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Overclocking comp *Results Announced!*

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Highland3r, 16 Mar 2006.

  1. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Overclocking Competition.

    Timeframe:

    Closing Date for entries - 10 PM GMT Sunday 26th March 2006
    PM's to be sent to all competitors 25/26 March 2006 to organise payment and to confirm place
    Cards ordered Monday 27th March 2006
    Vmodded cards posted Monday 10th April. Non modded cards posted Frida y 7/04 (I've just posted these!!)
    Stock GFX benching - Wednesday 12th April 2006 -> Tuesday 18th April 2006 10PM GMT (7 Days)
    Overclocked GFX benching - Wednesday 19th April -> Saturday 29th April 2006 10PM GMT

    Sponsors:
    http://www.retekdirect.co.uk
    http://www.bit-tech.net
    http://www.ATI.com
    http://www.extremeprometeia.com
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    Categories:
    Air
    Water
    "Other" (ie anything goes. Note, Peltier cooling is included in this category)

    The way it works:
    If you're using mixed cooling, the "coldest" method is the category you're entered into. Simple!
    You may enter into multiple categories **HOWEVER** you must nominate your "main" category BEFORE benching begins. (ie BEFORE the cards are sent out)
    Your main category will be the one used to calculate your rankings and prize (if applicable)

    Heatpipe heatsinks count as air.
    TEC's count as "other"

    Distribution of cards: - We're benching ATI 9600SE's
    Cards to be vmodded will be sent to Persivore. He'll post the mods he's doing when he gets pics of the cards.
    The cards will be modded, and tested to ensure they boot. Thats it.
    Cards which arent being modded, will NOT be unpackaged. If you recieve a dead card tough (unless I have any spares :p) though we can probably RMA to supplier.
    ALL the cards will be posted out at the same time. It's gonna take Persivore a few days to get them all modded up, so please bear with us on this.
    Those of you outside the UK joining us, I need pics of the graphics card (both front and back) along with something in the frame identifying your tag.
    Theres 3GBP allowed for in the price to get the cards out to you, anything extra (if there is) will be used as a prize fund.

    Benching:
    This is still subject to change, need to iron out a few issues.
    Basically, from the date of sending cards, you'll have 7 days to post overclocked SYSTEM, STOCK graphics benchies in 3dmark 2001, 2003
    and Aquamark3.
    These are to be submitted as screenshots (and ORB compare links) along with CPU-z and Super-pi 1m scores. (So a total of 4 screenshots and 2 compare URL's)
    If you need hosting for screenshots, let me know, will provide hosting space

    After this 7 day period you'll have a further 10 days to post the same scores, but with OVERCLOCKED SYSTEM AND GRAPHICS.
    Again, screenshots and ORB compares are required. Super-pi times should be IDENTICLE between both sets of screenshots.

    Just to clarify, you're only changing Graphics card clocks in this competition. Results will be based upon the % score increase and the % clock increase (still TBC)
    You are NOT allowed to change hardware, during the competition, even if this produces the same Pi times.

    Benching in pairs is fine, but you'll only get 1 prize if you win :p

    If you are caught cheating, or are suspected of cheating, we WILL disqualify you from the competition.

    Drivers: Use whatever drivers you want, as long as you use the SAME for ALL benchies.
    Driver tweaks are allowed in the "overclocked" section. Use driver defaults for stock tests.
    LOD tweaks are allowed (if anyone wants more info let me know)

    Prizes:
    7800GS AGP from http://www.bit-tech.net
    X1800XL AIW from http://www.ATI.com
    We've got a Dtek LRWW universal Waterblock from http://www.extremeprometeia.com
    From http://www.Coolercases.co.uk we have a full Alphacool Kit in either 1/2" or 3/8". Including:
    NexXxoS XP Bold AMD64 / 775 CPU Block
    NVXP-3 6800/7800 / NVXP-3 ATI GPU Block
    Laing DDC 12 volt Pump
    NexXxos Xtreme III Radiator
    6ft Tygon Hose & Nylon Clamps
    As well as 3 12 month hosting packages from http://www.4-s.co.uk

    Huge thanks to everyone who's provided prizes for the competition. Cheers guys.
    Huge thanks also to http://www.retekdirect.co.uk for providing us with enough cards to actually carry out the competition!



    First Place prizes distributed as follows:
    Air: 7800GS
    Water: X1800XL AIW
    "Other": Alphacool kit + Dtek LRWW

    2nd Place in each category get a 12 month webhosting package

    Contest oganisers decision re prizes is final.

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  2. chemo

    chemo True Jungle Brother

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    ive just put a link in uncleans thead for cheap gfx cards that will no doubt suit you overclockers for this compo :D
     
  3. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Indeed, in discussions with retekdirect atm.

    Aim is to bulk buy the cards, that way everyone gets the same. Keeps things on a level playing field :)
     
  4. unclean

    unclean SMP obsessive

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    "Cards to be used are 9500's, 20GBP + pnp, less any discount I can get. Looking to be ~ 30 all in (by the time they've been shipped to me, boxed and shipped out to participants)"

    I talked to retekdirect today. They didn't have an L-shaped memory 9500s.

    Cheers for.. "elaborating" on the idea :p

    P.S. that Ti4600 i was talking about arrived today ;) Now need MSI K8N Neo2 - or if you can see a Dothy lying about...
     
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  5. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Doesnt matter, its not about the overall score its about the % improvement ;)
    Only got a banias lying about, unless you want to donate the card ;)
     
  6. unclean

    unclean SMP obsessive

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    Right, sounds awesome :)

    Worth making sure with Retek that the card are all the same type though? Softmoddable cards could mean a pretty unfair advantage methinks?

    Will be fun with my soon coming SS on the 9500 :D
     
  7. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    well could we split it into 2 catogries? Nvidia and Ati? What about the platforms aswell? Ive only got SocketA systems to play around with also would we run the platforms at stock speeds or OC'd?
     
  8. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Yup, will make sure they send us all the same cards.

    Atanium, we provide the cards, you provide the skillz and other hardware. It's about % increase too, so should give a fairly level playing field.
     
  9. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    wicked im in, who do i pay?
     
  10. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Well I'll give it a try then in that case, assuming it's a free card from you, i'll happily get this going. :)
     
  11. unclean

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    atanum: I'm not sure Highland3r has confirmed with the supplier yet.

    Probably wait to see how many people are interested, and then order the cards accordingly :)
     
  12. unclean

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    Don't think it's going to free mate ;)
     
  13. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Damn, worth a try. :p

    Well price it up, and i'll probably still be in if it's cheap enough. :)
     
  14. unclean

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    Check the first post, looking like about £30 all in including shipping.
     
  15. unclean

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    Ok guys, it's looking like £20 now!

    If you're interested in entering put your name down in this thread.

    If you need a reason to get benching, do it for bit-tech pride vs. other forums! ;)
     
  16. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    If there aren't many in it and you have a spare card, I might give it a shot, but I know I'm not going to be a serious contender so I'd rather somebody better have the card.
     
  17. unclean

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    The supplier has a fair few mate :)

    You're in with a chance, as even with air you could win the air cooling category!

    Anyway, it's about fun more than being the winner at the end of the day.
     
  18. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    Aww, if only I had an AGP rig, i'd play :(
     
  19. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    Is it only to do with overclocking the graphics?
     
  20. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Im putting my name down for the hell of it.
     

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