HiCookie and Dinos22 took our the Haswell Memory Frequency stage of Corsair and Intel’s Main OC event at start of Computex 2013 packing $4,000 for the trouble. Here are a couple of videos from event.
Source: OCTV Page
You’ve heard about the grand opening of GIGABYTE’s new OC Lab but there was one key ingredient missing, extreme overclockers and thousands of litres of LN2. I’m pleased to say I’ve been present at GIGABYTE HQ in the past week to tick that box and give you a snippet of days of great fun, and to top it off, some excellent records achieved.
TeamAU (youngpro, sniperOz & dinos22) were among the overclockers to try the lab. Mad222 & KK from Hong Kong as well as a man machine from UK that goes by the name “8pack” gave the lab a go. Resident overclocker hicookie was on hand as well.
One does not simply enter a lab without LN2 hitting through the roof!
TeamAU are no strangers to extreme overclocking and world records and this weekend proved to be a fruitful one with a plethora of amazing overclocking results being put up on HWBOT.
One common theme here is TeamAU+Gigabyte Z77X-UP7+killer 3770K CPU and liquid nitrogen. Z77 platform and Ivy Bridge 3770K are nearing the end of the road and now the results start getting ever so harder to achieve which makes these records even sweeter. This is the time extreme overclockers start pulling out their gems (best hardware they have) and go for broke.
The get together was in Perth, Western Australia, and lot of the members made the long trip to freeze some hardware which included Deanzo, Dinos22, Kayl, JJJC (special guest from OCAU), SniperOZ, Uncle Fester and Youngpro.
James is feeling some Xmas spirit and gave away one of the tools he made for TeamAU boys to control power state for ATI graphics cards. This tool is handy to both gamers and overclockers as it helps with some stuttering issues in games and instability in Xfire that some experience while it also helps overclockers disable power state which can affect score efficiency.
This tool basically does what some of us had to do manually and it’s hard work I’ll tell ya as Ive found out during my 7970 Xfire testing with hundreds of registry entries that need to be changed.
Here is what the tool looks like and you can find more information about how it works on James’ blog http://blog.metasplo.it/2012/12/amd-ulps-ultra-low-power-state-disable.html.
dinos22 just put up a new 3DMARK05 (global 3rd fastest) score on HWBOT sporting the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 and an Intel Core i7 3770K running at a whopping 6.75GHz on liquid nitrogen.
CoolerMaster 1500W PSU seems to be a good match with this benching rig and multiple graphics cards. Plenty of power on tap!