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AMD Radeon RX 460 Unlocking from 896 to 1024 Stream Processors

Radeon RX 460 Unlocking

The AMD Radeon RX 460 unlocking process involves nothing more than a simple firmware update and can result in a performance upgrade of 12.5%. The Radeon RX 460 is considered a solid choice in terms of price/performance. It comes by default with 56 TMU and 896 Stream Processors in the form of the Polaris 11 GPU architecture. But here’s how

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Optimizing RAM Performance for 3DMark Time Spy

Optimizing RAM Performance for 3DMark Time Spy Benchmark

Pro OC overclocker Alva “Lucky_n00b” Jonathan dives in to optimizing RAM performance for Futuremark’s latest DirectX12 benchmark Time Spy. It’s been only a few weeks since Futuremark’s latest Benchmark, 3DMark Time Spy, was released to public. Now, overclockers and enthusiasts alike can start benching their system, and find out how their system compare to each other in that shiny new DX12

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ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix Overclocking Guide

ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix Overclocking Hotwire

In this guide Daniel “Dancop” Schier shares the experience of his ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix overclocking adventure. The guide primarily covers extreme overclocking, but a novice overclocker will undoubtedly pick up some tips as well. Disclaimer: this guide was originally posted on the HWBOT forum and is made available on Overclocking.guide with express permission from Daniel.   ASUS GeForce

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Retail DDR4 Memory vs. Engineering Samples

Retail DDR4 Memory Vs. Engineering Samples

Extreme overclocker Michal Vobozil has a look at the retail DDR4 memory and compares it with engineering samples with some surprising results … The Extreme OC Community [XOC] is a very specific group of PC hardware enthusiasts and power users. It maybe not be the largest one, but overall with so many influential people connected to the industry, hardware review

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NVIDIA HB SLI Bridge: A Technical Review

NVIDIA HB SLI Bridge X-ray

Along with the latest GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, we were introduced to the new NVIDIA HB SLI Bridge. In this article we have a closer look at the internals of the new SLI bridge. NVIDIA HB SLI Bridge Introduction In the past, graphics cards powered by an NVIDIA GPU sporting one Scalable Link Interface (“SLI”) connector supported only 2-Way

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Extreme Memory Cooling: Art Eraser Insulation

Extreme Memory Cooling Preparation

Pro OC overclocker Alva “Lucky_n00b” Jonathan demonstrates how to prepare your system for overclocking with extreme memory cooling using art eraser. Memory tweaking and tuning can be tricky sometimes, and the difficulty gets ramped up a lot more when we are extreme overclocking the memory, trying to push every last bit of performance out of it. In this article, I

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Splave’s DDR4 Memory Maintenance Guide

Memory Maintenance

Memory of late has been gaining a real cult following with members of the overclocking community being more knowledgeable on IC (“integrated circuit”) types and binning than ever. This is because increasingly tighter timings and higher frequencies can making a noticeable difference to your system’s performance. Proper memory maintenance plays a vital role in ensuring your DRAM remains in top-notch

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Splave’s How to Overclock Memory Frequency

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Splave’s How to Bench Memory for Frequency, Featuring HyperX Fury Black Extreme overclocker Allen “Splave” Golibersuch helps you reach new memory frequency heights using the HyperX Fury Black. Benching memory for frequency is kind of interesting. Some love it, some think it’s useless. Manufacturers like it in general I believe because it is a simple case of a single number

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Skylake Non-K Overclocking Performance Tests

Skylake Non-K Overclocking

Few days ago the overclocker DHENZJHEN uncovered the Skylake Non-K overclocking capabilities of the Supermicro H170 mainboard and set serveral new top scores on HWBOT.org with an overclocked Intel Core i3 6320 at about 5 GHz. He also found out that the overclocking limit was only caused by the BIOS itself. There was no special hardmod needed to overclock the Core

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The Truth about CPU Soldering

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Skylake delidding seems to be very common by now. Every day I read postings from people complaining about Intel and the thermal paste between IHS and die. Even tho Skylake is performing great, people are not satisfied with the temperatures on load. Compared to older generations there is conventional thermal paste between the IHS and the die while Sandy Bridge and

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