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1 ASUS X99 Deluxe II Review

ASUS X99 Deluxe II Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20/09/2016

If you want a fully featured motherboard with no expense spared then the X99 Deluxe II might be the ticket.

5 Gigabyte G1 Gaming X99 Ultra Gaming Review

Gigabyte G1 Gaming X99 Ultra Gaming Review

CPU & Mainboard | 06/09/2016

The Gigabyte G1.Gaming range returns with an affordable X99 motherboard and we put it to the test.

11 MSI X99A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Review

MSI X99A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Review

CPU & Mainboard | 19/08/2016

Following the success of the Z170 XPOWER Titanium, we take a look at the Haswell-E powered X99A XPOWER Gaming Titanium.

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4 AMD's Naples server platform has been detailed

AMD's Naples server platform has been detailed

CPU & Mainboard | 12/01/2017

AMD's Naples server platform has been detailed, offering up to 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes and support for up to 8 GPUs.

16 AMD is reportedly sampling quad core Ryzen CPUs

AMD is reportedly sampling quad core Ryzen CPUs

CPU & Mainboard | 12/01/2017

AMD has reportedly started sampling quad-core Ryzen CPUs without hyperthreading, which should compete with Intel's i3 and i5 CPU lineup.

9 Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake systems are vulnerable to a USB debugging exploit

Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake systems are vulnerable to a USB debugging exploit

CPU & Mainboard | 11/01/2017

Researchers claim that Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake U-Series processors are vulnerable to a USB debugging bypass which could be used to attack systems.

10 MSI offers cashback to those who review their Z270 series motherboards

MSI offers cashback to those who review their Z270 series motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 11/01/2017

MSI are now offering up to £30 cashback to those who review their latest Z270 series motherboards.

8 ASUS Rampage V 10th Anniversary Edition Review

ASUS Rampage V 10th Anniversary Edition Review

CPU & Mainboard | 30/07/2016

Following on from our preview we finally put the Rampage V Edition 10 through the OC3D testing mill and see how it stacks up.

6 MSI Z170A MPOWER Gaming Titanium Preview

MSI Z170A MPOWER Gaming Titanium Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 27/07/2016

The MSI Z170A Titanium has a wealth of features to tempt you, and we show you them all.

1 ASUS Strix X99 Gaming Review

ASUS Strix X99 Gaming Review

CPU & Mainboard | 05/07/2016

After our preview earlier it's time to tweak the ASUS Strix X99 Gaming to within an inch of its life and put it through our benchmark suite.

1 Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z170 Review

Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z170 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 04/07/2016

Gigabyte have revitalised their Sniper range and finally brought back the green that was so popular. We run it through its paces...

1 MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X

CPU & Mainboard | 23/06/2016

The MSI Krait was very popular in its Z97 form, and we take a quick look at the Z170A version.

3 ASUS Rampage V 10th Anniversary Edition

ASUS Rampage V 10th Anniversary Edition

CPU & Mainboard | 22/06/2016

Asus ROG has been with us for a decade now, and to celebrate this feat ASUS have released a special Rampage V.

15 Intel 6950X 6900K 6850K CPU Review

Intel 6950X 6900K 6850K CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 31/05/2016

The latest Intel CPUs are upon us, from the 6 Core i7-6850K to the full-on 10 Core i7-6950X. We see how they perform.

8 MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Edition Review

MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Edition Review

CPU & Mainboard | 18/05/2016

With the latest Intel CPUs on the horizon, we put our i7-5960X into the newest MSI motherboard, the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Edition.

43 ASUS Strix X99 Gaming Preview

ASUS Strix X99 Gaming Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 10/05/2016

If you've been in the mood for a serious amount multiple core goodness then you need an X99 motherboard and the new ASUS Strix X99 Gaming might be just the thing.

8 ASUS MITX Motherboard Roundup

ASUS MITX Motherboard Roundup

CPU & Mainboard | 15/04/2016

As more and more mITX motherboards provide exceptional performance, we take three of ASUS offerings and discuss which is the one for you.

9 Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5 Review

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21/03/2016

All the performance of an Intel Core i7-6700K for the price of a i5-6600K. Too good to be true?

3 ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S Review

ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S Review

CPU & Mainboard | 12/02/2016

If the full TUF Armor of the Z97 Sabranco wasn't to your fancy, but you still want a white motherboard, ASUS have just the thing with the Sabertooth Z170 S.

