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47 ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Sabranco Preview

ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Sabranco Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 18th November 2014

If the idea of a white motherboard interests you then you'll be drooling in anticipation of the latest ASUS Sabertooth motherboard, the Z97 Mark S.

17 Bitspower ROG Full Cover Blocks Rampage Formula Hero Ranger Gene & Impact

Bitspower ROG Full Cover Blocks Rampage Formula Hero Ranger Gene & Impact

CPU & Mainboard | 3rd November 2014

The whole current ROG motherboard range get some sexy Bitspower full cover loving!

14 MSI Z97S SLI Krait Preview

MSI Z97S SLI Krait Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 2nd November 2014

Had enough of colourful hardware? Want to go for the modern monochrome look in your next build? MSI have just the thing for you.

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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.

18 Intel Core i7 5820K Review

Intel Core i7 5820K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 29th October 2014

Fancy upgrading to the Haswell-E range but can't afford the 5960X? Perhaps the Core i7-5820K will be just the thing.

8 MSI X99S XPOWER AC Review

MSI X99S XPOWER AC Review

CPU & Mainboard | 22nd October 2014

It's a lengthy all caps review title and that can only mean one thing, the MSI XPOWER is back in the OC3D Bench system.

16 AMD Athlon 860K Black Edition CPU Review

AMD Athlon 860K Black Edition CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21st October 2014

If you want a budget gaming system, does AMD's budget oriented Athlon CPU cut the mustard?

4 MSI X99S Gaming 7 Review

MSI X99S Gaming 7 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 15th September 2014

Today we're taking a look at the latest Haswell-E motherboard courtesy of the MSI Gaming range. How does it stack up?

30 ASUS X99 ROG Rampage V Extreme Review

ASUS X99 ROG Rampage V Extreme Review

CPU & Mainboard | 29th August 2014

With a new flagship chipset we get a new flagship ASUS motherboard. Welcome to the OC3D Rampage V Extreme review.

44 Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

Intel i7 5960X Review with ASUS X99 Deluxe

CPU & Mainboard | 29th August 2014

The next generation of premium Intel CPU and Chipsets are upon us, in the form of the 8 Core Haswell-E i7-5960X, on the ASUS X99 Deluxe motherboard.

13 ASUS ROG Maximus VII Gene Review

ASUS ROG Maximus VII Gene Review

CPU & Mainboard | 8th August 2014

Are you in the mood for a Z97 motherboard and all the goodness it has to offer, but require a more compact form-factor? Enter the Gene.

6 Asus H97 Pro Gamer Motherboard

Asus H97 Pro Gamer Motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 5th August 2014

We show off Asus' latest H97 Gaming motherboard that comes with a ton of features at a low price.

9 MSI Z97 Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 5th August 2014

Time for a look at the highest of the MSI Gaming models on the Z97 chipset, the Gaming 9.

41 ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula Review

ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula Review

CPU & Mainboard | 30th July 2014

The wait is finally over and you can stop asking us. Today we release our full review of the Maximus VII Formula.

25 Intel Pentium G3258 20th Anniversary Review with Asus ROG Z97 Ranger

Intel Pentium G3258 20th Anniversary Review with Asus ROG Z97 Ranger

CPU & Mainboard | 4th July 2014

If you want a cheap gaming system, or an inexpensive overclocking tool, the latest Pentium could be just the thing.

18 Gigabyte Z97X SOC Force Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z97X SOC Force Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 26th June 2014

If you're in the mood to put your overclocking hat on, then Gigabyte might have the answer to your prayers with the Z97X SOC Force motherboard.

15 Club3D R9 290 Royal Ace Review

Club3D R9 290 Royal Ace Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20th June 2014

Today we're looking at a tri-fan card from Club3D, the Royal Ace R9 290.

32 Intel i7 4790K Devils Canyon CPU Review

Intel i7 4790K Devils Canyon CPU Review

CPU & Mainboard | 13th June 2014

Finally the new CPUs are here to go with the Z97 motherboards. We take a look at the range topping i7-4790K.

0 MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 3rd June 2014

The MSI Gaming is back, and today we're taking a look at the middle model in the Z97 range, the Gaming 5.

16 Gigabyte Z97X G1 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z97X G1 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 19th May 2014

Today we're reviewing the first of the Gigabyte Z97X motherboards, the Gaming 5. How does it stack up?

22 ASUS Maximus VII Hero Review

ASUS Maximus VII Hero Review

CPU & Mainboard | 12th May 2014

The first of the Z97 ROG boards is the Maximus VII Hero. An affordable Z97 option with all the ROG bells and whistles. How does it perform?

12 MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC Review

MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC Review

CPU & Mainboard | 11th May 2014

That collection of capitals must mean a new MSI motherboard, and today we look at the Z97 MPOWER MAX AC.

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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.

9 AMD's Zen CPU Silicon will only be used for 8-core CPUs initially

AMD's Zen CPU Silicon will only be used for 8-core CPUs initially

Mark Campbell | 5th May 2016

It is rumored that AMD's Zen CPU Silicon will only be used to make 8-core CPUs initially, meaning that AMD will not be making and specific Quad Core Zen-based silicon.

15 Intel i7 6950X Leaked Benchmarks

Intel i7 6950X Leaked Benchmarks

Mark Campbell | 5th May 2016

Let's have a look at some leaked performance benchmarks of Intel's 10-core Broadwell-E i7 6950K CPU, which has been compared to Intel's i7 5960X at the same clock speeds.

0 Intel Releases Crystal Well Embedded CPUs with Skylake-R silicon

Intel Releases Crystal Well Embedded CPUs with Skylake-R silicon

Mark Campbell | 3rd May 2016

Intel Releases Crystal Well Embedded CPUs with Skylake-R silicon, Iris Pro Graphics and a low TDP of 65w. Not bad for a CPU that runs at up to 3.9GHz.

0 Intel Kaby Lake 7700K rumored Specifications

Intel Kaby Lake 7700K rumored Specifications

Mark Campbell | 2nd May 2016

Specifications for Intel's Kaby Lake i7 7700K have been shown on the SiSoft Sandra database, letting us know what to expect from the next generation of Intel CPUs.

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