TheOverclocker issue 26 is here, packed with more of the great content you’ve come to expect. Be sure not to miss out on our MSI MOA 2013 grand finals coverage and our time spent with Jonathan Alva, better known as Lucky_n00b. As usual we have plenty of high-end overclocker hardware for you to sink your teeth into. Got on and take a minute to read it, you just may be surprised at what you find inside. Until Issue 27, do take care.
It’s very rare that you come across incredible hardware these days at prices virtually anyone remotely interested in overclocking can afford. After all, overclocking can be very costly and one could argue that by the time you’re at a competitive level, it’s even more so. Consider the LN2, the pots, the insulation, the time and the potential of bricking your hardware. It’s a daunting task even for the most experienced overclockers. Read the full story here
It’d be hard to look at an EVGA high end graphics card without making reference to the numerous world records that are held by the brand. Needless to say that these are cherry picked samples (they will tell you otherwise though) to say the least or rather are not what you’ll find at retail stores. Having said that, the changes that are performed on these cards are mostly* what can be achieved at home as well by any determined overclocker who knows their way with a soldering iron and a few basic mods… Read the full story here
We’ve said it before and we’ll keep saying it again. Since 2011 up until now, there has not been a better X79 motherboard than the Rampage IV Extreme, despite what some overclockers and vendors may claim.
The result submissions on HWBOT speak for themselves. The numbers are in favour of the RIVE and that’s to be expected. From the minute this motherboard was previewed to when it was available at retail outlets; it’s been pretty much peerless in just about every respect. Read the full story here
Hardly any competitive overclocker is looking to push GTX 770s on HWBOT or any ranking database for that matter. The GK104’s run as a possible competitive card for top scores is gone. This is pretty much the same thing has happened to the competing GPU from AMD. In their hey days, AMD had the edge for several reasons courtesy of the Tessellation issue, which is more than likely to be repeated again ow that R9 290X is here. Read the full story here
It seems only a few months ago that the ASRock Z77 OC Formula board set the OC world alight by providing a board that for all intents and purposes could claim to be a real threat to the Maximus V Extreme and perhaps an equal in some ways.
This time, we were presented with the successor in the form of the somewhat uninspired but expected Z87 OC Formula. ASRock could have merely made the same motherboard over again with a different chipset and the applicable BIOS options. Instead, a further step was taken to make some minor and not so minor updates to the board. Read the full story here
What does the most expensive air cooled GTX 780 on the market offer? Well that’s a question for MSI, for which they hope the lightning is the answer. For a cool $550, MSI has built the best graphics card they have to date. This is talking electrically of course, as the performance advantage over their other products is a given. Read the full story here
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