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GeForce GTX 780 Ti Overclocked to 1.9 GHz by K|NGP|N
Dec 9, 2013 - in News
EVGA's GTX 780 Ti classified K|NGP|N edition has been overclocked to a whopping 1.9 GHz. LN2 was harmed in the process.
Corsair Intros its Vengeance Airflow Memory Coolers
Dec 9, 2013 - in News
Cool your Vengeance Pro memories with Corsair's new Vengeance Airflow memory coolers.
Report: EVGA Making GTX 780 Ti Kingpin for Overclockers
Dec 2, 2013 - in News
EVGA's GTX 780 Ti Kingpin Edition is rumored to launch soon.
In Pictures: MSI's Master Overclocking Arena 2013 Finals
Nov 1, 2013 - in Picture Story
MSI held its Master Overclocking Arena Finals event in Taiwan, and the Tom's Hardware community was there to catch all the action. Follow along as we introduce some of the world's best overclockers and follow their efforts to break some records.
ASRock M8 Mini-ITX Barebones Gaming PC Review
Oct 24, 2013 - in Reviews
Some of us love compact gaming builds, but the best of these have always been pre-configured into custom enclosures. Is ASRock’s M8 the perfect open-architecture alternative? We load this $550 barebones up with hardware and test its mettle.
Ukraine's T0lsty Wins the 2013 MSI MOA Grand Finals
Oct 23, 2013 - in News
MSI has announced the winners of its 2013 MOA event, and on top of the list is Ukraine's T0lsty!
Thermal Paste Comparison, Part One: Applying Grease And More
Oct 10, 2013 - in Reviews
If you find yourself fighting a stubbornly-low overclock, there's a chance that your thermal solution isn't working as effectively as it should. We're testing a number of thermal pastes that might help. But first, let's go over the basics of CPU cooling.
MSI Launches MOA 2013 Champion Prediction Contest
Sep 27, 2013 - in News
Up for grabs in this year's MSI MOA Champion Prediction Contest are a MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX motherboard and a host of other prizes from Cooler Master, Corsair and Plextor.
System Builder Marathon, Q3 2013: $350 Bonus Entry-Level PC
Sep 26, 2013 - in Reviews
Last quarter's bonus build was a $400 mini-ITX-based gaming rig, designed to be about the same size as a new console. This time around, we're slashing the budget even more to see if we can build a viable general-purpose PC for about $350 using an APU.
System Builder Marathon: Performance And Value Compared
Sep 25, 2013 - in Reviews
Can a PC that costs twice as much offer two times the performance? We compare our $650, $1300, and $2600 machines across the Tom's Hardware benchmark suite in order to find out. There's even a new test introduced to better-reflect our storage results.
System Builder Marathon, Q3 2013: $2550 Performance PC
Sep 24, 2013 - in Reviews
Last quarter, we managed to squeeze amazing performance from a $2500 box based on mini-ITX. How much more performance can we get for similar money if we get back to the world of ATX enclosures? How about a little Sandy Bridge-E and three-way SLI?
System Builder Marathon, Q3 2013: $1300 Enthusiast PC
Sep 23, 2013 - in Reviews
With access to new components like the Haswell-based Core i5-4670K and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 770, we're confident that we can build a $1300 enthusiast-class system that beats last quarter's. How does the previous mini-ITX PC stand up to this new hardware?
System Builder Marathon, Q3 2013: $650 Gaming PC
Sep 22, 2013 - in Reviews
This quarter, Paul Henningsen gives AMD's FX-6300 its chance to shine in our least-expensive configuration. He manages to fit in a GeForce GTX 760 graphics card and 8 GB of memory. The result is quite capable, as you'll see from our benchmark results.
MSI Officially Launches GeForce GTX 780 Lightning Card
Aug 30, 2013 - in News
After quite a bit of time of rumors, leaks, and more, MSI's GTX 780 Lightning is finally launched.
