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3 ASUS ROG X370 Crosshair VI Extreme Review

ASUS ROG X370 Crosshair VI Extreme Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23/07/2017

Following on from the excellent performance of the Crosshair Formula, we take a look at the all-singing and dancing Crosshair VI Extreme.

18 AMD Ryzen Retest 1500x 1600x 1800x Review

AMD Ryzen Retest 1500x 1600x 1800x Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21/07/2017

As the Zen architecture has rapidly matured we've had a lot of calls to retest the Ryzen CPUs, so that's what we've done.

4 ASUS TUF X299 Mark 1 Review

ASUS TUF X299 Mark 1 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 19/07/2017

The latest entry into the ASUS TUF range is based around the most recent Intel chipset, the X299. How does it measure up?

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9 AMD's Zen CPU Silicon will only be used for 8-core CPUs initially

AMD's Zen CPU Silicon will only be used for 8-core CPUs initially

CPU & Mainboard | 05/05/2016

It is rumored that AMD's Zen CPU Silicon will only be used to make 8-core CPUs initially, meaning that AMD will not be making and specific Quad Core Zen-based silicon.

15 Intel i7 6950X Leaked Benchmarks

Intel i7 6950X Leaked Benchmarks

CPU & Mainboard | 05/05/2016

Let's have a look at some leaked performance benchmarks of Intel's 10-core Broadwell-E i7 6950K CPU, which has been compared to Intel's i7 5960X at the same clock speeds.

0 Intel Releases Crystal Well Embedded CPUs with Skylake-R silicon

Intel Releases Crystal Well Embedded CPUs with Skylake-R silicon

CPU & Mainboard | 03/05/2016

Intel Releases Crystal Well Embedded CPUs with Skylake-R silicon, Iris Pro Graphics and a low TDP of 65w. Not bad for a CPU that runs at up to 3.9GHz.

0 Intel Kaby Lake 7700K rumored Specifications

Intel Kaby Lake 7700K rumored Specifications

CPU & Mainboard | 02/05/2016

Specifications for Intel's Kaby Lake i7 7700K have been shown on the SiSoft Sandra database, letting us know what to expect from the next generation of Intel CPUs.

8 AMD Ryzen memory optimisation - The effect of tRC timings

AMD Ryzen memory optimisation - The effect of tRC timings

CPU & Mainboard | 14/07/2017

We have discovered an odd quirk with AMD's stock Ryzen memory timings. What happens when we "fix" it?

6 MSI X299 XPOWER Gaming AC Preview

MSI X299 XPOWER Gaming AC Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 13/07/2017

Everyone loves a flagship product and the MSI XPOWER has always been theirs. We look at the latest in the range based around the X299 chipset.

3 MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic Edition Preview

MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic Edition Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 13/07/2017

Next in our big batch of X299 motherboards is the latest in the Tomahawk range from MSI, the Arctic. Mmm frosty.

16 Gigabyte AB350N Gaming Ryzen ITX Motherboard Review

Gigabyte AB350N Gaming Ryzen ITX Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 12/07/2017

If you've been tempted by the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs but only have a small case in which to build, then the Gigabyte AB350N ITX might be the very thing.

10 ASUS X299-E Strix Gaming Review

ASUS X299-E Strix Gaming Review

CPU & Mainboard | 01/07/2017

If you've had your head turned by the latest Intel product range then perhaps the ASUS X299-E Strix might be the motherboard for you.

8 Intel i9 7900X Skylake-X Review

Intel i9 7900X Skylake-X Review

CPU & Mainboard | 22/06/2017

Following our look at the latest 8-core Intel CPU it's time to check out the challenger for the i7-6950X crown, the Intel Core i9-7900X.

78 Intel Core i7 7820X Skylake X Review

Intel Core i7 7820X Skylake X Review

CPU & Mainboard | 19/06/2017

The new Intel CPUs are upon us, and we take the 8-Core i7-7820X out for a spin and see what she is capable of.

22 ASUS ROG Strix X370-F Gaming Review

ASUS ROG Strix X370-F Gaming Review

CPU & Mainboard | 16/06/2017

As the Zen architecture continues to surprise and amaze us with its combination of price and performance, ASUS step into the fray with the Strix F.

4 ASUS X299 Prime Deluxe Preview

ASUS X299 Prime Deluxe Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 13/06/2017

The ASUS Prime has been our go-to motherboard when testing new CPUs, and with the launch of the X CPUs we have a new one to play with.

