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ASUS will hold the world’s first overclocking competition on the 27 and 28 of November, where skill is the only factor; ASUS ROG OC Showdown. The competition takes place live in ASUS booth at Dreamhack Winter 2009, in Sweden. The true unique characteristic of this competition is that the structure of it removes the element of variables, such as different quality CPU and GPU. The aim is to create an overclocking competition format that is truly viable as a sport, rather than a product exhibition.
Each overclocking bracket (round) in the tournament has 2 identical systems, it last for 90 min (active time). Each overclocker gets 45 min at each system. The overclocker with the highest – total 3DMark Vantage “Performance Preset” score, added from each system – score after competing on both systems wins that bracket and moves on to the next level bracket. 30 minutes will be used to reset the setups to zero-state after an overclocker has used a system. The support team on location led by famous overclocker Kinc will handle the zero-state reset. Intel Core i7 870 will be liquid nitrogen cooled. ASUS EAH5870 graphics cards in Crossfire will use the default air cooling. ASUS Voltage Tweak, Smart Doctor and ROG Connect will be the tools to adjust voltages and frequencies.
The Grand Prize
The champion will besides the title and grand trophy receive a special edition ASUS ROG G51J-3D notebook, the world first notebook with 120Hz LCD LED backlit screen and true 3D-gaming support. To power the hottest 3D-game titles, the ROG G51J features Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor at 1.6GHz (with turbo boost up to 2.8GHz) and Nvidia Geforce GTX260M with 1GB VRAM.