MSI MOA 2012 – Competition schedule and benchmarks

Thanks to OC-TV for keeping track of the MSI MOA schedule!

Today we have received from our source at MSI, Leona, the detailed competition schedule. This schedule is not just a schedule but it is also the first announcement of the competition benchmarks that have been selected for these master overclocking arena 2012 worldwide finals. This schedule hasn’t been publish on the official website yet, so changes might occur before the 28th, but most of it is definitely going to happen in that order.

Let’s have a look at it!

So as we can see, the schedule is kind of “usual” in the way that it looks almost identical to the one of last years MOA. Arriving early in the morning at the venue, the contestants will have about 1hour and a half to get their gear and setup.

Notice that the competition is once again non-stop. Overclockers will have to rightfully manage their own schedule and bench form 10:30am to 6pm : about 7:30 hours straight under competition pressure. This is where experience makes the difference!


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Belgium Massman says:

Digging the "MOA Party" :D

United States Splave says:

superpi only 2 hours but %40 percent of score seems funny lol :P

South Africa Vivi says:

7pm till 9pm party! then sleepy time :D

Belgium leeghoofd says:

you can sleep back in Africa Goddy... no rest in Taiwan allowed, especially with Massman around :p

Denmark M.Beier says:

21:00-6:00 Sleep

Brazil gnidaol says:

Splave said: superpi only 2 hours but %40 percent of score seems funny lol :P


yeah it makes no sense XD

Korea (republic) littleboy says:

Everybody.Good luck..
See you soon in Taiwan..

Australia T_M says:

gnidaol said: yeah it makes no sense XD


Sorry guys, would you have preferred that we give less % and therefore make the competition totally GPU lucky, or more time and therefore rushing your GPU testing/3DMark runs?
Utilising some of your setup/testing time to get ready for SPI means you almost have equal time per benchmark.

United States zeneffect says:

T_M said: Sorry guys, would you have preferred that we give less % and therefore make the competition totally GPU lucky, or more time and therefore rushing your GPU testing/3DMark runs?
Utilising some of your setup/testing time to get ready for SPI means you almost have equal time per benchmark.


on sandy-e wont 32m be CPU lucky though? should have made them bench.... PCMARK7 and UCBench just to "wow" the crowd.

i guess they could bin all the chips and know that they will operate within 20mhz of each other... but its an overclocking competition, not a tweaking/tuning competition so i will just ramble to myself now.

Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

zeneffect said: on sandy-e wont 32m be CPU lucky though?


32M counts as 40% on the total score, while 3D benches(03 & 11) cover for other 60%. Some people could get a Good CPU but shitty GPU, and vice versa .With the rules made to be like this, at least we can see some tight competitions, not like a couple years ago where GPU is pretty much everything..

Brazil gnidaol says:

T_M said: Sorry guys, would you have preferred that we give less % and therefore make the competition totally GPU lucky, or more time and therefore rushing your GPU testing/3DMark runs?
Utilising some of your setup/testing time to get ready for SPI means you almost have equal time per benchmark.


I think that 3D03 could be rushed indeed. But I don't disagree about the way it was planned.
It may look nonsense, but I totally agree that it will make things more exciting there! Less time for a long benchmark (longer than 3D11) that worth the same will make people rush the assembling stage and throw away first scores hoping to keep it improving on the next hour...

The right things happens through strange ways (or something like that) ;)

On the other hand, % improve is always bigger at 3D stages, so less weight doesn't mean less importance to final scores...

It will be epic anyway

Iran Mehdi_FXX says:

9:00 untill 18:00 in other hands 9 Hours overcloking????? only 1 Day??? it`s rly Hard!

South Africa Vivi says:

i think the system is cool this way. makes it interesting, its a competition after all, everyone has the same amount of time for 32m, if it's too little then the team that can do everything the fastest wins. which is what it is all about, Overclocker VS overclocker regardless of bench / time. Hell if there was a Superpi 1m stage for only 5 minutes it would still be fair and pretty awesome :D

United States PizzaMan says:

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United States Splave says:

T_M said: Sorry guys, would you have preferred that we give less % and therefore make the competition totally GPU lucky, or more time and therefore rushing your GPU testing/3DMark runs?
Utilising some of your setup/testing time to get ready for SPI means you almost have equal time per benchmark.


Looking forward to meeting you tim, are you available before the competition so my partner and I can take you out for drinks and dinner? Or do you not accept bribes :P


Either way you put it, 32m is cpu lucky, 03 is cpu lucky too. The nice thing is that 32m and 03 are very tweakable which is smart to show the skill and what people can do not relying just on frequency.

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