Over the last few days we’ve seen some pretty interesting action regarding the 3DMark03 benchmark with the World Record changing hands a few times. Just last Friday we brought you news that Sweden’s No.1 overclocker Rauf had managed to submit a World Record score in the 3DMark03 benchmark. His record score of 359,451 marks did not last long however. TeamAU just hours later, posted a score of 359,792 marks. In both cases the hardware used consisted of the latest Kaby Lake-X Core i7 7740K processor and an Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti card.
Within hours of the TeamAU submission, Rauf proved that he still had plenty left in the tank, posting a score that broke the 360,000+ barrier for the first time. With a Core i7 7740X chip clocked at 7GHz, a GALAX Geforce GTX 1080 Ti card pushed to 2,550MHz (+72.30%) / 1,600MHz (+16.28%) he managed to hit a score of 360,721 marks, reclaiming the 3DMark03 World Record. Other rig components include an ROG Rampage VI Apex motherboard with DDR4 memory clocked at 2,078MHz (12-11-11-28).
Enter Dancop. The current German and World No.1 ranked overclocker entered the 3DMark03 fray armed with a Titan Xp card with the GPU configured at 2,550MHz (+72.30%). With 3DMark03 being quite an old benchmark however, CPU grunt remains a vital factor. Dancop managed to push his Core i7 7740K to several MHz higher than his competitors, hitting a CPU clock frequency of 7,169.4MHz (+66.73%). The upshot of all this work was a new World Record score of 365,098, well and truly blowing the doors off that 360K barrier!