LGA1700

Historically, delidded CPUs have been the prerogative of die-hard enthusiasts who customized their rigs to the last bit. But with emergence of specially-designed delidding tools, removing the integrated heat spreader from a CPU has become a whole lot easier, opening the door to delidding for a wider user base. To that end, EK is now offering all-in-one liquid cooling systems tailored specifically for delidded Intel LGA1700 processors. The key difference with EKWB's new EK-Nucleus AIO CR360 Direct Die D-RGB – 1700 cooler is in the cooling plate on the combined base pump block. While the rest of the cooler is essentially lifted from the company's premium 360-mm closed-loop all-in-one liquid cooling systems, the pump block has been equipped with a unique cooling plate specifically developed...

Intel Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K Review: Raptor Lake Refreshed

In what is to be the last of Intel's processor families to use the well-established Core i9, i7, i5, and i3 naming scheme, Intel has released its 14th Generation...

57 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/17/2023

Intel Announces 14th Gen Core Series For Desktop: Core i9-14900K, Core i7-14700K and Core i5-14600K

Ahead of tomorrow's full-scale launch, Intel this afternoon is pre-announcing their 14th Generation Core desktop processors. Aptly codenamed Raptor Lake Refresh, these new chips are based on Intel's existing...

30 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/16/2023

GIGABYTE Z790 Aorus Xtreme Motherboard Review: Flagship Z790 With Impressive VRM Thermals

Over the years, motherboard manufacturers have consistently pushed the limits on top-end motherboards with striking designs and PCBs filled to the brim with the latest controllers and feature sets...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/5/2023

ASRock Z790 Taichi Carrara Motherboard Review: ASRock Rocks With White Marble

Building on the success of their hybrid architecture Alder Lake (12th Gen) Core series chips, Intel last year released the upgraded Raptor Lake core with a similar core architecture...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/2/2023

ASRock Announces Taichi Lite Motherboards: Same Specs, Less RGB

Last month at Computex, ASRock unveiled two new Taichi-inspired motherboards based on a 'lite' approach to aesthetics and design, which they called Taichi Lite. Today, ASRock has officially announced...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/13/2023

ASRock Unveils Z790 and B650E Taichi Lite Motherboards: Taichi Goes Lite

At Computex 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan, ASRock unveiled two motherboards based on its popular and long-running Taichi series, but with a slight twist. Designed to offer an alternative to...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/2/2023

ASRock Showcases Two New Intel Z790 Motherboards With Wi-Fi 7 at Computex 2023

With the Wi-Fi 7 (IEEE 802.11be) train set to roll into the mainstream later this year, ASRock looks to be getting ahead of the curve with two new Z790...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/1/2023

ASUS Unveils TUF Gaming B760M-BTF WIFI D4 Motherboard: Reverse Mounted Connectivity

When done correctly and with patience, cable management can be a rewarding experience; for the most part, it's frustrating, especially for premium systems. Much of the onus has been...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/14/2023

G.Skill Launches DDR5-8000 CL38 48GB Memory Kit For Raptor Lake CPUs

G.Skill has announced a new, high capacity DDR5 memory kit for Intel's 13th Generation Raptor Lake processors and accompanying LGA1700 platform. The Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-8000 CL38, which features...

8 by Zhiye Liu on 3/13/2023

The Intel Core i9-13900KS Review: Taking Intel's Raptor Lake to 6 GHz

Back at Intel's Innovation 2022 event in September, the company let it be known that it had plans to release a '6 GHz' processor based on its Raptor Lake-S...

40 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/27/2023

Intel Unveils Core i9-13900KS: Raptor Lake Spreads Its Wings to 6.0 GHz

Initially teased by Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger during their Innovation 2022 opening keynote, Intel has unveiled its highly anticipated 6 GHz out-of-the-box processor, the Core i9-13900KS. The Core i9-13900KS...

103 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/12/2023

Best Intel Motherboards: Holiday 2022

Since we posted our previous motherboard guides, there has been a couple of notable processor launches. Perhaps one of the most impressive of the aforementioned launches is Intel's 13th...

4 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/12/2022

Intel Core i9-13900K and i5-13600K Review: Raptor Lake Brings More Bite

Today marks the release of Intel’s 13th Gen Core series, codenamed Raptor Lake. The first models to be unleashed into retail channels are all overclockable parts, with six SKUs...

169 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/20/2022

The MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI (DDR5) Motherboard Review: A Decent Mid-Ranged Z690

As we near the end of Intel's 12th Gen (Alder Lake) life cycle, its 13th Gen Core series is expected to be due by the end of the year...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/8/2022

The Intel Core i9-12900KS Review: The Best of Intel's Alder Lake, and the Hottest

As far as top-tier CPU SKUs go, Intel's Core i9-12900KS processor sits in noticeably sharp In contrast to the launch of AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor with 96 MB...

57 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/29/2022

ASRock Releases Raptor Lake BIOS Updates For Its 600 Series Motherboards

While Intel has yet to officially announce its next (13th) generation of Core processors, this isn't stopping motherboard manufacturers from releasing products for them. Always eager to slide ahead...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/29/2022

The ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard Review: A Solid Option For Alder Lake

Over the last six months since Intel launched its 12th Gen Core series of processors, we've looked at several Alder Lake desktop CPUs and seen how competitive they are...

40 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/15/2022

NZXT Announce N7 and N5 Z690 Motherboards for Intel 12th Gen Core Processors

NZXT has announced a pair of new motherboards designed for Intel's 12th Gen Core processors: the N7 Z690 and N5 Z690. The N7 Z690 positions itself as the premium...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/1/2022

GIGABYTE Issues Recall on Z690I Aorus Ultra Motherboards, Citing PCIe Gen 4 Issues

GIGABYTE has officially announced that it is offering an RMA replacement service for users that have purchased one of its key mini-ITX models for Intel's 12th Gen Core series...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/16/2022

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