HyperX Releases FURY DDR4 Kits For Intel Skylake Platform

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We’ve reviewed a couple HyperX memory kits over the past year, and we found them to be great performers that overclock extremely well. HyperX has readied their DDR4 Fury memory in kits of two modules for use with the new Skylake/Z170 platform. The kits come in varying capacities and are available is speeds ranging from DDR4-2133 MHz up to DDR4-2666 MHz. Here is the press release they forwarded to us. Read More

GIGABYTE Launches New 100 Series Motherboards

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GIGABYTE plans a full on Z170 chipset assault with the announcement of their new 100 series motherboards. It looks like offerings will include products in the G1 Gaming, UD, and SOC families. Here is the press release we received. Read More

GIGABYTE GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming Graphics Card Review

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The NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti graphics cards recently hit the market with a lot of fanfare, and early returns show great performance, excellent power efficiency, and a good deal of overclocking potential. Today, we’ll have a look at the GIGABYTE GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming, which comes factory overclocked and topped off with their Windforce 3X 600W cooling solution. Sitting at the top of GIBABYTE’s GTX 980 Ti offerings, we should see excellent performance out of this graphics card, so let’s go find out! Read More

G.Skill Ripjaws V 2X4GB DDR4-3600MHz Memory Kit Review

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As you’re probably aware from reading our recent news release, G.Skill has announced two new lines of memory designed to work seamlessly with the new 6th Generation Intel Core (Skylake) processors. New for the Skylake platform are the DDR4 Ripjaws V and Trident Z series, with a kit from the Ripjaws V family on tap for review today. The kit we have is rated for 3600 MHz, which is a pretty impressive out-of-box speed. G.Skill has been well known for their high-quality and enthusiast-driven memory products for quite some time now, so let’s go see if this kit can hold up that tradition. Read More

Intel Skylake i7 6700K CPU Review

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Just barely a month ago, Intel’s “Tick” release of Broadwell desktop processors hit the scene. The dust has barely settled from that release, and a “Tock” release is upon us. As is usually the case, an Intel “Tock” release generally means a new microarchitecture. This can typically include improved energy efficiency, better performance, and improvements in video transcoding and encryption/decryption. As is the case with the i7 6700K we’ll be looking at today (and most “Tock” releases for that matter), a CPU socket and motherboard chipset change comes along with the release of Skylake processors. Read More

ASUS Z170-Deluxe Motherboard Review

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With the release of Intel’s Skylake “K” series CPUs, today also brings the release of Z170 chipset motherboards from various manufacturers. One such release is the ASUS Z170-Deluxe, which we’ll take a good look at today. Sitting at or near the top of the ASUS Channel series motherboards, the Z170-Deluxe is packed with a ton of unique features that take full advantage of this new platform. Read More

MSI Z170A Gaming M7 Motherboard Review

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We hold in our hands Skylake, Intel’s new CPU, but more specifically the new chipset that goes along with it named, Z170. Overclockers.com was lucky enough to get a couple of boards, including the MSI Z170A Gaming M7. This board promises to be excellent for gaming and should be solid for overclocking as well. It’s time to dig in and see what the Gaming M7 is made of! Read More

G.Skill Conquers 4000 MHz Barrier, Readies Memory Kits For Skylake

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G.Skill today announced the release of their new Ripjaws V and Trident Z series memory. Headlining this release is a Trident Z kit offering an impressive out of box speed of 4000 MHz. The Ripjaws V kits will be available in various capacities ranging from DDR4-2133 MHz up to DDR4-3733 MHz. The Trident Z series is also available in various capacities and starts at DDR4-2800 MHz and tops out with the DDR4-4000 MHz kit. Read More

ASUS STRIX GTX 980 Ti Graphics Card Review

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ASUS recently announced the release of their highly anticipated STRIX GTX 980 Ti graphics card, and we were lucky enough to snag a sample to review. The STRIX line of products are aimed at the gaming enthusiast and rapidly becoming an industry favorite for headphones, keyboards, graphics cards, etc. With this release, ASUS ups the ante with the introduction of their new DirectCU III cooler and a promise of even better cooling performance than before. Read More

OCZ Trion 100 480GB SSD Review

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OCZ has put out some great SSD drives over the years. From high-end enthusiast drives in the Vertex and Vector lines to the smoking fast PCIe based Revo drives (and let me tell you, we are looking forward to the PCIe based NVME drives too!). OCZ also has their ‘bang for the buck’ line in the Agility and new Arc series. Now they have an even more price oriented line in the Trion 100 series. The Trion line of drives are a more ‘read performance oriented’ series versus write performance when compared to the Arc and other OCZ high-end enthusiast SSDs. SSD drives like this are good for a slew of things, but storage and gaming come to mind first as that’s a high read environment with minimal writes. Read More