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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Review

Today marks the release of NVIDIA’s latest video card and architecture in the Turing based RTX GPUs. The RTX family will consist of the RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti initially. In a departure from past releases, consumers will be able to get their hands on the RTX 2080 and current flagship RTX 2080 Ti at launch with the 2070 available a short time later. Read More

Overclockers.com GPU Testing Procedures - 2018

This article will serve as a reference for those who would like to compare results with our reviews, whether you are writing an article for the site or just testing the performance of your new GPU. The plan is to update the article as changes in our testing procedures occur. On to the gritty details… Read More

Toshiba OCZ RC100 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD Review

NVMe based M.2 drives have been in the consumer landscape for a couple of years now. Typically these blazing fast mass storage devices come with a much higher price per gigabyte than its 2.5″/7mm SATA based cousins. As time has gone on, more players entered the market and budget oriented NVMe M.2 drives started to appear lowering the price per gigabyte while still being faster than SATA based drives. In this case, Toshiba OCZ has sent us the RC100 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD to review. Read More

Giveaway: Speed up your storage with FuzeDrive

Enmotus, the company behind FuzeDrive, has given us five licenses for the newest update to their software which includes compatibility with Intel and instead of writing another review we’ve decided to spread the wealth. Five members of Overclockers.com will be chosen randomly and given the opportunity to test the FuzeDrive software on their own systems. We just ask that you report back in the comments with your experiences and performance gains you have seen. Before and after screenshots would be appreciated. Read More

E-WIN Champion Series Ergonomic Gaming Office Chair Review

E-WIN Racing was founded in 2016 after being part of a leading OEM office chair manufacturer. They are focused on designing and manufacturing ergonomic “racer” style chairs for both gaming and office use. E-WIN Racing uses the phrase “Quality, but cheap office gaming chairs” to describe their products, and we’re here to find out the accuracy of that statement, at least with the CP-BB3F Gaming Office Chair we had a chance to test. Read More

Intel Core i7-8086K 40th Anniversary CPU Review

To mark the anniversary of the first CPU based on the X86 architecture, Intel has released a limited edition Core i7-8086k CPU. Although the new 8086K looks nothing at all like it’s namesake the Intel 8086 or iAPX 86 as it was also known it’s a milestone none the less marking 40 years of X86 based architecture. The 8086 CPU paved the way for modern computing and it’s easy to see why Intel would commemorate such an occasion with a special edition CPU. Read More

Noctua NH-D14 Redux: Modern Fans On An Old Heatsink

On a hot day in July, we decided to take another look at the venerable Noctua NH-D14 cooler. People may be wondering why are we looking at this heatsink again, its End of Life (EOL). A lot of enthusiasts purchased this when it was new back in 2009 and likely still have it and would like to use it on modern platforms. In fact, the device can still be purchased new today Noctua says because people still buy it. The focus on the mini-review here is to see how the old school CPU heatsink compares with a couple of new Noctua fans and see how that affects its performance. Read on to see what improvements were found. Read More

ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero WiFi Review

With the launch of the second generation Ryzen CPUs, AMD also released an updated chipset. ASUS has supplied us with the ROG Crosshair VII Hero WiFi and we’ll be putting it through our usual set of testing and benchmarks to see how it measures up to the competition. Read More

Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Pro Heatsink Review

Riing Silent 12 Pro

Marking the debut of their 120 mm fan, Thermaltake released the Riing Silent 12 Pro. This cooler has been out for a few years but we’re getting the opportunity to test it here today to see how well it stacks up. Coolers based on a 120 mm design typically need faster fans to improve their cooling capacity which in turn creates more noise. We’ll put this cooler to the test here and see if there’s a trade-off between cooling performance and audible noise and if that “Silent” in Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 Pro is justified. Read More

Noctua NF-P12 redux Fan Review

Today we have an opportunity to look at one of Noctua’s fans that made the jump from their premium line down to the redux line in the NF-P12 redux. The redux line of fans is intended to have the same performance as the premium line, but sold in an OEM manner (without accessories) to keep costs down. The NF-P12 redux line will include four SKUs – two DC controlled fans at 900 at 1300 RPM and two PWM fans at 1300 and 1700 RPM. The big difference between them is in the price with the redux saving 33% over the fully accessorized NF-P12. The P12 sold well enough to remain a premium fan all these years and sells well enough to be made into four redux fans. How do the fans function in various environments? We will examine the performance of all four fans and see how it adds up. Read More

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