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18 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Quad Core CPU

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Quad Core CPU

CPU & Mainboard | 10th April 2008

With a 3.0ghz stock clock, unlocked multiplier and a whopping 12mb cache, how does the QX9650 compare to some of its more affordable counterparts?

59 Asus Striker II Extreme 790i DDR3 Motherboard

Asus Striker II Extreme 790i DDR3 Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 18th March 2008

Is nVidia's latest 790i chipset an X48 killer? We put it through its paces on Asus' latest Republic of Gamers motherboard.

16 AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition Quad Core CPU

AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition Quad Core CPU

CPU & Mainboard | 10th March 2008

Is Black the in colour for CPU's nowadays? Or is Blue much more in vogue? Take a look at how Phenom gets on in the labs...

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11 Intel is still fighting against the EU's $1.2 Billion antitrust fine

Intel is still fighting against the EU's $1.2 Billion antitrust fine

Mark Campbell | 22nd June 2016

Intel is still fighting against the EU's $1.2 Billion antitrust fine from 2009, which was given to Intel after courts concluded that they were abusing their market position to stifle AMD's growth and eliminate competition.

12 AMD's stocks are now worth over $5

AMD's stocks are now worth over $5

Mark Campbell | 17th June 2016

AMD's stocks are still continuing to climb, with AMD's stock prices now breaking the $5 barrier. This is over 2x the price that the stocks were trading for earlier in the year.

3 AMD will be showcasing Zen at the PC Gaming Show Tonight

AMD will be showcasing Zen at the PC Gaming Show Tonight

Mark Campbell | 13th June 2016

AMD will be showcasing Zen at the PC Gaming Show Tonight, running Bethesda's DOOM.

3 Noctua showcases a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler

Noctua showcases a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler

Mark Campbell | 9th June 2016

Noctua has showcased a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler, confirming that Intel will be moving to a new socket for their server products.

13 Asus P5E3 Premium X48 DDR3 Motherboard

Asus P5E3 Premium X48 DDR3 Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 8th March 2008

Asus gives their popular P5* series a makeover with a spangly new X48 chipset, but how does it hold up against its predecessors?

4 XFX nForce 630i Socket 775 mATX Motherboard

XFX nForce 630i Socket 775 mATX Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 27th February 2008

An nForce 630i mATX motherboard with integrated GeForce 7150 Graphics. Does this sound like the ideal HTPC motherboard for you?

33 MSI P7N SLI Platinum 750i based motherboard

MSI P7N SLI Platinum 750i based motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 18th February 2008

Another 7 series board, this time the MSI P7N Platinum. Will it turn out to be just the budget SLI solution you've been waiting for? Take a look

17 DFI Lanparty LT X38-T2R Motherboard

DFI Lanparty LT X38-T2R Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 13th February 2008

Some of DFI's previous Lanparty branded boards have reached almost iconic status. Will their latest X38 based board be able to meet our expectations?

8 XFX 780i SLI Motherboard

XFX 780i SLI Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 31st January 2008

Another 780i board goes through the rigorous Overclock3D test suite, but does XFX's offering live up to the rest of the top end boards?

3 Abit AN-M2HD mATX  Motherboard

Abit AN-M2HD mATX Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 20th January 2008

Armed with Nvidia's 7050 IGPU, today we take a look at Abit's MicroATX, AM2 HTPC solution.

34 Asus P5N-T Deluxe 780i Motherboard

Asus P5N-T Deluxe 780i Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 15th January 2008

780i boards are popping up all over the place. This time it's Asus latest Digital life board, the P5N-T Deluxe

22 Asus Striker II Formula 780i  Socket 775 Motherboard

Asus Striker II Formula 780i Socket 775 Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 8th January 2008

Armed with Nvidia's 780i chipset the latest addition to Asus' ROG series looks like it could well hit the spot. But can it keep up with the beastly Intel P35 and X38 chipsets?

5 Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n Socket 775 Motherboard

Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n Socket 775 Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 10th December 2007

Asus are one of the world leaders in motherboard technology. Today we take a look at their feature-rich P5E3 Deluxe motherboard and give the OC3D verdict

26 Asus Maximus Formula Special Edition X38 S775 Motherboard

Asus Maximus Formula Special Edition X38 S775 Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 6th November 2007

Asus once again add some more firepower to their "Republic of Gamers" linup with the X38 based Maximus range. We take a look at the DDR2 based "Formula" version.

31 Asus Blitz Extreme P35 Socket 775 Motherboard

Asus Blitz Extreme P35 Socket 775 Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 16th August 2007

After the success of Asus' first P35 chipset motherboard, we've been given the opportunity to test the tweaked out "Republic of Gamers" version affectionately known as the Blitz. Will it come out all guns blazing or bomb it big time? Read on to find out.

