Six days ago, on 20th of March, several Ukrainian overclockers travelled to Kiev to participate in the Ukrainian Overclocking Championship 2010. A total of 14 overclockers went head-to-head in a race to the title of Ukrainian Overclocking Champion, a race that was won by Steelrat and MaJ0r.
The concept of this overclocking competition was a bit different from what we normally see: no voltage modifications, not liquid nitrogen. The frequency of the CPU was limited to 3600MHz and the graphics card had to be run at stock frequencies, so the overclockers had to find the optimal combination of QPI and memory frequency as well as memory timings, tweaking the operating system and so on. Using a benchmark such as 3DMark01 is very interesting for this type of competition, hence why it was, together with SuperPI 1M, the main target for this competition.
More information: “First Ukrainian Overclocking Championship 2010” @ XS