Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset GeForce GTX 980 Ti 1890/2181 MHz 8 Pack 7423.79 DX11 Marks 124.2 pts 7   6
Catzilla - 1440p GeForce GTX Titan X 1455/2000 MHz Ximi 41165 marks 61.5 pts 2   1
XTU Core i7 5960X 5100 MHz manurap46 2689 marks 43.2 pts 0   0
3DMark11 - Performance GeForce GTX Titan X 1550/2150 MHz manurap46 28525 marks 39.2 pts 0   0
Cinebench - R15 Core i7 5960X 5600 MHz zwitterion93 2247 cb 38.8 pts 0   2
Cinebench - R11.5 Core i7 5960X 5600 MHz zwitterion93 24.44 points 37.5 pts 0   2
XTU Core i7 5930K 4600 MHz rcas80 1872 marks 36.2 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 4900 MHz teza.harsony 1283 marks 34.8 pts 0   0
3DMark Vantage - Performance GeForce GTX 680 1600/1900 MHz zwitterion93 60223 marks 34.2 pts 1   2
3DMark06 GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1200/1247 MHz ikki 44604 marks 33.9 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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GPUPI Version 2.1.2 Released - Added Support For Radeon R300 and Fury X

In a brief post in the support forum thread for the GPUPI benchmark, Mat announced the release of version 2.1.2 of the popular GPUPI benchmark. After XTU and HWBOT Prime, GPUPI is the most run benchmark at HWBOT. Its direct integration with the HWBOT submission API makes it very easy to participate in the rankings.

Version 2.1.2 includes support for the latest Radeon 300 series graphics cards as well as the Fury X. According to Mat it's unlikely we'll be seeing Fury X at the top of the benchmark rankings anytime soon though. For everyone who wants to try out the new version: find the download links below. Note that v2.1.2 is not a mandatory upgrade since all versions since v2.1 are still supported.

Downloads: GPUPI 2.1.2 (1.06 MB, CRC-32: CB9069F2) | GPUPI 2.1.2 - Legacy Version (Windows XP, GeForce 200 series, 590 KB, CRC-32: 1497D087)

0 Donate EUR 1,200 to Children's Hospital in Memory of Turrican (German)

Almost a year ago, we lost one of our most dedicated staff members in a tragic traffic accident. Karl, better known as Turrican, had been active at the site since the very beginning. He was a strong, loyal, and hard-working staff member keeping the hardware database up to date in his spare hours. Following the news, his friends from his local forum contacted us to host the Turrican Memorial Charity Challenge, a competition in memory of Karl.

The competition consisted of a stage featuring the new GPUPI benchmark and a stage focusing on Karl's favorite legacy hardware. As part of the Challenge, Noctua and EK Water Blocks engaged in participating in the donation campaign collecting funding for an Austrian children's hospital. Funds were raised by submitting to the competition as well as buying special Turrican "Hardware Terminator" t-shirts.

The team at passed by the St.Anna Children's Hospital last to hand over a EUR €1,200 donation together with Karl's family.

You can read the original article at or a Google Translated version here. Pro OC Tests Four DDR3 ICs For Overclocking (Dutch)

In a new article published on the Dutch version of, the members of the Pro OC team have a look at what the four dominant DDR3 ICs available offer in terms of overclocking capabilities. Nedernakker pulled out a set of G.Skill TridentX DDR3-2666 CL10 2x 4GB (Samsung), Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-3000 CL12 2x 4GB (Hynix), G.Skill Pi DDR3-2000 CL6 2x 2GB (PSC), and G.Skill Trident DDR3-2000 CL9 2x 2GB (Elpida). Using the latest Haswell Z97 platform powered by the Pentium G3258 and MSI Z97 MPower, the Dutchman compared the four ICs in bandwidth and SuperPI tests.

The article rightfully notes that none of these kits are currently available in retail. So if you want to acquire one of the kits, you'll have to search Ebay, Craiglist, or enthusiast forums. It's also worth to note that the kits used are not special binned samples.

In the conclusive lines we find that Elpida ICs are winning the AID64 bandwidth test, whereas Samsung ICs turn out to be very good for SuperPI. Take into account that Elpida ICs were EOL before the Z97 platform came about and that those boards were primarily tuned for Hynix and Samsung ICs.

For full details, check out the article at in Dutch or Google Translate English.

June 2015 World Record & Global First Place Report

HWBOT ( would like to inform you that 17 World Records and 68 Global First Place results have been achieved by overclockers at HWBOT during June 2015.

For the full Press Release, click here.

Congratulations to: 0.0, 8 Pack, Achill3us, BenchBros, Dancop, Der8auer, Dhenzjhen, Dinos22, Elmor, Gunslinger, Hicookie, K|ngp|n, Mikecdm, Obscureparadox, OLDcomer, Pixy, Rbuass, Rsannino, Slinky PC, Sofos1990, Spider220075, Steponz, Strat, Tapakah, TheMadDutchDude, Topdog, Wizerty, Zzolio

June 2015 WR and GFP

Category First Second Third
Overclocker Slinky PC (5 WR / 4 GFP) Dhenzjhen (5 WR / 1 GFP) Sofos1990 (2 WR / 3 GFP)
Country United States of America (6 WR / 8 GFP) Philippines (5 WR / 2 GFP) Great Britain (2 WR / 10 GFP)
Team H2O vs. LN2 (5 WR / 4 GFP) (5 WR / 1 GFP) Team MLG (2 WR / 10 GFP)
Processor Intel Core i7 5960X (12 WR / 42 GFP) Intel Xeon E5 2690 V3 (2 WR / 0 GFP) Intel Xeon E5 2697 V3 (2 WR / 0 GFP)
Motherboard ASUS Rampage V Extreme (8 WR / 9 GFP) GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion (2 WR / 17 GFP) ASRock X99 WS-E (2 WR / 0 GFP)
Graphics Card ASUS GTX Titan X (4 WR / 1 GFP) Nvidia GTX Titan X (3 WR / 11 GFP) EVGA GTX Titan X Hydro Copper (2 WR / 1 GFP)
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 (5 WR / 15 GFP) HyperX Predator (3 WR / 6 GFP)
Power Supply Rosewill Hercules 1600W (4 WR / 2 GFP) Super Flower 8 Pack Edition 2000W (1 WR / 3 GFP) Corsair Professional Series Gold 1500W (0 WR / 9 GFP)
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series (4 WR / 3 GFP) HyperX (4 WR / 1 GFP) OCZ Agility (1 WR / 0 GFP) Pro OC Reviews Four Intel Z97 OC Motherboards with LN2

Last week the Pro OC team published an article on Z97 motherboards tested for extreme overclocking. In the round-up, Rsnubje and Nedernakker (both Dutch), took four Z97 overclocking motherboards for a liquid nitrogen spin and compared the overclocking capabilites. The boards put through their paces are: GIGABYTE's Z97X-SOC Force, ASRock's Z97 OC Formula, MSI's Z97 XPower AC, and finally ASUS' Maximus VII Gene motherboard.

Based on the Final Thoughts section it appears that both GIGABYTE and MSI motherboards performed well, with the GIGABYTE edging out in clocks and performance. Although the ASRock board achieved the best results in the end, the article notes that the board responds quirky and the lack of software for Windows XP is a definite negative on the list. Due to time constraints the Maximus VII Gene couldn't be put through its paces and thus the findings are limited.

For more information, check out the full review over at!

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