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16 AMD Athlon 860K Black Edition CPU Review

AMD Athlon 860K Black Edition CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21st October 2014

If you want a budget gaming system, does AMD's budget oriented Athlon CPU cut the mustard?

4 MSI X99S Gaming 7 Review

MSI X99S Gaming 7 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 15th September 2014

Today we're taking a look at the latest Haswell-E motherboard courtesy of the MSI Gaming range. How does it stack up?

30 ASUS X99 ROG Rampage V Extreme Review

ASUS X99 ROG Rampage V Extreme Review

CPU & Mainboard | 29th August 2014

With a new flagship chipset we get a new flagship ASUS motherboard. Welcome to the OC3D Rampage V Extreme review.

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6 TSMC expects to launch 7nm process in 2018 and 5nm in 2020

TSMC expects to launch 7nm process in 2018 and 5nm in 2020

Mark Campbell | 19th January 2016

TSMC expects to launch their 7nm process in 2018 and their 5nm process in 2020.

4 MSI Release new BIOS to address Skylake's Freeze bug

MSI Release new BIOS to address Skylake's Freeze bug

Mark Campbell | 15th January 2016

MSI have released a new BIOS for their Skylake motherboards to address Intel Skylake's Freezing bug under high mathematical loads.

13 Gigabyte Launch X170 and X150 motherboards for Xeon CPUs with ECC memory support

Gigabyte Launch X170 and X150 motherboards for Xeon CPUs with ECC memory support

Mark Campbell | 15th January 2016

Gigabyte Launch X170 and X150 motherboards for Intel Skylake Xeon CPUs with ECC memory support. Do you like the desert Camo styling?

8 AMD Slams SYSmark Benchmark - Calls it Biased and Unreliable

AMD Slams SYSmark Benchmark - Calls it Biased and Unreliable

Mark Campbell | 15th January 2016

In a new video AMD has Slammed the SYSmark system Benchmark as Unreliable and only optimized for Intel.

44 Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

CPU & Mainboard | 29th August 2014

The next generation of premium Intel CPU and Chipsets are upon us, in the form of the 8 Core Haswell-E i7-5960X, on the ASUS X99 Deluxe motherboard.

13 ASUS ROG Maximus VII Gene Review

ASUS ROG Maximus VII Gene Review

CPU & Mainboard | 8th August 2014

Are you in the mood for a Z97 motherboard and all the goodness it has to offer, but require a more compact form-factor? Enter the Gene.

6 Asus H97 Pro Gamer Motherboard

Asus H97 Pro Gamer Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 5th August 2014

We show off Asus' latest H97 Gaming motherboard that comes with a ton of features at a low price.

9 MSI Z97 Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 5th August 2014

Time for a look at the highest of the MSI Gaming models on the Z97 chipset, the Gaming 9.

41 ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula Review

ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula Review

CPU & Mainboard | 30th July 2014

The wait is finally over and you can stop asking us. Today we release our full review of the Maximus VII Formula.

25 Intel Pentium G3258 20th Anniversary Review with Asus ROG Z97 Ranger

Intel Pentium G3258 20th Anniversary Review with Asus ROG Z97 Ranger

CPU & Mainboard | 4th July 2014

If you want a cheap gaming system, or an inexpensive overclocking tool, the latest Pentium could be just the thing.

18 Gigabyte Z97X SOC Force Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z97X SOC Force Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 26th June 2014

If you're in the mood to put your overclocking hat on, then Gigabyte might have the answer to your prayers with the Z97X SOC Force motherboard.

15 Club3D R9 290 Royal Ace Review

Club3D R9 290 Royal Ace Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20th June 2014

Today we're looking at a tri-fan card from Club3D, the Royal Ace R9 290.

32 Intel i7 4790K Devils Canyon CPU Review

Intel i7 4790K Devils Canyon CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 13th June 2014

Finally the new CPUs are here to go with the Z97 motherboards. We take a look at the range topping i7-4790K.

0 MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 3rd June 2014

The MSI Gaming is back, and today we're taking a look at the middle model in the Z97 range, the Gaming 5.

16 Gigabyte Z97X G1 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z97X G1 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 19th May 2014

Today we're reviewing the first of the Gigabyte Z97X motherboards, the Gaming 5. How does it stack up?

22 ASUS Maximus VII Hero Review

ASUS Maximus VII Hero Review

CPU & Mainboard | 12th May 2014

The first of the Z97 ROG boards is the Maximus VII Hero. An affordable Z97 option with all the ROG bells and whistles. How does it perform?

12 MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC Review

MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC Review

CPU & Mainboard | 11th May 2014

That collection of capitals must mean a new MSI motherboard, and today we look at the Z97 MPOWER MAX AC.

15 ASUS Z97A Motherboard Review

ASUS Z97A Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 11th May 2014

The first of our multi-part Z97 reviews is the ASUS Z97A. A motherboard with far more than the price tag would indicate.

7 AMD Kaveri A10-7850K & A10-7700K Review

AMD Kaveri A10-7850K & A10-7700K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 3rd April 2014

We take a look at AMD's latest range of APUs - the A10-7850K, and the A10-7700K!

19 Intel Xeon 2697 V2 24 Core 48 Thread Madness Review

Intel Xeon 2697 V2 24 Core 48 Thread Madness Review

CPU & Mainboard | 31st January 2014

Today we return to the dual-Xeon test rig that has proven so popular. How well do the new 12 Core 24 thread 2697 V2 beasts do when doubled up?

1 MSI Z87i Gaming ITX Motherboard Review

MSI Z87i Gaming ITX Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 17th December 2013

The MSI Gaming range is one of our favourites, but has the ITX sized MSI Z87I Gaming still got the chops?

5 Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Review

Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 9th December 2013

The latest in the growing range of G1.Sniper motherboards is on the Z87 chipset, and much cheaper than you could possibly imagine.

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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.

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.

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