Most of the participants showed good results of over 40% improvement in system performance, but in the first places the really outstanding ones screwed up, achieving performance improvement of over 50%.
In the third place in the win, Yossi Shohat won the championship with an Intel Pentium E2140 processor and a GeForce GTX 460 video card. Through Cooling Only Scythe Ninja has been able to improve its system performance on 56% while doubling the processor score by3DMark Vantage (from 2717 to 5445) and subtracts almost 40% of the SuperPi run time.
Shmuel Gideon came in second with an AMD Sempron 140 processor and a video card GeForce GTX 460 - Thanks to the successful processor, Shmuel managed to triple the processor score by3DMark Vantage (from 2141 to 6243) and download about a third of SuperPi's runtime. Overall, Samuel managed to improve his system performance by about 59%.
First place in the percentage of improvement was won by Lidor Ben Dov, who also came with an Intel processor Pentium E2140 and an AMD Radeon HD 5850 video card. Lidor managed to achieve a 2.5x improvement in the CPU score in3DMark Vantage (from 2253 to 5912) and reduced over 40% of SuperPi's runtime - resulting in a particularly impressive overall performance improvement of 65%!
Another goal of the championship was to allocate maximum air / water cooling performance, and with all due respect to the improvement in Overclock achieved by the other bidders, few of the first-place participants were able to get close to the level of performance we saw at this point.
Let's start with the absolutely respectable third place, which was won by Dennis Gideinko who came with a Core i7 920 processor, EVGA Classified E760 motherboard, Gskill memory with a capacity of 6GB, two cards Radeon HD 5770 in the CrossFire X array and drive SSD Manufactured by OCZ. With all this impressive specs, and Swiftech's water cooling, Dennis managed to squeeze out of his system a most impressive performance, with a CPU score of 27,096 points in3DMark Vantage, GPU score of 20,345 points and incredible time of 8.64 seconds in SuperPi.
In second place was Michael Kosnikov with a Core i7 930 processor, gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard, no less than 6GB of Kingston's HyperX memory and a CrossFire X array of two cards Radeon HD 5970.
Michael's system was also cooled in water cooling and after execution Overclock Respectable, Michael managed to reach the result of 27,039 points in the CPU 's test 3DMark Vantage and a calculation time of 9.32 seconds in the SuperPi - slightly lower results than those of Dennis, but thanks to the CrossFire X array, the GPU score obtained by Michael was no less than 46,095 points.
If these are the results of second place, you are probably wondering which monster came in first place? Well, there is no doubt that many of us can only dream of the system presented by Vladimir Litvak who won first place in this category, with a Core i7 980X processor, ASUS Rampage III motherboard, no less than 12 GB of memory DDR3 (Twice the other contenders) And three GeForce GTX 480 cards in SLI array. Behind this impressive system was an Enermax power supply with a power of 1250W, and if that is not enough we will also note that the system contained a RAID array of two drives SSD.
through Cooling Water Vladimir managed to squeeze out of his system a performance that no other contender has come close to - not even close, not even roughly. A computing time of 8.76 seconds in the SuperPi and a GPU score of 41,920 (and that too because competition laws banned PhysX activation) may not seem like much compared to second and third places, but the CPU score - 49,723 points - is almost double what other contestants achieved in the end. In fact, quite a few contestants who achieved a tens of percent improvement in their system performance at the end of the improvement percentages were able to reach a final processor score (after overclocking) that is low tenfold From Vladimir's system.
The third assignment held as part of the competition was the maximum performance assignment in systems with extreme cooling. Only two competitors took part in this assignment this year - Elior Zeno who took first place with a self-built gas cooling system that kept the processor at a 'cool' temperature of about 45 degrees Celsius - below zero - and an array of two cards Radeon HD 5870 along with a card Radeon HD 5970 added.
In second place came Karim Khalaf, who chose cooling using dry ice - a material that brought his system to an even lower temperature than Elior's, of minus 80 degrees Celsius.
There is no doubt that the systems presented this year in the competition were a real lust for the eyes and would not have embarrassed the biggest overclocking events held around the world. Anyone who was looking for proof that the field of overclocking lives and kicks in Israel, undoubtedly got it in the competition, and even more so - since the number of competitors this year was significantly higher than the previous championship.
If we are already dealing with extreme cooling, this is the place to tell a little about the liquid nitrogen cooling demonstration conducted by Elior, not in the framework of the competition itself. Type Cooling It is considered the most extreme and is used only in "special" events - international computer and technology exhibitions, overclocking competitions and record-breaking attempts. This is because liquid nitrogen is a substance that evaporates at a temperature of minus 190 degrees Celsius and above, so while it is able to lower a processor to a temperature of more than 100 degrees below zero, its rapid evaporation rate at room temperature requires continuous nitrogen addition to the system to maintain temperature, what Which becomes a method Cooling This is useless in the long run but only on a one-time basis - such as our overclocking competition.