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1 ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Preview

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Apex Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 25/11/2022

If you've felt that ROG products have lately been a little too normal for your taste and would much rather have a product that was like the old extreme days, the Z790 Maximus Apex will tick all your boxes.

0 Lian Li LANCOOL 216 PC Case Review

Lian Li LANCOOL 216 PC Case Review

CPU & Mainboard | 23/11/2022

This chassis contains a lot of unique innovations, and we love it.

1 Intel Core i7-13700K Review

Intel Core i7-13700K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 06/11/2022

Having looked at the gaming and flagship models in the Intel 13th Generation of CPUs, it's time to look at the middle option, the Core i7-13700K.

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0 AMD Ryzen 9 7900 and Ryzen 7 7700 non-X CPUs have been spotted at a French retailer

AMD Ryzen 9 7900 and Ryzen 7 7700 non-X CPUs have been spotted at a French retailer

CPU & Mainboard | 29/11/2022

Are cheaper Ryzen 7000 series CPUs on the horizon?

2 SuperMicro's W790 HEDT Sapphire Rapids motherboard has been pictured

SuperMicro's W790 HEDT Sapphire Rapids motherboard has been pictured

CPU & Mainboard | 29/11/2022

Is this platform Intel's answer to Threadripper?

3 Gigabyte brings its "Instant 6GHz" feature to their Intel Z690 motherboards

Gigabyte brings its "Instant 6GHz" feature to their Intel Z690 motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 29/11/2022

Gigabyte can give your Intel Core i9-13900K and Core i7-13700K a 6GHz boost

2 AMD's Ryzen 7000 series price cuts deepen in the UK - Ryzen 9 7950X for £599.99

AMD's Ryzen 7000 series price cuts deepen in the UK - Ryzen 9 7950X for £599.99

CPU & Mainboard | 23/11/2022

The Ryzen 9 7950X has recieved a £170 price cut.

3 AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X Review

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X Review

CPU & Mainboard | 30/10/2022

The other two new CPUs in the AMD 7000 range on their new AM5 platform promise affordable gaming, and relatively more affordable high performance, respectively. Let's find out.

4 MSI MPG Z790 Carbon WiFi Review

MSI MPG Z790 Carbon WiFi Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2022

You'll be familiar with this if you read our 13th Gen CPU review first, as this is the motherboard we used. Here it is compared to the other Z790 offerings.

0 Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX Review

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2022

Despite being an Aorus model, and called the Elite no less, the Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Elite AX is surprisingly affordable. We take a look.

0 ASUS ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming WiFi D4 Review

ASUS ROG Strix Z790-A Gaming WiFi D4 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2022

The ever popular Strix has seen something of a revamp in this particular instance, being a white DDR4 take on the Z790 formula. We put it through its paces.

1 ASUS Z790-A Prime WiFi Review

ASUS Z790-A Prime WiFi Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2022

The ASUS Prime has always combined affordability with a white aesthetic for those of you who enjoy a lighter themed system. Here's the Z790 model.

0 ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Hero Review

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Hero Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2022

With the launch of the 13th Generation there is naturally a few ASUS motherboards based around the new Z790 chipset, and the ROG Maximus Hero might be the most attractive.

0 Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review

Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2022

The high-end Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Master is everything you would expect from the Gigabyte Aorus range. Feature rich and lovely to look at, we take it for a spin.

32 Intel 13600K and 13900K DDR4 vs DDR5 Showdown

Intel 13600K and 13900K DDR4 vs DDR5 Showdown

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2022

With so many choices in Z790 motherboards and the new Intel CPUs, we wanted to see how DDR5 is progressing against DDR4. Let's find out.

4 Intel 13th Gen Core i5-13600K and Core i9-13900K Review

Intel 13th Gen Core i5-13600K and Core i9-13900K Review

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2022

Following the success of the 12th Generation of Intel CPUs, they have refined them to bring us even higher clock speeds.

1 Don't use Ryzen Master Eco Mode with Ryzen 9 7900X 7950X CPUs until you read this

Don't use Ryzen Master Eco Mode with Ryzen 9 7900X 7950X CPUs until you read this

CPU & Mainboard | 30/09/2022

Ryzen Master's software Eco mode is not the same as your CPU's manual Eco mode.

