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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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Patriot Announces New Viper 4 3400MHz Dual Kit for Z170

Patriot originally announced their Viper 4 DDR4 series of memory modules back in January and now they’re expanding that line-up with new and faster versions designed to work optimally with Intel’s latest Skylake CPUs and Z170…

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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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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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Next-Gen Intel NUC Takes Power in Small Size to a New Level

Intel’s NUC lineup is already pretty impressive all things considered. You get a lot of power in a tiny form factor and a variety of different models. With the release of Skylake, Intel is now prepping…

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Intel Prepping 5×5 Mini PC with LGA Socket

Users have long been chiming for a smaller form factor smaller than the current mini-ITX. Intel does have the NUC (Next Unit of Computing) and other vendors have their solutions. Most of these are quite limited…

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Intel Skylake Gen9 iGPU Graphics Examined

While much of the focus for Skylake has been on the CPU side, Intel has also invested heavily in improving the iGPU side of things as well. As part of IDF 2015, Intel shared some details…

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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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Intel Core i7-6700K ‘Skylake’ Almost Reaches Magical 7.0GHz

Chi-Kui Lam has set a world overclocking record for the i7-6700K, which came tantalizing close to the 7.0GHz mark and achieved a stable maximum figure of 6998.88MHz. As a professional overclocker, he managed this feat by increasing the…

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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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Intel Ultra Low Power Skylake-U Lineup Revealed

While much of the attention have been focused on the i7 6700K and the i5 6600K, Intel’s latest 14nm process should shine best in the power limited mobile environment. Intel intends to be mum about their…

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Intel Skylake De-Lidded and It Surprised Us

It was only a matter of time before someone de-lidded one of the new Intel Skylake processors and just that has been done now with a new Core i7-6700K quad-core processor, and it holds a few…

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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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Acer’s Latest Predator Desktop Features an i7-6700K and Whopping 64GB RAM

Acer has unveiled the Predator G6-710 pre-built PC which utilizes Intel’s 1151 socket and a Core i7-6700K processor. The CPU is manually overclocked via a liquid cooling solution and should allow for a core clock around…

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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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Kingston Released New HyperX FURY DDR4 Kits for Skylake

The next generation of Intel processors and new chipsets are almost here and I’m sure there are quite a few people anxious to upgrade to the 6th generation Intel Core processors. A CPU and a motherboard…

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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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Overclockers UK Offer a X99 System for Less than a Top-End Skylake i7 Setup

Intel launched their Skylake platform yesterday and we had you covered with both the two new processor reviews as well as a bunch of new Z170 motherboards. But not everyone is convinced that it might be…

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ASUS Z170-A (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Mark today in the Intel history calendar, if you are keeping one, because Skylake, Z170 and mainstream DDR4 are here. We’ve been keeping tight-lipped about this for a few weeks and we can finally show…

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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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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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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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Intel Skylake i7 6700K and i5 6600K Boxart Pictured

While the Windows 10 box art from Microsoft was pretty bland, Intel sure is spicing things up with their new Skylake packaging. In a series of leaked images, we are treated to the new box art…

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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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G.Skill Release High Speed Trident Z and Ripjaws V DDR4 Memory Kits

Since the announcement of Skylake and Z170, we’ve heard nothing but good things and how we as consumers are going to benefit. One of these benefits is support for super-fast memory and G.Skill has stepped up…

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Intel Faces Severe Supply Issues for Skylake Launch

Despite a much-anticipated launch for Skylake within the next two weeks, Intel looks to be in trouble on the supply side. According to multiple sources, supply for the i7 6700K and i5 6600K is severely limited…