Monday, March 28th 2011

Antec's Resident Overclocking Champion Breaks Two World Records Using HCP-1200 PSU

In its 25th anniversary year, Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced it has set two new world records on 3DMark06 and 3DMark03, using Antec’s renowned High Current Pro series HCP-1200 power supply to simultaneously power four high-end intensive graphics cards with a power consumption up to 1700 watts.

The world record scores of 48,096 marks on 3DMark06 with four Radeon HD 5870 graphic cards in 4-way Crossfire, and a 3DMark03 score of 233,433 marks in 4-way SLI-configuration with GeForce GTX 580 cards were achieved by Nick Shih, current world-wide leading overclocker. Both scores represent the unrivaled overclocking capabilities of Antec’s HCP-1200 PSU and how the unparalleled performance of Antec’s HCP-1200 is engineered to satisfy the needs of PC enthusiasts and overclockers for high-performance, compatibility and stability.

“The High Current Pro series is positioned as the premium power supply line that provides customers with outstanding performance,” said Christoph Katzer, Director of Business Unit 2, Power Supplies, at Antec. “Antec is delighted to have its HCP-1200 set not one, but two, new world records, and the successes achieved prove Antec’s continued commitment to providing top-rated products to its customers.”

Based on server and workstation technology, the High Current Pro series is crafted to withstand long hours of intense work. Reliability-boosting PSU features on the High Current Pro include all Japanese-brand capacitors and unmatched high-amperage High Current outputs that ensure graphics card compatibility. Together, these attributes provide the rock-solid stability required for cutting-edge gaming and professional systems.

The HCP-1200 with 1200 watts of Continuous Power achieves the 80 PLUS Gold certification level, delivering power with up to 92% efficiency. In addition, a cool-running dual double-layer PCB and onboard DC to DC converters provide substantial voltage stability, making the system more reliable and energy-efficient, and features none of the annoying pitch noise typically found in higher-power 80 PLUS Gold certified PSUs.
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17 Comments on Antec's Resident Overclocking Champion Breaks Two World Records Using HCP-1200 PSU

#3
mk_ln
unless 3dmark has changed and added another sub-score rating the PSU, I don't see how Antec can claim that they achieved a world record...perhaps the producers of the plastic components should claim that they achieved a world record benchmark in 3dmark as well...:shadedshu
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#4
NdMk2o1o
by: mk_ln
unless 3dmark has changed and added another sub-score rating the PSU, I don't see how Antec can claim that they achieved a world record...perhaps the producers of the plastic components should claim that they achieved a world record benchmark in 3dmark as well...:shadedshu
Antec's Resident Overclocking Champion Breaks Two World Records Using HCP-1200 PSU
Which part of the title was gard to understand?

Antec's resident overclocker broke the world records whilst using an Antec PSU.........
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#5
Trackr
by: NdMk2o1o
Which part of the title was gard to understand?

Antec's resident overclocker broke the world records whilst using an Antec PSU.........
It's funny how you completely missed his point.

He's saying that the PSU one uses is NOT factored into the score and thus is as proprietary as the case the components are in.

While I disagree, as the PSU is definitely more relevant.. I FULLY agree that the benchmark should be stability testing with those components.. not running 3DMark, which is known to not even stress the components fully.
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#6
Kreij
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by: btarunr
unmatched high-amperage High Current outputs
Wow ... High amperage (which is current) AND high current (which is measured in amperage).

.. from the Department of Redundancy Redundancy

Looks like a really nice PSU, though, if it can handle 1700w at a 1200w rating.
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#7
mstenholm
If a world record can be verified with pictures in that size then I have a few to add ;)
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#8
mk_ln
by: NdMk2o1o
Which part of the title was gard to understand?

Antec's resident overclocker broke the world records whilst using an Antec PSU.........
The title is not hard to understand at all. With that being said, I generally read more than just the title, i.e. I read the article where most of the 'meat' is. Seems that you completely missed the point at more than one count...

Since you like to skim, here's the Coles/Cliffs notes:

by: btarunr
...Antec...today announced it has set two new world records on 3DMark06 and 3DMark03...

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“The High Current Pro series is positioned as the premium power supply line that provides customers with outstanding performance,” said Christoph Katzer, Director of Business Unit 2, Power Supplies, at Antec. “Antec is delighted to have its HCP-1200 set not one, but two, new world records, and the successes achieved prove Antec’s continued commitment to providing top-rated products to its customers.”

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I don't see how a PSU sets a world record in performance (3dmark)...
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araditus
by: mk_ln
The title is not hard to understand at all. With that being said, I generally read more than just the title, i.e. I read the article where most of the 'meat' is. Seems that you completely missed the point at more than one count...

