Today we have seen a new record set for Bclk (Base Clock) with the X58A-OC board, this was done by TweakTown forum helper Ed a.k.a - Lsdmeasap. He accomplished this feat using the new GA-X58A-OC from GIGABYTE and this was done using phase cooling, an Intel 920 processor and Mushkin memory.
On May 5, 2011 the GA-X58A-OC motherboard started shipping to retailers worldwide from the Gigabyte factory in Taiwan, since that time, and before, it has been breaking motherboard benchmarking records around every corner. Pushing the boundaries of motherboard design, Hicookie and GIGABYTE have designed the GA-X58A-OC from the ground up with extreme overclocking as its designated purpose.
Ed was able to reach 269.28 base clock, which is quite an amazing result considering that in the past many motherboards have only been able to reach a limit of 222 Bclk without needing hardware modifications... and many still have this limit.
This latest result puts him in third place overall in the Bclk category, for all X58 boards combined worldwide as you can see here. And this result is first place globally for the newly released X58A-OC motherboard, as you can see here. We're confident that once Ed has a chance to push his setup under colder temperatures a global first place record will be within his grasp!
These results show exactly what the newly designed X58A-OC motherboard from GIGABYTE were meant to accomplish, and we're sure this model will continue to deliver world records as time goes on. Be sure to stop in at our forums and read his thread for more images and other high Bclk results from his latest venture.