It feels like just a few weeks ago that we brought you news of k|ngp|n smashing the Global World Record for 3DMark Fires Strike Extreme, in fact it was a little over two months ago. The new record score of 36,264 marks at that time stole the title from another former world No.1, the UK’s 8Pack. Today, k|ngp|n has managed to push the record a little further away from us mere mortals, hitting a new high score of 36,626 marks.
How was the new record achieved? Well, it most likely has a lot to do with an Intel Core i7 6950X 'Broadwell-E' chip with all ten cores pumped to 5,200MHz, a massive +73.33% beyond its stock 3GHz. The deca-core CPU was of course joined by an arsenal of GPUs with 4x GeForce GTX 980 Ti (Kingpin Edition) cards, each with their GPUs clocked at 2,007MHz (+86.52%) and the memory set at 2,103MHz (+19.97%).
In terms of other hardware, we also find Vince using a EVGA X99 FTW-K motherboard, a DRAGON F1 DARK LN2 CPU cooling pot, quad TEK-9 VGA pots, G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 memory and a SuperNova NEX 1600 watt PSU. Not a bad rig you might say. One thing remains a mystery however, as we are not sure if Vince used his closed loop LN2 cooling machine that he demoed a few weeks ago at Computex. I have a feeling it may well have been involved.
Compared to the previous record, we see the GPU clocks pushed a little higher. April’s submissions saw the 980 Ti cards clocked at 1,955MHz which is +81.69% overstock compared with today’s new record using a configuration of 2,007MHz (+86.52%). CPUs however were a little lower at +73.33% compared to the previous best which of course used a Haswell-E i7 5960X clocked at a whopping 5,812MHz (+93.73% beyond stock).
Congrats to k|ngp|n who remains in 19th place in the Elite League on HWBOT, with today’s submission earning him an additional 100 points for the 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme World Record, 35 points for the 4x GPU ranking plus 2 for the GTX 980 Ti ranking.