Leeghoofd takes 3DMark01 IGP WR and wins April HOC.

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Leeghoofd takes 3DMark01 IGP WR and wins April HOC.

My apologies if this news post is a bit too chauvinistic for your taste, but … it’s not every day a Belgian overclocker wins a competition. After quite an interesting series of back-up game play by Nick.UA and Yotomeczek, everyone thought Polish overclocker Ryba would take the win eventually hitting the 35k mark just a few hours before the end of the competition. However, Leeghoofd, at that point at around 33k, managed to take the win with an impressive 36386 points. That’s 1000 points higher than Ryba, who ended second, and 1100 points more than Chew*, who finished third.

This month’s challenge was a bit different from the previous challenges since the dollar/euro-input was a bit higher as in order to participate you needed a high-end integrated graphics card. Most of the overclockers went for and AMD-based platform: either 790GX (HD3300), 785G (HD4200) or 890GX (HD4290). Unlike what many figured at the beginning of the competition, the winning platform wasn’t produced by one of the major high-end hardware manufacturers, but by the smaller and sometimes considered inferior Asrock.

The HD4290 IGP of the Asrock 890GX Extreme3 mainboard was pushed to a pretty impressive 1.3GHz and the HT Link, which is one of the most important frequencies when improving the IGP rendering performance, to an equally impressive 3576MHz. Combining this with a CPU frequency of 5914MHz, the memory clocked to DDR3-1824 CL6-6-6-18 and a Northbridge frequency of 3839MHz, yielded a perfect score of 36386 points. Do note that both the CPU as the Northbridge were cooled with liquid nitrogen; the CPU to -196°C, the IGP to roughly -70°C.

Next to the impressive 36k 01, Leeghoofd also improved the highest IGP score in 3DMark03 being the first to hit over 10,000 points and also improved the 3DMark05 record to 8476.

Congratulations, Leeghoofd!


Belgium Massman says:

Belgium FTW!

Indonesia angelicavoc says:

awsome score....

Thor says:

Massman said: Belgium FTW!

yes, except about governments stuffs :)

Denmark M.Beier says:

Albrecht kicks butt! Besides that; Thats probably the most massive insulation of a motherboard I have ever witnessed!

Belgium Massman says:

Thor941 said: yes, except about governments stuffs :)

That just learns us that retards show up everywhere :D

Hiwa says:

WoW congrats man , that's a huge score on IGP

Austria Turrican says:

congratz, nice work :D

Germany stummerwinter says:

Congratz! :)

Belgium Gamer says:

Nicely done Leeghoofd, I always said you could do it :)

Romania Monstru says:

Yey for Leeghoofd!!! Way to go you belgian IGP lover :D

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Beer for everyone :) and make it two for Monstru ( he drinks faster than his shadow :p) Couldn't have done it without the help from our team captain : Massman aka Mushkin cap dude

Germany SoF says:

AOCM, AOCM!!! Just give him enough LN2 and he'll do something :D :D :D

Jor3llBR/Elano says:

Impressive Leeg! As long as Belgium doesn't win the World Cup in June I'm fine :-)

Belgium Massman says:

We're in the perfect position to not win the World Cup.

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