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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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12 Intel Skylake to Debut at Gamescom

Intel Skylake to Debut at Gamescom

Mark Campbell | 19th June 2015

Intel are going to debut their 6th generation Skylake processors at Gamescom 2015, so expect the platform to launch on August 5th.

1 Intel are Planning to Cut Jobs this Month

Intel are Planning to Cut Jobs this Month

Mark Campbell | 11th June 2015

According to a leaked Memo, Intel Plans on Cutting jobs next month and reduce spending in order to compensate for it's reduced revenue outlook for 2015.

2 Asus shows mini-PCs with Skylake at Computex

Asus shows mini-PCs with Skylake at Computex

Daan van Monsjou | 4th June 2015

Asus has shown off multiple mini-PCs with Skylake CPUs during Computex 2015. Exciting times in the CPU industry.

7 Intel Z170 motherboards will launch this August

Intel Z170 motherboards will launch this August

Daan van Monsjou | 4th June 2015

Multiple representatives of hardware manufacturers confirmed that their Z170 motherboards will go on sale in August. Is Skylake really that close?

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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21 Gigabyte Unveils Z170 G1 Gaming motherboard lineup

Gigabyte Unveils Z170 G1 Gaming motherboard lineup

Daan van Monsjou | 3rd June 2015

Gigabyte has unveiled their Z170 G1 Gaming motherboards. Here are the Z170X G1 Gaming, Gaming GT and Gaming 7.

16 ASUS Z170 Board Revealed

ASUS Z170 Board Revealed

Mark Campbell | 2nd June 2015

An ASUS Z170 board has been revealed, and it looks very good in White.

8 Intel Broadwell Launched at Computex

Intel Broadwell Launched at Computex

Mark Campbell | 2nd June 2015

Intel's Broadwell has been Launched at Computex 2015, bringing 14nm to desktop PCs.

1 DDR3 and DDR4 on one Motherboard?

DDR3 and DDR4 on one Motherboard?

Mark Campbell | 1st June 2015

With Skylake supporting both DDR3 and DDR4 memory most motherboards will support one or the other, but this monstrosity from BIOSTAR will support both.

11 ASUS MATX X99 Motherboard - Computex 2015

ASUS MATX X99 Motherboard - Computex 2015

Mark Campbell | 1st June 2015

ASUS have shown off a new MATX X99 board, which while it is workstation grade, could make a very nice compact X99 Rig.

14 ASRock announces two Z170 motherboards

ASRock announces two Z170 motherboards

Daan van Monsjou | 30th May 2015

ASRock has unveiled two socket 1151 motherboards, featuring the Z170 chipset. Meet the Extreme 7 and FATAL1TY Gaming K6.

7 AMD is launching new Godavari APUs tomorrow

AMD is launching new Godavari APUs tomorrow

Daan van Monsjou | 27th May 2015

AMD is launching new Godavari APUs tomorrow. The A10-7870K and A8-7670K are coming to replace their old Kaveri counterparts.

15 Intel Skylake Leaked Specifications and Performance

Intel Skylake Leaked Specifications and Performance

Mark Campbell | 27th May 2015

Today we have some Intel Skylake specifications and performance to show you, but take this with you daily dose of salt as these remain unconfirmed.

5 Massive Leak shows details on Skylake Xeon Chips

Massive Leak shows details on Skylake Xeon Chips

Daan van Monsjou | 25th May 2015

A huge amount of information regarding upcoming Skylake Xeon CPUs have leaked. Skylake 'Purley' will be the biggest upgrade since Nehalem.

13 Wait... this is not a Fractal?

Wait... this is not a Fractal?

Mark Campbell | 25th May 2015

Wait... this is not a Fractal case? Meet the Thermaltake Suppressor F51.

70 AMD Predicted to go Bankrupt by 2020

AMD Predicted to go Bankrupt by 2020

Mark Campbell | 22nd May 2015

AMD has been predicted to go Bankrupt by 2020, with it's last hopes being pegged on Zen and other potential technological innovations.

