More than any other trade show, Computex seems to act like a magnet where overclocking is concerned. There’s never a shortage of individual events going on, and one of them, by EVGA, we talked about just earlier this month. Little did we realize, Intel and Corsair teamed-up to hold an event as well. Interestingly, it wasn’t from either of those that we heard about it from, but ASUS, and after looking at the details, we can understand why. With its Republic of Gamers’ Maximus VI Extreme board on-hand, the company helped overclockers win 10 out of the available 11 challenges, and of those, 8 world-records were achieved.
“As further demonstration of ASUS and Republic of Gamers (ROG) dedication to delivering the best overclocking motherboards on the market, Maximus VI Extreme has already played host to the fastest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, running at close to 7.1GHz, done by overclocker Mad222. The board has also recorded four DDR3 DIMMs clocked at an impressive 3957MHz, the fastest four-DIMM DDR3 on any Z87-based motherboard at the time.
This level of the performance shows the attention to detail and pursuit of performance leadership that ROG motherboards have become renowned for. No other motherboard vendor has consistently ranked leading in records and usage as ROG motherboards. Since there release to market Extreme and other ROG series motherboards have broken records, set benchmarks and continually redefine what it means to be the best in performance, innovation and design.“
This overclocking event didn’t just include some crazy hardware and lots of LN2, but some truly classic benchmarks, including SuperPi, 3DMark 01 and even Aquamark 3. Helping to set these records were Andrew Yang, Shamino and TL.
Impressive stuff all-around.