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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?

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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