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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.

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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.

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.

37 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.

2 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Impact MITX Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Impact MITX Review

CPU & Mainboard | 30th November 2015

Fancy getting hold of the latest Intel Chipset but want to keep your system compact? Perhaps the ASUS Maximus VIII Impact will be just the ticket.

12 Intel i3 6300T and 6320 Skylake Review

Intel i3 6300T and 6320 Skylake Review

CPU & Mainboard | 6th November 2015

Fancy upgrading to Skylake but you're on a tight budget? Maybe the Intel Core i3's will be just the ticket.

0 ASUS Z170 Deluxe Skylake Motherboard Review

ASUS Z170 Deluxe Skylake Motherboard Review

CPU & Mainboard | 29th October 2015

If you've been tempted by the Z170 chipset, and want a motherboard with all the bells and whistles, the ASUS Z170 Deluxe might be just the ticket.

6 MSI Z170 XPOWER Titanium Review

MSI Z170 XPOWER Titanium Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23rd October 2015

The latest top-of-the-line XPOWER motherboard is here, and it doesn't look remotely like you'd expect...

9 Asus ROG Maximus VIII Impact - RushKit

Asus ROG Maximus VIII Impact - RushKit

CPU & Mainboard | 9th October 2015

An MATX Skylake motherboard, well it looks like ASUS have you covered with the Maximus VIII Impact.

7 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme - First Look

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme - First Look

CPU & Mainboard | 8th October 2015

Things at OC3D are getting a little..... Extreme. How good can ASUS' flagship ROG Board be?

0 ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Gene Review

ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Gene Review

CPU & Mainboard | 7th October 2015

If you're in the mood for all the latest technology but want it in the smaller form factor then the Maximus VIII Gene is just the ticket.

1 Gigabyte Z170 X Gaming 7 - RushKit

Gigabyte Z170 X Gaming 7 - RushKit

CPU & Mainboard | 30th September 2015

Gigabyte's new Z170X -Gaming 7 motherboard has just arrived through our door. Red and white... is this love?

3 OC3D @ Dreamhack London 2015 with Intel

OC3D @ Dreamhack London 2015 with Intel

CPU & Mainboard | 22nd September 2015

Last weekend OC3D was at Dreamhack London with Intel educating the masses on PC Building, Overclocking and even on the topic of SSD storage. Did you guys see us there?

17 MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition First Look

MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition First Look

CPU & Mainboard | 2nd September 2015

MSI have grown some seriously huge balls and released a SILVER motherboard.... Brave yes, but is it genius?

17 ASUS X99 MATX WS - RushKit

ASUS X99 MATX WS - RushKit

CPU & Mainboard | 2nd September 2015

Today we have a look at the only Asus MATX X99 Motherboard available, the X99-M WS Workstation Motherboard.

166 Intel Skylake i5 6600K & i7 6700K 1151 Z170 Review

Intel Skylake i5 6600K & i7 6700K 1151 Z170 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 5th August 2015

The latest generation of Intel CPUs is finally here. We look at the top i5 and top i7, as well as run you through a brief overview of the Z170A chipset.

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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?

1 ASRock to launch new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard

ASRock to launch new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard

Mark Campbell | 14th February 2016

ASRock will soon launch a new AMD A88M-ITX/ac ITX motherboard, which offers 6 SATA ports and M.2 support.

26 Cern reveals AMD 32-core Zen CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory

Cern reveals AMD 32-core Zen CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory

Mark Campbell | 13th February 2016

Cern has revealed an upcoming AMD 32-core Zen based CPU with 8 channel DDR4 memory support and PCIe 3.0 connectivity.

22 MSI & NZXT Team up with a Z170 RGB Bundle

MSI & NZXT Team up with a Z170 RGB Bundle

Mark Campbell | 9th February 2016

MSI & NZXT have Teamed up to provide a Z170 RGB Bundle, giving away an NZXT HUE+ RGB lighting kit with every Z170 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard.

8 Overclockers reach world record Skylake Overclocking speeds

Overclockers reach world record Skylake Overclocking speeds

Mark Campbell | 7th February 2016

The Overclockers Dancop and Der8auer have both reached world record speeds for Skylake overclocking, achieving over 7GHz on an ASUS Maximus VIII Gene motherboard.

6 ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

ASRock's latest BIOS Disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking

Mark Campbell | 5th February 2016

ASRock's newest BIOS for their Z170 motherboards disables Non-K Skylake Overclocking. Has Intel put their foot down?

17 AMD reportedly making a 32 core CPU called Zeppelin

AMD reportedly making a 32 core CPU called Zeppelin

Mark Campbell | 3rd February 2016

AMD is reportedly making a 32 core Zen CPU codenamed Zeppelin for use in High performance computing applications.

18 Overclockers UK offer cheapest i7 6700K price in the UK

Overclockers UK offer cheapest i7 6700K price in the UK

Mark Campbell | 1st February 2016

Overclockers UK is currently offering the cheapest i7 6700K prices in the UK and are including Free shipping with any orders including them. Is it time to upgrade?

5 Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

Gigabyte Updates X99 BIOS to support Broadwell-E

Mark Campbell | 28th January 2016

Gigabyte has Updated the BIOS of their X99-SOC Force motherboard to support an undisclosed Intel CPU that will launch in Q2 2016, Broadwell-E.

8 AMD's Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement

AMD's Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement

Mark Campbell | 21st January 2016

AMD has stated that Zen will have a "greater than 40%" IPC improvement, hinting that Zen has performed better than expected.

2 Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017

Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017

Mark Campbell | 20th January 2016

Intel plan to release 10nm CPUs in 2017, but Intel's Tick-Tock release model seems to be changing to a Tick-Tock-Tock model, with 3 generations per process node.

6 TSMC expects to launch 7nm process in 2018 and 5nm in 2020

TSMC expects to launch 7nm process in 2018 and 5nm in 2020

Mark Campbell | 19th January 2016

TSMC expects to launch their 7nm process in 2018 and their 5nm process in 2020.

4 MSI Release new BIOS to address Skylake's Freeze bug

MSI Release new BIOS to address Skylake's Freeze bug

Mark Campbell | 15th January 2016

MSI have released a new BIOS for their Skylake motherboards to address Intel Skylake's Freezing bug under high mathematical loads.

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