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12 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.

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5 ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Pictured

ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Pictured

Mark Campbell | 30th September 2015

ASUS' Maximus VIII Extreme has been Pictured. Is that a U.2 port?

5 MSI Reveals Sub 100 pound Z170A Tomahawk

MSI Reveals Sub 100 pound Z170A Tomahawk

Mark Campbell | 23rd September 2015

MSI has revealed their Sub-100 pound Z170A Tomahawk motherboard. Skylake on a budget.

0 ASUS Z170-Premium to contain Thunderbolt 3 and a U.2 port

ASUS Z170-Premium to contain Thunderbolt 3 and a U.2 port

Mark Campbell | 21st September 2015

ASUS upcoming Z170-Premium motherboard will contain Thunderbolt 3 ports and a U.2 port.

7 Study Shows 6th Gen. AMD A-Series APU Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50%

Study Shows 6th Gen. AMD A-Series APU Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50%

Mark Campbell | 18th September 2015

A study shows that 6th Gen AMD A-Series APU Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50% when compared to previous generation parts.

36 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.

5 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.

136 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.

12 ASUS ROG Z170 Maximus VIII Hero Review

ASUS ROG Z170 Maximus VIII Hero Review

CPU & Mainboard | 5th August 2015

If the latest Skylake CPUs have got you excited then you'll need a motherboard to utilise them, and ASUS have just the thing with their Maximus VIII Hero.

0 ASUS Z170-A RushKit Review

ASUS Z170-A RushKit Review

CPU & Mainboard | 5th August 2015

Let's have a look at ASUS' Z170-A, OC3D's chosen test bench for Intel's latest Skylake CPUs.

3 ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Ranger RushKit

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Ranger RushKit

CPU & Mainboard | 5th August 2015

Intel Skylake is here and we have a look at ASUS' Budget friendly ROG offering.

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26 Gigabyte unveils Z170 G1.Sniper Skylake Motherboard

Gigabyte unveils Z170 G1.Sniper Skylake Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 17th September 2015

Gotta love a motherboard that is that little bit unique. Have a look at Gigabyte's new Green Z170 G1.Sniper Motherboard.

7 ASUS ROG Announces G20CB Gaming Desktop

ASUS ROG Announces G20CB Gaming Desktop

Mark Campbell | 11th September 2015

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G20CB Gaming Desktop, a mini PC with a GTX 980 and a Skylake i7 6700.

21 Private firm to buy 20 per cent of AMD

Private firm to buy 20 per cent of AMD

Mark Campbell | 9th September 2015

A Private Equity firm called Silver Lake is about to buy 20% of AMD, giving the company some much needed funding and support. Will this bring AMD back into the big leagues?

4 ASUS Announces H170 Pro Gaming and B150 Pro Gaming Motherboards

ASUS Announces H170 Pro Gaming and B150 Pro Gaming Motherboards

Mark Campbell | 7th September 2015

ASUS Announces H170 Pro Gaming and B150 Pro Gaming Motherboards.

28 DICE Wants "Win 10 Plus DX12 As Minimum Specs For Holiday 2016 Frostbite Games"

DICE Wants "Win 10 Plus DX12 As Minimum Specs For Holiday 2016 Frostbite Games"

Mark Campbell | 31st August 2015

DICE Wants "Win 10 Plus DX12 As Minimum Specs For Holiday 2016 Frostbite Games".

8 AMD Readies A8-7690K and A10-7890K APUs

AMD Readies A8-7690K and A10-7890K APUs

Mark Campbell | 26th August 2015

It looks like AMD is readying some new APUs in the form of their A8-7690K and A10-7890K, both of which feature clock speed improvements over their predecessors.

4 Analyst Says AMD Executive Bonuses are "Unbelievable"

Analyst Says AMD Executive Bonuses are "Unbelievable"

Mark Campbell | 17th August 2015

Analyst Slams AMD for Executive Bonuses which are "Unbelievable" given AMD's recent performance.

2 Intel Xeon is coming to laptops this fall

Intel Xeon is coming to laptops this fall

Mark Campbell | 10th August 2015

This fall Intel will be bringing their Xeon CPUs to Notebooks for the first time. Prepare your ECC memory.

22 Skylake delidding, Does it improve Thermals?

Skylake delidding, Does it improve Thermals?

Mark Campbell | 10th August 2015

Japanese Publication PC Watch has delidded Skylake, revealing a tiny CPU die and improving thermals dramatically.

