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GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N Edition OC'd Past 2GHz
Jul 8, 2014 - in News
A new GPU overclocking record has been set.
New Memory Overclocking Record: 4.56 GHz
Jul 3, 2014 - in News
Gigabyte's overclocking team has managed to attain a new memory overclocking record, bringing a set of DDR3 memory up to a frequency of a staggering 4.56 GHz.
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2014: A Balanced High-End Build
Jun 26, 2014 - in Reviews
Competition tightens (along with pricing) as we respond to frequently-requested budget updates for $500, $1000, and $1500 machines. In response to other requests, we add an operating system to each machine. Can today’s cheaper PCs still perform well?
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2014: Our Enthusiast PC
Jun 25, 2014 - in Reviews
Faced with a more aggressive budget, we're dialing back our mainstream enthusiast PC's hardware, while trying to maintain aggressive performance in games, productivity, and content creation applications. This quarter's config goes heavy on value.
System Builder Marathon, Q2 2014: Our Budget Gaming PC
Jun 24, 2014 - in Reviews
This quarter's System Builder Marathon kicks off with some new rules inspired by feedback from you, our readers. Can Paul match the potency of last quarter's configuration at a lower price point, or does today's all-AMD PC struggle to keep up?
Asus Unlocks Overclocking on Non Z-Series Motherboards
Jun 18, 2014 - in News
Soon you'll be able to overclock your unlocked Intel Haswell or Haswell refresh CPU on a non Z-series motherboard.
Core i7-4790K Overclocked to 7003.38 MHz on ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Jun 18, 2014 - in News
Nick Shih has set a new overclocking record using an ASRock motherboard and an Intel CPU.
Intel Pentium G3258 CPU Review: Haswell, Unlocked, For $75
Jun 17, 2014 - in Reviews
It's a momentous occasion. Intel now offers an affordable dual-core Pentium with an unlocked multiplier based on its Haswell architecture. How well does it overclock? Can it beat AMD's potent little Athlon X4 750K? We run both through our benchmark suite.
Core i7-4790K Review: Devil's Canyon Tantalizes Enthusiasts
Jun 10, 2014 - in Reviews
Despite a clear performance advantage, Intel just doesn't seem like an enthusiast-friendly company. Certain elements in the organization want to change that perception, though. Devil's Canyon is meant to allay power users with more speed.
Intel Unlocked Anniversary Pentium CPU Available Soon
Jun 3, 2014 - in News
Soon we'll be seeing a new unlocked Pentium processor from Intel.
ASRock's Z97, Z97M Anniversary Mobos Accompany Unlocked Pentium
Jun 3, 2014 - in News
ASRock reveals two budget Z97 motherboards to accompany the launch of the unlocked Pentium processor from Intel.
Gigabyte Reaches DDR3-4500 In Live Demo
Jun 2, 2014 - in News
New boards and overclocking madness revealed at Computex 2014
Five Overclockable 32 GB DDR3 Kits, Reviewed
May 20, 2014 - in Reviews
Eight gigabytes per DIMM has become de rigueur for high-end builds, even though you get the best data rates and latencies from lower-density modules. We test five 32 GB products to see if it's still possible to squeeze out enthusiast-class performance.
First Overclocked R9 295X2 Surfaces Courtesy of Sapphire
Apr 25, 2014 - in News
Sapphire has slapped a very cute overclock onto its R9 295X2 graphics card.
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2014: The $750 Gaming PC
Mar 26, 2014 - in Reviews
After building two successful gaming-oriented configurations under $1000, rising prices force Paul to switch up the composition of his $750 machine. But can a compromise in processor performance be made up for by a faster GeForce GTX 770 graphics card?
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2014: Our New Enthusiast PC
Mar 25, 2014 - in Reviews
I wanted to see how a GeForce GTX 780 Ti and Core i7-4770K compare to last quarter's GeForce GTX 770 cards in SLI and Core i5-4670K. In addition, we updated our price/performance evaluation. So, this System Builder Marathon should be full of surprises!
System Builder Marathon, Q1 2014: The $2400 People’s Choice PC
Mar 24, 2014 - in Reviews
I built a sweet system last quarter with Radeon R9 290s. But based on your feedback, the highest-priced build for Q1 2014 integrates several alternative components. Can this new system do more things right than the configuration I parted out myself?
PowerColor LCS AXR9 290X: Water Makes Hawaii Comfortable
Mar 5, 2014 - in Reviews
AMD’s Radeon R9 290X is an incredibly powerful gaming card. Unfortunately, the company's cheap cooling solution results in inconsistent performance and excessive noise. PowerColor’s liquid-cooled LCS AXR9 290X is set to solve both issues with finesse.
Team Group and HKEPC Set New SuperPi Record
Feb 25, 2014 - in News
A new SuperPi 1M Record has been set!
Overclockers Breaks Records with Gigabyte's Z87X-OC
Jan 22, 2014 - in News
Gigabyte boasts of new records set using its motherboards
PowerColor Launches R9 290, 290X, PCS+ and LCS
Jan 13, 2014 - in News
Big air and slim water support PowerColor's R9 overclocks.
Gigabyte’s CES 2014 Overclocking Event: Enthusiasts In Vegas
Jan 10, 2014 - in Picture Story
Co-Sponsored by G.Skill, Enermax and Intel, Gigabyte’s CES 2014 O/C event pulled competitive overclockers away from the show, and hid some hardware surprises. What did you miss?
System Builder Marathon Q4 2013: System Value Compared
Dec 31, 2013 - in Reviews
This quarter's System Builder Marathon was downright chaotic. We reallocated our budgets to boost gaming performance, and watched as the prices on AMD's highest-end cards shot through the roof. When the dust settles, whose system offers the most value?
System Builder Marathon, Q4 2013: A $2400 PC That Costs $2700
Dec 30, 2013 - in Reviews
Thomas also suffers the impact of a run on AMD's graphics cards. His performance-oriented build purchased for $2400 now costs $2700 to replicate. Is it worth the extra cash, or are you better off stepping back to the parts he picked last quarter?
System Builder Marathon, Q4 2013: $1600 Enthusiast PC
Dec 27, 2013 - in Reviews
Don gets a slightly expanded budget and the command to target gaming performance. Based on his choices, he's the only one who doesn't get bit in the rear by AMD's pricing issues. Can he use this advantage to outmaneuver Paul's entry-level powerhouse?
System Builder Marathon, Q4 2013: $800 Gaming PC
Dec 26, 2013 - in Reviews
This quarter, Paul Henningsen asks for (and gets) a higher budget for better gaming performance. What he didn't expect was that AMD's graphics cards would shoot up in price, shattering the upper limit of his $800 ceiling. Can his system still compete?
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 2, 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.