17 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme and Extreme Assembly Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme and Extreme Assembly Review

CPU & Mainboard | 05/02/2016

ASUS have really separated their various iterations of the Maximus VIII into distinct types, and we have two takes upon the Maximus VIII Extreme to review today.

2 Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 Review

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 22/01/2016

A long time coming, we're finally able to bring you our review of the Gigabyte Z170X - Gaming 7.

17 MSI Z170A SLI PLUS Review

MSI Z170A SLI PLUS Review

CPU & Mainboard | 15/01/2016

Following the success of the MSI Z97 Krait SLI they have returned to the fold with the SLI PLUS, and we put it through our test suite.

40 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Formula Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Formula Review

CPU & Mainboard | 08/01/2016

Following on from the amazing customisation offered by the Hero Alpha, the ASUS Maximus VIII Formula takes lighting to a different planet.

5 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Hero Alpha Review

CPU & Mainboard | 06/01/2016

ASUS have updated the excellent Maximus VIII Hero, and we take a look at what it has to offer.

2 ASUS Skylake Non-K Overclocking BIOS

ASUS Skylake Non-K Overclocking BIOS

CPU & Mainboard | 23/12/2015

We put the BIOS that allows for overclocking of non-K series on Asus boards through its paces.

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11 AMD's Ryzen CPUs will launch at or before GDC 2017

AMD's Ryzen CPUs will launch at or before GDC 2017

CPU & Mainboard | 11/01/2017

AMD's Ryzen CPUs will launch at or before GDC 2017, which starts on February 27th. At GDC AMD plans on delivering an "Optimizing for AMD Ryzen CPU" session to help engineers develop for the new architecture.

9 Intel now offer Pentium CPUs with Hyperthreading

Intel now offer Pentium CPUs with Hyperthreading

CPU & Mainboard | 10/01/2017

With the release of Kaby Lake, Intel are now offering Pentium branded CPUs with Hyperthreading, allowing consumers to get two cores and four threads at some insanely low prices.

24 AMD's Zen architecture is expected to last four years

AMD's Zen architecture is expected to last four years

CPU & Mainboard | 09/01/2017

AMD's Zen architecture is expected to last four years, with plans to offer major architectural improvements with every generation, saying that "Zen is going to be tock, tock, tock".

11 All of AMD's Ryzen CPU will have an unlocked multiplier

All of AMD's Ryzen CPU will have an unlocked multiplier

CPU & Mainboard | 08/01/2017

All of AMD's Ryzen CPU will have an unlocked multiplier, making the whole Zen lineup overclockable.

49 AMD reveals the capabilities of their AM4 motherboards

AMD reveals the capabilities of their AM4 motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 07/01/2017

AMD reveals the capabilities of their AM4 motherboards, with three chipsets being overclocking ready and all Zen CPUs being overclockable.

4 Ryzen CES demo units run with 3.6GHz base clocks and 3.9GHz boost clocks

Ryzen CES demo units run with 3.6GHz base clocks and 3.9GHz boost clocks

CPU & Mainboard | 06/01/2017

AMD's Ryzen CES demo units run with 3.6GHz base clocks and 3.9GHz boost clocks, which are significantly higher than previously shown CPU samples.

5 MSI reveal Z270 Gaming M7 and M5 NVMe SSD Bundle

MSI reveal Z270 Gaming M7 and M5 NVMe SSD Bundle

CPU & Mainboard | 05/01/2017

MSI has revealed their new Z270 Gaming M7 and M5 NVMe SSD Bundle, which gives PC gamers a free Intel 600P M.2 NVMe SSD with select motherboards while stocks last.

13 MSI AM4 B350 Tomahawk and X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium shown at CES

MSI AM4 B350 Tomahawk and X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium shown at CES

CPU & Mainboard | 04/01/2017

MSI's AM4 B350 Tomahawk and X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium shown at CES, both of which are Ryzen ready and support a modern feature set.

5 ASUS achieve world record Intel CPU overclock of 7.383GHz

ASUS achieve world record Intel CPU overclock of 7.383GHz

CPU & Mainboard | 04/01/2017

Using their new Maximus XI Apex motherboard ASUS have been able to achieve world record Intel overclocks of over 7.3GHz, using liquid Nitrogen and liquid Helium.

