The lads over at NordicHardware are excited to bring us news today that one of their talented overclockers Marcus 'Kinc' Hultin and also a Jon 'Elmor' Sandström have smashed the 3DMark06 ORB with a new world record.
Using a Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor running at over 5GHz (holy crap!) on ASUS's Striker EXtreme motherboard and also a pair of ASUS GeForce 8800 Ultra cards in SLI running at 800MHz / 1200MHz using 1.5V, they were able to achieve a new world record score of 24,604 points.
Marcus 'Kinc' Hultin and last year's Price/Performance winner Jon 'Elmor' Sandström has been playing with NVIDIA's latest monster card GeForce 8800 Ultra this weekend. As usual when these two are at it we're talking extreme overclocking and cooling of the same league. An Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700, one ASUS Striker Extreme and two ASUS GeForce 8800 Ultra SLI was equipped with liquid nitrogen container, Vaseline and was then overclocked. Unfortunately, not all of the components wanted to play along, which limited Marcus and Jon somewhat, but they still managed to reach rather respectable 24604 points. This is the highest registered score at the ORB, but Kingpin has reached just more than 25,000.
Using their magic Pentium 4 631 chip, they've ramped the sucker up to a staggering 8180MHz. That equates to a 173% overclock! The locked multiplier on the chip also meant they had to work the FSB bigtime as well, pushing it up to 545MHz.
It wasn't all that long ago we reported about the first result over 8GHz. It was OC Team Italy that had managed to push its golden Pentium 4 631 to 8001MHz. Well apparently they weren't happy with that as they've now managed to push another 179MHz to 8180Mhz. Since the multiplier is locked they had to work with the FSB and push it to an incredible 545MHz. That's a 173% overclock, with a Pentium 4! During our Swedish Overclocking Championship we have similar results, but they are with Celerons running at 1.4-1.5Ghz stock. We congratulate ThuG and OC Team Italy for their amazing result and start to wonder if there perhaps is more than one golden Pentium 4 631...