Here at OcUK we are pleased to announce that purchasers of an eligible AMD Radeon graphics card within the promotional period will enjoy a free game courtesy of a cooperation between Gamesplanet, ASUS & AMD. Lucky owners will get the chance to choose between Bandai Namco's CODE VEIN, where a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it, eFootball PES 2020, and finally a double-pack of Early Access games including Iratus: Lord of the Dead & Barotrauma.
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The arrival of AMD's Ryzen 3000- series also signals the long awaited release of the "Zen 2" architecture based on the new and advanced 7 Nm FinFET lithiography, as well as the release of their accompanying Socket AMD4-based AMD X570 chipsets. AMD's Matisse series of processors also support, when paired with such a chipset, the new and improved PCI Express 4.0 standard. AMD's Ryzen 3000-based Picasso series of APUs have also now dropped, with their Zen+ architecture taking Vega's integrated graphics up yet another notch.
Update: PCI Express 4.0 now available on AMD X570 motherboards!
The AMD Radeon RX 5700-series is based on the new Navi chip using new RDNA GPU architecture and advanced 7nm FinFET lithography. The biggest development of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 and AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT lies in support for PCI Express 4.0, H.265 / HEVC encoding/decoding as well as support for newer technologies like Radeon VR Ready Premium. The whole package promises a significant leap in performance to make for a great 1440p gaming experience. Gamers will appreciate updates to AMD's Boost technology as well as the addition of 8 GB of GDDR6-VRAM at 7.000 MHz with a 256-Bit memory interface.
First PCI Express 4.0 graphics card & H.265 / HEVC encoding!
At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, AMD's CEO Lisa Sung introduced - among other developments - a short tech demo of a Ryzen 3000- processor. The processors includes 8 cores and 16 threads, achieving a remarkable CineBench score of 2057 points and coming out ahead of even their own previous top releases such as the Ryzen 7 2700X by approximately 15 percent. The optimised CPU architecture courtesy of the chiplet design aside, we also see a significant performance increase thanks to the 7 nm process when compared to the chip's immediate predecessors.
Update: Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 Cores Overclocked to 5 GHz!
The last few days have seen an upsurge in rumours regarding AMD’s new graphics cards. At CES 2019 in January, the Texas-based chipmaker is rumoured to be presenting the Radeon RX 3080 based on the new Navi GPU architecture. The RX 3080 and many more gaming graphics cards from AMD look to be on the way, all of which seem to be based on the new 7 nm node. The combination of new architecture and a refreshed node is likely to be a game changer when it comes to gaming performance – and all at a remarkably low TDP.
Update: New Navi Graphics Cards!
AMD introduced the Radeon Vega VII at CES 2019 in Las Vegas! CEO Lisa Su presented a fascinating talk concerning the first 7 nm gaming graphics card. The Vega 20 GPU-based graphics card is rumoured to boost up to 1.800 MHz and come with 16 GB HBM2-VRAM. The Radeon Vega VII could arrive in February and offer, according to AMD, in up to 42 percent more FPS in games than the Vega 64. The Radeon Vega VII could arrive before the end of February!
AMD Radeon VII: FireStrike & TimeSpy Benchmarks Leaked?
CES will be taking place between 8.01. and 12.01.2019 in Las Vegas. CES is one of the largest exhibitions for electronics companies in the world of PC hardware outside of Computex in Taipei. It also happens to be one of the most popular events for introducing new products. The Texan chip manufacturer AMD will - if rumours are true - use the show to demonstrate their brand new 7 nm graphics cards and processor series: Ryzen 3000 and Radeon RX 3000.
Rumour mill: New AMD GPUs and CPUs at CES 2019?
AMD's Raven Ridge APUs combine a Ryzen processor with an integrated Vega GPU. In addition to many optimisations when compared to previous generations of APU, Raven Ridge offers significant improvements in terms of performance and efficiency along with a lower TDP. Both new 2000-series Ryzen APUs support RAM clocked at up to 2.933 MHz.
Discover the Ryzen APUs now at Overclockers!
The cooling experts at Raijintek have introduced their low-profile CPU coolers for compact cases. The radial-style Juno-X and its low profile is ideal for HTPCs. The larger tower-style Leto at 155 mm also fits in Micro-ITX cases and its Pro version uses two fans to provide overclocked CPUs powerful cooling while remaining quiet!
