Throwback Thursday: EVGA Classified SR-2 Attacks wPrime 32M Records

Throwback Thursday all about taking you on a trip down memory lane, one that we hope experienced older overclockers and also newer members will appreciate and enjoy. Today we are focused on a particular piece of hardware that some of you may recall with a degree of fondness – the EVGA Classified SR-2, a dual CPU, quad SLI monster of a motherboard that started throwing its weight around back in 2010.

Once in a while we come across a particular piece of hardware that arms the HWBOT faithful with the potential to do some serious damage in terms of breaking records. One such board was the subject of a newsflash item in HWBOT almost exactly seven years ago. On May 24the 2010 the EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard was a beast that allowed overclockers to push a pair of Intel Xeon 5600/5500 processors, a feature that would allow it to challenge at the highest levels of the game. Here’s what HWBOT in May 2010 had to say:

“Using the new EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard, MovieMan has managed to push his two Intel X5680 CPU's to a stable 4576Mhz (at 6 cores a CPU that's a whopping 55Ghz cpu power in total!). This resulted in a 2sec 203ms wPrime 32m run, getting very close to the current wPrime record of 1sec 920ms. Contrary to the current record, MovieMan used a single motherboard, instead of a cluster of 32 Xeon EX X7460's running at stock speed.”

Movieman’s score was eventually beaten of course. In December of 2010 k|ngp|n applied some LN2 to the Classified SR-2 to push a pair of Westmere Xeon X5680 chips to 5,650MHz, a massive +69.52% beyond stock. The result was a wPrime 32M run of just 1sec 547ms, a World Record that actually remains today!

You can find the original article from May 24th 2010 here, plus the World Record wPrime 32M score from k|ngp|n here.


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