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ASRock E3V5 WS (Intel C232) Super Alloy Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications, and Packaging Today’s motherboard review lands right in the middle of everything. Not because it’s all over the place, but because it has a lot of usage scenarios and support for pretty much any…

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SuperMicro C7H170-M (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction SuperMicro might not be the most recognizable name among enthusiasts with the likes of MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte and other household brands being the logical choice for consumers. However, their pedigree is unparalleled when it comes to…

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MSI Z170 Motherboards Receive BIOS Update to Support Non-K Overclocking

Intel’s business strategy for some time has been to only offer an unlocked multiplier on higher end CPUs. While this makes the overclocking process extremely simple, it encourages the enthusiast user to spend more money to…

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Gigabyte H170-HD3 (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Intel’s Z170 platform is designed for enthusiasts utilizing incredibly fast DDR4 memory and large frequency boosts on K-series CPUs. In contrast to this, the H170 chipset caters more towards the budget-conscience consumer running a CPU…

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Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 TH (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Intel’s latest Skylake architecture is built on the 14nm manufacturing process and designed to replace the previous generation, Haswell Refresh CPUs. However, the Core i7-6700K is currently a poor value proposition throughout Europe and costs upwards of £350.…

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ASRock Releases Dual DDR3/DDR4 B150M Combo-G Motherboard

Every time there has been a change to a new DDR standard, motherboard manufacturers have often retained some models that continue to use the older ram specification. This time around, we’re getting a number of boards with…

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ASUS Shows off Maximus VIII Extreme Motherboard

ASUS has shown off their newest consumer flagship motherboard ahead of the official launch, the ROG Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard. The new Maximus VIII Extreme is naturally built for Skylake and the LGA 1151 socket and comes…

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PC Specialist Azure (LGA 1151) Gaming PC Review

Introduction PC Specialist has an illustrious reputation for creating some of the most reliable and thought-provoking builds in the custom PC industry. Their latest creation, code-named Azure, is based on Intel’s brand new Z170 chipset and…

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Intel i7 6700K ES Skylake Pictured and Tested Again

While Intel may have some of the best CPUs around, they still can’t keep people from leaking information. Today we bring a series of tests done on an i7 6700K Engineering Sample which is compared to…

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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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More LGA 1151 Motherboards Pictured – GIGABYTE Z170-SOC Force Revealed

After we’ve seen some MSI, ASRock, and BIOSTAR Z170 motherboards, we now have some pictures from Gigabyte. This time, we have the  GIGABYTE Z170-SOC Force based on Intel’s upcoming LGA 1151. As part of the OC…

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Intel Skylake i7 6700K Performance Leaked Again Along with Discrete GPU 3DMark

Given the sheer amount of leaks coming out, Intel’s Skylake should be just around the corner. Today, we have more i7 6700K benchmarks to share, this time compared on an MSI board vs an i7 4790K.…

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More Reports Point to Intel i7-6700K Arrival in Q3 2015

Earlier we brought you a report on Intel’s planned launch for unlocked Skylake at Gamescom in August. Now another source is pointing to a Q3 2015 launch as well, making it seem very likely that the…

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Intel Unlocked Skylake Launch Date Revealed

Hardwareluxx is reporting that Intel will be releasing its first Skylake processors sometime between August 6th and 9th. Intel is timing the release of the i7-6700K and i5-6600K to be in line with Gamescom which also…

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ASRock Z170 Motherboards Pictured Ahead of Launch

Ahead of next week’s Computex in Taiwan, ASRock has released pictures of their latest motherboard. Based around Intel’s next-generation 100 series chipset for Skylake, the Z170 will be the top platform for the mainstream segment. The…

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Intel’s Skylake Gets Detailed: Z170 “100 Series” Chipset in Mid 2015

Intel’s Broadwell CPUs will continue the shelf-life of Intel’s Z97 and H97 platforms as Intel migrates from the current Haswell CPU architecture next year. Broadwell will arrive on the Intel performance and Mainstream platforms next year, that’s…

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More Details On Intel Skylake Revealed: 14nm, DDR4, Low TDPs

Intel is supposed to be launching their Skylake platform at some stage in 2015. Skylake will succeed Broadwell and it will be a “tock” in the Intel Tick-Tock model as it maintains the same 14nm process…