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44 AMD Ryzen 5 1400, 1500X and 1600X CPU Review

AMD Ryzen 5 1400, 1500X and 1600X CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 11/04/2017

If you want a more affordable version of the AMD Zen architecture then the Ryzen 5 CPUs might be just the ticket.

56 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU Review

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 28/03/2017

If the Ryzen 7 1800X is a little to expensive for your taste then perhaps the Ryzen 7 1700 solve all your problems.

15 MSI B350 Tomahawk AM4 Motherboard Review

MSI B350 Tomahawk AM4 Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 27/03/2017

If the X370 motherboard range is a little too expensive for your taste then perhaps the B350 chipset equipped Tomahawk will hit the sweet spot.

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0 Overclockers UK Skylake Non-K Overclocked Bundle

Overclockers UK Skylake Non-K Overclocked Bundle

CPU & Mainboard | 22/12/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 22/12/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 21/12/2015

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?

CPU & Mainboard | 21/12/2015

What Motherboards Support Intel Skylake Non-K CPU overclocking? Let's Find out.

21 ASUS Z270 Maximus IX Extreme Preview

ASUS Z270 Maximus IX Extreme Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 24/03/2017

We've already seen how good the Maximus IX range has been so far, but what does the Extreme bring to the party?

8 ASUS Crosshair Evolution

ASUS Crosshair Evolution

CPU & Mainboard | 23/03/2017

With the latest X370 Chipsets really bringing the AMD platform up to date we thought it would be fun to take a quick trip down memory lane, and the ASUS Crosshair range has an unbroken lineage, so is perfect for this purpose.

14 MSI X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Preview

MSI X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 22/03/2017

The flood of X370 motherboards is coming and the next to come crashing into the OC3D offices is the MSI Titanium, and we give it a quick rundown in anticipation of our upcoming full review.

37 ASUS Crosshair VI Hero AM4 Motherboard Review

ASUS Crosshair VI Hero AM4 Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 10/03/2017

With a swathe of X370 motherboards hitting the market it's time to take a look at the first ROG model from ASUS, the Crosshair VI Hero.

10 Gigabyte X370 Aorus Gaming 5 Aorus Review

Gigabyte X370 Aorus Gaming 5 Aorus Review

CPU & Mainboard | 05/03/2017

The second of our Ryzen motherboard reviews is the Gigabyte Gaming 5, part of their Aorus range.

121 AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Review

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 02/03/2017

Finally, after what feels like a lifetime, Ryzen is upon us. Carrying the hopes of everyone to take the fight to Intel. We see what is has to offer.

9 ASUS AM4 Prime X370 Pro Ryzen AM4 Preview

ASUS AM4 Prime X370 Pro Ryzen AM4 Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 28/02/2017

Let's have a look at the new ASUS Prime X30-Pro, a motherboard with an affordable, yet feature rich X370 design.

2 Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 Preview

Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 28/02/2017

Let's have a look at Gigabyte's new Ryzen ready AM4 Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard. How many USB 3.1 ports?

0 ASUS Z270G Strix Review

ASUS Z270G Strix Review

CPU & Mainboard | 27/02/2017

If you need a motherboard with a smaller footprint, but want all the fun of Z270, the ASUS Strix G might be just the thing.

41 AMD Ryzen ROG AM4 Crosshair VI Hero Preview

AMD Ryzen ROG AM4 Crosshair VI Hero Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 24/02/2017

Let's have a look at our first Ryzen ready AM4 motherboard, the ASUS Crosshair VI Hero, which comes with support for legacy AM3 coolers.

1 MSI Z270 Gaming M7 Review

MSI Z270 Gaming M7 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23/02/2017

The MSI M7 is the latest addition to their Gaming range of Z270 motherboards, combining excellent looks with great performance.

24 ASUS Z270I Strix ITX Motherboard Review

ASUS Z270I Strix ITX Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 07/02/2017

If you want the smaller ITX form factor but still require all the Z270 bells and whistles then maybe the ASUS Strix is the model for you. We find out.

2 MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC ITX Review

MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC ITX Review

CPU & Mainboard | 30/01/2017

Interested in the Z270 range of motherboards but want a more compact size? The MSI Z270I AC could be just the chap.

19 ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex Motherboard Review

ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20/01/2017

A new entry to the Maximus IX range, the Apex is all about stripped down, hardcore overclocking. We put it to the test.

33 Intel Kaby Lake i3 7350K Review

Intel Kaby Lake i3 7350K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 17/01/2017

Following the successful release of the i7 and i5 Kaby Lake CPUs, it's time for us to look at an i3 model in the range, the i3 7350K.

6 ASUS ROG Z270 Maximus IX Code and Formula Review & Comparison

ASUS ROG Z270 Maximus IX Code and Formula Review & Comparison

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

The ROG Brand is returning to its enthusiast roots, and with the Code and Formula there is much to sink your teeth into.

4 ASUS Strix Z270E and Z270F Review & Comparison

ASUS Strix Z270E and Z270F Review & Comparison

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

The ASUS Strix brand has exploded in the past couple of years, and the latest Intel chipset brings new Strix motherboards to the show.

8 Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 Review

Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

After losing their way a little in the most recent motherboard generation, Gigabyte are back with a bang in the Z270 range.

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9 All MSI Z170 Motherboards Support Skylake Non-K Overclocking

All MSI Z170 Motherboards Support Skylake Non-K Overclocking

CPU & Mainboard | 18/12/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 16/12/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 15/12/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 12/12/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 08/12/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 04/12/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 04/12/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 25/11/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 24/11/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 21/11/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 18/11/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 15/11/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 13/11/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 13/11/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 09/11/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 06/11/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 03/11/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 02/11/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 26/10/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 26/10/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 25/10/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 19/10/2015

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

CPU & Mainboard | 19/10/2015

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

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