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Futuremark Lords of Overclocking Contest / MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2012
     Fri, Jul 20 2012 | 4:49P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
JULY 20, 2012 - Futuremark® has announced its fourth annual Lords of Overclocking competition in partnership with MSI, Intel, Kingston and IN WIN. One of the year's most anticipated contests, Lords of Overclocking 2012 will bring together the top overclocking talent from around the world to compete for the final three "money-can't buy" places at the prestigious MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) event in Taipei, Taiwan later this year. Lords of Overclocking 2012 starts July 27, runs until August 23, and is open to everyone with MSI brand mainboards and graphics cards. Prizes, rules and full details can be found on the contest page: http://www.3dmark.com/competitions/MSI-LOC-2012/

With regional qualifying for Master Overclocking Arena now complete, Futuremark's Lords of Overclocking contest is the last chance for overclockers to earn their place in the MOA grand final. With three places up for grabs, contestants will be competing in three separate categories using 3DMark 11, the world's most popular gaming benchmark for DirectX 11 PCs. 3DMark 11 can be downloaded for free from http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/

Winner 1: Highest 3DMark 11 overall score using the Performance preset. Contestants must use a single MSI graphics card and an MSI mainboard.

Winner 2: Highest 3DMark 11 Physics score, a test of pure CPU performance using simulated rigid body physics. Contestants must use an MSI mainboard and graphics card.

Winner 3: Highest 3DMark 11 Graphics score using the Performance preset, a measure of GPU performance. Contestants must use an MSI mainboard and MSI brand graphics cards only. There is no limit to number of GPUs in this category.

Prizes for the top scores entered during each week of the four week long contest include the new "OC Certified" MSI Z77 MPOWER motherboard and the HD 7870 Hawk video card equipped with Military Class III components certified to MIL-STD-810G military standards in seven different categories. Additional prizes from Kingston include HyperX 3K SSDs 90GB and HyperX T1 DDR3-2400 4GBx2 Dual Channel Memory modules, and from IN WIN, a pair of GR one Grey Full Tower and H-Frame ATX PC cases.

While competition for the top scores is sure to be fierce, everyone who submits a qualifying entry score has a chance to win a weekly lucky draw prize chosen from an MSI ZH77A-G43 mainboard, MSI HD 7770 Power Edition 1GD5/OC graphics card, In Win Commander III 800W 80Plus Gold power supply or a Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 USB drive 32GB. There are no limits to the number of times you can enter the contest.

Lord of Overclocking 2012 overclocking contest - July 27 - Aug 23 http://www.3dmark.com/competitions/MSI-LOC-2012/

  FULL STORY @ 3DMARK

Overclock, Benchmark, Backup and Diagnostic Software Tools Roundup
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 5:41P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ocinside.de overclocking software page got an extensive update with dozens of tools to tune, benchmark and test the PC hardware. If you like to overclock, benchmark, backup, or monitor your PC or if you just like to check your components, this is the right place for you. There are useful older Shareware and Freeware tools, as well as the latest tweaking tools to change the CPU multiplier or increase the FSB and to overclock current nVidia or AMD/ATI video cards in Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP, Linux, Mac OS X and so on. Most of the latest programs like e.g. the SiSoftware Sandra Software, Futuremark 3DMark and PCMark benchmark programs are hosted in the most current version on the ocinside.de Servers. The overview contains direct downloads, links to the developers, a small description and the size of the respective software.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

[Tech ARP] The new x264 HD Benchmark 5.0 is here!
     Sun, Jun 10 2012 | 9:11A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is the improved version of the x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 benchmark which had become a standard CPU benchmark for Tech ARP as well as many other hardware enthusiasts. We have completely revamped the benchmark by using a new 1080p video sample, as well as added both 64-bit and 32-bit tests using the latest r2200 x264 encoder. There have been other major changes under the hood as well, to make it a better stress test for newer multi-core processors. All these changes make the x264 HD Benchmark 5.0 the new best tool for testing the full capabilities of modern multi-core, multi-threaded processors."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

News: Welcome to the Benchmarking Sweatshop
     Sun, Jun 10 2012 | 9:05A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What has six screens, four test racks, one photo studio, and way too many boxes? The Benchmarking Sweatshop. In his latest blog post, TR`s Geoff Gasior takes us on a tour of his lab."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

[Tech ARP] x264 HD Benchmark 5.0.1 Is Out!
     Wed, Jun 06 2012 | 5:44P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have provided both the full download, as well as a small upgrade download for current x264 HD Benchmark 5.0 users. You can download the updated benchmark now!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

The new x264 HD Benchmark 5.0 is here!
     Mon, May 28 2012 | 2:49P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is the improved version of the x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 benchmark which had become a standard CPU benchmark for Tech ARP as well as many other hardware enthusiasts. We have completely revamped the benchmark by using a new 1080p video sample, as well as added both 64-bit and 32-bit tests using the latest r2200 x264 encoder. There have been other major changes under the hood as well, to make it a better stress test for newer multi-core processors. All these changes make the x264 HD Benchmark 5.0 the new best tool for testing the full capabilities of modern multi-core, multi-threaded processors.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Intel Core i7-3370K Ivy Bridge Overclocked Benchmark & Temperature Performance @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, May 18 2012 | 10:20A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we weren`t able to bring our Intel Core i7 3770K `Ivy Bridge` processor beyond 4.7GHz with complete stability. This is a little disappointing, but not the end of the world. We have to keep in mind that processor frequency isn`t quite as important as it once was. Where the problem seems to reside, is in the temperatures..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

