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6 ASUS ROG Z270 Maximus IX Code and Formula Review & Comparison

ASUS ROG Z270 Maximus IX Code and Formula Review & Comparison

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

The ROG Brand is returning to its enthusiast roots, and with the Code and Formula there is much to sink your teeth into.

4 ASUS Strix Z270E and Z270F Review & Comparison

ASUS Strix Z270E and Z270F Review & Comparison

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

The ASUS Strix brand has exploded in the past couple of years, and the latest Intel chipset brings new Strix motherboards to the show.

4 Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 Review

Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

After losing their way a little in the most recent motherboard generation, Gigabyte are back with a bang in the Z270 range.

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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.

8 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.

1 MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Review

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

Next up in our mammoth look at the new Z270 motherboards is the MSI Gaming Pro Carbon edition. All the latest techs in an attractive package.

13 Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 9 Preview

Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 9 Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

Having seen how great the Gaming 7 is, we had to take a look at the Gaming 9.

3 ASUS Maximus IX Hero Preview

ASUS Maximus IX Hero Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

The ROG range is more tightly focussed with the Z270 range, and the Hero is the first on the OC3D review table.

1 ASUS ROG Z270G Gaming Strix motherboard Preview

ASUS ROG Z270G Gaming Strix motherboard Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

Need an MATX motherboard with SLI support, dual M.2 and full RGB functionality? Well ASUS may have the board for you with the ROG Z270G Gaming Strix.

0 ASUS Z270 TUF Preview

ASUS Z270 TUF Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

The latest ASUS motherboard with their TUF Armor is the Z270, we we put it to the test.

1 MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview

MSI Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

Let's have a look at MSI's new Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard, a Mini-ITX motherboard which packs a surprising amount of features for its size.

6 Gigabyte Z270X Ultra Gaming Preview

Gigabyte Z270X Ultra Gaming Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

Gigabyte have roared back into action with the Ultra Gaming, a motherboard with all the latest tech crammed onto it.

0 ASUS Z270-A Prime Review

ASUS Z270-A Prime Review

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

It's time to look at the Kaby Lake motherboards and processors, and we begin with the ASUS Z270-A Prime

14 Intel Kaby Lake i5 7600K and i7 7700K CPU Review

Intel Kaby Lake i5 7600K and i7 7700K CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

The next generation of Intel CPUs is here along with a bunch of Z270 motherboards and we're putting them to the test.

6 ASUS X99-E-10G WS Review

ASUS X99-E-10G WS Review

CPU & Mainboard | 08/11/2016

The ASUS Workstation range has long been a good performer, and with dual 10G LAN ports the latest version promises more of the same.

9 ASUS 990FX R3.0 AM3+ Sabertooth Preview

ASUS 990FX R3.0 AM3+ Sabertooth Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 14/10/2016

Own an AMD CPU but want all the latest features without switching processor? The ASUS Sabertooth is just the ticket.

1 ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming AURA 3D Printed Preview

ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming AURA 3D Printed Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 23/09/2016

Customisation has come a long way in recent times and ASUS are moving a step ahead of the rest with their Z170 Pro Gaming.

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.

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.

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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.

12 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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