Computex 2016 overclocking competition features Intel 10-core CPU
Germany-based enthusiast site HWBOT used the Core i7-6950X, which is the world’s first 10-core desktop processor, as the focal point of its Overclocking World Tour at the Taipei-based trade show.
The event featured extreme overclockers in a single elimination-style tournament. Each round of the tournament featured different benchmark applications such as 3DMark Vantage and wPrime.
The competitors overclocked a randomly drawn 6950X, which runs at 3GHz out of the box, and used a motherboard of their choice.
The competition’s winner – Xtreme Addict, who is from Poland – paired the 6950X with the Gigabyte GA-X99-SOC Champion. The competition’s runner-up – Hazzan, who is from Indonesia – paired the 6950X with the MSi X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon.
All of the extreme overclockers used liquid nitrogen, which is nitrogen in a liquid state at an extremely low temperature, to cool the CPUs.
Xtreme Addict and Hassan squared off in the final round with wPrime, which is a multithreaded benchmark application that measures processor performance by how fast the CPU can complete a set of instructions.
Xtreme Addict edged Hassan by a score of 49.657 seconds to 49.955 seconds, from which he earned $1000 and a spot in HWBOT’s World Championship in Berlin in December.
HBOT’s next overclocking competition, Team Cup 2016, opens June 15.
Article photos via the HWBOT Facebook page.