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13 Intel Core i9-7980XE 18 Core HEDT CPU Review

Intel Core i9-7980XE 18 Core HEDT CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 25/09/2017

The flagship model of the latest Intel range - the i9-7980XE - has finally arrived and we see how it compares to the similarly high end AMD Threadripper.

6 ASRock Taichi X399 Review

ASRock Taichi X399 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 15/09/2017

The latest edition of the ASRock Taichi series is here, complete with AMDs latest X399 chipset. We put it to the test.

6 MSI X399 Pro Gaming Carbon AC Review

MSI X399 Pro Gaming Carbon AC Review

CPU & Mainboard | 13/09/2017

With the new Threadripper CPUs finding their way into the market it is time to take a look at the new AMD Chipset, the X399, courtesy of MSI and their Carbon range.

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1 ASRock's LGA 1151 motherboards now support Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs

ASRock's LGA 1151 motherboards now support Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs

CPU & Mainboard | 13/10/2016

ASRock's LGA 1151 motherboards now support Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs thanks to a collection of new BIOS updates.

3 EKWB announces their ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 RGB Monoblock

EKWB announces their ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 RGB Monoblock

CPU & Mainboard | 06/10/2016

EKWB announces their ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 RGB Monoblock, which comes with support for ASUS' Aura RGB illumination technology.

3 All ASUS LGA1151 motherboards now support Intel's next gen Kaby Lake CPUs

All ASUS LGA1151 motherboards now support Intel's next gen Kaby Lake CPUs

CPU & Mainboard | 05/10/2016

ASUS has announced that all of their existing LGA1151 motherboards now support Intel's next generation of Kaby Lake CPUs.

10 Intel Kaby Lake i7 7700K benchmark leak

Intel Kaby Lake i7 7700K benchmark leak

CPU & Mainboard | 03/10/2016

Benchmarks for Intel's upcoming Kaby lake i7 7700K have been leaked, showcasing a 15% increase in single threaded performance.

17 AMD's Ryzen 7 1700X will cost £289.99 for a limited time

AMD's Ryzen 7 1700X will cost £289.99 for a limited time

CPU & Mainboard | 12/09/2017

This is £30-40 lower than this part's standard retail price!

10 ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Review

ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Review

CPU & Mainboard | 08/09/2017

If you loved the performance of the ASUS Rampage VI Apex but want something aimed more at gamers and people who wants a beautiful system, then the Rampage VI Extreme is just the thing.

34 AMD Ryzen 1950X Threadripper Retail Retest

AMD Ryzen 1950X Threadripper Retail Retest

CPU & Mainboard | 03/09/2017

We've finally got our hands on a couple of retail AMD Threadrippers, so of course we had to see how they compared to our Engineering sample.

4 ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review

ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex Review

CPU & Mainboard | 27/08/2017

With the incoming 10+ core Intel CPUs on the horizon then it's time to take a look at a motherboard worthy of that investment, the Rampage VI Apex.

0 MSI X299 SLI Plus Preview

MSI X299 SLI Plus Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 17/08/2017

If you want to dip your toe into the X299 waters but would prefer to do so without selling a vital organ, the MSI SLI Plus might be worth a look.

21 ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme and Ryzen 1950X Threadripper Review

ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme and Ryzen 1950X Threadripper Review

CPU & Mainboard | 10/08/2017

If you consider yourself in the group of people who can never have enough CPU performance, the Ryzen 1950X Threadripper might be perfect.

24 ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme Threadripper Preview

ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme Threadripper Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 03/08/2017

The AMD Threadripper is nearly upon us and as part of this new hardware there are new motherboards. First up, the ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme.

2 Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 7 Review

Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 7 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 02/08/2017

The first X299 board we have seen with multiple VRM heatsinks, is this enough to keep them cool and happy?

3 MSI X299 Gaming  Pro Carbon Review

MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

CPU & Mainboard | 30/07/2017

If you're in the market for a motherboard that allows you a little more customisation from the norm, MSI have just the thing.

12 AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300X CPU Review

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300X CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 27/07/2017

If the Ryzen AM4 CPUs have whetted your appetite but you want something a little more within your budget, then perhaps the Ryzen 3 CPUs might be the thing. We find out.

27 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.

21 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?

10 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.

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2 AsRock unveils their Z170M-PIO2 motherboard with an angled PCIe slot

AsRock unveils their Z170M-PIO2 motherboard with an angled PCIe slot

CPU & Mainboard | 03/10/2016

AsRock has unveiled their new Z170M-PIO2 motherboard with an angled PCIe 3.0 expansion slot for PIO compliant small form factor cases.

