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If you'll remember back to our pre-Computex coverage, we explained how there would be a panel of overclocking experts at GSKILL's booth. Those overclockers weren't just there to look good and answer questions; they were actually overclocking and attempting for some world records. During Computex 2012, they managed 5 new world records.
Super Pi 32M - 4mins 44.734sec
With the astonishing G.SKILL memory speed of DDR3 2646MHz CL5-9-7-18 1T, the two legendary overclockers, Fredyama-san and Shamino have both achieved the super fast Super Pi 32M score at 4mins 44.734sec with ASUS Maximus V Formula motherboard and Intel Core i7 3770K CPU.
Memory Bandwidth - Read Speed: 32,339 MB/s
With the amazing G.SKILL TridentX memory speed of DDR3 2900MHz CL10 1T and sophisticated sub-timing adjustment, extreme overclocker, Hiwa Pouri, set a new memory bandwidth world record at 32,339 MB/s read-speed, with ASUS Maximus V Formula motherboard and Intel Core i7 3770K CPU.
3DMark 11- 31299
With G.SKILL RipjawsZ ultra fast DDR3 memory running at 2468MHz CL10, the world's best 3DMark overclockers, Kingpin and Duck-san, broke the 3DMark 11 world record with an incredible score of 31299. This monster machine consists of EVGA X79 EVGA CLASSIFIED motherboard, 4x EVGA CLASSIFIED GTX680 graphic cards, EVGA NEX CLASSIFIED 1500W PSU and Intel 3930K Core i7 CPU.
The first issue for 2012 of The Overclocker is now out, Issue 18, and available for your pleasure to read through. Issue 18 covers which X79-based board you should buy, Leeghoofd dons his investigative hat and takes a look at ASUS' Crosshair V inefficiency, and they also take a seat with Andrew "DrWeez" Roberts for a one-on-one.
This is jut scratching the surface of what Issue 18 has to offer. Review-wise, we have reviews of GeIL's EVO TWO PC3-19200 Quad-Channel RAM, Patriot's Pyro SE 240GB SSD, ASUS' Radeon HD 7970, GIGABYTE's G1.Assassin2, and G.Skills' RipJaws Z 2400MHz CL9 RAM.
Also covered, is a review of Skyrim, Cooler Master's Cosmos II, ASUS' VG278 monitor and both the Vengeance K90 and M90 from Corsair.
Check out The Overclocker Issue 18, here.
Issue 17 of TheOverclocker online magazine has just gone live for your reading pleasure, which if you haven't heard of it before, happens to be the world's first (and best!) online overclocking magazine that is dedicated to all things overclocking and PC enthusiast specific.
The latest edition includes a QnA with world renowned overclocking veteran, GiorgioPrimo and a good look at the latest top dog processors from AMD and Intel in the FX-8150 and Core i7 3960X, respectively. Further to that is a run with the mighty MARS II dual-GPU graphics card from ASUS, a solid look at Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet and much, much more!
Click here to catch all the action of Issue 17 of TheOverclocker folks.
BlizzCon 2011 - Our final video from the ASUS booth at BlizzCon 2011 is from the overclocking workshop area. Members of Team ROG were on hand to tell us what about they were doing at the show.
Travis from Team ROG told us about the two ASUS systems that we setup and ready to get some LN2 cooling based overclocking treatment. One system was running an Intel 2500k processor while the other was running a faster 2600k CPU based system. The 2500k was running at around 5.7GHz and it was also running three-way SLI with GTX 570's along with Corsair Dominator memory running at 2200MHz with it all running on an ASUS Maximus IV Extreme (Z68) motherboard.
The 2600k system used the same parts except the video card was an ASUS MATRIX GTX 580 Platinum video card. It was hooked up using a PCI Express extension cable which allowed for easier LN2 based cooling with the Kingpin Cooling Tek 9 Fatboy coolers. It will get the GPU temperature down to around -190 degrees Celsius and run at around 1500MHz.
Neo of The OverClocker online magazine has just given us the heads up that issue 16 is now online for your reading pleasure.
The highlights of this month's issue include a day spent with world renowned overclocking champion, KINGP!N, a trip to EVGA headquarters to see what's going on behind the scenes there of late, and some words shared from Massman regarding the situation with famous overclocker Chew who recently chose to exit the overclocking community.
Pro also gives arguably the best GTX 580 on the market the full going over, MSI's GTX 580 Lightning, and there's a 4-way SSD shootout to help you make the wonderful jump from mechanical to solid storage.
Click here to catch all the excitement in the OverClocker's latest issue.
Futuremark have partnered with MSI once again to kick off their infamous Lords of Overclocking competition for 2011, the largest of its type and acting as a qualifying event for the prestigious MSI MOA 2011 competition in Taipei. The event will see well known overclockers from far and wide across the globe using 3DMark 11 together with an MSI branded graphics card to compete for the title of "Lord of Overclocking" for their region.
The contest will run for 4 weeks, commencing July 4 until August 1st and prizes will be awarded to the top weekly winners in each region (Europe, Asia, Africa and America) as well as prizes going to additional winners chosen at random from all qualifying entries each week. And what a prize pool it is, from the latest top-end graphics cards to motherboards, cases, power supplies and more.
The world's best overclocking online magazine, The Overclocker has Issue 15 hitting the tubes right now. It features reviews of the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock and Portal 2. Various interviews and articles are inside and if you haven't taken a read of the back issues yet, I highly suggest you do so. The Overclocker is some seriously slick work and has a bunch of great people attached to it. Enjoy!
Check it out here.
The Overclocker Issue 14 is now out for your viewing pleasure, if you haven't heard of The Overclocker before, it's the world's first magazine that is dedicated exclusively to overclocking and binding the world's overclocking communities together. Seriously, that's what they say! It's a great read and has a great bunch of people behind it.
If you haven't heard of it, I suggest you take a look at it - the new issue and previous issues are all available by clicking here.
Some huge exclusives for The Overclocker, Massman hits up the X58A-OC, Game changer - the second coming. They also have an in-depth interview with Splave, winner of MOA USA 2011 and finally, Xyla from Overclocking-TV spends time with some of the Intel Performance engineers.
Neo of The OverClocker online magazine has just given us the heads up that issue 13 is now online for your reading pleasure.
The highlights of this month's issue include a view of Intel's Sandy Bridge platform from a different angle, written by Massman; an in-depth interview with Tim "T_M" Marshall, a full review of Sapphire's new X58 Pure Black motherboard and more.
Click here to catch all the excitement in the OverClocker's latest issue.
The Overclocker has released Issue 12. Issue 12 covers the GOOC (Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship) as well as the usual news, previews and reviews.
Inside there are reviews of the OCZ Revo Drive 120GB, Gigabyte's HD6850 and also their GTX460 as well as a review of the Asus branded GTX580.