Today the new GA-X58A-OC motherboard has proven itself to be a supreme overclocking board, breaking the long standing X58 base clock world record. After seeing Ed's third place entry last week of 269.28 Bclk with the new X58A-OC motherboard, we knew he would soon secure the first place position, overtaking the previous record of 271.51 held by PSYCHO a.k.a. "kurumi" since September of 2010.
Anxiously wanting to secure that top position after seeing it within his grasp, TweakTown Forum helper Lsdmeasap quickly got to to work and began overclocking, and ultimately reached a record breaking 276.42 Bclk. This result was emblazoned on his LCD screen over the past weekend, using the extreme temperatures of dry ice cooling. Ed was able to achieve these results only days after our previous news post last week on his Bclk ventures.
Here you may view the top 20 global Reference Clock (Bclk) submissions for the X58 chipset at HWBot.
GIGABYTE and Hicookie's design on the X58A-OC is top of the line in the motherboard world and it has been setting records around the globe since its debut. The X58A-OC design was intended for extreme overclocking, such as using liquid nitrogen or dry ice, to bring the board to sub-zero temperatures (-74-196C) in order to deliver the very best overclocking results. This new extreme design has tickled the fancy of many users and GIGABYTE has hinted this design may carry over into future motherboards, so a new OC motherboard may be released when X79 hits the shelves.
Ed will have his own review of the X58A-OC motherboard up on our forums very soon, but for now, if you would like to learn more about this awesome motherboard, you can read TweakTown's full review on the board here. Be sure to stop in at our forums and read Ed's Bclk thread for more images and other high Bclk results from his latest adventure.