Bench Tec UK May 2010 Low Clock Challenge

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Bench Tec UK May 2010 Low Clock Challenge

Today I found in my overly spammed mailbox (no – I don’t need your pills!) an announcement that might interest some of you competitive overclockers. World’s #5 overclocking team, Bench Tek UK, organizing a small overclocking competition for those who like to show off their fast OS and massive tweaking skills.

Low Clock Limitations

CPU Speed is set at 3.5Ghz, for both AMD and Intel processors. Unlocked multipliers are allowed.
GPUs but be air cooled, but can be of any speed.
RAM can be of any speed and timings.
Must use the Ofiicial Competition Background.
Submissions may be made from May 8th 00:00 UTC until May 31st 23:59 UTC.

Benchmarks

– 2D Benchmark 1: Maxxmem (Divisions: DDR1, DDR2, DDR3-
– 2D Benchmark 2: Spi 32m (Divisions: AMD, Intel)
– 3D Benchmark 1: 3DMark 01 (Divisions: AMD, Intel)
– 3D Benchmark 2: 3DMark 06 (Divisions: AMD, Intel)

Graphics Card: Single GPU from the ATi 4xxx range. Must be air cooled. LOD/mipmap: HWBot rules apply.

Scoring

Each benchmark will be split into different divisions, you can submit in all if you so wish. However, only your best divisonal position in a benchmark will count towards your global domination! Positions are scored by current Formula 1 standards, such that:

From 1 to 10: 25, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1

So if you score 15 points in the 3D01 Intel division and 12 in the 3D01 AMD Division, only your 15 points will count, and no-one can get 12 points in the AMD division.

The max score you can therefore get is 100.

Submissions

– To submit a score, you must have a BenchTec UK forum account.
– Submitting scores is done by emailing may2010btuk@googlemail.com
– All submissions must have a picture of the rig, and a screenshot. For all screenshots, HWBot standard rules apply (2x CPU-Z, one of CPU, other of memory for 2D, include 1x GPU-Z for 3D). Background of the screenshot must be of the official competition background, found here.

Result Publication

– Current results will be published weekly.

Prizes

– We’re working on it and will update as we can. To start, you’ll get a funky name colour in the forum – probably pink.

Competition Rules

– This competition is run by BenchTec UK. Your chosen admins for this competition are borandi and Sam__. Their decision is final.
– The competition will run from May 8th 00:00 UTC until May 31st 23:59 UTC. Submissions after the end time may be praised but ineligible for competition.
– To submit a benchmark, you must have a BenchTec UK forum account.
– If you are found to be in violation of any of the rules, all your results may be discounted.
– The maximum CPU clock on any benchmark is 3.500Ghz +/- 2Mhz for variation.
– For each benchmark submitted, a screenshot of the score containing the score along with 2x CPU-Z screenshots and a GPU-Z Screenshot (for 3D benchmarks) and a picture of the rig must be provided. Background must be of the official background for the competition. Failure to comply will result in a score being disqualified, and a dog may come round and eat your hats.
– For each submission, a description of the equipment used must be provided – CPU, Motherboard, RAM, GPU, GPU speed, GPU memory speed.
– For 3D benchmarks, the GPU may be hard modded, but cooling is limited to AIR ONLY.
– Scoring is under the Formula 1 system: (1st: 25, 2nd: 18, 3rd: 15, 4th: 12, 5th: 10, 6th: 8, 7th: 6, 8th: 4, 9th: 2, 10th: 1). Your best divisional position within a benchmark will count towards your point total; any scores in other divisions of that benchmark will be unobtainable by anyone. In the event of a tie, the positions in other divisions will be used. If there’s still a tie, bonus points will be added for winning weaker platforms (3pts for DDR1, AMD; 2pts for DDR2, Intel; 1pt for DDR3).
– Kit must be available at UK retail (or used to be at retail) at the start of the competition. ES chips allowed, if retail version is available.
– Any Windows based OS can be used.
– BTUK Seniors, admins and captains are ineligible for prizes.
– For everything else, standard HWBot rules apply.

More information

– Bench Tek UK forums: http://www.benchtec.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=6401


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Belgium richba5tard says:

Have fun guys! You know HWBOT competitions are free for community use, right? ;)

Sweden Calathea says:

I love this kind of competitions :)

TaPaKaH says:

Must one use 4xxx card for 2D as well ?

Sweden Calathea says:

That wouldn't make any sense would it?

ScunnyUK says:

Sam OCX said: Must one use 4xxx card for 2D as well ?


4series is just for the 3d benches :)

Slovakia Josifek says:

I think the winning setup will look like this: Core 980X and ATI 4890, so again - not for everyone. I think that a point of a low-clock challenge is to get ppl who dont have access to expencive hw and N2O to do some OCing and to join a competition...

United Kingdom borandi says:

Josifek said: I think the winning setup will look like this: Core 980X and ATI 4890, so again - not for everyone. I think that a point of a low-clock challenge is to get ppl who dont have access to expencive hw and N2O to do some OCing and to join a competition...


There are AMD categories as well, which have equal chance of winning. Also, as it's a low clock challenge, a 920 d0 at 3.5Ghz will act almost identical to a 980X at 3.5Ghz.

Italy carpo93 says:

interesting

United Kingdom Dualist says:

borandi said: a 920 d0 at 3.5Ghz will act almost identical to a 980X at 3.5Ghz.


Really..?? Normally a drop in fab improves efficiency, otherwise why would chip manufacturers do it beside to increase transistors, ie. improves efficiency.?
65nm Conroes couldn't keep up with the 45nm Wolfdales at same clocks. :p
So why would a 45nm bloom keep up with a 32nm gulfy.? :rolleyes:

Russian Federation frag_ says:

In general Gulftown cores are exactly the same as Bloomfield cores, just on 32 nm, manufacturing process have no direct impact on performance. Gulf have larger L3 cache but with higher latency. In terms of clock per clock performance for one-threaded applications Gulfs are very close to Blooms. For SPi 32M 975 at 3.33 even slightly better then 980 at 3.33.

United Kingdom Dualist says:

Interesting, will love to see the end results of this compo then ;)

United Kingdom El Gappo says:

Well you can count on the 920's whooping ass in maxxmem, they seem to have much tighter cache timings it seems :) All depends on the imc at the end of the day tho. ________ vapir oxygen vaporizer

Belgium Massman says:

Dualist said: Really..?? Normally a drop in fab improves efficiency, otherwise why would chip manufacturers do it beside to increase transistors, ie. improves efficiency.?
65nm Conroes couldn't keep up with the 45nm Wolfdales at same clocks. :p
So why would a 45nm bloom keep up with a 32nm gulfy.? :rolleyes:


Wolfdale has 1,5x L2 cache size of Conroe. Instead of the Gulftown, where the larger L3 is necessary maintain the cache per core size is the increase in cache size for Wolfdale a direct increase.

There's a difference between both transitions.

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