On Sunday first round of Old School is Best School Cup ended and the XtremeOverdrive OC team Italy won the round leading by 9 points. The Old School is Best School involves the overclocking of vintage hardware.
This time (third consecutive year in which Old School is Best School Cup takes place) the competition has been divided in five rounds, lasting one month each. The first of them ended on Sunday and started on 15th of december 2016, while the second started on Sunday and will end on 15th of february.
The platform to use changes round by round and, each round is divided in three different stages.
The platform that has been chosen for the first round was socket 771 (with 771 to 775 mod allowed) as CPU and Nvidia Quadro based on chip G96 (or older) as GPU.
The benchmarks to do for the three stages were: Maxxmem for stage 1, 3DMark06 for stage 2 e 3DMark Vantage Performance for stage 3. Down below you can see the top ten rankinif the first round.
1° – 13866 Overclock.net (Noxinite) one and only who managed to use 1:2 divisor using Xeon X5260@5145 Mhz cooled by phase and DDR3 @ 1210 7-10-10 on air cooling
2° – 13656 TechSweden.org (Luumi) with Xeon L3014@5281 Mhz cooled by phase and DDR3@ 966 6-7-5 on air cooling
3° – 13174 XtremeOverdrive OC team Italy (Griff) with Xeon L3014 @5014 cooled by phase and DDR3@944 7-7-7 on air cooling
Something weird happened in Stage 1, Griff made a score of 13883 with Xeon L3014 @5125 phase cooled and DDR3@1004 7-7-7 with LN2 cooling, but unfortunately the official competition background was unreadable, so the submit has been deleted. We would consider Griff as sstage winner anyway.
Stage 2 – 3DMark 06
1° – 21371 Hardware Canucks (Dead Things) with Quadro FX 3700@950/1224 (GPU/GDDR) and 2X Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775@4355 Mhz everything on air cooling
2° – 20257 XtremeOverdrive OC team Italy (Scannick) with Quadro FX 3700@1060/1100 on LN2 cooling and Xeon E5450@4157 Mhz on air cooling
3° – 20196 Warp9-systems (Macsbeach98) with Quadro FX 3700@923/1088 on LN2 cooling and Xeon 5470@ 4650 Mhz with air cooling
Here Hardware Canucks won without doubts, thanking to the dual socket motherboard and to the two QX9775, such a rare hardware. Scannick’s FX 3700 got broken just before the last benchmark session when he would have cooled the CPU with LN2 and overclocked more GDDR memories.
Stage 3 – 3DMark Vantage Performance
1° – 10514 XtremeOverdrive OC team Italy (Barbonenet) with Quadro FX 5600@ 900/1080 Mhz on LN2 cooling and Xeon E5430@3986 Mhz on air cooling;
2° – 9238 Overclocking Team Austria (Tagg) with Quadro FX 5600@ 756/972 Mhz and Xeon E5450@4230 Mhz both on air cooling;
3° – 9027 Warp9-systems (Macsbeach98) with Quadro FX 5600@ 720/945 Mhz and Xeon E5470@4650 Mhz both on air cooling;
Barbonenet easily won this stage thanking to the high VGA frequencies due to LN2 cooling. But we know he would have taken the first place even without LN2 cooling.
Special thanks to all XtremeOverdrive OC team Italy members who helped participants during scores’ preparation.
Second round will move on socket 939 and GF7 based VGAs.
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