Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It’s Not Intel’s Best Gaming CPU

Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It’s Not Intel’s Best Gaming CPU

Intel’s Skylake-X platform launched this week, with support for Kaby Lake and Skylake HEDT CPUs ranging from 10-core chips available on June 26 to an 18-core processor that’ll be available in October. We’re still working on our review, but the overall performance level of the new CPUs looks fairly solid. There’s one important thing to keep in mind, however: High core count CPUs, generally speaking, are not the best gaming chips you can buy. That’s…

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Shock Queen's defeat for Britain's Edmund – report & watch best shots

Shock Queen's defeat for Britain's Edmund – report & watch best shots

Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Aegon Championships Venue: Queen’s Club, London Dates: 19-25 June Coverage: Comprehensive live coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV and online daily Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset British number two Kyle Edmund with a terrific performance on day one of the Aegon Championships in London. Shapovalov, 18, won 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 6-4 at Queen’s Club and goes on to face Czech seventh seed…

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The Best Games of E3 2017

The Best Games of E3 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda, the studio’s newest game really caught our eye. It seems that it’s hitting 4K on the Xbox One X thanks to checkerboard rendering, and it looks miles ahead of anything we saw with BioWare’s previous major releases. (Learn more at IGN)” alt=”Anthem” class=”slider-250899 slide-250900″ /> Assassin’s Creed. This latest installment takes place in ancient Egypt, and it seems that the dev team has integrated many of the systems and design cues from…

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Wenger 'one of best in history' even if Arsenal lose FA Cup – Conte

Wenger 'one of best in history' even if Arsenal lose FA Cup – Conte

Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 FA Cup final Venue: Wembley Stadium Date: Saturday, 27 May Kick-off: 17:30 BST Coverage: Watch live on BBC One, listen on BBC Radio 5 live and follow live text on the BBC Sport website Arsene Wenger will be considered “one of the best managers in history” even if Arsenal lose the FA Cup final, says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. Frenchman Wenger, 67, has been Gunners boss…

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Four-goal Kane one of the world's best strikers – Pochettino

Four-goal Kane one of the world's best strikers – Pochettino

Media playback is not supported on this device Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane is “one of the best strikers in the world”, and insists the club can keep their best players this summer. Kane, 23, scored four in Thursday’s 6-1 win at Leicester to move to the top the golden boot standings, ahead of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez. Pochettino said: “Harry Kane’s a special player, he loves Tottenham. “The players we want…

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Bafta's best actor makes history as first non-white winner

Bafta's best actor makes history as first non-white winner

Adeel Akhtar has made Bafta TV history for being the first non-white best actor winner in the awards’ 62-year history. He was recognised for his brilliant, tortured performance in BBC Three drama Murdered By My Father. It featured Akhtar as a man who murders his daughter in a so-called honour killing, after she is “promised” to a man but falls in love with another. The significance of his Bafta win was noted by the drama’s…

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ExtremeTech picks: the best gaming gift cards

ExtremeTech picks: the best gaming gift cards

So you want to give a gift card to a gamer. How do you know which gift card is the best one to get for your giftee? Whether you’re considering a present well in advance or standing in Best Buy scratching your head, ExtremeTech is here to cut through the confusion. We’ll start with general-purpose gift cards that can be used across platforms, and then discuss options for specific platforms and games. Chances are very…

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Uncharted 4 wins best game at Baftas awards

Uncharted 4 wins best game at Baftas awards

Media playback is unsupported on your device Uncharted 4 has won the best game at this year’s Bafta Games Awards. Developers from its studio, Naughty Dog, said it was “unexpected”. The action adventure title had earlier missed out on seven other categories it had been nominated for. Chaotic restaurant kitchen game Overcooked took the prize for best British game and family title. The surreal puzzle-platformer Inside had four wins, the most of any game at…

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