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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?

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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.

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.

15 ASUS Z97A Motherboard Review

ASUS Z97A Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 11th May 2014

The first of our multi-part Z97 reviews is the ASUS Z97A. A motherboard with far more than the price tag would indicate.

7 AMD Kaveri A10-7850K & A10-7700K Review

AMD Kaveri A10-7850K & A10-7700K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 3rd April 2014

We take a look at AMD's latest range of APUs - the A10-7850K, and the A10-7700K!

19 Intel Xeon 2697 V2 24 Core 48 Thread Madness Review

Intel Xeon 2697 V2 24 Core 48 Thread Madness Review

CPU & Mainboard | 31st January 2014

Today we return to the dual-Xeon test rig that has proven so popular. How well do the new 12 Core 24 thread 2697 V2 beasts do when doubled up?

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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.

8 AMD Updates their FX Lineup with their new Wraith CPU Cooler

AMD Updates their FX Lineup with their new Wraith CPU Cooler

Mark Campbell | 22nd April 2016

AMD has updated their FX Lineup of CPUs, changing their original stock coolers with AMD new Wraith CPU Cooler which will offer quieter operation and lower temperatures.

1 AMD makes joint x86 venture with China, earning them $293 Million

AMD makes joint x86 venture with China, earning them $293 Million

Mark Campbell | 22nd April 2016

AMD will be licensing some of their x86 server processor technology to Chinese companies.

12 Intel Broadwell-E Priced at NCIX - Over $2000?

Intel Broadwell-E Priced at NCIX - Over $2000?

Mark Campbell | 21st April 2016

Pre-orders for Intel's Broadwell-E CPUs have gone live at NCIX in the USA, pricing Intel's Flagship 10-core CPU at over $2300.

5 Intel Cuts over 12,000 jobs Globally

Intel Cuts over 12,000 jobs Globally

Mark Campbell | 19th April 2016

Intel has just announced that they will be letting go of around 11% of their Global Workforce, with the company stating that they are looking to move towards "Cloud Computing" and "smart devices".

1 ASUS announces support for future X99 CPUs

ASUS announces support for future X99 CPUs

Mark Campbell | 18th April 2016

ASUS has announced support for the upcoming Intel Core i7 X-Series processors and Intel Xeon processors, with UEFI BIOS updates that are available right now.

1 AsRock releases X99 BIOS Updates for Broadwell-E Support

AsRock releases X99 BIOS Updates for Broadwell-E Support

Mark Campbell | 13th April 2016

AsRock has released new X99 BIOS Updates that add Broadwell-E support to their motherboards.

4 Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X leaks on Intel Website

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X leaks on Intel Website

Mark Campbell | 4th April 2016

Intel's Broadwell-E 6950X, Intel's upcoming 10-core 20-thread Broadwell-E CPU, has leaked on Intel's Website, confirming a lot of the CPUs specifications.

20 MSI Announce Revolutionary Modular Motherboard design

MSI Announce Revolutionary Modular Motherboard design

Mark Campbell | 31st March 2016

MSI has announced a revolutionary new modular motherboard design that allows users to replace and upgrade specific motherboard components and reduce electronic waste.

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.

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?

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