This Thursday we cast our minds back to a post in 2013 when MSI hosted a contest called the MSI OC24 Extreme Master China 2013. In many respects it was quite a unique overclocking contest, most notably because it lasted a full 24 hours. Here’s what we wrote back on April 28th 2013:
“A couple of days before the Intel IDF event in Beijing, which we covered two weeks ago, MSI China hosted a very interesting and intriguing new style of overclocking competition. Instead of making the competition intense by having the participants put out top scores in a limited amount of time, the teams of two were given a considerable set of tasks to complete within the time frame of twenty-four hours. Yes! Kind of like the television series, only without terrorists, bombs and guns, but with liquid nitrogen, overclocking and prizes!”
“The benchmark tasks were unconventional. It was not just about maximizing the components and hitting the highest frequencies using liquid nitrogen. The tests included games such as the latest Tomb Raider and Lost Planet 2, a power consumption limited round of 3DMark, a video-encoding task and a decibel stage where the system was limited to a specific noise level. For all this, a total prize of 30,000 RMB (~ EUR €1500) had been prepared. 5,000 RMB for the overall winner and 1,000 RMB for every stage winner.”
Read the original article from April 2013 here.