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Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
3DMark11 - Performance GeForce GTX 980 2070/2070 MHz _12_ 26077 marks 101.5 pts 5   8
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX 980 2070/2070 MHz _12_ 18633 marks 95.3 pts 2   5
HWBOT Prime Xeon E5 2699 V3 2961 MHz rsnubje 14019.87 pps 89.1 pts 0   0
Cinebench R11.5 Xeon E5 2699 V3 2959 MHz rsnubje 46.37 points 88.0 pts 0   0
Cinebench R15 Xeon E5 2699 V3 2959 MHz rsnubje 4838 cb 69.1 pts 0   0
wPrime - 32m Core i7 920 5449 MHz T.Rex 4sec 421ms 49.9 pts 7   4
3DMark Vantage - Performance GeForce GTX 980 2070/2090 MHz _12_ 78806 marks 47.8 pts 0   6
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme GeForce GTX 980 2050/2070 MHz _12_ 9001 marks 46.7 pts 0   6
HWBOT Prime Core i7 4770K   Toolius 6844.93 pps 43.0 pts 0   0
wPrime - 1024m Core i7 920 5402 MHz T.Rex 2min 19sec 610ms 39.8 pts 0   3

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After months of preparation and hard work, the HWBOT team is incredibly happy to finally introduce OC-Esports.io, a completely new platform for competitive overclocking. Better known under its working title of Revision6 (or #revision6 for the social media adepts), this new platform focuses completely on the competitive side of overclocking. With our in-house competition structure known as Road To Pro, we create a divisional structure where any type of overclocker can find a place to compete and excel. The platform allows for partners to set up their own competition series too and combining the Road To Pro, the online and live competitions we build a Global Seasonal Leaderboard for competitive overclocking. Without further ado, let's have a look at some of the main features!


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Unveiling The Next Generation Platform for Competitive Overclocking

Today we introduce OC-Esports.io, a completely new platform for competitive overclocking. With our in-house competition structure known as Road To Pro there is a divisional structure where any type of overclocker can find a place to compete and excel. Find out more inside!

After months of preparation and hard work, the HWBOT team is incredibly happy to finally introduce OC-ESPORTS.io, a completely new platform for competitive overclocking. Better known under its working title of Revision6 (or #revision6 for the social media adepts), this new platform focuses completely on the competitive side of overclocking. With our in-house competition structure known as Road To Pro, we create a divisional structure where any type of overclocker can find a place to compete and excel. The platform allows for partners to set up their own competition series too and combining the Road To Pro, the online and live competitions we build a Global Seasonal Leaderboard for competitive overclocking. Without further ado, let's have a look at some of the main features!


To Put Things In Perspective, A Historical Overview of Competitive Overclocking

First things first. Let's explain how this new platform came about by putting it in its historical context. On the right hand side you can find an image explaining the evolution of overclocking.

Everything begins with an individual overclocking purely for its own benefit and entertainment. As most of the overclockers today, the goal is only to increase the performance of its own system for example to get better gaming performance. As the individual may run in to some problems or want to share their experience, he will join a discussion board or forum and start participating in the community. He can open a thread showing his own overclock or ask others how to improve further. As the community of overclockers grows, forum administrators see the need of hosting benchmark specific forum threads where everyone can share their benchmark result. Usually you can find a leaderboard ranking in the opening post which is updated manually.

The next step are the external leaderboards. Organizations which span across forums and communities keep track of the best overclocking results around the web. Prime examples are Bunny's Workshop SuperPI ranking, the Futuremark ORB, Ripping.org and of course the website you are reading this article on. From that point forward, our evolution becomes much more HWBOT focused. In 2006 HWBOT released the concept of Overclocking Leagues in which we rank overclockers by merit across various benchmark applications by the sum of obtained HWBoints, a point algorithm concept conceptualized by Mtzki. The League is a concept that links benchmark leaderboards together. In the next step, we see the rise of the time-constraint overclocking competitions. The competitions are a form of the League concept, only limited in time and with a smaller selection of benchmarks and hardware.