16 AMD demos their Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs at CES

AMD demos their Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs at CES

CPU & Mainboard | 04/01/2017

AMD has already demoed their Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs at CES, showcasing Star Wars: Battlefront playing at a constant 4K 60+ FPS.

6 ROG tease Z270 Maximus IX Extreme motherboard with integrated waterblock

ROG tease Z270 Maximus IX Extreme motherboard with integrated waterblock

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

ASUS has teased their new ROG Z270 Maximus IX Extreme motherboard with integrated water cooling monoblock.

2 MSI achieve several world record Z270 overclocks

MSI achieve several world record Z270 overclocks

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

MSI has achieved several world record Kaby Lake overclocks on their Z270 XPOWER Gaming Titanium, clocking their i7 7700K CPU as high as 7GHz.

10 AMD is rumoured to be fabricating Ryzen CPUs with both Globalfoundries and Samsung

AMD is rumoured to be fabricating Ryzen CPUs with both Globalfoundries and Samsung

CPU & Mainboard | 31/12/2016

AMD is rumoured to be fabricating Ryzen CPUs with both Globalfoundries and Samsung.

4 Intel's i3 7350K is rumoured to be absent from their Kaby Lake launch

Intel's i3 7350K is rumoured to be absent from their Kaby Lake launch

CPU & Mainboard | 30/12/2016

Intel's unlocked i3 7350K is rumoured to be missing from the companies Kaby Lake launch.

7 MSI adds VR optimised USB ports on their next generation gaming motherboards

MSI adds VR optimised USB ports on their next generation gaming motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 30/12/2016

MSI will be adding VR optimised USB ports on their next generation of gaming motherboards.

4 Gigabyte AX370-Gaming K3 AM4 motherboard pictured

Gigabyte AX370-Gaming K3 AM4 motherboard pictured

CPU & Mainboard | 29/12/2016

Pictures of the PCB of Gigabyte's upcoming AX370-Gaming K3 AM4 motherboard has been leaked, showcasing support for PCIe Gen. 3, M.2 SSDs and DDR4 memory.

14 CeX - The joys of the second hand CPU market

CeX - The joys of the second hand CPU market

CPU & Mainboard | 27/12/2016

Have you heard of CeX? The UK retailer which currently offers second hand i7 6700K CPUs for just £205.

7 Intel is reportedly working on a new x86 architecture

Intel is reportedly working on a new x86 architecture

CPU & Mainboard | 27/12/2016

Intel is reportedly working on a new x86 architecture, which will offer faster speeds a leaner design and will release to the desktop/enterprise market in 2019/2020.

21 AMD Ryzen CPU benchmarks emerge

AMD Ryzen CPU benchmarks emerge

CPU & Mainboard | 24/12/2016

Benchmark results for AMD's Ryzen CPUs have emerged, showcasing performance that is over 50% higher than their FX 8370 and offers similar IPC to modern Intel CPUs.

40 Gigabyte's Z270 motherboard lineup leaks online

Gigabyte's Z270 motherboard lineup leaks online

CPU & Mainboard | 21/12/2016

Gigabyte's upcoming Z270 motherboard lineup has been leaked online, showcasing enhanced feature sets over their Z170 counterparts.

12 AMD's AM4 socket will not be compatible with old CPU coolers

AMD's AM4 socket will not be compatible with old CPU coolers

CPU & Mainboard | 19/12/2016

It looks like old AM3+ compatible CPU coolers will not fit on AMD's upcoming AM4 CPU socket, making it difficult to use older CPU coolers on the new platform.

13 MSI tease their Z270 KRAIT Gaming

MSI tease their Z270 KRAIT Gaming

CPU & Mainboard | 15/12/2016

MSI are now teasing their upcoming Z270 KRAIT Gaming motherboard, which has dual M.2 SSD slots and an internal IO cover.

48 AMD officially announces their new Ryzen CPU

AMD officially announces their new Ryzen CPU

CPU & Mainboard | 13/12/2016

AMD has officially announced their new Ryzen CPUs, sporting 8-cores, 16-threads and clock speeds of 3.4GHz and above.

17 Watch AMD's New Horizon Livestream here

Watch AMD's New Horizon Livestream here

CPU & Mainboard | 13/12/2016

AMD's New Horizon's Livestream is available to watch here when it starts at 9pm GMT.

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