Using a rather exotic cooling setup, the Aussie boys from overclocking group Team Australia managed to hit 5.1GHz out of an Intel E6700 processor live at show during WCG Australia 2007.
Apparently later on they managed to hit 5.2GHz but we were not around to verify it, so we will just have to take their word for it.
They did it using a GIGABYTE P35-DS3P motherboard with settings of 511.5MHz FSB x 10 which actually puts them at 5115MHz. That is quite an impressive result considering it is a mid-range board but it is still not enough to beat our own record of 5.44GHz during Computex Taipei 2007. Keep in mind, we were using an E6850 processor and GIGABYTE's most high-end DQ6 P35 motherboard with settings of 605MHz FSB x 9.
They even had some sexy girls on hand to assist if anything went wrong - we were told they attempted overclocking but failed miserably yet young men continued admiring them even still... what has this world come to?
I think we got the message loud and clear that GIGABYTE is serious about overclocking now, don't you think?
DFI has a rep for making quality and good overclocking motherboards, and it certainly shows here. A DFI engineer has gotten stuck into DFI's P35-T2R board to see how far he could push it with a Core 2 Duo E6850 processor cooled by a cascade compressor.
After tinkering for a while he found an incredibly high sweet spot on the FSB of 660MHz, he then took the opportunity to do a SuperPi 1MB pass at 660x6, with the result being just 12.719 seconds. Following this, another lad took a shot at ramping it up even higher, managing to get a verified CPU-Z screeny of it operating with an FSB of 672.5MHz.
This achievement would suggest that an FSB of over 600MHz should be easily doable with air cooling on this kickarse board.
Asus has released the EN8500GT TOP/HTP/256M which is overclocked by 37% straight out of the box. This means that the GPU is running at 600MHz in favour of the default 450MHz core speed. It comes with 256MB of GDDR3 memory at 700MHz, 1,400MHz effectivley.
The card has a DVI, D-Sub and TV-out connector and Asus has fitted an improved cooler to handle the increased GPU speed and Asus claims it runs 18 degrees C cooler than the reference cooler. A copy of Race the WTCC is also supplied in the box.
Taipei, Taiwan, July 4, 2007 - ASUS - leading provider of high-performance graphics solutions, today introduced the ASUS EN8500GT TOP/HTP/256M. Featuring astonishing overclocking performances and a unique fansink design, the EN8500GT TOP will be released with the ASUS exclusive official World Touring Car Championship game - RACE™ THE WTCC.
MSI has launched a new overclockable notebook today, the Turbobook GX600 Extreme Edition. It has MSI's Turbo Drive Engine Technology that with a simple press of a button when the notebook is attached to a wall socket and the CPU and system bus will be overclocked by up to 20%. MSI also claims that it takes a mere 40 seconds to boot up the GX600 when in Turbo mode. The GX600 is based on the Intel PM965 chipset and will be offered with a range of Core 2 Duo processor options.
The graphics chipset comes from Nvidia and is an 8600M GT with 512MB of graphics memory. The system will also have 2GB of RAM, although this can be expanded to 4GB. A wide range of hard drives will be offered from 80 to 250GB. The optical drive will either be a Super Multi DVD or an HD DVD drive. Sadly the 15.4-inch display is limited to 1,280x800 resolution which feels a little bit too low on a powerful notebook like this.
Other features include HDMI, a 1.3Mega pixel web camera, numeric keypad, highlighted W, A, S, D keys and 802.11 N wireless networking. All in all the GX600 has a lot going for it, but we're going to have to wait and see how expensive it is before we can draw any kind of conclusions.
The crew over at Nordic Hardware have pumped out some of the first overclocked benchmark results on the web of a CrossFire Radeon HD 2900 XT setup.
They nearly gave up trying to get it to work at all, but after a lot of stuffing around have come through with the goods. Using a pair of ASUS Radeon HD 2900 XT cards they were able to overclock the GPUs to 880 MHz and the memory to 950 MHz (along with improved memory latencies as well).
The system itself comprises an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor overclocked to 3762 MHz on air using an ASUS P5W DH Deluxe motherboard, and a pair of Corsair Dominator modules at 456 MHz with latencies of 3-3-3-5.
Given the processor was only air cooled with an average overclock, the benchmark results were quite nice indeed. They managed to score 20,278 points in 3DMark06 with the SM2.0 and SM3.0 scores at 7,989 and 9,449 respectively.
Even better results are on the way, as they plan to give it another whirl using more extreme cooling, liquid nitrogen to be exact.
