Saturday, September 25th 2010

TechPowerUp LIVE from GIGABYTE GO OC World Finals 2010

TechPowerUp is coming to you LIVE from the GIGABYTE GO OC 2010 World Finals, Taipei. Throughout the weekend we will provide live coverage of events as they happen. GO OC 2010 is a congregation of some of the best overclockers in the scene who battle it out in various OC events. "Contestants from over 33 countries have competed in the local and then regional finals which were held in Indonesia, China, Mexico, Spain and USA from June to August. The victors of the regional events will meet on the battlefield in Taipei, Taiwan at the Hua-Shan Creative Park (East 3 Hall) on Saturday, September 25th, 2010," mentions GIGABYTE.

Live coverage follows:


Proceedings started with a CPU overclock showdown showcasing the capabilities of one of Gigabyte's front-line overclocking motherboards, the GA-X58A-UD7. Participants are to maintain four constants including of the GA-X58A-UD7; Intel Core i7 980X XE CPU; Windows XP SP3 OS; and a benchmark suite that includes: Super Pi mod 1.5 (32m), MAXXMEM (Memory, Read MB/s), Pifast, Wprime 32m.
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30 Comments on TechPowerUp LIVE from GIGABYTE GO OC World Finals 2010

#1
Kitkat
why didnt u invite me?
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Kitkat
why didnt u invite me?
We're invitees ourselves. GB is the host.
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#3
mdsx1950
Core i7 980X running at 6.08 GHz? :eek:
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#4
Frederik S
Staff
Yeah @ 1.75 vcore. So you need a lot of LN2 and a good MB in order to do it.
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Comments from all news posts will be redirected to this thread :)
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#6
Wile E
Power User
So, you guys have fun?
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#7
AnduBmf
Felicitari Matose !!!!!
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#8
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Awesomeness!!!!:rockout:

They've got some solid parts on hand.
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#9
grunt_408
I can smell burnt Chips from here :D. MMMM Chips :laugh:
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#11
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: hayder.master
they didn't say which ram's they use
I see some A-DATA RAM in the third pic, don't know which ones they are though.
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#13
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
I wonder if all of the CPU's and ram are individually tested before the competition to assure they have very very close to the same capabilities. I know they were binned the same to become 980X's in the first place, but I would assume there is still decent room for variation there, and thus the luck of the draw.

Obviously there is a heap of skill involved in putting the chip under LN2 and clocking it, but it still makes me wonder.
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#14
Zanga
Bravo Matose !!!
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#15
AndreiD
Bravos Matose!!!
Go Romania! :D
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#16
Bundy
Might be boring to many people but I'm curious to see what was presented to the competitors as the rules. Is there a published link anywhere?
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#17
Frederik S
Staff
by: wolf
I wonder if all of the CPU's and ram are individually tested before the competition to assure they have very very close to the same capabilities. I know they were binned the same to become 980X's in the first place, but I would assume there is still decent room for variation there, and thus the luck of the draw.

Obviously there is a heap of skill involved in putting the chip under LN2 and clocking it, but it still makes me wonder.
Gigabyte got 80 CPUs and selected the top 15. Variation should be minimal.
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#18
adisplinter
Way to go Matose ! All gamers/overclockers from Romania are proud of you. Your victory in Taipei will go down in history (of overclocking and pushing CPU capabilities to extreme limits). Respect!
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#19
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
by: Frederik S
Gigabyte got 80 CPUs and selected the top 15. Variation should be minimal.
Did they also select out of 80 motherboards and 80 ram kits of the same models? Because those are variables as well with these more modern chips when it comes to overclocking.
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#20
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Congrats Matose but also congrats to our own sno.lcn who was invited and had 8 points.
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#21
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
by: Frederik S
Gigabyte got 80 CPUs and selected the top 15. Variation should be minimal.
Minimal is still something, considering some scores are separated by 0.001, I honestly think that luck can play a part in this, given every conestant is doing essentially the same thing. Like I said before yes skill plays a massive part too, but for example; if the same contestant set up/overclocked all 15 mobo's/ram/CPU's, he probably wouldnt get the exact same results on every setup would he?

by: JrRacinFan
Did they also select out of 80 motherboards and 80 ram kits of the same models? Because those are variables as well with these more modern chips when it comes to overclocking.
exactly my point, when the scores are that tight, these factors must play into it somehow.

by: WarEagleAU
Congrats Matose but also congrats to our own sno.lcn who was invited and had 8 points.
I was going to say I saw him there on the scoreboard, good effort!
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Wile E
Power User
by: wolf
Minimal is still something, considering some scores are separated by 0.001, I honestly think that luck can play a part in this, given every conestant is doing essentially the same thing. Like I said before yes skill plays a massive part too, but for example; if the same contestant set up/overclocked all 15 mobo's/ram/CPU's, he probably wouldnt get the exact same results on every setup would he?



exactly my point, when the scores are that tight, these factors must play into it somehow.



I was going to say I saw him there on the scoreboard, good effort!
I think everyone should've benched on the same setup. That's the only fair way to do it.
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Wile E
Power User
by: wolf
Minimal is still something, considering some scores are separated by 0.001, I honestly think that luck can play a part in this, given every conestant is doing essentially the same thing. Like I said before yes skill plays a massive part too, but for example; if the same contestant set up/overclocked all 15 mobo's/ram/CPU's, he probably wouldnt get the exact same results on every setup would he?



exactly my point, when the scores are that tight, these factors must play into it somehow.



I was going to say I saw him there on the scoreboard, good effort!
The only fair way to do it, is to have everyone bench on the same rig. Unfortunately, time probably prevents that.
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