2 AMD Eco Mode Guide for AM5

AMD Eco Mode Guide for AM5

CPU & Mainboard | 29/09/2022

The new 7000 series processors Eco Mode is a serious tool in your armoury and we show you how to turn it on.

0 ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero Preview

ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 29/09/2022

This is a deeper dive in to the Crosshair X670E Hero we used to test the AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPUs you saw yesterday. Strap in.

0 ASUS ROG Strix X670E-F Gaming WiFi Preview

ASUS ROG Strix X670E-F Gaming WiFi Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 27/09/2022

Knowing how wildly popular the ASUS ROG Strix brand is we know that this is the X670E motherboard many of you are waiting for. Let's take a look.

0 Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master Preview

Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master Preview

CPU & Mainboard | 27/09/2022

A whole host of X670E motherboards are available to utilise the new AMD AM5 socket. First up, the Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master.

26 AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review

AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review

CPU & Mainboard | 26/09/2022

After a long wait the AM5 socket is finally here, and the latest in a long line of excellent Ryzen processors. We take a look at the Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X.

14 What you need to know about AMD's Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 processors

What you need to know about AMD's Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 processors

CPU & Mainboard | 30/08/2022

Here's everything that AMD has announced about AM5, Zen 4 and Ryzen 7000.

0 ASUS ProArt Z690 Creator WiFi review

ASUS ProArt Z690 Creator WiFi review

CPU & Mainboard | 14/07/2022

If you fancy a motherboard that is slightly different from the norm then perhaps the ASUS ProArt Z690 Creator will be right up your street.

0 NZXT N7 and N5 Z690 Review

NZXT N7 and N5 Z690 Review

CPU & Mainboard | 02/06/2022

NZXT have expanded their motherboard range with two that support the latest Intel chipset and 12th Gen Processors. We take them for a spin.

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3 PCIe 5.0, the feature you don't need... yet

PCIe 5.0, the feature you don't need... yet

CPU & Mainboard | 22/11/2022

With both the RTX 4090 and RX 7900 XTX lacking PCIe 5.0, what's the point in paying for it?

8 Making a cheap Ryzen 7000 system - CPU, motherboard, and DRAM prices have dropped

Making a cheap Ryzen 7000 system - CPU, motherboard, and DRAM prices have dropped

CPU & Mainboard | 21/11/2022

AMD's AM5 platform has become much more appealing.

1 AMD's Ryzen 7000 series recieved deep UK price cuts

AMD's Ryzen 7000 series recieved deep UK price cuts

CPU & Mainboard | 21/11/2022

AMD's Zen 4 CPUs have gotten a lot more appealing.

0 New leaks hint at upcoming 96-core Zen 4 Threadripper 7000 series CPUs

New leaks hint at upcoming 96-core Zen 4 Threadripper 7000 series CPUs

CPU & Mainboard | 18/11/2022

Expect to see higher core count Threadripper CPUs next year.

4 Cheaper Ryzen 7000 series CPUs are coming? Ryzen 7000 non-X CPU specs and pricing leak

Cheaper Ryzen 7000 series CPUs are coming? Ryzen 7000 non-X CPU specs and pricing leak

CPU & Mainboard | 17/11/2022

It looks like AMD's CPU pricing will get a lot better in 2023.

0 A 12-core Ryzen 9 7845HX mobile processor has been spotted - More cores for future laptops

A 12-core Ryzen 9 7845HX mobile processor has been spotted - More cores for future laptops

CPU & Mainboard | 15/11/2022

Is a 16-core Ryzen mobile CPU on the cards?

5 Intel's reportedly planning a "Raptor Lake Refresh" in 2023 to rival Ryzen 7000X3D

Intel's reportedly planning a "Raptor Lake Refresh" in 2023 to rival Ryzen 7000X3D

CPU & Mainboard | 14/11/2022

Intel's Meteor Lake processors are reportedly delayed until 2024.

3 AMD launches its 4th Generation EPYC processors with up to 96 Zen 4 cores

AMD launches its 4th Generation EPYC processors with up to 96 Zen 4 cores

CPU & Mainboard | 10/11/2022

AMD's promising customers insane performance uplifts, especially when compared with Intel.

0 Watch AMD's EPYC Genoa Reveal Here

Watch AMD's EPYC Genoa Reveal Here

CPU & Mainboard | 10/11/2022

AMD's ready to reveal their next-generation datacenter CPUs.

