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0 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.

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.

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8 CASHBACK WITH MSI AND INTEL Z87 AND Z97

CASHBACK WITH MSI AND INTEL Z87 AND Z97

Mark Campbell | 15th August 2014

With the high price of Intel's X99 platform, MSI are glad to offer cashback to those who will instead be moving to Intel's less costly Z97 and Z87 platforms.

20 Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Revealed

Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Revealed

Mark Campbell | 8th August 2014

The X99 platform is coming, and now Gigabyte has revealed one of their upcoming high end X99 boards.

19 ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Crossblade Ranger

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Crossblade Ranger

Mark Campbell | 7th August 2014

ROG's first AMD FM2+ motherboard is equipped with core game-boosting features including Intel Gigabit Ethernet, GameFirst III, LANGuard and many more.

31 AMD announce Two new CPUs

AMD announce Two new CPUs

Mark Campbell | 2nd August 2014

AMD have announced that two new CPUs will be released, NOT APUs! One is an 8-core on the AM3+ Socket and the other is a Steamroller based Athlon-K on FM2+. Lets have a look.

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.

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.

165 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.

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9 Maximus VII Impact - Mini-ITX. Max Spec

Maximus VII Impact - Mini-ITX. Max Spec

Mark Campbell | 1st August 2014

I love the Mini-ITX form factor, the power to size ratio is simply put staggering. Now ASUS have crammed even more features into this already impressive package!

13 AMD Release 3 New Kaveri APUs

AMD Release 3 New Kaveri APUs

Mark Campbell | 31st July 2014

AMD are releasing lower wattage Kaveri, each of which present a much higher efficiency and larger feature-set than previous generation APUs.

34 Nvidia Speaks about Mantle - They won't support it.

Nvidia Speaks about Mantle - They won't support it.

Mark Campbell | 27th July 2014

Nvidia has finally spoken officially about AMD's Mantle API - They say they see no real benefit to it, and will not support it.

31 Haswell-E uses a Soldered Thermal Interface

Haswell-E uses a Soldered Thermal Interface

Mark Campbell | 27th July 2014

Reports are coming in that the IHS of Intel's upcoming Haswell-E CPUs is Soldered. Haswell-E could be an overclocking beast!

33 Rumors of an AMD 12 core CPU coming soon?

Rumors of an AMD 12 core CPU coming soon?

Mark Campbell | 25th July 2014

Some tech sites are reporting on the possibility of a 12-core APU with the leak of some AMD PR material. Here is what the PR truly means.

2 AMD Carizzo APU Specs detailed

AMD Carizzo APU Specs detailed

Mark Campbell | 18th July 2014

The first specifications of AMD's Next Generation APU have been revealed. What can we expect from this APU?

19 AMD CORE Evolution, Is something Big coming?

AMD CORE Evolution, Is something Big coming?

Mark Campbell | 17th July 2014

Everything has been quiet on the AMD CPU front for a while. Now AMD are teasing a Core Evolution, Is AMD ready for the big leagues again?

18 Broadwell and Skylake to launch at the same time?

Broadwell and Skylake to launch at the same time?

Mark Campbell | 17th July 2014

The latest Intel Roadmaps show Broadwell and Skylake coming to the market at the same time. Are Intel Mad?

9 Haswell-E Pre-order Prices Released

Haswell-E Pre-order Prices Released

Mark Campbell | 17th July 2014

Intels upcoming X99, or Haswell-E processors, are available to pre-order in the US. Lets see how much it will cost.

9 ASUS Maximus VII Formula Preview

ASUS Maximus VII Formula Preview

Tom Logan | 10th July 2014

The next in the Maximus VII range is the Formula, bearing all the hallmarks of the range. We take a quick look.

9 VIA Return to the CPU game with their Isaiah II Architecture

VIA Return to the CPU game with their Isaiah II Architecture

Mark Campbell | 7th July 2014

Looks like the CPU game is no longer a two horse race! Do AMD and Intel need to watch out?

34 Intel's 8-Core Haswell-E coming in Autumn!

Intel's 8-Core Haswell-E coming in Autumn!

Mark Campbell | 4th July 2014

Haswell-E is coming, with 8-cores and 16 threads and a massive $999 price tag this flagship will hit your wallets as hard as it hits benchmarks.

2 ASUS Maximus VII Gene Preview

ASUS Maximus VII Gene Preview

Tom Logan | 27th May 2014

Interested in a Maximus VII but prefer a more compact form factor? Walk this way, dear reader.

1 MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard

James Riley | 22nd May 2014

We take a look at MSI's highest end board in their Z97 Gaming range.

3 MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard

MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard

James Riley | 16th May 2014

We take a quick look at the first of MSI's latest range of Z97 motherboards.

5 Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5

Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5

James Riley | 16th May 2014

We show off Gigabyte's latest motherboard in the G1 series, only this time in a black and red theme!

11 ASUS Maximus VII Hero Preview

ASUS Maximus VII Hero Preview

Bryan Waters | 28th April 2014

The final part of our Z97 preview focusses upon the ASUS Maximus VII Hero. A ROG motherboard that has a bevy of features to entice you.

9 Gigabyte Z97X SOC Preview

Gigabyte Z97X SOC Preview

Bryan Waters | 28th April 2014

The next generation of Intel Motherboards are starting to appear, and we preview the Gigabyte Z97X SOC.

6 ASUS Z97 A, WS & Deluxe Preview

ASUS Z97 A, WS & Deluxe Preview

Bryan Waters | 28th April 2014

ASUS have three new Z97 motherboards that are similar in looks with ever increasing specifications. We take a first look.

14 MSI's Next Generation Intel Motherboards

MSI's Next Generation Intel Motherboards

James Riley | 15th April 2014

We give you a quick glimpse of the next generation of Intel motherboards from MSI.

23 How to Manually Set and Undervolt your CPU Vcore

How to Manually Set and Undervolt your CPU Vcore

James Riley | 9th January 2014

We show you how to manually undervolt your processor which will reduce temperatures and allow you to lower your fan speeds, leading to a quieter PC!

3 MSI Z87I Gaming AC

MSI Z87I Gaming AC

James Riley | 6th December 2013

Following MSI's latest trend of shrinking motherboards, their latest gaming board is now in ITX format!

18 Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z87 First Look

Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z87 First Look

Tom Logan | 20th November 2013

We met up with Gigabyte today and got our hands on the new baby £116 Sniper board - we thought youd like a nice early look!

16 Asus Vanguard B85 Motherboard

Asus Vanguard B85 Motherboard

Tom Logan | 19th November 2013

We take a look at the MATX Asus B85 Vanguard that could be perforeft for those of you out there not wanting a K series Haswell CPU

25 ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition First Look

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition First Look

Tom Logan | 21st October 2013

After the success of the Rampage III Black, ASUS are back with the X79 Rampage IV Black Edition, and we have our hands on 001.

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