Go OC 2010 worldwide final is just over a week away! GIGABYTE team and judges have done some bios testing and troubleshooting to provide a solid bios for the finals. We are going to release this bios in public today for competitors and media to review and use before the finals if they wish to. It will be accompanied by a guide and some handy voltage read points for GA-X58A-UD7 (rev2.0) motherboards which form part of the competition OC gear platform.
Here is the summary of changes and features provided with this competition bios:
- Bios is based on X58A-UD9 bios from 20/8/2010 and X58A-UD7 FB6 bios with a few additions
- GOOC Lean Mode: disables various options on the fly including smart fan, power states and turbo, LOGO screen, enables USB keyboard/mouse and disables various third party IC functions which are not necessary for extreme OC
- VCORE RANGE: from 1.0V up to 2.1Vcore (I wonder if there will actually be CPUs that scale with volts up to 2.1 lol)
- GOOC EXTREME CLOCK: This option removes OCP when enabled
- GOOC EXTREME TEMP: This options may improve cold bugs when enabled depending on CPU.
BIOS NAME: GOOC 2010 WWF
Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/419207367/GOOC2010.W08
Alternative download link: http://filefactory.com/file/b370d02/n/GOOC2010.W08
Measurement points if necessary:
DDR voltage and CPU vcore voltage closely correspond to values set in bios. QPI/VTT undervolts between 0.08v (1.4v in bios was 1.32v on DMM) at lower volts and up to 0.1v at higher volts(1.69v in bios was 1.59v on DMM).
One of the key performance aspects the bios was tested for is 32M SuperPi as it is one of the benchmarks which will have a strong impact on the competition. The bios is very efficient as per this 4Ghz test. NB clocking on this particular CPU was also solid clocking to 5.2Ghz 32M stable NB frequency in a separate test which may benefit some of the benchmarks chosen for the final.