HD 7970 Gaming Benchmark Results Update

After reviewing Haswell and a few GTX 770 cards, we noticed that there may have been something wrong with a few of our HD 7970 game results used for comparisons. The results in question were Battlefield 3, Civilization 5, and DiRT 3 using the MSI HD7970. Read More

ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Motherboard Review

We teased you a bit with a few results and several pictures of the ASUS Maximus VI Extreme in our initial Haswell review. Sorry this took so long, but this motherboard has more features than you can even imagine. The wait is over though and now we’re here to cover everything you could want to know about the Maximus VI Extreme! Read More

MSI Z87 MPower MAX Motherboard Review (with LN2 results)

The time is finally here for all you enthusiasts that love bleeding edge hardware! That’s right, Intel’s Haswell has finally hit the scene and with performance that most expected with a similar jump in per clock performance as was Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge. But what is an(y) Intel CPU without a board to support it? Today we will give you a look at one of MSI’s higher end motherboards on the Z87 platform (Lynx Point) chipsets, the MSI Z87 MPower MAX. The board is made for overclocking with a lot of its features, but looks to please a more broad market than that. Let’s put it through its paces and see how things work out! Read More

AMD Richland A10-6800K APU Review

Back in October of 2012, we introduced all of you to the AMD Trinity A10-5800K APU. Fast forward to today and we have a 2013 AMD A-Series APU to show you, this time called the Richland APU. While based upon many of the same attributes Trinity brought us, there are also important improvements that we’ll cover today. AMD was kind enough to send along their top dog in the Richland product offering for us to review, the A10-6800K. Read More

3 Step Guide to Overclock Your i7 / i5 Haswell Platform

Well, we skipped a generation on the front page, because overclocking Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge were both relatively similar, and relatively easy. The overclocking game, however, is in for a bit of a facelift with Haswell. We have an overclocking guide ready for you on day one, so grab your CPU, sit back and relax while we overclock them together! Read More