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Overclocking in Cebu

Over a month ago the first overclocking event was organized in the Philippines, and CBS was there to cover the event. The event was sponsored by ASUS and hosted by Ryan Yu, the host of the TV show “TechIsland”. According to the presenters and ASUS, this is the first overclocking competition in the Philippines where teams battle each other to find out who can produce the highest clock speed with the provided hardware. The overclocking show is the main feature of the two-week Asus Ultimate PC Fair held at SM City Cebu.

Two teams composed of four computer geeks from iStorya (that’s the local community forum for Cebu) fought on who to become the best overclockers in Cebu!  The teams were Cebu Xtream and Sugbo Elite. I was too engrossed with the event and the prize giving!

The following categories were part of the criteria in the ratings:

  • Highest % Overclock
  • Highest CPU Mhz
  • Highest Bclock
  • Highest memory speed (any timing)
  • Highest 3DMark Vantage Score
  • Highest Super PI

Both teams were given the chance to outperform each other with both the Intel and AMD setup. The processors used in the overclocking event included the latest Intel i7 920 (2.66GHZ) and the latest AMD Phenom Black Edition. The motherboards used were the Rampage II Gene (Intel) and the M4A79-T (AMD). Both of which are manufactured by ASUS.

During the event several prizes were given out to a number of audience members, mostly pc enthusiasts and geeks (engineering students from USC). Other prizes included case accessories, ASUS CPU coolers and more of the ASUS Xonar.

The post was written by Jose Farrugia, a technology blogger over at Mango Chico.


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