0 Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 7 Preview

Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 7 Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 11/06/2017

As the influx of X299 motherboards begin, we look at the very spangly Aorus 7 from Gigabyte.

9 Gigabyte Z270X Designare Preview

Gigabyte Z270X Designare Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 08/06/2017

If you're tempted by a silver motherboard and want all the things Gigabyte have to offer then have we got the motherboard for you.

29 MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 07/06/2017

The next iteration of the beast mode Intel Chipset is nearly upon us, and we take a look at the MSI X299 Carbon.

9 AMD AGESA update 1.0.0.6 - Do BIOS updates matter?

AMD AGESA update 1.0.0.6 - Do BIOS updates matter?

CPU & Mainboard | 27/05/2017

Let's have a look at AMD's new AGESA update 1.0.0.6 and how much of a performance impact this new code update has on ASUS' X370 Crosshair VI Hero.

0 ASUS Z270 Workstation Review

ASUS Z270 Workstation Review

CPU & Mainboard | 22/05/2017

The default features of the Z270 are excellent, but what if you want ALL the features? Enter the ASUS Z270 WS.

13 ASRock X370 Taichi AM4 Motherboard Review

ASRock X370 Taichi AM4 Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 12/05/2017

A review that has been requested a lot recently, does the ASRock Taichi really offer groundbreaking performance, or is it just hype from certain quarters?

8 MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic & Mortar MATX Review

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic & Mortar MATX Review

CPU & Mainboard | 27/04/2017

If you loved the MSI B350 Tomahawk but want it in white, then have we got the two motherboards for you.

4 MSI Ryzen X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Review

MSI Ryzen X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Review

CPU & Mainboard | 24/04/2017

Following on from our preview of the MSI X370 Titanium it is time for us to fill it full of Ryzen hardware and see how it performs.

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.

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8 AMD Updates their FX Lineup with their new Wraith CPU Cooler

AMD Updates their FX Lineup with their new Wraith CPU Cooler

CPU & Mainboard | 22/04/2016

AMD has updated their FX Lineup of CPUs, changing their original stock coolers with AMD new Wraith CPU Cooler which will offer quieter operation and lower temperatures.

1 AMD makes joint x86 venture with China, earning them $293 Million

AMD makes joint x86 venture with China, earning them $293 Million

CPU & Mainboard | 22/04/2016

AMD will be licensing some of their x86 server processor technology to Chinese companies.

12 Intel Broadwell-E Priced at NCIX - Over $2000?

Intel Broadwell-E Priced at NCIX - Over $2000?

CPU & Mainboard | 21/04/2016

Pre-orders for Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs have gone live at NCIX in the USA, pricing Intel's Flagship 10-core CPU at over $2300.

5 Intel Cuts over 12,000 jobs Globally

Intel Cuts over 12,000 jobs Globally

CPU & Mainboard | 19/04/2016

Intel has just announced that they will be letting go of around 11% of their Global Workforce, with the company stating that they are looking to move towards "Cloud Computing" and "smart devices".

1 ASUS announces support for future X99 CPUs

ASUS announces support for future X99 CPUs

CPU & Mainboard | 18/04/2016

ASUS has announced support for the upcoming Intel Core i7 X-Series processors and Intel Xeon processors, with UEFI BIOS updates that are available right now.

1 AsRock releases X99 BIOS Updates for Broadwell-E Support

AsRock releases X99 BIOS Updates for Broadwell-E Support

CPU & Mainboard | 13/04/2016

AsRock has released new X99 BIOS Updates that add Broadwell-E support to their motherboards.

4 Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X leaks on Intel Website

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X leaks on Intel Website

CPU & Mainboard | 04/04/2016

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X, Intel's upcoming 10-core 20-thread Broadwell-E CPU, has leaked on Intel's Website, confirming a lot of the CPUs specifications.

20 MSI Announce Revolutionary Modular Motherboard design

MSI Announce Revolutionary Modular Motherboard design

CPU & Mainboard | 31/03/2016

MSI has announced a revolutionary new modular motherboard design that allows users to replace and upgrade specific motherboard components and reduce electronic waste.

0 Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month

Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month

CPU & Mainboard | 25/03/2016

According to leaker Intel Slides Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month, bringing CPUs to market that offer up to 22 CPU cores and up to 44 threads.

