Overclocking

  • GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship 2010: Indonesia Qualifier

    VR-Zone.com makes a trip to Jakarta, to experience the joy of overclocking with the folks at the GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship 2010. Indonesia Qualifier coverage inside, and more!

  • NOX Releases TG1 Thermal Compound

    Nox Xtreme Products has launched its high-performance TG1 thermal compound.

  • COMPUTEX 2010: Casings, Power Supply Units and Cooling Roundup!

    COMPUTEX TAIPEI brings together a disproportionate number of casings, power supplies and cooling products. SilverStone TJ11? Beefy 105A single +12V rail? Dual layer HDT heatsinks from XIGMATEK?  See them all in this show report!

  • COMPUTEX 2010: Memory and Storage Roundup!

    Performance memory modules at a blazing 2600MHz, solid state drives with 512GB capacities, flash storage solutions, see them all at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010.

  • EVGA @ COMPUTEX 2010

    EVGA is well known for their extreme motherboards and strong graphics card lineup. We paid EVGA a visit at Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel to find out what they have in store for enthusiasts currently, as well as the near future.

  • COMPUTEX 2010: Motherboards & Graphics Cards Roundup!

    Long cards, short cards, big boards, small boards; see mainboards and graphics accelerators in all shapes and sizes at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010.

  • COMPUTEX 2010: Noctua and Coolink CPU Coolers

    We got to see a number of new products from Noctua; an alternative to the flagship NH-D14, a successor to the popular NH-C12P SE14, and a unique HTPC-oriented dual fan low-profile cooler. Also in this article are the Corator line of heatsinks from Coolink.

  • COMPUTEX 2010: GIGABYTE Technology Seminar

    VR-Zone.com finds itself back in TAIPEI 101, to attend the GIGABYTE Technology Seminar. Find out more about GIGABYTE mainboards, Unlocked Power, HotKey OC, Cloud OC, and 3x USB Power.

  • GIGABYTE Unlocks Monster Performance with Latest UD9 Motherboard

    Power is the key to unlocking “True” performance, and nowhere is this more evident than with the unique power delivery system specially designed and engineered for the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9. More of the press release inside.

  • Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship (GOOC) 2010 LN2 Session @ CDL

    The local wing of the Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship (GOOC) 2010 has drawn to a close over the last weekend. Here is the behind-the-scene story of GOOC 2010 Singapore overall winner, spyboy48.

  • Retail ASUS MATRIX 5870 PLATINUM – Exclusive First Look & Benchmark

    We’re glad to be amongst the first to unbox the ASUS MATRIX 5870 PLATINUM. Better still, we’ve even benchmarked the flow oven-fresh ASUS. Head in to find out more!

  • AMD 890FX chipset: ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme pictured

    The ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard, targeted at both hardcore gamers and extreme overclockers, has made an appearance. We received an email earlier from ASUS containing pictures of this AMD 890FX chipset based motherboard. In its haste to get ready for the camera, it seems to have forgotten about its heatsink. Catch more of the Crosshair

  • Non-reference and factory overclocked: First Looks at the GALAXY GeForce GTX 470 GC

    Custom-designed graphics cards often bring better thermals and overclocking prowess. GALAXY has taken up the challenge to manufacture the world’s first non-reference and factory overclocked NVIDIA Fermi card – the GALAXY GeForce GTX 470 GC. Head in to find out more about this unique-looking card. We have a sample in da house.

  • G.Skill launches 2000MHz CL7 DDR3 memory modules for AMD platform

    G.Skill has launched their latest high-performance part, the 2000MHz CL7-9-7-24 DDR3 1.65V 4GB (2GB x 2) dual channel memory kit, complete with Flare heatspreaders. Enthusiasts looking for extreme memory to pair with AMD’s latest 6-core processors would be excited to know that G.Skill has tested this kit on an AMD 890FX based setup. Press release and screenshot after

  • Win up to US$2000 in GIGABYTE AMD HD 5870 OC challenge only at HWBOT

    GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is holding an exciting competition on HWBOT. OC Guru is You, a global graphics card overclocking competition, is about to wrap up in seven days. There is still room for latecomers, so hurry up and seize the opportunity to win huge! More details in the press

  • GIGABYTE Prepares to Launch GO OC 2010

    GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce the 3rd annual GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship (GO OC) is about to launch. More of the press release inside.

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 Voltage Modifications

    The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 might not be the coolest running graphics accelerator around, but that doesn’t stop overclockers from attempting voltage modifications on it. Guide inside.

  • Team Group to announce Xtreem LV DDR3 2400MHz kit at CeBIT 2010

    Team Group will be announcing a limited edition Xtreem LV DDR3 2400MHz 4GB (2 x 2GB) kit at CeBIT 2010. This high performance memory kit is targeted at enthusiasts and extreme overclockers. A 24-hour factory test using the industry-approved Memtest software is performed on all these 2400MHz modules before they are shipped for retail. Full memory module

  • Thermalright Venomous X Review: The Return of the King?

    Being second isn’t a familiar position for cooling powerhouse Thermalright. They are back with their latest heatsink, the Venomous X. Would this be the return of the king? Or would Prolimatech continue to hold the cooling performance crown it managed to wrench from Thermalright?

  • MSI Radeon HD5870 “Lightning” Exposed

    Our friends at  techPowerUp! have picked up pictures of MSI’s HD5870 in “Lightning” guise, aimed squarely at overclockers. Redesigning graphics accelerators have become unpopular in recent days. Click to read more about what we identified after squinting hard at the pictures on the screen.