Posts Tagged ‘overclocking’
AMD had officially stated that if you use any CPU cooler other than their included ones, you will void your Ryzen processor warranty completely. However, they quickly updated their page and now shows that aftermarket coolers, if properly used and installed, will not void a warranty. Whew!
The release and reviews of the Ryzen 2000 series has been an up and down day. At first I was excited, then I felt like overclocking was going to be gone, then I had an epiphany. AMD probably revolutionized the way overclockers benefit from it!
CLCs are overwhelming used for CPUs, but what if they are better suited for GPUs? The Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 proves it has excellent ability to keep temperatures low during intensive gaming sessions, at minimal noise as well. What it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for by far in price.
The overclocking results are in and the Ryzen 2700X is both amazing and awful at the same time. AMD is making it easier than it's ever been for everyone to overclock, but manual overclocking is basically pointless on 2nd gen Ryzen. It's a tough day to be in the news!
A story came out claiming a Ryzen 2700X was overclocked to 4.35 GHz. On further investigation, the real number was 4.19 GHz. Could AMD have a let down on their hands when it comes to overclocking? Don't make that call just yet since the motherboard in question is a huge factor.
Determining the VRM count for X370 boards is a bit complicated. Sometimes, more of them are dedicated to the SOC, limiting the amount for the CPU cores. After some digging and questioning, we found out how many VRMs are dedicated to the CPU cores on the MSI X370 Gaming M7 ACK.
Patriot has aggressively styled heat spreaders and LED lighting, making their RAM kits attractive. However, it's the overclocking potential of the Viper LED DDR4 that really shines. They only come in RED or White LED, but we're hoping for RGB in the future.
Aida64 v5.95 is released to help fix bugs and improve performance. This includes new support for the creator's update of Windows 10, new X299, X399 and Z370 support, and support for the GTX 1070 Ti. Read the release notes for the full details.
PureOC will always recommend building your own computer, but we understand that isn't for everyone. iBuyPower does an excellent job selling pre-built custom PCs and we really enjoyed getting a chance to review the Element. Besides, we couldn't say no to the chance to try an Intel i7-7900X and Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti!
FSP is new to CPU coolers, but they did a pretty impressive job. The Windale 6 looks great and it has pretty stellar cooling performance. Where it falls behind a bit is in its install process. The rubber mounts are good for vibration, but difficult to mount the fan with.
Enermax brings an excellent design to the reservoir scene with the NEOChanger. The quality and performance would make any custom liquid cooling loop proud, but the RGB lighting is a great addition as well. If you want a reservoir and pump combo, Enermax is a great place to start.
Bringing easy liquid cooling a graphics card is a great idea. The NZXT G12 bracket isn't quite as easy as installing a CLC to a CPU, but it's certainly easier than building a custom cooling loop. The long flat design of air coolers hinders their performance, which is why the NZXT Kraken G12 can perform exponentially.
Nvidia started by making an excellent performing GPU with the GTX 1060. MSI further improves the graphics card by adding the excellent cooling performance of the Twin Frozr. If you want a great gaming card that can handle 1080p, the Gaming X is a great choice. No SLI though! qq
Gigabyte brings their Aorus branding to AMD Radeon Cards. The RX 580 and 570 have admirable performance, but neither GPU overclocks as well as their competition. That said, the AAA gaming graphics is top notch and if the pricing ever calms down from mining, the MSRP is great too. Crossfire support FTW!
AMD Ryzen is still fresh and the landscape has a lot of changes coming, but we have an idea of some great motherboards that have top notch performance. We also pushed the limits to see if we could blow up a CPU. Good news! We haven't yet!!!