0 MSI Spring Motherboard Cashback Promotion

MSI Spring Motherboard Cashback Promotion

CPU & Mainboard | 23/03/2016

Right now with MSI you can get up to £40 cashback if you purchase an MSI motherboard between March 18th and April 18th. This applies to all current Intel Sockets and is not exclusive to any retailers.

9 Intel officially kills "Tick Tock"?

Intel officially kills "Tick Tock"?

CPU & Mainboard | 23/03/2016

It seems Intel's clock has finally broken, with the company finally moving away from their classic Tick, Tock CPU release model to a new Process, Architecture, Optimization model. Now every process node will have 3 CPU generations rather than just two.

0 ASUS Motherboard Cashback Promotion

ASUS Motherboard Cashback Promotion

CPU & Mainboard | 18/03/2016

Right now you can get up to £35 cashback when you buy select ASUS motherboards until April 17th. This includes AM3+, A88X, LGA 1151, Z97 and X99 motherboards.

14 AMD Zen 8-Core CPU Rumored to launch in October with 95W TDP

AMD Zen 8-Core CPU Rumored to launch in October with 95W TDP

CPU & Mainboard | 14/03/2016

An AMD 8-Core CPU based on the Zen CPU architecture is rumored to be launching in October 2016 with TDP of 95W.

51 Corona CPU Benchmark Released

Corona CPU Benchmark Released

CPU & Mainboard | 09/03/2016

We have discovered a new CPU benchmark based on the Corona 1.3 photorealistic renderer. Think of it as a prettier version or Cinebench, please submit us your results.

11 Microsoft Releases "Power of DX12" Trailer

Microsoft Releases "Power of DX12" Trailer

CPU & Mainboard | 03/03/2016

Microsoft has released a new "Power of DX12" Trailer, showcasing several upcoming DirectX 12 titles, including a DirectX 12 version of Just Cause 3. Is an update incoming?

1 ASRock to launch new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard

ASRock to launch new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 14/02/2016

ASRock will soon launch a new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard, which offers 6 SATA ports and M.2 support.

26 Cern reveals AMD 32-core Zen CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory

Cern reveals AMD 32-core Zen CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory

CPU & Mainboard | 13/02/2016

Cern has revealed an upcoming AMD 32-core Zen based CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory support and PCIe 3.0 connectivity.

22 MSI & NZXT Team up with a Z170 RGB Bundle

MSI & NZXT Team up with a Z170 RGB Bundle

CPU & Mainboard | 09/02/2016

MSI & NZXT have Teamed up to provide a Z170 RGB Bundle, giving away an NZXT HUE+ RGB lighting kit with every Z170 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard.

8 Overclockers reach world record Skylake Overclocking speeds

Overclockers reach world record Skylake Overclocking speeds

CPU & Mainboard | 07/02/2016

The Overclockers Dancop and Der8auer have both reached world record speeds for Skylake overclocking, achieving over 7GHz on an ASUS Maximus VIII Gene motherboard.

6 ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

CPU & Mainboard | 05/02/2016

ASRock's newest BIOS for their Z170 motherboards disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking. Has Intel put their foot down?

17 AMD reportedly making a 32 core CPU called Zeppelin

AMD reportedly making a 32 core CPU called Zeppelin

CPU & Mainboard | 03/02/2016

AMD is reportedly making a 32 core Zen CPU codenamed Zeppelin for use in High performance computing applications.

18 Overclockers UK offer cheapest i7 6700K price in the UK

Overclockers UK offer cheapest i7 6700K price in the UK

CPU & Mainboard | 01/02/2016

Overclockers UK is currently offering the cheapest i7 6700K prices in the UK and are including Free shipping with any orders including them. Is it time to upgrade?

5 Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

CPU & Mainboard | 28/01/2016

Gigabyte has Updated the BIOS of their X99-SOC Force motherboard to support an undisclosed Intel CPU that will launch in Q2 2016, Broadwell-E.

8 AMD's Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement

AMD's Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement

CPU & Mainboard | 21/01/2016

AMD has stated that Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement, hinting that Zen has performed better than expected.

2 Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017

Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017

CPU & Mainboard | 20/01/2016

Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017, but Intel's Tick-Tock release model seems to be changing to a Tick-Tock-Tock model, with 3 generations per process node.

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