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To speed up the computer beyond the manufacturer's specifications in order to run faster. Common in the gaming world, overclocking the CPU is accomplished by changing the clock ratio of the frontside bus (FSB) in the BIOS setup (see CPU multiplier). Older methods were changing a jumper on the motherboard or changing the clock crystal. Although enhanced cooling systems are typically added when a CPU is overclocked, over time, the CPU or the motherboard may not be able to handle the increased speed. Contrast with underclock. See mod, multiplier lock and CPU cooler.
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The ROG commitment to pursuing the highest overclocks and top performance manifests in Rampage VI Apex.
The benchmarks above used single-rank, not double-rank, memory (double-ranked memory may not overclock as easily).
Powered by the Super Overclocked GPU, the G1 GAMING edition ups the ante with hefty overclocks right out of the box, together with the signature WINDFORCE cooling and RGB Illumination for gamers who crave superior cooling and boost in performances with style.
For this reason people working in 3D animation or video production sometimes overclock their machines in search of peak performance and greater productivity.
Yet another GTX 1080 Ti, this one from ZOTAC not only comes with a pretty beefy overclock but they've made a few changes to the design as well.
These are just test results for single CPUs, so neither should be taken as being the absolute best (or worst) overclock you might experience with these parts.
The company has confirmed that methods used to circumvent overclock locks on its Skylake range of chips would be patched.
0, which will automatically overclock some of the processor's cores when the others are not in use.
ZOTAC NITRO allows users to dynamically overclock their GPU without exiting full-screen 3D games and applications.
The one-click overclock via XTREME Engine Utility let gamers tune the card for the ultimate gaming experience with a simple mouse click.
NITRO is the premiere companion for ZOTAC GeForce graphics card owners, allowing users to overclock with the simplicity of pressing three buttons.
Further, the unlocked processor will let gamers overclock the system up to 4.