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Briefly: Origin's EVO15-S laptop, Adata's DDR3 overclocking memory

07/24, 8:20pm

Origin PC introduces new EVO15-S lightweight gaming laptop, Back to School promotion

Origin PC has announced its new EVO15-S gaming laptop, as well as a Back to School promotion. The laptop is thin, with a width measuring 0.78 inches, and weighing 4.36 pounds. Featuring a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 Processor, 16GB of DDR3 memory, Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M 3GB discrete graphics and Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 sound, the 15-inch laptop manages up to four hours of battery life. The EVO15-S includes Bluetooth 4.0, a KillerNIC E2200 LAN connection and USB 3.0 connectivity. Its anti-ghosting backlit keyboard offers seven standard color choices, with the option to fully customize colors and zones. The laptop's exterior can also be customized with a variety of paint choices and etching options.

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Overclocking Raspberry Pi supported, retains warranty

09/20, 12:20pm

Turbo mode lets System on Chip hit 1GHz

The Raspberry Pi can now be overclocked without affecting the warranty. The credit card-sized microcomputer maker has created a way to make a "turbo mode", which allows the 700MHz processor run at around 1GHz, with nbench reporting it as 52-percent faster on integers, 64-percent faster on floating points, and 55-percent faster on memory.

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AMD Bulldozer chip breaks overclocking record at 8.46GHz

10/31, 4:15pm

Tops old record by 32MHz

As part of the prelaunch publicity for its new Bulldozer processor architectures, AMD last month had a team of overclockers attempt and break the Guiness Book of Records benchmark for CPU processor speed. They were able to set the record with a setup that clocked 8.43GHz. That record, however, was short-lived and has now been beaten by about 32MHz.

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iBuyPower intros flagship Erebus gaming desktop

05/18, 3:00am

Systems geared for overclocking

iBuyPower has introduced its latest flagship gaming system, the Erebus. The new desktop computer is available in several configurations, each designed for overclocking. Customers can choose from various liquid cooling options for heat dissipation, with up to four radiators and 13mm tubing capable of pumping 4.5 gallons per minute.

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Mainboard producer ABIT to close doors

12/18, 11:00pm

ABIT to close

Component manufacturer ABIT is set to cease operations on December 31st, according to TweakTown. The company gained notoriety and success in the early 1990s for producing motherboards that were preferred by many overclocking enthusiasts. The components offered Softmenu jumperless technology that allowed CPU configurations to be adjusted from the BIOS. The development lead to the integration of a chip onto ABIT motherboards that allowed adjustments to be made while the operating system was running.

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ZDNet offers Mac Pro Overclocking software

06/28, 4:10pm

Mac Pro overclockable

ZDNet has announced what it says is the first tool for overclocking the Mac Pro. Windows options for overclocking are prevalent, but none have been available for the Mac Pro, according to ZDNet. It claims that the new software, called ZDNet Clock, is capable of speed increases of 15 to 20 percent, and most computers with 2.8GHz chips should be able to meet or exceed 3.2 GHz. The version 1.0 software supports Intel processors on a Mac Pro or Xserve and requires Max OS X 10.5; it is available for download now, free of charge.

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