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0 NZXT N7 and N5 Z690 Review

NZXT N7 and N5 Z690 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 02/06/2022

NZXT have expanded their motherboard range with two that support the latest Intel chipset and 12th Gen Processors. We take them for a spin.

2 AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 7 5800X

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Ryzen 7 5800X

CPU & Mainboard | 01/05/2022

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is based upon the regular Ryzen 7 5800X, and with both on hand we wanted to put them head to head.

1 AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Review

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Review

CPU & Mainboard | 15/04/2022

AMD have take a new approach to CPU design with the 5800X3D, aimed solely at gamers. Is it a success?

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2 Aqua Computer's AM5 Sealing Frame is an excellent product for Ryzen 7000 users

Aqua Computer's AM5 Sealing Frame is an excellent product for Ryzen 7000 users

CPU & Mainboard | 06/12/2022

If you plan to use liquid metal TIM, this seal is a must-buy!

1 AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D is now AMD's best-selling processor, and demand is outstripping supply

AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D is now AMD's best-selling processor, and demand is outstripping supply

CPU & Mainboard | 05/12/2022

Demand is outstripping supply, forcing X3D pricing upwards.

0 AMD Ryzen 9 7900 and Ryzen 7 7700 non-X CPUs have been spotted at a French retailer

AMD Ryzen 9 7900 and Ryzen 7 7700 non-X CPUs have been spotted at a French retailer

CPU & Mainboard | 29/11/2022

Are cheaper Ryzen 7000 series CPUs on the horizon?

2 SuperMicro's W790 HEDT Sapphire Rapids motherboard has been pictured

SuperMicro's W790 HEDT Sapphire Rapids motherboard has been pictured

CPU & Mainboard | 29/11/2022

Is this platform Intel's answer to Threadripper?

5 Intel Core i9-12900KS Review

Intel Core i9-12900KS Review

CPU & Mainboard | 13/04/2022

If the Core i9-12900K wasn't quite fast enough for you then the newest addition at the top of the 12th Gen Intel range might be just the ticket.

0 ASUS Strix B660-A Gaming WiFi D4 Review

ASUS Strix B660-A Gaming WiFi D4 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23/03/2022

If you're looking for an affordable gaming platform the B660 range ticks a lot of boxes.

1 ASUS Strix Z690-I Gaming WiFi ITX Motherboard Review

ASUS Strix Z690-I Gaming WiFi ITX Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 25/02/2022

The newest ITX motherboard in the Strix range is taking stacking to new, ahem, heights. We test it out.

1 Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Pro Review

Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Pro Review

CPU & Mainboard | 18/02/2022

If you fancy a more affordable Z690 model that still has the Gigabyte Aorus branding, the Pro might be the one for you.

0 Intel 12th Gen Core i3 12100 and i3 12300 Review

Intel 12th Gen Core i3 12100 and i3 12300 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23/01/2022

If you want a cheap quad core processor to power your system we've got the two 12th Generation Intel Core i3 processors on hand. How do they fare?

3 Intel Core i5-12400F DDR4 vs DDR5 Review

Intel Core i5-12400F DDR4 vs DDR5 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 04/01/2022

The Intel Core i5-12400F six core CPU is here, and thanks to MSI we have identical B660 motherboards to test the DDR4/DDR5 difference.

1 ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Review

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula Review

CPU & Mainboard | 22/12/2021

If you want a white motherboard with all the trimmings then the ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Formula might be the very one for you.

0 ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming II WiFi Review

ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming II WiFi Review

CPU & Mainboard | 09/12/2021

Following our preview of the Strix X570-E Gaming II it's time to give it the once over with our test system and find out how it performs.

0 ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming II WiFi Preview

ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming II WiFi Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 08/12/2021

ASUS have released an updated model of their X570 based Strix, in the form of the Strix X570-E Gaming WiFi II. Let's take a look.

0 MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk Review

MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk Review

CPU & Mainboard | 07/12/2021

There are DDR4 and DDR5 versions of MSI's affordable Tomahawk motherboard available, and we've got the DDR5 model for review today.

0 ASUS ROG Z690 Strix-A D4 Review

ASUS ROG Z690 Strix-A D4 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 04/12/2021

If you want an Alder Lake motherboard that is both white, but supports the more affordable DDR4, then the Strix-A might be the very thing.

