Monday, February 21st 2011

Elmor and Kinc Run ASUS GeForce GTX 580 at 1504/3008/5012 MHz, Set New Vantage Record

Renowned overclockers elmor and Kinc did the unthinkable, breaching the 1500 MHz barrier for the core (geometry domain) clock speed of GeForce GTX 580. Using ASUS EN580GTX DirectCu graphics card, the duo managed to achieve 1504 MHz core, 3008 MHz CUDA cores, and 1253 MHz (5012 MHz GDDR5 effective) memory, churning out 240.6 GB/s memory bandwidth. With this in single-card configuration, the testbed consisting of Intel Core i7-990X clocked at 6.14 GHz and 6 GB of DDR3 memory clocked at 1750 MHz, and ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard, the duo achieved a 3DMark Vantage score of P45819 (performance preset), setting a new record.

The bench was powered by a 1200W Antec HCP PSU, the graphics card ran with a whopping 1.62V vGPU, and 1.86V vMem, it is estimated that the graphics card drew 600W (12V, 50A) of power in itself. The CPU and graphics card were cooled using liquid nitrogen evaporators, the GPU VRM was directly air-cooled, using a high-flow fan. A number of hard volt-mods were employed to achieve those voltages.

Source: XtremeSystems Forums
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45 Comments on Elmor and Kinc Run ASUS GeForce GTX 580 at 1504/3008/5012 MHz, Set New Vantage Record

#1
laszlo
soon they'll send configurations in space to set new records...
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#2
arnoo1
wow that's so cool, sli plz!! xd
and i wnat crysis run? 70fps avg? xd
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#3
LittleLizard
Im starting to get boredom out of these world breaking records. We have almost 2 per week :/
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#4
Reefer86
i actually cared for a second...... then i realised its just lame and I couldn't care less.
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#5
Anusha
can anyone run their PC like this in real life? no. so, why bother? records should be records only if done in real life conditions. >_>
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#6
KashunatoR
i'm sure he tried numerous gtx 580 cards to find this one. why is gpu binning dead? if you pay more for a factory overclocked card you should get more. at least when you're talking about high end cards
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#7
Andrei23
when is the retail version of this coming out? never? then I don't care...
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#8
nINJAkECIL
by: Anusha
can anyone run their PC like this in real life? no. so, why bother? records should be records only if done in real life conditions. >_>
Can anyone run anything on world record level in everyday life?
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#9
meran
wow 600 watt just for the graphic card that's just fantastic
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#10
Anusha
by: nINJAkECIL
Can anyone run anything on world record level in everyday life?
no, and that is my point! it's just like you aren't supposed to run the 100m on steroids, not even to make the world record. :D
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#11
Sabishii Hito
Looks like they're using A-DATA XPG Plus memory (=Elpida Hyper). Sad that benchers have to use EOL kits, but all the PSC-based stuff out now just won't cut it.
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#12
jpierce55
I only care about what can be done in real life as well.
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#13
Cheeseball
by: Anusha
can anyone run their PC like this in real life?
Well, considering that Kinc and Elmor did. Yes.

It's like questioning:
Why should anyone buy a HD 5970 or a GTX 580, when a GTX 460 or a HD 5870 would be good enough for anyone?
... It's because they can and they're willing to go break the limit. Kinc and Elmor just decided to go beyond breaking the limit, that's all.

LOL, people are being pessimistic for no reason.
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#14
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Why climb Mount Everest? Why travel to India? Why eat bacon? BECAUSE WE CAN.
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#15
KashunatoR
gtx 580 is not enough for me. i want flawless gaming. i'm waiting for gtx 590 :)
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#16
Beertintedgoggles
I actually have more respect for people running benchmarks like this than just setting their voltages by software and throwing money at their systems. At least this guys are are putting some skill level to work by hard modding the cards. The cooling solutions... well, whatever works to keep it from catching fire and pushed the furthest. It's like one of the nitro drag races. You're pretty much expected to rebuild the engine after charging down the track at more than 300 MPH with 5,000 HP.
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#17
ASRockIQ
i hate these records. they are truly meaningless and stupid. no one would have there rig set like that on a daily bases
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#19
bear jesus
Impressive.

All the people complaining about how pointless this is i have to ask, do you complain when people set land speed records? :p
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#20
Anusha
by: bear jesus
Impressive.

All the people complaining about how pointless this is i have to ask, do you complain when people set land speed records? :p
yes, Veyron ftw! XD
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#21
ensabrenoir
by: Beertintedgoggles
I actually have more respect for people running benchmarks like this than just setting their voltages by software and throwing money at their systems. At least this guys are are putting some skill level to work by hard modding the cards. The cooling solutions... well, whatever works to keep it from catching fire and pushed the furthest. It's like one of the nitro drag races. You're pretty much expected to rebuild the engine after charging down the track at more than 300 MPH with 5,000 HP.
+1

They set the mark that everydayers (possible new word) strive to reach using more practical means. Besides most of our systems are way more powerful than what we use them for. its just in our nature to go faster, fly higher and just push everything to its limits.
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#22
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
hmm surprised the MOSFET section of the 580 has no cooling.

gotta love the kingpin pots though can't wait till i got parts to clock up again good job elmor. also very clean vmod on the 580 you can barely see the pot dangling off of it.
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#23
mmaakk
by: Anusha
can anyone run their PC like this in real life? no. so, why bother? records should be records only if done in real life conditions. >_>
100% agreed. :toast:

How many thousand dollar chips are wasted for this kind of hobby?

C'mon, spend your knowledge and money in something like folding@home or WCG.
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#24
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
congrats to these guys for getting a GTX580 to run that damn fast, thats incredible.

must be hugely satisfying to set a world record too, overclocking is rewarding enough without an actual reward.
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#25
kinc
ASUS Representative
Big thanks to the people with kind words <3

We do it for the adrenaline rush. Belive ir or not but it is a real kick to see the fps doubble from stock. And smell the odor from overloaded mosfets as every passive component of the PSU and VGAs power-area squeal.

by: cdawall
hmm surprised the MOSFET section of the 580 has no cooling.
The picture is taken form one of the testruns were we just quickly test it t oget a feel for how cold we can run it etc. When we ran it for real we had the orignal heat sink screwed on with a fan directly on it. The cold spread throught the copper in the pcb also helps a lot.

Like W1zzard shows in his review here: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_580_Direct_Cu_II/images/cooler5.jpg
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