overclocking

Should you overclock your CPU?

Should you overclock your CPU?

Is overclocking your computer's CPU worth the time and risk? We explain so you can make an educated decision.
AMD Adjusts Ryzen Master ‘Fastest Core’ Rating to Match Windows 10

AMD Adjusts Ryzen Master ‘Fastest Core’ Rating to Match Windows 10

AMD is making some changes to Ryzen Master that will impact which cores it identifies as the fastest in a system. The post AMD Adjusts Ryzen Master ‘Fastest Core’ Rating to Match Windows 10 appeared
You can buy a guaranteed 5.3GHz Intel Core i9-9900KS for $1,100

You can buy a guaranteed 5.3GHz Intel Core i9-9900KS for $1,100

Intel's Core i9-9900KS is fast, but for $1,100, you can have one that's faster. 5.3GHz on all cores. That cost guarantees you the overclock, and a delidded chip that will run cooler than the stock
Overclocking Results Show We’re Hitting the Fundamental Limits of Silicon

Overclocking Results Show We’re Hitting the Fundamental Limits of Silicon

CPU IPC can keep improving, but both Intel and AMD are having trouble raising clocks. It's not clear there's a solution to the problem. The post Overclocking Results Show We’re Hitting the
AMD’s 16-core Ryzen CPU may have been held up by lower-than-advertised speed

AMD’s 16-core Ryzen CPU may have been held up by lower-than-advertised speed

AMD's 16-core 3950X will arrive in November, but now we have to ask: Can it hit its clock speed? Its specs make it a dream CPU for many, but it might remain that way if AMD can't iron out the bugs.
Upcoming AMD UEFI Update Will Improve Ryzen Boost Clocks

Upcoming AMD UEFI Update Will Improve Ryzen Boost Clocks

AMD has released an updated AGESA version to motherboard manufacturers to improve Ryzen 7nm boost clocks. Expect updated UEFIs to arrive in 2-3 weeks. The post Upcoming AMD UEFI Update Will Improve

“Blast processing” in 2019: How an SNES emulator solved overclocking

Byuu's latest bsnes update fixes slowdown without cranking video to super-speed.
The End of High-Performance Overclocking May Be Nigh

The End of High-Performance Overclocking May Be Nigh

Overclocking headroom is shrinking every generation. A company devoted to selling pre-binned processors is saying it may go out of business as a result. The post The End of High-Performance
How to Overclock Your System With Intel's New One-Button Utility

How to Overclock Your System With Intel's New One-Button Utility

Windows: Intel made it a lot easier to overclock your CPU—pushing it past its default clock speeds to make it even faster, at the risk of potentially frying your chip. There’s just one big caveat:
New Intel Performance Maximizer Offers 1-Touch Overclocking

New Intel Performance Maximizer Offers 1-Touch Overclocking

Intel has released a new one-touch overclocking tool. Support is limited, but if you've got hardware that meets the specs, it's fairly easy to use. The post New Intel Performance Maximizer Offers
Intel Performance Maximizer released: Overclocking made super easy

Intel Performance Maximizer released: Overclocking made super easy

Users of the latest round of Intel processors will be able to make use of the Intel Performance Maximizer (IPM) as of this afternoon. Today the download for this system was released by Intel as
Intel Performance Maximizer released: Overclocking made super easy

Intel Performance Maximizer released: Overclocking made super easy

Users of the latest round of Intel processors will be able to make use of the Intel Performance Maximizer (IPM) as of this afternoon. Today the download for this system was released by Intel as
Intel Brings One-Click CPU Overclocking With Performance Maximizer Tool

Intel Brings One-Click CPU Overclocking With Performance Maximizer Tool

Intel wants to make overclocking simpler which is why it has now released an automatic overclocking tool for some 9th gen Core CPUs called the Intel Performance Maximizer. The tool takes a look at the

Intel's Performance Maximizer tool overclocks CPUs with one click

Intel has launched a new feature designed to make overclocking more straightforward. Called the "Intel Performance Maximizer," the tool examines your processor's individual settings, then uses what

Intel's Performance Maximizer tool overclocks CPUs with one click

Intel has launched a new feature designed to make overclocking more straightforward. Called the "Intel Performance Maximizer," the tool examines your processor's individual settings, then uses what
Pushing a 28-core CPU to its limits: 6GHz and beyond

Pushing a 28-core CPU to its limits: 6GHz and beyond

I'm mesmerized by the way liquid-nitrogen vapor flows across the motherboard. There's something oddly therapeutic about extreme overclocking, especially when the cold air gently touches my skin,
Nintendo Switch 8.0.0 update adds boost mode to make loading times faster

Nintendo Switch 8.0.0 update adds boost mode to make loading times faster

The Nintendo Switch 8.0.0 update added a newly discovered boost mode that makes games load faster. The hidden feature overclocks the Nintendo Switch CPU to 1.75GHz, which is a significant improvement
Corsair Launches $3,000 192GB RAM Kit Clocked at 4GHz

Corsair Launches $3,000 192GB RAM Kit Clocked at 4GHz

If you're planning to buy an Intel Xeon W-3175X, which costs $3,000, you're going to need some RAM for it. Corsair has ideas on that front. The post Corsair Launches $3,000 192GB RAM Kit Clocked at
Intel’s Graphics-Free CPUs Don’t Come With Discounts, Higher Clock Rates

Intel’s Graphics-Free CPUs Don’t Come With Discounts, Higher Clock Rates

Intel has released pricing for its new "KF" processors without integrated graphics -- but they don't come with a price decrease. The post Intel’s Graphics-Free CPUs Don’t Come With Discounts, Higher
Principled Technologies Responds to Intel Whitepaper Controversy, We Test Performance Claims

Principled Technologies Responds to Intel Whitepaper Controversy, We Test Performance Claims

Principled Technologies responds to its mischaracterization of AMD performance in Intel whitepaper as we investigate the company's reported Intel results -- and can't verify them all. Details inside.