Back in February we first reported on this. NVIDIA had disabled overclocking on their GTX 900M series mobile GPUs, this drew outrage from the gaming community. Under this pressure NVIDIA agreed to re-enable overclocking on these GPUs. Well it looks like NVIDIA has changed their mind again, it has reinstalled the overclocking block, or “clock-block” as the community is calling it in its R350 and R352 drivers.
The first Intel Broadwell Core i7-5775C has been spotted and aggressively overclocked as well. Remember the Broadwell desktop chips have a very low TDP of only 65W, which made many of us think that they had quite a lot of overclocking potential, which it turns out to be very true.
NVIDIA has upset many mobile gamers by disabling overclocking on their mobile GPUs in the GTX 900M series in a recent driver update. Under pressure from any angry users NVIDIA plans to revert this change and bring overclocking back to mobile GPUs.
G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is thrilled to announce a new record for fastest DDR4 memory frequency, set at 4355 MHz.
HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its HyperX Predator DDR4 memory was overclocked at 4351 MHz, the highest frequency among all DDR4 memory in the world. The mark was set by overclocker “Toppc” of MSI using one 4GB HyperX Predator 3333MHz DDR4 module on the new MSI X99S XPOWER AC motherboard. The valid CPU-Z screenshot can be found here. The video of the overclocking record can be found here.
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, is honored to announce that its XPG Z1 DDR4 3333 Gold Edition computer memory is able to clock up to 4255MHz CL17 when used with an ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme motherboard cooled with liquid nitrogen. This creates a new overclocking world record for production line DDR4 memory.
While there was not a whole lot of motherboard news to come out of CES this year, Gigabyte did have a brand new motherboard to show us. It was the X99-SOC Champion motherboard and it is specifically designed for overclockers.
Just a couple of weeks ago Nick Shih overclocked an Intel Core i7-5960X on the ASRock X99 OC Formula to 6620.73 MHz and now overclocker John Lam has set another record running the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) using the same combination that Nick ran giving him 2950 marks in the test.
The MSI X99S XPOWER AC, one of MSI’s new Intel X99 based OC motherboards, just obliterated the Cinebench R15 world record for the Intel Core i7 5960X processor by scoring a staggering 2314 points while all 8 cores were running at an amazing 5931.02 MHz clock speed, which is almost 200 MHz higher than any other X99 motherboard currently on the market.
If you are familiar with ASRock’s overclocking line you know their OC Formula boards. They have been released for both the Z87 and Z97 chipsets and now ASRock is set to release their X99 OC Formula motherboard for the upcoming X99 chipset.
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