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"8 Pack" breaks overclocking rekord in 3DMark Vantage


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Andreas Stegmüller

hwbotAnd again an overclocking record has been beaten. This time it was Ian Parry aka "8 Pack", the first to crack the magic threshold of 98k points in 3DMark Vantage benchmark from Futuremark. With its Intel Core i7-4930K overclocked to 6210 MHz on an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition and a total of 16 GB of DDR3 memory, as well as four MSI Radeon R9 290X Lightning, he was able to achieve 98,112 points a few days ago.

While the CPU was cooled with liquid nitrogen, cooling of the graphics card was done using a full water cooling solution from EK Waterblocks. The four MSI cards have been heavily overclocked too, operating at 1,275 MHz on chip and 1,610 MHz on memory. For comparison, the reference has to make due with 1,000 and 1,250 MHz respectively. The Dominator memory modules from Corsair's Platinum range operated at 2666 MHz and with access times of 9-12-12-20 1T. To guarantee a stable power supply for this energy-hungry high-end system, "8 Pack" used two power supplies by Antec and Corsair, with a power output of 1,200 watts each.

With a total of 98,112 points Ian Parry is now on top of the list of systems with four Radeon R9 290X graphics cards. Ranked 2 finds TeamAU with 97,507 points. With any luck, even the 100,000 points could have been reached. According to "8 Pack", the CPU was not even at the limit, but the overclocker's liquid nitrogen supply was empty. We expect he will make another attempt in the near future.