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Intel Core i7-5775C ‘Broadwell’ overclocked to 5GHz with air cooling

A Chinese overclocker has managed to obtain an engineering sample of Intel Corp.’s Core i7-5775C central processing unit and overclock it to rather whopping 5GHz frequency using an air cooler. As it turns out, Intel’s “Broadwell Unlocked” chips can run at rather high clock-rates. Albertfu, a PC enthusiast from China, overclocked his …

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MSI OC Academy Sub-Zero Overclocking Event

We were in Cambridge over the weekend for MSI and TeamGB’s first OC Academy tour. In coordination with TeamGB overclockers and a number of sponsors, the OC Academy is designed to give enthusiasts a chance to benchmark a selection of hardware in order to promote involvement in the UK’s overclocking …

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EVGA GeForce GTX 980 hits 2.30GHz, sets new records

Nvidia Corp.’s code-named GM204 graphics processing unit has once again managed to set a new frequency record for graphics processing units. A well-known overclocker has succeeded in pushing the frequency of the GPU to 2.30GHz clock-rate, but could not eventually replicate the record because of high humidity. Steponz, a leading …

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Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E CPU Cooler Review

Today we are going to take a look at one of the latest coolers from Thermalright, the Silver Arrow IB-E. This is a sizable dual-tower air cooler which goes up against the best models from the likes of Noctua and Phanteks. Thermalright might not be the first brand that comes …

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Supermicro unveils X99 mainboard with optional USB 3.1 10Gb/s ports

Supermicro, a leading manufacturer of high-end mainboards for workstations and servers, has revealed its first motherboard based on Intel Corp.’s X99 core-logic. The new platform not only supports Intel’s latest Core i7 Extreme and Xeon processors and overclocking capabilities, but can be equipped with USB 3.1 ports with 10Gb/s bandwidth. …

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EVGA unveils GeForce GTX 980 K|NGP|N ACX 2.0+ graphics card

EVGA on Monday introduced what could be the world’s most powerful graphics card based on Nvidia Corp.’s GeForce GTX 980 graphics processing unit. The new graphics board is designed to deliver extraordinary overclockability. It is expected that the new graphics adapter will set multiple performance records. The product is currently …

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Asustek readies GeForce GTX 970 graphics card with 10-phase VRM

After Nvidia let all of its partners to develop their own designs for graphics cards based on its GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980 graphics processing units, the majority of manufacturers designed advanced printed-circuit boards for the latter and low-cost PCBs for the former. Asustek Computer decided to reverse …

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Gigabyte unveils X99 SOC Champion with redesigned LGA2011 socket

Gigabyte Technology has introduced a new Intel X99-based mainboard that is specifically designed for overclockers. The motherboard is not the most feature-rich X99 platform available, but when it comes to overclocking potential, the X99 SOC Champion could offer numerous breakthroughs thanks to redesigned LGA2011 socket with additional pins as well …

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EVGA readies new GeForce GTX 980 for extreme overclockers

Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido, a top professional overclocker that works with EVGA, has announced on his Facebook page that EVGA is working on a new GeForce GTX 980 for extreme overclockers. The novelty is expected to beat the current flagship product from the company, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified ACX …

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Asustek unveils small form-factor GeForce GTX 970 for mini-ITX PCs

Asustek Computer has unveiled its new small form-factor graphics card that fits into mini-ITX computer cases. The new Asus GeForce GTX 970 DC Mini sports advanced DirectCU cooling solution and is factory-overclocked. It is probable that the new graphics adapter is the world’s most powerful SFF graphics card. The Asus GeForce …

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Gigabyte reveals world’s first mATX Intel X99 mainboard for Core i7 ‘Haswell-E’ chips

Gigabyte Technology has unveiled the world’s first mATX mainboard based on the Intel X99 core-logic that is designed for Intel Core i7-5800/5900-series “Haswell-E” high-end desktop central processing units. The mainboard features premium capabilities and can enable compact form-factor systems with extreme levels of performance. The Gigabyte X99M-Gaming 5 motherboard is …

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Asustek readies GeForce GTX 980 graphics card with hybrid cooling

Asustek Computer is working on what could eventually become one of the highest-performing GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards on the planet. The forthcoming Asus Poseidon GTX 980 will feature a hybrid cooling system and proprietary design of printed-circuit board to enable unprecedented overclocking potential. The Asus ROG Poseidon GTX 980 …

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MSI X99S MPower: Intel ‘Haswell-E’ platform gets more affordable

MicroStar International this week rolled-out its fifth mainboard based on the Intel X99 core-logic set that is designed for Intel Corp.’s latest high-end desktop (HEDT) Core i7 “Haswel-E” central processing units. The new motherboard features premium components, overclocking capabilities and all the advantages the X99 has to offer. However, it …

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More world records broken at MSI MOA overclocking event

For the second time today we’ve seen an overclocking world record broken at the MSI MOA overclocking event. This time 8-Pack has managed to break 40,000 marks in 3DMark using the MSI X99S XPower AC motherboard. The new world record 3DMark Fire Strike score is 40052, with help from MSI’s …

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Champions crowned at MSI MOA overclocking event

It’s that time of year again folks, where MSI’s Master Overclocking Arena brings together some of the best overclockers in the world to see if they can push commercial hardware to complete benchmarks and produce raw numbers faster and higher than anyone else. Over a couple of  days of frantic …

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Eight-core Core i7-5960X overclocked to 6GHz+ with all cores active

Although Intel Corp. decided to set pretty moderate default clock-rate for its eight-core desktop chips aimed at performance enthusiasts, the new Core i7-5960X “Haswell-E” central processing units appear to be pretty good overclockers. Recently a German enthusiast managed to boost clock-rate of the new processor by two times from default …

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Intel Core i7-5960X ‘Haswell-E’ overclocked to 6253MHz

A well-known enthusiast has managed to overclock an engineering sample of the yet-unreleased Intel Core i7-5960X microprocessor code-named “Haswell-E” to rather whopping 6.25GHz. While it is hard to make conclusions regarding overclockability of Intel’s upcoming top-of-the-range chip, the early result still seems to be interesting. TaPaKaH, a well-known overclocker from …

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