ASUS Advanced Overclocking Championship Coverage
Let The Games Begin!
Asus Advanced Overclocking Championship
It has been a busy two days in the world of Asus, they have just hosted the European Advanced Overclocking Championship in Berlin. There were some big names from the world of overclocking present and combined with such hardcore components and plenty of LN2 on tap, I was anticipating a potential world record beating session.
AOCC - Let the Games begin!
This is the first time I have witnessed overclockers using LN2 and I was amazed at the skills of these guys. Their passion for their sport shone through and although it was a competition, there was a clear sense of comradeship between the participants, with tips, suggestions and even tools being shared throughout.
After talking to some of the participants, it was obvious that just taking part in the event was more important than winning. Most of them already knew each other and it was a good chance for them to get together and enjoy the event. Having said that, gaining good scores was obviously still important to them.
About the rules and hardware used:
Basically there were ten teams with two members in each. They were given their hardware and a few hours to setup the rigs. Each team got two 9770's and then chose the best performing chip from these two. The benchmark to be used was 3DMark06, and the current world record score is 36000 points running 3DMark 06 at default settings.
The competing teams were as follows:
Mark "Rewarder" Buchel
Robert "crotale" Kihlberg
Marcus "King" Hultin
Marc-Oliver "Joe_Cool" Lange
Michael "No_name" Schnetzer
Peter "Gudas" Vavro
Sergio "Predator" San Joaquin
Xavier Paradeda "Xevipiu" Farrando
Jó "Jugeen" Gábor
Lörince "Achill3uS" Balàzs
Piotr "Piotre" Fierens
Thomas "Ptat" Kalerrinckx
Marcin "Ryba" Rywak
Jakub "PmP" Natorski
Bart "LOC.O" Peters
Roger "Oldscarface" Kortenhoeven
Paul "Sacha" Watkinson
David "4QMAN" Robinson
The hardware given to each team was as follows:
• ASUS Rampage Extreme
• 2x ASUS EAX4870X2’s
• ASUS VW222U LCD Monitor
• 2x Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 (only one used at a time, different steppings)
• Mushkin DDR3-2000 RAM
• 1300W Tagan PSUs
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