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0 ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming AURA 3D Printed Preview

ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming AURA 3D Printed Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 23rd September 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 | 20th September 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 | 6th September 2016

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

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0 Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month

Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month

Mark Campbell | 25th March 2016

According to leaker Intel Slides Broadwell-E Xeon CPUs could launch by the end of the month, bringing CPUs to market that offer up to 22 CPU cores and up to 44 threads.

0 MSI Spring Motherboard Cashback Promotion

MSI Spring Motherboard Cashback Promotion

Mark Campbell | 23rd March 2016

Right now with MSI you can get up to £40 cashback if you purchase an MSI motherboard between March 18th and April 18th. This applies to all current Intel Sockets and is not exclusive to any retailers.

9 Intel officially kills "Tick Tock"?

Intel officially kills "Tick Tock"?

Mark Campbell | 23rd March 2016

It seems Intel's clock has finally broken, with the company finally moving away from their classic Tick, Tock CPU release model to a new Process, Architecture, Optimization model. Now every process node will have 3 CPU generations rather than just two.

0 ASUS Motherboard Cashback Promotion

ASUS Motherboard Cashback Promotion

Mark Campbell | 18th March 2016

Right now you can get up to £35 cashback when you buy select ASUS motherboards until April 17th. This includes AM3+, A88X, LGA 1151, Z97 and X99 motherboards.

10 MSI X99A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Review

MSI X99A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Review

CPU & Mainboard | 19th August 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 | 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.

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.

15 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.

43 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.

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14 AMD Zen 8-Core CPU Rumored to launch in October with 95W TDP

AMD Zen 8-Core CPU Rumored to launch in October with 95W TDP

Mark Campbell | 14th March 2016

An AMD 8-Core CPU based on the Zen CPU architecture is rumored to be launching in October 2016 with TDP of 95W.

51 Corona CPU Benchmark Released

Corona CPU Benchmark Released

Mark Campbell | 9th March 2016

We have discovered a new CPU benchmark based on the Corona 1.3 photorealistic renderer. Think of it as a prettier version or Cinebench, please submit us your results.

11 Microsoft Releases "Power of DX12" Trailer

Microsoft Releases "Power of DX12" Trailer

Mark Campbell | 3rd March 2016

Microsoft has released a new "Power of DX12" Trailer, showcasing several upcoming DirectX 12 titles, including a DirectX 12 version of Just Cause 3. Is an update incoming?

1 ASRock to launch new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard

ASRock to launch new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard

Mark Campbell | 14th February 2016

ASRock will soon launch a new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard, which offers 6 SATA ports and M.2 support.

26 Cern reveals AMD 32-core Zen CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory

Cern reveals AMD 32-core Zen CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory

Mark Campbell | 13th February 2016

Cern has revealed an upcoming AMD 32-core Zen based CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory support and PCIe 3.0 connectivity.

22 MSI & NZXT Team up with a Z170 RGB Bundle

MSI & NZXT Team up with a Z170 RGB Bundle

Mark Campbell | 9th February 2016

MSI & NZXT have Teamed up to provide a Z170 RGB Bundle, giving away an NZXT HUE+ RGB lighting kit with every Z170 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard.

8 Overclockers reach world record Skylake Overclocking speeds

Overclockers reach world record Skylake Overclocking speeds

Mark Campbell | 7th February 2016

The Overclockers Dancop and Der8auer have both reached world record speeds for Skylake overclocking, achieving over 7GHz on an ASUS Maximus VIII Gene motherboard.

6 ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

Mark Campbell | 5th February 2016

ASRock's newest BIOS for their Z170 motherboards disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking. Has Intel put their foot down?

17 AMD reportedly making a 32 core CPU called Zeppelin

AMD reportedly making a 32 core CPU called Zeppelin

Mark Campbell | 3rd February 2016

AMD is reportedly making a 32 core Zen CPU codenamed Zeppelin for use in High performance computing applications.

18 Overclockers UK offer cheapest i7 6700K price in the UK

Overclockers UK offer cheapest i7 6700K price in the UK

Mark Campbell | 1st February 2016

Overclockers UK is currently offering the cheapest i7 6700K prices in the UK and are including Free shipping with any orders including them. Is it time to upgrade?