12 MSI releases Kaby Lake ready BIOS updates for LGA 1151 motherboards

MSI releases Kaby Lake ready BIOS updates for LGA 1151 motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 30/09/2016

MSI has released new Kaby Lake ready BIOS updates for their LGA 1151 motherboards.

1 AMD's AM4 X370 chipset will reportedly have dual PCIe 3.0 16x lanes

AMD's AM4 X370 chipset will reportedly have dual PCIe 3.0 16x lanes

CPU & Mainboard | 28/09/2016

AMD's AM4 X370 chipset will reportedly have dual PCIe 3.0 16x lanes, fully supporting crossfire and SLI.

6 Apple will reportedly use a custom AMD SoC in a future Mac Pro

Apple will reportedly use a custom AMD SoC in a future Mac Pro

CPU & Mainboard | 26/09/2016

Apple will reportedly use a custom AMD SoC in a future Mac Pro.

3 AMD are rumoured to launch 7nm Gray Hawk APUs in 2019

AMD are rumoured to launch 7nm Gray Hawk APUs in 2019

CPU & Mainboard | 26/09/2016

AMD are rumoured to launch 7nm Gray Hawk APUs in 2019, which will use Zen+ CPU cores and Navi powered GPU cores.

7 AMD's A12-9800 APU has been overclocked to 4.8GHz with stock cooling

AMD's A12-9800 APU has been overclocked to 4.8GHz with stock cooling

CPU & Mainboard | 21/09/2016

A Korean overclocker has reached 4.8GHz on AMD's new A12-9800 APU using AMD's Wraith Air cooler.

3 HP AM4 motherboard pictured with a square Intel style cooler mounting solution

HP AM4 motherboard pictured with a square Intel style cooler mounting solution

CPU & Mainboard | 20/09/2016

A new AM4 motherboard from HP has been pictured with a square Intel style bolt-through cooler mounting mechanism.

13 AMD's AM4 socket has been pictured

AMD's AM4 socket has been pictured

CPU & Mainboard | 17/09/2016

AMD's AM4 socket has been pictured, showing a pin count of 1331 an increase of over 40% compared to AM3+.

7 Intel roadmaps show a 6-core Coffee Lake CPU for mainstream desktops in 2018

Intel roadmaps show a 6-core Coffee Lake CPU for mainstream desktops in 2018

CPU & Mainboard | 14/09/2016

Recently leaked Intel roadmaps show a 6-core Coffee Lake CPU coming to mainstream desktops in 2018.

7 AMD's Zen CPUs are rumoured to be coming in February 2017

AMD's Zen CPUs are rumoured to be coming in February 2017

CPU & Mainboard | 12/09/2016

AMD's Zen CPUs are rumoured to be coming in February 2017 on the high-end AM4 X370 chipset.

0 AMD plans to raise $1.02 Billion in new stock and senior debt

AMD plans to raise $1.02 Billion in new stock and senior debt

CPU & Mainboard | 07/09/2016

AMD plans to raise $1.02 Billion in new stock and senior debt, allowing AMD to pay off their existing debts and help the company create future profits.

14 MSI announces their new Z170A Gaming M6 motherboard

MSI announces their new Z170A Gaming M6 motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 06/09/2016

MSI announces their new Z170A Gaming M6 motherboard, featuring a new grey colour scheme and Killer networking.

5 SoftBank has completed their acquisition of ARM

SoftBank has completed their acquisition of ARM

CPU & Mainboard | 05/09/2016

SoftBank has completed their acquisition of ARM for 24 billion pounds.

1 AMD reveals more Zen architectural details

AMD reveals more Zen architectural details

CPU & Mainboard | 22/08/2016

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

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

MSI announced their AM3+ 970A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 19/08/2016

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

CPU & Mainboard | 18/08/2016

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

CPU & Mainboard | 18/08/2016

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

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

Benchmarks for AMD's Zen ES CPUs have been leaked

CPU & Mainboard | 11/08/2016

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

CPU & Mainboard | 09/08/2016

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

CPU & Mainboard | 01/08/2016

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

CPU & Mainboard | 21/07/2016

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

CPU & Mainboard | 20/07/2016

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

CPU & Mainboard | 18/07/2016

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

CPU & Mainboard | 14/07/2016

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

0 System Shock PC system requirements

System Shock PC system requirements

CPU & Mainboard | 28/06/2016

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.

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