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Earlier today, Gigabyte sent us a link to a video featuring some hardcore overclocking that we thought many of you would like to see. In the video, Chew*, a member of the XtremeSystems community, overclocks an AMD Phenom II X4 955 processor on GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P and GA-MA790FX-UD5P motherboards, and shows his results using air, phase change, dry ice, and liquid nitrogen cooling. When all was said and done, Chew* was able to break 3DMark06 records for dual Radeon HD 4850s and 4890s running in CrossFire mode and achieved stability at processor speeds in the 5.7 - 6.2GHz range.... Read more...
**Update:  We have just added new images that were taken live at the event. - We’ve been spending some quality time with the folks at AMD today in sunny Austin, TX.  The team here has been giving us a run-down on their upcoming Phenom II processor along with the enthusiast platform they’re calling “Dragon”.  In short, the Dragon platform is a combination of an AMD Phenom II X4 processor, Radeon 4800 Graphics cards and an AMD 7 series chipset based motherboard. However, today’s discussion was keenly focused on AMD's upcoming Phenom II X4 processor, two models of which will launch in early January that will be socket AM2+ compatible.  In addition, some time in Q1, AMD will launch... Read more...
Kingston Technology Launches 2GHz HyperX DDR3 MemoryEPP Frequency, Timing Tested Peak-Performing 2000MHz Modules Ready to Enhance Enthusiast PCs, Gaming Rigs Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of 2GHz HyperX DDR3 memory modules, the fastest-performing DDR3 available to date.Shipping immediately in 2GB memory kits, the new HyperX PC3-16000 memory offers gaming enthusiasts top-of-the-line Enhanced Performance Profile (EPP) ready memory with EPP profiles pre-programmed on the modules."Two Gigahertz is now the sweet spot for many benchmarking enthusiasts and Kingston's new 2GHz HyperX DDR3 memory is fully tested at specified... Read more...
Preliminary news regarding AMD's upcoming 45nm Phenom processors has been trickling out for the last few months, but other than some basic information about the manufacturing process, code names, and socket, concrete details about the processors themselves has been scarce.  Just the other day, however, a post in a Chinese discussion forum--itocp.com--shed some light on the stock performance and overclockability of an early 45nm Phenom sample.If the information in the post turns out to be true, and all indicators at this point are that it is, the chip used for their experiments has a default clock speed of 2.2GHz, with 2MB of L2 cache (512KB per core x 4), and 6MB of shared L3 cache, which... Read more...
In this line of work, we often get to experiment with and test the latest and greatest PC hardware.  Typically, processors and graphics cards get the lion's share of attention, but memory manufactures have also been pushing the envelope as of late.  Corsair in particular has some exciting products on tap, one of which just landed in the lab.      What you see pictured above is Corsair's brand new TW3X2G2133C9DF memory kit.  If you're well versed in Corsair's naming convention, you can probable ascertain this kit's specifications just by looking at its model number, but for those that need a translations, this is a 2GB, dual channel Dominator kit, rated for an... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the World’s First High-Density 2GHz Solution, Offering 4GB of High-Performance Memory for Ultra High-End DesktopsSunnyvale, Calif.—May 5, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today premiered the world’s first PC3-16000 4GB (2x2048MB) DDR3 kits to provide even greater performance and productivity on the latest DDR3 platforms. Designed to offer the earliest adopting enthusiasts the advantages of high-density memory coupled with the highest speeds available, the OCZ PC3-16000 4GB kits make use of the unbeatable overclocking capabilities of the latest platforms and takes DDR3 to unimaginable... Read more...
CORSAIR ANNOUNCES 2GHz HIGH-SPEED DDR3 MEMORY FOR NVIDIA 790i ULTRA SLI GAMING PLATFORMNew Family of NVIDIA SLI Specific DDR3 Modules Deliver Full Range of Enthusiast Memory SpeedsFremont, CA, March 18, 2008 – Corsair® https://www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in enthusiast computer and flash memory products, announced today their NVIDIA 790i Ultra SLI high-performance DDR3 partner memory offerings, including a record-breaking 2GHz module.After extensive partnership efforts between NVIDIA and Corsair, the NVIDIA 790i Ultra SLI platform was found to exhibit extreme overclocking capabilities with the latest in DDR3 memory architectures.  All Corsair SLI-ready partner memory is pre-loaded... Read more...
