May 30th, 2016

Intel Broadwell-E i7-6950X & i7-6900K Review

10 cores, 20 threads, over $1700; Intel’s Broadwell-E i7-6950X delivers obscene performance at an eye-watering price. Then there’s the i7-6900K which boasts all the same niceties in a more affordable package.

February 22nd, 2016

Intel Skylake i5-6500, i5-6400 & i3-6100 Review

The i7-6700K may be the prima donna of Intel’s Skylake family, the i5-6500, i5-6400 and i3-6100 cost much less and still provide very good performance in games and benchmarks.

February 6th, 2016

Intel Skylake Non-K Overclocking BIOSes Pulled

After a few months of offering the ability to overclock Intel’s “locked” non-K Skylake processors, motherboard vendors have begun deleting BIOSes supporting the feature along with any indication they were ever available.

December 2nd, 2015

Intel Skylake DDR3 vs. DDR4 Comparison

Intel’s Skylake architecture is the only one that supports both DDR3 and DDR4 memory.  But with all other things being equal, is one really “better” than the other on the Z170 platform?

September 15th, 2015

MSI Z170A Gaming M5 Motherboard Review

Is it possible to make a competent gaming grade, feature rich Skylake motherboard for under $200? MSI’s new Z170A Gaming M5 dares to ask that question.

April 2nd, 2015

The Intel SSD 750 Series Performance Review

Intel’s SSD 750 Series has arrived and it redefines the meaning of high performance SSDs by absolutely demolishing the competition in every way possible.

March 8th, 2015

Rumor Control: Intel 730 Data Loss Protection

In the last few weeks we have been inundated with a substantial number of emails which claimed that Intel’s excellent 730-series SSDs lacked power loss data protection, a feature which was highlighted front and center in Intel’s review guides. A member was good enough to post an email string they had with Intel’s customer support [...]

August 29th, 2014

Intel i7 5960X Review; Haswell-E Arrives

Intel’s Haswell-E is finally here. In this review we take a look at the i7 5960X which is the 8-core, 16-thread flagship of this lineup.

June 18th, 2014

Intel DC P3700 800GB NVMe SSD Review

Intel’s DC P3700 enterprise SSD ushers in the age of NVMe, a new communications standard for SSDs which cuts down on overhead and could drastically improve performance.

June 15th, 2014

Intel Devil’s Canyon i7-4790K Performance Review

Intel’s Devil’s Canyon has been rumored, previewed and eventually delayed but now we’re finally able to talk about its performance and overclocking headroom.