Standalone VRM board
EVGA has now officially launched the fifth generation of its EPOWER board, a standalone VRM board that provides additional power for graphics cards and motherboards.
A sign of things to come
During its Capsaicin event at the Siggraph 2017 show, AMD brought a well-known overclocker Alva Jonathan, who managed to push the new Threadripper 1950X up to almost 5.2GHz on LN2.
With a single G.Skill Trident Z 8GB module
AMD has been working on optimizing memory performance on its AM4 platform and it appears it has been doing a good job as, thanks to an overclocker from Australia, DDR4 managed to finally break the 4,000 limit with Gigabyte X370 motherboard, Ryzen 5 1400 CPU and G.Skill's 8GB Trident Z DDR4 memory module.
Motherboard manufacturers or Intel to blame?
A well-known overclocker, der8auer, went out on a limb saying that current motherboards based on Intel's X299 chipset are not properly designed and due to high-temperature VRM, and mostly due to a bad heatsink design, are an overclocking nightmare.
On MSI X299 motherboard and Intel Core i7-7740X CPU
G.Skill has been recently pushing the memory envelope hard, and with the latest DDR4 memory it has moved the frequency mark to a whole new level but today it told us that its DDR4 memory managed to break a record at 5,500MHz.
If you wanted overclocking your should have bought AMD
Chipzilla has warned that those people who shelled out Core i7-7700K expecting that they could overclock it to sling their hook and just admire it in its pristine glory.
Might squeeze even more
Just a week after he managed to break some world records with EVGA GTX 1080 Ti clocked at over 2.5GHz, Vince K|ngp|n Lucido, a well-known overclocker, managed to push the same GPU over 3GHz.
Breaks previous Titan X records
As expected, Vince K|ngp|n Lucido, a well-known overclocker, had some overclocking fun with EVGA's GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition and has managed to both push the GPU over 2.5GHz as well as break the previous 3DMark records, held by Nvidia Titan X graphics card.
Hits 5.2GHz on LN2
Although the screenshot was only leaked on Youtube and quickly removed, it appears that AMD Ryzen 7 1800X is quite an overclocker, hitting 5.2GHz on LN2, which was also enough to break Cinebench R15 multi-thread record.
With a single push of a button
MSI has managed to take its automatical CPU overclocking to a whole new level as the Game Boost feature on its Z270 motherboards is capable of pushing Intel's Core i7-7700K to 5.2GHz with a simple push of a button.