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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.

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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.

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.

2 MSI Z87M MATX Gaming Motherboard Review

MSI Z87M MATX Gaming Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 29th November 2013

The MSI Gaming range is one of our favourite series at the moment, and with the Z87M Gaming it's now available in a compact form.

15 Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X FM2 Review

Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X FM2 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 27th November 2013

Gigabyte have applied their excellent Sniper technology to the FM2 A88X chipset. How does it perform?

13 ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Review

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Review

CPU & Mainboard | 13th November 2013

It's been two years to the day since the launch of the Rampage IV Extreme. And now it's back, in black *cue AC/DC*

20 ASUS Z87 Maximus VI Formula Review

ASUS Z87 Maximus VI Formula Review

CPU & Mainboard | 4th November 2013

Does the Asus Maximus Formula have what it takes to tempt our purse strings?

10 Intel 4670K i5 Haswell Review & Overclocking

Intel 4670K i5 Haswell Review & Overclocking

CPU & Mainboard | 1st October 2013

Today we look at the 4th Generation i5 from Intel, the 4670K. Is this the true successor to the i5-2500K? What is the overcloking like without the hyperthreading?

6 Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Review

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Review

CPU & Mainboard | 13th September 2013

The raft of Z87 motherboards keeps coming and today we're reviewing the Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H, an LGA1150 motherboard in the price sweet spot.

25 Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review

Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review

CPU & Mainboard | 3rd September 2013

The LGA2011 socket has failed to capture the public's heart, does the IvyBridge-E refresh manage to win us over?

4 MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX Review

MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21st August 2013

The MSI MPOWER was one of the best Z77 motherboards we tested, so our hopes are high that the LGA1150 Z87 version is just as good.

14 Gigabyte Z87X-OC Review

Gigabyte Z87X-OC Review

CPU & Mainboard | 19th July 2013

At the weather heats up, we take a look at the latest in the OC range from Gigabyte, the Z87X.

31 AMD A10-6800K Richland Overclocked Review

AMD A10-6800K Richland Overclocked Review

CPU & Mainboard | 26th June 2013

We've covered this APU already, but that was at completely stock settings. Let's see what it can do when we turn up the clocks!

166 ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Review

ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20th June 2013

Today we're going to review the latest top-line motherboard from ASUS, the ROG Z87 Maximus VI Extreme. For £330 this thing had better be good!

19 AMD A10-6800K Richland Review

AMD A10-6800K Richland Review

CPU & Mainboard | 5th June 2013

AMD's APUs have always been something that we've loved, so now it's time to see how their newest release takes to our testing.

65 Intel Core i7-4770K Review

Intel Core i7-4770K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 1st June 2013

Haswell is upon us, and it's time to see how it compares to the Ivy Bridge CPU it replaces.

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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.

1 AMD makes joint x86 venture with China, earning them $293 Million

AMD makes joint x86 venture with China, earning them $293 Million

Mark Campbell | 22nd April 2016

AMD will be licensing some of their x86 server processor technology to Chinese companies.

12 Intel Broadwell-E Priced at NCIX - Over $2000?

Intel Broadwell-E Priced at NCIX - Over $2000?

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.

5 Intel Cuts over 12,000 jobs Globally

Intel Cuts over 12,000 jobs Globally

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".

1 ASUS announces support for future X99 CPUs

ASUS announces support for future X99 CPUs

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.

1 AsRock releases X99 BIOS Updates for Broadwell-E Support

AsRock releases X99 BIOS Updates for Broadwell-E Support

Mark Campbell | 13th April 2016

AsRock has released new X99 BIOS Updates that add Broadwell-E support to their motherboards.

4 Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X leaks on Intel Website

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X leaks on Intel Website

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.

20 MSI Announce Revolutionary Modular Motherboard design

MSI Announce Revolutionary Modular Motherboard design

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.

0 Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month

Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month

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.

0 MSI Spring Motherboard Cashback Promotion

MSI Spring Motherboard Cashback Promotion

Mark Campbell | 23rd March 2016

Right now with MSI you can get up to £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.

9 Intel officially kills "Tick Tock"?

Intel officially kills "Tick Tock"?

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.

0 ASUS Motherboard Cashback Promotion

ASUS Motherboard Cashback Promotion

Mark Campbell | 18th March 2016

Right now you can get up to £35 cashback when you buy select ASUS motherboards until April 17th. This includes AM3+, A88X, LGA 1151, Z97 and X99 motherboards.

14 AMD Zen 8-Core CPU Rumored to launch in October with 95W TDP

AMD Zen 8-Core CPU Rumored to launch in October with 95W TDP

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.

51 Corona CPU Benchmark Released

Corona CPU Benchmark Released

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.

11 Microsoft Releases "Power of DX12" Trailer

Microsoft Releases "Power of DX12" Trailer

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?

1 ASRock to launch new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard

ASRock to launch new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard

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.

26 Cern reveals AMD 32-core Zen CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory

Cern reveals AMD 32-core Zen CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory

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.

22 MSI & NZXT Team up with a Z170 RGB Bundle

MSI & NZXT Team up with a Z170 RGB Bundle

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.

8 Overclockers reach world record Skylake Overclocking speeds

Overclockers reach world record Skylake Overclocking speeds

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.

6 ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

Mark Campbell | 5th February 2016

ASRock's newest BIOS for their Z170 motherboards disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking. Has Intel put their foot down?

17 AMD reportedly making a 32 core CPU called Zeppelin

AMD reportedly making a 32 core CPU called Zeppelin

Mark Campbell | 3rd February 2016

AMD is reportedly making a 32 core Zen CPU codenamed Zeppelin for use in High performance computing applications.

18 Overclockers UK offer cheapest i7 6700K price in the UK

Overclockers UK offer cheapest i7 6700K price in the UK

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?

5 Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

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.

8 AMD's Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement

AMD's Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement

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.

2 Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017

Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017

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.

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