13 CRYORIG CUSTOMOD Covers

CRYORIG CUSTOMOD Covers

Mark Campbell | 19th May 2015

Ever wanted to Customize your CPU cooler, but lacked the time and skills to create something with that "stock" look. Well, Cryorig have just made that easier with their CUSTOMOD Line of Heatsink Covers.

8 Gigabyte Introduces Z97X-Game Plus Mobo, black and green returns!

Gigabyte Introduces Z97X-Game Plus Mobo, black and green returns!

Daan van Monsjou | 15th May 2015

Gigabyte has just introduced their new Z97X-Game Plus motherboard. Guess what, it's black and green.

8 Broadwell Chip Reaches 5GHz on Air Cooling

Broadwell Chip Reaches 5GHz on Air Cooling

Mark Campbell | 14th May 2015

A Broadwell Chip has been shown at 5GHz on Air Cooling, at 1.419V. Who knows what the temps are but this is impressive.

0 Intel Client Roadmap Leaked 10nm Cannonlake due Q2 2016

Intel Client Roadmap Leaked 10nm Cannonlake due Q2 2016

Mark Campbell | 13th May 2015

Intel's Client Roadmap has been Leaked with 10nm Cannonlake due as early as Q2 2016 and Big Skylake coming in Q3 2016.

8 Russia Now Makes CPUs with x86 Emulation

Russia Now Makes CPUs with x86 Emulation

Mark Campbell | 12th May 2015

Like China, Russia Now want technological independence from the US, creating their own Elbrus CPUs with x86 Emulation.

18 AMD's Future, Profitability and Zen

AMD's Future, Profitability and Zen

Mark Campbell | 6th May 2015

AMD have an ambitious future planned, promising both profitability for the company and a new CPU architecture which promised 40% Gains in IPC over Carrizo.

2 Intel Announces Xeon E7 v3 Series Processors with up to 18 cores

Intel Announces Xeon E7 v3 Series Processors with up to 18 cores

Mark Campbell | 6th May 2015

Intel has announced their Xeon E7 v3 Series of Processors with up to 18 CPU cores.

12 MSI unleashes 990FXA GAMING, with USB 3.1

MSI unleashes 990FXA GAMING, with USB 3.1

Mark Campbell | 6th May 2015

MSI has just unleashes their AM3+ 990FXA GAMING motherboard with USB 3.1.

12 MSI launches 8 new AMD Godavari ready FM2+ motherboards

MSI launches 8 new AMD Godavari ready FM2+ motherboards

Mark Campbell | 4th May 2015

MSI has launched 8 new AMD Godavari ready FM2+ motherboards.

2 GIGABYTE Enables Support for Upcoming 5th Gen Intel Core Processors on Z97

GIGABYTE Enables Support for Upcoming 5th Gen Intel Core Processors on Z97

Mark Campbell | 30th April 2015

Gigabyte's Entire range of Z97 and H97 boards now support Intel's Upcoming 5th Generation CPUs.

22 AMD 2016 Roadmap Confirmed! 8 Cores are Back!

AMD 2016 Roadmap Confirmed! 8 Cores are Back!

Mark Campbell | 29th April 2015

We have just got our hands on AMD's Roadmaps for 2016, A successor to FX is coming! 14nm is confirmed 8 cores are back and AMD may be back in the game!

4 AMD Zen Quad Core Block Diagram Released

AMD Zen Quad Core Block Diagram Released

Mark Campbell | 29th April 2015

An Block Diagram for A Quad core module of AMD's new Zen Architecture has been released.

3 AMD Zen CPU Block Diagram Released

AMD Zen CPU Block Diagram Released

Mark Campbell | 28th April 2015

An AMD CPU Block Diagram of their new Zen Architecture has been released and it looks promising.

49 Intel Skylake i7 Performance Figures Leaked and Pictured

Intel Skylake i7 Performance Figures Leaked and Pictured

Mark Campbell | 25th April 2015

Intel's Skylake CPUs have had performance benchmarks leaked and their CPUs pictured. What do you think of the performance gains over haswell?

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