We (Kinc) have been trying to get Radeon HD 2900 XT CrossFire to overclock for quite some time now. We were about to give up after trying practically everything you can imagine, but that's when AMD stepped up and saved the day. Even though the method is still very crude and far from easy to perform, we can now present the first results with an overclocked ASUS Radeon HD 2900 XT CrossFire configuration.
The lads over at Dailytech were lucky enough to arrange some benchmarking time with AMD/ATIs upcoming HD X2900 XT card yesterday (as mentioned here), but who would've thought the following day we'd see them also throw up a bunch of performance results after pushing the cards clock speeds to the max, just shy of 2GHz on the memory in fact!
Anh beat me to R600 benchmarks by a few mere hours -- when you snooze, you lose at DailyTech. Needless to say, I feel somewhat compelled to add my benchmarks to the mix as well.
The system I'm using is an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800, ASUS P5N32SLI-E with 2x2GB DDR2-800. My tests this morning used the Catalyst 8.361 RC4 driver. The card used was a Radeon HD 2900 XT 512MB.
Spotted at MSI's booth during CeBIT last week, HKEPC report on an overclocked 8800GTX card from them with an intelligent liquid cooling system.
Clock speeds are said to have been ramped up from 575MHz to 610MHz on the core, and from 1.8GHz to 2GHz on the memory. These cards will enter limited production.
MSI is showing a G80 Over Clocked Edition with Liquid Cooling system is their counter. This design adopted a noiseless water pump and 12" fan system, where heat is dissipated directly at the rear part of chassis. It is a combination of silent and high efficient solution for high-power G80.
In default, core speed of NX8800GTX OC Liquid is over clocked from 575MHz to 610MHz, while memory speed is over clocked from 1.8GHz to 2GHz. More room is left for user to reveal. NX8800GTX OC Liquid will be limitedly sold, and the release date is yet to confirm, said MSI.
Our good friend Coolaler from Taiwan has teamed up with G.Skill at CeBIT to run some extreme overclocking demonstrations of the Core 2 Extreme processor.
Operating at around -50c using LN2 cooling they managed to impress hitting a maximum CPU clock speed of 4.5GHz (500MHz FSB x 9) and they had DDR-2 memory humming along nicely at 1300MHz DDR or PC2-10400.
There is more photos and information over at Coolaler's forum if you are interested.
Following suit, BFG have just announced a 320MB 8800 GTS graphics card, this one as a member of their "OC" range (meaning higher then stock core clock speeds). The core on this puppy runs at 550MHz versus the stock 500Mhz frequency.
More details within the press release here.
Lake Forest, IL - (February 12, 2007 )- BFG Technologies®, Inc., the leading North American and European NVIDIA supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and other PC enthusiast products, announced today the BFG NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTS OC™ 320MB PCI Express® graphics card for a suggested retail price of $349 USD.
"With the onslaught of DirectX 10 gaming titles coming this year, users are looking for graphics cards that fully support the DirectX 10 API." said Dean Brady, Sr. Director of marketing at BFG Technologies. "With our new BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS OC 320MB graphics card, gaming enthusiasts get full DirectX 10 support in Microsoft® Windows Vista™ for the ultimate gaming experience."
Sparkle have just announced their new "Calibre P880+ OC Edition" and "Calibre P880 OC Edition" overclocked 8800 series graphics cards, based on the 8800 GTX and 8800 GTS respectively.
The beefy aftermarket TEC active cooling system they've used for these cards allows them to be overclocked with ease, with the GTX being upped from the standard 575MHz/1800MHz to 630MHz/1960MHz and the GTS from 500MHz/1600MHz to 560MHz/1720MHz.
For full details on them, have a read of SPARKLE's press release here folks.
Taipei, Taiwan (Tech Messenger) -- SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd., the professional VGA card manufacturer and supplier, today proudly announces Calibre P880+ OC Edition and Calibre P880 OC Edition , the world's first overclocked GeForce 8800 GTX and GTS graphic cards powered by high efficient TEC active cooler system. This new SPARKLE flagship card meets the need from PC enthusiasts who are looking for the next level of reality in gaming.
Based on NVIDIA's next generation G80 architecture, Calibre P880+/P880 OC Edition graphic card adopts innovative unified architecture, dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs. Built upon technologies such as NVIDIA Lumenex Engine, providing support for DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0, NVIDIA Quantum Effects technology for physics computation and GigaThread Technology for extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.
