Recent extreme overclocking results

=Gunslinger=

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By request here are some hardware pics and screenshots from my last month or so of competitive benchmarking at HWBot. I've been benching for the Pro OC round 3 and a combo of new school and old school, benching for hardware points.

Pro OC competition link: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/pro_oc_2017r3
GTX 580 hardware rankings: http://hwbot.org/hardware/videocard/geforce_gtx_580/

It's been a mix of old GPUs and new hardware and lots of the cold stuff.

System 1:
MSI XPower X299
Retail Intel 7900X
Corsair Dominator Torque 4x16GB
Corsair AX1500i
MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning

System 2:
ASRock X299 OC Formula
Retail Intel 7900X
G.Skill 4133's 4x8GB
Corsair AX1500i
EVGA GTX 580 Classifieds

MSI motherboard
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ASRock motherboard
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MSI GTX 1080 Ti Lightning

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EVGA GTX 580 Classifieds

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EVGA GTX 580 VRM heatsink
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Corsair Dominator Torque

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=Gunslinger=

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Now on to the results, a mixture of 2D and 3D with the same retail 7900X CPU
Some of the benchmarks are old and there are a couple that are quite new and very demanding on the CPU

XTU
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Cinebench R11.5
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Cinebench R15
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HWBot Prime
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GPUPI for CPU
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X265 1080p
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X265 4K
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3DMark Vantage GTX 1080 Ti Lightning
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Catzilla 1440p GTX 1080 Ti Lightning
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3DMdark Vantage GTX 580 Classifieds SLI
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That MSI board looks sexy as hell!

Do you only bench on LN2? I've been considering getting a phase change cooling setup to play with.
 

=Gunslinger=

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That MSI board looks sexy as hell!

Do you only bench on LN2? I've been considering getting a phase change cooling setup to play with.

Only on LN2 now.

I started almost 10 years ago with watercooling, that led to a single stage phase change, which led to a dual stage cascade, which led to dry ice, which got me to strictly LN2 today. :D

It's much easier to be precise with your temperature control with LN2 than any of the other sub zero methods.
 

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sweet thread, I've always been interested in the extreme OC stuff, did single stage phase change years and years ago for a laugh, but it's so niche there really isn't any insight into it.

Hope to see some more posts about it like setup, testing results, how long it was stable, blowed up stuff haha.
 

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Length of stability is directly proportional to time spent preparing for condensation prevention and of course humidity %. :p

Typically the rig will run for few hours before a problem pops up, which is almost always water on the hardware.

I've ran a 4x SLI rig with Shamino in San Fran for 5+ hours non stop before, but the low humidity and good prep had a lot to do with it.
 

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Wow! That is some extreme shit right there.

What is that big black heatsink? VRMs on one of the video cards? Does that get the LN2 treatment too?
 

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Wow! That is some extreme shit right there.

What is that big black heatsink? VRMs on one of the video cards? Does that get the LN2 treatment too?

That is the VRM heatsink for the GTX 580, it only gets a delta fan strapped to it, no LN2 on it.
 

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Whats the green paste like stuff around the chips?
Is that to protect the solder points from moisture?
 

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Those GPU pots are interesting as hell, never seen GPUs under LN2, I figured to do so you wouls use a PCIE riser to lay them flat
 

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Whats the green paste like stuff around the chips?
Is that to protect the solder points from moisture?

The green is liquid electrical tape. It's used to create a barrier against condensation.

Those GPU pots are interesting as hell, never seen GPUs under LN2, I figured to do so you wouls use a PCIE riser to lay them flat

I've seen it done that way as well, but there is some 3D performance loss when using a riser cable.
 

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Why don't yall put the pc inside a box flowing nitrogen or some other inert gas through it with the pots sticking out the box? You would have next to no water vapor or condensation inside the box
 

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Why don't yall put the pc inside a box flowing nitrogen or some other inert gas through it with the pots sticking out the box? You would have next to no water vapor or condensation inside the box

It's been done. Usually called a "cold box" but it's too much of a hassle to get set up, especially when you're changing hardware as much as I do.
 

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Now on to the results, a mixture of 2D and 3D with the same retail 7900X CPU
Some of the benchmarks are old and there are a couple that are quite new and very demanding on the CPU

XTU
btoWonj.jpg


Cinebench R11.5
sjAkDCs.jpg


Cinebench R15
0IcaBvK.jpg


HWBot Prime
xCjAAgj.png


GPUPI for CPU
2Pg3NSm.jpg


X265 1080p
ywAH8KF.jpg


X265 4K
Z9ti01n.jpg


3DMark Vantage GTX 1080 Ti Lightning
33AUcvx.jpg


Catzilla 1440p GTX 1080 Ti Lightning
RmkAOBI.jpg


3DMdark Vantage GTX 580 Classifieds SLI
Z8IVDuP.jpg
Great work and ln2 cooling is fun.
 
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