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0 NZXT N7 Z490 Motherboard Review

NZXT N7 Z490 Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23/11/2020

If you want to complete your infrastructure with an NZXT motherboard then the N7 Z490 might be the product for you.

2 ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero Preview

ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 09/11/2020

The Crosshair Dark Hero is a beefed up version of the already excellent ASUS Crosshair Hero. Fancy a new platform for the latest Ryzen CPUs? Step this way. Wakanda Forever.

8 AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review

CPU & Mainboard | 07/11/2020

Following the beefy Ryzen 9s the more measured Ryzen 5 5600X enters the fray, boasting 6 cores/12 threads and weighing in under £300.

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OC3D News ›› CPU & Mainboard

0 ASUS brings Resizable BAR support to Intel 400-series motherboards - Smart Access Memory on Intel?

ASUS brings Resizable BAR support to Intel 400-series motherboards - Smart Access Memory on Intel?

CPU & Mainboard | 01/12/2020

AMD's Smart Access Memory is already coming to Intel motherboards.

4 ASRock launches X570 and B550 Taichi Razer Edition Motherboards

ASRock launches X570 and B550 Taichi Razer Edition Motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 30/11/2020

Razer has entered the motherboard market.

2 AMD's Smart Access Memory tech is reportedly coming to 400-series AM4 motherboards

AMD's Smart Access Memory tech is reportedly coming to 400-series AM4 motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 25/11/2020

B450 is about to get a huge update.

0 ASRock mysteriously pulls Ryzen 5000 series B450 BIOS updates from its website

ASRock mysteriously pulls Ryzen 5000 series B450 BIOS updates from its website

CPU & Mainboard | 24/11/2020

ASRock brings Ryzen 5000 support to B450 and then takes it away...

31 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X Review

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X Review

CPU & Mainboard | 05/11/2020

The newest AMD Architecture, Zen 3, is here with two beefy CPUs to demonstrate the prowess we've already seen from the Ryzen 9 3xxx series. How good are they?

7 ASUS ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WiFi Preview

ASUS ROG Strix B550-XE Gaming WiFi Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 30/10/2020

With the next generation of Ryzen CPUs on the horizon it's the perfect time to take a look at the kind of motherboard that would be perfect for your new CPU.

0 Z490 ITX Roundup, ASUS Strix vs MSI Unify vs Gigabyte Aorus Ultra

Z490 ITX Roundup, ASUS Strix vs MSI Unify vs Gigabyte Aorus Ultra

CPU & Mainboard | 16/08/2020

If you need a small form factor Z490 motherboard there are options from the big three, and we put them against each other in a battle to the death with our Core i9-10900K

0 ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming Review

ASUS ROG Strix B550-I Gaming Review

CPU & Mainboard | 30/07/2020

If you've had your head turned by the more affordable B550 addition to the AMD Zen 2 range and want an ITX model then the Strix might be right up your street.

1 AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT Review

AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT Review

CPU & Mainboard | 07/07/2020

AMD have refreshed their super popular 3rd Generation of Ryzen CPUs with the XT range, and we test them out to see what has improved.

2 ASUS TUF B550M-Plus WiFi Review

ASUS TUF B550M-Plus WiFi Review

CPU & Mainboard | 16/06/2020

Alongside the MSI Mortar the other mATX motherboard in the OC3D office for B550 launch day is the ASUS TUF B550M-Plus WiFi. Let's see how it performs.

0 MSI MAG B550M Mortar Review

MSI MAG B550M Mortar Review

CPU & Mainboard | 16/06/2020

If an ITX is too small for you, but an ATX requires too much case, the mATX MSI MAG Mortar should be the very motherboard for you.

0 MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk Review

MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk Review

CPU & Mainboard | 16/06/2020

The MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk is one of the most affordable B550 motherboards we have on test. Let's find out how well it performs.

0 ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming WiFi and Strix-E Review

ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming WiFi and Strix-E Review

CPU & Mainboard | 16/06/2020

The Strix range has always been hugely popular and we have both the B550-F and B550-E to review. Let's find out what's the difference between the two.

