ASUS ROG organizes week-long absolute zero power user gathering

Brings together leading overclockers to showcase ROG performance benefits, community approach, and record-breaking heritage

DQW Bureau
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As part of the ASUS ROG commitment to the world's leading PC performance hardware and features as well as direct involvement in the overclocking community, the Absolute Zero Power User Gathering hosted leading pro-overclockers at ASUS headquarters from June 25-29. They worked with ROG team members, utilizing new ROG Maximus V Extreme boards, the ROG MATRIX 7970, and ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP graphics cards. The event resulted in new SuperPi, PiFast, and 4-way SLI 3DMark 11 world records, plus an even stronger belief in the importance of brand-community synergy.


ROG team members, engineers, and notable overclockers Andre Yang, Shamino, Bing, and Raja partook in proceedings and helped organize the event, with several high-profile overclockers from around the world invited by ROG. Packed with exclusive ROG and ASUS hardware, including new Maximus V Extreme and Rampage IV Extreme motherboards, the Absolute Zero arena provided a flow of liquid nitrogen and the first use of liquid helium on Intel-based boards to empower radical system tuning and performance modification towards new records, with a focus on the demanding SuperPi, PiFast, and multiple-preset 4-way SLI DMark 11 benchmarks.

The Absolute Zero event highlighted the strong community ties ASUS and ROG maintain with enthusiasts worldwide. Special invitations were sent to high-profile overclockers Fredyama-san, Viss (Bart Peters), Hazzan, Splav (Allen Golibersuch), and rsannino (Roberto Sannino). The gathering shows that beyond providing the finest performance hardware for enthusiasts, the ROG advantage rests with community outreach, integration, and open communication. The purpose of the event was a personal experience with what pro-overclockers want, as much as it was about new overclocking and benchmarking highs.

After a week of intense performance tuning, radical experimentation, and very little sleep, the Absolute Zero Power User Gathering concluded with remarkable achievements. Leveraging ASUS ROG motherboards and graphics cards, high-end Intel processors, memory from G.SKILL, and Corsair PSUs and keyboards, the combined ROG and overclocker crew made their mark by attaining new SuperPi, PiFast, and 4-way SLI 3DMark 11 world performance records, the latter in performance, entry, and extreme presets.