24 Abit IP35 Pro Intel socket 775 Motherboard

Abit IP35 Pro Intel socket 775 Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 30th July 2007

Abit have gone from strength to strength since their new start and they have now released a board based on the Intel P35 chipset. We take it through it's paces in our labs

6 Asus P5K vs Asus P5K3 Benchmarks (DDR2 vs DDR3)

Asus P5K vs Asus P5K3 Benchmarks (DDR2 vs DDR3)

CPU & Mainboard | 16th July 2007

After reviewing the Asus P5K DDR2 based motherboard just over a month ago, we were left wondering how the DDR3 based P5K3 would compare. Today we're back with both boards in a head to head DDR2 vs DDR3 battle!

7 XFX 650i Ultra Socket 775 Motherboard

XFX 650i Ultra Socket 775 Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 5th June 2007

XFX are well known for producing high-quality, high-speed graphics cards. Now they're stepping it up and getting into main-boards. I take a look at the 650i Ultra and see if they do as good a job

10 Asus P5K P35 Socket 775 Motherboard

Asus P5K P35 Socket 775 Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 4th June 2007

Today I'll be taking a look at Asus' first Bearlake (P35) chipset motherboard. Still based around DDR2, and with stiff competition from its elder P5B (P965) brother, how will it hold up?

36 abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD Motherboard

abit Fatal1ty F-I90HD Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 2nd May 2007

AMD/ATI recently released their 690G chipsets for the digital home. The Intel socket 775 version is based again on the ATI Radeon Express 1250 graphics solution, we take a look at abit's Fatal1ty F-I90HD

24 Abit IN9 32x Max Intel Socket 775 Motherboard

Abit IN9 32x Max Intel Socket 775 Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 14th February 2007

abit are most definitely back, especially after the triumphant return of the "Max" servies in the AW9D max. This time they have come out, guns blazing with an nForce 680i series chipset offering high-end SLI enthusiast performance. We take a long look...

25 Asus P5B-E Plus socket 775 Motherboard p965

Asus P5B-E Plus socket 775 Motherboard p965

CPU & Mainboard | 28th December 2006

Asus have a reputation of making some of the finest and most stable boards on the market. They've sent us their latest 965-based mid-range socket 775 board for their perusal and we take a good look at it in our labs.

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11 AMD's Zen CPUs will use a PGA mounting system

AMD's Zen CPUs will use a PGA mounting system

Mark Campbell | 7th June 2016

AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs will use traditional PGA, Pin Grid Array, mounting system on AM4 motherboards.

6 AMD's Zen and Intel Kaby lake CPUs are reportedly delayed

AMD's Zen and Intel Kaby lake CPUs are reportedly delayed

Mark Campbell | 7th June 2016

Reports from Digitimes state that AMD's Zen CPUs and Intel's Kaby lake CPUs are both delayed until Q1 2017.

11 Intel Launches 24-core Broadwell-EX Xeon CPU

Intel Launches 24-core Broadwell-EX Xeon CPU

Mark Campbell | 7th June 2016

Intel has launched a new Xeon CPU that offers a total of 24 CPU cores that can run at up to 3.4GHz.

2 Leaked Intel roadmap reveals Skylake-X CPUs 2017 release

Leaked Intel roadmap reveals Skylake-X CPUs 2017 release

Mark Campbell | 2nd June 2016

In a leaked Intel roadmap the company has listed Skylake-X series CPUs for a Q2 2017 release, with Kaby Lake coming in Q4 2016 for desktops.

1 ASUS ROG Shows off 3D Printing motherboard features at Computex

ASUS ROG Shows off 3D Printing motherboard features at Computex

Mark Campbell | 2nd June 2016

ASUS ROG Shows off 3D Printing motherboard features at Computex with ASUS' "make it your own" campaign.

22 AMD Showcase their first Zen "Summit Ridge" CPU

AMD Showcase their first Zen "Summit Ridge" CPU

Mark Campbell | 31st May 2016

AMD Showcase their first Zen "Summit Ridge" CPU, which will be used on AMD's upcoming AM4 platform, have 40% higher IPC than AMD's last generation designs and will come with 8 cores and 16 threads.

4 Der8auer delids Intel's Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU

Der8auer delids Intel's Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU

Mark Campbell | 31st May 2016

Professional overclocker Der8auer has managed to delid Intel's new Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU, despite the fact that it uses a soldered interface. Please do not try this at home.

