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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?

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1 AMD reveals more Zen architectural details

AMD reveals more Zen architectural details

Mark Campbell | 22nd August 2016

AMD reveals more Zen architectural details, revealing that Zen will replace both Jaguar and Excavator to power devices from Notebooks to supercomputers.

10 MSI announced their AM3+ 970A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard

MSI announced their AM3+ 970A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard

Mark Campbell | 19th August 2016

MSI announced their new AM3+ 970A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard, offering M.2 NVMe support and a new PCB design.

42 AMD showcases Zen with the same clock/clock performance as Broadwell-E

AMD showcases Zen with the same clock/clock performance as Broadwell-E

Mark Campbell | 18th August 2016

AMD has today showcased a Zen CPU operating with the same clock/clock performance as Intel's Broadwell-E 6900K in Blender.

42 New AMD Zen CPU details have emerged

New AMD Zen CPU details have emerged

Mark Campbell | 18th August 2016

New details about AMD's upcoming Zen CPU have emerged, comparing AMD's upcoming flagship to Intel i7 6900K.

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.

13 MSI Z77 MPower Review

MSI Z77 MPower Review

CPU & Mainboard | 26th October 2012

Today we take a look at the top of the range Z77 motherboard from MSI, the MPower.

89 AMD Vishera FX8350 Piledriver Review

AMD Vishera FX8350 Piledriver Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23rd October 2012

AMD have revised the FX8150 and brought out the Piledriver FX8350. Is it a much-needed improvement?

10 Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Review

Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 11th October 2012

Finally Gigabyte have reintroduced a "7 series" motherboard. Does the UP7 live up to its lofty predecessors...

9 Gigabyte X79S-UP5 Review

Gigabyte X79S-UP5 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21st September 2012

The long awaited upgrade to the problematic X79-UD5 is finally upon us. Has the long gestation fixed the issues? Read on...

4 Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH Review

Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20th August 2012

Today we have the latest Gigabyte Z77X UP4 TH on our test bench. How does it perform?

10 ASUS Maximus V Formula ThunderFX Review

ASUS Maximus V Formula ThunderFX Review

CPU & Mainboard | 8th August 2012

The second in our look at the Maximus V motherboards comes in the form of the Formula ThunderFX.

2 ASUS Maximus V Extreme Review

ASUS Maximus V Extreme Review

CPU & Mainboard | 31st July 2012

You can be certain that a new chipset will mean a new ROG board, and today we look at both Maximus V models. First, the Extreme.

18 MSI Z77A GD65 Motherboard Review

MSI Z77A GD65 Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 16th July 2012

Today we take a look at the latest board from MSI, the Z77A GD65, which now sits at the top of their range.

21 EVGA SR-X Classified Review

EVGA SR-X Classified Review

CPU & Mainboard | 22nd June 2012

We finally get our hands on the sequel to the insane EVGA SR2, the much anticipated EVGA SR-X Classified.

21 Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Review

Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 18th June 2012

With the latest Z77 chipset on board we take a look at the Gigabyte Sniper 3 and see if it matches its predecessors.

6 AMD A8-3870K Black Edition & Hybrid Crossfire Review

AMD A8-3870K Black Edition & Hybrid Crossfire Review

CPU & Mainboard | 25th May 2012

With an integrated GPU and very competitive pricing the A8-3870K promises much. We see if it delivers.

3 Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H Review

Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H Review

CPU & Mainboard | 27th April 2012

If you're after a smaller motherboard than the standard size ones, the Z77MX-D3H from Gigabyte could be right up your street.

8 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Review

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23rd April 2012

With the heavy trimming that their range has got, the Gigabyte UD5 is expected to be the top-end product in their Z77 range. Does it live up to the title?

31 Intel DZ77GA-70K and Core i7-3770K Review

Intel DZ77GA-70K and Core i7-3770K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23rd April 2012

The wait is finally over and Intel's 3rd Generation CPUs are upon us. How does it stack up to the current LGA1155s?

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8 Benchmarks for AMD's Zen ES CPUs have been leaked

Benchmarks for AMD's Zen ES CPUs have been leaked

Mark Campbell | 11th August 2016

Performance data from AMD's Zen Engineering samples have been leaked online, showcasing some huge performance gains over their previous architectures.

8 New AMD Zen roadmaps have been leaked

New AMD Zen roadmaps have been leaked

Mark Campbell | 9th August 2016

New AMD Zen roadmaps have been leaked, showcasing Zen's official release date to be in 2017 as well as a new Zen based APU which will release in the same year.

4 MSI has launched their new X99A Tomahawk motherboard

MSI has launched their new X99A Tomahawk motherboard

Mark Campbell | 1st August 2016

MSI has launched their new X99A Tomahawk motherboard, which includes M.2 and U.2 ports, reinforced PCIe lanes and no built in RGB LEDs.

5 AMD's future Zen APU is said to have similar GPU performance to an RX 460

AMD's future Zen APU is said to have similar GPU performance to an RX 460

Mark Campbell | 21st July 2016

AMD's future Zen-based APU is said to have similar GPU performance to their RX 460 GPU, backing up information provided by previous leaks.

9 AMD Zen CPU engineering sample specifications leak

AMD Zen CPU engineering sample specifications leak

Mark Campbell | 20th July 2016

The specification of some of AMD's early Zen Silicon have been leaked online, with a quad-core and octo-core variants for the AM4 socket and 24 and 32 core CPUs for the server markets.

6 ARM to be bought for 24 billion pounds

ARM to be bought for 24 billion pounds

Mark Campbell | 18th July 2016

The UK-based mobile CPU maker ARM is to be bought by Japan's Softbank for 24 billion pounds, which is around 43% higher than the companies market value.

