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12 ASUS P8-Z77V Pro Sandy Bridge Review

ASUS P8-Z77V Pro Sandy Bridge Review

CPU & Mainboard | 8th April 2012

Prior to the release of the 3rd Gen Intel CPUs we have the Z77 Chipset. What does it bring to the table?

34 ASUS Z9 PE-D8 WS Dual Xeon Insanity E5-2660 & E5-2687W

ASUS Z9 PE-D8 WS Dual Xeon Insanity E5-2660 & E5-2687W

CPU & Mainboard | 2nd April 2012

What would happen if you combined the power of the ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS and two of the latest Xeon processors? We find out.

32 Intel Core i7-3930K Review

Intel Core i7-3930K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 17th February 2012

Want all the benefits of the SandyBridge-E without the huge cost? Welcome to the Core i7-3930K

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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.

2 Gigabye GA-X79-UD5 Preview

Gigabye GA-X79-UD5 Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 14th November 2011

With an array of X79 motherboards flooding the market it's time for a preview of the always popular UD5 variant from Gigabyte.

17 ASUS Rampage 4 Extreme Review

ASUS Rampage 4 Extreme Review

CPU & Mainboard | 14th November 2011

It wouldn't be a new tech release without a new RoG motherboard to go with it. Welcome to the X79 Rampage IV Extreme review.

53 Intel Core i7-3960X Review

Intel Core i7-3960X Review

CPU & Mainboard | 14th November 2011

We've been waiting patiently and now LGA2011 is finally here, so we'll take a look at the range topping Core i7-3960X.

12 ASUS P9X79 Pro Preview

ASUS P9X79 Pro Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 1st November 2011

The second of our ASUS X79 preview focuses on the P9X79 Pro.

28 ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Preview

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 1st November 2011

We know you're as excited as us for the X79 range of motherboards, so here is a quick preview.

5 Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Review

Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 26th October 2011

Gigabyte are out to show that you don't have to spend a lot of money to obtain a great motherboard. Does the Z68AP-D3 succeed?

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.

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.

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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.

6 Sharkoon Intros BW9000 Series Mid-tower Chassis

Sharkoon Intros BW9000 Series Mid-tower Chassis

Mark Campbell | 13th November 2015

Sharkoon Intros BW9000 Series Mid-tower Chassis, a affordable case with support for a 360mm radiator and 5 3.5" hard drives and full length GPUs.

29 Broadwell-E Specifications Leak - 10-Cores and 20-Threads

Broadwell-E Specifications Leak - 10-Cores and 20-Threads

Mark Campbell | 13th November 2015

The specifications for Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs have been leaked, revealing CPUs with up to 10-core and 20-thread.

7 ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme-Assembly and GTX 980 Ti Matrix

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme-Assembly and GTX 980 Ti Matrix

Mark Campbell | 9th November 2015

Have a look at the ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme-Assembly and GTX 980 Ti Matrix.

6 GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves 14nm FinFET Technology Success for Next-Generation AMD Products

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves 14nm FinFET Technology Success for Next-Generation AMD Products

Mark Campbell | 6th November 2015

Globalfoundries has confirmed that AMD will be using their 14nm LPP FinFET process technology for upcoming compute and graphics technologies.

9 Have a look at the All Black Z170A SLI PLUS MOTHERBOARD

Have a look at the All Black Z170A SLI PLUS MOTHERBOARD

Mark Campbell | 3rd November 2015

It is great to see an affordable all black motherboard. Meet the MSI Z170A SLI PLUS.

23 AMD Tests Zen CPUs,  "Met All Expectation" with no "Significant Bottlenecks"  found

AMD Tests Zen CPUs, "Met All Expectation" with no "Significant Bottlenecks" found

Mark Campbell | 2nd November 2015

AMD has reportedly tested their Zen CPUs, saying that the design has "Met All Expectations" with no "Significant Bottlenecks".

2 Gigabyte B150N Phoenix ITX Motherboard

Gigabyte B150N Phoenix ITX Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 26th October 2015

Have a look at Gigabyte's B150N Phoenix ITX Motherboard with a rear mounted M.2 slot and support for Intel's Skylake CPUs.

1 Gigabyte updates select Z170 motherboards to support Thunderbolt 3

Gigabyte updates select Z170 motherboards to support Thunderbolt 3

Mark Campbell | 26th October 2015

Gigabyte has updated select Z170 motherboards to support Thunderbolt 3.

2 AMD's Kim Keller reportedly joins Samsung

AMD's Kim Keller reportedly joins Samsung

Mark Campbell | 25th October 2015

AMD's Jim Keller has reportedly joined Samsung as their Chief Architect of SoC research and development.

0 UP - an Intel x5 Z8300 board in a Raspberry Pi2 form factor

UP - an Intel x5 Z8300 board in a Raspberry Pi2 form factor

Mark Campbell | 20th October 2015

Meet the UP - an Intel x5 Z8300 board in a Raspberry Pi2 form factor. Intel x86 Quad core that can run android Linux and Windows 10!

2 Intel Launches Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Series

Intel Launches Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Series

Mark Campbell | 20th October 2015

Intel new Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Series won't work on mainstream motherboards like previous generations.

4 Apple reportedly to use a custom AMD SoC for future iMac

Apple reportedly to use a custom AMD SoC for future iMac

Mark Campbell | 19th October 2015

It looks like Apple is looking to use a custom AMD SoC for future iMacs.

0 AMD Zen and K12 CPU designs have been taped out

AMD Zen and K12 CPU designs have been taped out

Mark Campbell | 19th October 2015

According to an AMD employee's LinkedIn Profile both AMD's x86 Zen and ARM K12 CPU core designs have been taped out.

13 AMD Reports 2015 Third Quarter Results

AMD Reports 2015 Third Quarter Results

Mark Campbell | 16th October 2015

AMD has just posted their financial results for Q3 2015, with a net loss of $197 million dollars and expects a revenue decrease of 10% next quarter.

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.

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