Where have all the micro-ATX motherboards gone?

26th July 2018 by Antony Leather

Several CPU sockets have few or no options when it comes to micro-ATX and this is a shame

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Case conundrums: Balancing cooling with aesthetics

11th July 2018 by Antony Leather

Case manufacturers often sacrifice cooling for aesthetics but I think they need to strike better balances.

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Why every hardware company should have a flagship product

19th June 2018 by Antony Leather

The Asus Maximus Impact, Corsair 1000D, and even Intel's Core i9-7980XE - they're all expensive flagship products, but they're also extremely important for marketing and brand image.

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The stage is set for the CPU Core War 2018

12th June 2018 by Antony Leather

Intel has announced a 28-core monolithic CPU, and AMD has upped the ante with a 32-core Threadripper, but who will win?

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Is M.2 SSD support on AMD motherboards causing confusion?

23rd May 2018 by Antony Leather

X470 motherboards have a huge variation in M.2 port speeds and SATA support, so much so that they risk confusing potential owners.

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Has AMD made overclocking Ryzen CPUs pointless?

17th May 2018 by Antony Leather

Precision Boost 2, XFR 2, and Precision Boost Overdrive mean that AMD has made big strides in closing the gap between itself and Intel in lightly-threaded tasks, but do these new boosting algorithms make overclocking redundant?

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Coffee Lake now costs less, but is Intel doing enough to win the low-end?

11th April 2018 by Antony Leather

Cheaper Coffee Lake-compatible chipsets and motherboards have arrived, but has AMD stolen a march on Intel ?

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Frequency boosting could be the hot CPU topic of 2018

5th April 2018 by Antony Leather

With tweaked versions of AMD's Precision Boost and XFR coming with Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs and Intel removing all-core boost specifications from its specifications, could this year's fight be all about boost frequencies?

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Case and motherboard manufacturers need to keep up with storage

26th March 2018 by Antony Leather

Cases have too many SSD mounts, and motherboard M.2 ports should support SATA and PCIe SSDs - and I'm just getting started.

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When a PC case mod isn't a case mod

23rd Feb. 2018 by Antony Leather

Water-cooled PCs are a hot topic and a big focus for marketing budgets, but they shouldn't be confused with case mods.

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