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4 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.

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0 Overclockers UK Skylake Non-K Overclocked Bundle

Overclockers UK Skylake Non-K Overclocked Bundle

Mark Campbell | 22nd December 2015

Overclockers UK now have a dedicated Skylake i3 overclocked bundle for your gaming pleasure. Which they say is Guaranteed to run at 4.5GHz.

5 Samsung to start making new 14nm chips for AMD

Samsung to start making new 14nm chips for AMD

Mark Campbell | 22nd December 2015

Samsung is rumored to start making new 14nm FinFET chips for AMD in 2016.

0 Aqua Computer Spacer for Delided Skylake CPUs

Aqua Computer Spacer for Delided Skylake CPUs

Mark Campbell | 21st December 2015

Have a look at Aqua Computer's new Spacer for Delided Skylake CPUs, allowing you to easily protect your exposed silicon die when mounting your CPU cooler.

1 What Motherboards Support Intel Skylake Non-K CPU overclocking?

What Motherboards Support Intel Skylake Non-K CPU overclocking?

Mark Campbell | 21st December 2015

What Motherboards Support Intel Skylake Non-K CPU overclocking? Let's Find out.

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.

37 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...

9 Asus ROG Maximus VIII Impact - RushKit

Asus ROG Maximus VIII Impact - RushKit

CPU & Mainboard | 9th October 2015

An MATX Skylake motherboard, well it looks like ASUS have you covered with the Maximus VIII Impact.

7 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme - First Look

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme - First Look

CPU & Mainboard | 8th October 2015

Things at OC3D are getting a little..... Extreme. How good can ASUS' flagship ROG Board be?

0 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Gene Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Gene Review

CPU & Mainboard | 7th October 2015

If you're in the mood for all the latest technology but want it in the smaller form factor then the Maximus VIII Gene is just the ticket.

1 Gigabyte Z170 X Gaming 7 - RushKit

Gigabyte Z170 X Gaming 7 - RushKit

CPU & Mainboard | 30th September 2015

Gigabyte's new Z170X -Gaming 7 motherboard has just arrived through our door. Red and white... is this love?

3 OC3D @ Dreamhack London 2015 with Intel

OC3D @ Dreamhack London 2015 with Intel

CPU & Mainboard | 22nd September 2015

Last weekend OC3D was at Dreamhack London with Intel educating the masses on PC Building, Overclocking and even on the topic of SSD storage. Did you guys see us there?

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9 All MSI Z170 Motherboards Support Skylake Non-K Overclocking

All MSI Z170 Motherboards Support Skylake Non-K Overclocking

Mark Campbell | 18th December 2015

All MSI Z170 Motherboards now Support Skylake Non-K Overclocking, so now even budget Skylake builds can overclock with ease.

27 MSI's CPU Guard 1151 will protect your CPU from bending

MSI's CPU Guard 1151 will protect your CPU from bending

Mark Campbell | 16th December 2015

MSI has designed their CPU Guard 1151 to protect your Intel Skylake CPU from bending and to make using Delided CPUs much easier.

16 AMD have plans for Zen that spans 5 years

AMD have plans for Zen that spans 5 years

Mark Campbell | 15th December 2015

AMD plans for their Zen architecture are long term, saying that there will be newer refined iterations of their designs over the next 5 or so years.

9 Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity

Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity

Mark Campbell | 12th December 2015

Gigabyte Release GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ motherboard with M.2 connectivity and USB 3.1.

22 ASUS found to have the Industry's Most Reliable Motherboards

ASUS found to have the Industry's Most Reliable Motherboards

Mark Campbell | 8th December 2015

ASUS have been found to have the Industry's Most Reliable Motherboards, with only a mere 1.89% of owners requesting a return for their product.

26 AMD's AM4 Platform could Launch As Early As March 2016

AMD's AM4 Platform could Launch As Early As March 2016

Mark Campbell | 4th December 2015

AMD's AM4 Zen platform could launch as early as March 2016.

28 Skylake CPU can get damaged from Cooler mounting pressure

Skylake CPU can get damaged from Cooler mounting pressure

Mark Campbell | 4th December 2015

Skylake CPU can get damaged from Cooler mounting pressure. Here is the response from cooler manufacturers.

7 The Truth about CPU Soldering

The Truth about CPU Soldering

Mark Campbell | 25th November 2015

The extreme overclocker der8auer has done a great deal of research on CPU soldering, revealing exactly why Intel use thermal paste on their consumer grade CPUs.

7 ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

Mark Campbell | 24th November 2015

Have a look at ASUS' new Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard, with two U.2 ports for Ultra fast NVMe SSDs.

