HWBOT.ORG’s most popular contest ever has drawn to a close ladies and gentlemen. GIGABYTE team decided to make an interesting contest for the month of August with a two stage competition.
SuperPi 32M was the benchmark of the month with a 4GHz category and an unlimited clock category. Lynnfield proved to be the choice of hardware for the 4Ghz category as expected. This was the hardware and efficiency tuners round with extremely close runs from top 5 contestants eventually going to Team Australia’s youngpro with a blindingly fast 8m50.062s. Youngpro is a funny character for those who don’t know the guy. He pulled out a PCI Express expander daughterboard, installed dual 5870s and asked if we will have a 3D leg of the competition hahaha.
Second stage was the unlocked stage of the competition so it was always going to be the inexpensive Clar(bars)dales that would dominate this leg of the competition because of their extremely low VRM load and ability to run beyond 6GHz. NichShih took out this stage with a monster run of 6.4GHz 32M SuperPi on his Core i5 670 CPU WOW. Who would think that this little creature of a board could produce such a monster clock!
Nick Shih just edged out Perica Barii from Serbia to take out the top spot with 13 points and is crowned the champion.
This was not your typical contest you will see on the net. It was relaxed, guys uploaded scores throughout the month and didn’t go hiding in a cave and come out 2 seconds before the end of the contest to post their runs. It was a fun experience and the overclocking spirit was high. I want to thank everyone for participating and making it such a great contest. High fives all round fellas and Clare (yes we had a girl OCer join in as well eeeeek).
Here are some of the memorable imagines from contestants all around the globe torturing these little boards like helpless little kittens (I can’t help myself by browse them over and over again hehehe)
This H55N-USB3 board is proof that big things come in small packages and all the contestants can vouch for that I’m sure. Pick up one from your local store and share the excitement with us!