Since you like to skim, here's the Coles/Cliffs notes:



I don't see how a PSU sets a world record in performance (3dmark)...
It doesnt set a record, it is the fuel that got the car to the finish line, that pc wont boot without power and at the upper extremes of overclocking rail noise and ripples can set a overclock on a downward spiral, by providing good clean low noise power, the rig was more stable at higher levels and achieved more overclock, psu's are important, but merely at the discretion of the technition, but it is still merit. its kinda like tires in a race, if someone sets the all time nurburgring lap record, the first thing any racer would say it, what tires did he use? same as a psu, an important part to the equation
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#10
DaveK
It's what powered the components that broke the records and Antec are boasting about it unlike other manufacturers.
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#11
mk_ln
by: araditus
It doesnt set a record, it is the fuel that got the car to the finish line, that pc wont boot without power and at the upper extremes of overclocking rail noise and ripples can set a overclock on a downward spiral, by providing good clean low noise power, the rig was more stable at higher levels and achieved more overclock, psu's are important, but merely at the discretion of the technition, but it is still merit. its kinda like tires in a race, if someone sets the all time nurburgring lap record, the first thing any racer would say it, what tires did he use? same as a psu, an important part to the equation
I agree with the bold section and most of what you stated in your post, which is why I found it funny in the original article that Antec posted what it did:
“Antec is delighted to have its HCP-1200 set not one, but two, new world records,..."
The PSU did not set a world record; it was a component in the setup, yes, but IT did not set the world record as stated by Antec. Again, a plastics manufacturer that makes the clips for the DIMM slots should also say that they set a world record as well. That may be a little extreme, but I hope you get my point that although the PSU is a part of the system, it, by itself, does not add to a world record in performance; the CPU, GPU, RAM, and hard drive determine the performance (not sure on hard drive in 3dmark though). The PSU does no computation which adds to the score during the benchmark, thus does not set a world record in 3dmark.
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#12
araditus
by: mk_ln
I agree with the bold section and most of what you stated in your post, which is why I found it funny in the original article that Antec posted what it did:



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On that point, I will share in your laughter, the article should be titled: "Antec made it possible to break 2 world records" that statement if more accurate.
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#13
dumo
1 PSU for 4X GTX 580s overclocked and another PSU for mobo/cpu/ssd.
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#14
Play3r
by: mk_ln

The PSU did not set a world record; it was a component in the setup, yes, but IT did not set the world record as stated by Antec. Again, a plastics manufacturer that makes the clips for the DIMM slots should also say that they set a world record as well. That may be a little extreme, but I hope you get my point that although the PSU is a part of the system, it, by itself, does not add to a world record in performance; the CPU, GPU, RAM, and hard drive determine the performance (not sure on hard drive in 3dmark though). The PSU does no computation which adds to the score during the benchmark, thus does not set a world record in 3dmark.
The fact of the matter is that those plastic clips ARE important. Everything in the system is just as important as the next. if the plastic clips are broken then your ram isnt going to go in properly. system kaputt! the cpu gpu ram mobo psu fans heatsinks clips copper tracks and well everything are important. And antec arent claiming it was just there psu that did it. it was the whole system and the overclocker hence the title Antec's Resident Overclocking Champion Breaks Two World Records Using HCP-1200 PSU
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#15
Bundy
The important bit is to understand what mouse they used
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#16
mk_ln
by: Play3r

The fact of the matter is that those plastic clips ARE important. Everything in the system is just as important as the next. if the plastic clips are broken then your ram isnt going to go in properly. system kaputt! the cpu gpu ram mobo psu fans heatsinks clips copper tracks and well everything are important...
um...straw man argument there; I was not referring to the importance of one component vs the next in a working system, but how a component adds to the 3dmark benchmark score. If you read and understood my point, which it seems you didn't, then you would have seen that my objection to the ARTICLE (not title), is that Antec claims that their PSU achieved "not one, but two, new [3dmark] world records":

by: btarunr
...“The High Current Pro series is positioned as the premium power supply line that provides customers with outstanding performance,” said Christoph Katzer, Director of Business Unit 2, Power Supplies, at Antec. “Antec is delighted to have its HCP-1200 set not one, but two, new world records, and the successes achieved prove Antec’s continued commitment to providing top-rated products to its customers.”
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and your next part:

by: Play3r
... And antec arent claiming it was just there psu that did it. it was the whole system and the overclocker hence the title Antec's Resident Overclocking Champion Breaks Two World Records Using HCP-1200 PSU
with regards to the bold - that is actually EXACTLY what they are claiming (in the article, if you bothered to read it):

by: btarunr
...“The High Current Pro series is positioned as the premium power supply line that provides customers with outstanding performance,” said Christoph Katzer, Director of Business Unit 2, Power Supplies, at Antec. “Antec is delighted to have its HCP-1200 set not one, but two, new world records, and the successes achieved prove Antec’s continued commitment to providing top-rated products to its customers.”
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Perhaps you just glanced over the article and missed that, but if not, I hope you improve your reading comprehension.
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#17
tigger
I'm the only one
My E6300 oc was nearly a world record, for air cooling.

I wonder how noisy them setups were?
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