EXTREME's the word here. With Dreamhack now underway, both "Kinc" and "crotale" of NordicHardware have been pushing hard for new world records in Futuremark's benchmarking suites, and they've managed to do just that using a Core 2 Duo processor clocked beyond 4GHz.
More details on their latest adventures here.
The Sunday here at DreamHack has been quite extraordinary, Marcus "Kinc" Hultin and Robert "Crotale" Kihlberg have been working long and hard, sleep is apparently not vital when overclocking is involved, trying to set new performance world records. Earlier today Crotale and Kinc managed to get past Kingpin and his world record with 3Dmark06 which has to be considered an achievement out of the ordinary even for these two gentlemen considering the temperature here.
In a more more recent update, Kinc and crotale are giving the Core 2 Extreme X6800 CPU a pure HAMMERING, now managing to ramp the sucker right up to 4.8GHz, which spells more world records as dreamhack continues to unfold. They've already pulled a 1MB SuperPI run of less then 11 seconds! INSAAAAAAAANE!
The overclocking at DreamHack continues and after the successful bench sessions on Saturday, with two world records with 3Dmark05 and 3Dmark2001, Kinc and crotale have started going after new records and will continue for as long as DreamHack goes on Tuesday. What we've done so far is to move all of the equipment into the C hall where the room temperature is ~22°C/72°F instead of 32°C/90°F in the D hall at our booth.
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