G.SKILL Announces New Colors for Trident Z

On Friday May 6th, 2016 G.SKILL International announced five new color schemes for their highly popular, extreme performance Trident Z DDR4 memory. In addition to the classic silver and black heatspreader with a red top they will offer a silver brushed aluminium heatspreader with black or white highlights as well as a black brushed aluminum heatspreader with white, yellow, or orange highlights. With the increase of gamers and enthusiasts customizing their systems, G.SKILL will further broaden our possibilities. Read More

NVIDIA GeForce Livestream - May 6th

Howdy Overclockers! Today I bring news of the impending NVIDIA GeForce livestream. On May 6th at 6PM (Pacific Standard Time) the stream will be hosted on the NVIDIA Twitch.tv channel. There has been no official announcement, but one can presume the event will be directed toward the consumer level Pascal-based… Read More

AMD Wraith CPU Cooler Review

It’s nice to see AMD taking the initiative in releasing some upgraded “stock” coolers with their CPUs. Those in the enthusiast community likely have a shelf full of “stock” coolers from both AMD and Intel that due to their lackluster performance have never been used. Starting in February, AMD announced the Wraith cooler, which came bundled with the AMD FX 8370 and the AMD A10-7890K. They have now expanded the Wraith CPU cooler availability to the AMD FX 8350 and the AMD FX 6350. Read More

Radeon Pro Duo - For Gamers Who Create and Creators Who Game

AMD has released the long awaited dual-GPU monster, dubbed, the AMD Pro Duo. The Radeon Pro Duo graphics card is aimed at, “all aspects of VR content creation; including, entertainment, education, journalism, medicine and cinema. With 16 teraflops of compute performance, the Radeon Pro Duo offers a complete solution for the VR developer by helping to bring tomorrow’s VR content to market in record time.” Read More

GIGABYTE XM300 Gaming Mouse Review

Welcome Overclockers to this edition of “In Review”. Today’s review will be the Gigabyte XM300 Gaming Mouse. There are a plethora of gaming mice out there to choose from, so why should you choose the XM300? Well, pull up your chair, get your favorite beverage ready, and lets look at what Gigabyte has to offer with their XM300. Read More

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review

Over the past several months since Skylake CPUs have been released, Overclockers.com has been fortunate enough to review several different Z170 boards from all walks of life. The platform at this time is maturing (in age), boards are more stable, DDR4 memory and PCIe based SSD support are constantly improving. To improve upon things before Broadwell-E comes out here soon(ish), a lot of vendors are starting to implement aesthetic improvements such as more controllable RGB LEDs as is the case with the review board, the MSI Z170 Gaming Pro Carbon. Get comfy and let’s take a deeper dive and see how the board performs in our testing and how the board and those LEDs look! Read More

ASUS Z170-PRO Motherboard Review

There is a lot of competition in the mid-range sector of the motherboard market. With varying feature sets among boards in this market, it’s sometimes unclear which boards offer what features. So, today, we have a Z170-PRO from ASUS, which we’ll explore to find out what all it has to offer. Read More

G.SKILL Announces DDR4-3600MHz CL15-15-15 16GB(8GBx2) Low-Latency Memory Kit

G.SKILL is at it once again. This time they are announcing a new DDR4 memory kit rated at 3600MHz CL15-15-15-35 @ 1.35V under its legendary Trident Z flagship series. This is a considerable improvement over their previous 3600MHz Trident Z that was rated CL17-18-18-38 @ 1.35v. This memory kit will be made available in 8GBx2 configuration for a total of 16GB. Read More

ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA Motherboard Review

Today we’ll have a look at the ASUS 970 Pro Gaming/Aura AM3+ motherboard. It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen anything new in the AMD camp and change is always welcome. The 970 Chipset isn’t new but ASUS has come back with a nice set of features to update this platform. On top of that they’ve packaged them in a very nice looking, all new board. With the new AMD socket nearly a year away, it’s nice to see some new AM3+ motherboards with added features such as USB 3.1 and M.2 SSD functionality. One other interesting tidbit is the new Aura feature which allows the user to customize color and rhythm of the on-board RGB LEDs. For those who enjoy a bit of bling, this should be right up your alley. Read More

ASUS Z170 WS Motherboard Review

Howdy everyone! Today we’ll take a look at an ASUS motherboard a little outside of the norm for our front page. We’re used to seeing the “good till the last drop” overclocking based boards and the ones targeted toward gamers. Looking to please the working crowd is the ASUS Z170 WS! This board is loaded with features. Continue on below as we take a deep dive into this workstation level motherboard. Read More