14 Intel Skylake-E will use new LGA 3647 socket and use 6-channel DDR4 memory

Intel Skylake-E will use new LGA 3647 socket and use 6-channel DDR4 memory

Mark Campbell | 31st May 2016

Intel Skylake-E will reportedly use Intel's new LGA 3647 socket, use 6-channel DDR4 memory and feature more PCIe lanes.

10 MSI teases their first Intel Z200 series motherboard

MSI teases their first Intel Z200 series motherboard

Mark Campbell | 30th May 2016

MSI has shown off their first 200 series motherboard, a new LGA 1151 socket motherboard that will replace Intel's existing 100 series of motherboards and support Intel's Kaby lake series CPUs.

8 Intel Broadwell-E Pricing and Specifications leak

Intel Broadwell-E Pricing and Specifications leak

Mark Campbell | 27th May 2016

The press slides for Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs has leaked, revealing the pricing and the specifications of the upcoming 14nm CPUs. Are you ready for some 20-thread action!

0 MSI breaks DDR4 memory world record with memory clocks of over 5GHz

MSI breaks DDR4 memory world record with memory clocks of over 5GHz

Mark Campbell | 26th May 2016

MSI's in-house overclocker Toppc has broken the DDR4 memory speed record with memory clocks of over 5GHz.

1 Existing AMD compatible CPU coolers will work with AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs

Existing AMD compatible CPU coolers will work with AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs

Mark Campbell | 25th May 2016

Existing AMD compatible CPU coolers will work with AMD's upcoming AM4 socket and Zen CPUs.

17 MSI Launches new X99 and Z170 Titanium motherboards

MSI Launches new X99 and Z170 Titanium motherboards

Mark Campbell | 23rd May 2016

MSI has launched new X99 and Z170 Titanium motherboards, U.2 SSD support, front-panel USB Type-C and an enhanced Titanium design aesthetic. The X99 XPower Titanium also contains an RGB LED header and an OC CPU socket.

11 Gigabyte shows off RGB illuminated X99 motherboards

Gigabyte shows off RGB illuminated X99 motherboards

Mark Campbell | 23rd May 2016

Gigabyte has showcased their upcoming RGB illuminated X99 Ultra Gaming and Designare motherboards.

7 EVGA Announces their X99 FTW K Motherboard

EVGA Announces their X99 FTW K Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 18th May 2016

EVGA has announced their new X99 FTW K Motherboard for Intel's upcoming X99 Broadwell-E CPUs.

2 EK releases monoblock for ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170-S motherboard

EK releases monoblock for ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170-S motherboard

Mark Campbell | 17th May 2016

EK released a dedicated monoblock for ASUS' Sabertooth Z170-S motherboard.

21 AMD's Vice President says that Zen will compete favourably with Intel

AMD's Vice President says that Zen will compete favourably with Intel

Mark Campbell | 17th May 2016

AMD's Vice President has stated that their Zen CPUs will compete favourably with Intel on "performance, power and specifications - not just price".

6 MSI Announces the X99A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard

MSI Announces the X99A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 13th May 2016

MSI has announced their new X99A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard, which features RGB illumination and is the first MSI motherboard to include a motherboard RGB LED header.

2 Forza Motorsport 6: Apex update enables unlocked framerates

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex update enables unlocked framerates

Mark Campbell | 12th May 2016

Forza Motorsport 6 Apex has now been updated to support an unlocked framerate. Does anyone want to see performance testing for this game?

0 Biostar introduces new motherboards with Braswell Refresh CPUs

Biostar introduces new motherboards with Braswell Refresh CPUs

Daan van Monsjou | 8th May 2016

Biostar has introduced a new set of motherboards for the 14nm Braswell Refresh generation of CPUs.

9 AMD's Zen CPU Silicon will only be used for 8-core CPUs initially

AMD's Zen CPU Silicon will only be used for 8-core CPUs initially

Mark Campbell | 5th May 2016

It is rumored that AMD's Zen CPU Silicon will only be used to make 8-core CPUs initially, meaning that AMD will not be making and specific Quad Core Zen-based silicon.

15 Intel i7 6950X Leaked Benchmarks

Intel i7 6950X Leaked Benchmarks

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.

0 Intel Releases Crystal Well Embedded CPUs with Skylake-R silicon

Intel Releases Crystal Well Embedded CPUs with Skylake-R silicon

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.

0 Intel Kaby Lake 7700K rumored Specifications

Intel Kaby Lake 7700K rumored Specifications

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.

8 AMD Updates their FX Lineup with their new Wraith CPU Cooler

AMD Updates their FX Lineup with their new Wraith CPU Cooler

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.

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