In advance of CeBit, Kingston has created a video which shows soon to be released Kingston Technology DDR3 memory modules overclocked to an impressive 2.133GHz.  The memory, which is yet to be officially announced, will be in the HyperX DDR3 family and it will be rated for operation at PC3-16000 speeds. Kingston DDR3 Demo @ 2.133GHz Perhaps just as interesting as the memory is the motherboard Kingston uses for the overclocking demo.  That looks like an NVIDIA nForce reference BIOS to us, complete with a reference to EPP 2.0 (Enhanced Performance Profiles).  But to date there are no NVIDIA nForce chipsets available that support DDR3 memory.  Based on this... Read more...
We've posted a myriad of information and preliminary benchmarks regarding Intel's upcoming extreme Octa-Core SkullTrail platform over the last few months, since attending the Intel Developers Forum this past September.  In their booth at the Consumer Electronics Show, however, Intel disclosed a few more juicy details and showed off a couple of SkullTrail systems we thought you'd like to see.     Intel SkullTrail @ 4GHz Air and Water Cooled The system on the left is a custom Alienware rig based on the Skulltrail platform that features a liquid-cooling system and a pair of GeForce 8800 Ultras running in SLI mode.  The dual Core 2 Extreme X9775 processors in the... Read more...
There have been few CPU introductions that have come with as much speculation, rumors, or general interest in the tech community as that of the AMD Barcelona/K10 CPU.  Many of these rumors revolved around release dates, features, and performance.  Now that the chips are shipping in limited quantity, the tech community has their answers to these questions...for the most part.While the following is nothing more than a continuation of the rumors, and thus take it with a grain of salt, but it appears that AMD might not be able to roll out their 2.6 GHz model until sometime in '08.“The sources noted that AMD will only introduce two Phenom CPU at the November 19 launch, the 2.2GHz 9500 and... Read more...
OQO First to Ship 1.6GHz VIA C7-M ULV Processor in Latest Addition to Award-Winning model 02 Product Line VIA and OQO push the performance envelope for Ultra Mobile Devices Taipei, Taiwan, VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that OQO Inc. is the first manufacturer to ship the 1.6GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor in the latest configurations of its award-winning model 02 product line. The higher-speed processor in this update of the OQO model 02 – the world’s smallest full-featured Windows Vista® PC – further increases the device’s performance... Read more...
AMD held a Technology Analyst Day in Sunnyvale, California today, where members of their management team delivered presentations related to the company's various technologies and roadmaps.  There were a number of details revealed during the presentations regarding AMD's modular M-SPACE design methodology, next-generation graphics technology and CPU / GPU Fusion, and attendees were also given a glimpse into AMD's more distant future with information about Bulldozer and Bobcat; the company's next-generation desktop and mobile CPU core architectures.  AMD even went so far as to say Bulldozer was 'Designed to be the highest performing single and multi-threaded compute core in history'.  The presentation... Read more...
What do you get when you mix a golden P4 sample with a fully volt-modded Asus P5B and a vat of liquid nitrogen? Yup, you guessed it! Some SERIOUS overclocking. And we mean SERIOUS. A couple of fellow Italianos recently broke the 8GHz barrier and have the evidence posted up in the XtremeSystem's forum. "Yesterday we and our dear friend qballe tested again our golden p4 631, with a fullmod P5B; the results are simply awesome! Here's the setup: P$ 631 alien, Asus p5b dlx full mod, 2 x 1Gbyte Cellshock (1 giga Adata for max screen), Ali PC P&C 1kw. Thx to everyone that believed in us and to our friend Marco for the fantastic day. Insane."... Read more...
VR-Zone is reporting that Intel will finally break the 4GHz barrier with their Nehalem core, which is to be manufactured using a 45nm process node. "Based on the 45nm Nehalem architecture, Intel aims to bring Bloomfield clock speed above 4GHz in 2008. It is a speed that Intel never get to hit with their previous generation of processors where the highest clock speed reach is 3.8GHz with their Pentium 4 570 & 670." Considering that current 65nm Core 2 Duos have almost no trouble overclocking to 3.5GHz+, this is probably a safe bet.... Read more...
