Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset GeForce GTX Titan X 2040/2040 MHz Rbuass 7423.02 DX11 Marks 130.8 pts 15   7
XTU Core i5 4690K 4710 MHz Nigel Cowley 1112 marks 23.9 pts 0   0
XTU Core i5 4690K 4700 MHz fallen4ngel 1096 marks 23.6 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 4900 MHz daniel.mcaulay 1173 marks 19.4 pts 0   0
GPUPI - 1B GeForce GTX 980 Ti   TheCancer 11sec 28ms 19.1 pts 0   0
XTU Core i3 4370 3800 MHz marcoswook 473 marks 18.8 pts 0   0
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Core i7 4790K 5100 MHz andressergio 18973 points 15.7 pts 0   0
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Core i7 5960X 4750 MHz andressergio 37111 points 15.5 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 4500 MHz ortega0808 1136 marks 15.4 pts 0   0
HWBOT Prime Core i7 5960X 4800 MHz jpmboy 8638.98 pps 15.1 pts 0   0


ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces OC Showdown 2015 Formula Series R2

ASUS announced round two of OC Showdown 2015 Formula series, the second stage of a global competition that invites enthusiast overclockers from around the world to compete to win both kudos and great prizes. ASUS ROG motherboards and graphics cards are the most popular choice for overclockers as tracked by HWBOT, so the challenge puts the world’s favorite overclocking gear at the center of the global stage.

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There is no doubt that one of the great things about being in Taipei for Computex is the chance to get involved with some truly world-class overclocking. This year’s Computex probably attracted as much in the way of OC talent that has ever been assembled in one place. Big hitters like World No.1 8 Pack and others including der8auer, Vivi, Xtreme_Addict and Dancop to name just a few, were enjoying the island of Formosa, thanks to sponsorships and partnerships with local vendors, many of whom also hosted overclocking events and competitions throughout the week.

The real highlight from an overclocking perspective was doubtlessly the HWBOT World Tour event which kicked off during the days immediately after the show. The World Tour event was hosted at the Taipei Maker Bar located right in the heart of the city, just a few minutes’ walk from the local computer market. The event ran continuously (24 hours around the clock) for three days and was backed by a host of sponsors including ASUS, ROG, HyperX, Seasonic, Dimastech and OverclockingTV.

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The OC Show S02E12 and Live Q&A Up On Youtube

The OC Show is in its 12th episode. Below you can find the original episode and the one-hour-odd long reply of the Q&A record last Monday. The topics are:

  • The OC Show: Futuremark Legacy Open Keys, Obsolete 2D Benchmarks and HWT Aftermovie
  • The OC Show Live Q&A: AMD Fury X Overclocking, Futuremark & future of the World Tour

Enjoy and don't hesitate to let us know what you like and dislike about The OC Show!


Old School is Best School - Round 4 Begins

Today marks the launch of the latest round of the Old School is Best School contest on OC-ESPORTS, a contest that offers all HWBOT members the chance to take a trip down memory lane, or alternately, a chance to acquaint yourself with hardware from a bygone era. I guess it depends on your age. The idea is simple, each round involves teams benchmarking on hardware that most of us would consider pretty ancient.

In previous rounds we’ve seen teams go head to head on hardware that goes back as far as as Slot 1 and Socket 7, with graphics cards from the GeForce 4 era. Round 4 runs from July 1st to August 31st and features two stages filled with nostalgia based around the AMD AM2, Intel’s Socket 775 and a real AMD classic, the beloved Socket A.

Full announcement at OC-ESPORTS:!/article/2911/old_school_is_best_school___round_4_begins

Poll: Discontinue Obsolete 2D Beta Benchmarks

In a recent audit of the beta benchmark applications by the staff, we found 5 benchmarks which can be considered obsolete. In the poll which you can find in the sidebar on the front page you can vote for which beta benchmarks you would like to see archived. The archiving process is similar to how we discontinued SiSoft Sandra a long, lo-o-ong time ago. It disables submit functionality and strips any submissions from ranking and cups. The benchmarks are Processing Power, 3DPM-MT and 3DPM-ST, FryBench, Hyper PI 32M, and Multi Threaded PI.

We look forward to hearing your input on the future of the benchmarks at HWBOT. As always, please try to keep the discussion civil and polite. To help you understand why the staff found the benchmarks obsolute, here is a brief explanation.

