AMD Virtual Overclocking Competition

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 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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16-07-2009, 03:53:46

JN
AMD’s Virtual Overclocking Event hosted by Overclock3D



A few weeks back AMD contacted us and asked if we would be willing to be the host of their UK Virtual Overclocking Event. Naturally we were honoured and accepted their invitation.

Our first task as event holders was to pick a total of 5 people from the Overclock3D forums that we believed would be capable of overclocking AMD based systems to extreme levels . The decision was an extremely tough one, but in the end we put forward the following people:

Ham

BustaH

tinytomlogan

Jabski

Pyr0

Each of these entrants has received (or shortly will be receiving) the following test systems to benchmark with:

• AMD Phenom II X4 940 CPU

• Asus Mainboard with 790 chipset

• Asus Radeon HD 4870X2 GPU

• OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-9200 4GB

The entrant who manages to achieve the highest result in 3DMark06 (stock settings) using the hardware above along with nothing more than AIR COOLING (200CFM Delta’s here we come!) will be announced as the winner on the 16th August @ 12pm and will receive a super-special limited edition Phenom II Black Edition TWKR for their efforts.

This thread will serve as a communal place for all entrants to share their overclocking progress with the community. Regular updates with photo’s, screenshots and video’s is a must, and we’re relying on the rest of you guys to cheer our entrants on

Let the games begin….Quote

16-07-2009, 04:35:01

Pyr0
Before anything else, I just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to OC3D and AMD for letting me participate in this event.

Although I'm using a 4870X2 in my main rig, I've been away from AMD systems for a while... so may be playing catchup with the others as I try to learn to overclock again lol (any tips or advice welcomed). But you can be sure I'll be trying my best.

Took a couple of rly quick snaps (was very eager to begin playing ) before starting the abuse:

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/9...dragon1.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3...dragon2.th.jpg http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2...dragon3.th.jpg http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6...dragon4.th.jpg http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3...dragon5.th.jpg http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2...dragon6.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2...dragon7.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7...dragon8.th.jpg http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8...dragon9.th.jpg http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/84/amddragon10.th.jpg http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4...ragon11.th.jpg

I thought I'd start with a few benchmarks at stock speeds to get a baseline and then see how scores/performance improve as clocks are increased.Quote

16-07-2009, 04:42:14

BustaH
nice one for putting up those pics, I was going to do the same however you have covered it all there, nice set up btw and benchtable

I had a quick play with mine, its an interesting set up and so far I have found it to be very stable to a point.

thanks to oc3d for putting this comp on.

pics of set up:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...1/DSCF2305.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d9...1/DSCF2306.jpg

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