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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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1 Intel Completes Acquisition of Altera

Intel Completes Acquisition of Altera

Mark Campbell | 29th December 2015

Intel has completed their acquisition of Altera for $16.7 Billion.

5 ASUS Teases Z170 Sabranco Motherboard

ASUS Teases Z170 Sabranco Motherboard

Mark Campbell | 23rd December 2015

ASUS has started teasing their Z170 Sabranco Motherboard.

30 ASUS ROG Maximus Formula VIII - RGB Done Right!

ASUS ROG Maximus Formula VIII - RGB Done Right!

Mark Campbell | 22nd December 2015

We have just gotten a look at the ASUS ROG Maximus Formula VIII, with the best implementation of RGB LEDS we have ever seen on a motherboard.

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.

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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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.

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!

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