Posts Tagged INTEL

The BIOSTAR GAMING Z97X Signals an Entrance into Hardware for Gamers

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BIOSTAR is no big fish in the motherboard market in North America. But they are starting to push more SKUs into the market. One area that can always use more competition, to drive down prices, is the gaming motherboard segment. As people discover how awesome PC gaming really is, the BIOSTAR Gaming Z97X motherboard is a welcome addition.

Starting with …

ASUS B85M-GAMER - The Poor Man's ROG Gaming Motherboard

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Although PC Gaming is definitely where it's at, the cost to get into the game, can sometimes be cost prohibitive. That's why we're pleased to see ASUS bringing gaming features and a bit of their ROG styling down the line to an entry level board called the ASUS B85M-Gamer.

In order to push costs down, the ASUS B85M-Gamer is based …

CES 2015 Coverage – GIGABYTE Shows X99 SOC Champion Motherboard, New BRIX S, and the Aorus X5 Gaming Notebook (Video)

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GIGABYTE continues to soldier on as the number one motherboard maker on occasion, with stiff competition from ASUS. And like ASUS, GIGABYTE has continued to branch out into different product categories. At CES 2015, we see their continued commitment to the PC enthusiasts and overclockers, but we also see great headway into product categories such at their BRIX mini PC …

Intel Owes You $15 and AMD 15 Years of Sales

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Do you remember owning your first Pentium 4 processor about 15 years ago? I don't, because I have been with AMD since my AMD K6, so this isn't for me. Everyone else I am sure had a Pentium 4 because it was marketed as the fastest CPU on the market to date. Well, it turns out that was mostly smoke …

CYBERPOWERPC Bares Its Fangs to All Competition

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Gaming is not just a pastime; gaming is a way of life. Sure, we do all kinds of things on our computers. Our PCs are TVs, music players, workstations, phones, and so on; however, the games are what keep stress in control and our minds active. Since we don't like leaving these behemoths behind, we may need to invest a …

World's Fastest Console Is a SYBER PC with Identity Issues

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This is the year of the Steam Machine console, finding out if it will it gain any real traction in the industry. There is a lot of room for factory customization in the hardware, but will it be united with a single OS? This week SYBER, a division of CYBERPOWERPC, announced the availability of the Vapor Xtreme. It is packed …

Dead PC Gaming Goes Full Zombie Apocolypse

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We have been told every year now, just before the release of any major title or new console, that PC gaming is dead. This belief goes from the executives at AAA title-making companies all the way on down to us PC gamers. We have always found that hard to believe and Intel agrees with us, stating that they estimate there …

ASUS X99 Deluxe LGA2011-3 ATX Motherboard Review

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Intel's new Haswell-E CPU series (reviewed here) and its accompanying X99 chipset launch has had its challenges. Originally, Haswell-E was going to get a completely new socket. Although the new LGA2011-3 is not backwards compatible with previous CPUs, it does work with all coolers that worked with standard LGA2011 sockets from the X79 platform. Those late in the …

The Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E LGA2011-V3 Processor Reviewed

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Haswell-E is here. Well, technically, it's been "here" for a while but has undergone refinements throughout the last year to ready itself for launch. One of those refinements was more performance and cooler operating temperatures. Without creating a whole new architecture, the only feasible direction, given the current TDP and heat challenges facing Haswell, was to refine the silicon, add …