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0 ASUS Rampage V 10th Anniversary Edition Review

ASUS Rampage V 10th Anniversary Edition Review

CPU & Mainboard | 30th July 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 | 27th July 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 | 5th July 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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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

Mark Campbell | 21st July 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

Mark Campbell | 20th July 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

Mark Campbell | 18th July 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

Mark Campbell | 14th July 2016

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

1 MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X

MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X

CPU & Mainboard | 23rd June 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 | 22nd June 2016

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

14 Intel 6950X 6900K 6850K CPU Review

Intel 6950X 6900K 6850K CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 31st May 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 | 18th May 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.

34 ASUS Strix X99 Gaming Preview

ASUS Strix X99 Gaming Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 10th May 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 | 15th April 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 | 21st March 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 | 12th February 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 | 5th February 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 | 22nd January 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 | 15th January 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 | 8th January 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 | 6th January 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 | 23rd December 2015

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

2 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Impact MITX Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Impact MITX Review

CPU & Mainboard | 30th November 2015

Fancy getting hold of the latest Intel Chipset but want to keep your system compact? Perhaps the ASUS Maximus VIII Impact will be just the ticket.

12 Intel i3 6300T and 6320 Skylake Review

Intel i3 6300T and 6320 Skylake Review

CPU & Mainboard | 6th November 2015

Fancy upgrading to Skylake but you're on a tight budget? Maybe the Intel Core i3's will be just the ticket.

0 ASUS Z170 Deluxe Skylake Motherboard Review

ASUS Z170 Deluxe Skylake Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 29th October 2015

If you've been tempted by the Z170 chipset, and want a motherboard with all the bells and whistles, the ASUS Z170 Deluxe might be just the ticket.

6 MSI Z170 XPOWER Titanium Review

MSI Z170 XPOWER Titanium Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23rd October 2015

The latest top-of-the-line XPOWER motherboard is here, and it doesn't look remotely like you'd expect...

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0 System Shock PC system requirements

System Shock PC system requirements

Mark Campbell | 28th June 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.

11 Intel is still fighting against the EU's $1.2 Billion antitrust fine

Intel is still fighting against the EU's $1.2 Billion antitrust fine

Mark Campbell | 22nd June 2016

Intel is still fighting against the EU's $1.2 Billion antitrust fine from 2009, which was given to Intel after courts concluded that they were abusing their market position to stifle AMD's growth and eliminate competition.

12 AMD's stocks are now worth over $5

AMD's stocks are now worth over $5

Mark Campbell | 17th June 2016

AMD's stocks are still continuing to climb, with AMD's stock prices now breaking the $5 barrier. This is over 2x the price that the stocks were trading for earlier in the year.

3 AMD will be showcasing Zen at the PC Gaming Show Tonight

AMD will be showcasing Zen at the PC Gaming Show Tonight

Mark Campbell | 13th June 2016

AMD will be showcasing Zen at the PC Gaming Show Tonight, running Bethesda's DOOM.

3 Noctua showcases a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler

Noctua showcases a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler

Mark Campbell | 9th June 2016

Noctua has showcased a Skylake-EP LGA 3647 compatible CPU cooler, confirming that Intel will be moving to a new socket for their server products.

11 AMD's Zen CPUs will use a PGA mounting system

AMD's Zen CPUs will use a PGA mounting system

Mark Campbell | 7th June 2016

AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs will use traditional PGA, Pin Grid Array, mounting system on AM4 motherboards.

6 AMD's Zen and Intel Kaby lake CPUs are reportedly delayed

AMD's Zen and Intel Kaby lake CPUs are reportedly delayed

Mark Campbell | 7th June 2016

Reports from Digitimes state that AMD's Zen CPUs and Intel's Kaby lake CPUs are both delayed until Q1 2017.

11 Intel Launches 24-core Broadwell-EX Xeon CPU

Intel Launches 24-core Broadwell-EX Xeon CPU

Mark Campbell | 7th June 2016

Intel has launched a new Xeon CPU that offers a total of 24 CPU cores that can run at up to 3.4GHz.

2 Leaked Intel roadmap reveals Skylake-X CPUs 2017 release

Leaked Intel roadmap reveals Skylake-X CPUs 2017 release

Mark Campbell | 2nd June 2016

In a leaked Intel roadmap the company has listed Skylake-X series CPUs for a Q2 2017 release, with Kaby Lake coming in Q4 2016 for desktops.

