Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset Radeon R9 290X 1610/1700 MHz Dancop 5663.71 DX11 Marks 111.3 pts 11   4
XTU Core i3 4340 3896 MHz Blackbolt 536 marks 36.1 pts 3   0
SuperPi - 32M Core i7 4770K 6360 MHz BarboneNet 4min 53sec 609ms 35.8 pts 1   1
3DMark - Fire Strike Radeon R9 290X 1220/1640 MHz bruno_reviewstudionet 22742 marks 33.0 pts 2   1
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset Radeon R9 290X 1250/1650 MHz r0yal_flush 4779.89 DX11 Marks 32.8 pts 0   0
HWBOT Prime Pentium G3258 5600 MHz Andrix85 4707.17 pps 31.5 pts 0   0
3DMark11 - Performance GeForce GTX 780 Ti 1750/2000 MHz BarboneNet 19632 marks 29.3 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 4700 MHz darrenr421 1176 marks 27.3 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme Radeon R9 290X 1210/1630 MHz bruno_reviewstudionet 11839 marks 26.0 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 4600 MHz xod0mn8t0r 1169 marks 25.8 pts 0   0

Competition Entries

HWBOT Articles

The Rookie Rumble competitions are an incredible success. With a combined total of 1077 benchmark results submitted by 380 Rookie overclockers in the past three weeks, we have never seen such great activity during a Rumble. The competitions are getting tougher and the scores are getting better too, which means that the Rookies are learning fast and are more than ready for a step up to the Novice or Enthusiast League.

In the latest editions, we celebrate JunkDogg and Nvidiaforever2’s victories and crown them to the new Kings of the Rookies!

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When Enough Is Just Not Enough: Here's 128GB of Memory on X79

I just found this on the ROG community website and it seems like something that should be shared. Hong Kong based I'M Intelligent Memory recently announced the availability of 16GB DDR3 memory modules which sparked the lads at ASUS to try on their X79 boards. As it turns out, they managed to get an X79 system up and running with 128GB of system memory! Of course the frequency isn't through the roof and I doubt the SuperPI 32M efficiency is that great, but this should be one hell of a system for people who use ramdisks.

As for now, they posted beta BIOSes for seven motherboards. You can find them over at Cool!

Road to MOA Live Show #1 Full Episode Available on YouTube

A couple of days ago, Overclocking-TV presented the first episode of the "Road to MOA" live show series. If you missed the first episode, you can find the full episode below. Enjoy!

The next episode will air on August 3rd.

Show Show dates Time (GMT+8) (day+1) Taiwan Time (GMT+1) Time (GMT -8) ET
Show #1 - Show intro Saturday, July 26th 9:30 AM 3:30 AM 9:30 PM
Show #2 - AM Sunday, August 3rd 8:00 AM 2:00 AM 8:00 PM
Show #3 - EMEA Saturday, August 16th 1:00 AM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM
Show #4 - APAC / B Sunday, August 31st 9:30 AM 3:30 AM 9:30 PM
Show #5 - Qualifier Recap Sunday, September 14th 9:30 AM 3:30 AM 9:30 PM

FinalWire Rolls Out AIDA64 v4.60

BUDAPEST, Hungary - July 30, 2014 - Today FinalWire has announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 v4.60. As is known, the popular PC diagnostic utility can provide detailed information about both the hardware and software environment of individual PCs or a network of computers. All four editions of the portfolio have been updated to the new version, including the award-winning PC diagnostic and benchmarking tool, AIDA64 Extreme, as well as the company's flagship IT asset management solution for business customers, AIDA64 Business.

The new release comes with support for a wider range of external LCD and VFD displays, including alphanumeric, monochrome and color panels, on which AIDA64 can directly display temperatures, voltages and fan speeds as well as other system information. The July update also introduces support for the latest and upcoming processor and graphics technologies and storage devices.

“While working on the latest release, we focused on providing our users more opportunity to monitor sensor values on external displays. We also paid special attention to implementing functions requested by our business customers: among other things we have added such smaller but important options to the feature set as support for embedded XSL style sheets in XML reports and SSL encrypted SMTP. For example, this latter option can ensure that the software sends inventory reports and security alerts through a secure channel to system administrators”, said Tamás Miklós, Managing Director and lead developer of FinalWire.

