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!
Mark "Rewarder" Buchel
Robert "crotale" Kihlberg
Marcus "King" Hultin
Marc-Oliver "Joe_Cool" Lange
Michael "No_name" Schnetzer

Czech Republic
Peter "Gudas" Vavro
Lukas Fiala

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

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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Most Recent Comments

21-08-2008, 03:53:06


It seems we never win @ anything.

Anyways not really complaining Quote

21-08-2008, 04:58:51

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

21-08-2008, 05:15:36

1.9v Quote

21-08-2008, 07:21:54

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

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