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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…

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Skylake May Bring Back BCLK Overclocking

According to a Chinese source, Intel may be bringing back BCLK overclocking for non-K series processors. The suggestion is that Z170 motherboards will allow the BCLK setting to be changed on non-K Skylake CPUs, allowing them…

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ASUS Z170 LGA 1151 Deluxe Socket Pictured

In the past, we’ve known motherboard manufacturers to tweak the standard motherboard socket to add or increase the contact surface of CPU pins to aid in overclocking potential. Best known for this is ASUS and the…

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ASUS Z170 ROG Lineup Pictured

We’ve already seen what MSI, Gigabyte, ASRock and BIOSTAR plan to do with Intel’s upcoming Z170 platform. Today, we’re bringing you the launch lineup for the ROG series from ASUS. Short for Republic of Gamers, ROG…

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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 Manages 6.5GHz on Liquid Nitrogen

The synthetic benchmarks of Intel’s highly anticipated 14nm Skylake microarchitecture have started to emerge and the results are fairly promising. More specifically, the i7-6700K is approximately 3% faster at stock in 3DMARK 11 with only a…

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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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MSI Z170 GAMING M Motherboards Spotted

With Intel’s Skylake launch coming up in the near future, motherboard manufacturers are starting to leak out little snippets of information to drum up interest in their own product lines before the release so consumers are…

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Skylake i7-6700K Reaches 5.2 GHz on Air

Intel’s latest range of enthusiast-grade processors are set to launch in a few weeks and Chinese site, HKEPC have published their preliminary testing results. Despite using an early BIOS version on the new Z170 chipset, their sample managed…

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Intel Confirms Death of Tick Tock – Kaby Lake to Replace Cannon Lake

In an ominous sign for the future, Intel has officially confirmed the delay of their 10nm process, used for Cannon Lake, till the second half of 2017. In its stead, the 14nm Kaby Lake will take its place…

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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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Intel Skylake and Z170 Motherboard Release Date Revealed

Some people are waiting with high anticipation for Intel to release their newest platform, Skylake, while others don’t care as much as they’ve recently upgraded to the current platform. If you are a member of the…

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Skylake’s New Graphics Core Names Make More Sense

We finally see Intel getting it right and structuring their naming convention and numbers to actually make sense when it comes to Intel Graphics in its latest Intel Skylake chips. A recent driver leak revealed what…

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Intel to Improve iGPU Performance With Skylake

Something that Intel always struggled with in the past was the internal graphics processing units (iGPU), mainly the performance (or lack of) compared to the AMD counterpart. Although, Intel did make an improvement thanks to the…

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Pre-Orders and First Pricing for Skylake CPUs Now Available

Those who are waiting for the next generation Intel processors don’t have to wait that much longer as it looks like they will officially be launched sometime between August 6th and 9th. Although that date isn’t…

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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 Skylake K-Series Will Ship Without the Boxed Cooler

Intel has geared up and is almost ready with their latest desktop processors from the Skylake family and we know quite a bit about the processors already. The latest news on this front is for those…

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Death of Tick Tock – Intel Delays Cannon Lake for Kaby Lake

In a worrying sign for the semi-conductor industry, Intel appears to have delayed their 10nm process indefinitely. According to slides obtained by BenchLife, Intel no longer makes mention of Cannon Lake, the 10nm die shrink of…

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Intel Skylake i7-6700K De-Lid Shows Thermal Paste, Small Die and No VRM

What appears to be a de-lidded i7-6700K has popped up on the net. A user of coolaler has found a blurry picture of what is said to be an Intel Skylake i7-6700K. Under the recognizable metal heat spreader,…

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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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MSI Gives a Taste of its Skylake Motherboards @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – MSi is one of the biggest names when it comes to enthusiast motherboards. By offer some of the best components in the world and performance to match; it makes a formidable force and a…

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ASRock Showcase Intel Skylake Motherboards @ Computex 2015.

Computex 2015 – Computex has been a buzz of excitement over the new Z170 motherboards and Intel Skylake processors. Here we are with ASRock, one of the leaders in the enthusiast market. they are showcasing a range…

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ECS Unveil Skylake Motherboards @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – ECS offered a more in-depth look at what the company had to offer in terms of enthusiast grade motherboards after the event yesterday. These include the forceful brand names of Claymore and Blade series…

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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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More Intel Skylake i7 6700K Benchmarks Leaked

More performance figure for Intel’s i7-6700K have been leaked ahead of its launch. Published by cpu-monkey, these benchmarks offer some insight into Intel’s upcoming 14nm Skylake microarchitecture. The i7-6700K is set to be Intel’s top mainstream chip…