MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2013 - Breaking World Records

MSI MOA 2013 Freestyle Battle

MSI MOA 2013 Freestyle Battle – Breaking World Records

The second and final day of MSI MOA 2013 is the Freestyle Battle. Compared to the Classic Battle, participants were given a total of nine (9) hours to break ten specific benchmark world records. The ten world records to be broken are as follows,

  • Haswell CPU Frequency
  • SuperPI 32M (Overall)
  • XTU (Ivy Bridge-E)
  • CINEBENCH R11.5 (4x CPU)
  • CINEBENCH R11.5 (6x CPU)
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance (Overall)
  • N780 3DMark 11 Performance (1x GPU)
  • N780 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme (1x GPU)
  • HWBOT Unigine Heaven – Xtreme Preset (1x GPU)

Memory Clock (Overall)

These world records are to be broken using the following equipment,

  • Motherboard: Any MSI Z87 or X79 chipset motherboard
  • Graphics Card: Any MSI N600 series, N700 series, or Titan graphics card
  • CPU: Any Intel Haswell or Ivy Bridge-E processor
  • Memory: Any memory
  • SSD: Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme (provided by MOA)
  • Power Supply: Any power supply
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit and Windows XP Professional SP3 (provided by MOA)

To start things off, a lucky draw similar to the first day was done. The only difference was what the participants got for the day. The participants were called in one by one to pick two Intel Core i7-4770K processors, a choice between an Intel Core i7-4930K or 4960X, and an MSI X79A-GD45 Plus. As for the graphics card and memory kit, the ones they got during the first day or their very own cards and kits were the ones they used.

A few hours in to the benchmarking process, Rbuass was the first one to break a world record. He broke the record for Unigine Heaven – Xtreme Preset. The previous record of 4,571.3 marks that was set by SniperOZ was matched by Rbuass’s 4,600.62 marks. Rbuass continued to run Unigine Heaven and upped his score multiple times and reached 4,697.82 marks as his best record. (Click here to check the record)

Soon after Rbuass broke the world record for Unigine Heaven, Vivi broke the CINEBENCH R11.5 (x4 CPU) world record. The previous world record was held by Smoke which had 13.84 points using an Intel Core i7-4770K at 6.1GHz. Vivi was able to beat this score by just a bit with his 13.85 points using the same processor model but at 6.3GHz. He continued benchmarking the same benchmark and was able to achieve 13.91 points. (Click here to check the record)

Before the day ended, oc_windforce managed to beat the record for Intel’s Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) for Ivy Bridge-E. The record that was broken was that of steponz at 1,883 marks using an Intel Core i7-4930K rated at 6,059.8MHz. The Korean overclocker managed to knock steponz down with the use of an Intel Core i7-4960X with a frequency of 6047MHz. (Click here to check the record)

To cap things off after a whole day of extreme overclocking, MSI Vice President for the Motherboard Department Ted Hung and Corsair Regional Sales Director Tim Handley thanked the participants during the closing remarks.

Following the closing remarks, all the participants were given a certificate of recognition for joining the worldwide grand finals of MOA 2013. The one’s who were able to break world records – Korea’s oc_windforce, Brazil’s Rbuass, and South Africa’s Vivi – were awarded with cash prize as well.