Monday, 6 October 2014

GIGABYTE X99 OC Guide (by sofos1990)

Sofos1990 from Gigabyte OC Lab team did a nice X99 OC guide. We wanted to share it in full.

With every new line up of motherboards from GIGABYTE, an OC Guide is made to help the users push the stock limits of their systems. X99 series is no exception to this rule. Coming straight from the OC Lab, here is the GIGABYTE X99-OC Guide made by the famous Soffos1990.




OC PCIe Switch:

Allows the user to disable individual PCI-E slots. This is especially useful for PCIe diagnostic when it is difficult to remove the PCIe cards with cooling apparatus installed on. Also, you will notice that there are 4 LED lights, one for each PCI-E slot. If the PCIe card installed in the slot is working without a problem, then the LEDs stays on.


OC Ignition:

Provides power to DIMMs slots, PCIe slots and peripheral devices even when the system is off. This feature is a GIGABYTE exclusive and provides many hidden benefits to users. First of all you can test not only the PSU to make sure it properly works, but also any voltage modifications on your graphics cards, water cooling systems, case mods and fans (Virtually anything that requires the board or PSU to provide power to can be engaged). It is especially useful during cold bug situations when you need a fan to run 24/7 to keep condensation at bay. It also can be used to provide continuous power to the PCIe/PCI based RAM cards that lose memory when they are powered off.


Saturday, 4 October 2014

AMD R9 390X to feature new HBM memory to replace GDDR5, 9x faster

WCCFTech website posted an article saying that they got some leaks from an AMD presentation in which the manufacturer discusses a new memory standard they are working on incorporating with new graphics cards. It’s up to 9x faster than GDDR5 apparently. Very interesting, as are some of the technical specs below.



Thursday, 2 October 2014

Windows 10, anyone try it out yet?

Soooooooooo, Windows 10 is out in beta. Microsoft is providing downloads (tech preview).

I’m about to install it on a test machine to see what it’s all about.

Download link for ISOs is here.

Check out the video about it all!

Who’s excited? Open-mouthed smile

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

HWBOT showing off Revision 6, overclocking moving to esports?!?

We noticed HWBOT is working towards a revision 6 and have discussed some details about it on the website.

More details over at HWBOT, seems to be taking an esports theme. Let’s see what they can do with this.


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Catzilla launched a new 1.3 version, check it out!

Gaming benchmark Catzilla has been updated by the software developer Allbenchmark. Latest version 1.3 has also updated GPU support for some AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.

Make sure you download a copy and try it out, here is a link: http://www.catzilla.com/download/finish/1-download/66-gigabyte-catzilla-v1-3

Here are the updates posted on ALLBenchmark.com page:

  • correct detection of the latest graphics cards and processors (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745, NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870, 880...)
  • Added support of AMD Carrizo
  • Added caching of GPU I2C devices to speed-up the scan process
  • Added support of more NVIDIA GM107 and GM108 models
  • and many more...


Monday, 25 August 2014

Hardware Asylum podcast from Computex OC gathering

Have you guys heard of Hardware Asylum? They have a pretty interesting podcast that covers overclocking and tech in general. Check out the episode from Taipei during Computex 2014

Overclocking Discussions Recorded Live in Taipei

Click on image to listen to podcast


Show Notes

Dennis has been attending Computex since 2003 and has watched the show slowly morph into something a little strange.  Not only has the show become more commercial but many vendors have gone to great lengths to attract visitors to their booth.  Sometimes this effort makes moments memorable and other times, not so much.  One of the hot topics at Computex 2014 is live overclocking including three professional competitions and at least six other independent overclocking demonstrations.

To help talking about the overclocking scene during Computex Dennis pulled in two special guests, Massman from HWBOT and Trouffman from Overclocking TV. 

Related Links:
Vivi`s Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset score
Overclocking TV
Computex 2014 HWBOT OC Gathering