Shamino Leaves ASUS, Follows AndreYang In Retirement

According to, Peter "Shamino" Tan has left the ASUS ROG team last Friday. The news that the overclocking legend would leave the company was previously confirmed via Facebook status updates, but that he would leave so quickly comes as a surprise. Surely, Shamino is the one person who does not need an introduction. A legend, an innovator, and above all a man who shares.

Shamino's career in overclocking started at VR-Zone, where he was the in-house overclocker. He earned his stripes in overclocking by competing with K|ngp|n, Hipro5, Kinc, and so many others back in the olden days. This was before HWBOT even existed. After VR-Zone, Shamino started working at Foxconn. He was the mind behind the Foxconn X48 BlackOps motherboard. Then he moved to EVGA, building the incredible X58 Classified. He and his P55 Classified are the reason why we can run Clarkdale CPUs below -80°C, in case you don't know. After EVGA, Shamino joined the ASUS ROG forces, and worked on the Rampage III/IV and Maximus V/VI series. He stood for innovation; doing things that no one else thought of. Want to control your OC settings on the fly? Use OC Panel. Want to overclock your VGA? Use VGA Hotplug. Oh you don't have a thermometer at hand? No problem - it's on the motherboard!

His influence reached further than just innovating products. Wherever Shamino goes, overclockers go. Two years ago we identified this phenomenon as the Shamino-effect. After AndreYang, Shamino is the second in-house overclocker leaving the ROG team in a couple months’ time. The two leave giant footprints at the company, and the question is who will want to follow in their footsteps. In any case, we wish Shamino the best in his life after overclocking!


Belgium Massman says:

Unclear why, but certainly a sad thing to see. We wish Peter all the happiness he so much deserves!

Romania M3kk says:

Maybe next will be Gigabyte, or MSI :)).

TaPaKaH says:

Is he leaving overclocking altogether or just ASUS?

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

So far I know he is leaving IT to rest, I hope not for long .

France Wizerty says:

Xtreme Addict said: So far I know he is leaving IT to rest, I hope not for long .

He deserves it, but I'm too sad, he leaves before I can meet him :( .He is a legend for me (and for many other OCer).

Greece GoriLLakoS says:

Pity....really pity :(

Eeky NoX says:

I wish him the best for those next adventures! But it's a real big loss for our community for sure :(

Germany der8auer says:

I hope he'll come back after a rest. Had the pleasure to meet him and he's a great guy and one of the most important minds for the oc-scene.
Wish you all the best!

unknown 149 says:

He is leaving IT, he said on Facebook: "Man shall not live on 3D Marks alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God"

United States l0ud_sil3nc3 says:

So glad to have been able to meet and bench with Peter at least once in my lifetime, wish him well with all future endeavors.

K404 says:

Peter is the one OCer I really put on a pedestal (no offence to anyone else,) so I hope this is a move that will bring him peace and happiness :)

India Toolius says:

i feel like crying.... I wish the Master/Genius/God great success in his new endeavors , what ever they might be. You sir are a legend and will always be one !

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

Will be a great shame to the community on the whole, I know most people hold him in the highest regard and I am one of those people. Hopefully this will not be for long and he will be back in the scene again very soon.

United States Splave says:

l0ud_sil3nc3 said: So glad to have been able to meet and bench with Peter at least once in my lifetime, wish him well with all future endeavors.

True words

Brazil Rbuass says:

Shamino was my main inspiration to be an overclocker...
I feel sad, and it's irrepleeable to me...
Maybe is the reason I believe 3D benchmarks is "much more" than 2D...
His focus in 3D, make me learn that 3D is special... and benchmarks like "memory clock" and "cpu frequency" means "nothing" to me...
So... will give my best to follow his steps... and way to keep overclocking 3D...
Thanks for all Peter... In every where you go... I wish you all the best.

Puerto Rico chispy says:

I get so sad reading this treadsin FB and here :( , Trully a legend and a gentlemen. I wish you the best Peter , May God Bless you and bring happiness everywhere you go ! Thank you so much for all you have done for the community , now go enjoy that retirement bro ! well deserved.

Kind Regards: Angelo

United States steponz says:

Good for him.. there's more to life than over clocking... lol or is there...hahah... I am sad I never had the chance to bench with him.... I wish him best of luck in whatever he does.. Hopefully one day, our paths will cross :)

United States Schmuckley says:

The computing world has lost a good one.

United States Schmuckley says:
In case anyone needs some OCing motivation.

United States dumo says:

I fell so lucky for the opportunity of a lifetime benching with Peter. All the best for your future endeavors Peter.



What a sad day. Shamino is one of the names that instantly springs to mind whenever you think of overclocking. I wish you the very best of luck in your future endeavours, whatever it may be, Peter.

FlanK3r says:

what now with ROG? I dont know anything else in ROG team :(

Greece OGS says:

Damn, an other legend left the scene :(
So sad, I didnt manage to meet him but based on what everyone says he is a great guy aside of a great overclocker.
Hope he will be happy for the rest of his life and wish to see him back on the oc sceen asap; OC scene already misses him :/

United States Splave says:

miss you boo <3 I hear vince is going to gigabyte nick is going to asus and massman is going to ECS

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Iran Amateurs says:

I'm so sad to hear that. His name is so great in our community. I wish I could OC beside him some day but I couldn't and didn't have chance :( Those of you guys (doesn't matter how big names you are) who OC beside him should proud of yourself. His video clip of overclocking 8800GTX in 3DMark06 and breaking WR is some thing that always is in my sight.


Greece sofos1990 says:

It's too bad that Peter left :( Miss you!

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Hopefully he'll be back someday :)

Poland Dziarson says:

HE is not Dead he have vacation :D

Greece hipro5 says:

You will ALWAYS be loved and remembered my brother Sam.... Good luck! :(

United States Brian y. says:

Thank you Sham for everything you have done for the community!:ws:

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