Today is of course a Thursday, which means we once again bring you another episode in our Throwback Thursday series. The idea is to revisit a moment in the history of HWBOT with a view to enjoying a nostalgic look at how things used to be. Today we bring you a moment from six years ago when a very talent Taiwanese chap going by the moniker Hicookie broke four World Records in the space of one day, climbing to the top of the Elite Overclocker leaderboard to become World No.1.
For those of you who do not know Hicookie, he has been working for GIGABYTE for number of years now, a fundamental member of the enthusiast motherboard team and the man responsible for designing overclocking-specific boards including the iconic X58A-OC board that started it all. Back in June 2010 Cookie, as he is known to friends and family, went on a one man 3DMark assault, taking down World Records for 3DMark03, 3DMark05, 3DMark06 and 3DMark Vantage.
The key to it all was a rig based on an i7 Extreme 980X ‘Gulftown’ chip pushed to 6,250MHz (+87.69%), plus more importantly, an Nvidia GTX 480 overclocked to 1,360MHz (+94.29%) on the GPU and 1,200MHz (+29.87%) on the memory. The rig also included the freshly released and fondly remembered GIGABYTE X58A-UD9 - a monster of modern engineering at the time.
The four World Records helped catapult Hicookie to the lofty position of World No.1 overclocker. Today a more modest Cookie sits in 34th place on the Elite table, while retaining his place as Taiwan’s No.1.
Check out the original article from June 4th 2010.