4 Gigabyte B550I Aorus Pro AX ITX Review

Gigabyte B550I Aorus Pro AX ITX Review

CPU & Mainboard | 16/06/2020

If you prefer your form factor on the ITX side of things the Gigabyte B550I Aorus Pro AX might be right up your street.

1 Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Review

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Review

CPU & Mainboard | 16/06/2020

As well as the Aorus Master and the ITX Aorus Pro, we have the ATX version of the Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro for review.

3 Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master Review

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master Review

CPU & Mainboard | 16/06/2020

Finally it's launch day and one of three Gigabyte B550 Motherboards we're looking at today, the Master.

2 ASUS ProArt Creator 10G Review

ASUS ProArt Creator 10G Review

CPU & Mainboard | 10/06/2020

We thought ProArt was the name of ASUS monitor range, but here it is on a Z490 Creator motherboard. Let's test it out.

0 ASUS B550 Strix-E and Strix-F Comparison Preview

ASUS B550 Strix-E and Strix-F Comparison Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 05/06/2020

Normally the Strix-E and Strix-F are surprisingly similar, but in the B550 format there are a few differences. We take a look at what changes between each PCB.

4 MSI MAG B550M Mortar Preview

MSI MAG B550M Mortar Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 03/06/2020

One of the main reasons people buy the middle chipset is to get a smaller board, and the MSI B550M Mortar might be the very thing for you.

4 Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master Preview

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 03/06/2020

The 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs have proven a huge success, and if you want to get on board the train without blowing your budget on a X570 motherboard, how about a B550?

4 Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Preview

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 03/06/2020

With PCI Express 4.0 and support for Ryzen 3 CPUs the B550 chipset might be the killer product we've been waiting for.

0 ASUS Z490-Plus WiFi TUF Gaming Preview

ASUS Z490-Plus WiFi TUF Gaming Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 02/06/2020

Continuing our attempt to preview every Z490 motherboard soon to be launched, it's the turn of the ASUS TUF Plus.

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3 AMD delivers next-gen overclocking with Precision Boost Overdrive 2

AMD delivers next-gen overclocking with Precision Boost Overdrive 2

CPU & Mainboard | 23/11/2020

A better way to overclock Zen 3.

12 ASRock announces Ryzen 5000 series BIOS support for B450 motherboards

ASRock announces Ryzen 5000 series BIOS support for B450 motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 19/11/2020

Zen 3 is coming to the B450 platform.

5 Microsoft announces their Pluton Security Processor with AMD, Intel and Qualcomm

Microsoft announces their Pluton Security Processor with AMD, Intel and Qualcomm

CPU & Mainboard | 18/11/2020

Boosting Windows Security with dedicated silicon.

0 Microchip reveals its first PCIe 5.0 and CXL 2.0 Retimers

Microchip reveals its first PCIe 5.0 and CXL 2.0 Retimers

CPU & Mainboard | 12/11/2020

Microchip is paving the way to PCIe 5.0 servers.

4 Maxon launches their Cinebench R23 Benchmark for Cinema 4D R23

Maxon launches their Cinebench R23 Benchmark for Cinema 4D R23

CPU & Mainboard | 11/11/2020

The next generation of Cinebench is here.

0 AMD discusses Zen 4 - Promises a "long list" of improvements

AMD discusses Zen 4 - Promises a "long list" of improvements

CPU & Mainboard | 10/11/2020

AMD's CPU innovations won't stop with Zen 3.

8 Intel Rocket Lake and Alder Lake CPU pictured - A glimpse of LGA 1700

Intel Rocket Lake and Alder Lake CPU pictured - A glimpse of LGA 1700

CPU & Mainboard | 03/11/2020

Intel's next two CPU generations have been pictured.

2 Intel details its upcoming Rocket Lake architecture - Double Digit IPC improvements expected

Intel details its upcoming Rocket Lake architecture - Double Digit IPC improvements expected

CPU & Mainboard | 29/10/2020

Up to 8 cores and 16 threads with increased single-threaded performance.

2 AMD acquires Xilinx for $35 billion, creating a data center giant

AMD acquires Xilinx for $35 billion, creating a data center giant

CPU & Mainboard | 27/10/2020

AMD's technological portfolio now covers a wider range of markets.