1 ASUS ROG Shows off 3D Printing motherboard features at Computex

ASUS ROG Shows off 3D Printing motherboard features at Computex

Mark Campbell | 2nd June 2016

ASUS ROG Shows off 3D Printing motherboard features at Computex with ASUS' "make it your own" campaign.

22 AMD Showcase their first Zen "Summit Ridge" CPU

AMD Showcase their first Zen "Summit Ridge" CPU

Mark Campbell | 31st May 2016

AMD Showcase their first Zen "Summit Ridge" CPU, which will be used on AMD's upcoming AM4 platform, have 40% higher IPC than AMD's last generation designs and will come with 8 cores and 16 threads.

4 Der8auer delids Intel's Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU

Der8auer delids Intel's Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU

Mark Campbell | 31st May 2016

Professional overclocker Der8auer has managed to delid Intel's new Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E CPU, despite the fact that it uses a soldered interface. Please do not try this at home.

14 Intel Skylake-E will use new LGA 3647 socket and use 6-channel DDR4 memory

Intel Skylake-E will use new LGA 3647 socket and use 6-channel DDR4 memory

Mark Campbell | 31st May 2016

Intel Skylake-E will reportedly use Intel's new LGA 3647 socket, use 6-channel DDR4 memory and feature more PCIe lanes.

10 MSI teases their first Intel Z200 series motherboard

MSI teases their first Intel Z200 series motherboard

Mark Campbell | 30th May 2016

MSI has shown off their first 200 series motherboard, a new LGA 1151 socket motherboard that will replace Intel's existing 100 series of motherboards and support Intel's Kaby lake series CPUs.

8 Intel Broadwell-E Pricing and Specifications leak

Intel Broadwell-E Pricing and Specifications leak

Mark Campbell | 27th May 2016

The press slides for Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs has leaked, revealing the pricing and the specifications of the upcoming 14nm CPUs. Are you ready for some 20-thread action!

0 MSI breaks DDR4 memory world record with memory clocks of over 5GHz

MSI breaks DDR4 memory world record with memory clocks of over 5GHz

Mark Campbell | 26th May 2016

MSI's in-house overclocker Toppc has broken the DDR4 memory speed record with memory clocks of over 5GHz.

1 Existing AMD compatible CPU coolers will work with AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs

Existing AMD compatible CPU coolers will work with AMD's upcoming Zen CPUs

Mark Campbell | 25th May 2016

Existing AMD compatible CPU coolers will work with AMD's upcoming AM4 socket and Zen CPUs.

17 MSI Launches new X99 and Z170 Titanium motherboards

MSI Launches new X99 and Z170 Titanium motherboards

Mark Campbell | 23rd May 2016

MSI has launched new X99 and Z170 Titanium motherboards, U.2 SSD support, front-panel USB Type-C and an enhanced Titanium design aesthetic. The X99 XPower Titanium also contains an RGB LED header and an OC CPU socket.

11 Gigabyte shows off RGB illuminated X99 motherboards

Gigabyte shows off RGB illuminated X99 motherboards

Mark Campbell | 23rd May 2016

Gigabyte has showcased their upcoming RGB illuminated X99 Ultra Gaming and Designare motherboards.

7 EVGA Announces their X99 FTW K Motherboard

EVGA Announces their X99 FTW K Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 18th May 2016

EVGA has announced their new X99 FTW K Motherboard for Intel's upcoming X99 Broadwell-E CPUs.

2 EK releases monoblock for ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170-S motherboard

EK releases monoblock for ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170-S motherboard

Mark Campbell | 17th May 2016

EK released a dedicated monoblock for ASUS' Sabertooth Z170-S motherboard.

21 AMD's Vice President says that Zen will compete favourably with Intel

AMD's Vice President says that Zen will compete favourably with Intel

Mark Campbell | 17th May 2016

AMD's Vice President has stated that their Zen CPUs will compete favourably with Intel on "performance, power and specifications - not just price".

6 MSI Announces the X99A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard

MSI Announces the X99A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 13th May 2016

MSI has announced their new X99A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard, which features RGB illumination and is the first MSI motherboard to include a motherboard RGB LED header.

2 Forza Motorsport 6: Apex update enables unlocked framerates

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex update enables unlocked framerates

Mark Campbell | 12th May 2016

Forza Motorsport 6 Apex has now been updated to support an unlocked framerate. Does anyone want to see performance testing for this game?

0 Biostar introduces new motherboards with Braswell Refresh CPUs

Biostar introduces new motherboards with Braswell Refresh CPUs

Daan van Monsjou | 8th May 2016

Biostar has introduced a new set of motherboards for the 14nm Braswell Refresh generation of CPUs.

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