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Smaller Technology Killing the Overclock…or is it?

Let’s face it. Smaller technology sometimes scares us overclockers! I see my behemoth tower that’s as tall as my desk from the floor, and I wonder if the day will come if that tower is much smaller. The truth is, that is a very real possibility, especially with much of this mobile and small form factor technology today. The plug to overclocking is being pulled so that the consumers are stuck with exactly what they got. But have no fear, Overclockers! G.Skill has come to our rescue by showing us that smaller tech doesn’t mean smaller tweaks. Today, G.Skill just announced that its Ripjaws SO-DIMM 2133 MHz DDR3 memory was overclocked to an astounding 2600 MHz! Even if those DIMMs where full size DDR3, that would be an impressive overclock, but this is laptop memory! If that wasn’t enough, this overclock was achieved in ASRock’s barebones system, the “M8.” We’re not talking about a wind tunnel here. We’re talking about a tiny flat box that’s barely thicker than a tablet! While I might be exaggerating the size a bit, the point is well made that even if form factors permanently get smaller, overclocking isn’t going anywhere. I don’t see my giant tower going anywhere either in all reality, but as long as manufacturers are willing to give us the option, we’ll be more than willing to find the best ways to get the most out of any hardware we get our hands on. If you still don’t believe me, just do a search for a liquid cooled raspberry pi! Written by Josh...



ASRock Gaming PC M8 receives 2013 Chicago GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Introduction In TAIPEI, Taiwan on January 23, 2014 ASRock’s Gaming PC M8 received the 2013 Chicago GOOD DESIGNTM AWARD. This is the most prestigious and oldest Design Award in the world. It is given out by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in conjunction with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. ASRock M8 won the award with its innovative and futuristic design of the M8.   The M8 has an aluminum exterior and inside the Case is a Z87 mini-ITX motherboard for portability and an efficient use of space. The functionality of this gaming PC lives up to its appearance. This case may contain any standard mini-ITX for future upgrades, and M8 is sold as a barebone system so that end users will have the freedom to choose their own components, such as swappable DDR3 DIMMs, and any standard PCIe x16 graphics card. It and also has 6 SATA3 ports for storage. Specifications Color Storm Black Material Steel Body / Aluminum + Plastic Dimension 372mm (W) x 123mm (H) x 400mm (L) Motherboard ASRock Z87-M8 CPU Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon® / Pentium® / Celeron® Processor Family Memory Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz, 2 x SO-DIMM slots, Max. up to 16GB VGA Supports 1 x Dual-slot Graphics Card* Optical Drive 1 x Slim Slot-in Super-Multi Drive Hard Disk Supports 3.5″HDD and 2.5″HDD WiFi + BT 2T2R WiFi 802.11 ac + BT v4.0 Front I/O 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x MIC, 1 x Headphone, 4-in-1 Card reader (SD3.0/MMC/...





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