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overclocking

1 year ago

Feature: Don't be afraid, don't be very afraid

Have You Played… Overclocking?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I admit, sometimes my diversions into more general computing topics in this series can be only tenuously argued to represent 'playing', but I stick to my overheated and unstable guns when it comes to overclocking. It's totally a game. High stakes, potentially high…

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3 years ago

Feature: It's all-new. Is it any good?

Is Intel’s Skylake Finally A New CPU To Get Excited About?

Hello, good evening and give it up for an all-new Intel CPU. By chip industry standards, it's been a long time coming. But with a nonchalant shrug of its 14nm FinFETs, Intel's new Skylake chip has crashed the desktop PC party. Dare we hope for genuine progress? Or is the new Core i7-6700K yet another samey CPU from Intel? I also have an early take…

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4 years ago

Feature: The best CPUs available to mankind. No arguments, please!

Hard Choices: How To Choose The Right CPU

Apparently, some of you don't dedicate every waking hour to keeping up with PCI Express lane counts, silicon production nodes and CPU socket redundancy. I know, some people, eh? But with that in mind, plus the tendency for product-driven reportage to get a bit jargon heavy, not to mention some significant recent CPU-related developments from Intel of late, now feels like a good moment to…

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5 years ago

Feature: actually pretty safe

Week In Tech: Overclock Your Monitor With NVIDIA

A high quality LCD panel. Or high refresh rates. Take your pick. Because you can't have both. Well, not unless you think BadgerJump Monitors (or whatever they're called) sounds like a sensible consumer electronics brand and you're thus willing to roll the dice on a dodgy Korean panel off eBay. But wait. One of the footnotes to NVIDIA's recent Titan graphics card launch is a…

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