Overclocking is more popular than ever, but the fun is not just limited to boosting your CPU's speed - your GPU can be overclocked too. We tell you why and how to do it.
We've built and tested our low-, mid- and higher-cost systems at standard and overclocked speeds. Now we're ready to compare their performance, price, and value.
We already compared performance per watt over four generations of Intel CPUs. Now we compare AMD's Sempron, Athlon and Phenom CPUs to see if efficiency has increased over time on the AMD side.
Chaintech, Corsair, Crucial, Kingston and Supertalent battle at the DDR3-1600 and DDR3-1800 summits. Which premium memory product comes out on top?
We added a new interactive charts page that allows you to compare most of Intel's mobile Core 2 Duo processors. The results can also be contrasted to those of our desktop CPU charts.
AMD promised that Phenom could be operated in most socket AM2 motherboards. We tried running the new quad core on ten different products - and failed with most of them.
We've already seen how Intel's latest quad core CPU can easily push 4.0 GHz on air cooling, but how far will liquid cooling take it?
While graphics drivers and third-party utilities allow you to overclock your graphics card's GPU and memory, pixel shader clock speeds can only be increased through the card's BIOS.
We compare ATI HD 2900 and 2600 cards from MSI and HIS with Nvidia 8600 cards from MSI and Colorful. Can you guess the winners?
When overclocking, are there significant advantages to using quad-core instead of dual-core CPUs? We do extensive testing using Intel's E6750 and Q6600 processors.
We look at what components make an ideal budget overclocker's system. With a few bucks and some guts, you too can have a low-cost rig that runs with the big boys.
The "High-End" build from our first System Builder Marathon is ready to show its overclocking stuff. We show you the results and present our overclocking recipe.
AMD's new sub-$100 low-power (45 W) dual core processor defines a new segment in the efficient desktop computing market. How does it compare to Intel's $100 Pentium Dual Core 2160?
Intel's P35 Express chipset represents next-generation processor and memory compatibility. While other media outlets consider the "DDR2 v DDR3" debate...
The 650i SLI chipset is Nvidia's solution for buyers who want SLI on the cheap. We benchmark a bunch of 650i boards against the high-priced 680i SLI reference mobo.