Items tagged with Overclocking

Computex 2024 was full of big announcements, like new desktop chips from AMD, new laptop chips from Intel, new handhelds from nearly everyone, and all kinds of cool hardware. It might not be as exciting as new CPUs, but it'd be a shame to overlook G.SKILL's booth at the Taiwan trade show, because the memorable memory... Read more...
After almost 2 decades, the developers behind FurMark have officially launched a successor with 64-bit support and more modern features, compared to the original version. FurMark 2, arrives with the aforementioned 64-bit support, Vulkan support and monitoring support for all of the latest graphics cards, including... Read more...
Popular German overclocker der8auer delided a Ryzen 7 8700G to see what untapped performance could be squeezed out of AMD’s latest Zen 4 APU. He found that delidding the chip and replacing the stock thermal interface material with better alternatives resulted in significantly better thermals, and was able to overclock... Read more...
Overclocker SooHo Jeong set a DDR5 frequency world record, reaching an incredible 10600MT/s utilizing AMD’s new Ryzen 7 8700G APU. The new record isn’t the all-out DDR5 frequency record, which is still held by Intel, but this is the highest frequency we’ve seen to date on AMD’s latest AM5 APUs. To accomplish the... Read more...
While it's possible to overclock PC components like CPUs, GPUs, and even monitors now, one thing you've likely never seen overclocked is an SSD. However, tech enthusiast Gabriel Ferraz has recently detailed how he was able to overclock a decade-old SATA III SSD with real performance enhancements. Although this... Read more...
AMD has responded to recent concerns surrounding overclocking on Ryzen Threadripper 7000 CPUs, specifically how AMD's built in a piece of hardware to detect if overclocking has ever been enabled, and how that could impact warranty coverage. AMD reached out to Tom's Hardware to clear the air and assured users that... Read more...
It was only last week when we reported that an overclocked Threadripper Pro 7995WX broke the world record for Cinebench R23, but as of the time of this writing, the record has been broken five more times by overclockers using the same chip. The initial world record was set with air cooling, so it was expected that... Read more...
AMD CPU overclocker Bill Alverson, who goes by the handle Sampson, set several CPU performance records on Wednesday with his overclocked Threadripper Pro 7995WX. The 96-core processor is based on AMD's Genoa family, which also powers the regular Threadripper 7000 lineup and 4th Generation EPYC CPUs. These records were... Read more...
Extreme overclockers Elmor and SkatterBencher in cooperation with ASUS have submitted a record-smashing overclock of Intel's brand-new Core i9-14900KF (a 14900K without integrated graphics), achieving a stable 9.044GHz and beating the previous world record (also held by Elmor) of 9.008GHz set on the Core i9-13900K... Read more...
Overclocking expert and YouTuber ScatterBencher has set a new world record for Intel Arc A770 GPU clock speeds. He wanted to achieve first place in at least one recognized A770 benchmarking record, but ended up securing P1 across the full gamut of 3DMark benchmarks. To introduce his video, ScatterBencher... Read more...
Memory overclocking performance has historically been a weak point of AMD's Ryzen processors. This is true even on Socket AM5; where Intel-based DDR5 rigs can hit 7000, 8000, all the way up to the world record of 11,202 MT/s, AMD systems tend to struggle to get much past 6000 MT/s. On the Socket AM4 platform, memory... Read more...
A video gaming enthusiast has overclocked a Super Game Boy. In case you are not familiar with this device, a Super Game Boy (SGB) is a Game Boy (GB) in a cartridge format. It fits into a Super Nintendo (SNES) and allows gamers to enjoy Game Boy games on the big screen. The ancient gaming device features a custom... Read more...
Just days after Splave’s incredible 4GHz overclock on the ASUS ROG GeForce RTX 4090 Matrix, another overclocker by the name of CENS has already come in and beat his world record by nearly 100MHz, overclocking NVIDIA’s flagship GPU to a poetic 4090MHz. CENS overclock was achieved with liquid nitrogen overclocking... Read more...
Extreme overclocking expert Allen 'Splave' Golibersuch inched past the GeForce RTX 4090 4GHz clock speed milestone a few hours ago. Splave recorded an official 4,005MHz using a liquid nitrogen cooled graphics card, and thanked his supporting cast of component makers - ASUS, ASRock, G.Skill, and Enermax - for their... Read more...
Overclocking expert Allen 'Splave' Golibersuch is jubilant after achieving a world record GPU clock speed on a GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card. In addition to achieving a stable 3,945MHz GPU clock, a world record GPUPi v3.3 32B result was scored. You can be forgiven for feeling some déjà-vu today, as the RTX 4090... Read more...
Overclockers look destined to break the 4GHz milestone with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card within the next few months. Meanwhile, overclocker CENS got within touching distance of this milestone, with a record-breaking 3,930MHz this weekend. CENS's score represents a hugely impressive >75% overclock compared... Read more...
AMD repeatedly told us (and thus, the world) that the Navi 31 GPU die used in the Radeon RX 7900 XTX was "architected for 3 GHz." That may be true, but in the real world, top-end RDNA 3 parts rarely exceed 2.6 GHz under a sustained, heavy load. As a result, the RX 7900 XTX generally falls behind the GeForce RTX 4090... Read more...
An NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 pushed beyond 3.8GHz has achieved the top place on the Unigine Superposition 8K leaderboard. Unigine Superposition is an advanced modern 3D benchmark, which uses many features seen in today's AAA games, so this achievement means the 3.83GHz overclock of the RTX 4090 was also pretty stable... Read more...
AMD has issued a statement addressing the alarming reports of dead Ryzen 7000X3D processors in relation to burned motherboard sockets and bulging CPU pin pads. The statement confirms AMD is actively investigating the problem and urges anyone who has been impacted by it to contact AMD customer support. AMD's... Read more...
MSI has launched the first new stable release of its popular Afterburner graphics card utility in years. The tool facilitates a host of graphics card tweaks, with the latest ‘4.6.5 stable’ version most notable for adding compatibility with the latest architecture GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA. Yes, this update is long... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen "X3D" processors are created by very literally attaching a second piece of silicon that is almost entirely L3 cache memory to the top of a regular Ryzen processor die, just like the picture above implies. It is the central slab atop the wider CCD. This second chip, known as the "3D V-Cache", is very... Read more...
A document leak has revealed more performance numbers for AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7 7800X3D. But this time the leak comes from MSI, revealing benchmark results of the CPU with MSI's home-grown Enhanced Mode Boost 3 and MSI's High-Efficiency modes turned on. These modes are MSI-exclusive and boost the 7800X3D’s power... Read more...
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