0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 8, 2016 under Highlights-new, Motherboard
Retailing just under £110, MSI's Z170A SLI Plus is targeting Skylake users with an eye on SLI support for their graphics subsystem. With the Z170A SLI Plus motherboard's use of an Intel NIC and large... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 17, 2016 under Highlights, Motherboard
It seems like the AM3+ platform has been around forever, yet competitive value options on the CPU side mean that motherboard vendors are still battling for a slice of the pie with 970 and 990FX offeri... more.
100 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 14, 2016 under CPU, Highlights
There is little doubt that the two components most integral to a gaming system are its GPU and CPU. In an ideal world, everybody would be able to opt for the fastest of both and worry not about having... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 1, 2016 under Highlights, Memory
Only the highest of memory speeds are worthy of G.Skill's Trident series branding, so it should come as little surprise to see that the starting point for the vendor's T... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 26, 2016 under Highlights V, Memory
DDR4 memory has made its way to the mainstream with the introduction of Skylake and the Z170 platform, however many buyers were not happy with the operating latencies of... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 18, 2016 under Highlights V, Motherboard
Right now, the mini-ITX scene is extremely popular for gamers and enthusiasts. A combined effort by component manufacturers has seen greater emphasis being put on innovative mini-ITX cases, short grap... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 11, 2016 under Highlights, Motherboard
Tackling the premium gaming market, MSI outfits the Z170A Gaming M7 with a number of features that will have eager buyers licking their lips. Alongside the eye-catching red and black colour scheme, ha... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 6, 2016 under Highlights, Motherboard
The availability of multiplier-locked Skylake chips has sparked an even greater emphasis on the need for low-cost motherboards to partner with such processors. ASRock's affordable Z170 Extreme4 utilis... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on November 19, 2015 under Highlights V, Motherboard
With Skylake chips still selling through retailers for a significantly greater price than Intel may have intended, the HEDT X99 platform quickly becomes an even more appealing option to power users. T... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on November 4, 2015 under Highlights, Motherboard
Asus' TUF series of motherboards takes a different approach towards the market when compared to the gaming, overclocking, and 'standard' line-ups each vendors has in its product catalogue. Built prima... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on October 30, 2015 under Highlights, Memory
You may not have heard of KLEVV - the newest player on the consumer memory scene. KLEVV's parent company, Essencore, falls under the same SK Group umbrella corporation a... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on October 20, 2015 under Highlights 2, Memory
The increasingly widespread application of DDR4 on mainstream platforms has helped to drive the memory technology's production rates upwards with pricing travelling ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on October 16, 2015 under Highlights 2, Motherboard
It is almost undeniable that performance is the primary currency when purchasing components for a pixel-pushing gaming machine. But in the same way that enthusiasts may appreciate a fast car for its s... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on October 9, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights V
In the high end MSI have earned a reputation over the years for creating some of the finest video cards known to man. Today we take a look at one of their latest flagship offerings - the GTX 980 TI Li... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on October 2, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights V
So far we have looked at GTX950 partner cards from Gigabyte and ASUS and today we continue our coverage with an analysis of the new PNY GTX950. While other GTX950 solutions so far have incorporated du... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 29, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights 2
Nvidia have experienced great success with their Maxwell architecture - cards such as the GTX750ti impressed my colleague Allan when he first analysed them back in February 2014. At prices around £10... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 25, 2015 under Highlights, Motherboard
MSI has made a bold move by giving the company's Z170 XPower motherboard a Titanium theme. What exactly does that mean? Well firstly the motherboard features a unique metallic styling which is sure to... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 18, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights V
For many, the R9 Fury X and GTX980Ti are fantasy solutions - dream cards most of us will never be able to afford. What if you only have £200 to spend and need a new graphics card that can handle reso... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 16, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights V
AMD released the R9 390X GPU three months ago and the custom-cooled board partner offerings are available in strength. Today we are taking a look at Asus' STRIX DC3 OC version of the R9 390X which uti... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 10, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights
2015 has been a good year for those interested in high-performance small form factor (SFF) computing. Some of the most noteworthy releases have been ASRock's X99E-ITX/ac motherboard which brought an e... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 7, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights 2
Today we take a look at EVGA's second-fastest GTX 980 Ti offering - the GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0+ graphics card. EVGA uses a redesigned PCB with a 14+3 phase power delivery system in order to shi... more.
2 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.
43 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.
7 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 PC, 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.
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