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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.

Build-A-Rig Round 1, Zotac vs. Corsair: The $1500 PC Showdown

We’re back again for the final phase of our inaugural Build-A-Rig Challenge, the performance showdown. For the showdown we have run the assembled Zotac and Corsair systems through our...

21 by Ryan Smith on 8/5/2015

Build-A-Rig Round 1, Zotac vs. Corsair: The $1500 PC Build Logs

In early July we introduced our new Build-A-Rig project. The aim of the project, with help from our partners Newegg, is to approach the companies that make up the...

53 by Ryan Smith & Ganesh T S on 7/30/2015

The Corsair STRAFE Mechanical Keyboard Review

Corsair just released a new mechanical motherboard, the STRAFE, bringing cost-effectiveness to gamers who want the versatility of an advanced programmable keyboard but do not need the RGB lighting...

53 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/15/2015

Build-A-Rig Round 1: The $1500 PCs and Interviews from Corsair and Zotac

Last week we introduced our new Build-A-Rig project. At a high level, we ask two or three companies in the PC industry each round to configure a system to...

117 by Ian Cutress on 7/8/2015

Introducing the Build-A-Rig Project: Company Configured PC Contest, Readers Win PCs

A while back Newegg approached us with an interesting offer. They wanted to regularly give away complete PCs to our readers, and they wanted our help in doing so. While...

68 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 6/30/2015

The Corsair CS450M PSU Review

Top tier PSUs certainly are technologically interesting, yet the mainstream products undoubtedly cover the vast bulk of the market. Today we are having a look at the Corsair CS450M...

46 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/10/2015

Corsair unleashes the Bulldog DIY 4K Gaming PC

Corsair certainly is a company that is not afraid of diversification and has proved that multiple times in the past. They started as a memory products manufacturer, diversified into...

33 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/1/2015

Corsair Now Retailing 128GB UDIMM DDR4 Kits, Starting at $1755

Not much exciting happens in the land of DRAM I know – usually the most exciting things occur when we get a standards change, or when capacities increase. Luckily...

39 by Ian Cutress on 5/15/2015

The Corsair Gaming Keyboards and Mice Range: An Experiential Test

Following the thorough review of the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB, we are having a complete overview of Corsair's new Gaming division and their latest offerings. The new brand is...

56 by E. Fylladitakis on 5/14/2015

Corsair Releases Orange Dominator Platinum DDR4-3400 for GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion

During CES earlier this year we spent some time at the Corsair booth and saw a beta system demoing an orange kit of DDR4-3400 modules on the X99-SOC Champion...

21 by Ian Cutress on 3/23/2015

DDR4 Haswell-E Scaling Review: 2133 to 3200 with G.Skill, Corsair, ADATA and Crucial

For any user interested in performance, memory speed is an important part of the equation when it comes to building your next system. This can apply to any user...

119 by Ian Cutress on 2/5/2015

Corsair HX750i Power Supply Review

Today we will look at the latest revision of Corsair's HX series, the HX750i PSU. Corsair came a long way since their first PSU, the HX520W, with the HX750i...

32 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/14/2015

Corsair Show DDR4-3400, also mentions 16GB UDIMMs?

Aside from the formal press releases from Corsair already announcing the new Carbine 100R, the Hydro H110i GT all-in-one liquid cooler, the HG10 N780 GPU Bracket and their new...

31 by Ian Cutress on 1/13/2015

As mainstream as it gets: Corsair announces the Carbine 100R case

Two years ago, Corsair released the Carbide 200R and the $59 case proved to be a remarkable budget-friendly solution. Back then we were wondering "how low can you go"...

13 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/6/2015

Corsair Debuts the Hydro H110i GT AIO Cooler and HG10 N780 Edition GPU Cooling Bracket

Corsair decided to up the stakes in the AIO liquid cooler market and is releasing the Hydro Series H110i GT cooler, an upgraded version of the H110 that we...

12 by E. Fylladitakis on 1/6/2015

PSU Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

In this Holiday Buyer's Guide, we will be evaluating and recommending desktop PC power supply units. We should clarify that the selection of a PSU is based on parameters...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/3/2014

Corsair Neutron XT (240GB, 480GB & 960GB) SSD Review: Phison S10 Debuts

The ugly truth is that the SSD market has been tough for almost all the typical PC component vendors lately. With Samsung, SanDisk, and Micron/Crucial being serious about the...

57 by Kristian Vättö on 11/17/2014

Exploring Performance Consistency in USB 3.0 Flash Drives

SSD technology has advanced to a stage where it is possible to have flash drives with bona-fide SSD controllers. The addition of a SATA to USB 3.0 bridge provides...

29 by Ganesh T S on 11/15/2014

Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 256GB Flash Drive Capsule Review

The rise 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...

24 by Ganesh T S on 9/24/2014

Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review

Today is the dawn of a new era for Corsair, as the company has multiple announcements. Corsair is establishing their own gaming brand, announcing the availability of the new...

91 by E. Fylladitakis on 9/22/2014

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