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GALAX organized GOC2017 and GEC2017; GPUPI world record broken!

by Super DaddyNovember 26, 2017
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It was a rather interesting view in Prantip Pratunam mall in Bangkok, Thailand as GALAX fans had gathered and lined-up in front of the gates early in the morning in anticipation of GALAX’s most prestigious event of the year, the GALAX Overclocking Carnival (GOC2017) and GALAX eSports Carnival (GEC2017) here.

The GEC2017 is pretty straightforward as contestant compete in CS:GO game to be throned as a winner and walk away with 50,000฿ (approx RM6300 or $1530 USD) and a trophy. But that’s not the main reason we were here, all the way in Bangkok. Our main focus is the GALAX GOC2017 which is an annual overclocking event following last year’s carnival that was held in Wuhan, China.

GALAX GOC2017 Contest and Rules

Contestants have to tweak their rigs, pushing the limits of the machines using Liquid Nitrogen cooling, competing to get the best scores in four different tests:

  • 3DMark Time Spy
  • 3DMark TIme Spy Extreme
  • Geekbench 3 – Multicore
  • GPUPI 1B

For each of the tests, the top scorer will obtain 50 points, and these points gradually reduce by 2 points for the subsequent positions. In the case of a tie, the first tie breaker is the Time Spy Extreme and the second tie breaker is the GPUPI-1B.

The competition restrictions are as follows:

  • Only use LGA1151 CPUs (Core i7-7700K or below)
  • Only use 1x GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti HOF OC Lab Edition
  • Only use GALAX DDR4 memory
  • No limits on VGA overclocks, system memory clocks or cooling

The overclockers line-up were as following:

  • OGS from Greece
  • DrWeez from South Africa
  • bon(nz) from New Zealand
  • ikki from Japan
  • Phil from Greece
  • dogna from Japan
  • [email protected] from Romania
  • rsannino from Italy
  • Bullshooter from Germany
  • Micka from China
  • ZeR0_Dan from China
  • bboyjezz from Indonesia

After a long, pain-staking 7 hours of endurance, overclocking, tweaking, testing and benchmarking, the results were finalized. Here are the official final results of the competition (scroll to the right to view the rest of the table):

Contestant
TimeSPY
GPUPI-1B
Geekbench3 – Multi Core
TimeSPY Extreme
Total Points
Rank
Score
GPU (MHz)
CPU (MHz)
Point
Time
GPU (MHz)
CPU (MHz)
Point
Score
GPU (MHz)
CPU (MHz)
Point
Score
GPU (MHz)
CPU (MHz)
Point
OGS
13019
2582
5500
46
8.228
2797
4300
48
25371
1480
5999
38
6112
2658
5500
50
182
2
DrWeez
12546
2620
5500
36
8.969
2633
4525
36
26168
1480
5999
46
5851
2545
5498
38
156
7
bob(nz)11719
2253
4304
28
25202
2620
4304
34
5037
2050
4306
32
94
11
ikki
13079
2595
4495
48
8.63
2670
4598
40
18637
1480
4300
28
6111
2582
4502
48
164
6
Phil
12804
2595
6000
44
8.382
2746
4300
44
26034
1480
5999
40
5951
2570
5997
44
172
3
dogna
12785
2607
2417
42
8.856
2633
4300
38
26281
1480
6007
48
5882
2582
4300
40
168
4
[email protected]
13387
2607
6004
50
8.052
2680
4520
50
26382
1480
6002
50
5987
2595
4300
46
196
1
rsannino
12780
2557
4300
40
8.559
2708
5500
42
26141
1480
6005
44
5895
2556
4300
42
168
4
Bullshooter
12070
2405
4300
30
10.15
1480
4300
30
22098
1480
4300
30
90
12
Micka
12767
1480
5500
38
9.518
2455
4521
32
26099
1911
6000
42
112
10
ZeR0_Dan
12311
2367
4519
34
9.174
1924
4300
34
25262
2050
4306
36
5372
1696
4300
34
138
9
bboyjezz
12188
2455
4500
32
8.352
2759
4300
46
23904
1480
6000
32
5759
2455
4500
36
146
8

From the results, [email protected] from Romania reigned supreme by helming the throne for GOC2017 scoring highest in almost ALL of the tests, except TimeSPY Extreme. Scoring a rather impressive 196 points, [email protected] walked away with the trophy and $5,000 USD grand prize.

[email protected] was tailgated by OGS from Greece who scored 182 overall points, placing him as the runner up. Scoring 182 overall, OGS walked away with $4,000 USD in cash. However, OGS made a unique achievement where he broke the GPUPI-1B record with a whopping 7.731 seconds on the 1B  test with PI 20 iteration.

Image courtesy of HWBOT.org

Finally, in the third position, we saw Phil from Greece scoring 172 overall score, walking away with $3,000 USD in cash.

All in all, the event was a joyous one, and we’re definitely looking forward to GALAX GOC2018 next year.

Pokdepinion: While this time there was only one record broken compared to 15 in last year’s GOC2016, I guess the competition is getting tougher and soon enough, there will be very little room left for breaking the records. We still had plenty of fun and hope to visit GOC2018 next year. Congratulations to all the winners!

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