We showed up to PAX Prime running two systems based on Intel's brand new Core i7-5960X and X99 chipset configured for head-to-head competition. If you weren't able to make it, now you can see these two speed demons for yourself.
Intel's new mainstream processors are due in not too long, and they're bringing a host of changes with them. If you're looking at making the upgrade, this information is for you.
Overclocking can be quite intimidating, but not anymore!
By now, most of you have heard of or attempted to overclock your memory before. I want to start off by saying that this is not a blog that will make you a champion overclocker, but rather show you how easy it can be with Corsair’s X.M.P. Certified memory kits.
We've written a brief FAQ and a whitepaper about the brand new DDR4 technology debuting with Intel's X99 chipset and Haswell-E processors that should give you a good idea of what this fast new memory has in store.
Do DDR4's increased timings mean lower performance than DDR3, or is there more to memory performance than just latency? We run synthetic bandwidth and latency tests on Haswell, Ivy Bridge-E, and Haswell-E platforms and compare the results.
We know that Haswell-E can consume a tremendous amount of power when overclocked, but how much is "tremendous" in real world testing? As always, it depends on what you're using it for.