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ASRock Rack Unveiled Three Greenlow Based Workstation Motherboards

Intel released the new Greenlow platform with Skylake chips and chipset. ASRockRack is ready with three new motherboards based on the new architecture and the three motherboards also come in three different sizes. The C236WS is…

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ASUS Unveils Maximus VIII Extreme Z170 Motherboard

ASUS has officially revealed their top-of-the-range socket 1151 motherboard which retails for $499.99. The Maximus VIII Extreme adopts the Extended ATX form factor and supports Intel’s latest Skylake architecture. As you might expect, the motherboard contains…

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MSI GE62 6QD Apache Pro Gaming Laptop Review

Introduction MSI’s GT and GE gaming laptop range have been a phenomenal success due to the feature-rich package, astonishingly-high build quality, and affordable pricing compared to the competition. The combination of class-leading components in a cool…

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Shuttle Unveils XPC SH170R6 Barebones Desktop

Shuttle is one of the first companies I encountered offering cube-sized barebone PCs and continues to impress in this particular sector. The latest addition to their product line-up is the XPC SH170R6 which supports Intel’s Skylake…

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ECS Z170-Claymore (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction It’s a relief to be able to talk about this, I first caught a very brief glimpse of this motherboard at Cebit 2015 as a bare unit without heat sinks; it was nice to have…

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ASUS Announces Z170 ROG Maximus VIII Impact ITX Motherboard

ASUS has officially unveiled the Republic of Gamers, Maximus VIII Impact which supports Intel’s latest Skylake architecture and ultra-fast DDR4 memory. This incredibly compact ITX-design doesn’t skimp on features and utilizes a full-scale voltage regulator module.…

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Win a Chillblast Fusion Mantis Skylake Gaming PC

Want to win this fantastic gaming PC worth £779? Of course you do! The Fusion Mantis would make a great first PC, or even an upgrade to your current one and all you have to do…

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MSI Announces GS40 Gaming Laptop Range

MSI has unleashed the GS40 Phantom series featuring Intel’s 6th generation Skylake i7 6700HQ processor which provides 20% improved performance than the i7 4720HQ in typical usage scenarios. The GS40 range offers portability without sacrificing on…

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Microsoft Unveils the Surface Pro 4

Following the reveal of the Surface Book laptop, Microsoft has officially unveiled the Surface Pro 4, the latest in its line of tablet/laptop hybrids, and it’s more powerful, lighter, and thinner than its predecessors, but boasts…

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Patriot Unveils Viper 4 3600MHz DDR4 Memory

Patriot has announced the ultra-fast Viper 4 dual channel DDR4 memory kit featuring a 3600MHz frequency designed for the latest Intel Skylake platform. This marks Patriot’s fastest ever memory product since the release of another dual…

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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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Intel Admits DDR3 RAM Can Damage Skylake Processors

When Intel’s new Skylake processors was announced, the chipmaker said that it would offer limited support for DDR3 RAM. It now seems that not only is that support limited to DDR3L, but that using DDR3 RAM…

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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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Chillblast Fusion Master Skylake Gaming PC Review

Introduction Chillblast is one of the most prestigious custom-PC builders in the industry and offers peace-of-mind with an unparalleled 5-year warranty. This impeccable customer service and sensible component selection makes each system a worthwhile investment and…

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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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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 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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Kingston Announces HyperX Savage DDR4 Memory up to 3000MHz

With the release of Intel’s new Skylake platform, more and more people are in the need for DDR4 memory instead of the older generation of DDR3 modules. Sure, there are a few boards that support DDR3,…

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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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MSI Launches Skylake Gaming Notebook Range

MSI has unveiled the latest additions to its highly-acclaimed gaming laptop range featuring Intel’s Skylake architecture and a host of intriguing upgrades. The GT72 Dominator Pro G is the company’s flagship product which contains an NVIDIA…

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Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 TH is the First Thunderbolt 3 Certified Motherboard

Gigabyte proudly announced that they are bringing Thunderbolt 3 to the desktop PC by launching the GIGABYTE Z170X-UD5 TH motherboard with support for the 6th Generation Intel Core processors, the first Intel Thunderbolt 3 certified of…

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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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Don’t Expect Socketed Intel Skylake with eDRAM

When Intel frist revealed that the eDRAM cache introduced with Iris Pro could be accessed by the CPU, many users were elated. CPU performance had long been relatively stagnant and extra faster cache would help improve…

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Intel Expands Its Skylake Line-Up

Intel has announced the expansion of its 6th generation Core processor line-up, revealing seven new models in its Skylake series. The chips, built-in the LGA1151 package, are compatible with motherboards running Intel’s 100-series chipset. The overclockers’…

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Gigabyte Unveils Skylake-Powered Gaming Laptops

Gigabyte has announced an updated gaming laptop range featuring Intel’s latest 6th generation, i7 processors, M.2 PCIe storage, DDR4 RAM, USB 3.1 with Type-C connectors and HDMI 2.0 which outputs HDCP 2.2 to provide a stunning…