Any good at overclocking? How about overclocking memory? We’ve just got word from G.SKILL that its memory was used at the start of the week (Monday 27th February) to break the world record for memory frequency. Christian Ney managed to clock the 4GB extreme RipJawsZ sticks up to 1868.3MHz equivalent to 3,736.6MHz. There are some [...]
Footy season is well under way which always means it’s time for EA and Konami to roll out their annual soccer franchises within a hairsbreadth of one another. Theirs are just two of the great line up of demo’s we’ve picked up this month, six more are waiting for you within the roundup. Follow these links for our [...]
If you have a special MMO or team-based multiplayer shooter in your life then things aren’t quite complete until you’ve joined a guild or clan. Making new chums and pooling dedicated prowess and sharing skills. You may never meet these people in real life but the common interest creates real bonds, superficial as they may be. Beyond [...]
Is this another bug-hunt, sir? Darius Mason bears a striking resemblance to Vin Diesel in I shoot a marker into a huge mass of industrial-sized machinery in the middle distance. Far away I can hear lots of angry miners trying to find me. I’m not bothered. I’m bothered more by the insectoid-looking alien in front [...]
New kit, new rules, here’s help New expansions equate to a whole new spread of equipment to get your head around. Cataclysm is no different. If anything, it’s even more challenging than previous expansions because stats that we knew and loved have either disappeared or changed in value significantly. Picking kit using criteria that was [...]
Ah, Sandy Bridge we love it, and now you can access all those onboard features and still go proper 3D mad
Last month, we gushed about Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processor. The cover hailed it as “Intel’s fastest, coolest, cheapest CPU”. Well we’ve calmed down a little bit now, although we still think its very nice indeed. Clock for clock, its faster and cheaper than the outgoing chips.
By the end of the year Sandy Bridge chips will be all of Intel’s range bar the top-end performance numbers. It’s not all roses, though. New sockets means new motherboards (again) and locking everything to the baseclock will frustrate overclockers.
The latest dual-GPU DirectX 11 behemoth is in the office
Here it is people, AMD’s Radeon HD 6990, it’s latest multi-GPU setup on a single slice of PCB.
We’re not allowed to tell you what’s in there just yet, or AMD wont talk to us ever again, but it is whirring away on our test bench as I type getting the bejesus benched out of it.
Check out what we can tell you after the jump…
You can play the Crysis 2 MP demo too, if you can login…
The Crysis 2 multiplayer demo is out. You can grab the 1.6GB download from the official site, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get to play it. As it is a multiplayer demo, you’ll need to log on in order to shoot your friends and enemies in the face (or back, if you’re one to sneakily shuffle around in stealth mode). The problem is, the Crysis 2 demo doesn’t use the standard Electronic Arts login, which you may already have. Nor does it use a GameSpy login, which you also may have. We mention this, because it’s based on GameSpy apparently.
Two new cards, but the HD 6950 makes the biggest impression
The two new Cayman GPU powered graphics cards from AMD, the Radeon HD 6970 and Radeon HD 6950, are here and everything you thought you knew has changed.
Discover the sealed world of your Power Supply Unit
Welcome to the first in a series of guides on PC components. First off, it’s PSUs. You can pay anything from £13 to well over £200 for a PC power supply. In this article we’ll tell you what you can expect to get for your money, as well as answer some common questions on the subject. How many watts do you need? Does the quality of the power supply matter much? And what exactly does it do and how? But first, you’ll need to know a little more about your box of power.
The basis of the PSU is the transformer, first conceived by those brain boxes Joseph Henry and Michael Faraday in 1831.