 
SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2012 SP4 (18.45) Released
     Tue, May 01 2012 | 10:23A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software. Sandra is a (girl) name of Greek origin that means `defender`, `helper of mankind`."
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

Bulldozer Wprime and SuperPI records broken by XSR writer - XSReviews
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 4:11P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Will Hemmens of XSReviews fame has broken some of the Bulldozer Wprime and Superpi records thanks to a hefty overclock and his trusty phase unit."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS.CO.UK

Unstoppable Gorg Review - The Aliens Are Coming! @ Techgage
     Fri, Feb 03 2012 | 2:14A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futuremark is well known in the gaming community, but not for its games. Better known for its benchmarks such as 3D Mark, it`s proving itself capable of more than just synthetic tests. Shattered Horizons was its first foray into making games back in 2009. Keeping the space theme but moving back in time, we have at our digital hands, Unstoppable Gorg!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Real World Labs And RaidSonic Joint Contest
     Sat, Jan 14 2012 | 11:17A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Only 5 more days left before we close the doors of our last contest of 2011 through which we are giving away 3 awesome prizes by RaidSonic and so we sincerely hope you can all join us once again.,,,,,,,,"
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

iXBT Labs Review: i3DSpeed December 2011
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 2:40P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The i3DSpeed informs you about performance of popular graphics cards and the best price/performance deals in the market. This time we retested all graphics cards with NVIDIA Drivers 290.36 and AMD CATALYST 11.12; added test results of AMD Radeon HD 7970."
  FULL STORY @ IXBT.COM

Futuremark 3DMark 11 v1.0.3 Now Available on NGOHQ.com
     Wed, Dec 14 2011 | 4:10P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futuremark 3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world`s most popular benchmark for measuring the graphics performance of gaming PCs. Designed for testing DirectX 11 hardware running on Windows 7 and Windows Vista the benchmark includes six all new benchmark tests. The Basic Edition is free to use and allows an unlimited number of benchmark runs without registration or expiry. * Bullet physics library updated to 2.79 in order to improve compatibility with current and future CPUs and GPUs. * Manual GPU Selection option now available on the Help-tab. * Updated SystemInfo module to version 4.6 with improved compatibility with current and future hardware. * Improved error handling and messages. * A new More tab with information about new Futuremark benchmarks. * Professional Edition activation now requires online key verification. Download"
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

PCMark 7 Basic Edition Now Available at NGOHQ.com
     Mon, Dec 05 2011 | 5:43A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PCMark 7 is a new Futuremark benchmark offering complete PC performance testing for Windows 7, is now available to download and purchase. PCMark 7 is available in 3 editions: the free Basic Edition offering unlimited runs of the PCMark test suite without registration or expiry, the Advanced Edition which includes all 7 benchmark tests and the Professional Edition which unlocks all features and is the only edition licensed for commercial use. PCMark 7 is the latest benchmark from developer Futuremark and joins existing Windows PC tests PCMark05 for Windows XP and PCMark Vantage for Windows Vista. PCMark 7 provides a set of 7 PC tests for measuring different aspects of PC performance with a high degree of accuracy. Overall system performance is measured by the PCMark test. The Lightweight test measures the capabilities of entry level systems and mobility platforms unable to run the full PCMark test. Common use performance is measured by the Entertainment, Creativity and Productivity tests. Component performance is measured by the Computation and Storage hardware tests. The Storage test is ideal for testing SSDs and external hard drives in addition to the system drive. Download"
  FULL STORY @ NGOHQ.COM

PC Mark 7 Performance Review
     Wed, Nov 16 2011 | 5:00P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The application itself is very straightforward and not surprisingly, user friendly. Installation and setup do not get in the way of a streamlined benchmarking process. Benchmarking itself is also easier than ever, albeit at the slight cost of customization. There are six primary benchmarks which are fully automated at specific settings. The inclusion of a light-weight benchmark, means that the benchmark won`t take unusually long or produce disproportionately low scores on entry-level systems. The cherry on top of PCMark 7, is that the basic version maintains all of the core features of the program, allowing a much larger user-base. Though there was nothing notably wrong with PCMark Vantage, PCMark 7 has improved on the design with a free version that facilitates a larger user-base, a user-friendly interface and an overall streamlined benchmarking process."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

i3DSpeed
     Sat, Oct 01 2011 | 12:00A | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/i3dspeed/1011/i1011-video-p1.html,The i3DSpeed informs you about performance of popular graphics cards and the best price/performance deals in the market. This time we retested all graphics cards with NVIDIA Drivers 285.62 and AMD CATALYST 11.9."
  FULL STORY @ 03/12/2011 9:56

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