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Overclocking has generally been the domain of enthusiasts with desktop rigs. However, increasing the CPU frequency beyond the official specification is not the only way to extract more performance from a computing system. Memory-bound workloads can benefit from memory hierarchies with increased bandwidth and/or lower latencies. Small form-factor (SFF) systems usually do not allow the DRAM to be operated beyond the standard JEDEC guidelines (up to 2133 MHz for DDR4). However, the Skull Canyon NUC (NUC6i7KYK) can support DDR4 SODIMMs operating at 2133 MHz+. Do increased memory frequencies deliver benefits in the Skull Canyon NUC? We benchmarked the system using five different SODIMM kits operating at various frequencies and latencies beyond the standard 2133 MHz. Read on for the results and analysis.

Price Check Q3 2016: DRAM Prices Down Over 20% Since Early 2016

Slow sales in the first half of 2016 have negatively affected suppliers of virtually all of PCs, tablets and smartphone components. Producers of DRAM typically suffer more than others...

37 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2016

The Corsair Gaming K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard Review

There already are dozens of companies offering literally hundreds of mechanical keyboards, covering nearly all shapes and sizes. Designers try to innovate and differentiate but this becomes exceedingly difficult...

35 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/1/2016

Corsair Unveils Vengeance LED Modules: DDR4 Gets Lighting, 4333 MT/s Data-Rate

Corsair has introduced its Vengeance LED family of memory modules designed for enthusiasts of high-performance PCs and modders. The fresh range of Corsair’s memory combines new design featuring LED...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2016

Corsair Gives Phison PS3110 S10 Another Try: Neutron XTi SSDs Launched

A number of SSD suppliers have released drives based on the Phison PS3110 S10 controllers, with most of these coming in Q4 2014 or Q1 2015 and targeting performance...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/16/2016

Corsair Announces Dominator Platinum Special Edition and Vengeance LED Memory Modules

In the last 10 years, Corsair has greatly expanded its product lineup and nowadays it produces virtually the whole range of hardware and accessories for enthusiasts with the exception...

16 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2016

Corsair Launches Dominator Platinum Memory Modules for ASUS ROG Systems

Corsair has introduced its new custom-built kit of Dominator Platinum memory modules, which are specifically designed for ASUS ROG motherboards. The new DDR4 modules contain an exclusive SPD profile...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/27/2016

Corsair's Bulldog PC Barebone for the Living Room is now Available: $299/$399

Many PC and chassis makers these days are trying to address console gamers with computers that are as small as game consoles and fit into the living room design-wise...

13 by Anton Shilov on 5/27/2016

The Corsair Lapdog Review: Gaming with a Mouse and Keyboard in the Living Room

Corsair clearly wants a piece of the living room gaming market, as their upcoming Bulldog barebones is a system designed with that specific purpose in mind. To that end...

38 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/25/2016

The Corsair Carbide 400Q Case Review

Today we are having a look at one of Corsair’s latest cases, the Carbide 400Q. The 400Q is a subtle ATX case that is designed with silence in mind...

64 by E. Fylladitakis on 4/29/2016

Corsair Extends Warranty of Advanced PSUs to 10 Years

Unlike CPUs, video cards, motherboards and memory, power supplies do not get outdated after two or three years, which is why high-end PSUs usually survive multiple configurations. However, only...

19 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2016

The Corsair Strafe RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review with MX Silent (Red) Switches

Cherry's MX Silent switches are making their debut on the Corsair Strafe RGB gaming mechanical keyboard. Corsair has the exclusive on the MX Silent for the first year, and...

56 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/15/2016

Corsair and G.Skill Introduce 128 GB (8x16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Kits

An average personal computer nowadays is equipped with 8 GB or less of DRAM, according to analysts from DRAMeXchange. Due to the requirements of Microsoft Windows 10 operating system...

10 by Anton Shilov on 1/21/2016

The Corsair SP (Static Pressure), AF (High Airflow) 120/140mm Fan Review

Both the selection and the testing of a fan can be a rather complicated matter. Even if someone knows the exact performance curve of a fan and can make...

92 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/25/2015

The Corsair H80i GT and H100i GTX AIO Coolers Review

Today we are having a look at the upgraded 120 mm AIO liquid coolers from Corsair, the single slot H80i GT and the dual slot H100i GTX. Both come...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 11/16/2015

The Corsair RM1000x and RM1000i 1000W Power Supply Review

Just over a year and a half ago we had our first encounter with Corsair's RM PSU series. The company upgraded their highly successful quiet PSU series and split...

47 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/30/2015

Corsair Partners with MSI, Enters High-End Video Card Market With The Hydro GFX

Closed loop liquid cooled (CLLC) video cards have become an increasingly important part of the video card industry over the past couple of years. Though liquid cooling isn’t by...

32 by Ryan Smith on 9/16/2015

Corsair Flash Voyager GS USB 3.0 512GB Flash Drive Capsule Review

The ubiquity of USB 3.0 as a high speed interface for PCs and the increasing affordability of flash memory has led to some very interesting products. USB flash drives...

8 by Ganesh T S on 8/31/2015

Build-A-Rig Round 1: The Winners

As our final update to what has been a very successful first round for our Build-A-Rig project, last week we held the drawing to determine the winners. Each of...

19 by Ryan Smith on 8/12/2015

Corsair and Cherry Introduce New, Quieter Mechanical Keyboard Switches

After languishing in relative obscurity for a few decades, mechanical keyboards have exploded in popularity in recent years. Almost every maker of input devices for computers has joined the...

32 by Billy Tallis on 8/6/2015

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