As usual, we have a couple of candid shots - specially delivered to those who missed all the excitement today.
Although this is Singapore's first overclocking event, we saw quite a number of good entries, particularly from the folks in the open category. While we wait for the excitement to die down, and before we sign off for now, let's all look at some of the clock speeds achieved by the various contestants.
|CPU clock speed (MHz)||Graphics Core Speed (MHz)||Graphics Memory Speed (MHz)|
|xtn32 / DriftDriver||210 x 12.5 = 2625||406||825|
|Ristar||204 x 12.5 = 2550||410||725|
|Shamino||206 x 13 = 2678||486||877|
|Stratix / tUx||225 x 11 = 2475||405||850|
|Deathgame / VincentV||231 x 11 = 2541||422||851|
|Krado / rundymc||225 x 11 = 2475||390||790|
|geosin||220 x 11 = 2420||450||900|
|Viper||222 x 11.5 = 2553||470||850|
|robotech / cg||220 x 11.5 = 2530||470||840|
As you can see, the Athlon XP 3200+ processor does have quite a bit of room left for overclocking, even if you're deciding to use conventional heatsinks. Of course, pure CPU clock speed would not be enough as the graphics card's core and memory speeds are also as equally important if you want to dominate in all of the gaming benchmarks. Besides that, you should also pay special attention to the memory timings and all the various tweaks you can use in the graphics driver to further accelerate the performance. Of course, at the end of the day, a lot of luck is needed too.
Well, that's it for now, folks. Stay tuned as HardwareZone, along with their sponsors and partners, bring you more of such events in the future. Until next time, continue to sharpen and hone your overclocking skills as you prepare for the next major overclocking event.
Oh, before we forget, HardwareZone would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
This event was made possible by ABIT, Convergent Systems (S) Pte Ltd and Kingston. Special thanks goes to Michael Tan, Maggie Lin, VR-Zone, Floppy, Booest, Dr. Vijay and all the umpires.