overclocking

MSI GeForce GTX 680 offers easy Kepler overclocking

MSI GeForce GTX 680 offers easy Kepler overclocking

MSI has revealed its GeForce GTX 680 card, using NVIDIA's freshly announced Kepler 28nm GPU and pairing it with MSI's own Afterburner overclocking tool for squeezing out extra performance. The MSI card sticks closely to the NVIDIA reference design - no bad thing given the early reviews - but ramps up the ease of tweaking the card's default settings, so as to squeeze a little bit extra out.

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AMD A-Series unlocked APUs revealed plus new dual/quadcores

AMD A-Series unlocked APUs revealed plus new dual/quadcores

AMD has outed its latest A-Series desktop and notebook processors, with a thirteen-strong line-up of new dual- and quad-core Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). The new chips offer up to four x86 cores paired with up to 400 Radeon graphics cores, with dedicated HD video processing and AMD Steady Video, providing real-time smoothing and stabilization for jerky clips. Meanwhile, there are also the first ever unlocked APUs for overclocking enthusiasts.

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ORIGIN EON17-S overclocks Core i7 to 4.5GHz for gaming notebook

ORIGIN EON17-S overclocks Core i7 to 4.5GHz for gaming notebook

Intel always said its Sandy Bridge processors were capable of a lot, and gaming laptop manufacturer ORIGIN has taken them at their word with the massively-overclocked EON17-S. Running at up to 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost, the ORIGIN EON17-S pairs 2011 Core i5/i7 processors with B3 stepping motherboards and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M/GTX 485M graphics, to make the desktop-replacement you've always dreamed about.

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Alienware M14x and M18x official; M11x refreshed

Alienware M14x and M18x official; M11x refreshed

Dell has officially announced the Alienware M14x and Alienware M18x, as well as reworked the smallest gaming notebook it offers, the Alienware M11x. The new 14-inch M14x and 18.4-inch M18x each come with quadcore Intel Core i7 processors - overclocked from the factory in the case of the bigger machine - while the M11x shifts to Intel's 2011 Core i5 and Core i7 chips at 1.4GHz and 1.6GHz respectively.

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ASUS EAH6850/EAH6870 video cards overclock and over-cool AMD’s new Radeons

ASUS EAH6850/EAH6870 video cards overclock and over-cool AMD’s new Radeons

AMD's latest Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 GPUs are official, and ASUS has wasted no time slapping them into a couple of new video cards.  However, they've also taken a few liberties and made some tweaks of their own; the ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 and EAH6870/2DI2S/1GD5 cards are each overclocked out of the box, to 790MHz and 913MHz respectively, and they each get the company's Voltage Tweak tech which promises up to 50-percent performance boost over the AMD reference design.

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MAINGEAR SHIFT Super Stock custom gaming PC channels the hot-rod spirit

MAINGEAR SHIFT Super Stock custom gaming PC channels the hot-rod spirit

MAINGEAR has never exactly shied away from over-specifying its gaming PCs, but now the company is hoping to pull in some custom attention with their new Super Stock options.  Available on the MAINGEAR SHIFT, the new customizations will include overclocking the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor up to 4.5GHz, together with specifying a 3-way SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 array with a total of 4.5GB of GDDR5 video memory.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Extreme offers remote iPhone overclocking

ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Extreme offers remote iPhone overclocking

ASUS has made its Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard official, after teasing us with the new Republic of Gamers 'board back in May.  Designed for use with AMD's socket AM3 Phenom II, Athlon II or Sempron 100 series processors, the Crosshair IV Extreme has five PCI Express slots, Lucid HYDRALOGIX and - thanks to CrossLinx 3 - can pair up to four mixed NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards at any one time.

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CyberPower Announces Fang Series Evo Enhancements for Gaming PCs

CyberPower Announces Fang Series Evo Enhancements for Gaming PCs

When it comes to hardcore PC gamers, they know that they've got plenty of options out there to choose from. Manufacturers make a killing off offering the latest and greatest in the market. And, not to be out-done, CyberPower has announced today that they're introducing Fang Series Evo enhancements to their gaming PCs. Four different PCs are getting the upgrades, making them some of the most noteworthy gaming PCs out there right now.

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