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21 AMD FX 8320e 8 core CPU Review

AMD FX 8320e 8 core CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21st January 2015

Does AMD's FX Linup still have some life in it? Let's see.

18 ASUS FM2+ ROG Crossblade Ranger Review

ASUS FM2+ ROG Crossblade Ranger Review

CPU & Mainboard | 7th January 2015

The FM2+ Socket may be a budget socket, but who says that it can't get the ROG treatment. Lets see how it performs.

22 ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer Motherboard Review

ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 10th December 2014

Time to take a look at a seriously affordable motherboard from ASUS, the Z97 Pro Gamer.

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OC3D News ›› CPU & Mainboard

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.

6 MSI Z97 SLI Krait Motherboard Review

MSI Z97 SLI Krait Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21st November 2014

The wait is over and we take the MSI Z97S Krait through it's paces. Does this low priced motherboard perform?

47 ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Sabranco Preview

ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Sabranco Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 18th November 2014

If the idea of a white motherboard interests you then you'll be drooling in anticipation of the latest ASUS Sabertooth motherboard, the Z97 Mark S.

17 Bitspower ROG Full Cover Blocks Rampage Formula Hero Ranger Gene & Impact

Bitspower ROG Full Cover Blocks Rampage Formula Hero Ranger Gene & Impact

CPU & Mainboard | 3rd November 2014

The whole current ROG motherboard range get some sexy Bitspower full cover loving!

14 MSI Z97S SLI Krait Preview

MSI Z97S SLI Krait Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 2nd November 2014

Had enough of colourful hardware? Want to go for the modern monochrome look in your next build? MSI have just the thing for you.

18 Intel Core i7 5820K Review

Intel Core i7 5820K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 29th October 2014

Fancy upgrading to the Haswell-E range but can't afford the 5960X? Perhaps the Core i7-5820K will be just the thing.

8 MSI X99S XPOWER AC Review

MSI X99S XPOWER AC Review

CPU & Mainboard | 22nd October 2014

It's a lengthy all caps review title and that can only mean one thing, the MSI XPOWER is back in the OC3D Bench system.

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.

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.

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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.

7 ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

Mark Campbell | 24th November 2015

Have a look at ASUS' new Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard, with two U.2 ports for Ultra fast NVMe SSDs.

3 3D Printers Create Skylake Delid tool

3D Printers Create Skylake Delid tool

Mark Campbell | 21st November 2015

Think the der8auer Skylake Delid-Die-Mate is overly expensive? Why not print your own Delid tool for Haswell and Ivy Bridge.

8 der8auer Skylake Delid-Die-Mate Now at OCUK

der8auer Skylake Delid-Die-Mate Now at OCUK

Mark Campbell | 18th November 2015

der8auer's Skylake Delid-Die-Mate is now available to Pre-order at Overclockers UK. Want to Delid your CPU the easy way and with minimal risk?

3 Broadwell Xeon CPUs will have up to 22 CPU cores per socket

Broadwell Xeon CPUs will have up to 22 CPU cores per socket

Mark Campbell | 15th November 2015

We though Broadwell E was going to have a tonne of CPU cores with 10, but it looks like Broadwell Xeon CPUs will have a completely insane 22 CPU cores and 44 threads.

6 Sharkoon Intros BW9000 Series Mid-tower Chassis

Sharkoon Intros BW9000 Series Mid-tower Chassis

Mark Campbell | 13th November 2015

Sharkoon Intros BW9000 Series Mid-tower Chassis, a affordable case with support for a 360mm radiator and 5 3.5" hard drives and full length GPUs.

29 Broadwell-E Specifications Leak - 10-Cores and 20-Threads

Broadwell-E Specifications Leak - 10-Cores and 20-Threads

Mark Campbell | 13th November 2015

The specifications for Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs have been leaked, revealing CPUs with up to 10-core and 20-thread.

7 ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme-Assembly and GTX 980 Ti Matrix

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme-Assembly and GTX 980 Ti Matrix

Mark Campbell | 9th November 2015

Have a look at the ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme-Assembly and GTX 980 Ti Matrix.

