Despite a relatively lukewarm response from overclockers generally, the new Pascal-based GPUs from Nvidia are starting to make to an impact on the HWBOT world rankings. An example of this is Dancop’s latest GPUPI 1B submission which is actually the fastest single GPU score ever on HWBOT. The current world No.1 pushed his GTX 1080 to 2,645MHz, +64.59% beyond stock settings to complete a GPUPI 1B run in just 13sec 492ms. The good news for us mere mortals is that he has also published a pretty comprehensive guide that should help anyone tempted to sub-zero their own GTX 1080 card.
The rig used to break the record also featured a Broadwell-E Core i7 6950X processor clocked at 4,887.3MHz (+62.91%), plus a G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 kit set at 1,715MHz (CL11.0 11-11-28 1T). The card used was an ASUS GTX 1080 ROG Strix OC Edition, mounted on an ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard.
The new single GPU record is in fact 44ms faster than the previous single GPU record submitted by Sofos1990 who made the submission using an LN2 cooled Radeon R9 290X card all back in April of last year. The score earns Dancop a few extra points which should help preserve his place at the top of the current world rankings. He gets 117.1 points for the Global 1st Place 1x GPU GPUPI 1B rankings, plus an additional 4.8 for the GTX 1080 ranking.