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Romania Set The Pace

Gigabyte Crowns An Overclocking Champion For 2010
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12:08:48 - Mihatoiu Costin Matel from Romania (Matose) set the pace. His wPrime time of 2.827 seconds gave him a clear lead over Juan Sebastian Campos of Colombia (e-Killer; 2.969) and Nikočević Dušan from Serbia (Perica_barii; 3.000). They were the only three who posted times at this point, leaving the scoreboard mostly blank. Shortly after, Yeong Tak Kin from Hong Kong (stephenyeong) slotted into second by virtue of his 2.828 wPrime score.

12:41:03 - As other competitors started posting times, it became clear that Matose was the man to beat. By the time he ranked first in two benchmarks (PiFast: 14.080 seconds and MaxxMEM: 23,653 MB/s), stephenyeong maintained his placing with a 14.130 PiFast value, while Jeremy Clifton from the United States (sno.Icn) placed third (PiFast: 15.160, wPrime: 2.906, and MaxxMEM: 21, 720).

13:45:26 - Matose maintained his first-place ranking even as he lost a crown to Shahriar Barani from Iran. Shahryar_NEO set the MaxxMEM bar at 26,576.

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    spentshells , September 28, 2010 2:11 AM
    hot girls and liquid nirtogen awesome
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    freename , September 28, 2010 2:04 AM
    EugenesterBesides that, whats with the scantily clad women?


    No event is complete without them!
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    NeeKo , September 28, 2010 2:30 AM
    hokall that for 5Gs USD!?!? sheesh... think they should up the prize money there...


    They got to play with good hardware and Liquid Nitrogen for free, 5 grand is just a plus mate!
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    eugenester , September 28, 2010 1:22 AM
    Damn, thats a lot of hardware. Congrats to Matose.
    Besides that, whats with the scantily clad women?
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    KingArcher , September 28, 2010 1:28 AM
    Adrenaline filled. Wish I could've been there :( 
  • 15 Hide
    freename , September 28, 2010 2:04 AM
    EugenesterBesides that, whats with the scantily clad women?


    No event is complete without them!
  • 4 Hide
    hok , September 28, 2010 2:10 AM
    all that for 5Gs USD!?!? sheesh... think they should up the prize money there...
  • 16 Hide
    spentshells , September 28, 2010 2:11 AM
    hot girls and liquid nirtogen awesome
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    NeeKo , September 28, 2010 2:30 AM
    hokall that for 5Gs USD!?!? sheesh... think they should up the prize money there...


    They got to play with good hardware and Liquid Nitrogen for free, 5 grand is just a plus mate!
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    aznshinobi , September 28, 2010 2:36 AM
    Checks are old. XD ATI's logo is still on it, AMD took over the logo too. Should be AMD radeon now.
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    buzznut , September 28, 2010 3:09 AM
    Why don't they ever show what I really want to see: Clock rate! It's an overclocking competition!
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    Ragnar-Kon , September 28, 2010 3:57 AM
    buzznutWhy don't they ever show what I really want to see: Clock rate! It's an overclocking competition!

    Welcome to the world of multi-core computing.

    I personally could care less about the clock rate. All about the overall speed of the entire system as a whole for me.
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    buzznut , September 28, 2010 4:12 AM
    Ragnar-KonWelcome to the world of multi-core computing.I personally could care less about the clock rate. All about the overall speed of the entire system as a whole for me.


    So you don't care if you hit 3.8 ghz or 4.0 with your cpu? You must not overclock.
  • 4 Hide
    Anonymous , September 28, 2010 4:30 AM
    When page three load up, I forgot what I was reading.

    When i got back my senses and start continue reading to the page 4, I lost again...
  • 4 Hide
    SanDiego , September 28, 2010 6:28 AM
    where are the women who complained about microsofts traffic fairies?
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    L0tus , September 28, 2010 9:20 AM
    EugenesterBesides that, whats with the scantily clad women?

    freenameNo event is complete without them!

    ...and neither is life!
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    Anonymous , September 28, 2010 9:54 AM
    I'm Romanian and an avid Tom's reader for years. Sooooo proud of Matose!
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    rantoc , September 28, 2010 10:13 AM
    I rather have a 24/7 stable machine than having to stay awake pouring L2N 24/7 until the system dies from condensation. Fun to see the limits thoo!
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    cknobman , September 28, 2010 1:05 PM
    Those Chinese women are beautiful. Me likey!!!!
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    wolfram23 , September 28, 2010 2:23 PM
    He probably spent more on his hardware than he won lol
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    ohseus , September 28, 2010 3:18 PM
    buzznutSo you don't care if you hit 3.8 ghz or 4.0 with your cpu? You must not overclock.


    You seem to be looking at this from the wrong perspective. When reading a video card review are you more concerned with the GPU's clock rate or the Frames per second it delivers? Of course what matters most is the performance. 3.8 or 4.0 Ghz is really just an e-peen contest if you can't get ram your timings right.
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    nevertell , September 28, 2010 3:54 PM
    It costs fourteen thousand dollars, to run my cpu FOR 12 SECONDS!
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    cookoy , September 28, 2010 4:17 PM
    Excellent job Gigabyte! No sour grape losers. No complaints. Just a bunch of tough but happy competitors.
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