TAIPEI, TAIWAN – How far can you push a PC gaming system beyond its limits?
Overclocking, for the uninitiated, is the act of adjusting a computer’s unlocked chip to increase its speed – and overall horsepower. All that power produces heat, which overclockers often battle with liquid nitrogen.
The four-day world tour – organized by HWBOT, Cybermedia and TAITRA – includes professionals and about 200 amateurs, all attempting to set records for extreme overclocking. Participants will be provided with the fastest processors on Earth: the Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition processor family.
The participants are facing off in a series of qualifiers that began Tuesday. Their competition closes Saturday with a grand finale, with a champion emerging from the liquid nitrogen fog.
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