6 Gotta Go Fast - ASRock launches an officially licensed Sonic the Hedgehog motherboard

Gotta Go Fast - ASRock launches an officially licensed Sonic the Hedgehog motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 07/11/2022

Meet the Phantom Gaming 790 PG SONIC.

0 Lower thermals and higher performance - ASUS' exclusive Ryzen 7000 series boost enhancement is no joke

Lower thermals and higher performance - ASUS' exclusive Ryzen 7000 series boost enhancement is no joke

CPU & Mainboard | 03/11/2022

Lower thermals and more performance or even lower thermals with a monitor performance drop.

0 Intel's launching its "Sapphire Rapids" Xeon processors in January 2023

Intel's launching its "Sapphire Rapids" Xeon processors in January 2023

CPU & Mainboard | 02/11/2022

Sapphire Rapids will launch after AMD's Genoa processors.

3 AMD's Ryzen 5000 series CPU prices are dropping in the UK

AMD's Ryzen 5000 series CPU prices are dropping in the UK

CPU & Mainboard | 31/10/2022

Is now a great time to upgrade to a new AM4 processor?

3 New architectures and fewer cores - Intel's next-gen Meteor Lake CPUs are going to be very different

New architectures and fewer cores - Intel's next-gen Meteor Lake CPUs are going to be very different

CPU & Mainboard | 31/10/2022

Intel is moving to a tile-based CPU design with new core designs.

6 Noctua "definitely doesn't recommend" adding salt to thermal paste

Noctua "definitely doesn't recommend" adding salt to thermal paste

CPU & Mainboard | 29/10/2022

Don't believe everything you see on TikTok.

15 AMD's V-Cache Enhanced Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor is now available for under £350

AMD's V-Cache Enhanced Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor is now available for under £350

CPU & Mainboard | 26/10/2022

A great upgrade option for anyone with an AM4 motherboard.

0 AMD's planning to reveal something EPYC on November 10th

AMD's planning to reveal something EPYC on November 10th

CPU & Mainboard | 24/10/2022

AMD's ready to deliver more advanced datacenter products.

20 Intel claims gaming superiority over AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X with their Raptor Lake i9-13900K

Intel claims gaming superiority over AMD's Ryzen 9 7950X with their Raptor Lake i9-13900K

CPU & Mainboard | 20/10/2022

11% faster on average? Not bad Intel!

3 AMD reportedly cuts Ryzen 7000 production due to low demand

AMD reportedly cuts Ryzen 7000 production due to low demand

CPU & Mainboard | 19/10/2022

Our take, AM5 motherboards cost too much.

0 EVGA has revealed their new CLX-series of AIO Liquid CPU Coolers

EVGA has revealed their new CLX-series of AIO Liquid CPU Coolers

CPU & Mainboard | 18/10/2022

EVGA has created their most efficient CPU cooler to date.

7 B650 AM5 motherboards are now available to pre-order in the UK

B650 AM5 motherboards are now available to pre-order in the UK

CPU & Mainboard | 10/10/2022

Cheaper Ryzen 7000 series motherboards are now available.

6 Noctua NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard makes AMD AM5 processors easier to clean/use

Noctua NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard makes AMD AM5 processors easier to clean/use

CPU & Mainboard | 06/10/2022

Cleaning Ryzen 7000 series CPUs can be a challenge.

2 ASUS reveals a broad range of B650/B650E AM5 motherboards

ASUS reveals a broad range of B650/B650E AM5 motherboards

CPU & Mainboard | 04/10/2022

More affordable AM5 motherboards for Ryzen 7000 buyers

0 EK and MSI launch their Limited Edition MPG X670E Carbon EK-X AM5 motherboard

EK and MSI launch their Limited Edition MPG X670E Carbon EK-X AM5 motherboard

CPU & Mainboard | 30/09/2022

A new AM5 motherboard with a custom CPU/VRM monoblock.

5 AMD Roadmap reveals their enhanced Ryzen 7000 X3D series CPUs and TBA Threadripper processors

AMD Roadmap reveals their enhanced Ryzen 7000 X3D series CPUs and TBA Threadripper processors

CPU & Mainboard | 30/09/2022

AMD has higher-end products up their sleeve.

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