  • Processing Power: really irrelevant benchmark in terms of code. Buggy as well (it's possible to grab WR with a single-core cpu made 5 years ago)
  • 3DPM-MT/ST: no score variety and source code lost so no future updates ever
  • FryBench: we already have 3 Cinebenches, this one brings nothing new other than taking 2-3 times more to complete.
  • HyperPi: it's essentially SuperPI + 1 second because everyone is running single thread
  • Multi threaded Pi: everyone runs it single thread

The poll runs from today until the 6th of July. Note that although we are interested in your opinion, this is not a binding vote. You can vote for as many benchmarks as you like.

SuperPI Low-Clock Challenge Overview Table Update (Jun 22)

Today we have a look at the SuperPI 32M low-clock challenge threads in our forum and make a list of the most efficient overclocks for various CPU architectures. Not much has changed since the previous update end of April as only Bullant took back the top spot in the Haswell category. We look forward to the launch of Sky Lake in the near future to see crazy new SuperPI 32M low-clock results! In the Zambezi category we find Splave.rom hammering the top score by improving Sburnolo's previous best by nearly 40 seconds!

Congratulations to all the leaders in their specific categories!

SuperPI 32M Low-Clock Challenge

Category Time Overclocker CPU Memory Motherboard
Haswell-E 5G 5 min 55.922 sec Dinos22 Core i7 5960X G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 1667 MHz C9-12-14-13 GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion
Haswell 5G 5 min 53.890 sec Bullant Core i7 4790K G.SKILL PI 1429 MHz C6-10-6-21 GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force LN2
Ivy Bridge 5G 6 min 15.562 sec Bullant Core i7 3770K 1327 MHz C6-9-6-24 ASRock Z77 OC Formula
Sandy Bridge 5G 6 min 30.359 sec Bullant Core i7 2600K G.SKILL PI 1134 MHz C6-8-6-20 GIGABYTE Z77X-UP4 TH
Kaveri 5G 12 min 17.437 sec Zeropluszero A10-7850K 1198 MHz C8-11-9-18 GIGABYTE F2A88XN-Wifi
Vishera 5G 14 min 9.391 sec Robbo2 FX-8350 G.SKILL PI 1300 MHz C8-11-8-24 ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
Richland 5G 14 min 9.156 sec Newlife A6-6420K G.SKILL TridentX 1184 MHz C7-10-10-8 GIGABYTE F2A88XN-Wifi
Trinity 5G 14 min 11.016 sec Dinos22 A10-5800K Corsair Dominator 1333 MHz C9-12-12-24 GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
Zambezi 5G 15 min 22.875 sec Splave.rom FX-8120 Corsair Dominator GTX2 1137 MHz C7-8-7-21 ASUS Crosshair V Formula
Llano 5G 14 min 3.188 sec D3mox A8-3870K G.SKILL RipjawsX 1056 MHz C7-10-7-24 GIGABYTE A75-UD4H
Kabini 2.5G 21 min 27.018 sec Delly Athlon 5150 1006 MHz C9-9-9-24 ASUS AM1I-A

TecLab Terabyte still most Rookies, Britoflex21 leading Rookie League

Every week (or two) we have a look at how well the overclocking teams are adoption Rookie and Novice overclockers at HWBOT. Last time we peeked at the table, we saw a massive rise in Rookie adoption by the Brazilian TecLab Terabyte Team which enlisted over 180 overclockers in a matter of weeks. Looking at the table below, the TecLab team still has the most Rookies, followed by PC Games hardware from Germany and Hellas Overclocking Team from Greece.

In the Rookie League we find Britoflex21 leading the ranks, before Orion24 from France and Don Matto from Italy.

Team Rookies Novices
Brazil TecLab Terabyte Team 186 18
Germany PC Games Hardware 23 73
Greece Hellas Overclocking Team 20 17
USA r/overclocking 19 1
Canada 11 84
France Cowcotland 11 38
USA 8 22
Germany OverclockingStation OCS 6 6
Spain ElChapuzasInformatico 6 0
Italy HwReady OC Official Team 5 13

May 2015 World Record & Global First Place Report

HWBOT ( would like to inform you that 19 World Records and 86 Global First Place results have been achieved by overclockers at HWBOT during May 2015.

For the full Press Release, click here.