New features & improvements

  • Support for new LCD and VFD devices: Abacom (ExpertProfi), AlphaCool, Digital Devices, LCD2USB, Mad Catz Venom, Matrix Orbital LK, Matrix Orbital GLK, Matrix Orbital GX, nMedia Pro-LCD, Pertelian X2040, SDC Megtron, SoundGraph iMon VFD, VL System LIS, VL System LIS 2
  • Advanced support for monochrome LCDs
  • SMTP SSL support
  • Improved handling of XSL files
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 support
  • Revamped Direct3D Compute Shader devices enumeration
  • Plextor M6M, Plextor M6S, Samsung 845DC Evo, Samsung 850 Pro SSD support
  • GPU details for Mobile AMD Radeon R9 Series, FirePro W8100
  • GPU details for nVIDIA GeForce GT 730, Quadro K2200M

Full Press Release: click.

Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition More Popular Than 4690K, But Not Half As Popular As 4790K

The Devil's Canyon Haswell Refresh overclocking processors were released at Computex this year. Almost two months after the official release and about a month after making an appearance in the retail channels, we had a look at the numbers for the new overclocking chips. Turns out that the Core i7 4790K is doing quite well and is the most popular of the three new SKUs. The Pentium G3258 - the unlocked budge one - is doing very well too, surpassing the Core i5 4690K in popularity.

Some charts below:

New Feature: League Filters for Global Benchmark Rankings

We already teased this new feature on our Facebook page a couple of days ago, but since yesterday it is available for everyone on the production server. As you know we recently improved our Overclockers League by introducing the Elite, Novice and Rookie groups. Following the leagues we have expanded the global benchmark rankings with a league filter.

With the new league filter it is now possible to browse any global benchmark ranking scoped to the league of you and your peers. Ever wondered what the highest 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme 1xGPU for Enthusiast is? Now we can find out it's Menthol with 7169 points.

We hope you enjoy this feature and thank you for all the support!

Trouffman New HWBOT Representative for Canada


Even though HWBOT has changed a lot over the past couple of years, the community foundation is still largely the same as in 2006. Without the efforts of the volunteers HWBOT would not be the place it is today, that is the simple truth. The volunteers are active in all areas ranging from forum support to managing the hardware database to just general evangilizing of overclocking. For that last purpose, we have a new force joining the team!

Trouffman, known for his work at Overclocking-TV and now an official resident of Canada, is now the official HWBOT representative for Canada. If you are Canadian and have any questions related to HWBOT, you can get in touch with Trouffman and he'll be able to help you out!

Welcome to the family and enjoy your stay!

Overview of the Intel XTU Integration Project by HWBOT

We recently prepared an overview of our XTU integration efforts in the past 13 months. In a brief presentation we detail the process from XTU application to HWBOT submission and continue from submission to Rookie Rumble participation and eventually HWBOT League participation. For those interested in numbers and statistics, we've also included basic "key performance indicators". The most interesting one is probably the 400% increase in active users per week over the past 13 months.

Just wanted to share!

(PS: high-quality PDF for download here)

Overclocking-TV Hosts The Road to MOA Livestream Show: Everything You Need to Know About the MSI MOA Qualifiers!

The qualification phase of this year's MSI Master Overclocking Arena is almost half-way through. By the end of this month we will know who will feature in the finals representing the Americas. Overclocking-TV, our eyes and ears at every overclocking event, is hosting a Road To MOA live-show to re-cap what happened during the qualifiers and update you on all the latest MSI MOA news.

To quote Overclocking-TV: "In the previous years, we use to post a news for each of the MOA regional qualifier finals. This year, to cover each qualifiers as well as MOA and overclocking in general, we decided to host a live show instead. The show will be streamed on our twitch channel and will address the following topics: MSI and the Master Overclocking Arena competition series, Overclocking in general (how it works, how to do it, on what hardware etc), MOA 2014 competition infos (latest news and discussions around MOA), MOA 2014 Qualifiers results and much more!"

You can find the schedule of the show below.

Show Show dates Time (GMT+8) (day+1) Taiwan Time (GMT+1) Time (GMT -8) ET
Show #1 - Show intro Saturday, July 26th 9:30 AM 3:30 AM 9:30 PM
Show #2 - AM Sunday, August 3rd 8:00 AM 2:00 AM 8:00 PM
Show #3 - EMEA Saturday, August 16th 1:00 AM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM
Show #4 - APAC / B Sunday, August 31st 9:30 AM 3:30 AM 9:30 PM
Show #5 - Qualifier Recap Sunday, September 14th 9:30 AM 3:30 AM 9:30 PM

Apparenly there's also a bunch of prizes to win during the liveshows, so check out the announcement over at OCTV and make sure to tune in for the show!