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Intel to release ‘Broadwell’ CPUs with unlocked multiplier in mid-May

Intel Corp. plans to release its long-awaited Core i5 and Core i7 “Broadwell” microprocessors with unlocked multiplier for desktops in the middle of May, according to a slide from the company’s presentation. While the chips will “officially” support overclocking, they may not necessarily get popular among enthusiasts. Intel intends to …

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Chillblast Fusion Barbarian Gaming PC Review

Combining the market’s current bang-for-the-buck kings, Chillblast builds its Fusion Barbarian gaming system around the Devil’s Canyon Core i5 4690K processor and Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming GTX 970 graphics card. Backing up the powerful frame-rate generators are 16GB of DDR3 memory and a 120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. How does the …

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Overclockers UK introduces Renda frequency enhanced workstations

Professional graphics workstations are aimed at creative professionals who are supposed to generate beautiful visuals and inspiring designs. Ironically, virtually all workstations lack any creative touch themselves, whether it is about style or enhancements in terms of performance. Overclockers UK decided to change that with Renda family of workstations. The …

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Asus reveals new Z97-Pro Gamer motherboard

Asus is set to launch a new Z97 motherboard in Europe, the Z97-Pro Gamer, built with all of the gaming necessities at a fairly affordable price point. The motherboard will come with a handful of ROG series features such as the Asus Sonic Radar II overlay and Supreme FX audio. …

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Intel finds erratum in Haswell and Broadwell chips, disables TSX instructions

One of the features of Intel Corp.’s Haswell micro-architecture (and Broadwell micro-architecture) were transactional synchronization extensions (TSX), which could significantly boost performance in multi-threaded applications that take advantage of them. As it appears, usage of the technology leads to unpredictable PC behaviour due to an erratum. As a result, Intel …

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Production version of Pentium G3258 overclocked to 6.7GHz

Intel Corp.’s Pentium G3258 “anniversary edition” central processing unit promises to become a hit among overclockers in budget. Unfortunately, so far only engineering samples of such chips have demonstrated extreme clock-rates. Nonetheless, a South Korean enthusiast has managed to prove that production versions of the chip are also capable of …

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Apple quietly refreshes Retina Macbook Pro lineup

Earlier today the Apple Store went down for a few minutes, which is usually a telltale sign that the company is about to update a product lineup. Once the Apple Store came back online we were greeted with upgraded Retina Macbook Pro’s featuring updated Intel CPU’s and more RAM. The …

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Intel Core i7 4790K Devil’s Canyon Review (inc. Overclocking)

Our review of the new Intel Core i7 4790K. It has been some time coming even though we have had an Intel sample for some time now. We wanted to take our time and not only review the processor but create a little overclocking guide for our readers buying one. We found a lot of interesting things - including some processor degradation when we pushed it too hard, for too long. All things considered Is this the processor you want to consider for your next system? What about Intel's new Intel’s NGPTIM? How does it overclock? How is power consumption? How does it rate beside the 4770K?

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AMD readies new FX processor with bundled liquid-cooling

Advanced Micro Devices plans to release another FX-series desktop microprocessor that will come bundled with closed-loop liquid cooling system, the firm said this week. The company did not unveil any details about the upcoming chip, but demonstrated its packaging and said that it will be available soon. Roy Taylor, vice …

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Intel Core i7-4790K overclocked to 4.50GHz with passive cooling

Earlier this week Intel Corp.’s Core i7-4790K “Devil’s Canyon” central processing units already demonstrated their impressive overclocking potential when overclocked by professionals with advanced cooling systems. As it turns out, the chip can work in overclocked state at 4.50GHz even with passive cooling. At the Computex Taipei trade-show this week Intel …

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Intel’s ‘Devil’s Canyon’ chips can work on previous-gen mainboards

Although it was initially believed that Intel Corp.’s Core i-series processors code-named “Devil’s Canyon” (DC) would exclusively work on mainboards based on the Intel 9-series chipsets, it is now evident that the chips are compatible with numerous previous-generation motherboards that are powered by the 8-series core-logic sets. However, a BIOS …

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Intel further boosts default clock-rate of the Core i7-4790K

Intel Corp.’s Core i7-4790K was expected to be the chipmaker’s first desktop central processing unit with 4.0GHz clock-rate. For some reason, the company decided to make a last-minute change of the product’s specifications in a bid to make it even faster. As it appears, the final default clock-rate of the …

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Specifications of Intel Pentium ‘20th anniversary edition’ revealed

As reported earlier this year, Intel Corp.’s highly-anticipated code-named “Devil’s Canyon” family of chips designed for overclockers consists of three microprocessors: a Core i7, a Core i5 and a Pentium. The latter was named the Pentium “anniversary edition”, but its specifications remained a complete mystery until today. Chinese version of …

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Intel officially rolls-out Z97 and H97 chipsets

Intel Corp. has officially unveiled its latest core-logic sets for desktop computers, the Z97 and H97. The new chips support all existing microprocessors in LGA1150 packaging that belong to the Haswell and Haswell Refresh families as well as the upcoming code-named Broadwell central processing units. The fresh platforms do not …

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