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Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) Extended Overclock Guide
     Tue, Aug 16 2016 | 4:02P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article slash guide dedicated on overclocking the Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) we will pass 2000 MHz with the 12 Billion transistors based GP102. Yes we can, relatively easily even as we even breach 2100 MHz. Armed with a new trick or two overclocking will never be the same though. But if you want another 10% extra performance out of an already seriously fast Nvidia GTX Titan, we'll gladly show you how to do it.

GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Overclocking Review
     Fri, Jun 24 2016 | 9:00A | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our overclocking review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition we will see how far we can overclock the GPU and memory and then compare performance with GeForce GTX TITAN X and GeForce GTX 980 Ti. How high will she go? Can the $449 GTX 1070 outperform a $1000 GTX TITAN X? The answer is exciting.

Intel Core i5 6400 non-K overclocking guide
     Mon, May 30 2016 | 9:01A | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have posted an Intel Core i5 6400 non-K overclocking guide. Yes, it still works, if you have the right Bios version.

ArmA 3 - AMD & NVIDIA CPU & Memory Stock vs. OC Performance Scaling
     Sat, Mar 19 2016 | 11:13P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the following pages we're going to have a close look at how ArmA 3 performs in combination with an overclocked Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake CPU as well as overclocked memory. We're also going to show you the effect when both memory and CPU have been overclocked and that we do in combination with nine different, recent graphics cards and at three resolutions: 1080p, 1440p as well as 2160p at ultra settings.

Exclusive: Overclocking Locked Intel
     Tue, Dec 29 2015 | 12:02P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In overclocking circles it was recently noted that BCLK (base clock) overclocking might become a possibility in Skylake processors. Last night Asrock contacted us with an updated BIOS that enabled this. We jumped at the opportunity and have already tested and benched a Core i3-6100 Skylake CPU with a 1GHz overclock (4.7GHz) on air cooling.

ASRock SKY OC Unlocks Skylake Non-K CPUs Making Them Overclockable
     Tue, Dec 22 2015 | 2:48P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel Skylake K series CPUs are on every hardcore overclocker’s wish list, due to the fact that they are the only ones with an unlocked multiplier that allows users to overclock the CPU frequency effortlessly. However, there seems to be a shortage of these ultra high performing processors lately. Thankfully ASRock has prepared a nice Christmas present for the overclocking community named SKY OC, an alternative for users to overclock any Intel Skylake i7/i5/i3 or even Pentium non K CPUs on their ASRock Z170 motherboard.

Engineers at ASRock picked up from where they left off last time, and decided that besides DDR4 memory modules, there might be a way to overclock Intel non-K CPUs without tinkering the multiplier. So here you have the game changing SKY OC which is obtainable simply by a BIOS upgrade from ASRock’s official website. It’s not the same as overclocking an Intel K series CPU, because it’s mainly changing the BCLK, but it will be an interesting alternative while people are still waiting for their K series CPUs to come down the chimney. Lab tests show that the once not overclockable Intel Core i5-6400 CPU can now be overclocked up to a 60% frequency boost with SKY OC on ASRock’s Z170 Pro4!

One might wonder, “this is too good to be true, what’s the catch?” Well, if you had to ask, there are two almost unnoticeable limitations. The first one is the onboard Intel graphics will be disabled while SKY OC is applied, meaning that users are required to install a graphics card. The second limitation is that CPU Turbo Ratio and C-State will also be disabled.

While ASRock SKY OC breathes life into Intel non K series CPUs, currently it is still exclusive to motherboards with Intel’s Z170 chipset. But have faith in ASRock’s skillful engineers, sooner or later more Christmas gifts from ASRock are going to be delivered.


Overclocking Pros and Cons
     Fri, Nov 06 2015 | 9:03A | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are taking a step back to educate our newer readers on what overclocking is, the pros and cons of doing so, and what happens if you don't properly cool an overclocked CPU.

