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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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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.

1 MSI Z87i Gaming ITX Motherboard Review

MSI Z87i Gaming ITX Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 17th December 2013

The MSI Gaming range is one of our favourites, but has the ITX sized MSI Z87I Gaming still got the chops?

5 Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Review

Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 9th December 2013

The latest in the growing range of G1.Sniper motherboards is on the Z87 chipset, and much cheaper than you could possibly imagine.

2 MSI Z87M MATX Gaming Motherboard Review

MSI Z87M MATX Gaming Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 29th November 2013

The MSI Gaming range is one of our favourite series at the moment, and with the Z87M Gaming it's now available in a compact form.

15 Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X FM2 Review

Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X FM2 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 27th November 2013

Gigabyte have applied their excellent Sniper technology to the FM2 A88X chipset. How does it perform?

13 ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Review

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Review

CPU & Mainboard | 13th November 2013

It's been two years to the day since the launch of the Rampage IV Extreme. And now it's back, in black *cue AC/DC*

20 ASUS Z87 Maximus VI Formula Review

ASUS Z87 Maximus VI Formula Review

CPU & Mainboard | 4th November 2013

Does the Asus Maximus Formula have what it takes to tempt our purse strings?

10 Intel 4670K i5 Haswell Review & Overclocking

Intel 4670K i5 Haswell Review & Overclocking

CPU & Mainboard | 1st October 2013

Today we look at the 4th Generation i5 from Intel, the 4670K. Is this the true successor to the i5-2500K? What is the overcloking like without the hyperthreading?

6 Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Review

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Review

CPU & Mainboard | 13th September 2013

The raft of Z87 motherboards keeps coming and today we're reviewing the Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H, an LGA1150 motherboard in the price sweet spot.

25 Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review

Intel X79 Core i7 4960X Review

CPU & Mainboard | 3rd September 2013

The LGA2011 socket has failed to capture the public's heart, does the IvyBridge-E refresh manage to win us over?

4 MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX Review

MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX Review

CPU & Mainboard | 21st August 2013

The MSI MPOWER was one of the best Z77 motherboards we tested, so our hopes are high that the LGA1150 Z87 version is just as good.

14 Gigabyte Z87X-OC Review

Gigabyte Z87X-OC Review

CPU & Mainboard | 19th July 2013

At the weather heats up, we take a look at the latest in the OC range from Gigabyte, the Z87X.

31 AMD A10-6800K Richland Overclocked Review

AMD A10-6800K Richland Overclocked Review

CPU & Mainboard | 26th June 2013

We've covered this APU already, but that was at completely stock settings. Let's see what it can do when we turn up the clocks!

166 ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Review

ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20th June 2013

Today we're going to review the latest top-line motherboard from ASUS, the ROG Z87 Maximus VI Extreme. For £330 this thing had better be good!

19 AMD A10-6800K Richland Review

AMD A10-6800K Richland Review

CPU & Mainboard | 5th June 2013

AMD's APUs have always been something that we've loved, so now it's time to see how their newest release takes to our testing.

65 Intel Core i7-4770K Review

Intel Core i7-4770K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 1st June 2013

Haswell is upon us, and it's time to see how it compares to the Ivy Bridge CPU it replaces.

43 Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review Z87 1150 Haswell

Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Review Z87 1150 Haswell

CPU & Mainboard | 1st June 2013

The final of our looks at the first batch of today's Z87 motherboard releases sees the Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 on the OC3D bench rig.

49 MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming Review

MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming Review

CPU & Mainboard | 1st June 2013

Our next LGA1150 Z87 motherboard is the GD65 Gaming from MSI. We loved the Z77 Gaming, so does this continue the trend?

5 Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Review

Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Review

CPU & Mainboard | 1st June 2013

The first of our looks at overclocking the Core i7-4770K comes on the Gigabyte Z87-D3HP.

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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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