3 3D Printers Create Skylake Delid tool

3D Printers Create Skylake Delid tool

Mark Campbell | 21st November 2015

Think the der8auer Skylake Delid-Die-Mate is overly expensive? Why not print your own Delid tool for Haswell and Ivy Bridge.

8 der8auer Skylake Delid-Die-Mate Now at OCUK

der8auer Skylake Delid-Die-Mate Now at OCUK

Mark Campbell | 18th November 2015

der8auer's Skylake Delid-Die-Mate is now available to Pre-order at Overclockers UK. Want to Delid your CPU the easy way and with minimal risk?

3 Broadwell Xeon CPUs will have up to 22 CPU cores per socket

Broadwell Xeon CPUs will have up to 22 CPU cores per socket

Mark Campbell | 15th November 2015

We though Broadwell E was going to have a tonne of CPU cores with 10, but it looks like Broadwell Xeon CPUs will have a completely insane 22 CPU cores and 44 threads.

6 Sharkoon Intros BW9000 Series Mid-tower Chassis

Sharkoon Intros BW9000 Series Mid-tower Chassis

Mark Campbell | 13th November 2015

Sharkoon Intros BW9000 Series Mid-tower Chassis, a affordable case with support for a 360mm radiator and 5 3.5" hard drives and full length GPUs.

29 Broadwell-E Specifications Leak - 10-Cores and 20-Threads

Broadwell-E Specifications Leak - 10-Cores and 20-Threads

Mark Campbell | 13th November 2015

The specifications for Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs have been leaked, revealing CPUs with up to 10-core and 20-thread.

7 ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme-Assembly and GTX 980 Ti Matrix

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme-Assembly and GTX 980 Ti Matrix

Mark Campbell | 9th November 2015

Have a look at the ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Extreme-Assembly and GTX 980 Ti Matrix.

6 GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves 14nm FinFET Technology Success for Next-Generation AMD Products

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Achieves 14nm FinFET Technology Success for Next-Generation AMD Products

Mark Campbell | 6th November 2015

Globalfoundries has confirmed that AMD will be using their 14nm LPP FinFET process technology for upcoming compute and graphics technologies.

9 Have a look at the All Black Z170A SLI PLUS MOTHERBOARD

Have a look at the All Black Z170A SLI PLUS MOTHERBOARD

Mark Campbell | 3rd November 2015

It is great to see an affordable all black motherboard. Meet the MSI Z170A SLI PLUS.

23 AMD Tests Zen CPUs,  "Met All Expectation" with no "Significant Bottlenecks"  found

AMD Tests Zen CPUs, "Met All Expectation" with no "Significant Bottlenecks" found

Mark Campbell | 2nd November 2015

AMD has reportedly tested their Zen CPUs, saying that the design has "Met All Expectations" with no "Significant Bottlenecks".

2 Gigabyte B150N Phoenix ITX Motherboard

Gigabyte B150N Phoenix ITX Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 26th October 2015

Have a look at Gigabyte's B150N Phoenix ITX Motherboard with a rear mounted M.2 slot and support for Intel's Skylake CPUs.

1 Gigabyte updates select Z170 motherboards to support Thunderbolt 3

Gigabyte updates select Z170 motherboards to support Thunderbolt 3

Mark Campbell | 26th October 2015

Gigabyte has updated select Z170 motherboards to support Thunderbolt 3.

2 AMD's Kim Keller reportedly joins Samsung

AMD's Kim Keller reportedly joins Samsung

Mark Campbell | 25th October 2015

AMD's Jim Keller has reportedly joined Samsung as their Chief Architect of SoC research and development.

0 UP - an Intel x5 Z8300 board in a Raspberry Pi2 form factor

UP - an Intel x5 Z8300 board in a Raspberry Pi2 form factor

Mark Campbell | 20th October 2015

Meet the UP - an Intel x5 Z8300 board in a Raspberry Pi2 form factor. Intel x86 Quad core that can run android Linux and Windows 10!

2 Intel Launches Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Series

Intel Launches Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Series

Mark Campbell | 20th October 2015

Intel new Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Series won't work on mainstream motherboards like previous generations.

4 Apple reportedly to use a custom AMD SoC for future iMac

Apple reportedly to use a custom AMD SoC for future iMac

Mark Campbell | 19th October 2015

It looks like Apple is looking to use a custom AMD SoC for future iMacs.

0 AMD Zen and K12 CPU designs have been taped out

AMD Zen and K12 CPU designs have been taped out

Mark Campbell | 19th October 2015

According to an AMD employee's LinkedIn Profile both AMD's x86 Zen and ARM K12 CPU core designs have been taped out.

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