We have another contest lined up for you with our partners Foxconn, Intel, Kingmax, Inwin, GlacialTech and FSP.
This contest is based on Intel's Sandy Bridge platform which has quickly risen to be very popular with 3DMark users. Our Hardware Center shows that currently Intel Core i7-2600K and Intel Core i5-2500K are the two most popular CPU's, so enthusiasts and overclockers have clearly embraced Sandy Bridge.
Contest runs from April 15th to May 15th and has two different categories:
This segment is run with 3DMark Vantage using the Performance preset.
Contestants must use only Sandy Bridge integrated graphics for this segment, highest score wins.
This segment is run with 3DMark 11 using the Performance preset.
Contestants must use a Sandy Bridge based CPU for this segment with any discrete graphics cards, highest score wins.
Usual disclaimers on result validity apply. Commercially available hardware only with Futuremark approved drivers.
Note on approved drivers:
Catalyst 11.2 and 11.3 drivers are currently _not approved_ for official 3DMark 11 use or the Hall of Fame and may not be allowed for this contest. The approval process is ongoing and any changes to this will be posted in this thread.