD announces ARM-based Opteron A1100 processor

AMD announces ARM-based Opteron A1100 processor

Mark Campbell | 14th January 2016

AMD has announces their new ARM-based Opteron A1100 processor, an ARM CPU for the Datacenter.

10 Super Micro C7Z170-OCE - A Green Z170 motherboard!

Super Micro C7Z170-OCE - A Green Z170 motherboard!

Mark Campbell | 12th January 2016

Meet the Super Micro C7Z170-OCE a uniquely Green Z170 motherboard! Who wants to build a green PC now?

20 AM4 will be a unified platform for both AMD CPUs and APUs

AM4 will be a unified platform for both AMD CPUs and APUs

Mark Campbell | 11th January 2016

AM4 will be a unified platform for both AMD CPUs and APUs, allowing AMD's future users to easily transition from one CPU to another without changing their motherboard.

17 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme and Extreme Assembly Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme and Extreme Assembly Review

CPU & Mainboard | 5th February 2016

ASUS have really separated their various iterations of the Maximus VIII into distinct types, and we have two takes upon the Maximus VIII Extreme to review today.

2 Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 Review

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 22nd January 2016

A long time coming, we're finally able to bring you our review of the Gigabyte Z170X - Gaming 7.

17 MSI Z170A SLI PLUS Review

MSI Z170A SLI PLUS Review

CPU & Mainboard | 15th January 2016

Following the success of the MSI Z97 Krait SLI they have returned to the fold with the SLI PLUS, and we put it through our test suite.

37 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Formula Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Formula Review

CPU & Mainboard | 8th January 2016

Following on from the amazing customisation offered by the Hero Alpha, the ASUS Maximus VIII Formula takes lighting to a different planet.

5 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Review

CPU & Mainboard | 6th January 2016

ASUS have updated the excellent Maximus VIII Hero, and we take a look at what it has to offer.

2 ASUS Skylake Non-K Overclocking BIOS

ASUS Skylake Non-K Overclocking BIOS

CPU & Mainboard | 23rd December 2015

We put the BIOS that allows for overclocking of non-K series on Asus boards through its paces.

2 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Impact MITX Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Impact MITX Review

CPU & Mainboard | 30th November 2015

Fancy getting hold of the latest Intel Chipset but want to keep your system compact? Perhaps the ASUS Maximus VIII Impact will be just the ticket.

12 Intel i3 6300T and 6320 Skylake Review

Intel i3 6300T and 6320 Skylake Review

CPU & Mainboard | 6th November 2015

Fancy upgrading to Skylake but you're on a tight budget? Maybe the Intel Core i3's will be just the ticket.

0 ASUS Z170 Deluxe Skylake Motherboard Review

ASUS Z170 Deluxe Skylake Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 29th October 2015

If you've been tempted by the Z170 chipset, and want a motherboard with all the bells and whistles, the ASUS Z170 Deluxe might be just the ticket.

6 MSI Z170 XPOWER Titanium Review

MSI Z170 XPOWER Titanium Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23rd October 2015

The latest top-of-the-line XPOWER motherboard is here, and it doesn't look remotely like you'd expect...

9 Asus ROG Maximus VIII Impact - RushKit

Asus ROG Maximus VIII Impact - RushKit

CPU & Mainboard | 9th October 2015

An MATX Skylake motherboard, well it looks like ASUS have you covered with the Maximus VIII Impact.

7 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme - First Look

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme - First Look

CPU & Mainboard | 8th October 2015

Things at OC3D are getting a little..... Extreme. How good can ASUS' flagship ROG Board be?

0 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Gene Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Gene Review

CPU & Mainboard | 7th October 2015

If you're in the mood for all the latest technology but want it in the smaller form factor then the Maximus VIII Gene is just the ticket.

