AMD Virtual Overclocking Competition


 Overclock3D host UK leg of Virtual Overclocking Event
AMD Phenom II Dragon Expert KitAMD were kind enough to ask us if we would like to hold the UK leg of their virtual overclocking event. Obviously we accepted and then had to choose 5 forum members that we thought would be able to overclock the systems to the absolute maximum. Each contestant was sent a large box like the one on the right, crammed full of hardware, just waiting to be overclocked. Inside the box was:
  • AMD Phenom II X4 940 BE processor (3.0GHz with unlocked multiplier)
  • ASUS M4A79 Deluxe (Socket AM3 motherboard)
  • ASUS HD4870x2 2GB GDDR5
  • 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-9200 (1150MHz)
They were then challenged to get the highest score in Futuremark's popular 3DMark06 benchmark using only the hardware above. There is one drawback though, no extreme cooling allowed, only air cooling! It's going to be a very tough competition and the selected users will need to use every trick in the book to gain every point they can.
AMD Phenom II Dragon Kit InsideIt will all be worth it though, as the winner will receive a very, very special prize. It's one of 100. It's an AMD Phenom II TWKR special edition CPU. Incase you've been living in a box for the last few weeks and don't know what I'm talking about, then the TWKR is a limited edition CPU handed out to overclockers around the world to show the true capabilities of the Phenom II technology and demonstrate what overclocking can achieve.
Each member's final result has to be in by the 15th of August, which is just over a week away! To give you an idea of just how close this competition will be, one member has a score of 22591, whilst another has a score of 22489, that's a tiny difference of 102! These points can be gained by just a few more MHz on the CPU or a slightly higher overclock on the GPU, but most of the systems are already at their limits!
For more information and to find out who the lucky 5 members were, head over to the Forums.    
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Most Recent Comments

11-07-2009, 14:12:25

picked up my new pup today, gotta say for a six month old dog he's a tad large :p my 6 and 5 year old jack russels are getting bullied by him so hes already had a couple of slaps on the noose lool.
he's a mongrel cross staffy bull.

11-07-2009, 14:33:41

he's gonna beat up your pc!:p

11-07-2009, 14:38:44


hes meant too look like that when hes fully grown, oh dear my pc is in trouble! :mad:

11-07-2009, 14:58:45

heh he looks quite nice :)

11-07-2009, 15:41:06

Don't leave and kids on the floor !

11-07-2009, 16:03:00

erm your dog looks very differnt to the grown up pics. do thier ears strink when they grow? and the grown up one looks like hes has a bum forehead, lol.

11-07-2009, 16:04:03

hes fine with my little brother always licking his face lol

11-07-2009, 16:04:44


erm your dog looks very differnt to the grown up pics. do thier ears strink when they grow? and the grown up one looks like hes has a bum forehead, lol.

there skull splits when they grow mate :)

11-07-2009, 16:17:52

Im guessing this is not a banned breed then?
A friend a few doors up from me has a cross breed very similar and has commented on difficulties in proving its not banned, something to do with the dangerous dogs act brought in early 90's.

11-07-2009, 16:20:47

this is defo not a banned dog, he was trained and well kept after for 6 months and taught commands for when i take him too hunting competitions, my jack russels are hole dogs and my new pup is going too be a pure brute, hopefully i will win something this year :p

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