Intel’s Superchilled Test Rig

7 08 2010

Giant Intel claimed the trophy with its superchilled rig running at enormous 5 GHz clock speed in consideration of that dare that PC Pro had issued last week. The dare issued by PC Pro was that whose PC can render a 3D graphics bench mark in the shortest duration of time.

Intel’s Alistair Kemp said:

“Well here at Intel we could not resist the challenge, particularly when in our IT department we have overclocking nut Steve ‘DaFridgie’ Anderson. We gave him the challenge of beating 60 secs but restricted him to only a single-socket setup. Last night he ran it on his rig. Result: 50 seconds to complete.”

System’s specifications are as follows:

  • Chassis – Dimastech test rig
  • Memory – Corsair Dominator GT memory that is 2250 CAS 8 running while running at 2046 at CAS 7
  • Processor – Intel Core 17 980x retail CPU
  • Storage – Seagate 160GB Sata drive (16 MB cache)
  • Graphics Card – 1x EVGA GTX480
  • Power Supply – 2 x Corsair 950 Single Rail Power supply (1 for the graphic card and 1 for the system) automatically switched
  • CPU Cooling – Asetek  Light speed refrigerated cooling system with a running temperature range of -40 to -32 °C at 18 °C ambient temperature
  • Mother Board – EVGA Classified X4 E762 motherboard
  • Construction – Custom built for performance not for the looks
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