Congratulations to: 8 Pack, Achill3us, Alexmx, Bruno, Crazzzy85, Dancop, Delly, Der8auer, Dhenzjhen, Dhemon, Doc.Brown, Hideo, Johni5, L0ud_sil3nc3, Maedhros, Nacho_arroyo, Rsannino, Slinky PC, Sn0wMe, SniperOZ, Sofos1990, Spider220075, Steponz, Strat, Subaruwrc, UE50

May 2015 WR and GFP

Category First Second Third
Overclocker Slinky PC (10 WR / 9 GFP) Dhenzjhen (6 WR / 2 GFP) Sofos1990 (2 WR / 0 GFP)
Country United States of America (10 WR / 13 GFP) Philippines (6 WR / 14 GFP) Greece (2 WR / 21 GFP)
Team H2O vs. LN2 (10 WR / 9 GFP) (6 WR / 2 GFP) HwBox Hellas O/C Team (2 WR / 4 GFP)
Processor Intel Core i7 5960X (7 WR / 24 GFP) Intel Xeon E5 2699 V3 (6 WR / 4 GFP) Intel Xeon E5 2680 V2 (4 WR / 0 GFP)
Motherboard ASUS Rampage V Extreme (10 WR / 28 GFP) GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion (2 WR / 16 GFP) ASRock X99 WS-E (1 WR / 0 GFP)
Graphics Card EVGA GTX Titan X Hydro Copper (6 WR / 4 GFP) Radeon R9 290X (3 WR / 4 GFP) GeForce GTX 980 (1 WR / 7 GFP)
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 (10 WR / 26 GFP) HyperX Predator (1 WR / 6 GFP)
Power Supply Rosewill Hercules 1600W (10 WR / 4 GFP) Super Flower 8 Pack Edition 2000W (1 WR / 16 GFP) Corsair Professional Series Gold 1500W (1 WR / 2 GFP)
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series (10 WR / 8 GFP) Corsair Neutron GTX (2 WR / 3 GFP) HyperX (1 WR / 7 GFP)

Futuremark Provides Open Key for Legacy Benchmarks

I kick in an open door when I state that Futuremark has played an important part in the growth of the overclocking community. Since the 3DMark2000 - now over a decade ago - overclockers from around the world have taken pleasure in trying to score the best score possible with their computer rig. Many of the old school overclockers still enjoy the legacy benchmarks and at HWBOT we've listed them all. From 3DMark99 to the latest 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, you can rank and compete at HWBOT.

3DMarks aren't cheap to develop and to use its full functionality Futuremark charges a fairly low amount of money to purchase a licence to unlock all features. This works great for the current set of benchmark tools, but for the legacy (read: EOL) benchmark applications it's not possible to purchase any licence keys anymore. For the people who want to simplify the benchmarking process using the legacy benchmars, our result moderator Christian Ney and Futuremark provide the HWBOT community with a set of free keys. You can find the keys in in our forum.

When using the keys, your results will be uploaded to a dedicated HWBOT account. That means you will be able to generate a valid verification link (for the benchmarks that still support uploading), but will not see them listed in your personal Futuremark account. Update: the key is linked to the HWBOT account, but your results will be uploaded to your own account. Apologies for the confusion!

We would like to thank Futuremark and Christian Ney for their efforts in making it easier for the community to bench and overclock!

More information in the forum thread: click.

Old School Hardware Points Leaderboards Updated

A couple of months ago community members that enjoy overclocking old school hardware asked to set up leaderboards for this type of hardware. So, we initiated forum threads specifically listing benchmark leaderboards for older generation hardware. This morning we updated the leaderboards and below you can find the current champions. Check out the forum threads for more information, more statistics and more overclocking targets!

Old School Hardware Points Champions

Category Points Overclocker Participants
Socket 4/5/7 406 Antinomy 234
Slot 1 667.5 Veld 4771
Slot A 256 Jogibaer 49
Socket 8 48 Antinomy 26
Mobile (PC) 2568 GENiEBEN 7167
Socket 370 772.5 Gigioracing 743
Socket A/462 924.1 Tapakah 1328
Socket 939 1985.7 Knopflerbruce 1899
Socket 478 1453.2 Tapakah 1555
Socket 603/604 399 Matti OC 174
Socket 423 104.5 Christian Ney 99
Socket 479 647.3 TSdiesel 610
Socket 754 1206.9 Knopflerbruce 745
Socket 940 907.7 MrPaco 82

Futuremark Begins Development of VR Benchmark

It is a pure coincidence that the possibilities of a VR benchmark by Futuremark were a point of discussion at the HWBOT World Tour Asia last weekend, and that Futuremark now announces VRMark. We already covered the possibilities for overclocking and VR benchmarking in the article about Turris, the first VR DIY machine. Simply put: VR requires serious computing power and not meeting the minimum frames per second can result in motion sickness and other uncomfortable effects. It is therefore of utmost importance that VR equipment gets the proper testing it needs.

In its press release, Futuremark states that "VRMark will test a VR system's ability to deliver a consistently high frame rate across a range of quality settings and content types. VR is highly sensitive to variations in frame rate. A smooth and stable frame rate is crucial to providing a comfortable VR experience."

We look forward to seeing the VRMark development progress!

Full press release: