For competitive overclockers participating in the MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 Asia Pacific Final, today marks the day of reckoning – where 12 teams vie for four top spots – in order to advance to the next level in this cruel battle called "Operation: Jakarta."
VR-Zone.com finds itself in Jakarta, Indonesia, with overclockers from a dozen different nations for company. See what kind of minefield MSI has laid out for them, even before the battle begins!
ASUS and VR-Zone held an online overclocking competition 'ASUS Overclocking Showdown' from May 28 to June 30 last month. Participant with the highest accumulated points will win the ASUS DirectCU II GTX 580 graphics card. Second place will walk away with ASUS DirectCU II HD 6970 graphics card as well. After a gruelling 25 days
This weekend, VR-Zone.com takes a quick look at one of Corsair's Vengeance dual-channel DDR3 memory kits, the CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9.
At VR-Zone, we continuously strive to provide you with product reviews of the highest quality. To enable us to test the thermal performance of computer casings in a consistent and repeatable manner, we have designed and built the Integrated Casing Torture Test. This test platform simulates the heat load produced by actual systems and allows
Having just a fast processor isn't really enough these days; a high-speed memory kit can provide quite a bit of performance boost to your bandwidth-hungry Intel 'Sandy Bridge' platform gaming rig. VR-Zone.com finds out how much an improvement there can be with the F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM kit from G.Skill. Overclocking included.
In yet another battle of GPUs, the red camp has sent their formidable Radeon HD 6990 to compete against NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 590. Focusing on the performance of HD 6990, VR-Zone puts the HD 6990 up against a GTX 590 and a full-fledged GTX 580 SLI setup. Your question of "which is really the best
MSI's new HAWK series of graphics cards has received universal acclaim from both the media and overclocking aficionados. The HAWK series not only has top-notch specifications but also comes with a number of MSI-exclusive performance-enhancing features. Using the latest MSI R6870 HAWK, overclocking guru THC from the Danish ODOC team achieved a jaw-dropping GPU frequency
MSI has unveiled its two flagship graphics cards, the N580GTX Lightning and the R6970 Lightning, based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 and AMD Radeon HD 6970 respectively. These cards are specifically designed to handle extreme overclocking under the hands of world-renowed overclockers and enthusiasts. The N580GTX Lightning can break the 1GHz core clock barrier easily on
ASUS has announced the release of the industry's first AM3+ CPU enabled motherboard solution based on the existing AMD 8-Series chipsets. Current owners of an AM3-based board can make their AMD 8-Series motherboards compatible with the latest AM3+ CPUs with a simple BIOS update from the official ASUS website.
G.Skill has announced its latest Sniper series designed specifically for PC gamers and modding enthusiasts. Extensive compatibility tests have been conducted on a wide range of Intel and AMD platforms, which guarantee the best performance, quality and reliability. The Sniper series is available in dual-channel and triple-channel kits, up to 24GB.
Kingston has announced the HyperX T1 Black triple-channel memory kits, which are designed to meet the performance requirements of the new Intel Core i7-990X Processor Extreme Edition and Intel X58 Express-based motherboards. Furthermore, the black heatsinks complements black-themed motherboards, such as the ASUS Rampage III and GIGABYTE G1-Killer series. The HyperX T1 Black will be
MSI has launched the R6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition graphics card, featuring AMD's Radeon HD 6950 GPU. The new R6950 features MSI's latest Twin Frozr III dual fan thermal solution, 6+2 phase power delivery and triple over-voltage support for extreme overclocking.
We've gotten some rough performance numbers of the upcoming GeForce GTX 550 Ti in Futuremark's 3DMark 11 and Lost Planet 2. Is it as fast as it is rumored to be?
ASUS has unveiled a number of new ROG gaming products at CeBIT 2011. These include the G74Sx gaming laptop, the Rampage III Black Edition motherboard and MATRIX GTX 580 graphics cards for enthusiasts, VG278H 3D monitor, RT-N66U high performance dual-band wireless router, and the Vulcan-ANC gaming headset.
After months of being in beta status, MSI Afterburner 2.1.0 has been finalized and is now available for download. The new version supports the latest graphics cards, including the NVIDIA GeForce 500 Series and AMD Radeon HD 6000 Series.
The folks at GIGABYTE have released a set of pictures showcasing their upcoming Intel X58 Express chipset-based overclocking motherboard, the GA-X58A-OC. There are quite a number of cool features on the board, so we shall take a quick look at them. Join us!
At VR-Zone.com, we continuously strive to provide you with the highest quality and most accurate product reviews. Thoroughly and accurately testing a power supply is a complicated matter, not only because the testing has to be done in a controlled environment and with full control over the power load but also because laboratory grade instruments
At VR-Zone.com, we continuously strive to provide you with the highest quality and most accurate product reviews. You can certainly test a cooler by installing it on a CPU or a GPU, yet this is not a very professional method for various reasons. The differences between the processors, the rather inaccurate motherboard readings and the
With killer looks and killer features including the Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100 and true Creative X-Fi audio onboard, GIGABYTE is set on killing the competition with its new G1-Killer Assassin motherboard. In this preview, VR-Zone.com checks out the latest addition to the company's Intel X58 Express motherboard line-up.