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ASRock BIOS update disables Non-K Skylake overclocking

Earlier this week, rumours began circulating suggesting that Intel is due to release a BIOS update in order to block BCLK overclocking on locked (non-K) Skylake processors. Now, it seems like that is what is happening as ASRock is the first motherboard maker to come out with a new BIOS …

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Rumour: Intel may block overclocking on non-K Skylake CPUs

Over the last couple of months, motherboard manufacturers have managed to tweak their BIOS updates in order to enable overclocking on Intel’s non-K series Skylake chips. Obviously, this was never officially supported by Intel and now rumour has it that the chip maker may be moving to block BCLK overclocking …

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Intel to release Broadwell-E processors in Q2

While we have been hearing rumours surrounding Intel’s release of Broadwell-E, today we actually have something a bit more concrete. According to the patch notes of a recent Gigabyte X99 motherboard BIOS update, Intel will be launching Broadwell-E during Q2 this year- which covers April, May and June. Over on …

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MSI to issue BIOS update to fix Intel Skylake freezing bug

Earlier this week, news came to light that there is a bug with Intel’s Skylake processors, causing the CPU to freeze during hard-working/complex scenarios while running certain applications like Prime95. This isn’t something that day-to-day users or even gamers should expect to face but still, it is an issue that …

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The DAQRI Augmented Reality headset debuts at CES

Altering reality is perhaps the biggest theme of the Consumer Electronics Show this year, but it’s not all about HTC and Oculus, as DAQRI has come up with an AR device of its own, powered by an Intel processor, RealSense 3D camera, and the ability to overlays schematics and blueprints …

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The Surface Book will be available in the UK soon

The Surface Book was one of the more exciting announcements to come out of Microsoft towards the end of last year and while it has been available in the US for a while now, it looks like the laptop/tablet hybrid is finally heading over to the UK, with pre-orders set …

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KitGuru Reader Awards – You have spoken!

Hot on the heels of the KitGuru Editorial Awards, we have just completed counting on the very first KitGuru Reader Awards! We want to thank the army of readers who took the survey – we very much appreciate the time you spent telling us your favourite products. Since we launched …

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MSI is offering cashback on a range of motherboards

If you’ve been planning on making the jump to Intel’s Skylake platform or even the X99 chipset, then chances are you’re planning to spend a fair bit on a new motherboard. Fortunately, right now MSI is running a cashback promotion, which should help lessen the burden on your wallet when …

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OCUK now has 8Pack Approved overclocked bundles

Overclocking is always a bit of a gamble, you never know quite how far you’ll be able to push your chip and for someone new, the process could seem almost daunting. However, those looking to build a new rig could cut out that part entirely and opt for a pre-overclocked …

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ASRock SkyOC technology enables non-K Skylake overclocking

Traditionally overclocking has been something that though enabled, wasn’t a major feature of CPUs. It was more to do with luck of the draw (or bin) but in recent years overclocking potential is something CPUs are sold with in mind. Most obviously so in the Intel Skylake generation, which locked …

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Overclocking could come to Intel’s non-K Skylake CPUs

It looks like overclocking could be possible soon on Intel’s non K-series Skylake processors. Recently, the Overclocker ‘Dhenzjhen’managed to take a Core i3-6320 and bump its base clock up to 127 MHz using a SuperMicro C7H170-M motherboard but reports are suggesting that this feature could be enabled on more motherboards …

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Details of Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs surface online

Earlier this year, we learned that Intel would be delaying its first 10nm CPU, codenamed Canonlake, until late 2017, paving the way for Kaby Lake, another 14nm architecture, in 2016. We haven’t heard much about Kaby Lake, but some newly leaked slides seem to give us some idea of what …

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Oracle and Intel take fight to IBM server market

Intel is making big pushes into a number of different markets this year, driving its low-power, small form factor chips into wearables and micro-systems, and looking to make its Xeon CPUs dominate in the hotly contested server market with the help of Oracle. Together they’re hoping to convince enterprise customers …

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MSI GS40 Phantom Gaming Notebook arrives in November

MSI is well-known for its gaming notebooks and earlier this month it revealed the brand new GS40 phantom series, based on Intel’s latest generation Skylake processors and Nvidia’s Maxwell-based graphics chips all packed in to a powerful 14-inch form factor. Since the initial announcement and our subsequent exclusive video preview, a …

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Core i7 6700K prices continue to rise

Over the last few years, the market for Intel’s Core i7 series of mainstream processors has seemed relatively stable in terms of price, with the 3770K, then 4770K and 4790K going for around the £250 mark in the UK at launch. However, with Skylake, things have changed quite a bit and …

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Intel launches Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Greenlow chip family

Although we all get rather excited when companies like Intel launch their new-generations of consumer grade hardware, we aren’t the only target audience for new CPU technology. Indeed, there’s also a large enterprise sector to cater to, which is often where Intel aims its Xeon processors. That’s exactly what’s happened …

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