6 GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves 14nm FinFET Technology Success for Next-Generation AMD Products

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves 14nm FinFET Technology Success for Next-Generation AMD Products

Mark Campbell | 6th November 2015

Globalfoundries has confirmed that AMD will be using their 14nm LPP FinFET process technology for upcoming compute and graphics technologies.

9 Have a look at the All Black Z170A SLI PLUS MOTHERBOARD

Have a look at the All Black Z170A SLI PLUS MOTHERBOARD

Mark Campbell | 3rd November 2015

It is great to see an affordable all black motherboard. Meet the MSI Z170A SLI PLUS.

23 AMD Tests Zen CPUs,  "Met All Expectation" with no "Significant Bottlenecks"  found

AMD Tests Zen CPUs, "Met All Expectation" with no "Significant Bottlenecks" found

Mark Campbell | 2nd November 2015

AMD has reportedly tested their Zen CPUs, saying that the design has "Met All Expectations" with no "Significant Bottlenecks".

2 Gigabyte B150N Phoenix ITX Motherboard

Gigabyte B150N Phoenix ITX Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 26th October 2015

Have a look at Gigabyte's B150N Phoenix ITX Motherboard with a rear mounted M.2 slot and support for Intel's Skylake CPUs.

1 Gigabyte updates select Z170 motherboards to support Thunderbolt 3

Gigabyte updates select Z170 motherboards to support Thunderbolt 3

Mark Campbell | 26th October 2015

Gigabyte has updated select Z170 motherboards to support Thunderbolt 3.

2 AMD's Kim Keller reportedly joins Samsung

AMD's Kim Keller reportedly joins Samsung

Mark Campbell | 25th October 2015

AMD's Jim Keller has reportedly joined Samsung as their Chief Architect of SoC research and development.

0 UP - an Intel x5 Z8300 board in a Raspberry Pi2 form factor

UP - an Intel x5 Z8300 board in a Raspberry Pi2 form factor

Mark Campbell | 20th October 2015

Meet the UP - an Intel x5 Z8300 board in a Raspberry Pi2 form factor. Intel x86 Quad core that can run android Linux and Windows 10!

2 Intel Launches Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Series

Intel Launches Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Series

Mark Campbell | 20th October 2015

Intel new Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Series won't work on mainstream motherboards like previous generations.

4 Apple reportedly to use a custom AMD SoC for future iMac

Apple reportedly to use a custom AMD SoC for future iMac

Mark Campbell | 19th October 2015

It looks like Apple is looking to use a custom AMD SoC for future iMacs.

0 AMD Zen and K12 CPU designs have been taped out

AMD Zen and K12 CPU designs have been taped out

Mark Campbell | 19th October 2015

According to an AMD employee's LinkedIn Profile both AMD's x86 Zen and ARM K12 CPU core designs have been taped out.

13 AMD Reports 2015 Third Quarter Results

AMD Reports 2015 Third Quarter Results

Mark Campbell | 16th October 2015

AMD has just posted their financial results for Q3 2015, with a net loss of $197 million dollars and expects a revenue decrease of 10% next quarter.

5 Qualcomm unveils 24-core ARM Based server CPU

Qualcomm unveils 24-core ARM Based server CPU

Mark Campbell | 12th October 2015

Qualcomm has unveiled their 24-core ARM Based server CPU, which is designed for hyper scale server solutions for companies like Google and Facebook.

33 AMD's Zen core has double the number crunching performance of Steamroller

AMD's Zen core has double the number crunching performance of Steamroller

Mark Campbell | 5th October 2015

AMD's Zen architecture is focusing heavily on single threaded performance. Should Intel be scared?

5 IBM Research Breakthrough Paves Way for Post-Silicon Future

IBM Research Breakthrough Paves Way for Post-Silicon Future

Mark Campbell | 2nd October 2015

IBM research breakthrough paves the way for Post-Silicon Future with Carbon Nanotube Electronics

4 AMD to cut 5% of their workforce

AMD to cut 5% of their workforce

Mark Campbell | 2nd October 2015

It looks like AMD are going to be cutting 5% of their workforce as a new company restructuring plan comes into affect.

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