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Intel to Enable SGX on Latest Batch of Skylake CPUs

Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX) originally arrived on the Haswell architecture and provides an instructions set which allows programs to offset private memory subsets for data purposes. On launch, the first batch of Skylake CPUs had this…

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SuperMicro C7Z170-SQ (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction SuperMicro isn’t that much of a household name in today’s market, you get swamped by all of the advertisements from Gigabyte, ASUS and similar. But turn back the calendar and everyone and their friend at least…

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Supermicro X10DAX (Intel C612) Workstation Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications, and Packaging Today I’m taking a look at a motherboard for those that need that extra bit of power behind the curtains for heavy workstation or server tasks. The Supermicro X10DAX is aimed at…

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MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM Edition (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Intel’s Skylake has been with us for a little over a month now and reports are coming back extremely positive, with retailers struggling to maintain stock and very few reviews having anything negative to say.…

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ASRock Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac offers native 4K 60Hz Video Out

ASRock has come a very long way over the last years, moving from a budget company to a force that shouldn’t be dismissed, and that is proven again by the quite impressive Fata1ty branded Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac mini-ITX…

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MSI Z170 XPOWER is Now in Stock From Major UK Retailers

MSI’s traditional colour scheme for the overclocking range has been yellow and black for some time. However, the company’s research shows that very few people opted for this theme and resulted in lower than expected sales.…

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Gigabyte MW70-3S0 (Intel C612) Dual CPU Workstation Motherboard Review

Introduction Gigabyte’s motherboard series based on the Intel C612 chipset is quite an impressive one and I’ve already had the pleasure to test the MU70-SU0 server motherboard. Today I’m taking a look at its bigger brother,…

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Gigabyte is Bringing Back Green Motherboards

The Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard offered astonishing value-for-money and adopted an NVIDIA-friendly green colour scheme. Sadly, the company decided to change its successor to a red and black theme which is ridiculously overdone and on the…

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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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Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging The Z170 chipset and Skylake CPU’s has 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…

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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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MSI Expanding the Gaming Series with H170 and B150

MSI has already shown us what it can do with the Z170 gaming motherboard series, but like every other manufacturer, the features comes at a price; especially on a premium chipset. We have all been waiting…

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Giada Relaunches N70E-DR mITX NAS Motherboard

Giada created the probably best mITX motherboard quite a while ago with the M70E-DR and now they’ve relaunched it in a third revision due to popular demand. The N70E-DR V3 mITX NAS motherboard bring 6 SATA…

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MSI Starts Europe Only CashBack Program

Anyone who is in the market for a new gaming system take heed because who doesn’t want to save a few bucks? MSI has started a cash back program for those who buy qualifying Intel motherboards…

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Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction We’ve had the Skylake-S processors and Z170 chipset for a little while now and in that time, we haven’t really seen much from our friends at Gigabyte. The Z170 chipset is one of the best…

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Asus Announces TUF Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Motherboard

Asus has officially unveiled the latest addition to its TUF motherboard line-up which is based on Intel’s Skylake architecture. The Z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 features a number of specialities exclusive to the TUF range including TUF…

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Gigabyte is Exclusive World of Tanks Motherboard Partner

The first pictures of Gigabyte’s World of Tanks themed Z170 motherboard already showed up prior to the official release and now we learn that Gigabyte is the exclusive partner for World of Tanks motherboards. World of…

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ASUS Confirms DDR3 1.5-1.65v Works With Skylake

Budget shoppers looking for the best bang per buck will soon have more options opened up to them. According to ASUS, Skylake CPUs and their accompanying Z170 and other 100 series motherboards can support DRR3 running…

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BIOSTAR Release Top-End Gaming Z170X Motherboard

BIOSTAR create some amazing motherboards for a low price when you think of all the features that you get along and the newest addition to the line-up doesn’t look like it is any different. The new…

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ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+ (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Z170 and Skylake are here, finally! The true successor to Haswell and Haswell Refresh and the first 100% successful 14nm process. Broadwell works, but due to limitations and problems, it was an extremely…

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MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging The Intel Z170 chipset has landed, and with it comes the launch of the Intel Skylake processors in the form of the i5-6600K and i7-6700K. The Z170 chipset has been upgraded in almost every…

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MSI’s no-Frills Z170A PC Mate Motherboard Pictured

The majority of Z170 motherboards have adopted a rather bold and ostentatious aesthetic design aimed at the gaming market. However, the MSI Z170A PC Mate is an unusual LGA 1151 motherboard which provides a stable, simplistic…

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ASRock N3700-ITX Braswell SoC Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging There comes a time for every enthusiasts when someone asks them to build a computer that is quiet, efficient, small and cheap. I know most of us would tend to go straight for an…

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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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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 Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition Revealed

Despite potential CPU supply issues for Skylake, motherboards shouldn’t be in short supply at launch. We’ve already seen MSI’s Gaming M series and now we’re getting a look at the top of the line XPOWER series. This…