1 Gigabyte Z170 X Gaming 7 - RushKit

Gigabyte Z170 X Gaming 7 - RushKit

CPU & Mainboard | 30th September 2015

Gigabyte's new Z170X -Gaming 7 motherboard has just arrived through our door. Red and white... is this love?

3 OC3D @ Dreamhack London 2015 with Intel

OC3D @ Dreamhack London 2015 with Intel

CPU & Mainboard | 22nd September 2015

Last weekend OC3D was at Dreamhack London with Intel educating the masses on PC Building, Overclocking and even on the topic of SSD storage. Did you guys see us there?

17 MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition First Look

MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition First Look

CPU & Mainboard | 2nd September 2015

MSI have grown some seriously huge balls and released a SILVER motherboard.... Brave yes, but is it genius?

17 ASUS X99 MATX WS - RushKit

ASUS X99 MATX WS - RushKit

CPU & Mainboard | 2nd September 2015

Today we have a look at the only Asus MATX X99 Motherboard available, the X99-M WS Workstation Motherboard.

166 Intel Skylake i5 6600K & i7 6700K 1151 Z170 Review

Intel Skylake i5 6600K & i7 6700K 1151 Z170 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 5th August 2015

The latest generation of Intel CPUs is finally here. We look at the top i5 and top i7, as well as run you through a brief overview of the Z170A chipset.

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21 Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X 10-core may cost $1500

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X 10-core may cost $1500

Mark Campbell | 9th January 2016

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X 10-core may cost $1500, which is a huge increase in price compared to Intel's last generation $1000 5960X

10 AMD to release A10 7890K APU and a new Stock CPU cooler

AMD to release A10 7890K APU and a new Stock CPU cooler

Mark Campbell | 9th January 2016

AMD is soon to release an A10 7890K Godavari APU and a new Stock CPU stock cooler, offering faster speeds on both the CPU and GPU at the same TDP.

27 AMD have revealed their new Wraith CPU Stock Cooler

AMD have revealed their new Wraith CPU Stock Cooler

Mark Campbell | 6th January 2016

AMD have revealed their new Wraith CPU Stock Cooler, a cooler which is both cooler and quieter than AMD's older designs.

10 Meet the ASUS Sabertooth Z170-S

Meet the ASUS Sabertooth Z170-S

Mark Campbell | 5th January 2016

The Sabranco has returned! Meet the ASUS Sabertooth Z170-S, the Skylake Platform's White Knight.

0 Get cashback with the purchase of selected MSI motherboards

Get cashback with the purchase of selected MSI motherboards

Mark Campbell | 4th January 2016

Get major cashback with the purchase of selected MSI motherboards.

1 MSI Announces X99 and Z170 Carbon Edition Motherboards

MSI Announces X99 and Z170 Carbon Edition Motherboards

Mark Campbell | 4th January 2016

MSI's new X99 and Z170 Carbon Edition Motherboards give us RGB as it should be.

1 Intel Completes Acquisition of Altera

Intel Completes Acquisition of Altera

Mark Campbell | 29th December 2015

Intel has completed their acquisition of Altera for $16.7 Billion.

5 ASUS Teases Z170 Sabranco Motherboard

ASUS Teases Z170 Sabranco Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 23rd December 2015

ASUS has started teasing their Z170 Sabranco Motherboard.

30 ASUS ROG Maximus Formula VIII - RGB Done Right!

ASUS ROG Maximus Formula VIII - RGB Done Right!

Mark Campbell | 22nd December 2015

We have just gotten a look at the ASUS ROG Maximus Formula VIII, with the best implementation of RGB LEDS we have ever seen on a motherboard.

0 Overclockers UK Skylake Non-K Overclocked Bundle

Overclockers UK Skylake Non-K Overclocked Bundle

Mark Campbell | 22nd December 2015

Overclockers UK now have a dedicated Skylake i3 overclocked bundle for your gaming pleasure. Which they say is Guaranteed to run at 4.5GHz.

