Old School is Best School Season 3 Kicks Off December 15th, All Rounds & Stages Announced

The popular Old School is Best School contest returns on December 15, kicking off the third season of the most retro overlocking ever created. Season 3 will feature a total of 5 Rounds, each with threes stages revolving around a uniquely devised pairing of classic hardware and classic benchmark. Round 1 is just a few weeks away, running from December 15th to January 15th 2017.

Just in case you are unfamiliar with the concept of the Old School is Best School contest, let me give you a quick rundown of what it’s all about. It’s a contest series created specifically for overclockers that enjoy benching on very old, classic hardware. Each month-long round features five stages, each with unique hardware and benchmarks.Let’s take a look at each of the Rounds and Stage devised for Season 3.

Old School is Best School Season 3: Round Breakdown

Round 1: Socket 771 (775 mod allowed) & Quadro G96 or Older (Single GPU only)

Round 1 features the classic Intel Socket 771 (with the option of also using modded Socket 775 processors). In terms of graphics contestants are limited to using Nvidia G96-based Quadro cards (single GPU only). Benchmarks include Maxmen Read Bandwidth in Stage 1, 3DMark06 in Stage 2 and 3DMark Vantage for Stage 3.

  • Stage-1: Maxmem Read BandWidth
  • Stage-2: 3DMark06
  • Stage-3: 3DMark Vantage

Read the full article outlining all five rounds of the Old School in Best School contest here on OC-ESPORTS.


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Taiwan sdougal says:

Full article with all rounds, stages, benchmarks and hardware listed here:
OC eSports

Check it out old timers!

United States Mr.Scott says:

Thank you for the nice intro. It reads perfectly. :)

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