EVGA Introduces Dual-BIOS Graphics Cards
Aug 22, 2013 - in News
EVGA has announced the arrival of Dual-BIOS graphics cards, and given us a list of SKUs with the feature.
AMD's Piledriver And K10 CPU Architectures Face Off
Aug 18, 2013 - in Reviews
Vishera, Deneb, Trinity, and Propus are code names for some of AMD's most value-oriented processor configurations from the past couple of generations. We get our hands on several models to compare in productivity, content creation, and gaming workloads.
MSI Reveals GeForce GTX 760 HAWK Edition Graphics Card
Aug 9, 2013 - in News
MSI has released yet another GTX 760 graphics card.
Apacer Unveils its Ares DDR3-3000 Memory
Aug 4, 2013 - in News
Apacer’s Ares series of overclocking memory aims to bring “overclocking techniques to a new level” and offer “excellent computing efficiency to audio / video workers.”
Intel Responds to Overclocking on Non-Z Series Motherboards
Jul 29, 2013 - in News
Intel is placing the “final touches” on a CPU microcode update that will be removing “Non-Z OC” capabilities on Intel Bxx and Hxx motherboards.
AMD A10-6800K APU Overclocked to Record Breaking 8.2GHz
Jul 26, 2013 - in News
Finnish Overclocker “The Stilt” has overclocked AMD’s A10-6800K APU to 8203.34 MHz using an Asus F2A85-V motherboard and liquid nitrogen cooling.
14 Of The Most Legendary Overclocking-Friendly CPUs
Jul 18, 2013 - in Picture Story
This summer we're beating the heat by waxing nostalgic about some of history's favorite overclocking-friendly CPUs. Grab your beverage of choice and follow along as we start back in 1989. Then, pass along your fond memories in the comments section.
Asus Also Announces Non-Z Overclocking on 8-Series Mobos
Jul 16, 2013 - in News
Asus joins ASRock, Biostar, ECS and Gigabyte with Haswell CPU overclocking on non-Z 8-Series motherboards.
Gigabyte and Biostar Also Announce Overclocking on H87 and B85 Motherboards
Jul 12, 2013 - in News
Gigabyte and Biostar have announced overclocking features on non-Z series motherboards.
ASRock and ECS Announce Overclocking on H87, B85 Mobos
Jul 9, 2013 - in News
ASRock and ECS have announced overclocking capabilities on select H87 and B85 motherboards, something that was previously thought impossible for Non-Z series motherboards.
Intel's Core i7-4960X Exposed: CPU Die Soldered to the IHS
Jul 1, 2013 - in News
A tweaker from the Coolaler forums has de-lidded an i7-4960X and noted that the CPU die is soldered to the IHS.
The Stilt Improves SuperPI Performance on AMD Systems
Jun 28, 2013 - in News
Overclocker "The Stilt" from Finland has managed to optimize SuperPI performance on AMD systems, and all you need to replicate the results are the patch and some liquid nitrogen.
Bug In Intel H87 Chipset Allows Ratio-Based Overclocking
Jun 26, 2013 - in News
Intel's Z87 Express is supposed to be the only LGA 1150 enthusiast-oriented platform. But it looks like another, less expensive chipset might facilitate overclocking in a way the company didn't intend.
World Record: Galaxy GTX 780 HOF Overclocked to 1.85 GHz
Jun 26, 2013 - in News
The GTX 780 has been overclocked, and has set a world record for single-GPU performance.
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: System Value Compared
Jun 25, 2013 - in Reviews
Our top three builders struggled to fit big performance into three tiny ITX-based platforms at three budget levels. Will the more expensive machines once again justify their higher prices through dramatically-improved performance? Read on for more.
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2013: $2500 Performance PC
Jun 23, 2013 - in Reviews
Can a bigger budget help this quarter's tiny PC beat my previous performance monster? Is it any more attractive than some of the mini-ITX-based platforms from the boutique builders? I'll answer that first question for you, and you answer the second.