Par. Jake Crimmins Posté Jul 07th 2011
This past weekend ASUS® held the ASUS Republic of Gamers Formula X event at Fry’s Electronics in Sunnyvale, CA. They invited 20 of the top overclockers from the United States, to overclock live in the parking lot. ASUS provided 2300 liters of liquid nitrogen, and tons of hardware to break world records with! This event was unlike most overclocking events, because it was a freestyle event. The overclockers were able to run any benchmark they wanted.
Extreme overclocker Gautam Bhatnagar decided to go for the 3DMark05 world record. To take the world record he used 4 ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 graphics cards on an ASUS Rampage III Extreme Black Edition. For the processor he used an Intel® Core™ i7-990X Processor Extreme Edition overclocked on liquid nitrogen to 6.68GHz. He ended up with 3DMark05 score of 60991 3DMarks. More information on his result can be found here.
Not to be outdone by close friend and team mate Gautam, overclocker Brian Yuhas decided to bring out some older hardware. He set a new world record for fastest processor. He took his Celeron 356 and overclocked it to 8213.3MHz! He edged out the previous world record holder by 3.3MHz. More about his score can be seen here.
Here you can see Brian’s 8.2GHz machine being powered by a Corsair Professional Series™ Gold AX1200 PSU.
Charles “Fugger” Wirth the owner of popular overclocking site XtremeSystems was overclocking his Intel 2600K’s integrated GPU. He was able to overclock it to 2000MHz in order to take the highest score for integrated GPU in the Aquamark 3 benchmark. He used a set of Dominator® GT memory modules which gave him the needed performance boost to take first place. To see more on his score click here.
Along with the overclockers the sponsors of the event had booths setup to show off their products. Corsair was showing off the Graphite Series™ 600T mid-tower case, AX1200 PSU, Hydro Series™ H100 CPU Cooler, and Dominator DDR3 Memory. Below Jason was showing of the features of the Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T.
The weekend was a blast for everybody involved! Tons of Fry’s customers checked out the overclocking action and the sponsor booths. In terms of overclocking it was a very successful event with two World Records broken and a total of fifteen top 10 scores. Thanks to Brian at ASUS and the rest of the ASUS crew for putting on this very fun, exciting and successful event. For more pictures and overclocking results from the event check out the ASUS ROG Forums here.