Items tagged with Overclocking

A team of ASUS overclockers has managed to push one of Intel's new Xeon W9-3495X workstation CPUs to absolutely absurd power levels with liquid nitrogen overclocking. Elmor, one of the team members shared a video of the team running Intel's 56-core flagship at a whopping 1900W of power consumption during a benchmark... Read more...
Gigabyte could be releasing a spiced-up version of the Radeon RX 6800 XT in the near future, known as the RX 6800 XT Gaming OC Pro. According to images received by VideoCardz, the Pro features a significantly beefed-up cooling solution utilizing the same cooler as Gigabyte's mammoth RX 6950 XT Gaming OC. If this... Read more...
Back in the day, liquid cooling meant "custom loop," but you only needed to worry about the two or three processors at the most. These days, when you're doing custom-loop liquid-cooling, you need to cool almost every major component on every single board. That means cooling memory and power delivery hardware as well... Read more...
Chinese graphics card maker Galax has launched a trio of GeForce RTX 4080 HOF OC LAB graphics cards. These are perhaps the only graphics cards directly targeting extreme overclockers, now that the EVGA Kingpin series of GPUs are history. Galax’s new RTX 4080 HOF models boast some way-out specs including up to 470W... Read more...
Earlier this week overclocking expert Roman ‘der8auer’ Hartung continued his series of vlogs documenting his time at Intel’s R&D and overclocking labs in Oregon. In this latest half-hour episode he interviewed Mark Gallina, a Senior System Thermal and Mechanical Architect at Intel. The deep dive interview uncovered... Read more...
Modern graphics processors have thousands upon thousands of shader processors, and that's because they're expected to run intense 3D games and do massively-parallel math. You don't typically expect integrated graphics processors to do those things, so that's why they're much smaller, and they don't get any littler... Read more...
TechTuber Roman "der8auer" Hartung has been enjoying a tour of the Intel OC Lab in Portland, Oregon. Luckily for us, he made a video on the jaunt and teased a selection of hardware – and software – which provides Intel’s bunny-suited boffins “so much more access than you can imagine.” The video starts with a look... Read more...
The purported tech specs of AMD’s A620 entry-level chipset for Ryzen 7000 series CPUs have been charted by Twitter leakster Chi11eddog. We all expected the step-down from B650 to be significant, but with the slashing of PCIe 5 support and removal of CPU overclocking functionality, AMD will have cut the feature set too... Read more...
NVIDIA’s refreshed GeForce RTX 3060 Ti model, with the spec boosted by the provision of faster GDDR6X memory chips, has appeared online in its first review. Polish tech site ITHardware got the scoop, after acquiring a KFA2 GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GDDR6X 1-Click OC model. However, in the extensive set of tests it has run... Read more...
If you follow hardware news, you likely recall the discovery that Intel's 12th generation Core processors, even the ones without the "K" suffix, could be overclocked on fancy motherboards that featured an external clock generator. Well, as it happens, despite the company bragging about it initially, that was... Read more...
One of the more peculiar statements to come out of a processor company last year was AMD's insistence that the Navi 31 GPU was "architected for 3GHz". As hardware enthusiasts will likely be aware, even the top-end Radeon RX 7900 XTX doesn't approach 3GHz most of the time. It can go well past that clock rate in some... Read more...
Gigabyte and its in-house overclocker, HiCookie, just set a new world record for the fastest DDR5 memory speed ever achieved. The official record to beat, as recognized by a validated HWBOT listing, now stands at 11,135MT/s, or 11,135MHz if you prefer the more common albeit technically incorrect way of listing the... Read more...
If you know what you're doing and are willing to put in the time and research, overclocking is still a great way to squeeze out some added horsepower for essentially a free performance boost. You also have to be a bit lucky in playing the silicon lottery. To that end, an exhaustive roundup of Intel's 13th Gen Core... Read more...
If you follow the competitive overclocking scene at all, you are probably familiar (at least in passing) with the name of Shamino. The legendary figure works at ASUS now, but he's still up to his old tricks. In fact, he just released the simply-named "Arc OC Tool", which fellow expert tuner Skatterbencher used to take... Read more...
If you're reading this website, you're probably familiar with MSI Afterburner, at least by name. It's one of the most popular GPU tweaking and tuning programs, so much so that hackers are willing to spoof the MSI website to fool unsuspecting gamers. However, its future is in limbo following the revelation that the... Read more...
Overclocker der8auer reckons "AMD is in BIG trouble," after completing a series of tests on a batch of Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards. Just before Christmas, we reported on AMD confirming it had started to investigate Radeon RX 7900 XTX and XT temperature spikes, or GPU/hotspot temperature deltas, but it looks like... Read more...
A production version of the liquid nitrogen (LN2) cooling pot which was instrumental in the recent headline-making 9GHz Intel Raptor Lake overclocking achievements is now up for pre-order. An ElmorLabs Volcano LN2 Container can be yours for $250, with shipping expected to start from January 5, 2023. It seems... Read more...
There is evidence that MSI is preparing to launch some next-gen mid-range motherboards that will facilitate overclocking with non-K suffixed Intel Core processors. Hardware leaker Chi11eddog spotted a couple of MSI MAG B760M Mortar Max Wi-Fi motherboards featuring Renesas RC26008 clock generators. With this generator... Read more...
The most popular virtual reality headset on the market—Meta's Quest 2—is getting a little bit faster, and that applies to current owners as well. That's because the speed boost doesn't come by way of a hardware revision. Instead, Meta is pushing out an update that allows developers to overclock the VR headset's GPU to... Read more...
An Intel Core i9-13900K has been nudged past 9GHz, to achieve a CPU clock speed world record. En-route, the current flagship Intel 13th Gen Core ‘Raptor Lake’ processor grabbed CPU performance world records in benchmarks like PiFast and SuperPi. Intel boasts that this is the second time since launch, just three months... Read more...
In due time, Intel will release its Core i9-13900KS Special Edition CPU to retail, and with it will come a 6GHz max turbo frequency out of the box. It's officially the world's first 6GHz consumer desktop CPU. That's all well and good, but if you don't want to wait and/or splurge on the upcoming flagship, you can try... Read more...
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...
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