Recent extreme overclocking results

Discussion in 'Extreme Cooling Solutions' started by =Gunslinger=, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. =Gunslinger=

    =Gunslinger= Limp Gawd

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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

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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= Limp Gawd

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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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  3. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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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.
     
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    =Gunslinger= Limp Gawd

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    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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  5. Nebulous

    Nebulous [H]ard|Gawd

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    MMmmmm, frosty goodness! :love:
     
  6. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|News Staff Member

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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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    =Gunslinger= Limp Gawd

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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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  8. RedWagnum

    RedWagnum Gawd

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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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    =Gunslinger= Limp Gawd

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    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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    RedWagnum Gawd

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    Delta fan - Close enough to LN2! :D
     
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    =Gunslinger= Limp Gawd

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    XTU updated score

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    Unigine Heaven Extreme preset with GTX 580 SLI

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    Geekbench 3

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  12. TheOne&OnlyZeke

    TheOne&OnlyZeke 100% Irish

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

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

    tunatime 2[H]4U

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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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    =Gunslinger= Limp Gawd

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    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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    =Gunslinger= Limp Gawd

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    Titan V in the house, sadly my LN2 pot does not fit it. :(

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