View Full Version : ASUS @ PAX East 2011 RECAP!!!

03-17-2011, 08:36 AM
Hey guys, PAX East 2011 was off the hook and want to thank everyone that stopped by our booth and had as much fun as we did!

For those of you that were not able to attend, here is a recap of our booth and the show.
A tour of the booth:
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We were the only exhibitor to showcase extreme overclocking with LN2. It was definitely a hit!
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The latest G73 and G53 notebooks ready for tournaments:
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Desktops ready for tournaments:
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A gallery of awesome case builds:
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A 3D Experience booth with a giant 3D projector!
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We had Chew, Nemesis and V2-V3 overclocking on the unreleased Rampage III Black Edition, Rampage III Extreme, 4 GTX580 DirectCU II, Crosshair IV Extreme, and Maximus IV Extreme. http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/197998_10150216332177178_115494032177_9212493_4270 968_n.jpg
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Chew hitting 7GHZ on AMD
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A few people questioned us saying yea you can run benchmarks but you can never play any games on a LN2 rig. So we decided to prove them otherwise! http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/190148_10150216336267178_115494032177_9212582_7564 924_n.jpg
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3D Action with a DangerDen rig with R3E, and 4 ASUS GTX580
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Want to give a huge thanks to our Powered by ASUS partners Digital Storm, Cyber Power, and Velocity Micro for their kick ass systems. Also want to thank DangerDen and Darthbeavis for their systems.
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The ROG Monster featuring Maximus IV Extreme and Rampage III Black Edition with 2 GTX560 DirectCU II and 2 GTX580 DirectCU II. 2 Antec HCP 1200 8 Gigs of Corsair Dominator and 12 Gigs of Kingston T1 Black Edition, 2 OCZ Vertex SSD, Corsair H50 and H70 coolers.
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The latest G73Sw featuring sandybridge processors and G53JW
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Tournament winners:
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Lastly a long line for surveys to get our dope ROG Shirts!
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Hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we did. See you at the next ROG Experience Tour stop!

03-17-2011, 04:30 PM
Kaboom, you went? Lucky! I've never been to the East coast but I should be remedying that shortly.

03-18-2011, 06:23 AM
pax prime is next!

03-18-2011, 10:02 PM
Just got back from Pax east, well ok not just back, I caught a 5 hour nap but here goes.

First a bunch of shots of all the major vendors case mods and booth setups.


Finally some pictures Overclockers want to see, 4 way sli set up on ASUS Black edition.


Amd validation setup.


A perfectly timed shot with vince in the background on a video loop.


AMD 7 gig live, there's a story behind this one, anyway long story short this chip never hit 7 gig till now and was more of a necessity since my other chip that does 7.2 is dead.


Day 1 was pretty much a bust for me, was skeptical and had bad vibes about running the 4 way rig, maybe my negativity rubbed itself off on the rig.

Whatever the case to keep the story short a card got shifted becasue someone thought there might be an issue with the card leaning which caused a real issue, let that be a lesson if it's not broke don't fix it, next post there was a fire which equaled dead expander + 1 580 CU II.

It doesn't really matter however, scores were sucking hard which after day 2 I determined was due to the fact that this was a Live event which I was required to run dual monitors cloned, apparently this costs a rather large performance hit with Nvidia or at least current drivers even if only cloning monitors. The fact that we were running on a large TV probably was not helping either.

Anyway, whatever scores we have from Day 1 Travis has on his hard drives as that was his setup.

Day 2 AMD, well first we kicked it off with a 7 gig valid then we setup a 3 way sli config with lucid. I wasn't to happy with how consistent the system was running so decided not to put the cards on ln2.

This was probably the most notable score which ironically scaled better without lucid but with hacked SLI.

We had some decent scores but not quite what I was looking for in 03 05 an 06 to even warrant cards on ln2.


Last day was sandy bridge where I got some hair brained idea not to run benchmarks but to set up a fairly clocked system and let people game off of it.

One thing I have always noted at these events populated by mostly gamers is when benching ln2 they say but its not gaming.......

Armed with a 2600K and a reference 580 I decided to prove them wrong.

Limiting the temps to phase change range -30 on cpu and -40 on GPU we proceeded to run a M4E, 2600K and 580 ref at 5.6 with 2200 ram and 1000 core clocks @ 1.2v for the entire duration of the event and allow gamers to come try out dirt 2 with eyecandy maxxed and no less that 100 FPS at 1080P.

The system ran the entire day without one crash :D and my arms were tired from pouring all day but not tired enough to knock out some benches.

When everyone left I decided to crank up the system.

I spent a little time in heaven which I felt was the hardest bench on this GPU, got the card maxxed out then ripped through a variety of benches.

Scores may not be so great as i was still on a messed up config monitor wise but no real tuning no LOD and 1 run for each bench as I was extremely pressed for time.