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ASRock Z490 Extreme4 Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 07-07-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Looking for an affordable motherboard option for Intel's new platform? The Z490 Extreme4 is placed in the lower-tier, ready for Intel's 10th Gen.

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ASUS TUF Gaming B550M-Plus (Wi-Fi) Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 30-06-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Part of the TUF Gaming Alliance, the B550M-Plus (Wi-Fi) offers a cohesive appearance, 2.5G ethernet, WiFi 6, a pair of M.2 slots and much more, all shoehorned into a Micro-ATX form factor.

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GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS XTREME Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 25-06-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Is this the best of the best? We take a look at GIGABYTE's flagship Intel Z490 motherboard, the XTREME. Does it offer the features it should and does it perform well?

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ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi) Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 17-06-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

ASUS already have a strong selection of X570 motherboards to choose from but the budget-conscious amongst us will be much more interested in what B550 has to offer, here's the B550-F Gaming (Wi-Fi).

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MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 16-06-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Sporting the all-new B550 chipset from AMD, here's MSI's take on the chipset with extended heatsinks, premium power delivery and a mechanical appeal to the appearance.

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ASUS TUF Gaming Z490 Plus WiFi Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 02-06-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Wanting just the essentials for Intel Z490? The TUF Gaming Z490 Plus WiFi ticks all the boxes and also promises to provide a solid, stable foundation for any system. Is it worth considering?

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GIGABYTE Z490 AORUS PRO AX Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 29-05-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Are you looking for a mid-range Intel Z490 motherboard? We take a look at the Z490 AORUS PRO AX which offers a good blend of features with super-sleek visuals.

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ASRock Z490 Taichi Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 29-05-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

ASRock's top of the line Taichi motherboard is here; carrying the new Intel Z490 chipset. Will Taichi allow us to achieve our best overclock with Intel Core i9-10900K?

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ASUS ROG Maximus XII Formula Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 23-05-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Touted as the Intel Z490 motherboard for water-cooling enthusiasts, Formula is loaded with a myriad of features and tools for tech enthusiasts who want to get the most out of the 10900K.

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MSI MEG Z490 UNIFY Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 22-05-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

MSI's all-black, stealthy Intel Z490 motherboard is here. It brings with it a bunch of high-performance features for the new Intel Core i9-10900K.

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Intel Core i9-10900K and Core i5-10600K Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 20-05-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Intel's 10th Generation Desktop Processors, codenamed Comet Lake are finally here. Are they able to take on AMD Ryzen Gen 3? We take a look at the 10900K and 10600K CPUs.

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 22-12-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

The pinnacle of AMD's Zen2 architecture, at least in the AM4 format, is the 16-core, 32-thread behemoth codenamed the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X. Today we take a look and show you just what it's capable of.

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AMD Athlon 3000G Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 15-12-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

With AMD's recent success in the high-end processor market they're jumping from strength to strength, but what about the cheaper side of things? Let's delve into AMD's Athlon 3000G, one of the cheapest processors we've looked at for quite a while.

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ASRock TRX40 Creator Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 03-12-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Aimed at content creators, designers and professionals, the TRX40 Creator is packed with high-performance features with a reasonable price-tag. Should this be on the AMD Threadripper build list?

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 25-11-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper is finally here and today we take a look at the new 3960X processor which carries an astounding feature-set including 24 cores and 48 threads.

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Intel Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 25-11-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Intel's 10th Gen Core-X Series arrives in the form of the Core i9-10980XE. Can this Extreme Edition CPU aka Cascade Lake-X take the fight to AMD's Ryzen Threadripper in the HEDT division?

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MSI MEG X570 UNIFY Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 19-11-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Are you fed up of the current trend of plastering components in RGB LEDs? Don't want to pay the premium that comes with them? This MSI motherboard might be exactly what you need for that 3rd Gen. Ryzen processor.

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ASRock X570 Steel Legend Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 11-10-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Here we look at a mid-range offering from ASRock, facilitating your upgrade to AMD's 3rd Generation Ryzen processors and the X570 chipset through a clever balance of features and cost-saving.

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ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 05-10-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Small media centres, console-sized gaming machines or compact home servers all require a tiny backbone, which is where the X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 can come in handy, with its incredibly frugal footprint.

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ASUS Prime X570-Pro Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 25-09-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Aimed at the professional market with a desire for AMD's latest 3rd Gen. Ryzen processors, the ASUS Prime X570-Pro offers all the bells and whistles you'd need without the typical gimmicks often thrown at more expensive options.

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MSI MEG X570 ACE Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 22-09-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

With a strong offering of high-end features, the MSI MEG X570 ACE aims to offer enthusiasts and serious PC gamers the ideal base for their latest AMD Ryzen system. Let's find out if it's any good.

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GIGABYTE X570 AORUS PRO Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 19-09-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Featuring an extensive VRM power phase, a stylish appearance and impressive onboard audio, the X570 AORUS PRO offers an impressive Ryzen 3rd Gen. platform. Read on for more.

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ASRock X570M Pro4 Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 18-09-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

The ASRock X570M Pro4 focusses on style and features while ensuring a Micro-ATX form factor for smaller cases. If you wish to build around AMD's 3000-series processors, definitely check this out.

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 30-07-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Offering a more wallet-friendly entry into the Ryzen 3rd Gen. family is the Ryzen 5 3600X featuring 6 cores, 12 threads and boost clocks up to 4.4GHz.

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AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Review

Posted by: Matthew Hodgson on: 28-07-2019 [ 0 comment(s) ]

While the big brother's may be hogging all of the attention, the 3400G aims to offer Ryzen performance on a budget but how does it fare?

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