Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Is Sandy Bridge the answer to massman’s never ending quest to replace socket 775 platform in 3DMARK2001?

Hwbot supremo, massman, just showed off a highly efficient 3DMARK2001 run on KP forum using a GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 and 2600K running at 5.3GHz. It seems that the new platform is much more efficient than the socket 775 (P45/X48) in the most popular 3D benchmark. Sandy bridge is about to dethrone the 3DMARK01 king it seems or is it. Stay tuned.

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If you want to show off your overclocking skills there is a really fun competition organised at HWBOT this month. Here is the link:http://hwbot.org/competition/hoc_jan11

Pickup your GIGABYTE Sandy Bridge boards and some K SKU CPUs such as 2500K or 2600K and go crazy. All you will need is a high end air cooler to max out the platform.

Not a fan of Intel platform? OK, there is an even more exciting AMD platform competition going on this month at HWBOT. GIGABYTE is giving away some new GA-E350N-USB3 fusion boards. Check it out here http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_amd_highclock.

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