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ASUS and G.Skill Set Records at Computex

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Both G.Skill and ASUS have emailed to publicize their feats of overclocking strength at Computex and since several of G.Skill’s records were set with ASUS motherboards (but not all), it seemed fitting to put the two together. Since they’re earlier in the alphabet, let’s start with ASUS.

Trophies Galore!

Trophies Galore!

Several of the records ASUS is publicizing actually came from a Corsair overclocking event, where they took first place in ten out of eleven events. At Computex as a whole (not just the Corsair event), they managed to set eight world records. Of course, some of those records, frankly, are a little dubious; they’re sounding like sports announcers – the only batter to hit three home runs while his mom, uncle and third cousin were in the ballpark at the same time! Or, in world record terms below “the fastest four-DIMM DDR3 on any Z87-based motherboard”.

Anyway, here’s ASUS’ press release:

The ROG Maximus VI Extreme motherboard tallied eight world performance records days after launching at Computex Taipei 2013. Competing against top-tier motherboards from several brands, it took ten out of eleven top spots at the Intel® and Corsair® Computex OC Main Event. Eight world records were established by the motherboard, including 7.1GHz CPU speeds and 3957MHz four-DIMM DDR3, PiFast, SuperPi 32M, 3DMark01, 3DMark05, 3DMark06, and AquaMark3.

Ten out of eleven wins at the Intel® and Corsair® Computex OC Main Event

Competing against top-tier overclocking motherboards from a variety of brands, Maximus VI Extreme took ten out of eleven top spots (or 91%) at the Intel® and Corsair® Computex OC Main Event. Full details found at this link: http://rog.asus.com/236692013/overclocking/total-domination-team-asus-maximus-vi-extreme-overclocking-champions/

Eight world records accomplished

As further demonstration of ASUS and Republic of Gamers (ROG) dedication to delivering the best overclocking motherboards on the market, Maximus VI Extreme has already played host to the fastest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, running at close to 7.1GHz, done by overclocker Mad222. The board has also recorded four DDR3 DIMMs clocked at an impressive 3957MHz, the fastest four-DIMM DDR3 on any Z87-based motherboard at the time. This level of the performance shows the attention to detail and pursuit of performance leadership that ROG motherboards have become renowned for. No other motherboard vendor has consistently ranked leading in records and usage as ROG motherboards. Since their release to market Extreme and other ROG series motherboards have broken records, set benchmarks and continually redefine what it means to be the best in performance, innovation and design.

An additional six new world records were attained, including PiFast, SuperPi 32M, 3DMark01, 3DMark05, 3DMark06, and AquaMark3. Celebrity overclockers invited to ASUS headquarters worked with renowned overclockers and ROG team members Andre Yang, Shamino, and TL on establishing these new records. Guests included Christian Ney, Fredyama, Hazzan, Slamms, Smoke, Sofos1990, and Youngpro. The event took place 10-13 June, following the conclusion of Computex Taipei 2013

Now, my annoyance at the ballooning of the term ‘world record’ to include the highest frequency while brushing your teeth in a porcelain sink should not take away from what these great overclockers did. There really were a bunch of solid records set in a bunch of benchmarks. These guys overclocked their tails off and absolutely deserve credit for it! ASUS also deserves accolades for completely hammering the competition. Starting with 3D and ending with 2D, here are the records ASUS laid down at the event.

3DMark01 Record

3DMark01 Record

3DMark05 Record

3DMark05 Record

3DMark06 Record

3DMark06 Record

Aquamark 3 Record

Aquamark 3 Record

PiFast Record

PiFast Record

SuperPi 32M Record

SuperPi 32M Record

Fastest Four DIMM Record

Fastest Four DIMM Record

Highest 4770K Frequency Record

Highest 4770K Frequency Record

Now let’s move on to G.Skill, who had quite a few records set in their own right at their competition. I’m probably not the only one that’s also impressed that it’s two memory vendors that put on the best competitions at Computex.

G.Skill has posted a video of their competition at YouTube if you’d like to check that out.

Starting off with a bang, G.Skill (along with an ASUS motherboard) has laid claim to the world’s highest memory frequency. That’s not with four DIMMs, that’s highest period; which in my book is an actual world record. They also tore it up in PiFast and several other benches. I’ll let them take it from here though.

Memory Frequency- DDR3 4283.2MHz

  • Overclockers:  Hiwa & Christian Ney & Young Pro
  • Memory:  G.SKILL TridentX
  • Motherboard:  ASUS MAXIMUS VI IMPACT
  • CPU:  Intel Core i7 4770K

4283.2 MHz Memory!

4283.2 MHz Memory!

hiwa-ney-youngpro

Hiwa, Christian Ney & Young Pro

PI Fast -9.78 sec

  • Overclockers:  Fredyama & Shamino & Young Pro
  • Memory:  G.SKILL Trident at DDR3 2632 MHz CL5-9-7-18 1T
  • Motherboard:  ASUS MAXIMUS VI Extreme
  • CPU:  Intel Core i7 4770K

PiFast - 9.78 sec

PiFast – 9.78 sec

Fredyama, Shamino & YoungPro

Fredyama, Shamino & Young Pro

Super Pi 32M – 4mins 36.672sec

  • Overclockers:  Fredyama & Shamino & Young Pro
  • Memory:  G.SKILL TridentX at DDR3 3032MHz CL9-12-12-21 1T
  • Motherboard:  ASUS MAXIMUS VI Extreme
  • CPU:  Intel Core i7 4770K

SuperPi 32M - 4:36.672

SuperPi 32M – 4:36.672

Fredyama, Shamino & YoungPro

Fredyama, Shamino & Young Pro

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme – 20089

  • Overclockers:  K|NGP|N
  • Memory:  G.SKILL TridentX
  • Motherboard:  EVGA X79 DARK
  • CPU:  Intel Core i7 3930K
  • VGA:  EVGA GTX Titan X4

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme - 20089

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme – 20089

Kingpin Working His Magic

Kingpin Working His Magic

3DMark Fire Strike – 31125

  • Overclockers:  K|NGP|N
  • Memory:  G.SKILL TridentX
  • Motherboard:  EVGA X79 DARK
  • CPU:  Intel Core i7 3930K
  • VGA:  EVGA GTX Titan X4

3DMark Fire Strike - 31125

3DMark Fire Strike – 31125

Five Pot Mayhem!

Five Pot Mayhem!

3DMark 05 – 70106

  • Overclockers:  HiCookie & Dinos22 & Young Pro
  • Memory:  G.SKILL PI
  • Motherboard:  Gigabyte Z87X OC
  • CPU:  Intel Core i7 4770K
  • VGA:  Gigabyte GTX Titan X2

3DMark05 - 70106

3DMark05 – 70106

HiCookie, Dinos22 & Young Pro

HiCookie, Dinos22 & Young Pro

We congratulate both ASUS and G.Skill on their very solid showings at Computex this year. We commend both of them for their commitment to overclocking and pushing the limits of what our hardware can do, generation after generation. Kudos to both of them for their efforts and their hardware’s impressive capabilities.

Now, I need to get both of them to give me some extra hardware so I can figure out a new and inventive world record to set! ;)

Jeremy Vaughan (hokiealumnus)

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