Computex 2016 overclocking competition features Intel 10-core CPU

Intel’s Broadwell-E series 10-core desktop processor is slightly more than one week old, but it’s already been featured in an overclocking competition. 

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.

Final score

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.

Read the full story about the Overclocking World Tour at Computex 2016 at HWBOT’s site.

Article photos via the HWBOT Facebook page