The next step is as evident as it is simple: as competitions offer an exciting style of overclocking where your overclocking abilities are not only measured by the benchmark result, but also by the time you are able to achieve it in, it makes sense to build a structure for it. We call this structure the OC Esports.

The Difference Between HWBOT.org and OC-ESPORTS.io

Before we continue, let me emphasize that nothing will change on the HWBOT.org website. The only change you will notice is that, from January 1 2015, all competitions will link to the OC-ESPORTS.io platform. Both sites run on the same database using the same back-end, which means that submitting a result on the OC-Esports site will also appear in the HWBOT benchmark rankings.

In essence you can look at it this way: we separate the competitive from the statistical overclocking. Everything related to the pure overclocking will continue to be hosted on the HWBOT.org platform. This includes benchmark rankings, the leagues and so on. Everything related to competitive overclocking moves to the new OC-ESPORTS.io platform. This includes mainly the content you can find under the Competitions section.

The platform launches today in beta form and will officially start its first overclocking season on January 1st, 2015. During the beta phase you can enjoy a test round of the Road To Pro Challenger Divisions and let us know all the bugs and issues we can fix before the start in January!


Beta: Road To Pro Challenger Divisions

It's been about a year since we first openly talked about the Revision6 plans. End of September 2013, Pieter attended an ASRock overclocking event in China and disclosed the basics of our new plan for competitive overclocking and later posted in our forums. Over the course of the year we published documents detailing the plans and based on the feedback and questions from the community, adopted new ideas and made changes to the plan.

To explain the concept of the Road To Pro Challenger Divisions, refer to the three images below.

The Road To Pro features eight divisions if you included the top category of Pro OC. In the Challenger Division structure you can find seven different divisions. Each of the Divisions has three rounds of two months, each round consisting of five stages. By accumulating points in the five stages and three rounds, you can win the title of Division Champion of the season. The Divisions are defined by the hardware limitations as each division only allows for specific CPU and GPU components. For example, Division I is restricted to only mainstream Core i7 and a high-end single GPU graphics card. Division III is then again limited to the Pentium and a low-end graphics card. You can check out the Division Round pages at OC-ESPORTS.io to find out the exact hardware limitations.

  • Challenger 2014 Div I Round 1: link
  • Challenger 2014 Div II Round 1: link
  • Challenger 2014 Div III Round 1: link
  • Challenger 2014 Div IV Round 1: link
  • Challenger 2014 Div V Round 1: link
  • Challenger 2014 Div VI Round 1: link
  • Challenger 2014 Div VII Round 1: link
  • Important Note! Even though you will be able to participate in all of the divisions during the beta phase, you will have to pick your Division next season. It will not be allowed to participate in two Divisions at the same time.

    The rest of the story is the same: submit your best benchmark scores before the end of the competition and gather as much points as possible. In the image below we explained to submission process in detail.


    But There's More! Schedule, Competition Levels and Series

    As we mentioned in the opening paragraph, OC-ESPORTS.io is the new platform for everything competitive overclocking related. That includes our own Road To Pro as well as the sponsored competitions. To accommodate the sponsored overclocking competitions we have three features ready: the Schedule, the competition levels and competition Series. In future articles we will explain the features in detail as especially the competition level feature requires a bit of background information. To make a long story short (and give you something to look forward to), partners will be able to set up their own overclocking competition series by linking their individual overclocking events and competitions together. Together with the Schedule, this will allow partners to plan ahead when it comes to overclocking activities. It is an opportunity to tell us an even more compelling story and take us on an overclocking adventure during the year.

    We have been discussing the opportunities with several key partners and, honestly, we look forward to seeing the plans and ideas become reality in 2015. There's some amazing stuff coming!


