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.
 
Outside the AOCC event Inside the AOCC
 
 
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:
 
Some LN2 and a pile of 4870's!
Switzerland
Splmann
Mark "Rewarder" Buchel
 
Sweden
Robert "crotale" Kihlberg
Marcus "King" Hultin
 
Germany
Marc-Oliver "Joe_Cool" Lange
Michael "No_name" Schnetzer

Czech Republic
Peter "Gudas" Vavro
Lukas Fiala

Spain
Sergio "Predator" San Joaquin 
Xavier Paradeda "Xevipiu" Farrando

Hungary
Jó "Jugeen" Gábor
Lörince "Achill3uS" Balàzs

Belgium
Piotr "Piotre" Fierens
Thomas "Ptat" Kalerrinckx

Poland
Marcin "Ryba" Rywak
Jakub "PmP" Natorski

Holland
Bart "LOC.O" Peters
Roger "Oldscarface" Kortenhoeven

Great Britain
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

9770 Goodness Hardware laid out
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21-08-2008, 03:33:21

JN
"With 4870X2's, QX9770's and hefty amounts of LN2, ASUS attempt to break some records with the help of the worlds best overclockers." - Stuart "Hungover" Boardman reports from the scene!

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...180014675s.jpg

ASUS Advanced Overclocking ChampionshipQuote

21-08-2008, 03:53:06

Hassan
Aaaarrrrggghhh

It seems we never win @ anything.

Anyways not really complaining Quote

21-08-2008, 04:58:51

FarFarAway
Ah well, better luck next time, looks like good fun though Quote

21-08-2008, 05:15:36

!TIMMY!
1.9v Quote

21-08-2008, 07:21:54

Bondi007
Ive never been to any like events like computer related would be good lol, look alot of funfun Quote

21-08-2008, 10:08:17

PP Mguire
Lol i bet if kingpin or fugger where there they woulda busted the records with that much stuff just layin around Quote

21-08-2008, 13:45:43

yang88she
I'm a bit disapointed that many of these "professional" overclockers had so much trouble w/ CF...really concerns me as a consumer that if these guys were couldn't get CF to work, how would I (small time consumer/newbian) figure it outQuote

21-08-2008, 13:53:11

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='yang88she'
I'm a bit disapointed that many of these "professional" overclockers had so much trouble w/ CF...really concerns me as a consumer that if these guys were couldn't get CF to work, how would I (small time consumer/newbian) figure it out
Personally I wouldn't be worried. You need to bear in mind that these guys had a really limited amount of time to prep their boards for subzero cooling, decide between two processors and generally get to grips with hardware they may have never used before.

Most of the guys managed to get it running without issue, just some were unlucky.Quote

21-08-2008, 13:55:59

TopSecret
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='yang88she'
I'm a bit disapointed that many of these "professional" overclockers had so much trouble w/ CF...really concerns me as a consumer that if these guys were couldn't get CF to work, how would I (small time consumer/newbian) figure it out
I think you must also realise that these guys were pushing their components to the absolute limits, Some teams were struggling with Crossfire, but what you must also remember is the fact that the three winning teams did manage to get results while utilising Crossfire.Quote

21-08-2008, 14:00:18

Bondi007
Indeed.Quote

21-08-2008, 14:20:08

-VK-
Firstly, I'd like to thank Stuart for coming along and being great company. Perhaps with practice you'll be able to keep up with me

Secondly, I'd also like to mention that this hardware is at the most extreme end of current hardware. Things have been discovered that was causing the issues with the overclocking and they have been rectified.

Yang, you mention that CF was not working - I'm sorry but I must correct you. Only 2 of the 9 teams were unable to get CF to work for one reason or another, the top 2 teams in fact were very successful in their scores.

Everyone at the event had fun, making it a success. It seems that the only people complaining and making sly remarks are the ones who were not in attendance...

-VK-

Edit: Note - I'm happy to make official comments on the event, please e-mail me with any enquiries.Quote

21-08-2008, 14:44:55

yang88she
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='-VK-'
Firstly, I'd like to thank Stuart for coming along and being great company. Perhaps with practice you'll be able to keep up with me

Secondly, I'd also like to mention that this hardware is at the most extreme end of current hardware. Things have been discovered that was causing the issues with the overclocking and they have been rectified.
That's good to hear, since there were some of the best of the best @ this event, it's nice to know that the issues have been resolved.

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='-VK-'
Yang, you mention that CF was not working - I'm sorry but I must correct you. Only 2 of the 9 teams were unable to get CF to work for one reason or another, the top 2 teams in fact were very successful in their scores.
I guess I miss read, thanks for clearing it up. I'm new to CF and got a little "antsy" after reading that the pros were having problems.

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='-VK-'
Everyone at the event had fun, making it a success. It seems that the only people complaining and making sly remarks are the ones who were not in attendance...

-VK-

Edit: Note - I'm happy to make official comments on the event, please e-mail me with any enquiries.
I'm glad that there are such events that exist, it's great to see top of the line products put to the absolute limit from the prosQuote

21-08-2008, 15:19:56

TopSecret
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='-VK-'
Firstly, I'd like to thank Stuart for coming along and being great company. Perhaps with practice you'll be able to keep up with me
No worries mate, really enjoyed the trip, even on Tuesday when I was suffering the after effects of Monday night! Pity I let the side down though and got beat by a southern shandy drinkerQuote

22-08-2008, 17:15:22

GavX
looks like a good laugh, but daaamn thats alot of V going through the CPUs, I get nervous at 1.5 on my Q9450... (water, and 3.84, though not exactly table...) good workQuote

22-08-2008, 17:33:56

Hassan
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='GavX'
looks like a good laugh, but daaamn thats alot of V going through the CPUs, I get nervous at 1.5 on my Q9450... (water, and 3.84, though not exactly table...) good work
Yeah I understand what you mean, but then again they were all given the equipment needed free, so who cares. Quote

27-08-2008, 11:59:59

Xevi
lol



Spain

Sergio "Predator" San Joaquin

Xavier Paradera "Xevipio" Ferrando





Name correctly

Xavier Paradeda Farrando (Xevipiu)

God save the Queen!

Kisses Quote
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