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!
Can’t have a lab looking too clean without any high end gear laying about so we got to work pretty fast with the GIGABYTE X79-UD7 and 4WAY GTX Titans and also Z77X-UP7.
Stock GTX Titans received some mods in form of an unofficially named “G-Power” board by HWBOT last week which is essentially CPU power delivery system you see on GIGABYTE’s UP series motherboards with 60Amp MOSFETs and chokes. GTX Titan was definitely giving it a workout with a single card drawing up to 260Amps or in laymen’s terms it probably needed the same power as that DeLorean in Back To The Future to time travel hahah! Crazy stuff.
Youngpro and hicookie soldering liquorice looking cables to the power board below to hopefully provide stable enough power delivery and it sure did with two cards tested both clocking to 1800MHz and beyond.
Dinos22 kicked things off on Sunday with a new 3770K frequency world record with help of youngpro and his straw technique with a new 7186.54MHz. This score was achieved on all 4 cores with low volts with liquid nitrogen (-196C) only! It topped not one but two liquid helium (-269C) scores that were on top of the charts in the past! GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 was the board of choice for this chart topping score of course!
SniperOz, 8pack and youngpro got to work on the X79-UD7 platform with some single card GTX Titan scores snatching single card world record in 3DMARK Vantage and second place in 3DMARK11.
Guys hanging out with Neo (from The Overclocker magazine) celebrating his birthday and legendary klngpln. From left to right (kingpin, youngpro, 8pack, Neo, Mad222, SniperOz, dinos22)
The OC lab looks fantastic and will no doubt help improve GIGABYTE’s products a great deal with regular visits from world renowned overclockers giving their input on things to improve with current and future gen products. Videos coming up soon of some of the overclocking from past week, stay tuned…
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.
Using Gigabyte Z77X-UP7, 2x 5970, Corsair AX1200 1200W PSU, 3770K@6600MHz and kingpin Gemini
Global#1 Heaven DX11 Extreme Preset
Using Gigabyte Z77X-UP7, 4x Gigabyte 7970 OC, CoolerMaster 1500W, 3770K@6538MHz and kingpin Gemini
Using Gigabyte Z77X-UP7, GTX580, Corsair AX1200 1200W PSU, 3770K@6820MHz and kingpin Fatty+Gemini
Using Gigabyte Z77X-UP7, GTX580, Corsair AX1200 1200W PSU, 3770K@6787MHz and kingpin Fatty+Gemini
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!
Atomic Magazine in Australia held its last event and gave away a perfect PC with a host of cool hardware including GIGABYTE Sniper 3 gaming board. TeamAU was in attendance with some overclocking and freezing of other stuff, namely some grapes, apples, pizza slices and a Samsung smartphone which was captured on video.
The boys also managed to pickup a global #3 3DMARK06 score with a GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7, 3770K CPU clocked at 6.55GHz and a pair of 5970 GPUs!
Yup, a Samsung smartphone was frozen with liquid nitrogen and torched for good measure, epic!
ATI released a new video card driver that has an insane performance in games and overclocking benchmarks as well. TeamAU’s hard hitting SniperOZ just posted a bombshell 3DMARK11 world record for single card, surpassing GTX680 but a whopping 800 points. It seems AMD is determined to keep the performance crown.
Congrats Carl, well done!
I see he’s armed with a GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 and MSI 7970 Lightning . Kickass score right there!