Gigabyte GA-X99-SOC Champion Sub-Zero Overclocking Review
     Tue, Oct 20 2015 | 12:58P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GA-X99-SOC Champion is Gigabyte’s overclocking-centric motherboard for the X99 chipset and is the choice of many professional overclockers and benchmarkers around the world. The board has an OC Socket much like the one that Asus’s Rampage V Extreme had when it came out, that allowed for high uncore/cache overclocks. This board with the OC Socket will allow you to achieve much higher uncore/cache speeds than you would get with a “normal” board. This feature will allow the user to really be able to gain some traction with their benchmarks and memory bandwidth. I found in testing that this will make a huge difference in your results, as we all should know, that will be the result of higher uncore/cache. The board handles sub-zero overclocking amazingly and it should, because it was built for it. If you are wanting to put your 2011-v3 CPU under extreme cooling, then this definitely looks like the board to get.

eDRAM Overclocking on the Intel Core i7-5775C Broadwell CPU
     Sat, Jul 11 2015 | 12:00P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we reviewed the Intel Core i7-5775C 'Broadwell' processor with Intel Iris Pro 6200 graphics we completed the review with the 128MB of eDRAM locked at 1800MHz. After the review was posted our friends at ASUS gave us the opportunity to try out a new beta UEFI revision that has the option of changing the eDRAM ratio! Intel allowed the eDRAM ratio to be unlocked on the Intel Core i7-5775C and Core i5-5675C processors for...

Demand for overclocking surges in the face of declining desktop market
     Mon, Jun 08 2015 | 12:01P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Demand for enthusiast class PC hardware which offers high-performance, reliability, and above all gives the end-user the ability to tweak, fine-tune and tinker, has seen a rapid increase over the past few years. While the overall desktop market has reached stagnation and begun to decline, annual growth in the number of overclockers between the period first-quarter 2013 and first-quarter 2014 was around 50%, and growth between first-quarter 2014 and first-quarter 2015 increased even further at around 100%, according to data compiled in the latest HWinsights Quarterly Report.

G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 2666MHz Overclocking Ambrosia!
     Tue, May 19 2015 | 12:10P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
G.Skill has been churning out enthusiast memory that overclocks like nothing else we’ve ever seen. Pop a set of Ripjaws 4 into your dream machine and settle into the BIOS for an overclocking experience like you’ve never had!

RTGS Micro LED Light Kits Review
     Sat, May 02 2015 | 4:00P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Up for review today I have something a bit different, two sets of micro LED lights. Yes they are LEDs meaning they use less power and put out virtually no heat at all, but since they’re micro they’re just smaller. These have no real official name, just Micro Leds and they’re from a company called RTGS that seems to specialize in lighting as they have numerous products on their website. In the pack I have today are two sets of micro LEDs with fifteen per string and they’re about six feet long. The LEDs are battery operated with two CR2032 batteries that should last about 24 hours with continuous use. Read on to learn more.. "

How much faster is an overclocked GeForce GTX 980 at 4K?
     Fri, Apr 24 2015 | 4:00P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
QUOTE: "What will an overclocked MSI GeForce GTX 980 provide that the reference GTX 980 can't? Let's see."

Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion, Budget Overclocker
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 9:00A | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When you’re looking at the 2011v3 Haswell E CPU family, nothing about it is inexpensive. The entry-level CPU is about $390 and it doesn’t even feature 40 full PCI-E lanes. The lowest tier CPU has 28 PCI-E lanes and you have to go to the second tray CPU, the Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5GHz, to get full PCI-E lanes. So for a fully functional 40 PCI-E lane CPU, we are looking at $560 smackers. Decent air cooling will set you back around hundred bucks if you want to overclock. Sixteen gigabytes of quality, high-speed DDR4 memory runs in the $300 dollar range. Just the CPU, CPU cooler and memory means that we are just short of $1,000. If you are looking for a Champion Overclocker but don’t want to break the bank the Gigabyte X99 SOC come in at $300 when you can find it on the shelves.

Intel Core i5 4690K – the 5GHz project
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 2:03P | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the Intel Core i5 4690K, but not the simple version, therefore a selected edition with 5 GHz overclocking performance.

MSI X99S MPower Motherboard Overview and Overclocking Guide
     Sun, Feb 01 2015 | 8:59A | Overclocking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Steven has found MSI`s X99S MPower Intel X99-powered motherboard to be one of the best on the market in terms of overclocking, features and price."

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