If you didn’t have the opportunity to watch one of the two livestreams of MSI’s Master Overclocking Arena 2011 Operation: Las Vegas event you missed out on quite a show, a show which was co-hosted by Canada’s own Linus Sebastian.
After about 2 hours of setup and a little over 5 hours of competitive, yet friendly overclocking involving Super PI 32M and 3DMark 11, one team emerged victorious from the ten teams (from Brazil, Colombia, and the United States) who were competing in MSI’s first overclocking event in the Americans.
After coming second to Team Over the Edge in the Super PI portion, Slave & RomDominance of Team OCAlliance absolutely crushed the competition in the 3DMark 11 competition. With their GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards overclocked to an impressive 1286Mhz GPU Clock/2572Mhz Shader clock/1240Mhz Memory clock, they achieved new single card world records on multiple occasions throughout the evening. As a result, they were able to walk away as the winners of the MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 Operation: Las Vegas event. Besides the cash prize (+ free hardware), this duo have won a spot at MSI’s MOA final event in Taiwan later this year.
In the Super PI 32M round, Dentlord and Patch of Team Over the Edge were the very first to post a result, led throughout, and obviously finished in first place thanks to their solid ‘Gulftown’ Core i7-980X that overclocked to 5988Mhz at 1.952V. In the subsequent 3DMark round, they achieved a score that was good enough for 4th place, which ultimately put them in second place overall.
Although they had a few shaky moments during the competition, Gautam and G H Z managed to post the 4th fastest Super PI 32M time and 3rd best 3DMark 11 results, which was good enough to propel them into the 3rd place overall.
Speaking of which, here is the final scoreboard:
As you can see, the top 5 teams were all pretty close to each other, but in the end Team OCAlliance reigned supreme.
As always, we will as have our thorough Event Report posted in about a week, so keep an eye out for that if you’re interested in getting the most comprehensive look possible at MSI’s first live overclocking competition for the Americas.
In the mean time, feel free to head over to Overclocking-TV, to check out some of the interviews that they have already posted online: http://www.overclocking-tv.com
For full details on the MOA AM 2011, including prizes, regulations, contestants and other information, visit: http://www.msi-moa.com/AM-2011/