PC World NZ came over to Playech.co.nz this weekend to check out GIGABYTE’s latest instalment of the popular Extreme OC Workshop being help in the Auckland PC store’s gaming room. Playtech hosted a wonderful night of overclocking for the 100+ crowd that gathered at the start.
TeamAU’s deanzo, dinos22 and youngpro were there to teach the crowd about LN2 overclocking and then capped off the night with a friendly overclocking competition between the two teams with a fixed frequency of 6GHz in 32M SuperPi cacluations. Efficiency and memory tuning came into play and we could not separate the contestants from their PCs after the sirens went off as it proved to be a very addictive way to be introduced into overclocking!
I’m still feeling a little angry at my team mate youngpro (coach for the Australian team we named “Wallabies” after our Rugby Union side) because he allowed the “All Blacks” team to win, strangely coincidental to be named after NZ world champion rugby team. Luckily we had our own [traitor hehe] team mate, deanzo, coach this team. Rivalry between Australians and New Zealanders was in full swing particularly when the announcement was made that All Blacks triumphed, followed by the loudest geek cheers you will ever hear, in the overclocking challenge as well!
Congratulations All Blacks, you have beaten us in overclocking now as well!
Youngpro and dinos22 had a successful overclocking show at G.Skill booth this year hitting the world’s fastest 32M SuperPi runs on separate Asus and GIGABYTE overclocking shows.
G.Skill Booth (babes)
Youngpro benching with Shamino (Asus), Fredyama (Japan) and Hiwa (Switzerland)
Youngpro pouring LN2 over people while dinos22 running SuperPi wazza tweak in the background
Here is a time we did during GIGABYTE day with GIGABYTE Z77X-UD3H and 3770K running at 6836MHz. Pretty crazy, 4m47.8s. It was the fastest time in the world validated on HWBOT that day, passed by fredyama-san the next day. I remember when we used to do 25 minute 32M SuperPi times in Athlon days. Crazy how fast the new tech is!!!