    The Global Leaderboard - Season 2015

    One last item we want to share with you today is the Global Leaderboard. This is the all-encompassing ranking which connects the Road To Pro and all the other competitions and series. On the beta version of the site you will find a Leaderboard for 2014, but note that this is still a work-in-progress as we have to implement the competition levels and restructure the competitions of 2014 to fit the OC-ESPORTS.io platform. To understand how the Global Leaderboard works, refer to the four images below.


    It is actually quite simple. Each competition that we host on the OC-ESPORTS.io platform which meets the pre-defined specification will carry a certain weight in the Global Leaderboard. For winning a live grand final you will earn more points than winning a standalone online competition event. In the slides above you can find the different levels (Level 1 to Level 3) and their specifications. Note that we go quite far in defining the competitions, including the minimum prizes for example, as it is important that this system is fair to all partners.

    Points can be earned across all competitions in five different categories: overall ranking, stage ranking, participation, Early Bird and Mini-contest. The first three concepts are something you are already familiar with, so let's focus on the latter two.

    • The Early Bird bonus is given to overclockers who submit a result within the first week of a competition. It is designed to motivate people to jump on the competition early and get a nice start of the competition.

    • The Mini-contest is a small competition within each competition for the Enthusiast, Novice and Rookie overclockers. Until the mid of any competition, they can compete in a mini-ranking limited to only their category type. Being the best Rookie mid-contest will yield you extra points

    It is important to understand that only the best point category will contribute to your Global Leaderboard total. You can find an example in the images above. It comes down to this: for a standalone online competition you can maximum earn 50 points (by winning it). Even if you win all three stages, you only gain the points for winning the competition since 50 points for the overall win is more than the 25 points for the stage win.


    We wish you a lot of overclocking pleasure and joy on the new platform and hope you will like it! If you have any questions, feedback, ideas or comments, feel free to drop us a message below or suggest it in the Revision6 sub-forum!


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Moderator Ranking 2014 Updated: Christian Ney Close to 3000 Actions This Year

The operations of HWBOT have been expanding significantly over the past years. From a forum bot collecting overclocking results around the internet we moved to our own website with leagues and competitions and are now looking at organizing our own live events. The size of this community is fairly small compared to for example the gaming community, but that doesn't make the management a lot easier. In fact due to the technical nature of our hobby and passion, HWBOT can simply not exist without the great effort from our largely volunteer staff.

Under the lead of Head of Moderating Christian Ney, the moderating team is on track to a record-breaking 2014 in terms of result moderating. The year is now 275 days old and Christian Ney has executed 2863 moderator actions. That's up from 1880 32 days ago! That's an average of 10.4 moderated scores per day! El Genieben is earning his stripes as well, following at 2081 moderator actions.

Of course moderating is only a part of the work our complete moderator staff takes care of. This does not include the discussions, conference calls, contact with benchmark developers, taking care of the hardware database, developing software tools and so much more. Thank you very much for your hard work and effort, Staff! Without you HWBOT would not be what it is today!


Moderations Moderator
2863Christian Ney
2081GENiEBEN
346Massman
298Don_Dan
275Sweet
220der8auer
61knopflerbruce
78Olesius
26NeoForce
14Antinomy
8richba5tard
8Monstru

K|ngp|n Sets New Top Score for 1xGPU Fire Strike Extreme: 9415 marks with GeForce GTX 980 at 2120/2150 MHz

With a new generation of Nvidia graphics card, there is of course a new series of overclocking madness from K|ngp|n. Demoing the first results live at GAME24, Nvidia's 24 hour gaming event for the Maxwell launch, he now shows an even better, tougher and bigger score of 9415 points.

Of course K|ngp|n is using liquid nitrogen to clock the card to 2120/2150 MHz. The frequency is quite similar to what we see Smoke do with his card and (scoop!) we've heard this score is not quite unbeatable according to inside sources at another company. That means we might see a couple of point increases on this score in the near future. There still is some performance left in the setup, that's for sure. After all, the Xeon E5 1660 V3 'Haswell-E' is only clocked at 5.2 GHz.

