Items tagged with Overclocking

From Aqua Computer comes two new water blocks for NVIDIAs latest offerings to keep them cooled to the max. Designed for the GTX295 and the GTX260s new 55nm GPU Aquagrafx GTX295 The Aquagrafx GTX295 watercooler will be available just in time for the release of the GTX 295 graphics card. The cooler is a sandwich design to cool both of the cards. The intermediate level is made of Delrin, a lightweight, low-friction, and wear-resistant thermoplastic capable of operating in temperatures in excess of 90 degrees celsius (approximately 200 degrees fahrenheit) The cooling blocks are made of 99.9% electrolyte copper. With these blocks you have the option of water running parallel or in series through the... Read more...
With the introduction of the new Intel Core i7 processor architecture, the company affectionately known as "Chipzilla" from Santa Clara has once again topped itself on the performance charts. Core i7 chips deliver significantly better performance per clock cycle, while at the same time being more power-efficient versus its predecessors. There's no doubt that it's a great chip, an insanely complex piece of circuitry which can churn through whatever you throw at it with relative ease. It is the chip you want in your system, assuming price is no barrier. However, in this economic environment, price is a major factor for most people out there, and lots of people out there are... Read more...
With the introduction of the new Intel Core i7 processor architecture, the company affectionately known as "Chipzilla" has once again topped itself in terms of performance. Intel planted a gift in the Core i7 launch in the form of the Core i7 920. This is Intel's entry level Core i7 processor which runs at a stock speed of 2.66 GHz, not too far off from the high-end Core i7 965 Extreme model which runs at 3.2 GHz. While the high-end Core i7 965 sells for over $1,000, the Core i7 920 sells for a more palatable $300, considering the performance that this chip is capable of with a little elbow grease. In terms of their base technology, the Core i7 965 and 920 are the same chip--they simply run at... Read more...
In our little spin around the block with the Core i7, we used the Thermalright Ultra-120 to keep thermals in check with our Core i7 Extreme 965 processor, all the way up to a lofty 4.1GHz overclock.  Asus just announced a chunk of aluminum and copper that might rival the Thermalright beast as well.  Here's the skinny...  Exclusive Twin-pillared Design for Ultimate Overclocking Fun  ASUS Triton 88 CPU Cooler Supports Latest LGA1366 Chipset Socket for Top-of-the-line Overclocking Performance Taipei, Taiwan, December 23, 2008 – To keep up with the latest trends in processor technologies, ASUS has been constantly launching powerful CPU coolers to cater... Read more...
A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in high performance memory products, announced today that it is launching A-DATA XPG DDR3-2133X v2.0 of its X Series. These high-performance modules run at incredible 2133MHz with CL10-10-10-30 timings and are available in 1GBx3/2GBx3 triple-channel as well as 2GB/4GB dual-channel module kits.A-DATA XPG DDR3-2133X v2.0 is engineered with heavy Aluminum heatspreaders and an additional dual-fan unit, keeping the RAMs cool. A-DATA combined two methods of heat dissipation to maximize the OC performance for its entire X Series Version 2.0.A-DATA X Series memory represents the ultimate overclocking performance. It was developed to unleash the hidden power... Read more...
Hardcore PC enthusiasts who try to squeeze every possible MHz out of their systems by overclocking and swapping out core system components need to have access to tools that deliver precise information about those components--especially the respective speeds those components are running at. Two such tools that have long-assisted overclockers and benchmarkers are CPU-Z and GPU-Z--both are free applications that run on Windows machines. CPU-Z gathers information about your system's CPU, motherboad, and memory. GPU-Z gathers information about your system's video cards and GPUs.The problem is, with new hardware coming out all the time, it can prove difficult keeping the software in step with hardware... Read more...
ECS X58B-A Black Series Motherboard Unveils Unlimited Performance of Creating World Records Fremont, California, December 4, 2008 – Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world’s leading motherboard, graphics card, barebone system and notebook manufacturer, today has disclosed the remarkable achievement that the newly lunched X58B-A Black Series motherboard is creating the world record of overclocking. Reaching the B-Clock of 215MHz, ECS X58B-A has set up a mile stone of overclocking the latest high-performance Intel Core i7 processors among Intel X58 Express chipset based motherboards.Instead of staying focus on pursuing the processor’s core speed, ECS X58B-A provides another path to the... Read more...