11 ASUS Announce their new 990FX TUF Sabertooth R3.0 AM3+ Motherboard

ASUS Announce their new 990FX TUF Sabertooth R3.0 AM3+ Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 14th July 2016

ASUS has announced their new 990FX TUF Sabertooth R3.0 AM3+ motherboard.

0 System Shock PC system requirements

System Shock PC system requirements

Mark Campbell | 28th June 2016

The PC system requirements for this year's System Shock remake have been released, requiring an Intel quad-core CPU and at least an HD 7870.

11 Intel is still fighting against the EU's $1.2 Billion antitrust fine

Intel is still fighting against the EU's $1.2 Billion antitrust fine

Mark Campbell | 22nd June 2016

Intel is still fighting against the EU's $1.2 Billion antitrust fine from 2009, which was given to Intel after courts concluded that they were abusing their market position to stifle AMD's growth and eliminate competition.

12 AMD's stocks are now worth over $5

AMD's stocks are now worth over $5

Mark Campbell | 17th June 2016

AMD's stocks are still continuing to climb, with AMD's stock prices now breaking the $5 barrier. This is over 2x the price that the stocks were trading for earlier in the year.

3 AMD will be showcasing Zen at the PC Gaming Show Tonight

AMD will be showcasing Zen at the PC Gaming Show Tonight

Mark Campbell | 13th June 2016

AMD will be showcasing Zen at the PC Gaming Show Tonight, running Bethesda's DOOM.

3 Noctua showcases a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler

Noctua showcases a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler

Mark Campbell | 9th June 2016

Noctua has showcased a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler, confirming that Intel will be moving to a new socket for their server products.

11 AMD's Zen CPUs will use a PGA mounting system

AMD's Zen CPUs will use a PGA mounting system

Mark Campbell | 7th June 2016

AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs will use traditional PGA, Pin Grid Array, mounting system on AM4 motherboards.

6 AMD's Zen and Intel Kaby lake CPUs are reportedly delayed

AMD's Zen and Intel Kaby lake CPUs are reportedly delayed

Mark Campbell | 7th June 2016

Reports from Digitimes state that AMD's Zen CPUs and Intel's Kaby lake CPUs are both delayed until Q1 2017.

11 Intel Launches 24-core Broadwell-EX Xeon CPU

Intel Launches 24-core Broadwell-EX Xeon CPU

Mark Campbell | 7th June 2016

Intel has launched a new Xeon CPU that offers a total of 24 CPU cores that can run at up to 3.4GHz.

2 Leaked Intel roadmap reveals Skylake-X CPUs 2017 release

Leaked Intel roadmap reveals Skylake-X CPUs 2017 release

Mark Campbell | 2nd June 2016

In a leaked Intel roadmap the company has listed Skylake-X series CPUs for a Q2 2017 release, with Kaby Lake coming in Q4 2016 for desktops.

1 ASUS ROG Shows off 3D Printing motherboard features at Computex

ASUS ROG Shows off 3D Printing motherboard features at Computex

Mark Campbell | 2nd June 2016

ASUS ROG Shows off 3D Printing motherboard features at Computex with ASUS' "make it your own" campaign.

22 AMD Showcase their first Zen "Summit Ridge" CPU

AMD Showcase their first Zen "Summit Ridge" CPU

Mark Campbell | 31st May 2016

AMD Showcase their first Zen "Summit Ridge" CPU, which will be used on AMD's upcoming AM4 platform, have 40% higher IPC than AMD's last generation designs and will come with 8 cores and 16 threads.

4 Der8auer delids Intel's Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU

Der8auer delids Intel's Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU

Mark Campbell | 31st May 2016

Professional overclocker Der8auer has managed to delid Intel's new Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU, despite the fact that it uses a soldered interface. Please do not try this at home.

14 Intel Skylake-E will use new LGA 3647 socket and use 6-channel DDR4 memory

Intel Skylake-E will use new LGA 3647 socket and use 6-channel DDR4 memory

Mark Campbell | 31st May 2016

Intel Skylake-E will reportedly use Intel's new LGA 3647 socket, use 6-channel DDR4 memory and feature more PCIe lanes.

10 MSI teases their first Intel Z200 series motherboard

MSI teases their first Intel Z200 series motherboard

Mark Campbell | 30th May 2016

MSI has shown off their first 200 series motherboard, a new LGA 1151 socket motherboard that will replace Intel's existing 100 series of motherboards and support Intel's Kaby lake series CPUs.

8 Intel Broadwell-E Pricing and Specifications leak

Intel Broadwell-E Pricing and Specifications leak

Mark Campbell | 27th May 2016

The press slides for Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs has leaked, revealing the pricing and the specifications of the upcoming 14nm CPUs. Are you ready for some 20-thread action!

0 MSI breaks DDR4 memory world record with memory clocks of over 5GHz

MSI breaks DDR4 memory world record with memory clocks of over 5GHz

Mark Campbell | 26th May 2016

MSI's in-house overclocker Toppc has broken the DDR4 memory speed record with memory clocks of over 5GHz.

1 Existing AMD compatible CPU coolers will work with AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs

Existing AMD compatible CPU coolers will work with AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs

Mark Campbell | 25th May 2016

Existing AMD compatible CPU coolers will work with AMD's upcoming AM4 socket and Zen CPUs.

17 MSI Launches new X99 and Z170 Titanium motherboards

MSI Launches new X99 and Z170 Titanium motherboards

Mark Campbell | 23rd May 2016

MSI has launched new X99 and Z170 Titanium motherboards, U.2 SSD support, front-panel USB Type-C and an enhanced Titanium design aesthetic. The X99 XPower Titanium also contains an RGB LED header and an OC CPU socket.

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