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CPU & Mainboard | 29th August 2009
In June of this year, AMD launched it's budget/mainstream line of processors named Athlon II. Today we checkout the top-end X2 250 model.
CPU & Mainboard | 17th August 2009
With a 200MHz speed increase, can AMD's latest Phenom II CPU offer anything more than its predecessors?
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Mark Campbell | 5th May 2016
Let's have a look at some leaked performance benchmarks of Intel's 10-core Broadwell-E i7 6950K CPU, which has been compared to Intel's i7 5960X at the same clock speeds.
Mark Campbell | 3rd May 2016
Intel Releases Crystal Well Embedded CPUs with Skylake-R silicon, Iris Pro Graphics and a low TDP of 65w. Not bad for a CPU that runs at up to 3.9GHz.
Mark Campbell | 2nd May 2016
Specifications for Intel's Kaby Lake i7 7700K have been shown on the SiSoft Sandra database, letting us know what to expect from the next generation of Intel CPUs.
Mark Campbell | 22nd April 2016
AMD has updated their FX Lineup of CPUs, changing their original stock coolers with AMD new Wraith CPU Cooler which will offer quieter operation and lower temperatures.
CPU & Mainboard | 4th August 2009
With AMD's AM3 processors now available quite cheaply we take a look at the Asus M4A785TD-V EVO with the integrated AMD 785G chipset
CPU & Mainboard | 29th July 2009
They say that size doesn't matter, It's what you do with it that counts. But will ASUS's latest mATX motherboard - the Maximus II GENE hit all the right spots? Read on to find out..
CPU & Mainboard | 26th July 2009
Have AMD made up any ground on Intel since we last checked them out? Find out as we pitch two AM3 motherboards against each other. You might be surprised!
CPU & Mainboard | 22nd July 2009
They say that the best things come in small packages, but does this rule also apply to PC components? Join us as we review the Zotac ION 330 ITX platform.
CPU & Mainboard | 8th June 2009
The DK series of DFI boards offer value for money yet bundles of performance. Can the X58 varient of the DK series follow suit or have DFI stripped too many goodies from the Ultra?
CPU & Mainboard | 5th May 2009
Budget does not always mean a comprimise on performance. Gigabyte's entry level X58 motherboard might just throw up a few surprises in our latest motherboard review...
CPU & Mainboard | 27th April 2009
The best things come in small packages so they say. DFI's mATX motherboard is the latest X58 mainboard to arrive at OC3D for analysis. See how it performs in our latest review...
CPU & Mainboard | 16th April 2009
The EX58-UD5 impressed us in our last Gigabyte review. Can the UD4P, the UD5's cheaper brother, make an equally strong impression? Find out in our latest review...
CPU & Mainboard | 25th March 2009
Introducing the MSI X58 Pro - A diamond in the rough or just plain dog rough? Find out in our latest X58 motherboard review...
CPU & Mainboard | 6th March 2009
Often with a shrink is size comes a shrink in features. Asus aim to change that viewpoint with the ROG Rampage II Gene X58.
CPU & Mainboard | 8th February 2009
Foxconn recently released their X58 motherboard targeted towards the multimedia enthusiast. Today OC3D takes the Foxconn Renaissance for a spin around the block.
CPU & Mainboard | 7th February 2009
The age old BIOS is still going strong, but now it has a competitor in the form of EFI. MSI were kind enough to send us a test board...
CPU & Mainboard | 29th January 2009
Built by a company with an outstanding heritage in overclocking. Can the DFI X58 T3eH8 claim top spot over the other X58 motherboards already reviewed?
CPU & Mainboard | 5th January 2009
Intel's latest chipset is fast becoming very popular despite it's cost. In our latest review we get to sample Gigabyte's mid range contender in the form of the EX58-UD5.
CPU & Mainboard | 22nd December 2008
X58, Crossfire, i7, triple channel DDR3, overclocking dip switches. Drooling yet? You should be as we sample MSI's X58 in our first, indepth X58 review.
CPU & Mainboard | 19th December 2008
No frills boards often get looked down upon by enthusiasts. It's time to see if DFI's efforts can change some minds.
CPU & Mainboard | 10th December 2008
Recently we had a look at the AMD version of Foxconn's DigitaLife motherboards, this time around it's Intel's turn.