Kingston Technology First with Fastest 1.2 GHz Memory High Frequency PC9200, PC9600 HyperX Modules Take Performance Computing to New Levels. Fountain Valley, CA -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the immediate availability of 1.150 GHz and 1.200 GHz DDR2 HyperX memory modules. To the delight of gaming and computing enthusiasts worldwide, Kingston is first to bring 100% production tested PC9600 HyperX memory to market and is concurrently bringing new high frequency PC9200 modules to market. "Kingston HyperX memory is 100 percent production tested at full frequency specifications," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology... Read more...
5GHz is screaming fast as it is, many will say clock cycles do not really matter. However, the fact-of-the-matter is that they do within a particular architecture. And we already know the Power architecture is very efficient. What the Power6 brings to the board is a top end 2x plus frequency boost over the popular Power5 series. This is likely to increase with process improvements. Plus many architectural changes that both increase efficiency and lower power consumption. Don't expect this chip in your next Mac. It targets the server market, where it should do very well, due to its vastly increased performance over the Power5 and lower power consumption architecture, a large if not primary... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that sources have indicated ATI is aiming for an unparalleled 1GHz core frequency for their next generation R600 GPU. Nearly impossible to achieve using the conventional 90u process, this target speed seems to indicate the use of 65u process for this GPU. With an estimated arrival late in Q4 or possibly Q1 of 2007, there is ample time for the foundries to perfect the smaller process and get things matured to the point that yields on this flagship GPU are acceptable. Little is known of NVIDIA's next generation G80 architecture though speculation indicates they might be making life tough for ATI with a product launch at the end of the summer.... Read more...
We received an email notifying us that ABIT has managed to overclock an Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 965 from its stock 3.73GHz speed to an impressive 5.8GHz. Using an ABIT AW8D-MAX motherboard and 1GB of Corsair DDR2 memory, a blistering 242MHz FSB was achieved. Unfortunately, we have no clue what sort of cooling methods were used though speeds like this typically result from exotic cooling such a phase-change units like the VapoChill.  ... Read more...
MadShrimps has posted a brief article which outlines a budget-oriented mission to overclock two different Intel CPU's well beyond 4GHz. Both the moderately priced Pentium D 805 and the Celeron D 356 were placed in an ASUS P5LD2 motherboard and cooled by a Thermaltake Sonic Tower heatsink. Seeing 4GHz in the rear-view mirror using standard air-cooling is certainly an accomplishment. The fact that it was done for such little money is nothing short of impressive. The price of this CPU (Pentium D 805) is extremely low which makes it a winner as a budget CPU, even when not considering overclocking, a Dual Core CPU at this price is the best thing Intel has done up until now this... Read more...
Victor Wang has posted some interesting infomration over at XtremeSystems regarding Intel's upcoming Conroe processor. Using a Conroe sample running at 2.4GHz and an Intel 965G motherboard, he was able to run a healthy suite of benchmarks and has posted the results for your viewing pleasure. Should the retail processors provide similar performance, we are going to see some incredible new levels of performance.... Read more...
SUPER TALENT SHIPS 1GHZ 2GB DDR2 KITS San Jose, California - March 20, 2006 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DDR and DDR2 memory modules, today announced immediate availability of a 1 Gigahertz, 2 Gigabyte DDR2 memory kit. Super Talent's new T1000UX2G5 is a matched pair of 1GB PC2-8000 DDR2 modules. Super Talent's recently introduced 800MHz DDR2 kit, T800UX2GC4, is widely touted as the world's fastest 2GB DDR2 kit. Super Talent engineers have now developed an even tighter test screen to produce this extreme performance DDR2 kit. Every T1000UX2G5 kit built is fully tested in a dual channel motherboard at 1000MHz at 5-5-5-15 latencies to guarantee that it meets its spec. These... Read more...
World's First Reduced Latency 1GHz Memory from OCZ Technology Group Sunnyvale, CA—March 6, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the release of the fastest memory product available on the market—a new DDR2 series capable of 1000MHz (1GHz) speeds at CAS 4 latency (4-5-4). The PC2-8000 DDR2 Platinum XTC Extreme Edition was designed to be the ultimate memory solution for today's PC enthusiasts that demand leading-edge PC hardware. The new 1GHz DDR2 series will be available in two latency variations; At DDR2-1000, the PC2-8000 Platinum XTC Edition operates at exceptional 5-5-5-15 timings, whereas... Read more...
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