The Leto, Leto Pro and Juno-X CPU coolers are available now at Overclockers!
Phanteks has dived into the world of liquid cooling and returned with the Glacier Series, a complete ecosystem of cooling components for processors and graphics cards. All Phanteks components are constructed with an eye to premium quality manufacturing, and Phanteks' water coolers and fittings are no exception in this respect. Designed for gamers as well as overclockers and enthusiasts, the Glacier-series of coolers positively glow with their stylish RGB-LED lighting whilst also offering support for MSI Mystic Light and ASUS Aura synchronisation. Phanteks CPU water coolers, full-block water coolers for graphics cards and compatible fittings are available now in the Caseking shop
Ryzen Powers. You Fight.
Experience Prey on the new AMD Ryzen 5 processors. We have Ryzen 5 in stock along with 8Pack approved bundles and PC systems!
The Quad Core variants available are the Ryzen 5 1400 3.40GHz and the 1500X 3.70GHz processor, the Six Core models that are available is the Ryzen 5 1600 3.60GHz and the 1600X 4.00GHz processors. They are to deliver high performance for faster smoother experiences. They benefit from groundbreaking machine intelligence, impressive multitasking capabilities and newly designed, efficient architecture.
The Ryzen processor family features up to 8 cores with 16 threads for the most ambitous competitors, helping you game and stream at the same time with performance to spare.
If you are looking to upgrade the whole package, we have you covered with our bundle packages, allowing you to upgrade your motherboard, processor, memory and cooler giving you a total refresh in performance.
Our 8Pack Approved bundles are available for those wanting the best performance possible from the hardware covered by Overclockers UK's warranty. Find out more on the 8Pack Approved bundles by watching the video below.
Along with a huge range of motherboards, processors, and hardware bundles available, we also have a great range of PC systems. Provided with a full 3 year warranty, these systems are pre-built, tested and configured for you, to simply take the PC out of the box and start gaming! - View our Ryzen PCs here.
Looking to buy Ryzen? Make sure you check our full range here: www.overclockers.co.uk/ryzen
Over the past few months there has been a lot of speculation and talk about the new “Zen” processors from AMD, now known as Ryzen, particularly on the pricing and the performance front, and only recently have we seen what AMD has to offer through the coverage from AMD and the media.
AMD have been working on Ryzen and the new AM4 platform for a number of years, and have shown passion and innovation in creating a platform to take the market by storm.
Get the full break down on AMD Ryzen™ including CPU line-up, prices and technology benefits that come with AMD's new AM4 platform. See why you should get on-board with "Zen"!
After more than four years in development AMD presents the Ryzen™ x86 range of processors for desktop PCs with the advanced "Zen" microarchitecture. With massive improvements in classic single core performance as well as parallel multi-threaded applications, AMD Ryzen™ CPUs combine innovative features like AVX2 with a forward-looking platform.
The processor is a vital component in every PC and laptop – if you don't have one, your device just won't work.
It pays to give some thought to the processor you choose, too, because a poor chip will hinder every single aspect of your machine, while a high-quality chip could take your gaming, work and daily computing to the next level.
We've got a guide to the nuts and bolts of these crucial components, but that's not all. We've chosen our favourites from Intel's new Kaby Lake range to suit every budget and a whole range of computing tasks, from gaming to graphic design, and we've also explained how the Overclockers UK touch can result in faster, safer and better PCs.
There is no component more vital to a gaming PC than the graphics card. It's the engine behind every top game, and picking the right card means your rig will run the most demanding games for years.
Graphics cards are no joke, but that does mean that it can be tricky to pick the right part.
If you're not sure about how graphics cards work, then read on – and if you still need to pick a card, then read our guide for the top chips for work and play.
Air Coolers In-Depth
There are all sorts of options for keeping your processor chilled, but air coolers remain the cheapest and easiest and most versatile option.
You can spend between £10 and £100 on an air cooler, and choose huge heatsinks with multiple fans or fan-free models for pure silence. Vast units are ideal for overclocking, and smaller cooler slot inside small-form-factor systems.
Our guide explains how these important components function – and gives you an overview of the entire market. We've also picked out some of our favourite coolers.
