HardwareAsylum Podcast #46 - MOA 2014 Grand Final Event Discussion with Surprise Lightning

Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren Mccain

Time: 39:10

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Show Notes

On October 18th and 19th 2014 overclockers from all over the world gathered in Taipei Taiwan to compete in the MSI MOA 2014 Grand Final. This event is the columniation of four tough qualifying rounds with a total of $16,000 on the line in cash prizes. Dennis was fortunate enough to attend the grand final, not as a competitor but, as a technical correspondent on the Overclocking TV live Twitch.tv broadcast.

Like past competitions the finalists were tasked with obtaining top scores in three benchmarks and were awarded points for how they placed. This year the benchmarks were SuperPi 32M, Cinebench R15 and 3DMark Firestrike. Along with the Classic Battle the finalists would compete in a secondary “No Limits Battle” allowing them to bench their own hardware for HWBoints. The no limits battle was really interesting since strategy would ultimately determine the winner. Some choose to bench obscure hardware while others tried their luck in competitive categories with lots of competition.

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