4 AMD claims leadership single-threaded performance in PassMark with their Ryzen 9 5950X

AMD claims leadership single-threaded performance in PassMark with their Ryzen 9 5950X

CPU & Mainboard | 27/10/2020

AMD has surpassed Intel by a significant margin.

5 AMD claims single-threaded performance leadership in PassMark with their Ryzen 5 5600X

AMD claims single-threaded performance leadership in PassMark with their Ryzen 5 5600X

CPU & Mainboard | 23/10/2020

Intel has been beaten by a significant margin.

2 Intel stock price drops as much as 10% after poor Q3 earnings report

Intel stock price drops as much as 10% after poor Q3 earnings report

CPU & Mainboard | 23/10/2020

Intel is profitable, but they are in decline.

2 AMD takes pre-emptive actions against Ryzen 5000 and Radeon RX 6000 scalpers

AMD takes pre-emptive actions against Ryzen 5000 and Radeon RX 6000 scalpers

CPU & Mainboard | 21/10/2020

AMD wants its products to ship to real users, not scalpers.

0 AMD Ryzen 5000U Mobile CPU specs leak - A mix of Zen 2 and Zen 3

AMD Ryzen 5000U Mobile CPU specs leak - A mix of Zen 2 and Zen 3

CPU & Mainboard | 19/10/2020

Faster clocks and a confusing naming scheme.

0 AMD Ryzen 5 5600U specs leak showcases significant performance boost over 4600U

AMD Ryzen 5 5600U specs leak showcases significant performance boost over 4600U

CPU & Mainboard | 18/10/2020

A 200MHz clock speed boost, a stronger GPU and more.

0 MSI confirms that their entire AMD 400 series motherboard lineup will support "Zen 3" CPUs

MSI confirms that their entire AMD 400 series motherboard lineup will support "Zen 3" CPUs

CPU & Mainboard | 16/10/2020

Good news for Ryzen 400-series motherboard owners.

0 Intel Alder Lake-S CPU pictured - Socket 1700 planned post-Rocket Lake

Intel Alder Lake-S CPU pictured - Socket 1700 planned post-Rocket Lake

CPU & Mainboard | 15/10/2020

Alder Lake will reportedly ship with DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 support.

2 ASUS refutes false rumours and confirms its plans to support Zen 3 with their X470 and B450 motherboards

ASUS refutes false rumours and confirms its plans to support Zen 3 with their X470 and B450 motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 14/10/2020

Those "the Crosshair VII won't support Zen 3" rumours were false.

3 AMD's Ryzen 5 5600 could launch in early 2021 for $220

AMD's Ryzen 5 5600 could launch in early 2021 for $220

CPU & Mainboard | 13/10/2020

Could the Ryzen 5 5600 be the price/performance king?

4 Razer reveals "Razer Edition" AM4 motherboards with ASRock

Razer reveals "Razer Edition" AM4 motherboards with ASRock

CPU & Mainboard | 12/10/2020

No Intel Razer Edition motherboards?

9 AMD's 400-series AM4 motherboards should support Ryzen 5000 CPUs in January 2021

AMD's 400-series AM4 motherboards should support Ryzen 5000 CPUs in January 2021

CPU & Mainboard | 11/10/2020

Don't expect 400-series motherboards to support Zen 3 at launch.

0 Intel launches its sub-$100 i3-10100F to combat AMD's low-end Ryzen chips

Intel launches its sub-$100 i3-10100F to combat AMD's low-end Ryzen chips

CPU & Mainboard | 11/10/2020

Low-cost quad-cores for budget gaming rigs.

9 UK retailer reveals AMD's Zen 3/Ryzen 5000 series regional pricing

UK retailer reveals AMD's Zen 3/Ryzen 5000 series regional pricing

CPU & Mainboard | 10/10/2020

Zen 3 launches on November 5th.

1 Sonic 2 is currently available for free on Steam

Sonic 2 is currently available for free on Steam

CPU & Mainboard | 10/10/2020

Other Sonic Games are also on sale.

2 AMD's reported in "advanced talks" to acquire Xilinx for $30 billion

AMD's reported in "advanced talks" to acquire Xilinx for $30 billion

CPU & Mainboard | 09/10/2020

Could AMD add Xilinx FPGAs to their future products?

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