Items tagged with Overclocking

The GeForce RTX 4090 is the fastest GPU around; of that, there's no question. However, Galax wants to lay to rest the idea that anyone's GeForce is faster than the RTX 4090 HOF. Galax hasn't told us that, but it's clear to see from the way that the company is knocking down benchmark world records like they're bowling... Read more...
Remember that ridiculous GALAX GeForce RTX 4090 HOF we told you about a few days ago? To the surprise of absolutely no one, that card has now been crowned the fastest GPU in the world thanks to some benchmarks performed under liquid nitrogen by hardy overclockers. Elite overclocker OGS from Greece currently holds... Read more...
Gigabyte is grinning from ear-to-ear after its Z790 Aorus Tachyon motherboard played a role in setting a benchmark record. There are plenty of accolades to go around, however, and the real crown jewel is Intel's flagship Core i9-13900K processor. Based on Raptor Lake, the 13th Gen chip has been busy setting... Read more...
Records are meant to be broken and ASUS is all too happy to play its part with its ROG Maximus Z790 Apex motherboard for Intel's Raptor Lake CPUs. The latest record-setting achievement set on the ROG Maximus Z790 Apex is an 8.8GHz clock speed, obtained from Intel's flagship Core i9-13900K processor—the highest-ever... Read more...
In the early going, it appears as though Intel's 13th Gen Core processors (codenamed Raptor Lake) are capable of hitting higher-than-advertised clock speeds without breaking too much of a sweat. Case in point, a new listing on HWBot highlights a Core i9-13900KF processor running at 5,974.17MHz (let's just call it... Read more...
The Galax TecLab overclocking team have pushed the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 flagship to a record-breaking 3.45GHz. The team must be applauded for basing their world record on a ‘budget’ GeForce RTX 4090 board, as well as their success in completing a multitude of PCB mods which were instrumental in their extreme OC... Read more...
Gigabyte is apparently boasting about the superlative memory performance of its new Z790 Aorus Xtreme and Master motherboards for Intel 13th Gen Core ‘Raptor Lake’ processors. And when paired with TeamGroup’s T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 7200 memory modules, these new Aorus motherboards were able to push DDR5 memory... Read more...
Everyone expects the GeForce RTX 4090 to be the fastest graphics card on the planet when it officially debuts this week. Of course, some folks won't be satisfied that easily. Like overclockers, who will propel the card to never-before-seen performance levels. Actually, they're already doing that: overclocker and... Read more...
The AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors already have a reputation for running hot, but we are assured this is perfectly as planned. As such, it won’t be an issue in the near or distant future. Nevertheless, TechTuber Der8auer has been up to his old tricks, cracking open one of these newly released CPUs with his Delid Die... Read more...
AMD's fifth-generation desktop Ryzen CPUs aren't even out yet, but they're already setting performance records. If you missed it, check our post yesterday where we talked about some crazy overclocking and insane benchmark results from AMD's pre-release processors. Those results came about with "standard"... Read more...
Intel Graphics' Tom "TAP" Petersen confirmed on our Two and a Half Geeks livestream last night, that a 'random' Arc A770 graphics card was easily overclocked to 2.7GHz, and stable enough at this blistering clock speed for AAA gaming sessions. TAP also noted that the graphics card, which would normally run at up to... Read more...
An adventurous overclocker has apparently taken a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K processor and dipped it in liquid nitrogen, en route to achieving a staggering 8GHz clock speed across all eight Performance cores (P-cores). While obviously impractical, it's a noteworthy achievement, given that it's been more than decade... Read more...
If you saw our story yesterday about Ryzen 7000's one-DIMM-per-channel memory speed limitation, then you may have had the same brainwave we did: what does this mean for Ryzen's Infinity Fabric? On extant Ryzen processors, lowering the memory speed usually reduces the speed of communications within the processor... Read more...
If you're reading this, you're probably a PC hardware enthusiast, and if you're a PC hardware enthusiast, there's a strong possibility you've built a Ryzen system recently. AMD's Ryzen processors have become very popular, particularly in the DIY market, and that's despite a couple of quirks you have to be careful of... Read more...
It would be pretty reasonable to expect Intel's next-gen Raptor Lake processors to not overclock very well. After all, they share the same manufacturing process as its current-generation Alder Lake processors, and those chips already run darn hot at stock configurations. Well, there is at least a little headroom in... Read more...
If you're reading this post, then you're surely already familiar with the Gunnir Arc A380 Photon graphics card that we've posted about several times before. This is the first and foremost add-in-board partner card for Intel's Arc family of GPUs, and it's currently making the rounds of tech hardware journalism. The... Read more...
If you read that headline and thought, "wait, what is that model number?" then you're exactly the audience for this post. Indeed, there is no Ryzen Threadripper 5990X. AMD quietly canceled the consumer version of its Threadripper processors, and the chips codenamed "Chagall" only came to market in "PRO" form. Those... Read more...
For the time being, ASUS can lay claim to one of its enthusiast motherboards helping to facilitate a new DDR5 memory record. Using the ROG Maximus Z690 Apex motherboard, renowned overclocker LUPIN_NO_MUSUME took a 16GB DDR5-4800 module paired with a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake processor and cranked it all... Read more...
We're fans of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D around here. Sure, it's pricey for what it is; that much is inarguable. Still, the fact that you can slap a brand-new processor into a two- or three-year-old motherboard and immediately get chart-topping gaming performance is extremely cool. Your author here threw one into his ASRock... Read more...
In case you haven't heard, extreme overclockers have found frustration with Intel's latest LGA socket and it's ILM (Integrated Loading Mechanism) because it bends the CPUs ever-so-slightly, creating an air gap in the middle and preventing proper thermal transfer. It's not really a problem for your run-of-the-mill... Read more...
Did you read our piece on AMD's announcements at Computex? There wasn't a ton of new information, but we did get some juicy details on the red team's upcoming Zen 4 processors and the chipsets that said processors will use, among other things. If you haven't read it, go ahead and do so, because there's important... Read more...
If you're not an overclocker, you may not be aware that graphics cards these days use multiple separate methods to monitor and limit their own performance. It's a constant dance between the boost algorithm perpetually pushing performance to higher levels and the various limiters putting the kibosh on its plans. The... Read more...
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