ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2014: The Final Showdown in Moscow

Nov 14, 2014 Written by:ROG Article

Mark it down in your calendars, ASUS Open Overclocking Cup Final (AOOC) 2014 is set for November 22nd and 23rd in Moscow, Russia for its 3rd iteration.  Each year it gets bigger and better, as the 2014 competition has eight teams battling it out for the biggest prize pool yet; US$10,000 for the top 3 teams, and all participants will be awarded hardware!

You can win too!  OCTV is organizing a giveaway starting November 17th.  Enter to win a Strix 980 just like the ones used in the AOOC, so you KNOW it's good.  Click on this link to enter

Thanks to co-sponsors Corsair and MicroXpert.

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Contestants and Judges

From August 15th to September 15th, AOOC ran qualifiers on HWBot. The top 16 European overclockers made it through and they chose their teammate for the finals. Some of the overclockers decided to stay with their own countrymen while some formed international teams. It will be exciting to see how overclockers from different countries manage to work together to achieve their best performances.

AOOC organization elected three top overclockers to be the judges: NeoForce from Russia, SF3D from Finland and TaPaKaH from the Netherlands.

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Schedule and live stream

For the 3rd edition of the AOOC, the competition is divided into two days.  The first day will be dedicated to the competition finals and day two will be for freestyle benching.

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On the final day, a live stream will be set-up. You can tune in at anytime during the day from 9:40am to 7:00pm (UTC+03:00) at the OverclockingTV channel on Twitch.  Alternatively, you can follow the leader board on the official competition page.

Hardware

To break records, the overclockers will need the best possible arsenal at their disposal.   That's why they will have the latest X99 platform from ROG; the ASUS Rampage V Extreme and the latest graphics card; Strix GTX 980. Corsair is providing the memory, PSU and SSD hard disks.  The hardware has arrived ahead of the event, we are all ready to go!

 

 

Benchmarks

During the day, the overclockers will have to submit scores for 4 different benchmarks: Cinebench R15 for 2D and 3 other for 3D.  The overall winner can achieve a maximum total point of 120.

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Prizes

This year the teams will fight for the grand prize of US$5,000 rewarded to first-place. The runner-ups will receive US$3,000 and US$ 2,000 respectively for second and third place.

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Stay tuned for AOOC 2014 and don’t forget to tune into the live stream on November 22nd starting at 9:40am (UTC+03:00).  You can also follow us with up to the minute tweets at @ASUS_ROG.

About ASUS Open Overclocking Cup

Established in 2012, ASUS Open Overclocking Cup was at first a local event for enthusiasts from Russia and Ukraine. In 2013, the AOOC expanded and within a year become Europe’s major overclocking competition, with the best overclockers from Europe and the CIS participating.