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April 5th, 2017

GIGABYTE BRIX Review; A Mini Powerhouse?

Gigabyte’s newest BRIX now rocks a Kaby Lake i7-7500U processor but how much performance can such a small PC really offer?

March 26th, 2017

Intel’s Optane & DC P4800X; A Deep Dive

Intel is hoping their Optane technology will usher in a new era of PC performance. The upcoming DC P4800X gives us a glimpse of what is possible and it’s nothing short of incredible.

January 30th, 2017

The Intel Kaby Lake Core i3-7350K Review

Intel’s new i3-7350K seems to have it all; high clock speeds, an affordable price and, most importantly, it is completely unlocked. But how does that low cost translate into actual performance?

January 12th, 2017

Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K & i5-7600K Review

Intel’s desktop Kaby Lake processors are finally ready for their full unveiling. In this review we look at the performance & overclocking of the i7-7700K and i5-7600K.

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.