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TechPowerUp LIVE from GIGABYTE GO OC World Finals 2010

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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.

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Core i7 980X running at 6.08 GHz? :eek:
 
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Yeah @ 1.75 vcore. So you need a lot of LN2 and a good MB in order to do it.
 

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Comments from all news posts will be redirected to this thread :)
 

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So, you guys have fun?
 

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Awesomeness!!!!:rockout:

They've got some solid parts on hand.
 
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I can smell burnt Chips from here :D. MMMM Chips :laugh:
 
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they didn't say which ram's they use
 

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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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Bravo Matose !!!
 
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Bravos Matose!!!
Go Romania! :D
 
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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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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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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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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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Congrats Matose but also congrats to our own sno.lcn who was invited and had 8 points.
 

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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?

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.

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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Bravo Matose.
 

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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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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.