Overclocking

  • First Looks: GIGABYTE G1-Killer Assassin (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard

    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.

  • be quiet! Unveils Dark Rock Pro Cooler

    German based Be Quiet! has announced the Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, aimed at overclocking enthusiasts.

  • Thortech announces Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt PLUS Series Gaming Performance PSUs

    Thortech has launched its all new Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt PLUS Series high efficiency gaming performance power supply units (PSU). The Thunderbolt PLUS Series is equipped with the patented innovative iPower Meter interactive PSU control panel which allows the user to control fan speed as well as monitor actual efficiency, wattage and temperature. The Thunderbolt and

  • NVIDIA pwns the gamer’s sweet spot with the GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU

    The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is the newest addition of NVIDIA’s ‘Fermi’ line of consumer GPUs that were designed to deliver stunning DirectX 11 performance for PC gaming platforms. The GeForce GTX 560 Ti brings a new level of DirectX 11 price / performance to the performance PC gaming market while maintaining super quiet acoustics

  • GALAXY GeForce GTX560 Ti White Edition: Albino Titano Pictorial

    See what our friends at GALAXY – from a not-too-distant galaxy – have brought us! Join us for an exclusive look at the GALAXY GeForce GTX560 Ti White Edition, in all its near-achromatic glory.

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Review: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II OC

    NVIDIA has finally unleashed the full potential of the GF114 GPU with all eight Streaming Multiprocessors enabled – in the form of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Clocked signifcantly faster than its predecessor, is this new kid on the block ready to take over?

  • VR-Zone Exclusive: Gainward GeForce GTX 580 Phantom 3072MB Review

    With a beefy radiator-like cooler and massive 3GB frame buffer, Gainward goes for the (over)kill with its new GeForce GTX 580 Phantom graphics card. Does its performance live up to its looks? VR-Zone.com finds out.

  • PowerColor announces dual mode setting in the HD6950

    PowerColor, a well known manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, has announced a dual setting design in its newest HD6950 design — the PowerColor PCS++ HD6950. This card features a dual BIOS setting, allowing a factory overclock of up to 880MHz on the core speed and 1250MHz on the memory speed, and more importantly, it will allow unlocking

  • ASUS showcases class-leading motherboard and notebook designs at CES 2011

    ASUS has announced a range of motherboards and notebooks supporting the new Intel Sandy Bridge platform. Enthusiasts can look forward to the P8P67 and P8H67 series of motherboards, which feature DIGI+ VRM, an ASUS-exclusive digital CPU voltage regulation technology. The company’s laptops, including the Republic of Gamers (ROG) series have also been refreshed and improved

  • Kingston introduces HyperX Genesis Special Edition Grey for Intel Sandy Bridge

    Kingston has announced the HyperX Genesis Special Edition Grey dual-channel 4GB DDR3 memory kits, designed for Intel’s newly launched Sandy Bridge platform. The Special Edition Grey will be available in 1600MHz and 2133MHz flavors initially.

  • Samsung develops industry’s first DDR4 DRAM, using 30nm class technology

    Samsung announced today that it has completed development of the industry’s first DDR4 DRAM module last month, using 30nm class process technology. The new DDR4 DRAM module can achieve data transfer rates of 2.133Gbps at 1.2V, compared to 1.35V and 1.5V DDR3 DRAM at an equivalent process technology.

  • GIGABYTE Announces “AMD Highest Clock (ever) Contest!”

    TAIPEI, Taiwan – January 3, 2011– GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today announced a new overclocking competition in conjunction with HWBOT.org called the “AMD Highest Clock (ever) Contest!”

  • 2-way and 3-way AMD CrossFire and NVIDIA SLI scaling on Intel Sandy Bridge

    What do you do if you have a pile of AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 and GTX 570 graphics cards? In this review / shootout, VR-Zone.com tests multi-GPU CrossFire and SLI scaling performance of the latest graphics cards on Intel’s new Core i7-2600K CPU and the ASUS Maximus

  • G.Skill launches RipjawsX 2300MHz CL7 memory and more for Intel Sandy Bridge

    G.Skill has launched a whole range of performance memory kits, dubbed RipjawsX for the new Intel Sandy Bridge platform. These memory modules are available in 1333MHz, 1600MHz, 1866MHz, 2133MHz, 2200MHz and 2300MHz flavors. Maximum memory capacity offered by this series is 16GB, on selected models only.

  • Win money and fame in MSI’s Futuremark 3DMark 11 competition!

    The 3DMark 11 competition held by Futuremark and the official sponsor partner of 3DMark 11, MSI will end in one week on 4th Jan 2011. The competition is hotly contested across the globe – submitted results are impressive, with more than over 108,000 qualified entries as of 20th December 2010.

  • MSI launches R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition

    MSI has launched the AMD Radeon HD 6850-based R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition graphics card. The R6850 Cyclone uses MSI’s Cyclone custom cooler, a 6+1 phase power circuitry, and offers triple over-voltage functionality. To ensure excellent overclockability, the R6850 Cyclone is equipped with MSI’s Military Class II materials, consisting of Hi-C tantalum capacitors, solid capacitors

  • Gainward announces GeForce GTX 570 Phantom

    With a stylish and eye-catching design, and a cooler with six heat pipes and triple 80mm fans that promises low temperatures and low noise levels, Gainward’s new GeForce GTX 570 Phantom is arguably one of the most attractive non-reference cards out there in the market. The card was officially announced earlier today; more details after

  • Gainward planning another non-reference card, the GeForce GTX 570 Phantom

    It appears that Gainward is not contented with having just one custom-built NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 card. The graphics card maker is now planning to release another non-reference product, the GeForce GTX 570 Phantom.

  • Corsair launches low voltage Dominator GT 2133MHz 4GB DDR3 1.5V kit

    Corsair has announced the launch of a new, highly overclocked, low voltage memory kit. This 4GB Dominator GT memory kit, implemented using a matched pair of 2GB DIMMs, is guaranteed to operate at 2133MHz, with latency settings of 9-11-9-27, and at a memory voltage of only 1.5V.

  • AMD Radeon HD 6970 and HD 6950 Review

    After unexpected delays (and plenty of rumors that soon followed), AMD’s Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950 finally see the light of day. The Cayman GPU brings a new VLIW4 core design that offers better efficiency and improved tessellation performance among others. AMD has positioned the HD 6970 as the superior enthusiast GPU, while