0 Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Xtreme Review

Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Xtreme Review

CPU & Mainboard | 28/11/2021

The flagship model in the Gigabyte range, the Aorus Xtreme promises much. Does it deliver?

5 ASUS ProArt X570-Creator WiFi Review

ASUS ProArt X570-Creator WiFi Review

CPU & Mainboard | 24/11/2021

The ASUS ProArt Creator range is aimed squarely at those of you who demand great networking and reliable performance.

0 ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Review

ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Review

CPU & Mainboard | 11/11/2021

With the prices available the Maximus Hero is even more impressive than we initially believed, so naturally we wanted to give it it's own spotlight.

0 Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master Review

Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master Review

CPU & Mainboard | 04/11/2021

The Gigabyte Aorus range of products have revitalised the company. Does the Z690 Aorus Master continue their upward trend?

0 ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi Review

ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi Review

CPU & Mainboard | 04/11/2021

The ASUS Strix range is famously high selling and the model that the majority of people will have on their short list when deciding on their next purchase. Is the Z690 worthy?

0 MSI MEG Z690 Unify Review

MSI MEG Z690 Unify Review

CPU & Mainboard | 04/11/2021

Continuing our abundant selection of Z690 reviews we move on to the heavy hitter of the MSI range, the MEG Unify.

0 MSI MAG Z690 Carbon WiFi Review

MSI MAG Z690 Carbon WiFi Review

CPU & Mainboard | 04/11/2021

The MSI Carbon range of motherboards has provided good looks and great performance at an affordable price point for a long while. Is the new Z690 motherboard as successful?

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3 Gigabyte brings its "Instant 6GHz" feature to their Intel Z690 motherboards

Gigabyte brings its "Instant 6GHz" feature to their Intel Z690 motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 29/11/2022

Gigabyte can give your Intel Core i9-13900K and Core i7-13700K a 6GHz boost

2 AMD's Ryzen 7000 series price cuts deepen in the UK - Ryzen 9 7950X for £599.99

AMD's Ryzen 7000 series price cuts deepen in the UK - Ryzen 9 7950X for £599.99

CPU & Mainboard | 23/11/2022

The Ryzen 9 7950X has recieved a £170 price cut.

3 PCIe 5.0, the feature you don't need... yet

PCIe 5.0, the feature you don't need... yet

CPU & Mainboard | 22/11/2022

With both the RTX 4090 and RX 7900 XTX lacking PCIe 5.0, what's the point in paying for it?

8 Making a cheap Ryzen 7000 system - CPU, motherboard, and DRAM prices have dropped

Making a cheap Ryzen 7000 system - CPU, motherboard, and DRAM prices have dropped

CPU & Mainboard | 21/11/2022

AMD's AM5 platform has become much more appealing.

1 AMD's Ryzen 7000 series recieved deep UK price cuts

AMD's Ryzen 7000 series recieved deep UK price cuts

CPU & Mainboard | 21/11/2022

AMD's Zen 4 CPUs have gotten a lot more appealing.

0 New leaks hint at upcoming 96-core Zen 4 Threadripper 7000 series CPUs

New leaks hint at upcoming 96-core Zen 4 Threadripper 7000 series CPUs

CPU & Mainboard | 18/11/2022

Expect to see higher core count Threadripper CPUs next year.

4 Cheaper Ryzen 7000 series CPUs are coming? Ryzen 7000 non-X CPU specs and pricing leak

Cheaper Ryzen 7000 series CPUs are coming? Ryzen 7000 non-X CPU specs and pricing leak

CPU & Mainboard | 17/11/2022

It looks like AMD's CPU pricing will get a lot better in 2023.

0 A 12-core Ryzen 9 7845HX mobile processor has been spotted - More cores for future laptops

A 12-core Ryzen 9 7845HX mobile processor has been spotted - More cores for future laptops

CPU & Mainboard | 15/11/2022

Is a 16-core Ryzen mobile CPU on the cards?