CPU & Mainboard | 7th December 2008
Upgrade skt775 or go for broke and buy a major upgrade in the form of the P6T Deluxe. We pitch Asus's new motherboard against a high end skt 775 kit in todays review.
Mark Campbell | 22nd April 2016
AMD will be licensing some of their x86 server processor technology to Chinese companies.
Mark Campbell | 21st April 2016
Pre-orders for Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs have gone live at NCIX in the USA, pricing Intel's Flagship 10-core CPU at over $2300.
Mark Campbell | 19th April 2016
Intel has just announced that they will be letting go of around 11% of their Global Workforce, with the company stating that they are looking to move towards "Cloud Computing" and "smart devices".
Mark Campbell | 18th April 2016
ASUS has announced support for the upcoming Intel Core i7 X-Series processors and Intel Xeon processors, with UEFI BIOS updates that are available right now.
Mark Campbell | 13th April 2016
AsRock has released new X99 BIOS Updates that add Broadwell-E support to their motherboards.
Mark Campbell | 4th April 2016
Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X, Intel's upcoming 10-core 20-thread Broadwell-E CPU, has leaked on Intel's Website, confirming a lot of the CPUs specifications.
Mark Campbell | 31st March 2016
MSI has announced a revolutionary new modular motherboard design that allows users to replace and upgrade specific motherboard components and reduce electronic waste.
Mark Campbell | 25th March 2016
According to leaker Intel Slides Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month, bringing CPUs to market that offer up to 22 CPU cores and up to 44 threads.
Mark Campbell | 23rd March 2016
Right now with MSI you can get up to Â£40 cashback if you purchase an MSI motherboard between March 18th and April 18th. This applies to all current Intel Sockets and is not exclusive to any retailers.
Mark Campbell | 23rd March 2016
It seems Intel's clock has finally broken, with the company finally moving away from their classic Tick, Tock CPU release model to a new Process, Architecture, Optimization model. Now every process node will have 3 CPU generations rather than just two.
Mark Campbell | 18th March 2016
Right now you can get up to Â£35 cashback when you buy select ASUS motherboards until April 17th. This includes AM3+, A88X, LGA 1151, Z97 and X99 motherboards.
Mark Campbell | 14th March 2016
An AMD 8-Core CPU based on the Zen CPU architecture is rumored to be launching in October 2016 with TDP of 95W.
Mark Campbell | 9th March 2016
We have discovered a new CPU benchmark based on the Corona 1.3 photorealistic renderer. Think of it as a prettier version or Cinebench, please submit us your results.
Mark Campbell | 3rd March 2016
Microsoft has released a new "Power of DX12" Trailer, showcasing several upcoming DirectX 12 titles, including a DirectX 12 version of Just Cause 3. Is an update incoming?
Mark Campbell | 14th February 2016
ASRock will soon launch a new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard, which offers 6 SATA ports and M.2 support.
Mark Campbell | 13th February 2016
Cern has revealed an upcoming AMD 32-core Zen based CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory support and PCIe 3.0 connectivity.
Mark Campbell | 9th February 2016
MSI & NZXT have Teamed up to provide a Z170 RGB Bundle, giving away an NZXT HUE+ RGB lighting kit with every Z170 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard.
Mark Campbell | 7th February 2016
The Overclockers Dancop and Der8auer have both reached world record speeds for Skylake overclocking, achieving over 7GHz on an ASUS Maximus VIII Gene motherboard.
Mark Campbell | 5th February 2016
ASRock's newest BIOS for their Z170 motherboards disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking. Has Intel put their foot down?
Mark Campbell | 3rd February 2016
AMD is reportedly making a 32 core Zen CPU codenamed Zeppelin for use in High performance computing applications.
Mark Campbell | 1st February 2016
Overclockers UK is currently offering the cheapest i7 6700K prices in the UK and are including Free shipping with any orders including them. Is it time to upgrade?
Mark Campbell | 28th January 2016
Gigabyte has Updated the BIOS of their X99-SOC Force motherboard to support an undisclosed Intel CPU that will launch in Q2 2016, Broadwell-E.
Mark Campbell | 21st January 2016
AMD has stated that Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement, hinting that Zen has performed better than expected.
Mark Campbell | 20th January 2016
Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017, but Intel's Tick-Tock release model seems to be changing to a Tick-Tock-Tock model, with 3 generations per process node.
Mark Campbell | 19th January 2016
TSMC expects to launch their 7nm process in 2018 and their 5nm process in 2020.