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Overclockers Breaks Records with Gigabyte's Z87X-OC

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Gigabyte boasts of new records set using its motherboards

Cast your mind back to the blur that was CES 2014, and you might remember our little jaunt to Gigabyte's overclocking event in Caesar's Palace. This event was hosted by Gigabyte with help from Intel, G.SKILL, and Enermax, and we had an awesome time photographing the participants.

Gigabyte has since announced three World Record Overclocking submissions thanks to Vivi and STEPONZ as well as Dinos22 and HiCookie. These guys broke world records on 3DMark06, Unigine Heaven Extreme and Cinebench benchmarks. Gigabyte's own Z87X-OC and Z87X-OC Force boards were used by participants at the events.

"The CES 2014 Extreme OC Event was a fantastic showcase event for Overclocking, underlining GIGABYTE's commitment to the extreme PC segment," HiCookie, Gigabyte's Chief Overclocking Evangelist, commented. "These new world records prove there is always headroom for improved performance if you have a motherboard designed from the ground up to break records, combined with exceptional gear from Intel, G.SKILL and Enermax."

As if three records weren't enough, Gigabyte this week announced the winners of its Retro OC Contest (a special event that tasked participants with revisiting classic 3DMark benchmarks with new hardware) along with two new world records. The company says the highlight of the contest was when overclockers Vivi and 8 Pack set new records for 3DMark06 and 3DMark03 using the Gigabyte Z87X-OC motherboard.

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    zipspyder , January 22, 2014 1:25 PM
    Its really awesome that you guys didn't include any of the record ground breaking numbers to go along with the fluff. :-|
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    west7 , January 22, 2014 1:58 PM
    this article is pointless without numbers
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  • 27 Hide
    zipspyder , January 22, 2014 1:25 PM
    Its really awesome that you guys didn't include any of the record ground breaking numbers to go along with the fluff. :-|
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    memadmax , January 22, 2014 1:46 PM
    Heh, all intel stuff.^.^
  • 14 Hide
    west7 , January 22, 2014 1:58 PM
    this article is pointless without numbers
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    chesterman , January 22, 2014 2:37 PM
    very nice numbers >/
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    therealduckofdeath , January 22, 2014 3:02 PM
    @memadmax I think it's pretty unlikely that AMD would show up at an Intel event... :) 
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    RealBeast , January 22, 2014 3:15 PM
    Quote:
    Its really awesome that you guys didn't include any of the record ground breaking numbers to go along with the fluff. :-|
    Hey this is breaking news and you want details like numbers? :ouch: 

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    XGrabMyY , January 22, 2014 3:42 PM
    Where the shitting dicknipples are the numbers, the specs of the build, etc. This is terrible. What has Tom's Hardware become?
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    skit75 , January 22, 2014 4:00 PM
    Jane hid them in the last two pages of the pictures link....

    "The excitement began after all of those hours of work. Having witnessed a couple of ~6.5 GHz overclocks and a lowely 5.6 GHz on an unlucky CPU sample, Dino and Steponz set a Unigine Heaven (Xtreme Preset) world record of 8710.91 DX11 Marks using four Radeon R9 290X graphics cards at 1300 MHz GPU, a Core i7-4770K at 6.4 GHz, and two G.Skill DDR3-2666 C10 modules at CAS 9!"

    And

    "While several teams focused primarily on CPU performance, others were busy modifying their graphics cards. I didn’t get to see any results from those systems in our first day of coverage, but Gigabyte returned with a later O/C record from ViVi. The team used Gigabyte’s Z87X-OC motherboard to push a Core i7-4770K to 6.4 GHz, G.Skill Pi series GDDR3-2200 C7 to DDR3-2400 C8, an AX1200i power supply (with apologies to event co-sponsor Enermax), and EVGA’s K|NGP|N GTX 780 Ti at 1550 MHz/1925 MHz GPU/Boost."

    Am I really the only one who clicked through all the pictures?
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    zipspyder , January 23, 2014 6:06 AM
    Quote:
    Jane hid them in the last two pages of the pictures link...."The excitement began after all of those hours of work. Having witnessed a couple of ~6.5 GHz overclocks and a lowely 5.6 GHz on an unlucky CPU sample, Dino and Steponz set a Unigine Heaven (Xtreme Preset) world record of 8710.91 DX11 Marks using four Radeon R9 290X graphics cards at 1300 MHz GPU, a Core i7-4770K at 6.4 GHz, and two G.Skill DDR3-2666 C10 modules at CAS 9!"And"While several teams focused primarily on CPU performance, others were busy modifying their graphics cards. I didn’t get to see any results from those systems in our first day of coverage, but Gigabyte returned with a later O/C record from ViVi. The team used Gigabyte’s Z87X-OC motherboard to push a Core i7-4770K to 6.4 GHz, G.Skill Pi series GDDR3-2200 C7 to DDR3-2400 C8, an AX1200i power supply (with apologies to event co-sponsor Enermax), and EVGA’s K|NGP|N GTX 780 Ti at 1550 MHz/1925 MHz GPU/Boost."Am I really the only one who clicked through all the pictures?
    Exactly who wants to wade through pictures of people standing around doing nothing but staring at OC'd rigs?
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    Grandmastersexsay , January 23, 2014 6:52 AM
    There's not any information in the whole article? You have to go to the last photo to see anything of substance? That's some stellar journalism there.

    Take another, "I'm a dork and you have a chance with me. See I'm wearing a helmet." photos. Then it doesn't matter how bad you are at your job.
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    Slatteew , January 23, 2014 5:33 PM
    http://valid.canardpc.com/records.phpFX 8350 still has the record according to CPU-Z OC World Records........