5 Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

Mark Campbell | 28th January 2016

Gigabyte has Updated the BIOS of their X99-SOC Force motherboard to support an undisclosed Intel CPU that will launch in Q2 2016, Broadwell-E.

8 AMD's Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement

AMD's Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement

Mark Campbell | 21st January 2016

AMD has stated that Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement, hinting that Zen has performed better than expected.

2 Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017

Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017

Mark Campbell | 20th January 2016

Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017, but Intel's Tick-Tock release model seems to be changing to a Tick-Tock-Tock model, with 3 generations per process node.

6 TSMC expects to launch 7nm process in 2018 and 5nm in 2020

TSMC expects to launch 7nm process in 2018 and 5nm in 2020

Mark Campbell | 19th January 2016

TSMC expects to launch their 7nm process in 2018 and their 5nm process in 2020.

4 MSI Release new BIOS to address Skylake's Freeze bug

MSI Release new BIOS to address Skylake's Freeze bug

Mark Campbell | 15th January 2016

MSI have released a new BIOS for their Skylake motherboards to address Intel Skylake's Freezing bug under high mathematical loads.

13 Gigabyte Launch X170 and X150 motherboards for Xeon CPUs with ECC memory support

Gigabyte Launch X170 and X150 motherboards for Xeon CPUs with ECC memory support

Mark Campbell | 15th January 2016

Gigabyte Launch X170 and X150 motherboards for Intel Skylake Xeon CPUs with ECC memory support. Do you like the desert Camo styling?

8 AMD Slams SYSmark Benchmark - Calls it Biased and Unreliable

AMD Slams SYSmark Benchmark - Calls it Biased and Unreliable

Mark Campbell | 15th January 2016

In a new video AMD has Slammed the SYSmark system Benchmark as Unreliable and only optimized for Intel.

45 EVGA Z170 Classified K

EVGA Z170 Classified K

Mark Campbell | 15th January 2016

EVGA has just announced their Z170 Classified-K motherboard, a hardcore gaming motherboard that is designed for CPU and Memory overclocking.

3 AMD announces ARM-based Opteron A1100 processor

AMD announces ARM-based Opteron A1100 processor

Mark Campbell | 14th January 2016

AMD has announces their new ARM-based Opteron A1100 processor, an ARM CPU for the Datacenter.

10 Super Micro C7Z170-OCE - A Green Z170 motherboard!

Super Micro C7Z170-OCE - A Green Z170 motherboard!

Mark Campbell | 12th January 2016

Meet the Super Micro C7Z170-OCE a uniquely Green Z170 motherboard! Who wants to build a green PC now?

20 AM4 will be a unified platform for both AMD CPUs and APUs

AM4 will be a unified platform for both AMD CPUs and APUs

Mark Campbell | 11th January 2016

AM4 will be a unified platform for both AMD CPUs and APUs, allowing AMD's future users to easily transition from one CPU to another without changing their motherboard.

21 Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X 10-core may cost $1500

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X 10-core may cost $1500

Mark Campbell | 9th January 2016

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X 10-core may cost $1500, which is a huge increase in price compared to Intel's last generation $1000 5960X

10 AMD to release A10 7890K APU and a new Stock CPU cooler

AMD to release A10 7890K APU and a new Stock CPU cooler

Mark Campbell | 9th January 2016

AMD is soon to release an A10 7890K Godavari APU and a new Stock CPU stock cooler, offering faster speeds on both the CPU and GPU at the same TDP.

27 AMD have revealed their new Wraith CPU Stock Cooler

AMD have revealed their new Wraith CPU Stock Cooler

Mark Campbell | 6th January 2016

AMD have revealed their new Wraith CPU Stock Cooler, a cooler which is both cooler and quieter than AMD's older designs.

10 Meet the ASUS Sabertooth Z170-S

Meet the ASUS Sabertooth Z170-S

Mark Campbell | 5th January 2016

The Sabranco has returned! Meet the ASUS Sabertooth Z170-S, the Skylake Platform's White Knight.

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