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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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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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ASRock N3150 Braswell Motherboard Round-up Review

Introduction and Specifications Integrated processors and motherboards aren’t really in the direct interest of the enthusiast, where the focus is more on; in the word of Jeremy Clarkson, “POWAH”. With limited output options and they very…

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AMD A8-7650k Kaveri APU Review

Introduction In January 2014 AMD unveiled its latest generation of accelerated processing units dubbed “Kaveri”. The range was formed of the A10-7850K flagship, the A10-7700K mid-range part and the entry-level & low power A8-7600; of which…

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AMD FX-8370E 95W “Piledriver” Octa-Core Processor Review

Introduction & What’s New? The 32nm “Vishera” processors from AMD have been around for a long-while; since October 2012 to be exact. Vishera was AMD’s Zambezi successor with Vishera being based on the Piledriver architecture and Zambezi…

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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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Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 “Ivy Bridge-EP” Processor Review

Introduction When it comes to x86 processors of pure unadulterated power Intel’s high-end Xeon platforms are the only way to go. Intel’s “EP” (Efficient Performance) SKUs are often some of the most impressive processors that come to…

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4 Generations Of The AMD APU: How Much Progress Has Been Made?

Introduction Cast your mind back to mid-2011 when AMD released its first “APU”. Back then “APU” (Accelerated Processing Unit) was a term not many of us were familiar with, although the concept wasn’t alien as we’ve had it…

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AMD A10-7800 “Kaveri” APU Review

Introduction & What’s New? In January 2014 AMD unveiled its latest generation of accelerated processing units dubbed “Kaveri”. The range was formed of the A10-7850K flagship, the A10-7700K mid-range part and the entry level & low…

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Intel Core i7 4790K “Devil’s Canyon” Processor Review

Introduction & What’s New? Intel released its Devil’s Canyon CPUs at the start of this month in time for this year’s Computex event. Sadly we were delayed in getting our sample of the Core i7 4790K,…

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AMD “Kabini” AM1 Athlon 5350 APU (FS1b) Review – Winning at sub-$60?

Introduction Today we are looking at AMD’s new AM1 platform and given that I am writing with the realms of a traditional “tech enthusiast” website you’ll either think this is a great platform with potential, or…

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The Ultimate AMD Kaveri Review: A10-7850K, A10-7700K and A8-7600

Introduction If you follow our website and the technology industry more broadly then you may have heard a lot about Kaveri since it was officially launched on January 14th 2014. Kaveri is the codename for AMD’s…

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Intel Xeon E3-1230Lv3 1.8GHz Quad Core “Haswell” 25W CPU Review

Introduction Intel’s Xeon E3-1230Lv3 CPU has been a hotly anticipated processor for a wide variety of target audiences – home users, office users, small business users and enterprise users. Today we’ve got an opportunity to put…

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Intel Core i7 4960X Extreme Edition Processor Review

Introduction   Ever since Intel released Ivy Bridge to the LGA 1155 platform, LGA 2011 owners were wondering when they would see High End Desktop (HEDT) processors based on the 22nm Ivy Bridge architecture. Up until…

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AMD A10-6800k & A10-6700 ‘Richland’ APU Review

It’s been a busy time of year in the CPU market, with Haswell now on sale and making its stand as one mighty processor for its size, it’s time for AMD to release their update to…

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Intel Core i7 4770K “Haswell” Processor Review

The build-up to the launch of Intel’s fourth generation of core processors, codename Haswell, has been extensive. To my recollection this has got to be one of the most publicized launches to date, and expectations have…

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AMD FX-4130 Black Edition Processor Review

Mid last year, AMD announced that they were going to be giving their FX line of CPUs a little boost of energy and a little face lift to rekindle their budget appeal and performance for the…

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AMD A10-5800k APU Processor Review

After looking at the budget friendly A8-5600k, we take a look at its big brother; the A10-5800k.

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AMD FX-8350 (AM3+) Piledriver Processor Review

Can AMD learn from their mistakes and offer more performance while keeping the price affordable with the new FX-8350?

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AMD A8-5600k APU Processor Review

With an updated feature set and specifications, can the new Trinity A8-5600k perform?

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Ivy Bridge and changing the Thermal Interface Material

We take a look at what happens to temperatures when you change the TIM underneath the Ivy Bridge IHS.

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Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition CPU Processor Review

We have to try and stay impartial at eTeknix when it comes to competative brands. We give a fair share to everyone and let their products do the talking and this is the key point with…

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Intel Core i7 2700k Flagship Showdown Review

We’ve known for a little while now, that Intel had something up their sleeves with regards to Sandybridge and now that the cat is out of the bag, we can shout out that it’s the i7…

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AMD FX 8150 AM3+ Bulldozer Processor Review

I used to be quite a big fan of AMD, when the good old Athlon Mobile processors hit the market. They seemed to offer the best bang for buck in terms of performance and overclockability and…

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AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition AM3 Processor Review

Since its introduction in January 2009 AMD have offered a large range of various Phenom II series processors. These have ranged from the original AM2+ DDR2 only quad core Phenom II X4 920 and 940 processors…

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AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition AM3 Processor Review

As i type away on my quad core processor with its eight threads i can somewhat feel that a bit of light word processing isn’t really pushing its power to the max. Obviously when i need…

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AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.60GHz AM3 Processor

AMD have been focussing on their new products with the likes of Bulldozer and the whole Fusion range as of late but haven’t forgotten about the users wanting more from an already current system. AMD recently…

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