"Laptop-wielding gamers are up in arms over a driver update from Nvidia, which disables overclocking in the company's gaming-laptop-targeted GeForce GTX 900M devices. Those who installed the drivers had their clock settings wiped, and according to TechPowerUp, even third-party overclocking tools have been blocked. The change was made in the GeForce R347 drivers, version 347.29."
3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular PC benchmark. This new benchmarks has a few preset settings within the tool to let you customize the benchmark to match the horsepower of the machine; the 3DMark 11 Extreme (X) setting is a true test for enthusiast hardware with a 1080P resolution, 4x MSAA, 16x Anisotropic Filtering and visuals that are cranked up.
"The CPU was ticking at 8429.38MHz (271.92x31) at 2.016V and overclocking was done on Asus' Crosshair V Formula motherboard with 2GB of Corsair RAM. Of course, we are talking about high-level overclocking with liquid helium, which isn't quite your ordinary overclocking material. The record was scored back on August 31st but AMD managed to keep it a secret and "decided" to break the news today. Of course, the overclocking was done on an engineering sample and we are yet to see those CPUs in stores. October is the date we keep hearing, at least for now.
"See the whacky setups contestants assemble for the MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 Asia Pacific Final. It's finally gearing up, alright!.."
"A Czech bloke has managed to get hold of a Bulldozer engineering sample and run it through its paces. He ran a couple of tests and pushed the 3.8GHz FX-8130P to 5.1GHz, on air and with at a core voltage of 1.524V."
Palit Microsystems Ltd, leading company in graphics card manufacturer, announces the overclocking contest for fans of Palit VGA. The competition runs 4 weeks from Jun 3rd to Jul 2nd. Using most fabulous Palit VGA cards to join this contest, the best of overclockers will win the contest for prizes.
In its 25th anniversary year, Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced it has set two new world records on 3DMark06 and 3DMark03, using Antec’s renowned High Current Pro series HCP-1200 power supply to simultaneously power four high-end intensive graphics cards with a power consumption up to 1700 watts.
City of Industry, CA – February 24, 2011 – MSI, the leading motherboard and graphics card manufacturer in the world, announced today that its Afterburner V2.1.0 overclocking utility is now available for all gamers to download worldwide.
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