The very first Philippine overclocking showdown was held at Entertainment Plaza, SM City, Cebu last 23rd of May, 2009. This historical event was mainly sponsored by ASUSTeK Computer Inc.. Two teams(from Cebu region) equipped with OC enthusiasts were competing with each other. Both teams performed tweaks in both the latest AMD and Intel Platforms. They took turns testing the limits of both advanced processors for the ultimate glory of who can set the highest percentage of Overclock, CPU Mhz, Bclock, memory speed, 3DMark Vantage score in the overclocked system and Super Pi.
Both teams, the Sugbu Elite and Cebu Extream, were amply provided with the latest motherboards (ASUS Rampage II Gene and M4A79-T deluxe, an AMD-based one), graphic cards (ASUS EAH4890 and ASUS ENGTX285), memory from OCZ, Caviar Black hard disks from Western Digital, Sunbeam coolers, Silverstone power supply, cordless mouse and keyboard from Logitech, and operating systems from Microsoft Corporation.
ASUS Rampage II Gene motherboard is specifically designed for serious gamers and OC enthusiasts, who are always at the edge of testing the limits of their computer hardware for best gaming and CPU performance experience. This board is part of ASUS’ Republic of Gamers series, which is among the very few microATX motherboards that support the Intel Core i7 processor. Rampage II Gene, according to ASUS, has also premium features such as MemOK! for worry-free memory upgrades, CPU Level Up for easy system performance boosts, and onboard SupremeFX X-Fi for true-to-life surround sound.
On the other hand, M4A79-T deluxe motherboard which is based on AMD 790FX chipset, features the unique ASUS Xtreme Phase Power design. According to their press release, this board utilizes more phases to deliver more power and achieve better performance, more stability, enhance power efficiency, and lower temperatures under any loading.
And if I’m not mistaken (since this event happened two weeks ago), it was in the former motherboard (Rampage II Gene) where team Sugbu Elite achieved the highest percentage of overclock. From 2.0 GHz to 4.2 GHz. That is more than a hundred percent change. While on the other side, Cebu Extream, using the latter motherboard(M4A79-T deluxe) had only managed a less than 50% increase. That is, from 3.0 GHz to 4 GHz. Please correct me if I’m wrong with these. My memory of the event is kinda vague now. Hehehehe.
Sugbu Elite and Cebu Extream both garnered awards from different categories mentioned above. Some of the audiences also received ASUS freebies during the event’s Q & A portions. It is reported that the main sponsor had given a total of Php50, 000 worth of token cash and hardware.
- Both teams (Sugbu Elite and Cebu Extream) are members of Istorya.net
- The host of the event (the name I forgot), is also a member of the said Cebu forum
- Cebu Bloggers Society was among the press people who was invited to cover the event
References: ASUS Press Release, InsideHW