As discovered recently, OCZ plan to re-enter the high-end graphics card market come CES early next year. On top of this, The Inquirer have found out that they plan to showcase overclocked NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX cards during the course of the event as well.
CES will be when OCZ re-introduces graphics products. The former memory only company has already expanded to the Power Supply Unit business, it is doing cooling for some time and now it wants to get a foothold in the high end graphics market.
We learned that OCZ plans to showcase overclocked Geforce 8800 GTX cards but we still don't know the clocks. Samples should be ready in the first week of January. OCZ used to make Geforce 3 cards a few years back but it decided to go out of this market. It believes that now is the perfect time to go back to it again. OCZ has the money as it went public a few months ago.
With NVIDIA having now decided to allow AIB partners to release overclocked variants of their 8800 series graphics cards, XFX have quickly become the first to do it, announcing their new "XXX" versions of both the GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800 GTS. The top end GTX card gains clock speeds of 630/2000Mhz (up from the standard 575/1800Mhz) whilst the GTS gets a boost up to 550/1800Mhz from the stock 500/1600Mhz speeds.
If you're keen to snap one up you'll want to be mighty quick, XFX only intend to release these cards in limited quantities.
For more info on 'em, grab XFX's announcement here peeps.
Available in Limited Release: Ontario, California, December 15, 2006 - Be warned: XFX has released the first-ever overclocked versions of the powerful new GeForce® 8800-series video cards into the general population, in very limited release. Based on the long-running success of XFX's ultra-high-performance XXX series cards, hard-core gaming enthusiasts who crave the finest in performance products will need to move fast to get one of these in-demand video cards.
"We are extremely excited to be the first to release these overclocked sets," said Marnie Sutton, Senior Vice President XFX. "We believe we are the industry leader in overclocking, and it is what XFX is known for. We are always motivated to create something that gamers will really respond to because that is who we strive to please."
A participating overclocker in this year's currently active Swedish Computer Performance Championship has allowed Nordic Hardware to post up results of his success during the course of the event thus far, and oh what results he has achieved! - Although his processor of choice was a lowly Celeron Mobile 1.5GHz, he's managed to push it to astonishing levels, no less than 4170MHz in fact! This makes for a 178% overclock which happens to be second best to a result by another individual last year at 203%.
Get the full scoop on this awesome accomplishment here.
About half of the Performance Championship 2006 has passed and as usual the results are still a bit sparse as many are waiting to reveal their results until the very end, thus also hiding their system specifications. But to our great joy some have chosen to submit their results now already, thus setting the bar and one of these is Andreas "Himura" Johansson. Andreas was second in last year's Championship in the Percentual Overclocking category, only beaten by Robert "crotale" Kihlberg which was truly magnificent with his outrageous 203%. Andreas finished second with 173%, which was actually the second best result ever submitted, which says a lot about both Andreas' and Robert's achievements. Andreas has returned and done so with a taste of revenge.
After recently making it clear to all partners that it was never going to be allowed, according to The Inquirer NVIDIA WILL apparently start allowing the modification of their Geforce 8800 series cards in January, by this meaning overclocked variants out of the box.
Check out the article here for more info.
SOME high-end users want to buy an overclocked G80 graphics card they will have to wait for January to do so. Nvidia told its partners that it will allow them to do it in January.
Thr timing makes sense to us as it will then be there to meet ATI's R600 and spoil its launch plans. Nvidia might approve a few special partners to overclock skywards just to beat ATI's new chip.
If you're thinking of making the shift to Core 2 Duo (wise move :P) then you may want to hold up for a bit whilst NVIDIA's new nForce 680i boards get released / distributed, said launch date being Nov 8 (same day G80 / GeForce 8800 kicks off). The Inquirer believe it'll be a hell of an overclocker for both memory and CPU.
WE WANTED to know which is the best overclocking platform for Intel's Core 2 Duo and some people who are really into it said we should maybe wait for the Nforce 680i motherboards.
They should be the fastest for both memory and CPU overclocking and the boards should emerge in the following days.
DFI have spread the word via this press release that a well-known gamer from Taiwan has recently managed a very swish FSB/memory overclock of 1177MHz on DFI's INFINITY 975X/G motherboard, thanks to the release of a new and improved BIOS for it which effectively provides much better overclocking headroom.
Recently, a well-known gamer from Taiwan, Windwithme, amazed every gamer by announcing on a forum that he had integrated the Intel INFINITY 975X/G motherboard designed by DFI with the newest BIOS to successfully increase the DDR2 clock rate to a historical high.
