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6 MSI Z97 SLI Krait Motherboard Review

MSI Z97 SLI Krait Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21/11/2014

The wait is over and we take the MSI Z97S Krait through it's paces. Does this low priced motherboard perform?

47 ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Sabranco Preview

ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Sabranco Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 18/11/2014

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 | 03/11/2014

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

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4 AMD's Naples server platform has been detailed

AMD's Naples server platform has been detailed

CPU & Mainboard | 12/01/2017

AMD's Naples server platform has been detailed, offering up to 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes and support for up to 8 GPUs.

16 AMD is reportedly sampling quad core Ryzen CPUs

AMD is reportedly sampling quad core Ryzen CPUs

CPU & Mainboard | 12/01/2017

AMD has reportedly started sampling quad-core Ryzen CPUs without hyperthreading, which should compete with Intel's i3 and i5 CPU lineup.

9 Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake systems are vulnerable to a USB debugging exploit

Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake systems are vulnerable to a USB debugging exploit

CPU & Mainboard | 11/01/2017

Researchers claim that Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake U-Series processors are vulnerable to a USB debugging bypass which could be used to attack systems.

8 MSI offers cashback to those who review their Z270 series motherboards

MSI offers cashback to those who review their Z270 series motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 11/01/2017

MSI are now offering up to £30 cashback to those who review their latest Z270 series motherboards.

14 MSI Z97S SLI Krait Preview

MSI Z97S SLI Krait Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 02/11/2014

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

18 Intel Core i7 5820K Review

Intel Core i7 5820K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 29/10/2014

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 | 22/10/2014

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 | 21/10/2014

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 | 15/09/2014

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 | 29/08/2014

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 | 29/08/2014

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 | 08/08/2014

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 | 05/08/2014

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 | 05/08/2014

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 | 30/07/2014

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 | 04/07/2014

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 | 26/06/2014

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 | 20/06/2014

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 | 13/06/2014

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 | 03/06/2014

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 | 19/05/2014

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 | 12/05/2014

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?

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11 AMD's Ryzen CPUs will launch at or before GDC 2017

AMD's Ryzen CPUs will launch at or before GDC 2017

CPU & Mainboard | 11/01/2017

AMD's Ryzen CPUs will launch at or before GDC 2017, which starts on February 27th. At GDC AMD plans on delivering an "Optimizing for AMD Ryzen CPU" session to help engineers develop for the new architecture.

9 Intel now offer Pentium CPUs with Hyperthreading

Intel now offer Pentium CPUs with Hyperthreading

CPU & Mainboard | 10/01/2017

With the release of Kaby Lake, Intel are now offering Pentium branded CPUs with Hyperthreading, allowing consumers to get two cores and four threads at some insanely low prices.

24 AMD's Zen architecture is expected to last four years

AMD's Zen architecture is expected to last four years

CPU & Mainboard | 09/01/2017

AMD's Zen architecture is expected to last four years, with plans to offer major architectural improvements with every generation, saying that "Zen is going to be tock, tock, tock".

11 All of AMD's Ryzen CPU will have an unlocked multiplier

All of AMD's Ryzen CPU will have an unlocked multiplier

CPU & Mainboard | 08/01/2017

All of AMD's Ryzen CPU will have an unlocked multiplier, making the whole Zen lineup overclockable.

49 AMD reveals the capabilities of their AM4 motherboards

AMD reveals the capabilities of their AM4 motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 07/01/2017

AMD reveals the capabilities of their AM4 motherboards, with three chipsets being overclocking ready and all Zen CPUs being overclockable.

4 Ryzen CES demo units run with 3.6GHz base clocks and 3.9GHz boost clocks

Ryzen CES demo units run with 3.6GHz base clocks and 3.9GHz boost clocks

CPU & Mainboard | 06/01/2017

AMD's Ryzen CES demo units run with 3.6GHz base clocks and 3.9GHz boost clocks, which are significantly higher than previously shown CPU samples.

5 MSI reveal Z270 Gaming M7 and M5 NVMe SSD Bundle

MSI reveal Z270 Gaming M7 and M5 NVMe SSD Bundle

CPU & Mainboard | 05/01/2017

MSI has revealed their new Z270 Gaming M7 and M5 NVMe SSD Bundle, which gives PC gamers a free Intel 600P M.2 NVMe SSD with select motherboards while stocks last.

12 MSI AM4 B350 Tomahawk and X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium shown at CES

MSI AM4 B350 Tomahawk and X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium shown at CES

CPU & Mainboard | 04/01/2017

MSI's AM4 B350 Tomahawk and X370 XPOWER Gaming Titanium shown at CES, both of which are Ryzen ready and support a modern feature set.

