It seems like a just a few days ago that we brought you news of US overclocker Steponz breaking the 1x GPU Global 1st Place score for 3DMark11, which is not so surprising since it was just two days ago. Today we awake to discover that another American Elite overclocker has reclaimed the top ranking. k|ngp|n pushed his GTX 980 Ti to 2,146MHz, a crazy +99.44% beyond stock GPU settings, plus memory at 2,170MHz (+23.79%) to record a score of 37,081 marks, a decent squeeze ahead of Steponz who now sits in second place with 36,720 marks.
The previous best from Steponz used a Haswell-E i7 5960X CPU, however, the rig in question from k|ngp|n took advantage of the latest Broadwell-E deca-core i7 6950X processor pushed to a very nice 5,200MHz (+73.33%).The rig also included a G.SKILL Trident Z kit configured at 1631.8MHz plus an EVGA X99 Micro2 motherboard and a SuperNOVA NEX 1600W power supply. The other vital piece of gear used was Vince’s newly developed, push button, closed loop cooling system. On the subject of this new device, the comment that accompanied the submission notes:
"EVGA 980Ti KINGPIN on one finger, literally, :D~ New level of cooling coming in 2k16 botlings."
Ominous indeed. The submission from k|ngp|n brings him 118.7 points for the 1x GPU 1st place ranking, plus 28.8 hardware points for the GTX 980 Ti ranking. Nice work.