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AMD Ryzen Reportedly Overclocks to 5 GHz On Air

CANARD PC HARDWARE, a French hardware magazine has confirmed through and Easter Egg hidden on their Ryzen feature that the chip is able to achieve overclocks of at least 5GHz on air. On page 10 of the digital magazine as well as the physical version, a code of 1's and 0's or binary code can be found on the top of the page.

ASRock Z170M OC Formula Motherboard
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ASRock Launches The Z170M OC Formula Motherboard

ASRock has just launched a micro-ATX variant of its flagship socket LGA1151 motherboard that is targeted at professional overclockers. It is the Z170M OC Formula, but unlike most Z170 motherboard it only has two DDR4 DIMM slots. This is because ASRock wanted to use the extra space for stronger electrical components. The board features a 14-phase VRM for the CPU and a 2-phase VRM for the memory. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors.

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Sapphire Radeon R9 285 Dual-X OC Video Card Review

AMD recently announced their Radeon R9 285 graphics card, this was their first major graphics card announcement since the R9 295X2 back in April. Looking at the naming of the card we expect it to be a replacement for the R9 280, but is it really? It has the same number of shaders, TMUs, and ROPs as the R9 280, but has a narrower memory bus at 256bit (vs 364bit of R9 280X) and less VRAM (2 GB vs 3 GB), although that memory is clocked higher (5.5 GHz vs 5.0 GHz). Looking at the specifications you may be wondering what what is the point? Well unlike the R9 280 which is built on AMD’s Tahiti silicon, the R9 285 is built on the brand new Tonga silicon. While it is still based on the same 28 nm process Tonga is said to be more efficient and also adds many of the features that we saw on the Hawaii silicon like XDMA CrossFire (no more CrossFire connectors), TrueAudio DSP, and the ability to connect 4 displays using all output connectors on the card. Today we are taking a look at Sapphire’s Radeon R9 285 Dual-X OC version of the card. It will feature a slight overclock on the core clock (965 MHz vs 918 MHz) and the memory (1400 MHz vs 1375 MHz). It will also have Sapphire’s Dual-X cooling solution which seems to be extremely quiet. Let’s jump in and see what this card can do.

Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC Video Card
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Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC Video Card Review

Sapphire has just added a new graphics card to their R9 290X lineup. It is the R9 290X Vapor-X Tri-X OC graphics card. The thing that sets this card apart from their other R9 290X cards is that it features vapor-chamber technology to improve cooling even more than than their current cards and this card features a factory overclock on both the GPU and the memory. The card will have a GPU frequency of 1080 MHz (80 MHz over reference) and the memory will be running at speeds of 5.64 GHz (effective). Other features of the card include a pretty sleek backplate, a Sapphire logo that lights up and even changes colors and dual BIOS support. Is this the Radeon R9 290X that you want? Read on as we take a look...

Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X TRI-X OC Video Card
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Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X Tri-X OC Video Card Review

Sapphire originally released their R9 280X Vapor-X back when the R9 280X’s were launched. The card was factory overclocked and featured Sapphire’s Dual-X cooler. Well Sapphire is releasing a new version of the card that makes use of Sapphire’s own exclusive Vapor-X cooling with its new Tri-X triple fan design. This should keep the Tahiti GPU nice a cool. On top of that this card is again factory overclocked, features Black Diamond chokes and a full Solid Cap design, and has dual BIOS support. Is this the R9 280X that you are looking for? Read on as we take a look…

ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC
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ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC Launched

ASUS has recently made an announcement for its Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II series of graphic cards, and this series will incorporate a model that is going to stick to the AMD-reference clocks (which can go up to a 1000 MHz core, 5.00 GHz memory). Another model will also form part of this series and it is the one that offers factory overclocked speeds of up to 1050 MHz core, and 5.40 GHz memory and this one is the DirectCU II OC.

ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC
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ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC Detailed

The approaching Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC graphics card by ASUS has been leaked way before its official launch in January 2014. These Asus Radeon R9 290x DirectCU II OC cards are going to be dispatched with factory overclocks and will contain a custom PCB design which will influence its performance over the reference boards and is also going to extend help in enhancing the cooling capacity of the graphics card.

MSI Radeon R9 290X Twin Frozr 4S OC Gaming Edition
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MSI Radeon R9 290X Twin Frozr 4S OC Gaming Edition Spotted

MSI has been teasing their approaching Radeon R9 290X Gaming graphics card which can now be seen in pictures with all its full greatness by GDM.OR.JP. The card which has been tagged as the Twin Frozr 4S OC graphics card is going to come along with the offer of their high-performance Twin Frozr 4S cooling solution and it has been teamed up with a non-reference PCB layout.

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