You take the blue pill and it’s over, you wake up tomorrow and continue life as you know it and you believe what you want to believe.
You take the Green pill and I show you a world you never could have imagined in your wildest dreams where limits and boundaries are meant to be broken.
I obviously chose the Green pill
I will save the long drawn out speech for after the results…..So lets get right to the results….
I would like to state that in no way did I push this CPU to the limits in 2D….I had tuned my hardware for 100% efficiency prior to the trip to Austin. I don’t use software tweaks, its not my thing and quite honestly I really don’t need them as I’m a firm believer that hardware tuning is greater than any software tuning can be.
AMD ??? CPU
PC P&C 1200W Turbo Cool + 750 Silencer
2x1GB Micron D9 GTR
2x2GB OCZ Animals
2 x Radeon HD 4890′s (3D)
Radeon HD 2600 Pro (2D)
Prototype Kingpin Pot
Prototype Phantom Pot by Aaron Schradin
As always with me, I do not validate single cores, this is a 4 core validation also denoting I could have benched higher had I chosen to.
I ran some 3D with my 2x1GB set.
Not happy with the result and knowing I could squeeze a few more points out, I swapped to my OCZ 2x2GB sticks which I prefer for benching 3D.
All in all I had a great time and would like to take a moment to thank some people.
Special thanks goes out to Simon Solotko for being a believer.
Special thanks goes out to Vince AKA K|ngp|n. It was an honor to bench next to you and an honor to use your prototype pot
This thing is a beast and is going to make benching LN2 so much more relaxing
Special thanks goes out to Aaron Shradin for letting me test the prototype acrylic see through LN2 pot.
I think this is the first piece of hardware I have ever used that looks cool and works 100%.
I also think this may be one of the best pots ever made in the pound for pound category….holding at -190 no load and -189.8 loaded.
Special thanks goes out to the rest of the AMD crew who was more than hospitable and helped to make this event possible right down to the engineers.
It was an honor to get invited and I truly hope I did not disappoint.
For those who may ever get a chance like this themselves, the best advice I can give you is to seize the moment and own it as this opportunity truly only comes once in a lifetime…