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135 AMD FX8150 CPU Review

AMD FX8150 CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 12th October 2011

The Bulldozer CPUs are finally here and we're looking at the top of the range eight-core FX8150. Worth the wait?

10 MSI Z68A GD65 G3 Review

MSI Z68A GD65 G3 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 28th September 2011

With the Gen3 technologies starting to appear on motherboards, we take a look at the GD65 from MSI.

8 Intel Core i5-2405S Review

Intel Core i5-2405S Review

CPU & Mainboard | 31st August 2011

The latest in a long line of SandyBridge processors is the low power Core i5-2405S. We put it to the test.

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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.

12 Gigabyte Z68 G1.Sniper 2 Review

Gigabyte Z68 G1.Sniper 2 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 17th August 2011

Today we're taking a look at the follow-up to the very popular X58 Assassin Motherboard, the Z68 G1.Sniper 2.

24 AMD A8-3850 & Gigabyte A75M-UD2H Review

AMD A8-3850 & Gigabyte A75M-UD2H Review

CPU & Mainboard | 1st August 2011

At last, we are proud to present to you our verdict on AMD's latest APU platform.

11 Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P Review

Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P Review

CPU & Mainboard | 22nd July 2011

Today we take a look at the UD3 version of the Gigabyte Z68 line of motherboards. How does it stack up?

10 Biostar 1155 TZ68A+ Review

Biostar 1155 TZ68A+ Review

CPU & Mainboard | 19th July 2011

Fancy entering the LGA1155 world on a budget? Perhaps the latest Biostar board is just the ticket.

7 Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Review

Zotac Z68-ITX WiFi Review

CPU & Mainboard | 8th July 2011

Today we're taking a look at the latest ITX board from Zotac, based around the Z68 chipset. Is it a pocket powerhouse?

12 ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z Review

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z Review

CPU & Mainboard | 29th June 2011

Today we take a look at the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z. Does it live up to the Maximus name?

13 Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review

Gigabyte X58A-OC Sub Zero Review

CPU & Mainboard | 27th June 2011

Today we have something different at OC3D, a review of the dedicated overclocking board from Gigabyte, and starring 20KG of DICE.

9 Swiftech H20-320 Water Cooling Kit Review

Swiftech H20-320 Water Cooling Kit Review

CPU & Mainboard | 16th June 2011

We take a look at a very simple kit from Swiftech thats bursting with high quality parts. How does it perform on the OC3D test rig?

34 ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX Review

ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX Review

CPU & Mainboard | 31st May 2011

Today we take a look at the latest AMD AM3 motherboard based upon the 990FX Chipset, the ASUS Crosshair V Formula.

8 Foxconn P67 Rattler Review

Foxconn P67 Rattler Review

CPU & Mainboard | 25th May 2011

Today we take a look at a motherboard from Foxconn, the P67 Rattler. How does it stack up against the competition?

10 Gigabyte Z68X UD5 B3 Review

Gigabyte Z68X UD5 B3 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 12th May 2011

Following our earlier preview, let's take a full look at the latest motherboard from Gigabyte, the Z68X UD5 B3.

17 Gigabyte Z68X UD5 B3 Preview

Gigabyte Z68X UD5 B3 Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 10th May 2011

The latest chipset for LGA1155 processors is upon us. Prior to our full review at the end of the week, here is a quick preview.

39 Gigabyte X58-OC Preview

Gigabyte X58-OC Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 21st April 2011

We take a first look at what could be the best hardcore overclocking motherboard on the planet...

25 ASUS Sabertooth P67A B3 Review

ASUS Sabertooth P67A B3 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 8th April 2011

Today we take a look at the sequel to one of the finest motherboards we've tested. Does the switch to P67 keep the Sabertooth at the top?

13 MSI Big Bang Marshal P67 Review

MSI Big Bang Marshal P67 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 28th March 2011

Today we're taking a look at the latest high-end motherboard from MSI, the Big Bang Marshal. How does it perform?

15 ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 Revision Review

ASUS Maximus IV Extreme B3 Revision Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23rd March 2011

When we first reviewed the Maximus IV it was prior to the well documented P67 problems. ASUS are back with the B3 revision, so we had to take a fresh look.

34 Intel Core i7 990X Hexcore 1366

Intel Core i7 990X Hexcore 1366

CPU & Mainboard | 28th February 2011

Today we look at possibly the last hurrah for the LGA1366 socket, the Intel 990X. Did you win the lottery this weekend? This is for you.

28 Gigabyte G1 Assassin Review

Gigabyte G1 Assassin Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21st February 2011

It's been a while since we've seen a new X58 motherboard, and Gigabyte have just solved that with one of the highest spec models we've ever seen. The Assassin.

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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.

0 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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