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AMD AM4 Will Feature 140W Support and μOPGA

Later this year, perhaps in October, AMD will be launching with their highly anticipated Zen CPU architecture. Before that though, AMD will be releasing their new processor socket, AM4, with the Bristol Ridge lineup of APUs.…

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MSI Announce 970A-G43 Plus Socket AM3+ Motherboard

AMD’s upcoming Zen CPU architecture requires a brand new socket, and predicted to feature a 40% IPC improvement compared to Excavator. As a result, it’s probably the most anticipated release in the processor market for some…

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GIGABYTE Launches Two AMD Socket AM3+ Motherboards With A Twist

It came as quite a surprise when GIGABYTE first mentioned their new AMD socket AM3+ based motherboards about a month ago and quite a few people were shocked by this news. But there can be a lot of…

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Gigabyte Unveils AM3+ GA-990FX-Gaming Motherboard

AMD’s upcoming Zen architecture requires a new socket and supports DDR4 memory. This is the first socket change in almost five years and there hasn’t been many updates to the ageing AM3+ platform. However, in a…

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AMD Releases FX-6330 Black Edition CPU

While Zen may still be a long way off, AMD isn’t just sitting around without new CPUs to launch. Stealthily launched, AMD is releasing a new FX-6330 chip to slot into their lineup but unfortunately only for…

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Vibox Element X Green Gaming PC Review

Introduction There’s a common misnomer that PC gaming costs an extortionate amount of money which can deter console players from making the switch. During the last decade, developers haven’t pushed the boundaries of high-end graphical hardware…

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MSi 970A SLI Krait Edition Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging The AMD 970 chipset is the mainstream offering of the AMD chipsets. It offers affordability with great features, with the ability to support a huge array of CPU’s thanks to the hugely popular…

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MSI releases first AMD motherboard with USB 3.1

The new motherboards featuring the new USB 3.1 that we’ve seen so far where all Intel based boards, but that’s about to change as MSI announced the first AMD based board to feature the new 10Gbit/s…

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Gigabyte Rolls out the 990XA-UD3 R5 Socket AM3+ Motherboard

Gigabyte has announced that it has recently added a new socket AM3+ motherboard to its lineup. The motherboard is set to support all AMD AM3+ FX processors and AM3 Athlon/Phenom II CPUs, while also supporting 2-way…

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BIOSTAR Reveals the TA970 Plus AMD Mainboard

BIOSTAR has released a new AMD socket AM3+ motherboard, the TA970 Plus with AMD OverDrive and the Advanced Clock Calibration feature. This full-sized ATX motherboard uses the AMD 970 chipset and supports the AMD FX/Phenom II…

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AMD FX-8370E 95W “Piledriver” Octa-Core Processor Review

Introduction & What’s New? The 32nm “Vishera” processors from AMD have been around for a long-while; since October 2012 to be exact. Vishera was AMD’s Zambezi successor with Vishera being based on the Piledriver architecture and Zambezi…

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Rumour: AMD Preparing Three New CPUs: FX-8370, FX-8370E and FX-8320E

AMD may have given up the fight with Intel in the very high end market but in the sub-$200 “mainstream” market, where most CPUs are bought, AMD is still putting up a fight. The latest move…

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Enermax’s LIQMAX 120S Liquid CPU Cooler Series Announced

ENERMAX announced a new LIQMAX 120S series composed of the ELC-LM120S-HP and ELC-LM120S-TAA, which features a patented Shunt-Channel-Technology to improve thermal conductivity, a unique 3D extruded cold-plate structure designed for better stability and rapid heat conductivity.…

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Kotetsu CPU Cooler Released by Scythe

With the announcement of the new Kotetsu CPU Cooler, Japanese cooling expert Scythe is going forth to offer a 120 mm tower model with an aggressive pricing and great cost/performance ratio. With the Kotetsu CPU Cooler,…

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Viper 3 Low Profile Series Memory Kits Revealed By Patriot

Patriot has revealed its latest memory which is dedicated to overclocking and extreme gaming. The Viper 3 series is about 3cm tall, providing clearance for large CPU coolers. Its heat shield does not limit CPU cooling options…

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ASUS Announce That Their Current 990FX Fully Support The FX-9000 Series

ASUS have revealed that all their current 990FX motherboards will fully support AMD’s FX 9000 series of processors which currently consist of the FX-9370 and FX-9590 processors. These will work fine without the need for any…

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AMD’s FX-9590 Gets A Huge Price Cut, Joins The HD 7990

AMD’s FX-9590 CPU has just has its price cut in the UK from the £700 MSRP all the way down to a £300 MSRP. This means the FX-9590 is now around twice the price of the CPU…

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Gigabyte Reveal Revision 4.0 Of The 990FXA-UD3

With AMD still some way off a new motherboard platform release motherboard vendors are limited to just revamping old designs with new features, such as we saw Gigabyte do recently with the 990FXA-UD7. Their latest updates…

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AMD’s FX-9590 Gets Final Pricing

AMD’s FX-9590 CPU is going to be a special limited edition processor from AMD. You can read more about the specifics here but it will basically boast the title of the first commercially available CPU that…

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Gigabyte Updates Flagship 990FXA-UD7 Motherboard To Rev 3.0

AMD motherboard haven’t really seen much change over the past couple of years and since the release of Bulldozer back in October 2011 we haven’t seen any new chipsets for the AM3(+) socket. Due to this…

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AMD Super Pi Performance Fixed With Patch, Benchmark Record To Be Smashed

AMD has always been very poor at Super Pi test scores since the Bulldozer architecture was released. You only need to take a quick glimpse at the graph below to see that both Bulldozer and Piledriver…

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AMD Confirms FX-9000 Processors Will Not Be Available Individually For Consumers

AMD recently released two brand new processors to its FX portfolio. These consisted of the FX-9590 and the FX-9370 processors. Below is a quick recap of the details about those two processors from our previous article:…

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AMD Release FX-9000 Series Processors – FX-9590 and FX-9370

We heard a lot of rumours about AMD preparing some kind of “5GHz” FX processor and quite frankly after the Centurion FX processor rumour fizzled out we thought that was the end of that. But then…

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Rumour: AMD Preparing FX-9000 5GHz CPU, Centurion FX Repeat Anyone?

A while back we brought you the rumour that AMD was preparing a 5GHz Centurion FX processor. That in fact turned out to be a false rumour that apparently had no accurate grounding, particularly as people were…

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AMD Cutting Desktop CPU Prices

AMD have a tradition of cutting their prices down incrementally over time. Not only does it help them shift a few more units but it also allows them to keep “old tech” attractive even when they…

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AMD Introduce FX 6350 and FX 4350 Desktop Processors

Back at the end of last year AMD released two new processors to its FX series in the form of the FX 6350 and FX 4350, both of these parts were reserved as specifically OEM-only parts…