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ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard Review

With the highest possible compute performance that consumers can purchase, Intel’s Haswell-E processors and the X99 chipset make a viable combination for users with demanding workloads. If the price, features, and performance are right, there’s nothing stopping a semi-professional buying a consumer-grade motherboard to house their LGA2011-3 CPU and DDR4 memory. Bearing that in mind, …

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Gigabyte X99-UD4 Motherboard Review

While the Haswell-E CPUs and X99-based motherboards of Intel’s newest HEDT platform put a considerable dent in the pocket of any enthusiast, there are ways to lighten the cost burden. We recently reviewed the six-core 5820K and found it to be an excellent choice for users who value compute performance …

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MSI X99S competition winners announced!

The winners are in for the MSI X99S Gaming motherboard competition that we launched last month! We apologize for the slight delay in announcement, we received over 8000 entries in total and have managed to narrow it down to twelve winners in total. In order to win, entrants had to …

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More world records broken at MSI MOA overclocking event

For the second time today we’ve seen an overclocking world record broken at the MSI MOA overclocking event. This time 8-Pack has managed to break 40,000 marks in 3DMark using the MSI X99S XPower AC motherboard. The new world record 3DMark Fire Strike score is 40052, with help from MSI’s …

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MSI X99S Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

While the X99 platform and its plentiful PCIe connectivity form a strong gaming foundation, the cost of an LGA2011-3 motherboard, DDR4 memory, and the Haswell-E CPU will put a considerable dent in any buyer’s pocket. So when we see a gaming-orientated motherboard offering 3-way graphics capability, eight-core CPU support, and …

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Asus teams up with Samsung for X99 offer

Chances are that if you’re planning an X99 build, then you’re not too worried about money. However, it’s still worth shopping around for the best deal just in-case, right now Asus has teamed up with Samsung to offer customers up to £100 cash back if they purchase an Asus X99 …

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Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E (8-core) CPU Review

It’s that time of year again – Intel is busy releasing the latest update to its enthusiast-orientated High-End Desktop (HEDT) platform. This time we’re treated to a new processor based on the Haswell microarchitecture and an improved chipset sporting features appropriate for today’s market. And this launch is a significant …

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Asus reveals X99 range of motherboards

There has been an absolute flood of X99 news to announce today. Now we have our first look at the Asus range of motherboards, the X99-Deluxe, X99-Pro and X99-A with a new OC socket alongside exclusive five way optimisation technology. The X99-Deluxe is the flagship model, it comes with a …

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Gigabyte launches X99 series motherboards

Gigabyte has just launched its new motherboard lineup, based on the X99 chipset for Intel’s new Core i7 Extreme Edition CPUs. The new range comes in three categories, G.1 Gaming, SOC overclocking and the company’s signature “Ultra Durable” model. “Given this incredibly powerful platform from Intel, GIGABYTE wanted to make …

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MSI launches X99 Gaming and MPower motherboards

X99 is all set to launch later today and MSI is prepared with its new range of X99 Gaming and X99 MPower motherboards, offering up advanced overclocking tools and low lag Killer E2200 game networking. The X99 Gaming motherboards come with a brand new “Streaming Engine”, a dedicated hardware encoding …

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MSI displays Intel-based World Firsts at Computex 2014

Hot on the heels of its ECO drive, MSI has also been showing two World Firsts in the mainboard area. One is set to improve all round performance through superior bandwidth, while the other promises a high-speed interconnect for your everyday peripherals (or, at least, the ones you will buy …

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Intel pulls-in launch of Core i7 Extreme ‘Haswell-E’ 5000 to Q2

Intel Corp. has decided to speed up introduction of its next-generation microprocessors and platforms designed for enthusiasts who demand maximum performance. The new Core i7 Extreme “Haswell-E” chips along with Intel X99-based mainboards will be introduced at Computex Taipei 2014 in early June, several months before planned originally, according to …

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