Posts Tagged: Extreme overclocking

ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Motherboard Review

Oh boy, where to start with this one folks? I’m not going to lie, I was pretty excited to get my hands on ASUS’ flagship Z170 board, the Maximus VIII Extreme (M8E as I will call it moving forward), to test it out to see what it will do. As is the case with past versions of this board, it comes chock-full of all the features the latest chipset offers including USB3.1 Gen2 (inc. Type-C), M.2 slot, DDR4 support and a slew of others you will see and we will discuss just a few flicks of the webwheel down the article. The M8E promises to provide both the extreme overclocker and the enthusiast gamer with everything they need to beat world records under sub-ambient cooling, or game with the best of them. It is now time to get comfy in your favorite chair and see what this board can do. Read More

EVGA Z87 Classified Motherboard Review

Since the Haswell release, which feels like many moons ago now, we have reviewed several Z87 based boards. Up for torture today is a larger, high-end board, the EVGA Z87 Classified. This board is made to do anything from sit there and look pretty, which it does well I may add, to the ability to handle the extreme cold of Liquid Nitrogen overclocking. Read on to see some of what EVGA has done to their flagship Z87 board! Read More

Gigabyte X58A-OC Review: By Overclockers, For Overclockers

Gigabyte X58A-OC

The Gigabyte X58A-OC motherboard is specifically built for overclocking and described as being “designed by overclockers, for overclockers”. That isn’t only marketing speak folks! With so many motherboards targeting the gamer demographic, it is truly exciting to finally see a motherboard designed specifically for the Overclockers niche with custom power delivery design, and without some of those extraneous features piled on that we don’t need or want. Read More

MSI 890FXA-GD70 Motherboard Review

MSI has been working hard to improve their reputation as an overclocker-friendly motherboard manufacturer, and I can say I’ve seen a pretty steady improvement in general overclocking performance over the past few years. MSI’s newest addition to their AMD line of motherboards is one of my favorite products yet. Read More