The Radeon HD 6800 Series is the first of AMD’s second-generation DirectX 11 graphics cards to be released. We have with us the Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 from ASUS and XFX. How do they fare against the HD 5850, HD 5870 and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 460?
Notice that the GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 becomes a better CPU overclocking platform when Load Line Calibration is disabled? We investigate why, and show you how to maximise your overclocks with a simple modification, or two.
The Palit GeForce GTS 450 Low Profile Edition 1GB graphics card is a hot contender for HTPC builds, with support for DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD bitstreaming over HDMI. Lacklustre performance is often associated with half-height cards; will the Palit dispel such perceptions? Check it out in VR-Zone.com‘s exclusive!
15 competitors from 13 different countries duke it out to be crowned World GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Champion at the GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship 2010: World Wide Finals in Taipei, Taiwan on 25 September 2010. Head right in for a dose of extreme overclocking and liquid nitrogen!
The GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship 2010: World Wide Finals will be held on 25 September 2010, at Huashan Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan. VR-Zone.com is at the competition venue to bring our dear readers a sneak peek!
The K10-based Deneb lives on with AMD’s introduction of the new Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition quad core processor, clocked at an impressive 3.5GHz. With its operating frequency and competitive pricing, AMD is gunning for the mainstream performance crown. Join us as we find out if the X4 970 BE has what it takes
Guess this is what most people are waiting for: a sneak preview of Cougar Point motherboards for Sandy Bridge processors. GIGABYTE has showcased their next generation Intel P67 Express chipset motherboards, the P67A-UD5 and P67A-UD7 at the Intel Developer Forum 2010. Looks like GIGABYTE has dropped its trademark blue for a cool jet black color
NVIDIA has released its mainstream DirectX 11 GPU based on the GF106 chipset – GeForce GTS 450. Using an ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCU graphics card, VR-Zone.com takes a look at how the GeForce GTS 450 stacks up against the ATI Radeon HD 5750, and the Radeon HD 5770.
ASUS has a new overclocking and tweaking utility for those with Apple iPhones or iPads. Dubbed the ROG iDirect, this application enables you to monitor your machine and adjust overclocking parameters in real time. Now available on the Apple App Store.
The folks over at ARCTIC have just released their next thermal compound, the ARCTIC MX-4. The MX-2 and MX-3 were very impressive in terms of thermal conductivity, although some found the MX-3 a little hard to apply. The ARCTIC MX-4 looks to better the award-winning MX series’ cooling performance, as well as improve the ease
Clocking in at 930MHz and 2000MHz (4000MHz effective) for graphics core and memory respectively, the factory-overclocked Gainward GeForce GTS 450 Golden Sample ‘Goes Like Hell’ is the fastest GeForce GTS 450 product in the market. It also sports a custom heatsink, dubbed the Grand-Prix Heat-pipes Hybrid Cooler.
Factory-overclocked to 800MHz, the Palit GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum 1GB is easily one of the fastest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 cards around, straight out of the box. How does it fair against its older brother the GeForce GTX 465, and the higher-rated ATI Radeon HD 5850?
Wider yet slimmer, will the successor to the highly popular Megahalems be able to pull an upset over Thermalright again? Will 140mm cooling reign supreme over 120mm?
ASUS Republic of Gamers has launched the Rampage III Formula motherboard. Earlier on, ASUS had provided the media with a first look at the board. The Rampage III Formula uses Intel’s X58 Express chipset. It supports the Intel LGA 1366 family of processors, right up to the flagship six-core Core i7-980X Extreme Edition. Other bells and
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has introduced the Black Series P55H-AK motherboard based on the Intel P55 Express chipset, for Intel LGA 1156 processors. Targeted at hardcore gamers, the black-and-white themed P55H-AK boasts a special overclocking interface, a whole slew of features including eSATA 6Gbps, and even the NVIDIA NF200 chipset.
Club3D has announced the GeForce GTX 460 Overclocked Edition 768MB GDDR5. It features a custom heatsink design, and is clocked at 750MHz and 3800MHz for core and memory frequencies respectively.
The Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition has been AMD’s fastest quad core CPU for almost exactly one year now. Though a new C3 revision was introduced in November 2009, AMD’s Phenom II X4 line-up has remained largely unchanged, as other products have been regularly refreshed. The Phenom II X4 960T – Thuban (X6) with
Spire Corp has released the Slimod 282 VGA cooler. The Slimod 282 uses the heatpipe direct touch design and two large fans for efficient cooling, yet keeping noise levels down. More details from the Press Release.
Hot on the heels of the Rampage III Extreme and Rampage III GENE, ROG has a new option for Intel X58 performance seekers – the brand new Rampage III Formula motherboard, which comes with all the bells and whistles you expect from a top notch gaming and overclocking board. Head in for more details on
Besides the new ROG motherboard, the Rampage III Formula, ASUS has also announced the SABERTOOTH X58. The SABERTOOTH X58 joins its P55 counterpart in the SABERTOOTH series, a ruggedized motherboard lineup providing uncompromised durability and the utmost reliability to users who demand 24/7, high-intensity usage.