This weekend in Moscow, Russia, the AOOC 2013 competition will get its conclusion. Although we are not present to cover the event or relay the scores, we will try to keep you update via the video feed of Overclocking-TV. They have been following the AOOC news quite closely, so let us sum things up. We have a look at the hardware, judges, benchmark and scoring algorithm, the participants, and of course, the live stream coverage from Overclocking-TV.
On September 14, the boys from OCTV published the following list of competition hardware:
- Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI Extreme
- Processor: Intel Corei7 4770k
- Graphics: ASUS GTX780 Direct CU II OC
- Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY8GX3M2B2800C12R
- Storage: Corsair Neutron 128 Gb
- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200i
A couple of participants have already pre-tested the hardware. The most impressive score so far was Firekiller’s Fire Strike Extreme result of 7078 with the GTX 780 at 1910/1930 MHz. Will we see the very first GTX 780 at 2K/2K live at the event?
In that same news article, Overclocking-TV confirmed that the two judges for this year are SF3D from Finland and Tapakah from Latvia. Two people with heaps of experience in the overclocking world.
The scoring algorithm is something that is new compare to previous overclocking competitions. In a news article from August 31, OCTV detailed the benchmarks and the point structure. In total, there are five benchmarks to compete in, but only three of them will account to the total score. Within each block of two benchmarks, the highest ranked result will account of the score. The overclocking teams can choose the benchmarks they feel strongest at.
To complicate matters further, each benchmark has its own point distribution:
- CPU-Z: 25-23-21-19-17-15-13-11-9-7-5-3-1
- Super Pi 32M Freq limit: 35-31-28-25-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6
- 3Dmark03: 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6
- 3Dmark11 Performance: 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6
- 3Dmark Fire Strike Extreme: 35-31-28-25-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6
On our forums Slamms explains the system as follows,
Each team can submit scores in Super Pi 32M and CPU-Z. Result with max points will go in personal rank.
- One team did 1st score in CPU-Z with 25 pts. and 1st score in Super Pi 32M with 35 pts. => Team got 35 pts. in personal rank.
- Other team did 2nd score in CPU-Z with 23 pts and 5th score in Super Pi 32M with 22 pts => Second team got 23 pts
HWBOT hosted the qualification phase of the competition. From April 12 until May 12, participants from around Europe could qualify for the live final in Moscow by running a series of benchmarks. The stages,
Aristidis from Greece won two of the three stages, and became the overall winner of the competition. Mtech from Ukraine won the other stage. For more information on the qualifier you can refer to our competition page, ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2013 Qualifier.
In total 13 teams will compete in the final. Twelve of them were selected through the qualifier phase, the last one is formed by last year’s winners Xtreme Addict and Perica Barii. Russia and Poland have the highest attendance with two and a half teams. Greece is also represented well with two teams.
As usual, Overclocking-TV will be present at the overclocking event and will relay as much news as possible, mainly via Facebook and Twitter. Also, and I quote OCTV’s latest news item, “… if the gods of Internet are with us, we should be able to stream live from Moscow. As usual, the live-streaming will be available the OCTV Live page”. You can find the live page here. Alternatively, follow the embedded video below.