ASUS Maximus V Extreme-ly fast overclock.

Subject: General Tech, Motherboards, Processors | October 2, 2012 - 08:06 PM |
Tagged: overclock, asus

ASUSTeK has just accomplished a new world record overclock with their ASUS Maximus V Extreme motherboard. They calculated 1 million digits of Pi in a time of 5s 94ms which beats the current best time 5s 125ms according to HWBot. This result once validated lands the Maximus V Extreme in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place positions.

ASUS has once again broke records in the Pi eating contest with their Maximus V Extreme motherboard.

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It must be a fun day for an overclocker when you get to play with Liquid Helium. While I attended the Physics department of Queen’s University up here in Canada the facility was known for its condensed matter group. Much of the building was fitted with piping to recapture and recondense the Helium after its experiments strictly due to how much it cost and how rare it is. If someone offers for you to break an overclocking record with it you are obliged to say yes.

The achieved overclock appears to be tuned towards the application. Memory frequency was kept at 1333 MHz with a FSB of about 110 MHz. I would expect this multiplier-centric overclock is designed to keep the overclock focused on sheer number crunching which Super Pi likely relies on over memory bandwidth. Perhaps reduced memory timings might even come in to play for applications like this?

ASUS broke a few records with their Liquid Helium attempt. As of time of writing none of these records have been updated to the HWBot leaderboard.

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With Super Pi running to 1 million digits Asus and their team recorded a time of 5s 94ms -- 31 milliseconds faster than the current leading time of 5s 125ms. The current leaderboard already contains the ASUS Maximus V Extreme motherboard in Gold, Silver, and Bronze positions. This podium has already been well represented by the Maximus V.

When you cannot be satisfied with 1 million digits of pi you can run the marathon to 32 million digits.

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The most current record that I could find was set by a team sponsored by GSkill who achieved the time of 4min 44sec 609ms just a couple of weeks ago. ASUS and their team - which apparently has at least one member, “Smoke”, in common with the team GSkill assembled - also beat this record by almost 2 full seconds with a score of 4min 43s 0ms.

October 3, 2012 | 10:02 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

are they really using winXP for this?

October 3, 2012 | 02:50 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

Looks like it, didn't notice the quick launch bar until you mentioned something.

October 5, 2012 | 04:43 PM - Posted by Sonic4Spuds

It actually looks like 98 or older, not XP. XP was moved to more modern themes than that, unless you wanted to make it look older.

October 6, 2012 | 11:40 AM - Posted by Scott Michaud

It's running on Windows Classic looks-and-feel.

Also there's an icon for a harddrive named Windows XP Service Pack 3 on the left of the screen, 4 from the top in the first screen and 7 from the top in the second.

I actually run Windows 7 in that mode. They probably did it because it gives you like a fraction of a percent better performance. I've done it recently because -- well -- I like the classic look. The UI takes up less screen real-estate (monitors were smaller back then) leaving more pixels for other things.

Some programs render incorrectly though because they try to force Windows Basic (non-Aero) when you run Windows Classic such as Photoshop -- leaving you with occasions where you will have 2 titles bars and 2 sets of windowing buttons making you wonder which X really does close the Window.

I like Windows 8's UI... like much of the rest of the OS... a shame I need to do my part in ignoring 8 to get them to change their mind like they did with Games for Windows Live. Oh well -- at least Linux looks pretty too.