ASUS today announced that its H97, H87, B85 and H81 Series motherboards are able to overclock the latest Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition processor (G3258), 4th-generation Intel Core K Series (‘Haswell’) and new 4th-generation Intel Core K Series (‘Haswell Refresh’) processors.
ASRock Inc., one of global leading motherboard manufacturers keeps breaking new world records! Last week, we just saw two new world records of 7181.23 MHz and 1601 marks in Intel XTU achieved by John Lam, an overclocker from HKEPC OC with ASRock Z97 OC Formula motherboard and Intel Core i7-4770K CPU. Today, the legendary overclocker Nick Shih also has reached an incredible 7003.38 MHz with ASRock Z97 OC Formula and the latest Intel “Devil’s Canyon” unlocked 4th Gen Core i7-4790K CPU, ranking the top 1 at HWBOT.org!
If you are an extreme overclocker Gigabyte has got you covered with their SuperOverclock VRM GPU boards that they were showing off at Computex 2014 this week. These auxiliary VRM boards are of course aimed solely at professional overclockers.
ASRock has announced its FM2 A10 OC Competition by HWBOT, which is a website committed to the display of achievements in the field of overclocking. The competition will look into two benchmarks of the performances of CPU-Z and the 3DMark11 and the competing brands will try to score the highest numbers in those two fields for HWBOT. The competitors entering into this competition, which is expected to start from the 23rd of this month, will have the motherboards of ASRock FM2 or FM2+ series and the AMD A10 series APUs. The FM2+ series are equipped with the latest chipset from AMD; the A88X.
Five overclocking world records were broken by the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage IV Black Edition. ASUS, the leading multinational of computer hardware and other electronics, hosted an event in San Francisco along with Corsair and Intel where the Rampage IV black Edition was paired with other high end components and was given the highest scores in five different areas.
Intel seems to be making quite a mark on overclocking and its efforts to further enhance the performance of its parts are no longer in shade with its plans to introduce the SSD Overclocking feature. This technologically sophisticated feature which will allow users to overclock their SSDs will not only be available on the Ivy Brigde-E but also on all other desktops from Intel. The feature is being integrated with the corporation of the Intel XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility) which is the software application that allows users to share and find overclock settings from other users and fine tune the Intel K processor.
The Overclocking Knights have set a new overclocking record with the Intel Core i7-4770K retail processor. They overclocked the processor all the way up to 7068.52 MHz using the MSI Z87 XPOWER motherboard, which is MSI’s top of the line overclocking motherboard.
A Finnish group of overclockers called “The Stilt” have scored a world record overclock using AMD’s newest Richland architecture-based A10-6800K APU and ASUS’s F2A85-V Pro motherboard. Back in June the same overclocking group managed to score 8000.48 MHz with a bus clock of 126.99 MHz applying 2.008 volts to the CPU. The new world record set by the same group is 8203.01 MHz with a bus clock of 126.99 MHz, multiplier set at 63x and susprisingly a lower voltage of 1.968 volts applied to the CPU.
Intel does not seem to happy about motherboard manufactures finding a way around their restriction and is said to be releasing a firmware update for their H87/B85 motherboard chipsets. This firmware update would actively block the Non-Z OC feature from various manufacturers.
Jan 30, 2015 0