Gigabyte TweaKING Overclocking Event Paris Fall 2009

Tradeshow & OC events by leeghoofd @ 2009-11-09

On October 27th Gigabyte organized their TweaKING event in Paris, France. The conference room of the Le Meridien Hotel in Paris was transformed in an overclocking combat-zone where teams from 22 European countries went head-to-head in an attempt to set the best score in SuperPi 32M and 3DMark01. Power users from Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and Ukraine went to Paris for this event.

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Setup and rules

Competition Concept

To make things a bit different, and as the name of the event already indicates, the CPU frequency was limited to 4GHz to give tweakers a chance to shine. In other words, Gigabyte tried to remove the luck-factor from the overclocking competition. As for the competition stages, Gigabyte opted for SuperPI 32M and 3DMark01, which are two of the most “tweakable” benchmarks available.

Underneath a list of tweaking tools available at this event:

  • EasyTune 6
  • SetFSB
  • CPU Tweaker 1.3 Beta 2
  • Memset 4.1 Beta 4
  • Rivatuner v2.2.4

  • No outside software or laptop support was allowed during the event. Immediate disqualification was announced as punishment for those who broke these rules.

    As for the validation process, the Intel Frequency Tool and CPU Tweaker utility had to be left running, while doing the SuperPI 32M test. For 3DMark01 only the Intel Frequency tool had to run on the background. This however, could possibly eat valuable resources, maybe needed for the best scores; another challenge set for each of the competitors.

    Competition setup

    Gigabyte TweaKING event setup
    Madshrimps (c)
    CPU Intel Core i5 750
    Cooling GlacialTech F101
    MainboardGigabyte P55-UD6
    VideocardGigabyte GTX260 Super OverClock
    Memory 2x 2GB PC16000C9 Kingston HyperX DDR3
    Storage Kingston SSD
    PSU Enermax Modu 82+ 625W

    Madshrimps (c)

    Kingston had several of their rigs running the new Batman game. Powered with the new 4GB 2133Mhz ram kit ( too bad we couldn't use these in the event) and also on display : their new lineup of SSD's

    Madshrimps (c)

    If anyone had the urge, it was allowed to test the new ram kits to the bone. And I must say at stock voltage these are real screamers.

    Madshrimps (c)

    Enermax was the sponsor again for the PSU's used in the event. Also showing off their latest range of new fans.
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    Comment from TERW_DAN @ 2009/11/09
    Great article, it describes the event perfectly
    Comment from leeghoofd @ 2009/11/09
    Will edit some typos I spotted J...
    Comment from jmke @ 2009/11/09
    where? I think I got 99% of them;
    Comment from Massman @ 2009/11/09
    "Check out the links below for coverage of past Overclocking Events!"

    Comment from jmke @ 2009/11/09
    how is that misspelled ?
    Comment from jmke @ 2009/11/17

    2:20 Leeghoofd on his tippy toes
    2:45 Leeghoofd kissing the ladies

    Comment from leeghoofd @ 2009/11/17
    Did you see my interview with Trouffman ?
    Comment from jmke @ 2009/11/17
    Comment from leeghoofd @ 2009/11/17
    pick word association

    Voice was absolutely gone, sound like a dork
    Comment from jmke @ 2009/11/17
    that's not really an interview
    Comment from leeghoofd @ 2009/11/17
    it was all I was capable off that day