SKYLAKE

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?

October 3rd, 2016

GIGABYTE Z170X-UD5 TH Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE’s Z170X-UD5 TH has it all; awesome overclocking headroom, a great price and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility but is that enough to differentiate this board from its countless competitors?

September 15th, 2016

ASRock Z170M OC Formula mATX Review

ASRock’s Z170M OC Formula may be one of the most powerful mATX motherboards ever created. Designed by famed overclocker Nick Shih, it has massive OC chops and yet still boasts gamer-friendly usability.

June 8th, 2016

ASUS Z170-Pro Skylake Motherboard Review

Inexpensive and filled with features, the ASUS Z170-Pro offers great overclocking potential. But can it stand out from the competition or ASUS’ own Z170-A?

April 27th, 2016

GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 3 Motherboard Review

In the confusing world of Z170 motherboards one stands out. At just $150 but packing some of the most desirable features around, it is nearly impossible to beat.

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 11th, 2016

Cooler Master MasterAir Maker 8 Cooler Review

$130. Would you pay that amount of money for a CPU air cooler? Not many would but after seeing Cooler Master’s MasterAir Maker 8 in action you may change your mind.

February 9th, 2016

ASUS B150 PRO GAMING/AURA Review

Is overclocking and multi GPU support really necessary? That’s the question ASUS’ B150 PRO GAMING/AURA asks since it has a bunch of high end features but lacks support for those two elements.

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.

January 20th, 2016

ASUS RoG Maximus VIII Extreme Motherboard Review

The ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme is the RoG’s current flagship board for Skylake processors. Do its performance, overclocking and features match up to a staggering price.