Futuremark's Orb has been copping a real beating in recent times with the world record spot in 3DMark06 being updated several times over.
It's been a real battle to see who could push themselves over the 26,000 barrier, with overclocker's Shamino and Kinc coming just shy of the magic figure. A couple days ago however, it's finally been accomplished! - Another talented overclocker by the name of "Hipro" has dished up a result of 26,008 using a pair of GeForce 8800 ultras and a highly overclocked Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor.
Nordic Hardware have the full rundown on his achievement here folks.
The Futuremark Hall of Fame has been updated rather frequently during the last few weeks. Elmor, Hipro5, Gautam, Shamino and last Kinc have all submitted world record results that changed the charts. Lately it's been 3DMark 06 that has gotten the most attention as first Shamino submitted a score that was not that far off fraom breaking the magic 26,000. Kinc later followed with an even better score, but was unable to break 26,000 as the motherboards failed on him. Well now the time has come for Hipro5 to return with another Hall of Fame result and this time he has managed to break 26,000; 26,008
Like Shamino he used a pair of GeForce 8800 Ultras to set the new record. Unlike Shamino he managed to push the GPU cores to more than 1GHz, which was also how he managed to break 26,000. The GPUs were running at 1008MHz and the memories at 1224MHz.