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ASUS Rampage V Extreme (LGA 2011-3) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging The Rampage line of ASUS motherboards are famed for their class-leading performance and prestigious reputation. With every new CPU on Intel’s High-End Desktop (HEDT) Platform we’ve seen new ASUS Rampage motherboards. The…

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G.Skill 16GB 2400MHz RipJaws 4 Quad Channel DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Introduction G.Skill always seem to be ahead of the competition when it comes to releasing high frequency memory products and with DDR4 nothing has changed. Just a few days before writing this review G.Skill announced their…

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Crucial 32GB 2133MHz Quad Channel DDR4 Memory Kit Review

Introduction With the launch of Intel’s X99 platform last week came the first consumer availability of DDR4 memory, the successor to the current mainstream DDR3 product stack. Today we can reveal our first DDR4 memory kit…

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Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5 (LGA 2011-3) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Intel’s new “Haswell-E” high-end desktop platform recently launched with the Core i7 5960X 8 core CPU leading the way – be sure to check our review of that right here. To accompany Intel’s new…

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Sapphire Dual-X AMD R9 285 “Tonga” 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction After much anticipation and speculation we can finally present our review of AMD’s new “Tonga” based graphics card. Today we are reviewing Tonga Pro, that’s the first iteration of Tonga, which forms the R9 285…

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Sapphire R7 260X OC 1GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Gaming on a strict budget has become easier in recent years as entry level offerings from AMD and Nvidia have become increasingly more affordable with increasingly more power. The $100 price point…

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Antec High Current Pro Platinum 850W Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging When you think of Antec power supplies Seasonic instantly come to mind as they’ve been the OEM producer of a significant chunk of Antec’s products. However, when it comes to Antec’s extremely high end…

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Intel Core i7 5960X “Haswell-E” Processor Review Featuring The Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5

Introduction & What’s New?   The Intel Core i7 5960X, codename Haswell-E, is probably 2014’s worst kept secret. As I am writing this review the full specifications, pricing and pictures of just about every X99 board…

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ASUS X99 Motherboard Launch Coverage

Introduction & The Boards The run-up to the launch of Intel’s new X99 chipset has been very similar to that of Z97 in that nothing has been kept a secret. Everything about the new chipset, the…

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Examining Nvidia’s Driver Progress Since Launch Drivers: GTX 780 Ti & GTX 680

Introduction Just over a month ago we published our AMD driver analysis article looking at the progress two generations of AMD flagship GPUs, the HD 7970 and R9 290X, had made with driver updates. We compared…

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XFX PRO 650W XXX Edition Semi-Modular Power Supply Review

Introduction & Packaging XFX’s PRO series of power supplies are well renowned among the enthusiast community for their great performance and fantastic value for money. Anyone who’s ever heard about XFX’s current PRO series power supplies…

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Interview: AMD’s Richard Huddy Responds To Criticisms of Mantle

AMD’s Mantle API is an interesting development in the PC Gaming industry, it allows developers to leverage low-overhead designs to improve the performance of their games on AMD hardware. Around a month ago we put AMD’s…

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Exclusive: Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 WiFi Motherboard Revealed

We have managed to get our hands on an exclusive picture of Gigabyte’s upcoming GA-X99-UD5 WiFi motherboard, pictured above. This motherboard will be part of Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable line for X99 meaning it has the black…

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Windows 9 To Allow Cloud-Based System Image Back-Ups

Remembering to backup your operating system is something 90% of us probably forget to do, with Windows 9 that could change. Famous Windows leaker WZOR has explained that Windows 9 will featured a cloud-based backup system.…

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Windows 9 Start Menu To Have Full-Screen Option

We’ve heard that Microsoft’s Windows 9 OS will have two different versions: the first is centered around the desktop with no modern UI and the second is centered around the modern UI with no desktop. The…

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EA To Rake In Over $1 Billion From DLC and Add-Ons This Year

The story with EA and DLC is one familiar to gamers on all platforms: 1) EA make and release a game 2) They add new content and features, that probably should have been in the base game…

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Google Finally Unveils Stable 64 Bit Version of Chrome

Google made the exciting reveal of 64 bit Chrome for Windows 7 and 8 back in June. Since that reveal the 64 bit version has yet to be released to the public in a stable form,…

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Gigabyte X99-UD7 Flagship Is Revealed

Gigabyte’s flagship overclocking board, the X99 SOC-Force, has already been revealed and looks like an absolute treat for overclockers and enthusiasts. What about for users who aren’t so focused on overclocking and want a more rounded…

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ASUS Goes White & Black – X99 DELUXE Is Revealed

An image of an upcoming ASUS X99 motherboard has been leaked into the public domain just ahead of the X99 platform launch that is speculated to be on August 29th. The image is of the ASUS…

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ASRock Reveal X99 Professional “Fatal1ty” Haswell-E Motherboard

Just yesterday ASRock’s beastly X99 OC Formula motherboard was unveiled and now it’s the turn of their Professional motherboard. The ASRock X99 Professional board is part of ASRock’s Fatal1ty series of motherboards designed for gamers. The funny…

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Nvidia’s Tegra K1 Coming To HP’s Chromebook 14

Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor has already hit the market with Nvidia’s Shield Tablet and Xiaomi’s MiPad and according to the latest reports it will now start arriving with Chromebooks. HP’s Chromebook 14 is set to be the…