5 Intel's reportedly planning a "Raptor Lake Refresh" in 2023 to rival Ryzen 7000X3D

Intel's reportedly planning a "Raptor Lake Refresh" in 2023 to rival Ryzen 7000X3D

CPU & Mainboard | 14/11/2022

Intel's Meteor Lake processors are reportedly delayed until 2024.

3 AMD launches its 4th Generation EPYC processors with up to 96 Zen 4 cores

AMD launches its 4th Generation EPYC processors with up to 96 Zen 4 cores

CPU & Mainboard | 10/11/2022

AMD's promising customers insane performance uplifts, especially when compared with Intel.

0 Watch AMD's EPYC Genoa Reveal Here

Watch AMD's EPYC Genoa Reveal Here

CPU & Mainboard | 10/11/2022

AMD's ready to reveal their next-generation datacenter CPUs.

6 Gotta Go Fast - ASRock launches an officially licensed Sonic the Hedgehog motherboard

Gotta Go Fast - ASRock launches an officially licensed Sonic the Hedgehog motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 07/11/2022

Meet the Phantom Gaming 790 PG SONIC.

0 Lower thermals and higher performance - ASUS' exclusive Ryzen 7000 series boost enhancement is no joke

Lower thermals and higher performance - ASUS' exclusive Ryzen 7000 series boost enhancement is no joke

CPU & Mainboard | 03/11/2022

Lower thermals and more performance or even lower thermals with a monitor performance drop.

0 Intel's launching its "Sapphire Rapids" Xeon processors in January 2023

Intel's launching its "Sapphire Rapids" Xeon processors in January 2023

CPU & Mainboard | 02/11/2022

Sapphire Rapids will launch after AMD's Genoa processors.

3 AMD's Ryzen 5000 series CPU prices are dropping in the UK

AMD's Ryzen 5000 series CPU prices are dropping in the UK

CPU & Mainboard | 31/10/2022

Is now a great time to upgrade to a new AM4 processor?

3 New architectures and fewer cores - Intel's next-gen Meteor Lake CPUs are going to be very different

New architectures and fewer cores - Intel's next-gen Meteor Lake CPUs are going to be very different

CPU & Mainboard | 31/10/2022

Intel is moving to a tile-based CPU design with new core designs.

6 Noctua "definitely doesn't recommend" adding salt to thermal paste

Noctua "definitely doesn't recommend" adding salt to thermal paste

CPU & Mainboard | 29/10/2022

Don't believe everything you see on TikTok.

15 AMD's V-Cache Enhanced Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor is now available for under £350

AMD's V-Cache Enhanced Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor is now available for under £350

CPU & Mainboard | 26/10/2022

A great upgrade option for anyone with an AM4 motherboard.

0 AMD's planning to reveal something EPYC on November 10th

AMD's planning to reveal something EPYC on November 10th

CPU & Mainboard | 24/10/2022

AMD's ready to deliver more advanced datacenter products.

20 Intel claims gaming superiority over AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X with their Raptor Lake i9-13900K

Intel claims gaming superiority over AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X with their Raptor Lake i9-13900K

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2022

11% faster on average? Not bad Intel!

3 AMD reportedly cuts Ryzen 7000 production due to low demand

AMD reportedly cuts Ryzen 7000 production due to low demand

CPU & Mainboard | 19/10/2022

Our take, AM5 motherboards cost too much.

0 EVGA has revealed their new CLX-series of AIO Liquid CPU Coolers

EVGA has revealed their new CLX-series of AIO Liquid CPU Coolers

CPU & Mainboard | 18/10/2022

EVGA has created their most efficient CPU cooler to date.

7 B650 AM5 motherboards are now available to pre-order in the UK

B650 AM5 motherboards are now available to pre-order in the UK

CPU & Mainboard | 10/10/2022

Cheaper Ryzen 7000 series motherboards are now available.

6 Noctua NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard makes AMD AM5 processors easier to clean/use

Noctua NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard makes AMD AM5 processors easier to clean/use

CPU & Mainboard | 06/10/2022

Cleaning Ryzen 7000 series CPUs can be a challenge.

2 ASUS reveals a broad range of B650/B650E AM5 motherboards

ASUS reveals a broad range of B650/B650E AM5 motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 04/10/2022

More affordable AM5 motherboards for Ryzen 7000 buyers

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