Posts Tagged: benching

Small Benching Party Live in PA

A few people from our Benching Team decided to get together and freeze their hardware under liquid nitrogen this weekend. A forum thread has already been setup with a Live Stream feed so you can watch all the benching fun vicariously. Good luck guys, hope you can break some records… Read More

Overclockers Benching Party I: The Lineup

The full lineup, the hardware, plus 720 Liters of LN2 – you don’t want to miss this! On the evening of Friday, November 19th, the festivities and overclocking began. Check out our three livestreams to get in on the action. Read More

Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 SOC (Super Overclock) Review

I recently received a couple treats from Gigabyte Japan, namely a pair of new Radeon HD 5870 Super Overclock or “SOC” edition video cards. These cards feature a “binned” GPU, a custom PCB with tons of high-end features, and a custom air cooler. They also come with a factory rating of 950MHz for the GPU and 1250MHz for the GDDR5 memory, a significant boost over the 850/1200MHz speed of the reference cards. I took this beast of a card, and as you might expect, I put it through its paces with a buffet of benchmarks to find the absolute limits of performance. Read More