Since Intel's highest performance 975X motherboard integrated ATI Crossfire Platform was first released, it has been closely watched by overclocking gamers and enthusiasts, and it has been favored by many Conroe users. When it hit the market, its sales saw record highs. However, DFI is dedicated to providing consumers with the perfect solution; an enhanced edition of the new BIOS was released not long ago. In fact, the INFINITY 975X/G motherboard is embedded with unimaginable potential for overclocking.
Looks like NVIDIA are putting a stop to overclocked G80 cards from partners, according to this report at the Inquirer. They've said their reasoning for this is because they dont want another GeForce 7900 GT overclocking fiasco which resulted in a high return rate for dead / dying cards.
NVIDIA told all of its partners that it simply won't allow the overclocking of G80 cards. It doesn't want another Geforce 7900 GT overclocking fiasco that caused a too high return rate for the cards.
Remember, Nvidia didn't allow anyone to overclock Geforce 7950 GX2 and they all worked at the same reference 500MHz clocks as this was what Nvidia guaranteed for these cards.
Daaaamn, these Core 2 Duo chips certainly love to overclock! NordicHardware have reported that a member of the XtremeSystems forums has managed to wow the crowds with a massive overclock using his Core 2 Duo E6300 chip, pushing it from its stock speed of 1.86GHz to 3.74GHz.
Doesnt seem like much? Well considering the fact that he accomplished it on AIR (with a ThermalTake Big Typhoon), a 100% overclock aint too shabby at all eh?
Intel has with its well tested 65nm manufacturing process managed to create a really efficient foundation for its Core 2 Duo processors and that the Core architecture has enormous overclocking potential is hardly news to anyone. But what the user Rol-Co at XtremeSystems has managed to do is truly worth mentioning. He has taken a regular Core 2 Duo E6300 processor, week 26, and pushed it from its stock speed at 1.86GHz to impressive 3.74GHz. An overclock at 100% which is impressive, but the fact that he has used a regular air cooler, ThermalTake Big Typhoon, is what really tops it all off. And to make it even more impressive is that the cooler is not even mounted.
GeCube have just released a new X1300XT based graphics card dubbed the RX1300XT Platinum Edition, this card a step ahead of other variants with its higher core/mem speeds of 550MHz/1.3GHz.
Full details here folks.
(Taipei, September 08, 2006)-- Info-Tek Corp. the manufacturer of the internationally renowned graphics card brand GeCube is set to take the graphics market by storm once more with the release of the GeCube RX1300XT Platinum Edition series of products. The series' excellent overclockability give this model an even higher Cost vs. Performance ratio, making them the only choice for overclockers seeking the thrill of ultimate performance.
NV partner Palit have just launched cards based on the new 7950GT/7900GS GPUs, with two seperate 7900GS ones available; one dubbed the "7900GS Sonic" as it comes overclocked out of the box.
More details in the PR here.
Palit Microsystems, Inc, the leading graphics card manufacturer, today introduces three new high-end graphics: GeForce 7950GT, 7900GS and OC edition: 7900GS Sonic. Coming after the superscalar GPU architecture of GeForce7900GT, NVIDIA® release another G71 based graphics cards, 7950GT and 7900GS which are designed for extreme HD gaming and with SLI technology, they can deliver the most graphics performance and ultra-realistic gaming experiences.
Palit 7950GT is clocked at core speed of 550MHz /Ram speed of 1.4 GHz and equipped with the fastest GDDR3 and 512MB/256bit of graphics memory. Palit 7950GT cranks up the graphics horsepower and delivers exceptionally smooth frame rates at widescreen resolutions up to 2560x1600.
Although Intel's quad-core Kentsfield processor isnt set to surface for a good while yet, some lucky lads over at the XtremeSystems forums have somehow managed to get their mits on engineering samples, and you guessed it.. overclocked them to all buggery! But this one takes the prize, a member by the name of "Stoolman" ramped his stock 2.66GHz quad-core chip right up to a blitzing speed of 4.9+ GHz.
Well I'm letting my Kentsfield go, due to the expenses of my hobby... So, before i let it out of my hands.. I had to have another go at it...
Using my new Asus P5W DLX LN2 and a 7950 GFX.
Kentsfield E6700 2,67GHz Quad
Asus P5W DH bios 801
G.Skill 8000GBHZ@ 3-3-3-4-2-A-D
OCZ Powerstream 600W sli
Club 3D Geforce 7950GX2@air with no mods