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Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
XTU Core i7 4790K 5616 MHz Dancop 1458 marks 91.3 pts 9   4
XTU Pentium G3258 6096 MHz Bullshooter 451 marks 51.0 pts 1   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 5000 MHz giorgioprimo 1328 marks 48.2 pts 0   1
XTU Core i7 4790K 5004 MHz phil 1318 marks 46.3 pts 0   1
HWBOT Prime Core i7 4790K 5957 MHz Doc.Brown 6890.26 pps 41.5 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme GeForce GTX 780 Ti 1700/1900 MHz giorgioprimo 7632 marks 39.0 pts 1   1
XTU Core i7 4790K 4900 MHz KaRtA 1244 marks 38.6 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 4900 MHz Bruno 1227 marks 35.1 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 4800 MHz henkenator68NL 1226 marks 34.3 pts 0   1
Cinebench R15 Core i7 4790K 5704 MHz Doc.Brown 1170 cb 34.2 pts 0   0

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Back then things were still very archaic. We used SD handy-cams to cover events, and our streams were merely music and a 360p hell sometimes only 240p video feeds. But over time, we improved and technology backed us up. Covering each year more events slowly got us access to better gear; dramatically developed our skills and this lead us to the point where we are today.

We shoot event coverages all over the world; OCTV is owner of the largest archive of Live OC video footage & picutures in the world (we have stuff dating back to the early shamino/hipro era). We stream now only in HD/FHD and even sometimes go wild with 4K video projects.


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Check Out Overclocking-TV's Interviews With Vivi and Zzolio, Both Winners in MOA 2014 EMEA Qualifier

In episode #3 of OCTV's Road to MOA liveshow Trouffman interview both Vivi and Zzolio a couple of days before the end of the MSI MOA EMEA Class A qualifier. In both interviewed Trouffman faced overclockers confident about their world records. Eventually both Vivi and Zzolio qualified for the grand final later this year, each pocketing one world record during the qualifier.

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ASUS ROG Announces Winners Of ROG OC Showdown | Z97!

ROG published the winners of the ROG OC Showdown | Z97 competition we hosted from July 15 until August 15. Amongst the winners we find TeamAU, Chi-Kui Lam, 8 Pack and DFORDOG. Each of the winners will be contacted by ROG for the shipment of the prizes. In addition to the prizes awarded based on overall and stage ranking, Chi-Kui Lam also set a new Haswell CPU Frequency record yielding a nice USD $1,000 cash reward!

For more information, read the news item at rog.asus.com. Congratulations to the winners!

OC4DOGE Dogecoin Community Competition Announced

From the competition organizer: "Overclockers spend a lot of time asking for and giving help. Many times this help ends up saving people's components or helps them increase their computer speed. These are things that certainly deserve more than just a thanks. This kind of free help deserves getting tipped so let’s be the first coin used for this. There are over 55,000 overclockers on HWBOT and many of them participate in other computer enthusiast forums, so what better way to introduce them to Dogecoin is there than giving it to the 9 best overclockers in 3 different competition events. To find these 9 best there will an overclocking competition with the winners getting the Dogecoin prize.

There will be 3 different stages all limited to only using air or watercooling.

  • Intel SuperPi 32M (maximum frequency of 4.38 GHz)
  • AMD SuperPi 32M (maximum frequency of 4.57 GHz)
  • 3DMark Sky Diver with AMD Tahiti (HD7970/7950 and R9 280X/280) and Nvidia GK104 (GTX 680/670/770/760) based GPUs

This competition will happen regardless of the amount of Dogecoin raised. However the more dogecoin gets raised for the prize pool the more attention the competition will get. I will donate an initial 31,500 DOGE to make sure that even in the worst case scenario the competiton can still happen. The only downside being that the winner of each stage will only get 6,000 Dogecoin the second place will get 3,000 and third will get 1,500. The competition will launch September 1st and go on until the end of September. By October 2nd the Dogecoin will be distributed to the winners. To make everything fair I, the organizer, will not be participating."

More information: information page

G.SKILL Officially Announces Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 Memory Kits - Extreme Speed Available Up to DDR4-3200

Taipei, Taiwan – 22 August 2014 – G.SKILL International Co., Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, reveals the long awaited next generation Ripjaws 4 series DDR4 memory kits! Featuring all new redesigned heatspreaders in three different colors, high performance frequencies, high capacity, DDR4 quad-channel ready, and ultra low voltages, the Ripjaws 4 series is all the benefits of DDR4 rolled into one sleek package.

With a standard of 2133MHz, DDR4 is the next generation definition of performance. Also available in 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, and 3200MHz, the starting lineup is continuing where DDR3 left off. With capacities starting at 16GB (4GBx4), 32GB (8GBx4 / 4GBx8) and 64GB (8GBx8), your new X99 platform will have more memory space to do what you need it to do. That’s not all! Ripjaws 4 also has an ultra low voltage rating of 1.2V for kits under 2800MHz and 1.35V for 3000/3200MHz!

