The fifth round of this year’s Old School is Best School contest on OC-ESPORTS recently claim to a close with Swedish overclocking team TechSweden.org sitting pretty at the top of the leaderboard with a total of 36 points. The win was made with a consistent display with the Swedes taking runner-up spots in both retro flavored stages. However in this season’s tricky bonus stage, the TechSweden.org were beaten to the win by HwBox Hellas O/C Team. Let’s take a look at the scoring and submissions in a little more detail.
Round 5 of this year’s contest involved two unique stages which include two benchmarks and the challenge of overclocking processors from the classic AMD Socket 754 era:
AMD’s Socket 754 platform was basically an affordable option for anyone building a PC back in late 2003 and 2004 - a cheaper alternative to AMD’s Socket 939 processors, pairing single core CPUs with single channel memory. The chips were not what you would describe as high performance kit, but the good news is that they were, and indeed still are, eminently pushable.
In terms of VGA challenges, in Round 5 old timers are tasked with digging out an X800 series ATi chip dating back from 2004-2005, the cream of the crop being the top-end ATI Radeon X850 XT Platinum Edition, the GTX 980 Ti of its day.
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