Swedish overclockers break 3Dmark 06 world record

The new Intel Core i7 processor and Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) Rampage II Extreme have already proven to be a formidable pairing—one of world record-breaking proportions. This was demonstrated in empathic fashion at the recently-concluded DreamHack Winter 2008, where top Swedish overclockers Marcus “Kinc” Hultin and Robert “Crotale” Kihlberg—using the aforementioned hardware—stole the show with a record-setting score of X21996 (Extreme preset) in 3DMark Vantage, Futuremark’s authoritative graphics performance benchmark software.

To attain their world record-setting scores, these overclockers relied in no small part on their factory overclocked Asus graphics cards. Kinc and Crotale used three Asus Engtx 280 TOP graphics cards in a 3-way SLI configuration, while k|ngp|n used a single Asus EAH4870X2 TOP graphics card. Both world records were set with PhysX disabled.