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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.

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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.

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.

43 Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review Z87 1150 Haswell

Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review Z87 1150 Haswell

CPU & Mainboard | 1st June 2013

The final of our looks at the first batch of today's Z87 motherboard releases sees the Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 on the OC3D bench rig.

49 MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming Review

MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming Review

CPU & Mainboard | 1st June 2013

Our next LGA1150 Z87 motherboard is the GD65 Gaming from MSI. We loved the Z77 Gaming, so does this continue the trend?

5 Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Review

Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Review

CPU & Mainboard | 1st June 2013

The first of our looks at overclocking the Core i7-4770K comes on the Gigabyte Z87-D3HP.

30 MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming Review

MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming Review

CPU & Mainboard | 22nd April 2013

Today we're reviewing the base model in the new Gaming line of motherboards from MSI.

10 Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H Review

Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H Review

CPU & Mainboard | 31st March 2013

The AMD-based D3H has all the potential to be a pocket powerhouse. Today we find out if it is.

151 Gigabyte Z77 Overclocking Guide

Gigabyte Z77 Overclocking Guide

CPU & Mainboard | 26th February 2013

If you own an Intel CPU and want to have a go at your first overclock, we've got just the guide for you.

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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.

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.

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