Friday, November 07, 2008

Tom's Overclocking Competition Begins!

Using everything from liquid nitrogen to water cooling and everything in between, 5 teams of three people from each of the participating countries will be given the chance to break the overclocking world record and win some cash.

The first annual Overdrive Overclocking Championship by Tom’s Hardware, is a worldwide overclocking competition to be held in the United States, Germany, Taiwan, France and Italy. The winners from the preliminary trials in each country will be flown to the finals to be held in Paris, France. There they will get a shot at the grand prize, a $5,000 gift certificate to the online shopping site of the winning team's choice.

“For the preliminary trials, contestants will be using the Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Processor E8600 and for the finals, the next-generation Core i7 micro architecture from Intel,” said Patrick Schmid, Worldwide Editor-in-Chief of Tom’s Hardware.

“This will be one of the first worldwide overclocking contests where the Intel Core i7 processor, Extreme Edition, will be used," said Schmid.

Everyone is pretty excited to see how for the new Core i7 can be pushed, and I'm sure these guys will push it to the breaking point. So it should be interesting to see how the competition goes. The current Intel world record is listed at the Overclocking World Record Database at 8.2ghz on a P4.

From Tom's Hardware

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