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AMD Hints Possible Price Drops for Current-Gen Consoles

We have already seen some price drops on the current generation gaming consoles, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but it hasn’t been anything that major up until now. Consoles have a scheduled lifetime before the next…

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Thunderbolt 3 Coming to Gigabyte Z170 Motherboards via a BIOS Update

Thunderbolt 3 is capable of 40Gbps via a USB Type-C connector and able to power dual 4K displays or a single 5K monitor at 60Hz. This astonishing amount of bandwidth is integrated into Intel’s Alpine Ridge…

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MSI Introduces PRO Series Motherboards

With Intel opening up the CPU line up for all to see, motherboard manufacturers are now offering up the lower market motherboards to reside below the Z170 options. Following previous nomenclature for the Intel chipset, these…

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ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Hero (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction The Z170 chipset and Skylake CPU’s have been around for just over a week now and we have seen pretty much everything that each manufacturer has to offer. We now know that the huge connectivity options…

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Intel Core i7-6700K & i5-6600K “Skylake” Processors Review

Introduction Skylake is finally here, after months of speculation that all leads up to a single date in the calendar. Based on the first truly successful 14nm process after the very difficult launch of Broadwell a…

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ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Today is the day that the Z170 chipset and Skylake overclocking processors are here and we can finally show off these great products. The Z170 platform has taken a somewhat minor upgrade to…

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Has VIA Sold a Portion of its Company Assets to Intel?

VIA Technologies has announced part of the company will be sold under a new branch entitled, VIA Telecom. The deal is estimated to be worth $100 million and has already been completed with an undisclosed buyer.…

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iGame Reveal Worlds First 100-Series Skylake Motherboard

Intel’s new Skylake CPU series is almost here and with the launch just a few months away now, it’s about time one of the big motherboard manufacturers revealed their next-generation motherboards. The Skylake compatible motherboards will…

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Intel’s Skylake and 100 Series Chipset Details, Universal Overclocking Is Back

We don’t have to wait long until Intel releases their new and 6th Gen Core Skylake processors. The new generation is scheduled to arrive in the second quarter and Intel has shown a lot of new systems…

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MediaTek’s Latest Helio SoC Will Let You Record 4K Videos at 120 FPS

The Taiwanese mobile chip maker, MediaTek, is reportedly working on a high-end SoC lineup named Helio, which the company states will compete with its rivals, Qualcomm and Samsung. The company has revealed its latest SoC at…

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Voice-over-LTE Set to Launch in the UK on Three This Summer

The UK is laying the ground for an intense competition between carriers this summer. Three, the 4th largest mobile carrier in the country, has just announced that it will be launching its VoLTE feature in Q3…

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Lightning Tube ‘Treatment’ given to Avexir RAIDEN DDR3 Memory Modules

The RAIDEN DDR3 memory module series is known for their high performance and apparently for their unique feature. The modules are using the world exclusive patented technology of plasma tubes in order to mimic the lightning…

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MSI Unveil X99 Range of Motherboards

With Intel’s latest X99 chipset launch upon us, MSI have given us a full insight into their complete stack of motherboards featuring the newest iteration of Intel features dubbed under the X99 moniker. MSI have segmented…

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ASRock Extreme4 – Worlds First Windows 8.1 Certified X99 Motherboard

While many of the details of the upcoming Asrock X99 motherboard remain shrouded in secrecy, it is now clear that development of this new motherboard is coming along nicely as the board has gained Windows 8.1…

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Apple’s A8 Processor Rumoured To Hit the 2 GHz Clock Speed for The First Time

While Android devices have been passing the 2 GHz clock speeds for some time now, Apple’s gear and its latest 64-bit A7 has been steadily hanging at the 1.3 – 1.4 GHz speeds. Rumour now has…

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Intel’s Haswell Refresh Processors Are Now Available

The time has finally come, the Intel Core “Haswell” refresh processors are now officially available from retailers. The LGA1150 compatible processors bring with them support for the Intel 8 Series chipset with BIOS updates, as well…

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Haswell Refresh CPUs Launch Date Revealed

While many have suspected that Intel will launch their new Haswell CPUs at this years Computex 2014, word has it now that the chips could hit the market sooner. Some sources within the industry are pointing…

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Intel 9-series Z97, H97 & X99 Chipset Specifications Finalized

Final details of the new Intel 9-Series chipsets has appeared online, giving us the first full look at what we can expect from the chipset platforms. The upper end of the new sets will be the…

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GammaTech Announces the DURABOOK R8300 Fit For Extreme Environments

It looks like GammaTech Computers Corp. has just announced a new rugged notebook, the DURABOOK R830, addition to its notebook lineup. It is said to be certified with MIL-STD-810G and IPS65 specs, for short to withstand…

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Rumor: Nexus 6 To Feature 64-bit 8-core Processor

Whether or not it is true, rumors still remain and they point to the next (Google) Nexus 6 handset having a high-end 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset. It is still too early to make presumptions…

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16 Cores CPU With Integrated PCIe 3.0 Controller Reportedly In Development By AMD

There are reports that a document published by AMD reveals some new information on their upcoming CPUs. It seems that AMD is working on a new 16-core processor, and that is a true 16 cores, thus…

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Intel’s 14nm “Fab 42” Plant Stays Closed, Rumored To Be Dedicated To 10nm Later On

Intel reportedly announced that its Fab 42 plant has been halted and will not open up anytime soon. This is the same plant, based in Arizona, which Intel was going to use in order to produce…

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NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti Rumored To Be Based On Maxwell GPU Chipset

Rumors are that NVIDIA plans on releasing the GeForce GTX 750 Ti in February, but what is more interesting is that it is said to be based in Maxwell GPU architecture, rather than previously reported Kepler…

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Huawei Ascend P6S To Feature K3V2+ SoC

For the better part of the last 12 months, almost all of Huawei’s top-end phones were launched with their home-made K3V2 chipset. Sadly, the chip is simply not fast enough to match up to its rivals.…

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MSI Z87 MPOWER (Z87) Motherboard Review

It wasn’t that long ago that MSI released a new range of products to the market, branded under MPOWER and with the release of the Z87 chipset from Intel and 4th generation CPUs, it’s only right…

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Asus Tease with Gryphon Z87 Motherboard

For me and most of the eTeknix team, Facebook is a big part of what we do, and we use it to scope out the latest news direct from the manufacturers. Twitter can also be just…