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!
James T (youngpro) from TeamAU created a handy little tool which allows overclockers to change the speed of their system on the fly with 4 separate profiles that ties into GTL (GIGABYTE Tweak Launcher) software. He calls it Hotkey Control Tool. EasyTune 6 used to have this function on previous chipset but it hasn’t been implemented yet on Z77 as software team is hard at work with a complete refresh of the ET tool.
In the meantime you can use this nifty tool to jump frequencies as simply as hitting function keys (F1, F2, F3 and F4). Keys are fully programmable and I’ve made a brief video explaining how to use it but for a full description make sure you jump to James’ blog AT THIS LINK.
Thanks for sharing James, this will no doubt make it a hell of a lot easier to bench GIGABYTE boards subzero!
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!!!
GSkill is putting on a huge OC show at this year’s Computex (being held next week). They’ve invited professional overclockers from different manufacturers to put on one of the most interesting OC shows I’ve seen at these types of events. 4 days of non-stop overclocking, 4 different board manufacturers each day, some great GSkill RAM, GIGABYTE crew (hicookie & dinos22), along with GSkill guests (youngpro&hiwa) on the closing day.
dinos22 & youngpro will be representing TeamAU this year and can’t wait to get this show under way!
Come and visit the booth on the GIGABYTE bench day!
Event: G.SKILL World-Class Overclocking Invitational
Time: June 6-8th, 11am – 5pm
Place: Computex Taipei 2012, Nangang Exhibition Hall, Booth I0118
We recently reported on James taking out the single GPU 3DMARK06 world record with his GIGABYTE Z77X-UD3H. He wasn’t playing around and went for the kill by taking out the global world record in 3DMARK06 also by edging out rsannino from Italy by the merest of margins (15 points).
Congrats James and keep pushing.