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.
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.
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.
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.
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.