5 Samsung to start making new 14nm chips for AMD

Samsung to start making new 14nm chips for AMD

Mark Campbell | 22nd December 2015

Samsung is rumored to start making new 14nm FinFET chips for AMD in 2016.

0 Aqua Computer Spacer for Delided Skylake CPUs

Aqua Computer Spacer for Delided Skylake CPUs

Mark Campbell | 21st December 2015

Have a look at Aqua Computer's new Spacer for Delided Skylake CPUs, allowing you to easily protect your exposed silicon die when mounting your CPU cooler.

1 What Motherboards Support Intel Skylake Non-K CPU overclocking?

What Motherboards Support Intel Skylake Non-K CPU overclocking?

Mark Campbell | 21st December 2015

What Motherboards Support Intel Skylake Non-K CPU overclocking? Let's Find out.

9 All MSI Z170 Motherboards Support Skylake Non-K Overclocking

All MSI Z170 Motherboards Support Skylake Non-K Overclocking

Mark Campbell | 18th December 2015

All MSI Z170 Motherboards now Support Skylake Non-K Overclocking, so now even budget Skylake builds can overclock with ease.

27 MSI's CPU Guard 1151 will protect your CPU from bending

MSI's CPU Guard 1151 will protect your CPU from bending

Mark Campbell | 16th December 2015

MSI has designed their CPU Guard 1151 to protect your Intel Skylake CPU from bending and to make using Delided CPUs much easier.

16 AMD have plans for Zen that spans 5 years

AMD have plans for Zen that spans 5 years

Mark Campbell | 15th December 2015

AMD plans for their Zen architecture are long term, saying that there will be newer refined iterations of their designs over the next 5 or so years.

9 Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity

Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity

Mark Campbell | 12th December 2015

Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity and USB 3.1.

22 ASUS found to have the Industry's Most Reliable Motherboards

ASUS found to have the Industry's Most Reliable Motherboards

Mark Campbell | 8th December 2015

ASUS have been found to have the Industry's Most Reliable Motherboards, with only a mere 1.89% of owners requesting a return for their product.

26 AMD's AM4 Platform could Launch As Early As March 2016

AMD's AM4 Platform could Launch As Early As March 2016

Mark Campbell | 4th December 2015

AMD's AM4 Zen platform could launch as early as March 2016.

28 Skylake CPU can get damaged from Cooler mounting pressure

Skylake CPU can get damaged from Cooler mounting pressure

Mark Campbell | 4th December 2015

Skylake CPU can get damaged from Cooler mounting pressure. Here is the response from cooler manufacturers.

7 The Truth about CPU Soldering

The Truth about CPU Soldering

Mark Campbell | 25th November 2015

The extreme overclocker der8auer has done a great deal of research on CPU soldering, revealing exactly why Intel use thermal paste on their consumer grade CPUs.

7 ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

Mark Campbell | 24th November 2015

Have a look at ASUS' new Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard, with two U.2 ports for Ultra fast NVMe SSDs.

0 3D Printers Create Skylake Delid tool

3D Printers Create Skylake Delid tool

Mark Campbell | 21st November 2015

Think the der8auer Skylake Delid-Die-Mate is overly expensive? Why not print your own Delid tool for Haswell and Ivy Bridge.

8 der8auer Skylake Delid-Die-Mate Now at OCUK

der8auer Skylake Delid-Die-Mate Now at OCUK

Mark Campbell | 18th November 2015

der8auer's Skylake Delid-Die-Mate is now available to Pre-order at Overclockers UK. Want to Delid your CPU the easy way and with minimal risk?

3 Broadwell Xeon CPUs will have up to 22 CPU cores per socket

Broadwell Xeon CPUs will have up to 22 CPU cores per socket

Mark Campbell | 15th November 2015

We though Broadwell E was going to have a tonne of CPU cores with 10, but it looks like Broadwell Xeon CPUs will have a completely insane 22 CPU cores and 44 threads.

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