There is no stopping us.
One week ago on Friday the 7th of December, the team behind project Angelbird broke the highly competitive PCMark05 world record
to bring the honor to Austria. PCMark05 is the accepted worldwide standard for measuring overall performance of a computer
system, and is used for all official records.
The Austrian team broke the previous world record by scoring 59.272 points on the 30th of November in Lustenau, however, this was slightly short of the 60.000 mark they had hoped to beat and also the moment was not captured on live stream. Yesterday, 7th of November, in Vienna, Team Angelbird vowed to break their previous record and the 60.000 mark, however, some last minute competitive excitement was injected into the task, since the team had learned only yesterday that an American had broken their record with an impressive 62.759 points. Not to be perturbed, the Team behind project Angelbird relished the challenge and upped their game plan to squeeze the absolute maximum out of their system to smash the record with a stunning 63.655 points, bringing the PCMark05 record back to Austria.
"This time we wanted to start off immediately, since we had to pay a price on the 30th of November in Lustenau when stressing the system by taking just too long." says Matthias Zronek, founder of o.v.e.r.clockers.at. “The event in Vorarlberg suffered because of a technical fault with the motherboard. The spare motherboard was just not able to hold with the first choice model and therefore could not break the targeted topscore of 60.000 points. To avoid such issues, this time the team had prepared four motherboards that had previously been tested for their overclocking abilities.”
The setup of the system was expanded from the first run on the 30th of November with an LSI RAID controller and four 240GB Angelbird SSDs from the Austrian manufacturer.
“We felt our modifications should make for a few thousand extra points, we will also stress the graphics card a little more," Zronek explained before the event. "We have received great feedback from the overclocking scene and many wanted to know the details of how we did it.”
Reaching the goal was really hard work, Zronek and his team were busy in recent weeks around the clock with the preparations. "Now for sure we have a long break before we set ourselves a new goal ," he admits relieved.
Angelbird CEO, Roman Rabitsch said: “We are proud of the result and all the hard work that went into bringing this record to Austria. I want to express my gratitude to the team at o.v.e.r.clockers.at, unITer, ASUS, Noctua, LSI, Perfany and my colleagues at Angelbird.”
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