Up For Some GeForce 8800 Action? Overclock.net is Throwing the 8800 Destruction Contest

The overclocking season 2015 at HWBOT and OC-ESPORTS is running at its end as the last quarter of the year is reserved for live competitions such as the GALAX OC Carnival, HyperX OC TakeOver, and of course the Country Cup. This doesn't mean overclockers are ready to slow down yet, though. At Overclock.net there's a Geforce 8800 DESTRUCTION Competition running, for example.

Reading the competition introduction: The Geforce 8800 series are among the most iconic video cards ever produced by Nvidia. Now they lay forgotten in closets and drawers and garages. Overclock.net wants you to take them out, dust them off, solder them and ultimately destroy them. But, of course, not before laying down a few runs of 3DMark '01, '03 and Aquamark. If your thinking to yourself, "Why does OCN just like to give prizes to Dhenzjhen?" Do not worry. This contest is limited to Geforce 8800 of the GS, GT, and GTS varieties only. All GTX and ULTRA cards are banned from this competition, real overclockers use G92 Core."

Next to eternal OCN fame, there are also a couple of small cash prizes up for grabs: 1ST - $100, 2ND - $75, 3RD - $50, and $25 for the top submission without using subzero cooling.

For more information, check out the thread at overclock.net!


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United States steponz says:

I would have limited cpu on this...
These are cpu benchmarks....

United States Gunslinger says:

Should be fun regardless, Smoke's going to be very difficult to catch for the overall G92 records here.

United States steponz says:

shouldn't be that hard at all... 6700k would wipe the floor with it.. at 6.1... with an ok 8800... Really doesn't make much sense to me.. I would have limited it to a specific platform... maybe even max cpu clock. Watch when the subs start coming in.

United States Gunslinger says:

steponz said: shouldn't be that hard at all... 6700k would wipe the floor with it.. at 6.1... with an ok 8800... Really doesn't make much sense to me.. I would have limited it to a specific platform... maybe even max cpu clock. Watch when the subs start coming in.
The problem with limiting the CPU is that you're also then limiting the score, these guys have a HWBOT team, so that doesn't help them at all here. I've not touched Z170 hardly at all so far, I'm not sure how hard finding a retail 6GHz+ CPU is going to be.

Canada Rasparthe says:

Also you have to remember this is a non-HWBOT competition and there is a tougher time enforcing speed limits among your average forum membership. Its a more accepted idea here but it can be as problematic as enforcing cooling limitations.

United States steponz says:

I understand.. just seems like the person with the best cpu will win this.. something like vantage with this would be interesting.. and or catzilla... 03 isnt that bad... Just something to think about.. I like the idea of 8800 comp....

Australia zeropluszero says:

I've run comps like this before, I'd definitely have implemented a cpu speed cap.

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