Items tagged with Overclocking

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...
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...
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