Again, just like last month, Team EVGA can uncork bottles of champagne after winning the second round of the prestigious F1-OC overclocking competition. After a month of 3D overclocking (3DMark Vantage), all competitors now had to push the brand new Intel P55 platform to its limits (and beyond) in the SuperPi 32M benchmark. Equiped with a Core i7 870 clocked at 5482MHz (+ 87%), using an Evga P55 SLI motherboard, AndreYang managed to pull off 6 minutes 45.171 seconds, which is, next to the winning F1-OC score, also the best Lynnfield 32M result in our database!
A more closer look at the ranking shows us that Team EVGA actually has a more comfortable lead than last month being the only team scoring under 7 minutes. Behind the Brawn GP of overclocking we see two interesting battles: one between Team Biostar and Team China, the other between Team DFI, Republic of Gamers and Team Finland. Three teams within 0.5 seconds of each other, that’s a very close finish!
The hardware used for this competition has to be available in retail, so for a P55 platform the choices are quite limited. The teams used: 8 x i7 870, 5 x i7 860 and 3 x i5 750. That this competition really embraces a lot of top-overclockers is very apparent when we look at the achievements of the overclockers with the processors used during this month’s stage:
– 2 x Gold: i5 750 and i7 870
– 2 x Silver: i5 750 and i7 860
– 2 x Bronze: i7 860 and i7 870
– 6 x Medal: i5 750, i7 860 and i7 870
Now the teams take a (very small) break before starting the next stage: Highest FSB!