CES 2011 CoverageBosco - January 7, 2011
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MSI MOA (Master Overclocking Arena) 2011 Americas Finals
With all the excitement winding down and all the scores submitted, we sat back and waited for the results. The benchmarking was fast and everyone knew it was a close race. The scores were combined into a percentage. SuperPi counted for 40% of the total score and 3DMark 11 was a larger 60% of the combined score. The two scores are combined into a total percentage over the standard score for the hardware. The team with the highest combined score was the winner. After a brief but tense time, the judges finally had the totals for us with Team OCAlliance having a total combined score of 158.696%, Team Over the Edge coming in a close second place with a score of 156.465%, and Team PURE rounding off the top three with a score of 154.512%. For the fastest SuperPi score, Team Over the Edge had a hard-to-beat 6 minutes 26.257 seconds. For the 3DMark 11 run, which set a new world record for a single graphics card result, Team OCAlliance scored an amazing 9213 points.
In addition to the event, MSI took the opportunity to show off some current and upcoming hardware. The king of the group was its new P67 monster, the Big Bang-Marshal, which has a killer eight PCI Express x16 slots, bringing a new weapon to the video-hungry masses. Other hardware that was on display were other P67 and H67 boards, and variations of some of the new video card lines, including its N580GTX Lightning Edition and its massive RD6970, which are all built on MSI’s new Military Class II technology for stability and durability. On site was also Bigfoot Networks showing off its new Killer 2100 NIC, which is designed to give you better network speeds and latency to applications you want to have the best bandwidth for.