Overclocking record of a Core i7-6700K is set at 7007.85 MHz

The new CPUs Skylake are easier to raise frequencies thanks to some changes introduced by Intel in the CPU architecture. It is what it takes to upload all Skylake CPUs and not just those that are specifically for overclocking. Therefore, now getting the best frequencies of a CPU depends very much on the motherboard.

Asus is proud that its Maximus VIII Gene and Maximus Extreme VIII have managed to break several world records for overclocking. That means that the new maximum frequency achieved is 7007.85 MHz. This figure was achieved thanks to cooling the CPU to -190 ° C. The previous record was around 6998.88 MHz.

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Apple iMac screens are 4K and 5K and got new processors

Apple has announced that all new iMacs will have a high-resolution Retina display, as the name “Retina” has always been quite ambiguous and it’s more a marketing concept that something concrete that denotes some special feature, we will talking about its resolution, which is true 4K (4,096 x 2,340 pixels) for the 21.5-inch iMac model and 5K for all 27-inch models.


We also found there the new Intel Core Skylake processors with expandable 8GB DDR3 memory, and the graphics AMD Radeon R9 M380, M390 and the M395X in the 27-inch models, while the 21.5-inch remains in the fifth generation. Now all iMac will have two Thunderbolt 2 ports (unfortunately no Thunderbolt 3) and WiFi 802.11ac.

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Intel Core i7-6700K can go up to 6.8 GHz with overclocking

Intel introduced their first Skylake processors coinciding with Gamescom 2015 and professional overclockers didn’t miss the chance to test out these developments. And there’s a new record for the platform: Core i7-6700K can achieve 6.8 GHz.

We already saw in the Skylake special how the first models in sale from the top range for desktop computers weren’t exactly a revolution in performance because the results were not too far from their Haswell equivalents and even when it came to graphics they were well below of the few desktop Broadwell that have hit the market and that include an integrated Iris Pro 6200 of higher level.

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The new AMD A8-7670K APU is here

On May, AMD slightly renewed its high-end APUs launching the new A10-7870K chip with an operating speed faster than their previous flagship, the A10-7850K. Now there comes a new chip, but on this occasion it’s aimed to improve the A8-7650K with higher operating speeds, both in CPU and the GPU.

AMD A8-7670K

AMD A8-7670K is a 10-core chip, with 4-cores in the CPU and 6-cores the GPU. The improvements are found in the speed at which they work, if on the 7650K we had the CPU running at 3.3 GHz and 3.8 GHz with turbo, the new model increases the speed to 3.6 GHz and 3.9 GHz, respectively.

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AMD renews its APUs with the A10-7870K processor

AMD is showing signs of life after a long season in which they didn’t present anything new of significance. Since they still haven’t released the new R9 390 Series graphics cards (and not the refurbished ones presented as the 200 Series), the new APU A10-7870K is a breeze of fresh air. This is actually an update of A10-7850K, with some slight improvements, but it’s still the Kaveri architecture with Steamroller cores.

When it comes to the processor, the cores work from 3.9 GHz to 4.1 GHz turbo speeds. The GPU now has a speed of 866 MHz (an improvement over 720 MHz), it supports DirectX 12 and keeps the rest of the features (512 processing units, 32 texture units and 8 rendering units). It may be a noticeable speed improvement over the A10-7850K, since its costs is now from $137.

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Best Gaming CPU under 300 dollars 2015

Today we finish with the third installment of our special item reviews in which we chose the best cpu for gaming within different price ranges.

We have talked earlier about the best processors to play games if you have a budget of up to 100 dollars, which would be the basic range, and the midrange, with a budget of no more than 200 dollars.

In this new special article we raise the bar to 300 dollars, a figure that I consider as “the end of the road” as going beyond that means entering a huge gap between quality/price.

By this we mean something very simple, as the difference between a 250 dollars processor and one that costs 400 dollars, for example, is almost nonexistent when playing a game, and this means that for every dollars invested beyond a particular limit you don’t necessarily receive a performance boost that is really worth it.

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Best Gaming CPU under 200 dollars 2015

We continue with our series of articles dedicated to one of the most important components of any computer, the processor, and this time we will focus on choosing the best CPUs to play games for 140-200 dollars.

In our previous special and we already made a short summary of the main advantages of AMD and Intel processors, but now we jump to the midrange and we must introduce some important changes, because though most of the previously mentioned points remain applicable, there are some updates to keep in mind.

Before making our last point, you need to keep in mind that with a maximum budget of 200 dollars you can’t access the Core i7 or the Core i5 with an unlocked multiplier.

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Best Gaming CPU under 100 dollars 2015

The processor is an important component for a lot of tasks, and its election makes many users doubt whether which one could be the best, and that’s why we have launched a series of guides in which we will choose the best CPUs to play with different price ranges.

In this first article we set a limit of 100 dollars, though we will leave a margin of five dollars to not limit our range of options so much, as this is a budget that is usually very common for users who want to mount hardware for very little money or who simply want to renew their PCs.

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Intel Xeon D, Broadwell arrives to the servers

The Intel Broadwell architecture keeps extending within the catalogue of Intel products. After the Core M and Core U, the company keeps integrating this architecture in low consumption chips and now it’s the turn of its application to the servers.

The new Xeon D are fabricated with 14 nanometers and, at least initially, they’ll arrive under two models of 4 and 8 cores in integrated SoC format, that means, they’ll be directly welded onto server plates, so those of you who were waiting for the first Broadwell processor with a CPU socket will have to wait.

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