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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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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.

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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5 ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Pictured

ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Pictured

Mark Campbell | 30th September 2015

ASUS' Maximus VIII Extreme has been Pictured. Is that a U.2 port?

5 MSI Reveals Sub 100 pound Z170A Tomahawk

MSI Reveals Sub 100 pound Z170A Tomahawk

Mark Campbell | 23rd September 2015

MSI has revealed their Sub-100 pound Z170A Tomahawk motherboard. Skylake on a budget.

0 ASUS Z170-Premium to contain Thunderbolt 3 and a U.2 port

ASUS Z170-Premium to contain Thunderbolt 3 and a U.2 port

Mark Campbell | 21st September 2015

ASUS upcoming Z170-Premium motherboard will contain Thunderbolt 3 ports and a U.2 port.

7 Study Shows 6th Gen. AMD A-Series APU Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50%

Study Shows 6th Gen. AMD A-Series APU Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50%

Mark Campbell | 18th September 2015

A study shows that 6th Gen AMD A-Series APU Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50% when compared to previous generation parts.

26 Gigabyte unveils Z170 G1.Sniper Skylake Motherboard

Gigabyte unveils Z170 G1.Sniper Skylake Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 17th September 2015

Gotta love a motherboard that is that little bit unique. Have a look at Gigabyte's new Green Z170 G1.Sniper Motherboard.

7 ASUS ROG Announces G20CB Gaming Desktop

ASUS ROG Announces G20CB Gaming Desktop

Mark Campbell | 11th September 2015

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G20CB Gaming Desktop, a mini PC with a GTX 980 and a Skylake i7 6700.

21 Private firm to buy 20 per cent of AMD

Private firm to buy 20 per cent of AMD

Mark Campbell | 9th September 2015

A Private Equity firm called Silver Lake is about to buy 20% of AMD, giving the company some much needed funding and support. Will this bring AMD back into the big leagues?

4 ASUS Announces H170 Pro Gaming and B150 Pro Gaming Motherboards

ASUS Announces H170 Pro Gaming and B150 Pro Gaming Motherboards

Mark Campbell | 7th September 2015

ASUS Announces H170 Pro Gaming and B150 Pro Gaming Motherboards.

28 DICE Wants "Win 10 Plus DX12 As Minimum Specs For Holiday 2016 Frostbite Games"

DICE Wants "Win 10 Plus DX12 As Minimum Specs For Holiday 2016 Frostbite Games"

Mark Campbell | 31st August 2015

DICE Wants "Win 10 Plus DX12 As Minimum Specs For Holiday 2016 Frostbite Games".

8 AMD Readies A8-7690K and A10-7890K APUs

AMD Readies A8-7690K and A10-7890K APUs

Mark Campbell | 26th August 2015

It looks like AMD is readying some new APUs in the form of their A8-7690K and A10-7890K, both of which feature clock speed improvements over their predecessors.

4 Analyst Says AMD Executive Bonuses are "Unbelievable"

Analyst Says AMD Executive Bonuses are "Unbelievable"

Mark Campbell | 17th August 2015

Analyst Slams AMD for Executive Bonuses which are "Unbelievable" given AMD's recent performance.

2 Intel Xeon is coming to laptops this fall

Intel Xeon is coming to laptops this fall

Mark Campbell | 10th August 2015

This fall Intel will be bringing their Xeon CPUs to Notebooks for the first time. Prepare your ECC memory.

22 Skylake delidding, Does it improve Thermals?

Skylake delidding, Does it improve Thermals?

Mark Campbell | 10th August 2015

Japanese Publication PC Watch has delidded Skylake, revealing a tiny CPU die and improving thermals dramatically.

6 Intel Skylake Box Pictured, K-CPUs will not come with CPU coolers

Intel Skylake Box Pictured, K-CPUs will not come with CPU coolers

Mark Campbell | 3rd August 2015

Intel Skylake's Retail packaging has been pictured, showing that K-series CPUs will not come with stock coolers.

7 Asus Z170 Motherboards to Feature Custom Color LEDs

Asus Z170 Motherboards to Feature Custom Color LEDs

Mark Campbell | 3rd August 2015

It looks like ASUS' Maximus VIII Hero will have custom colour LED's.

5 ASUS announces the X99-M WS

ASUS announces the X99-M WS

Mark Campbell | 2nd August 2015

Today ASUS announced the X99-M WS, bringing workstation features to a compact microATX motherboard that's perfect for powerful small-form-factor builds.

1 Corsair Is Skylake Ready

Corsair Is Skylake Ready

Mark Campbell | 31st July 2015

Corsair has told us that all of their Corsair Hydro Series CPU coolers, power supplies, and memory lines are validated and ready for next generation Intel Skylake CPUs.

4 Intel Skylake i3 and Pentium CPUs rumoured to launch in September

Intel Skylake i3 and Pentium CPUs rumoured to launch in September

Daan van Monsjou | 31st July 2015

Skylake i3 and Pentium CPUs will launch at the end of September, after all other Skylake CPUs are available.

1 EVGA Announces the X99 Micro2 Motherboard

EVGA Announces the X99 Micro2 Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 31st July 2015

The EVGA X99 Micro2 takes all the great features from the EVGA X99 Micro motherboard, and upgrades it with USB 3.1 Type-C, improved layout and refreshed look.

9 MSI Z170 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition

MSI Z170 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition

Mark Campbell | 29th July 2015

Meet the MSI Z170 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition, MSI's flagship motherboard which is designed from the ground up for heavy overclocking.

8 Intel Skylake CPUs may be in short supply at launch

Intel Skylake CPUs may be in short supply at launch

Mark Campbell | 28th July 2015

Intel Skylake CPUs may be in short supply at launch says Swedish Retailer.

11 ASUS May be using a "OC Socket" Z170 Motherboards

ASUS May be using a "OC Socket" Z170 Motherboards

Mark Campbell | 28th July 2015

Rumor has it that ASUS will be using a special "OC Socket on their Z170 Skylake motherboards, which is said to improve power delivery and overclockabilty of LGA 1151 CPUs.

5 Skylake Slides Leak, Showing Massive Performance Boost

Skylake Slides Leak, Showing Massive Performance Boost

Mark Campbell | 24th July 2015

Slides for Intel's Skylake CPUs have leaked, showing a massive performance boost. 10-20% CPU boost and a 50% Gain in Graphics over Broadwell.

34 ASUS ROG Z170 Lineup Revealed

ASUS ROG Z170 Lineup Revealed

Mark Campbell | 24th July 2015

ASUS' ROG Z170 Lineup has been revealed, showing a more stealthy colour scheme and tonne of new features.

1 Qualcomm to lay off 15 percent of its workforce

Qualcomm to lay off 15 percent of its workforce

Mark Campbell | 23rd July 2015

Qualcomm plans to lay off 15 percent of its workforce as part of a major company restructure.

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