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der8auer Delid Die Mate Coming Soon to Caseking

Today der8auer unveiled his newest device for overclocking, the Delid Die Guard. The device makes removing the lids of CPUs so easy that even my mother could do it. The preferred method of the past has been the…

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Intel Withheld Haswell Shipments in order to Push Skylake Sales

While PC sales have been slower over the past few years, it looks like Intel had been planning for such an occurrence. According to market data, Intel withheld processor shipments for the first half of the…

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Intel Skylake μArch Analysis from IDF 2015

Despite launching the i7 6700K and i5 6600K based off the Skylake μArch earlier this month, Intel has kept the wraps on the μArch till IDF [Intel Developer Forum] 2015 today. We finally know what improvement and tweaks…

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Rumors Suggest AMD Zen Instruction Set Parity with Haswell/Broadwell

While AMD has released some details about Zen at their Financial Analyst Day earlier this year, details have still been a bit scant. What we already know is that Zen will have a 40% IPC increase…

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Leaked Skylake Slides Suggest Focus on iGPU

More Skylake details have leaked out ahead of its August launch and this time around, we’re being treated to what appears to be official Intel slides. Once again, it seems like Intel is emphasizing the iGPU…

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Cannon Lake Goes Missing – Rumors Point to Ice Lake After Kaby Lake

The latest report on Intel’s roadmap shows an interesting turn of events. Intel is supposedly scrapping Cannon Lake, the 10nm chip series meant for 2017, in favour of Ice Lake. This chip will launch after Kaby…

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Intel Skylake i7-6700K Benchmarks Leaked

Another batch of Skylake benchmarks have leaked out a little under a month before the expected launch. This time we have the Intel i7-6700K on an ECS Z170-Claymore paired with 16GB of 2133Mhz DRR4, 128GB SSD…

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Thecus Demonstrates Their Newest NAS’ at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – Thecus makes some amazing NAS units and we’ve also stopped by their booth at Computex to check out what news they might have in the bags. On display is everything from high-end enterprise…

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Intel Released The Xeon E7 v3 Processor Family

We’ve seen and heard a lot about Intel’s mobile and desktop processors lately, but we shouldn’t forget that Intel also creates some of the best server processors in the world. They have just released the latest…

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Boston Venom 3401-7T Workstation Review

Introduction Although Boston may at first not be familiar to many, rest assured with a presence in America, UK, Germany and India this is a truly global company.  They supply one of the widest variety of business…

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MSI Rolls out the MS-98G5 IPC Featuring an Embedded Broadwell Processor

MSI has just launched its MS-98G5 industrial motherboard with an embedded processing and graphics solution. The motherboard is based on the mini-ITX form factor and Intel 4th Gen QM87/HM86 architecture that comes with a BGA-type Haswell/Broadwell…

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Asus Rolls Out its G501 Gaming Notebook, Comes with GTX 960M and 4K Display

Asus has just launched its latest gaming notebook, the G501, featuring the latest solution in mobile GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M. However, the graphics solution is not the only amazing thing to be noticed in…

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Asus ROG G751JY-T7051H Gaming Notebook Review

Introduction With every incarnation of Next-Gen mobile GPU releases there is always a high-end selection from each major manufacturer vying for the title of “World’s Fastest Laptop”, “Ultimate Portable Gaming Notebook” or similar, and Asus is…

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Schenker Is Betting on Desktop CPUs in Their XMG Laptops

Where most manufacturers tend to go ever smaller and compact when it comes to portable devices, one company is daring to go in the other direction. The german newspaper Leipziger Volkszeitung is reporting that the notebook…

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CyberPower PC FANG Battlebox-I 970 System Review

Introduction The exponential growth of the Insomnia gaming festival over the past few years is proof, if any was needed, that PC gaming has never been stronger. With LAN events like Insomnia becoming more popular so too…

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Gigabyte Reveal New Z97-HD3P Motherboard

Flagship, extreme performance and overclocking motherboards steal a lot of the spotlight, which is understandable, but the reality is that we often purchase our consumer based products from further down the range. The new Gigabyte’s Z97-HD3P is…

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Intel Core i7 5960X “Haswell-E” Processor Review Featuring The Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5

Introduction & What’s New?   The Intel Core i7 5960X, codename Haswell-E, is probably 2014’s worst kept secret. As I am writing this review the full specifications, pricing and pictures of just about every X99 board…

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Intel Core i7-5820K Features Fewer PCI-Express Lanes Than Predicted

There were reports circulating that the upcoming Intel core i7 Haswell-E HEDT processors would feature more PCI-E express lanes, but it looks like the opposite is true. It was hoped that the chip would feature a…

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ASRock X99 WS LGA2011 Motherboard Revealed

There are just two weeks left until Haswell-E and the Intel X99 chipset becomes available and already there is a nice selection of motherboard products creeping up ready for launch day. One of the latest is…

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MSI Tease Their Upcoming X99S Gaming 9 AC Motherboard

MSI are one of the top motherboard manufacturers around, so imagine my excitement when they decided to show off a teaser for their next-gen motherboard. The new board comes with support for the flagship socket LGA…

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PC Specialist Vanquish 270X System Review

Introduction Intel’s Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition CPU release has been very exciting for the PC market, the main reason is that you can now get high-end desktop performance for the price of an entry level system.…

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MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging When it comes to premium motherboards bursting at the seams with features MSI’s MPower and XPower motherboards are certainly well recognised. Although tailored specifically for overclocking, and themed to join the ranks…

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Biostar Hi-Fi B85S2G LGA1150 Motherboard Revealed

Biostar are back with their latest motherboard based around the Intel B85 single-chip architecture. The new Hi-Fi B85S2G motherboard supports Intel’s latest 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors (LGA 1150). The new board is aimed…

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Eight New Haswell-Based Entry Level Processors Revealed

Intel has deployed several new entry-level socket LGS1150 dual-core processors. Sure they’re hardly going to excite the enthusiast gaming market, but despite the fact most of us love the high-end, overclocking friendly Core i7 K-series processors, most…

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VII Formula Series Revealed

The new ASUS RoG Maximus VII Formula and Maximus VII Formula/Watch_Dogs motherboard series has been revealed. Featuring the new Intel Z97 chipset the boards are based around the latest 4th and 5th generation Intel Core processors.…

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US to Simulate Nuke Tests Using Cray Supercomputers

Supercomputer manufacturer, Cray, is said to help the US guard its arsenal of nukes after winning a $174 million contract to provide a new supercomputer to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The current supercomputer, a…

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Acer Chromebook 11 Coming With Bay Trail – Cheap Haswells Running Out?

A month ago we brought you the news that Intel had been subsidising the use of its Haswell Celeron CPUs inside Chromebooks from major vendors like Acer, Samsung, and so on. We also revealed that this…