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Extreme Overclocker, John Lam, pushed his Core i7-4770K right through the 7GHz barrier on his silvered Maximus VII Gene, with a final frequency of 7193.81MHz at a massive 2.048V under liquid nitrogen.
Submitted as part of ROG’s OC Showdown | Z97 competition, John scores himself the cool $1,000 prize, congratulations!
Source: HWBot WR submission
Tom’s has put the Swift PG278Q through a rigmarole of display tests, against other gaming monitors. Not just stocked with what G-Sync offers, other Swift features like ULMB (ultra low motion blur) and Pixel Response are also tested and considered in the evaluation. Read the full review in the link provided.
Source: Toms Hardware
When you buy a new ASUS R9 Series graphics card you’ll get a Mantle-infused, Sniper Elite 3 free game thrown in! Check with your retailer for the game code.
For AMD fans umming and arring over an FM2+ upgrade, let us tempt you further with an unboxing, motherboard overview and some A10-7850K, Matrix R9 290X and Crossblade combo action!
Mini-ITX fans your time is now: the Impact is here! With no less than five daughterboards for all its features, the Maximus VII Impact is the most densely packed board to date. See the full details and gallery inside.
Our friends at PC DIY have dissected and detailed the latest 802.11ac routers: RT-AC87U (and related RT-AC87R available in Best Buy, USA). It might look closer to a G-series laptop than your average router, but it seems the design begets performance as these are the worlds first routers with 4-antenna, 4-stream design with beam-forming that can max wireless throughput at a combined (2.4GHz+5GHz) 2334Mbps, and world’s fastest 5GHz at 1743 Mbps.
This best bit is, arguably, applicable to most of our homes or offices that daily connect dozens of wireless devices – everyone’s smartphones, tablets, a few laptops and PCs – to a single wireless access point. Instead of limiting everything to the slowest device, The RT-AC87U can connect at their respective best speeds.
Click the link to read how the RT-AC87 does that, and more, like thermal and efficiency testing.
Source: ASUS PC DIY
he qualifications for the ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2014 will take place from August 15th to September 15th 2014, on HWBot.org. The top 14 European and CIS overclockers who achieve the best results with an Intel Devil Canyon processor (either i5 4690K or i7 4790K) and the top two EU/CIS overclockers who achieve the best results with the Intel Pentium G3258 will all proceed to the AOOC 2014 final in Moscow. Overclockers are also competing for Republic of Gamers’ upcoming X99 motherboard as an extra prize awarded to leaders of the first three weeks during the qualification period.
See inside for more details and how to enter!
Source: AOOC 2014 Qualifier