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AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 03-08-2021 [ 0 comment(s) ]

AMD's 5000G Series Cezanne APUs are now available to the retail market, is the new Ryzen 5 5600G a compelling buy for system builders?

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ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-E Gaming WiFi Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 18-05-2021 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Touted as one of ROG's flagship Intel Z590 motherboards, the STRIX Z590-E Gaming WiFi is laden with some brilliant features. Will it entice a move to Intel's 11th Gen platform?

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MSI MEG Z590 ACE Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 28-04-2021 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Looking for a high-end solution for the Intel Core i9-11900K? We take a look at MSI's MEG Z590 ACE which is armed with a plethora of features including Thunderbolt 4 ports.

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GIGABYTE Z590 AORUS MASTER Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 14-04-2021 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Armed with a plethora of features and with no intention of compromising - the Z590 AORUS MASTER is a top-end motherboard ready to elevate your Rocket Lake experience.

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MSI MAG B560M Mortar WiFi Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 13-04-2021 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Looking for an affordable route to Intel's 11th Gen? We test out MSI's latest Micro-ATX B560 motherboard and see if it's worth considering.

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ASRock Z590 Taichi Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 12-04-2021 [ 0 comment(s) ]

It's time for ASRock to show their hand in the Intel Z590 movement. Z590 Taichi represents the best the company has to offer. Is it worth considering for the Intel Core i9-11900K?

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ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Hero Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 06-04-2021 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Classified as ASUS ROG's top-end Intel Z590 motherboard, the Maximus XIII Hero seeks to offer an excellent balance of features and performance for Intel's Core i9-11900K. Is it worth the big price-tag though?

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Intel Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 30-03-2021 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Intel is looking to restore their performance leadership in the desktop CPU market, have they done enough with the new Rocket Lake-S processors? We examine the Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K.

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X & Ryzen 7 5800X Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 05-11-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

The much-anticipated AMD Zen 3 Vermeer CPUs are finally here! We take the Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 7 5800X processors for a spin to see how they compare to previous generations.

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ASRock B550 PG Velocita Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 09-09-2020 [ 0 comment(s) ]

We take a look at ASRock's latest AMD B550 motherboard - the Phantom Gaming Velocita. This board is packed with features, but is it worth the price-tag?

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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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