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HardwareAsylum Podcast #43 - Computex 2014 Wrap Up and MSI MOA Americas Qualifier

Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren Mccain

Time: 38:56

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Show Notes


Computex 2014 Wrap up and MSI MOA Americas Qualifier

It has been two months since the last Hardware Asylum Podcast and while we strive to have regular episodes posted for our listeners there are times when life gets in the way and schedules clash. Dennis and Darren had difficulty being in the same state over the past two months and sadly, the podcast suffered. Well, the duo is back and starts the podcast off with a brief introduction as to what has been happening.

We should also mention that two months can wreck havoc on remembering mundane details like the warranty length on the new Gigabyte Black Edition motherboards which is 5 years and not the 3 that was mentioned in the podcast.

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Updated Haswell SuperPI 32M Low Clock Challenge: Splave Tops Charts

Once every month we take a look at the SuperPI 32M low clock challenge in our forums. The goal of the challenge is simple: achieve the lowest SuperPI time at 5 GHz clock frequency. In other words, the task is to be as efficient as possible. Long before HWBOT came around, overclockers were already comparing their SuperPI times and tried to out'clock and tweak each other to achieve the best efficiency. In general, most overclockers focus on a light operating system, the perfect copy-waza and of course fully optimized memory subsystem. With Haswell, especially the latter has become an interesting challenge as overclockers "train" their kits to insane frequencies.

SuperPI efficiency is an art in itself. Below you can find the top score from the Haswell SuperPI 32M 5G Challenge thread. Congratulations are in place for the scores below; impressive stuff!

Category Time Overclocker CPU Memory Motherboard
Overall 5 min 54.578 sec Splave.ROM Core i7 4770K @ 5001.95 MHz G.SKILL PI 1410 MHz C6-10-6-21 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Core i7 4790K 5 min 55.953 sec SHIMUZU Core i7 4790K @ 5001.59 MHz G.SKILL TridentX 1497 C8-12-11-16 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Core i7 4770K 5 min 54.578 sec Splave.ROM Core i7 4770K @ 5001.95 MHz G.SKILL Flare 1410 MHz C6-10-6-21 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Core i5 4690K 6 min 25.446 sec Minos Core i5 4690K @ 4898.9 MHz G.SKILL Flare 1200 MHz C8-12-8-26 Asus Maximus VII Hero
Core i5 4670K 6 min 0.890 sec L0ud_sil3nc3 Core i5 4670K @ 5001.53 MHz G.SKILL TridentX 1400 MHz C9-12-12-21 Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Pentium G3258 5 min 56.782 sec L0ud_sil3nc3 Pentium G3258 @ 5001.34 MHz G.SKILL PI 1375 MHz C6-10-6-21 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Non K SKU 6 min 41.403 sec Barti27 Core i7 4790 @ 5000.00 MHz Corsair Vengeance 1200 MHz C10-11-10-27 MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming

OCTV's Road to MOA Live Show Episode #3 (Topic: EMEA Class A) Now Available On Replay

Last weekend the boys from OCTV aired the third episode of the Road to MOA Live Show. The show streamed on TwitchTV and had as main topic the MOA 2014 EMEA Class A Qualifier results. As guest appearance in this episode is yours truly, Massman.

The show replay is now available on YouTube. Also check out Overclocking-TV.com for more information about this week's giveaway. Enjoy!

Overclock.net Remains Most Rookie-Friendly Overclocking Team

In the Recruit a Rookie! news article we advocated for overclocking teams to invite Rookie overclockers to integrate in the social fabric of an overclocking team. In the article we compiled a list of the most Rookie-friendly overclocking teams at HWBOT. By popular demand we provide you an update of the list.

Overclock.net still is the most Rookie-friendly team at HWBOT, followed by PC Games Hardware and Team MLG. Of course the amount of Rookies can decrease over time as they get more experienced over time and move to the Novice category. Great stuff, Overclock.net!


Team Rookies # since Aug 17
Overclock.net 32 -2
PC Games Hardware 22 +4
Team MLG 13 =
Cowcotland 13 +4
Republic of Clocker 8 N/A
Fusion-oc.com 6 +1
Team Russia 6 +2
Overclockers.com 5 +1
Middle Earth 4 N/A
Hellas Overclocking Team 4 N/A

Rookie IFeelYou Shows Off Lucky Draw Prize (and it's an awesome picture!)

A couple of weeks ago we announced the winners of the previous Rookie Rumble competitions: Rookie Rumble #7 and Rookie Rumble AMD #4. In that article we also gave away two Cooler Master Nepton Seidon 120V Plus CPU coolers to one lucky Rookie in each competition. One of the two winners, IFeelYou from Lithuania, sent us back an email showing off his prize. We were pleasantly surprised ... the picture is awesome!

Thanks again for participating in the Rookie Rumble and good luck in your future overclocking endeavors, IFeelYou. And if you have more of these awesome pictures, feel free to drop another mail!


Sharing the Presentation of HWBOT at Caseking Gamescom 2014 Booth

HWBOT attended Gamescom 2014 and gave an overclocking presentation at the Caseking booth. Roman "Der8auer" Hartung, Timothée "Xyala" Pineau and Pieter-Jan "Massman" Plaisier entertained the crowd with this presentation (includes videos!).


You can also find some pictures on our Facebook page here, download the high-quality PDF here or watch the introduction video on YouTube here.