Intel i5 7600K vs AMD Ryzen 1600 For Gaming

Both the Intel i5 7600K and AMD Ryzen 1600 CPUs are popular choices for gaming PCs but which one is better and why? Is there a clear winner? In this article we will dive a little deeper into this question by analyzing benchmarks from reviewers to help shine further light on this debate. CPU Intel i5 7600K AMD Ryzen 1600 …

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Improving RAM Stability with Ryzen

Since AMD launched Ryzen back in March 2017 there has been issues regarding memory compatibility. Some users were having difficulty reaching high RAM frequencies, particularity 3000MHz+ whilst maintaining stability. Thankfully, there are many small tweaks you can take advantage of to help increase stability with high frequency RAM. We will briefly explain these functions which will hopefully assist you in …

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Asus B350-F Strix Review

Choosing a motherboard can be difficult. With so many options from many different manufacturers it can be easy to get lost in the seemingly endless list of model numbers. Just one of these motherboards is the Asus B350-F Strix, a compelling option with an affordable price tag to pair with your Ryzen processor. This motherboard boasts impressive specifications which place …

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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD Review

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Review

Recently the solid state drive market is an intense battleground where many manufacturers compete to offer models with a perfect blend of price, performance and reliability. Samsung is one of many manufacturers who strive to draw your attention to their products. Today we will be reviewing one of their most popular drives, the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD. The Samsung …

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Best Graphics Cards: January 2016

EVGA 980 TI Superclocked Graphics Card

There are many factors to consider when choosing a new graphics card and sometimes it can be confusing. In this article we have selected just some of the best graphics cards for a range of budgets. When selecting graphics cards we take into account their performance and cost, primarily at the 1080p resolution. Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB …

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Acer Predator XF270HU Freesync Monitor Overview

Acer Predator XF270HU Monitor

Monitors have been changing rapidly in recent years with them improving in many areas and including new technologies such as G-Sync or Freesync which help reducing stuttering and tearing in games. Acer is no stranger when it comes to premium monitors and have recently released a new Freesync model, the Predator XF270HU. The Acer Predator XF270HU is a 27″ AMD …

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Best Z170 Chipset Gaming Motherboards: October 2015

Gigabyte GAMING 5 Motherboard

There are many motherboards available from a range of manufactures all sporting different features. Every month, we aim to gather the best three motherboards on the Intel socket 1151 Z170 chipset which offer an attractive balance between price, features and performance. Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI – £104 The Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI motherboard is a great value motherboard which offers a range of features …

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How to monitor your GPU usage

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You have just got your shiny new graphics card and lovingly installed it into your computer and now enjoying your games at a buttery smooth framerate with all the games graphic settings cranked up. Have you ever wondered how to monitor statistics such as your frames per second, GPU usage or temperature? Thankfully there is a wide range of software …

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Will AMD Zen Processors Be Worth The Wait?

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There is no denying that AMD have been a little dull in the desktop CPU arena in recent years. AMD has not released a new performance CPU architecture since Vishera FX series processors in 2012. To make matters worse, the 990FX chipset was released in 2011 and is lacking modern features which are on mainstream Intel chipsets such as PCIE …

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AMD A6-7400K APU Review

AMD A6-7400K Packaging

While the CPU landscape has not changed significantly in recent years there has been some interesting developments, particularly in the integrated graphics department. Despite dedicated graphics cards being the clear choice for gamers, many consumers use integrated graphics built into their CPU. It makes sense that AMD and Intel have been striving to improve their integrated GPU performance. Today we …

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