On behalf of Rivet Networks, ASRock USA and VR World, we wish to congratulate the following winners of Killer Technology-enabled motherboards: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6 – Michael Kristensen ASRock Fatal1ty B150 Gaming K4 – Derrick Potter ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer 3.1 – Miekske Dingens The winners have 48 hours to contact us with their shipping info, otherwise their awards will be passed on to one of three reserve winners. You can contact us through Facebook, Twitter or at the bottom of this post. Please do not put any personal details if you decide to contact us through the comments section – we’ll make alternative arrangements. Once more, congratulations and
Killer Networking technology is on the rise. Now under the careful guidance of the original founders, the company is focused on increasing their footprint on the market through the motherboard One of mistakes original Killer Networks did was focusing solely on high-end market segment, requiring a $300 investment in what was becoming a commodity technology. We extensively detailed the rebirth of Killer networking products in an interview with Michael Cubbage, co-founder and CEO of Rivet Networks. The new focus of the network technology isn’t competing against existing network NICs and PHYs, but rather to bring a complete solution that can improve the performance over what can
For the last couple of months, enthusiasts ‘on a budget’ were buying Intel processors based on latest ‘Skylake’ architecture and overclocked them to obtain extra performance. What made overclocking especially attractive was the possibility to overclock cheaper, ‘non-K’ processors using the old method of raising the base-clock (BCLK). Given that the company faced ‘Skylake crashes in Prime95’ affair, Intel decided to push microcode updates which would not just prevent Skylake-based CPUs from crashing but to prevent all non-K CPUs from overclocking as well. This update should not surprise anyone, as lack of any meaningful competition in the performance space meant the company was free to limit the overclocking capabilities. In order to overclock an Intel processor, you
The motherboard segment as a whole, however, is set for a decline when compared to last year.
ASRock’s Skylake-based motherboard gives us a taste of what’s to come with Intel’s sixth-generation cores.
With CES right around the corner and the industry’s marketing efforts going into overdrive, what is it that we will likely see next week?
Kingston today held an overclocking competition with some of the world’s leading overclockers, their HOT (HyperX Overclocking Takeover). They offered a prize pool of $10,000 that would be distributed among the top 3 winners of 3 different benchmarks including Memory Clock speed, SuperPi 32M and Intel’s XTU. The teams were competing with eachother all day long and ultimately the majority of the competition was won by Team Gigabyte, who had utilized Kingston’s memory earlier in the week with their board to break the memory clock speed world record at 4.5 GHz. Over the course of the day, the overclockers were competing to win the three