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MSI Overclocking Competition Won By the Favourites, Real Money Handed Out As Prize

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  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Well, this is good news for PC enthusiasts. PC overclocking has become a competitive sport in recent years with various brands hosting the competitions and others also chipping in with sponsorship money. This year’s event was the fourth annual MSI Master Overclocking Arena competition held in Taipei, Taiwan, with sponsorship money coming from the likes of Intel and Kingston among others. Basic competition info: sixteen teams worldwide; benchmarks used were Super PI 32M, 3DMark 11 and surprisingly, the ancient 3DMark 2001SE but it’s not clear why such an old benchmark is being used; the components used are given to contestants based on a lottery system, the team picking a number corresponding to either a CPU or a complete rig. This prevents contestants from having an unfair advantage by bringing in their own heavily modified kit to press home an advantage. Imagine how much more potent a modded motherboard with beefed up voltage regulators could be? Turned out that the favourites, previous winners Romania, won the competition. The prize money was only $3000, which is paltry compared to mainstream sports, but remember that this overclocking "sport" is still very new and is very niche in nature, so isn’t so unreasonable when viewed in that light. Head on over to VR-Zone for more competition details and photos.

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    Damn_Smooth, Jack Doph and jmcslob say thanks.
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    I enjoyed this article....
    still kinda funny.....a whole $3000 LuLzzz...they prolly spent more to be there...but that wasn't the point..

    Anyways Thanks MSI
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    I think it's great that they at least get peoples names out there, so they can get familiarized in the community, theres not many of these competitions around :D
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    I thought all the names were already out there, sponsored out the wazoo, and handed cherry chips.

    I'd like to see some sort of 24/7 competition. 48 hours of stability testing including benches meant to simulate real world usage to cover idle stability (looking at you SB). Add some rule like your cooling can't cost more and use more electricity than the components they're cooling. Long term performance is all that ever matters to the vast majority of us so let's start giving it the appropriate attention.
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    http://www.overclock.net/benchmarking-software-discussion/62298-official-superpi-32m-top-times.html


    SB 5min 51 sec at 5.87Ghz Meaning that some cherry picked chips were 25 seconds apart at Prime 32M
    BD 6 min 16s + 10% IPC for piledriver, not even counting the improvements in respins for BD?

    Knock knock knocking on heavens doooorrrrrr.

    Wait till some others get ahold of BD, and better yet, a 10% IPC improvement with Piledriver?

    10% of 6 minutes 16 seconds should have a red hot poker of a tip in the ass of SB and new Intel processors by a little over 7% or 7 seconds.
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    good stuff
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    and the winners are from... ROMANIA... the land of choice :D
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    claylomax...

    he just make a preview not a review... at this time review is not allowed by AMD...

    it's only at days distance from the release day :)

    wait and see


    also the bios must be ready for the cpu :)
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    agree..getting xx.xxghz is important but stability is more important,we want it to last long!
    this is great i really hope more of this kind of competition is available throughout worldwide
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    I know it's a preview; he did say that you can't break an NDA if you don't sign one. But let's wait for Wednesday.
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    FYI 3DMark 2001SE is used as it is a benchmark that requires a true skill at tweaking and it is a favorite of many that have done this a while. The trip is likely more than the prize yes but it is a blast to be at an event with MSI in Taipei, and to see friends from around the world (and party).

    + Really? this has nothing to do with BD and yet you choose to bring that up - almost if not worse than referencing the playability of Crysis... seriously guya :(
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    Congrats to the winners and glad to see it happen this year.. Last year's was a total mess..
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    What happened last year?
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    this

    I'm just glad that they went with strict rules this year over it all.. Lost a lot of respect over what happened with who it did...
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    The issue with that is MANY only know parts and half of the story, others such as my self do have the full information and understand how it all happened and the circumstances and MSI's feelings and Futuremark's feelings on it. Its fair to say that many many many people have it wrong. I don't like confrontation and tend to stay out of things publicly in the community I see getting out of hand but I think now I can say this as just and FYI.
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    i am proud to be a member of the lab501. our guys won. again.
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    Congratulations. :toast: It must have been a great feeling.

    Tell us about it on here, we'd like to know all the good stuff!
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