5 ASUS achieve world record Intel CPU overclock of 7.383GHz

ASUS achieve world record Intel CPU overclock of 7.383GHz

CPU & Mainboard | 04/01/2017

Using their new Maximus XI Apex motherboard ASUS have been able to achieve world record Intel overclocks of over 7.3GHz, using liquid Nitrogen and liquid Helium.

16 AMD demos their Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs at CES

AMD demos their Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs at CES

CPU & Mainboard | 04/01/2017

AMD has already demoed their Ryzen CPUs and Vega GPUs at CES, showcasing Star Wars: Battlefront playing at a constant 4K 60+ FPS.

6 ROG tease Z270 Maximus IX Extreme motherboard with integrated waterblock

ROG tease Z270 Maximus IX Extreme motherboard with integrated waterblock

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

ASUS has teased their new ROG Z270 Maximus IX Extreme motherboard with integrated water cooling monoblock.

2 MSI achieve several world record Z270 overclocks

MSI achieve several world record Z270 overclocks

CPU & Mainboard | 03/01/2017

MSI has achieved several world record Kaby Lake overclocks on their Z270 XPOWER Gaming Titanium, clocking their i7 7700K CPU as high as 7GHz.

10 AMD is rumoured to be fabricating Ryzen CPUs with both Globalfoundries and Samsung

AMD is rumoured to be fabricating Ryzen CPUs with both Globalfoundries and Samsung

CPU & Mainboard | 31/12/2016

AMD is rumoured to be fabricating Ryzen CPUs with both Globalfoundries and Samsung.

4 Intel's i3 7350K is rumoured to be absent from their Kaby Lake launch

Intel's i3 7350K is rumoured to be absent from their Kaby Lake launch

CPU & Mainboard | 30/12/2016

Intel's unlocked i3 7350K is rumoured to be missing from the companies Kaby Lake launch.

7 MSI adds VR optimised USB ports on their next generation gaming motherboards

MSI adds VR optimised USB ports on their next generation gaming motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 30/12/2016

MSI will be adding VR optimised USB ports on their next generation of gaming motherboards.

4 Gigabyte AX370-Gaming K3 AM4 motherboard pictured

Gigabyte AX370-Gaming K3 AM4 motherboard pictured

CPU & Mainboard | 29/12/2016

Pictures of the PCB of Gigabyte's upcoming AX370-Gaming K3 AM4 motherboard has been leaked, showcasing support for PCIe Gen. 3, M.2 SSDs and DDR4 memory.

14 CeX - The joys of the second hand CPU market

CeX - The joys of the second hand CPU market

CPU & Mainboard | 27/12/2016

Have you heard of CeX? The UK retailer which currently offers second hand i7 6700K CPUs for just £205.

7 Intel is reportedly working on a new x86 architecture

Intel is reportedly working on a new x86 architecture

CPU & Mainboard | 27/12/2016

Intel is reportedly working on a new x86 architecture, which will offer faster speeds a leaner design and will release to the desktop/enterprise market in 2019/2020.

21 AMD Ryzen CPU benchmarks emerge

AMD Ryzen CPU benchmarks emerge

CPU & Mainboard | 24/12/2016

Benchmark results for AMD's Ryzen CPUs have emerged, showcasing performance that is over 50% higher than their FX 8370 and offers similar IPC to modern Intel CPUs.

40 Gigabyte's Z270 motherboard lineup leaks online

Gigabyte's Z270 motherboard lineup leaks online

CPU & Mainboard | 21/12/2016

Gigabyte's upcoming Z270 motherboard lineup has been leaked online, showcasing enhanced feature sets over their Z170 counterparts.

12 AMD's AM4 socket will not be compatible with old CPU coolers

AMD's AM4 socket will not be compatible with old CPU coolers

CPU & Mainboard | 19/12/2016

It looks like old AM3+ compatible CPU coolers will not fit on AMD's upcoming AM4 CPU socket, making it difficult to use older CPU coolers on the new platform.

13 MSI tease their Z270 KRAIT Gaming

MSI tease their Z270 KRAIT Gaming

CPU & Mainboard | 15/12/2016

MSI are now teasing their upcoming Z270 KRAIT Gaming motherboard, which has dual M.2 SSD slots and an internal IO cover.

48 AMD officially announces their new Ryzen CPU

AMD officially announces their new Ryzen CPU

CPU & Mainboard | 13/12/2016

AMD has officially announced their new Ryzen CPUs, sporting 8-cores, 16-threads and clock speeds of 3.4GHz and above.

17 Watch AMD's New Horizon Livestream here

Watch AMD's New Horizon Livestream here

CPU & Mainboard | 13/12/2016

AMD's New Horizon's Livestream is available to watch here when it starts at 9pm GMT.

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