0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on August 28, 2015 under Highlights 2, Motherboard
Gigabyte's Z170XP-SLI is aiming to tempt users looking for a motherboard that offers the Z170 platform's core features, but without requiring a significant cash outlay. In the Z170XP-SLI, Gigabyte... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on August 20, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights V
Nvidia has launched the GTX 950 to combat AMD's R7 370 at the £129 price point. We take a look at Palit's factory-overclocked, dual-fan GTX 950 2GB StormX Dual graphics card to see what sort of perfo... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on August 20, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights
Nvidia's Maxwell GPU architecture has been well-received by enthusiasts and gamers. One of the most promising features for Nvidia has been the architecture's ability to scale positively from low-end t... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on August 13, 2015 under Highlights V, Motherboard
Exploiting the Skylake CPUs for their allure to gamers, ASRock's Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+ is a motherboard that targets the enthusiast gaming audience by offering a wide range of the bells and whi... more.
32 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on August 5, 2015 under CPU, Highlights V
While Intel's High-End Desktop (HEDT) CPUs are fast and fun, it's on the mainstream platform where the chip manufacturing company really shifts volumes to gamers and DIY enthusiasts. M... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on August 5, 2015 under Highlights, Motherboard
The launch of Intel's Skylake CPUs sees the introduction of a whole new platform based around the LGA 1151 socket. Making use of Intel's feature-healthy Z170 chipset, Asus is targeting gamers who ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on July 29, 2015 under Highlights 2, Memory
With DDR4 prices being driven down in preparation for the launch of a mainstream chipset supporting the memory type, now can be considered a good time to bag a high dens... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on July 24, 2015 under Gaming Rig, Highlights 2, PC
Targeting gamers with a keen eye for a deal, Wired2Fire has combined a concoction of the best bang-for-buck components to form an attractively-priced, and aptly powered, gaming system. Leveraging ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on July 17, 2015 under Highlights V, Laptop / Mobile, Notebook
Retrofitted with a new CPU based on Intel’s latest-and-greatest Broadwell micro-architecture, MSI’s GT72 2QE Dominator Pro G also ships with an additional gaming-centric gem – the use of a 1920x... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on June 23, 2015 under Highlights V, Motherboard
When it comes to performance processors for the consumer market, Intel's Haswell-E chips are the fastest around. With such great performance potential are enthusiasts who want to squeeze every last bi... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on June 19, 2015 under Highlights V, Motherboard
MSI's mid-range Z97 motherboard is the first to market with on-board USB 3.1 in the connection's Type-C form. With the port providing transfer rates of up to 10Gbps and support for new reversible USB ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on June 16, 2015 under Motherboard, SSD Drives
We had a chance to take a look at ASRock's USB 3.1 implementation with the company's excellent X99E-ITX/ac motherboard and a custom USB 3.1 RAID testing card. How does ASRock's 10Gbps USB 3.1 solution... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on June 16, 2015 under Highlights 2, Motherboard
Retrofitted with Gigabytes new pin-enhanced socket, the X99-Gaming 5P is targeting enthusiast gamers with an eye for multi-GPU configurations and an ear for high-quality audio hardware. Can the red an... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on June 11, 2015 under Highlights, Motherboard
The push for small yet powerful computers has been evident over the past few years. Many enthusiasts are no longer happy with an ATX motherboard and full tower chassis to house their single graphics c... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 30, 2015 under General Tech, Highlights 2, Motherboard
For those of us with more than one device that sees regular usage, keeping in control of where important files are stored can rapidly become a complex chore. And that's without even bringing the diffe... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 20, 2015 under Event
We were in Cambridge over the weekend for MSI and TeamGB's first OC Academy tour. In coordination with TeamGB overclockers and a number of sponsors, the OC Academy is designed to give enthusiasts a ch... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 19, 2015 under Motherboard, SSD Drives
Hot off the heels of Intel’s SSD 750 series launch, and with NVMe-based SSDs beginning to gain momentum in the consumer marketplace, MSI is preparing to launch an adapter card to provide support for... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 14, 2015 under Highlights 2, Memory
The multi-threaded performance of Haswell-E processors makes them ideal for home users with demanding workloads. Video editors, game streamers, and users running virtual machines are some of the audie... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 2, 2015 under Highlights, SSD Drives
The push for greater performance from storage devices is seeing enthusiast drives transition towards PCIe-linked connections for increased bandwidth. While faster hardware is great, on paper, it is of... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 1, 2015 under Event, Graphics, Motherboard
Between the 17th and 19th of April, MSI, Team GB Benching, HWBot, and Overclock.net will be running their first OC Academy event. OC Academy is designed to bring together professional overclockers, bu... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on March 31, 2015 under Gaming Rig, Highlights V
Nvidia's GTX 970 sits in that graphics card sweet-spot where it's about 10-20% slower than its GTX 980 brother, but retails for only 60% of the price. It's that alluring balance between performanc... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on March 18, 2015 under Highlights, Motherboard
Guaranteed reliability and enhanced thermal performance are the crucial principles upon which Asus' TUF series motherboards are forged. A variety of military-grade certification tests, as well as five... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on March 16, 2015 under Highlights 2, Motherboard
ASRock's Fatal1ty series of motherboards caters for gaming enthusiasts and today we have the line-up's flagship in for review - the X99 Professional. With 4-card SLI and CrossFire support, Killer and ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on March 4, 2015 under Gaming Rig, Highlights V
Combining the market's current bang-for-the-buck kings, Chillblast builds its Fusion Barbarian gaming system around the Devil's Canyon Core i5 4690K processor and Gigabyte's G1 Gaming GTX 970 graphics... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 27, 2015 under Highlights, Motherboard
Longevity and reliability are particularly important purchasing decisions for a component such as a motherboard. Quite simply, your system's motherboard failing can be considered not too far off a per... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 20, 2015 under Gaming Rig, Highlights 2
Micro ATX gaming is continuing to gain popularity, so today we look at the Chillblast Fusion Raptor - a gaming system that is housed inside the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX chassis. Powering the ga... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 18, 2015 under General Tech, Highlights V, Motherboard
The widespread introduction of USB 3.1-capable components is already under way. That roll-out is currently centred around motherboards providing support for the 10Gbp... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 12, 2015 under Highlights, Memory
The 5820K has shown that a strong boost in CPU performance can be obtained for a reasonable price increase over the LGA 1150 Core i7 CPUs. And many of the X99 motherboar... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 11, 2015 under Highlights 2, Motherboard
ASRock is aiming to offer gamers an uncompromising set of features with its micro-ATX X99M Fatal1ty Killer motherboard. Doing so will require integration of the X99 chipset's features and the plentifu... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 6, 2015 under General Tech, Highlights, Motherboard
Arguably the most critical mainstay behind the inter-connectivity of modern technology devices is the Universal Serial Bus, or USB for short. The connection provides opportunity for an almost limitles... more.
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