Virtual Reality is one of the biggest deals in gaming and computing, with dozens of companies trying to grab a slice of this futuristic pie. The amount of choice is great for consumers, but it’s confusing too.
The virtual reality headsets on the market are divided into two mains camps: the PC hardware takes most of the plaudits for high-end performance, are console headsets are beginning to make waves. And then there are smartphone headsets, too.
We’ve delved into the packed market to explain the key differences between PC and console VR – and to help you get you ready for the best virtual reality games.
We are celebrating the launch of the new lineup of graphics cards from AMD, the Radeon RX480. We are giving free next day delivery to all UK Mainland customers across the entire range of Radeon RX480, including both 4GB and 8GB models.
The Radeon RX480 graphics cards are in stock and available for purchase at competitive prices, giving extraordinary VR and gaming experiences at price points never offered before. The RX480 is also has the future in mind producing powerful performance in the latest DX12 games like Ashes of Singularity, Hitman, and Total Warhammer.
We are running special deals on FreeSync monitors with savings up to 20% off, a perfect match. There are discounts also on stylish gaming chairs, quality PSUs, and great gaming PCs.
Get a FREE Ashes of the Singularity game code with purchase of a Radeon R9 390 Series graphics card!
Get ready for planetary warfare on a massive scale. Oxide games' new Nitrous engine and Radeon R9 380 Series graphics unleash the full power of DirectX 12 to bring unbelievable multiple-unit RTS combat to your screen in the ultimate battle for the fate of humankind.
Life continues thanks to smooth gameplay at high resolutions with AMD Radeon R9 380X graphics, conceived to play the most demanding games at maximum details at 1080p, 1440p all the way to 4K.
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The Marvel Gaming Range
We have launched two brand new PCs, one being a 4K gaming PC priced at only £799.99 and the other being a 1080p gaming PC that is a console alternative for only £329.95 for a limited time only, there is a £70 saving as an introductory offer reducing it from the usual price of £399.95.
Introducing the Marvel 4K, part of the new Special Edition Marvel AMD Gaming PC range. Designed to deliver 4K gaming at a very wallet friendly price point, using high-grade components, the graphics power comes from the ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 390X 8GB Graphics Card – With upgrade options including the Radeon Fury and FuryX 4GB HBM.
The Marvel 4K PC is powered by a Super Flower PSU, a renowned and award winning brand providing reliable, stable power and high efficiency throughout the system.
Available upon purchase is an interesting range of compact Micro-ATX chassis’ from Aerocool, Cougar and Bitfenix, giving the user a selection of styles and colours to choose from; to make the PC their own. – The Marvel 4K PC is probably the best value entry into 4K gaming ever!
A fast system gets the job done quicker, a fast system games harder. The Marvel 4K is equipped with a selection of rapid solid state drives, mechanical hard drives or, for the best of both worlds, a solid state hybrid drive.
Following the Marvel 4K, the Marvel 1080p has its part, being a fully AMD APU based system, this PC is a console alternative designed to play popular online multiplayer games, the likes of Minecraft, League of Legends, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Priced at £329.95 this PC is a great unit for those who are after their first gaming PC, or for those who love to play casually.
The customer can theme both PCs by choosing the LED lighting colour they would prefer, giving the user full customisation to have their PC how they want it.
Each PCs is assembled, configured, overclocked and tested by Overclockers UK’s experienced and professional system builders, supporting it with a standard 3 year warranty and labour-free upgrade service for total peace of mind. All of these systems are available to purchase through finance, allowing you to buy now and pay in 6 or 12 months, or pay over monthly payment for 36 or 48 months.
The AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card is the first graphics card to pack this much performance into such a small form factor.
The AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card is AMD’s most innovative and advanced GPU to date, delivering 4096-bit High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM), the highest memory bandwidth ever in a GPU, engineered for 4K and VR gaming – in a revolutionary small form factor graphics card – the ultimate GPU for Mini-ITX PC supremacy. Experience DirectX 12 featuring async shaders and multi-threaded command buffer recording as well as support for OpenGL 4.5 and Vulkan APIs. Push your gameplay to the max and achieve scorchingly-fast framerates at ultra settings by adding up to four GPUs with AMD CrossFire multi-GPU technology.