Skylake Overclocking: Regular CPU BCLK Overclocking is Being Removed

If you follow PC technology news, you would have seen our news on how Supermicro had enabled overclocking for Skylake (Intel’s 6th Generation) processors on non Z170 motherboards. This...

13 by Ian Cutress 3 hours ago

Who Controls the User Experience? AMD’s Carrizo Thoroughly Tested

In Q2 of 2015, AMD officially launched Carrizo, their new APU aimed at mobile devices such as laptops and portable all-in-ones that normally accommodate 15W-35W processors. Quoted in the...

143 by Ian Cutress 5 days ago

AMD Launches Excavator on Desktop: The 65W Athlon X4 845 for $70

As part of today’s launch AMD released two new Kaveri based APUs as part of the FM2+ platform, the A10-7860K and the A6-7470K, as well as clarifying the way...

41 by Ian Cutress on 2/2/2016

AMD Launches new Coolers and 65W Kaveri APUs: the A10-7860K and A6-7470K

Over the past two years we’ve reviewed almost every AMD Kaveri desktop processor to have been released – the A10-7850K, the A8-7600, the A10-7800, the A8-7650K, the A4-7400K, the...

16 by Ian Cutress on 2/2/2016

Skylake Iris Pro hits Intel’s Pricing Lists: Xeon E3-1575M v5 with GT4e

One of our forum members, Sweepr, posted Intel’s latest pricing list for OEMs dated the 24th of January and it contained a number of interesting parts worth documenting. ...

70 by Ian Cutress on 1/26/2016

Interview with Ian Livingstone CBE: Gaming in VR and Development in the UK

This week I decided last minute to attend PG Connects, a trade show conference on mobile gaming, attended by developers and business looking to promote or sell their games...

6 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2016

CES 2016: ASRock Shows mini-STX 5x5 for Business and Education

Ever since Intel announced their 5x5 platform (that’s 5-inch by 5-inch), we have had several requests from users saying ‘when?’. At the time of the announcement, it was difficult...

22 by Ian Cutress on 1/21/2016

ASUS Booth Tour at CES 2016: 10G Switches, External GPU Dock, USB-C Monitor and more

When ASUS emailed a couple of weeks before CES announcing that they had cancelled their press event for the show, we had a few question marks. Previous shows involve...

45 by Ian Cutress on 1/19/2016

Supermicro Quietly Launches the C7Z170-OCE: Multi-GPU focused with PLX8747 for $300

One of the biggest changes to the motherboard scene since the release of Skylake is the distinct lack of motherboards designed to cater for more than two PCIe cards...

19 by Ian Cutress on 1/18/2016

New GIGABYTE Server Motherboards Show Xeon D Round 2

The Xeon D platform, as reviewed by Johan back in June, put together eight Broadwell cores, 24 PCIe 3.0 lanes, dual 10 Gbit Ethernet and USB/SATA control all into...

22 by Ian Cutress on 1/18/2016

CES 2016: Cooler Master’s MasterWatt Connected Digital PSU Almost Ready

As one gets older, or designs PCs for certain users in mind, how much power is being consumed is a key metric. The easiest piece of equipment to use...

4 by Ian Cutress on 1/15/2016

CES 2016: MSI’s Vortex Gaming PC on Display and It Looks Almost Like a Mac Pro

One of the most interesting PC designs to come out in recent years was that of the Mac Pro. Sure, it looked like a cylinder into which one might...

27 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2016

CES 2016: 34-inch 3440x1440 AIO Hands-On at GIGABYTE

One of the notable elements of CES this year has been the march of the 34-inch 21:9 3440x1440 all-in-one PC. An all-in-one is what it says on the tin...

5 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2016

CES 2016: MSI’s 27-inch 4K Gaming AIO with Full Sized Discrete GPU, the 27XT 6QE

Back at Computex in 2015 we saw and reported on MSI’s first design ideas surrounding an all-in-one computer (where the PC is essentially in the frame of the monitor...

13 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2016

CES 2016: MSI’s Golden Idea for Motherboards

The problem with a gold motherboard color is that it often looks too much like copper, and several companies have tried it in recent years (ASUS on Z77, ECS&rsquo...

28 by Ian Cutress on 1/13/2016

CES 2016: Deepcool’s Genome is a Water Cooling Equipped Case with a Helix Reservoir

We’ve dealt with closed loop liquid coolers for computer processors for the best part of five years now, and there are users different sides of the fence regarding their...

10 by Ian Cutress on 1/13/2016

CES 2016: The Race to Skylake Xeon Motherboards at GIGABYTE

I have been relatively tight lipped on the swathe of Xeon focused motherboards recently making headlines, for good reason. Back at the launch of Intel’s latest generation of processors...

21 by Ian Cutress on 1/13/2016

CES 2016: GIGABYTE’s Double Length Gaming BRIX

The BRIX mini-PC line from GIGABYTE is an odd internal mashup within the company whereby the server business unit designs it, but the consumer arm does the marketing and...

12 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2016

CES 2016: Deepcool’s Gamer Storm brand Exhibits Water Cooling for a Power Supply

Typically the water cooling scene in PC building focuses on two main areas – the processor and the graphics card, with memory or the motherboard being a distant third...

21 by Ian Cutress on 1/12/2016

CES 2016: be quiet! Doubles Revenue in 2015

One of my first meetings of the week here at CES 2016 is with be quiet!, a German based company that focuses on silent cooling, power supplies, and now...

5 by Ian Cutress on 1/5/2016

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