Friday, February 29th 2008

PowerColor Announces PIMP MY RIG Competition

TUL Corporation – a leading manufacture of AMD graphics cards today announces Pimp my rig competition that will begin today and ends on the 16th of March where the users from all around the world can join to compete for the slowest computer in the world.

Who manages to make the slowest 3Dmark 2003 score will be pimped with the fastest upgrade on the planet, PowerColor HD3850 PCS AGP featuring ZeroTherm GX810 cooler, support for DirectX® 10.1, Shader Model 4.1 and Universal Video Decode.

For more details visit: Competition Page

“With “Pimp my rig” competition, PowerColor offers the fastest AGP product in the world to save the lowest computer, let the winner experience the most exciting gaming performance and PowerColor’s stunning graphics solution. “says Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation.Source: PowerColor
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101 Comments on PowerColor Announces PIMP MY RIG Competition

#1
nguyenpeter76
wonder how pentium 4 1.5ghz single core, riva tnt2 32mb will score :D actually found use for ancient computer.
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#3
jydie
Grings said:
cool, now wheres that 64bit 5200 i had laying about
I use to think Nvidia was ripping people off with those 64-bit 5200 cards... but now, it looks like that may be the card to win this competition!! :laugh:

Honestly, I wonder if there could be a way to enter just for fun - with no desire to win, because I have little need for an ATI HD3850 with an AGP interface. They really should throw in a decent power supply as well, because I highly doubt that some of those older PC's have enough power to run an HD3850. ;)
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#4
Necrofire
1. Underclock, run 3dmark while cpu is 100%.
2. Receive HD3850 AGP, sell HD3850 on ebay.
3. ????
4. Profit!
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#6
pagalms
And now we can turn on "50cent - This is how we do" and sing "This is how we cheat" :rockout: :roll:
BTW guys be aware - All tests including nature must be supported. Otherwise result will not be accepted. ;)
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#7
Kasparz
I have few 5200 64bit 64MB, and some slow AGP systems too somewhere. Should hit ~50-100pts easy peasy.
Lets say, i have slowest DX9 capable cards.
Legally slowest you could do with 486 33MHz with SiS chipset and 5200 on PCI. Maybe i can find those somewhere :D
Lets start.
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#8
overclocker
i just got a score of 318 with a intel 1000 and ati 9250 underlocked :) trying again :)
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#9
Kasparz
9250 is not DX9 card.
If i remember correctly, i got ~30pts with OVERCLOCKED GF2 MX200, but thats due to DX7 support and only test ran was GT1.
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#10
overclocker
CRAP your right bummer all i got new is 2 x1600xts or my hd 3850 :(
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#11
Kasparz
lets run 5200 on 900MHz Athlon, for the moment 3dmark03 is running at hard slideshow. And thats stock system, no tweaks or downclocking. The best part would be 3dmark06 on this system :)


183pts for stock system.
96pts for stock system and lot of background crap
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#12
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I know it's not stated in the rules, but I can't help but think underclocking is cheating.
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#13
W1zzard
even with underclocking it wont be easy to get the really low scores .. show me how you can beat 200 :)
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#14
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
hmm. looks like i gotta underclock my emu box...
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#15
Kasparz
W1zzard said:
even with underclocking it wont be easy to get the really low scores .. show me how you can beat 200 :)
Just did it with stock system. Now i'm running with LOT of background crap, and test load takes about 3min each. First test screen after test load about half minute. This is more funny than overclocking :laugh:
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#16
Nitro-Max
overclocker said:
i just got a score of 318 with a intel 1000 and ati 9250 underlocked :) trying again :)
lmao overclocker turns underclocker bet you never thought you'd see the day lol :laugh:
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#17
W1zzard
Kasparz said:
This is more funny than overclocking :laugh:
yep i usually never join such competitions, but this one is just too much fun to pass.. already killed a 9550 with bios flash while trying to make it slower :)
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#18
mdm-adph
I've got an old 64-bit 5200 PCI going in a 75Mhz Pentium I right now. :p
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#19
W1zzard
mdm-adph said:
I've got an old 64-bit 5200 PCI going in a 75Mhz Pentium I right now. :p
only agp cards
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#20
Nitro-Max
I have a diamond speedstar A55 8mb agp card its a beast!!!!! for this competition lol only thing is i tried to fire up my 350mhz pentuim and its dead i think the damp got to it in the shed and i had to evict a family of mice so im out :(
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#21
Nitro-Max
i think the mouse terd might have rotted the chips.
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#22
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
W1zzard said:
even with underclocking it wont be easy to get the really low scores .. show me how you can beat 200 :)
i have an idea :D i think i got this down
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#23
Kasparz
My idea seems to be working. Its already ~40mins since i pressed Run 3dmark button, and so far haven't seen any test screen. Argh, 3dmark lost focus. That means running few CPU load programs at realtime priority isn't working :)
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#24
Sh00t1st
i would hope that you jerks who have ample computer parts lying around and jobs and pretty nice systems from what i have seen, would just butt out of this, no offense but it takes away from the gamers who are stuck with old tech, not very fair guys. hell im not even entering and i only have an x800xl which i already have to underclock just so it wont artifact.
anyways why screw with people like me or others who are less fortunate. get mad at me if you want its my opinion lol. and like i said im not entering as its unfair to those less fortunate :) .
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#25
W1zzard
i will participate only for the fun of it, should i win i will raffle off the card here @ tpu or ask powercolor to give it to the #2 winner
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