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CPUs and Motherboards rss

AMD Athlon 5350 Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 10-07-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Hoping to redefine the entry level market with the upgradable AM1 platform, we take a look at AMDs latest low power APU based on the Kabini core, the Athlon 5350.

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Tagged as: AMD, Athlon, APU

ASUS Maximus VII Gene Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 23-06-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Although small in size, Gene is packed with features for a compact computer system. We test this M-ATX Intel Z97 motherboard with Intel Core i7-4790K.

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Tagged as: ASUS, Intel Z97

Intel Devil's Canyon Core i7-4790K Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 10-06-2014 [ 6 comment(s) ]

The successor to LGA 1150 Haswell Core i7-4770K is here. Boasting a 4GHz base clock, is this new Devil's Canyon processor really worth the investment?

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Tagged as: Intel, Intel Z97

MSI Z97 XPOWER AC Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 07-06-2014 [ 4 comment(s) ]

An Intel Z97 motherboard designed for elite overclockers desiring to push their hardware to the absolute limit with 4-way NVIDIA SLI & AMD CrossfireX support.

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Tagged as: MSI, Intel Z97

AMD A10 7850K + Dual Graphics Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 31-05-2014 [ 10 comment(s) ]

Introducing HSA features, AMD's APUs can boost user experiences by tapping into the power of the GPGPU, let's see how much difference it can make.

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Tagged as: AMD

GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming 7 Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 26-05-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Taken from the G1 Gaming Series, Gaming 7 is packed with oodles of features but is actually quite an affordable Z97 motherboard, including SATA Express AND M.2.

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Tagged as: GIGABYTE, Intel Z97

ASUS Maximus VII Ranger Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 14-05-2014 [ 2 comment(s) ]

Featuring the new Intel Z97 chipset, ASUS Republic of Gamers introduce the Maximus VII Ranger - their most affordable ATX motherboard yet.

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Tagged as: ASUS, Intel Z97

GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 11-05-2014 [ 2 comment(s) ]

Touted as GIGABYTE's premium G1 gaming motherboard, the Z97X-Gaming G1-WIFI-BK attains the Black Edition status and promises to be a thrilling Intel Z97 offering.

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Tagged as: GIGABYTE, Intel Z97

ASUS Z97-A Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 11-05-2014 [ 3 comment(s) ]

Taken from ASUS' mainstream product line, we put the new Z97-A which features the Intel Z97 chipset and is one of the most affordable motherboards on the market.

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Tagged as: ASUS, Intel Z97

MSI Z97 GAMING 7 Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 11-05-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

In the first phase of our Intel Z97 coverage we take a look at MSI's GAMING 7 motherboard and see how it handles Intel Core i7 4770K (Haswell).

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Tagged as: MSI, Intel Z97

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper A88X Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 05-02-2014 [ 2 comment(s) ]

GIGABYTE bring their well awarded G1.Killer range to AMD and the FM2+ platform ready to accept the latest Kaveri APUs. Will this be one to pick up?

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Tagged as: gigabyte, motherboard

AMD Richland A10-6790K Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 29-01-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Take a look at AMD's last Hurrah of the Richland APUs, the A10-6790K, competing directly against the Intel Haswell i5-4430 and its HD 4600 iGPU.

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Tagged as: AMD, Intel, APU

ASRock A88X Extreme6+ Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 20-01-2014 [ 6 comment(s) ]

Ready to rock with the latest from AMD, we put ASRock's A88X Extreme6+ motherboard to the test, is it worthy of your attention?

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Tagged as: asrock, motherboard

ASUS A88X-PRO Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 03-12-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Coming in ready to support the next-gen APUs due sometime early next year, we take a look at the A88X-PRO FM2+ motherboard from ASUS.

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Tagged as: asus, fm2+

Intel Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 05-11-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

A simple refresh or ground breaking performance enhancements? We find out as we put Intel's flagship Ivy bridge-E CPU to the test...

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ASUS X79 Deluxe Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 31-10-2013 [ 1 comment(s) ]

Midas touch or fools Gold? We take an in-depth look and examine what the enthusiast user can expect from ASUS' latest X79 platform.

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MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 11-10-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

An Intel Z87 motherboard with sleek looks and armed to give avid overclockers the tools they need to push the boundaries for Intel Haswell. It's time to MAX up!

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Tagged as: MSI, Intel Z87

ASUS Maximus VI Impact Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 06-09-2013 [ 13 comment(s) ]

ASUS Republic of Gamers add their fourth addition to Maximus VI Series. Impact is a Mini-ITX Intel Z87 motherboard, delivering numerous features to Intel Haswell.

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Tagged as: ASUS, Intel Z87

AMD Richland A10-6800K Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 27-08-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Today we look at AMD's refreshed flagship for the FM2 platform, the A10-6800K APU. As part of the new 'Elite' branding, can we expect elite performance?

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Tagged as: AMD, APU, richland

ASUS Maximus VI Formula Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 23-08-2013 [ 5 comment(s) ]

Featuring Hybrid CrossChill, ROG Armor, SupremeFX and much more, the Maximus VI Formula delivers a slice of high-end action to Intel Z87.

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Tagged as: ASUS, Intel Z87

ASUS Z87-A Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 28-06-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

ASUS have redesigned their mainstream LGA1150 motherboard with the Intel 8 Series - gold is the new theme. We take a look and see how it handles Intel 4770K.

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ASUS Maximus VI Hero Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 14-06-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Touted for LGA1150 high-end; we look to the Republic of Gamers for the Maximus 6 Hero motherboard with SupremeFX and carrying the Intel Z87 chipset.

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Tagged as: ASUS, Z87

ASRock Z87 Extreme4 Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 11-06-2013 [ 4 comment(s) ]

The black and gold theme is back for Intel 8 Series. Can the Z87 Extreme4 meet the high expectations for LGA1150? Tested with Intel Core i7 4770K.

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Tagged as: ASRock, Z87

MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 06-06-2013 [ 4 comment(s) ]

Under the spotlight an Intel Z87 gaming motherboard from MSI: GD65 delivers Military Class 4 to LGA1150. How will it compare to rivals?

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Tagged as: MSI

GIGABYTE Z87-D3HP Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 04-06-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Are you looking to upgrade to Intel Haswell / LGA1150 / Z87 but on a tight budget? We look at a budget-oriented motherboard from GIGABYTE.

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Tagged as: GIGABYTE, Z87

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