World Record for Core i7 CPU Frequency Broken at 5510.09MHz!-- ASUS ROG Rampage II Extreme Smashes World Record in CPU Frequency on Latest Intel Platform -- Fremont, California (December 2nd, 2008) - The release of the Intel Core  i7 has set the overclocking arena abuzz with excitement in anticipation of new world records. Armed with the ASUS ROG Rampage II Extreme motherboard that supports the newest Intel platform, the Japanese overclocking enthusiast duck smashed to the top of the overclocking charts and notched in a world record for Core i7 CPU frequencies. Recording an exceptional score of 5510.09 MHz, duck clearly laid down the gauntlet for future challengers to the throne. A CPU overclocking... Read more...
Do You Have What it Takes to Beat the Pros? Top 1508MHz Dual Channel DDR2 and win some cash Taipei, Taiwan, GIGABYTE – Wanna win some cash? From November 7TH to Dec 30th, 2008, GIGABYTE would like to invite you to show off your overclocking skills in order to beat the pros and win USD$ 1,500 CASH. Fugger and Vapor (Freestyle Champions of the GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship, GO OC 2008) challenge you to beat their record memory frequency overclock of 1508MHz Dual Channel DDR2 on one of GIGABYTE’s latest P45 Ultra Durable 3 motherboards. So tune up your GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboard and visit the GIGABYTE website for complete contest details, and get ready to win some... Read more...
GIGABYTE Online Overclocking ContestHonor Hardcore PC Enthusiasts at Overclocking Hall of Fame- Over $12,000 in Cash & Prize to be Awarded –                    City of Industry, CA, December 19, 2007 – GIGABYTE United, Inc., a leading Motherboard and Graphics Cards manufacturer, today has proudly announced its highly anticipated online overclocking contest kick off at https://oc.gigabyte.us/ , from December 19, 2007 to January 20, 2008. Winners will be awarded with $12,000 in cash and prize at GIGABYTE Overclocking Hall of Fame.GIGABYTE Intel® P35 and Intel® X38 Series Motherboards are one... Read more...
Over the last year or so, since Intel's Core microarchitecture and Conroe core were ready to be unveiled at the Intel Developers Forum in early March '06, Intel has been more open and has allowed the media a view into more details regarding upcoming products much earlier than they had before.  You don't have to take our word for it, however.  Simply look around at all of the early performance previews out of IDF, and the steady flow of announcements regarding Intel's 45nm manufacturing process, metal gate transistors, the Terascale project, Larrabee, Penryn, Nehalem, and a number of other projects, and it becomes readily apparent that Intel wants to get the word out regarding their future products... Read more...
Dan Warne from APCMag.com spent some time with Intel's Mooly Eden at the Intel Developer's Forum going on in Beijing and has some more information posted regarding Enhanced Intel Dynamic Acceleration Technology. We reported last week that EIDAT would be available with Penryn, but according to the story on APCMag.com, the technology will be available in the upcoming mobile Santa Rosa platform first. "We call this processor Core 2 Duo but really it's Core 2 Duo on steroids. This microprocessor is going to be more powerful than the previous generation," said Intel's mobility chief, Mooly Eden. The new chips will be able to overclock one of the cores if the other core is not being used."... Read more...
Fuad over at the Inquirer is digging around again and seems to have uncovered something of interest for those of you looking forward to NV's next gen DX10 product that is rumored, we-can-neither-confirm-nor-deny, to be around the corner soon. "NVIDIA told all of its partners that it simply won't allow the overclocking of G80 cards. It doesn't want another Geforce 7900 GT overclocking fiasco that caused a too high return rate for the cards." Not surprising really but doubtful perhaps.  You can characterize these chips all you want and put elaborate HSF solutions on them to mitigate heat but at the end of the day, you have no idea of knowing what it's going to do to the real... Read more...
Madshrimps have posted a short over-clocking guide for the X1900 series of cards. The article goes over the different software tools, cooling, basic and advanced over-clocking options. The guide should be useful for anyone starting out in over-clocking. You currently own an x1900 series video card but you are now itching to compete and get the maximum out of your card. Some would wonder at this fact simply because this is arguably the fastest GPU available (when this guide was written). But we all want the most out of our investments and this is one way of doing it. But it does come with a risk.... Read more...
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