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)

Intel Core i7-4770K, Intel Core i7-4930K, and Intel Core i7-4960X processors for the lucky draw.

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.

Ukraine's Tolsty picking his processors and motherboard.

Tanks of LN2 used during the event.

Rbuass made use of his own hard-modded GeForce GTX Titan during the event.

In the Freestyle Battle, participants were allowed to use their own equipment. oc_windforce made use of his own motherboard, processor, and memory kit.

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)

Rbuass breaking the Unigine Heaven Xtreme Preset world record. He was using his very own GeForce GTX Titan along with an Intel Core i7-4770K, MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX, and Corsair Dominator memory.

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)

Vivi managed to break the world record for CINEBENCH R11.5 (x4 CPU) using an Intel Core i7-4770K, MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX, and Corsair Vengeance Pro memory.

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)

oc_windforce broke the world record for Intel XTU (Ivy Bridge-E) using his own Intel Core i7-4960X, G.Skill memory, and MSI Bigbang XpowerII.

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.

MSI's Ted Hung (left) and Corsair's Tim Handley (right) personally congratulated all the participants during the event.

All the participants were given a certificate of recognition for attending the Worldwide Grand Finals of the MOA 2013.

oc_windforce awarded a total of US$ 1,000 for breaking the Intel XTU (x6 CPU) record.

Rbuass was awarded a total of US$ 2,000, US$ 1,000 for breaking the Unigine Heaven record and another US$ 1,000 for using Corsair memory to break the record.

Vivi was also awarded US$ 2,000 for breaking the record for CINEBENCH R11.5 and for using Corsair memory.

The US$ 1,000 Championship prize pool was split into three since each of them broke a single world record.

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.

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