Toolius Sets 4 New Global First Places Using 44 CPU Cores

May 18, 2016 Written by:ROG Article

Toolius ranks 21st in the world according to HWBOT is the first extreme overclocker to hail from India, has managed to lock down four new Global First Places in the 44-core category. He used the ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS (workstation) motherboard paired with two Intel Xeon E5 2699 v4 processors.  To check out the current standings, we have a new world records page which is updated daily.

1)      How long did you bench until you achieved these scores? Pre-checking, testing, research, etc. took a day or so. Once ready with everything the actual benching took around 7-8 hours until we achieved these scores.

2)      Was it hard to achieve those scores? It's a tricky question because yes there were challenges as is the case in almost all benching sessions. Finding the sweet spot in terms of settings for every benchmark was the key and also overclocking a server platform poses it's own challenges. The key is to achieve maximum performance without sacrificing stability. 

It is interesting to note that benching on a server board is completely different compared to benching on the legendary ROG motherboards which are designed for overclocking. Since the main objective with server boards is to attain rock solid stability, it was pleasing to see Asus provide tons of overclocking options for a 2P server board for extracting more performance. It was amazing to see how stable the platform was even at overclocked speeds, clearly indicating how sorted the motherboard is. For a board to have such stability on a launch bios for the new CPUs is truly remarkable.

3)      What kind of cooling did you use? Custom water cooling was used for both the CPUs which ensured that cooling wasn't a problem. The setup consisted of two Swiftech CPU blocks + EK reservoir/pump combo + HardwareLabs GTX 360 Black Ice radiator.

4)      An anecdote from your benching session? While benching for Cinebench R15, after getting the settings right, when we ran for the first time, we actually cracked up after seeing a unbelievably high score. The way in which Cinebench ran was something you have to see in person to believe.

While running Cinebench R11.5, initial scores were so low that it had us perplexed. However after trying out a few tweaks, the next run resulted in a World No.2 score!

As for us, it was a very different experience in terms of overclocking. Since the whole point of overclocking is to see boost in performance, it was mind-numbing to see the brute force this platform showcased in terms of performance. 

wPrime 1024M 44xcores - 27sec 783ms with 2 X Intel Xeon E5 2699 V4 'Broadwell-EP' @ 3,670MHz (+66.82%)

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Cinebench R11.5 44xcores - 55.26 points with  2 x Intel Xeon E5 2699 V4 'Broadwell-EP' @ 3,670MHz (+66.82%)

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Geekbench3 44xcores - 85,039 points with 2 X Intel Xeon E5 2699 V4 'Broadwell-EP' @ 3,670MHz (+66.82%)

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Cinebench R15 44xcores - 5,815 cb with 2 X Intel Xeon E5 2699 V4 'Broadwell-EP' @ 3,670MHz (+66.82%)

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