Congratulations on the Global Category First Place!


Updating the AMD Piledriver Super PI 32M 5GHz Challenge: Radi and Newlife Take Top Spots

Once in a while overclockers like to do other things than only hunt for golden cups and competition wins. The low-clock challenges for SuperPI are a great way to reduce stress and learn the platform better. In the Piledriver challenge, newlife from Australia and Radi from France managed to outscore Calathea who had the most efficient run for a while.

In the just-now updated leaderboard we see Radi in first place with a time of 14min 19sec 468ms, Newlife in second with a time of 14min 19sec 578ms and Calathea in third with a time of 14min 20sec 156ms. A close battle for sure!

Result Overclocker CPU Memory
14min 19sec 468msFranceRadiA10-6800K @ 5000.00 MHz1184 MHz 7-10-7-20
14min 19sec 578msAustralianewlifeA8-6600K @ 4996.70 MHz1185 MHz CL8 10-9-8 1T
14min 20sec 156msSwedenCalatheaAthlon X4 750K @ 5000.00 MHz1333 MHz 9-12-12-24 2T
14min 23sec 375msBulgariaI.nfraR.edFX-8320 @ 4996.00 MHz1060 MHz CL7.0 7-6-20 1T
14min 29sec 672msUSABonesFX-4300 @ 4993.00 MHz1079 MHz CL6.0 10-8-27

From the looks of it, Newlife is trying to get the upper hand on Radi again. The challenge in particular is to clock the NB as high as possible and of course to focus on the memory frequency and timings. We look forward to seeing the next batch of results! More information:

Update on Site Translation Progress

Six days ago we informed about the progress of translating the HWBOT site. Since then there's quite a lot of progress made. Not only did we fix the calculation algorithm so we now have the accurate figures, we've also prepare the translation file for Simplified Chinese to be updated with more translations. We already have a Simplified Chinese interface as translated by former GOOC participant Druid, but the file was outdated. We have also updated the translation quantity of all the teams. Especially Genieben is storming to the top, translating up to 36% all by himself. Yikes!!

A shout goes out to all the translation teams for their awesome effort. Thanks everyone!! :)

OCTV's Road to MOA Live Show Episode #5 - Topic: Qualifier Recap + Announcement First Details on Grand Final Now Available On Replay

Last weekend the boys from OCTV aired the fifth and second to last episode of the Road to MOA Live Show. The show streamed on TwitchTV and had as main topic a recap of the online qualifiers, but also scratched the surface of the MOA 2014 Grand Final (which admittedly is a it out of date now). 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!

TiN Publishes GeForce GTX 980 Uncorking Guide - Prepare Your Cards!

K|ngp|n and TiN were overclocking the new GeForce GTX 980 live at Nvidia's GAME24 event to speeds well over 2 GHz through 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme. On the Kingpincooling forums TiN published a guide on how to get the most out of your GeForce GTX 980 graphics card. In the so-called "Uncorking"-guide you can find 9 steps to max out the card, with pictures and information.

Thanks for sharing knowledge and letting us all push the GTX 980. Enjoy!

Link to the thread: http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2886

French Volunteers (Akane, Marine_OC, Wizerty) Translate 23% of HWBOT In 8 Days

On September 11 Timothée re-kick-started the HWBOT translations project. To keep the explanation short, volunteers who want to see HWBOT in their native language take it upon themselves to form a team of enthusiastic translators. Since the site has a lot of lines to translate (approximately 3000), translating is hardly a one-man job. Thanks to the enthusiasm of the community, we can see great progress already. Especially the French team has done extraordinary work translating almost a fourth of the entire site! Amazing and deserves a round of applause!

If you want to get involved in the project, drop Timothée a mail at xyala@hwbot.org and he will guide you in the right direction.

Thanks to everyone dedicating their free time to HWBOT and overclocking in general!