6 Intel Skylake Box Pictured, K-CPUs will not come with CPU coolers

Intel Skylake Box Pictured, K-CPUs will not come with CPU coolers

Mark Campbell | 3rd August 2015

Intel Skylake's Retail packaging has been pictured, showing that K-series CPUs will not come with stock coolers.

7 Asus Z170 Motherboards to Feature Custom Color LEDs

Asus Z170 Motherboards to Feature Custom Color LEDs

Mark Campbell | 3rd August 2015

It looks like ASUS' Maximus VIII Hero will have custom colour LED's.

5 ASUS announces the X99-M WS

ASUS announces the X99-M WS

Mark Campbell | 2nd August 2015

Today ASUS announced the X99-M WS, bringing workstation features to a compact microATX motherboard that's perfect for powerful small-form-factor builds.

1 Corsair Is Skylake Ready

Corsair Is Skylake Ready

Mark Campbell | 31st July 2015

Corsair has told us that all of their Corsair Hydro Series CPU coolers, power supplies, and memory lines are validated and ready for next generation Intel Skylake CPUs.

4 Intel Skylake i3 and Pentium CPUs rumoured to launch in September

Intel Skylake i3 and Pentium CPUs rumoured to launch in September

Daan van Monsjou | 31st July 2015

Skylake i3 and Pentium CPUs will launch at the end of September, after all other Skylake CPUs are available.

1 EVGA Announces the X99 Micro2 Motherboard

EVGA Announces the X99 Micro2 Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 31st July 2015

The EVGA X99 Micro2 takes all the great features from the EVGA X99 Micro motherboard, and upgrades it with USB 3.1 Type-C, improved layout and refreshed look.

9 MSI Z170 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition

MSI Z170 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition

Mark Campbell | 29th July 2015

Meet the MSI Z170 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition, MSI's flagship motherboard which is designed from the ground up for heavy overclocking.

8 Intel Skylake CPUs may be in short supply at launch

Intel Skylake CPUs may be in short supply at launch

Mark Campbell | 28th July 2015

Intel Skylake CPUs may be in short supply at launch says Swedish Retailer.

11 ASUS May be using a "OC Socket" Z170 Motherboards

ASUS May be using a "OC Socket" Z170 Motherboards

Mark Campbell | 28th July 2015

Rumor has it that ASUS will be using a special "OC Socket on their Z170 Skylake motherboards, which is said to improve power delivery and overclockabilty of LGA 1151 CPUs.

5 Skylake Slides Leak, Showing Massive Performance Boost

Skylake Slides Leak, Showing Massive Performance Boost

Mark Campbell | 24th July 2015

Slides for Intel's Skylake CPUs have leaked, showing a massive performance boost. 10-20% CPU boost and a 50% Gain in Graphics over Broadwell.

34 ASUS ROG Z170 Lineup Revealed

ASUS ROG Z170 Lineup Revealed

Mark Campbell | 24th July 2015

ASUS' ROG Z170 Lineup has been revealed, showing a more stealthy colour scheme and tonne of new features.

1 Qualcomm to lay off 15 percent of its workforce

Qualcomm to lay off 15 percent of its workforce

Mark Campbell | 23rd July 2015

Qualcomm plans to lay off 15 percent of its workforce as part of a major company restructure.

4 Gigabyte Z170-SOC Force Motherboard pictured

Gigabyte Z170-SOC Force Motherboard pictured

Mark Campbell | 22nd July 2015

Gigabyte's Z170-SOC Force motherboard has been pictured. Thank god it not red.

20 Skylake Sample Reported to Hit 5.2GHz on Air Cooling

Skylake Sample Reported to Hit 5.2GHz on Air Cooling

Mark Campbell | 21st July 2015

An Intel Skylake CPU has been reported to Hit 5.2GHz on Air Cooling at 1.35v. Has the Overclocking Golden Age returned?

16 AMD have taped out their first 14nm FinFET Products

AMD have taped out their first 14nm FinFET Products

Mark Campbell | 17th July 2015

AMD have taped out their first 14nm FinFET Products. Will Zen come within a year?

2 GlobalFoundries 14nm Yields on Track

GlobalFoundries 14nm Yields on Track

Mark Campbell | 17th July 2015

GlobalFoundries say that their 14nm yields are on track and are "on par with [their] partner Samsung".

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