AOOC – ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2013

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It’s been a long time that we’ve been waiting for this event. Not just because it’s overclocking, but essentially because this thread here is starting to count quite a few pages and also this is the very first big OC event to be hold in Russia.

AOOC 2013 – The Participants

This is certainly old news, but it’s always good to recap who is going where :)

ASUS AOOC 2013 - contestants
ASUS AOOC 2013 – contestants


Nothing special to add here besides pointing out the fact that aside of a few familiar faces, it is pleasing to see a few new ones making it into the finals. We are looking forward to meet you all guys!


AOOC 2013 – The Hardware

Hardware wise, as expected, ASUS will be using the Maximus VI Extreme motherboard in combination with retail Haswell i7-4770Ks. Graphics wise, ASUS will be pushing the 780 DirectCU II OC which we are looking forward to see operation without the Direct CU side of things – You know what I mean.

ASUS AOOC 2013 - Competition Hardware
ASUS AOOC 2013 – Competition Hardware


Finally, as far as we know, DRAM and PSU are still to be confirmed. Hopefully more news about these soon.


AOOC 2013  – Final Benchmarks

Here is were it is interesting. ASUS wishes to have a 2D and 3D part in this event. Nothing special right?

Well, here is the cool part. Both 2D and 3D have “on choice” benchmarks. So for 2D, the overclockers will have the choice of going all in for a CPU-Z max validation for 25pts or to play for 35pts on a SuperPi 32M with frequency limit. This means that Overclockers that are feeling lucky on the CPU draw but are not too comfortable with fine tweaking for efficiency will be opting in for the highest frequency as others with weaker CPUs (or an awesome one) and/or better efficiency tweaking skills should definitely run for the Pi score.

The 3D competition is divided in two parts. In the first part called 3D #1, the overclockers will have to choose between 3DMark03 or 3DMark11 Performance both valued at 30pts. In the happening of submission of scores for both, only the highest score will count and the other will stand against the other teams (love that).

Finally, 3D #2 is going to be a battle on 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme for 35pts.

ASUS AOOC 2013 benchmarks
ASUS AOOC 2013 benchmarks


.. added up, all this should make in the best case scenario a total of 90 or 100pts.

Each team ranked will be allocated a specific amount of points out of the benchmark total allocation according to the following set:

  • CPU-Z: 25-23-21-19-17-15-13-11-9-7-5-3-1
  • Super Pi 32M Freq limit: 35-31-28-25-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6
  • 3Dmark03: 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6
  • 3Dmark11 Performance: 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6
  • 3Dmark Fire Strike Extreme: 35-31-28-25-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6

Cool right? Let us know what you think of this score calculation method!


ASUS AOOC 2013 – More details soon!

That’s it for the moment, more detail soon in another news with confirmation of the venue, hotel and agenda.

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