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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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54 AMD announce 3 new AM3+ FX CPUs

AMD announce 3 new AM3+ FX CPUs

Mark Campbell | 24th August 2014

Alongside the launch of AMD's new R9 285 series GPUs, AMD is refreshing it's FX series with higher performing and lower TDP FX variants

5 MSI X99S XPOWER

MSI X99S XPOWER

Mark Campbell | 23rd August 2014

The X99 MSI XPOWER motherboard has fully leaked online. It looks like it will be in the running for the title of "King of X99 Overclocking".

20 Haswell-E Motherboards- The cost!

Haswell-E Motherboards- The cost!

Mark Campbell | 16th August 2014

Intel X99 Motherboards are now up for preorder, and the prices are here for all of you to see.

8 CASHBACK WITH MSI AND INTEL Z87 AND Z97

CASHBACK WITH MSI AND INTEL Z87 AND Z97

Mark Campbell | 15th August 2014

With the high price of Intel's X99 platform, MSI are glad to offer cashback to those who will instead be moving to Intel's less costly Z97 and Z87 platforms.

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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20 Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Revealed

Gigabyte X99 Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Revealed

Mark Campbell | 8th August 2014

The X99 platform is coming, and now Gigabyte has revealed one of their upcoming high end X99 boards.

19 ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Crossblade Ranger

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Crossblade Ranger

Mark Campbell | 7th August 2014

ROG's first AMD FM2+ motherboard is equipped with core game-boosting features including Intel Gigabit Ethernet, GameFirst III, LANGuard and many more.

31 AMD announce Two new CPUs

AMD announce Two new CPUs

Mark Campbell | 2nd August 2014

AMD have announced that two new CPUs will be released, NOT APUs! One is an 8-core on the AM3+ Socket and the other is a Steamroller based Athlon-K on FM2+. Lets have a look.

9 Maximus VII Impact - Mini-ITX. Max Spec

Maximus VII Impact - Mini-ITX. Max Spec

Mark Campbell | 1st August 2014

I love the Mini-ITX form factor, the power to size ratio is simply put staggering. Now ASUS have crammed even more features into this already impressive package!

13 AMD Release 3 New Kaveri APUs

AMD Release 3 New Kaveri APUs

Mark Campbell | 31st July 2014

AMD are releasing lower wattage Kaveri, each of which present a much higher efficiency and larger feature-set than previous generation APUs.

34 Nvidia Speaks about Mantle - They won't support it.

Nvidia Speaks about Mantle - They won't support it.

Mark Campbell | 27th July 2014

Nvidia has finally spoken officially about AMD's Mantle API - They say they see no real benefit to it, and will not support it.

31 Haswell-E uses a Soldered Thermal Interface

Haswell-E uses a Soldered Thermal Interface

Mark Campbell | 27th July 2014

Reports are coming in that the IHS of Intel's upcoming Haswell-E CPUs is Soldered. Haswell-E could be an overclocking beast!

33 Rumors of an AMD 12 core CPU coming soon?

Rumors of an AMD 12 core CPU coming soon?

Mark Campbell | 25th July 2014

Some tech sites are reporting on the possibility of a 12-core APU with the leak of some AMD PR material. Here is what the PR truly means.

2 AMD Carizzo APU Specs detailed

AMD Carizzo APU Specs detailed

Mark Campbell | 18th July 2014

The first specifications of AMD's Next Generation APU have been revealed. What can we expect from this APU?

19 AMD CORE Evolution, Is something Big coming?

AMD CORE Evolution, Is something Big coming?

Mark Campbell | 17th July 2014

Everything has been quiet on the AMD CPU front for a while. Now AMD are teasing a Core Evolution, Is AMD ready for the big leagues again?

18 Broadwell and Skylake to launch at the same time?

Broadwell and Skylake to launch at the same time?

Mark Campbell | 17th July 2014

The latest Intel Roadmaps show Broadwell and Skylake coming to the market at the same time. Are Intel Mad?

9 Haswell-E Pre-order Prices Released

Haswell-E Pre-order Prices Released

Mark Campbell | 17th July 2014

Intels upcoming X99, or Haswell-E processors, are available to pre-order in the US. Lets see how much it will cost.

9 ASUS Maximus VII Formula Preview

ASUS Maximus VII Formula Preview

Tom Logan | 10th July 2014

The next in the Maximus VII range is the Formula, bearing all the hallmarks of the range. We take a quick look.

9 VIA Return to the CPU game with their Isaiah II Architecture

VIA Return to the CPU game with their Isaiah II Architecture

Mark Campbell | 7th July 2014

Looks like the CPU game is no longer a two horse race! Do AMD and Intel need to watch out?

34 Intel's 8-Core Haswell-E coming in Autumn!

Intel's 8-Core Haswell-E coming in Autumn!

Mark Campbell | 4th July 2014

Haswell-E is coming, with 8-cores and 16 threads and a massive $999 price tag this flagship will hit your wallets as hard as it hits benchmarks.

2 ASUS Maximus VII Gene Preview

ASUS Maximus VII Gene Preview

Tom Logan | 27th May 2014

Interested in a Maximus VII but prefer a more compact form factor? Walk this way, dear reader.

1 MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard

James Riley | 22nd May 2014

We take a look at MSI's highest end board in their Z97 Gaming range.

3 MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard

MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard

James Riley | 16th May 2014

We take a quick look at the first of MSI's latest range of Z97 motherboards.

5 Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5

Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5

James Riley | 16th May 2014

We show off Gigabyte's latest motherboard in the G1 series, only this time in a black and red theme!

11 ASUS Maximus VII Hero Preview

ASUS Maximus VII Hero Preview

Bryan Waters | 28th April 2014

The final part of our Z97 preview focusses upon the ASUS Maximus VII Hero. A ROG motherboard that has a bevy of features to entice you.

9 Gigabyte Z97X SOC Preview

Gigabyte Z97X SOC Preview

Bryan Waters | 28th April 2014

The next generation of Intel Motherboards are starting to appear, and we preview the Gigabyte Z97X SOC.

6 ASUS Z97 A, WS & Deluxe Preview

ASUS Z97 A, WS & Deluxe Preview

Bryan Waters | 28th April 2014

ASUS have three new Z97 motherboards that are similar in looks with ever increasing specifications. We take a first look.

14 MSI's Next Generation Intel Motherboards

MSI's Next Generation Intel Motherboards

James Riley | 15th April 2014

We give you a quick glimpse of the next generation of Intel motherboards from MSI.

23 How to Manually Set and Undervolt your CPU Vcore

How to Manually Set and Undervolt your CPU Vcore

James Riley | 9th January 2014

We show you how to manually undervolt your processor which will reduce temperatures and allow you to lower your fan speeds, leading to a quieter PC!

3 MSI Z87I Gaming AC

MSI Z87I Gaming AC

James Riley | 6th December 2013

Following MSI's latest trend of shrinking motherboards, their latest gaming board is now in ITX format!

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