Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
Cinebench R11.5 Core i3 540 6508 MHz der8auer 5.51 points 119.2 pts 10   4
Cinebench R15 Core i3 540 6555 MHz der8auer 482 cb 65.3 pts 4   1
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX 980 2082/2198 MHz dhenzjhen 18838 marks 51.5 pts 2   2
3DMark11 - Performance GeForce GTX 980 2050/2100 MHz mortisboy 26163 marks 50.5 pts 0   3
3DMark2001 SE GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 1098/1224 MHz vadimua 83643 marks 49.6 pts 2   0
Aquamark GeForce GTX 280 1100/1340 MHz _12_ 506468 marks 45.4 pts 2   1
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX 980 2073/2126 MHz mortisboy 18575 marks 42.8 pts 0   2
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX 980 2050/2053 MHz 8 Pack 18316 marks 42.0 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4770K 5300 MHz THL 1325 marks 41.9 pts 0   0
Cinebench R11.5 Pentium G3258 6002.9 MHz coolhandluke41 5.13 points 41.6 pts 0   0

Competition Entries

GIGABYTE Announces TARGET OC Winners

Taipei, Taiwan, November 21st, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced the winners of the GIGABYTE TARGET OC competition hosted on HWBOT.org. The GIGABYTE TARGET OC challenged the participants to hit specific scores on 5 different benchmarks. The scores ranged from epic bad performances to historic high records. Overall, the goal was to get the overclocking community to break from trying to reach the highest performance, and instead, learn how to tweak their hardware in order to reach very specific targets.

Today, we are happy to announce the winners of the GIGABYTE TARGET OC. GIGABYTE would like to congratulate every winner and sends their special thanks to everyone who helped make this challenge a success!

HWBOT Articles

Each quarter we prepare a report for the premium partners to help them understand trends and evolutions in our overclocking community. The Q3’14 report contains 115 pages of information on overclocking, hardware and competition trends. In this article we give you a brief overview of the most interesting trends.


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Hardware news

Update: Overclocking Global First Place set at HWBOT during week 46 and 47

Every two weeks we inform our press contacts about the latest evolutions for Global First Place results. In week 46 and 47 of this year, we noted 12 new Global First Place results. In the article below you can find a overview of the results. Click here for more information.

The list of scores:

  • K|ngp|n (USA): 4xGPU 3DMark Fire Strike, 40338 marks
  • K|ngp|n (USA): 4xGPU 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme, 28059 marks
  • Slinky PC (USA): 3xGPU Catzilla 1440p, 26544 marks
  • Ace123 (USA): 12xCPU HWBOT Prime, 9503.89 pps
  • Ace123 (USA): 12xCPU Cinebench R15, 2271 cb
  • SniperOZ (Australia): 3xGPU Catzilla 720p, 63167 marks
  • TeamAU (Australia): 1xGPU Aquamark, 593932 marks
  • BenchBros (Germany): 1xGPU 3DMark Vantage Performance, 82348 marks
  • K|ngp|n (USA): 1xGPU 3DMark Fire Strike, 20154 marks
  • K|ngp|n (USA): 1xGPU 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme, 9648 marks
  • TeamAU (Australia): PiFast, 9sec 760ms
  • TeamAU (Australia): 1xGPU 3DMark2001, 191142 marks

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Translation Update 26/11: Major Improvements in Farsi, Simplified Chinese almost up-to-date

The translation project is in the hands of our fellow Taiwan-based colleague Xyala and has seen tremendous progress over the past couple of months. With the effort and power of the community we are working on translating HWBOT in 15 different languages. Currently we are beta-testing the French version and we found a couple more lines that have to be translated.

In the update today we see a massive improvement in Farsi, a translation project headed by Olesius. We also see a nice improvement in Simplified Chinese which is now nearing completion. Thanks everyone for the effort and dedication!

TeamAU Breaks 3DMark01 World Record With GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force and ASUS GTX 780 Ti Strix

TeamAU, from Australia, broke the 3DMark01 World Record on November 20 2014. TeamAU improved the record set by 8 Pack earlier that day by 411 points. 8 Pack broke the record during the ASRock 9 Series OC Competition

For the record TeamAU uses a Core i7 4770K clocked at 6600 MHz, the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti at 1700/2000 MHz, all mounted on a GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force motherboard. TeamAU is leading the Hall of Fame before 8 Pack, Vivi, Sofos1990 and Slaske6. Congratulations!

More information:

  • TeamAU's 3DMark2001 SE score of 191142 marks: click
  • 3DMark01 Hall Of Fame: click
  • 3DMark01 1xGPU Ranking: click

SuperPI Low-Clock Challenge Overview Table Update 21/11

We updated the SuperPI Low-Clock Challenge threads in our forums. In the threads listed below you can find the most efficient SuperPI 32M scores at HWBOT. Compared to our last update, we see that both Delly (IT) and Newlife (AU) updated their best result in respectively the Kaveri and Richland category. In the Haswell-E category Hiwa established a new top 4G score.

Well done, everyone!


SuperPI 32M Low-Clock Challenge

Category Time Overclocker CPU Memory Motherboard
Haswell-E 4G 7 min 18.890 sec Hiwa Core i7 5960X G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 1550 MHz C10 13-14-15 ASUS Rampage V Extreme
Haswell 5G 5 min 54.578 sec Splave.ROM Core i7 4770K G.SKILL PI 1410 MHz C6-10-6-21 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Ivy Bridge 5G 6 min 16.094 sec Bullant Core i7 3770K G.SKILL PI 1327 MHz C6-10-6-27 GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH
Sandy Bridge 5G 6 min 31.031 sec Bullant Core i7 2600K Patriot 2000EL 1112 MHz C6-8-6-18 ASRock Z77 OC Formula
Kaveri 5G 12 min 56.195 sec Delly A10-7850K 1256 MHz C9-11-11-31 MSI A88X-G45 Gaming
Vishera 5G 14 min 13.312 sec I.nfraR.ed FX-9370 G.SKILL PI 1300 MHz C8-12-8-28 GIGABYTE 970A-UD3
Richland 5G 14 min 14.094 sec Newlife A8-6600K G.SKILL TridentX 1187 MHz C8-9-9-8 GIGABYTE G1.Sniper A88X
Trinity 5G 14 min 20.156 sec Calathea Athlon X4 750K Corsair Dominator 1333 MHz C9-12-12-24 GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
Kabini 2.5G 21 min 31.433 sec Woomack Athlon 5150 1013 MHz C9-10-10-28

Travis Jank (V2-V3) Shares His Bitcoin Story at TedX Salem - Recommended Video!

For those who don't know TED: TED is a non-profit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). You can find the most inspirational and interesting stories on the site, covering topics ranging from science to technology, global issues to business. TED spread out and in many cities around the world you can find TEDx (exchange) events hosting local people who want to share a story. Personally speaking, I am an avid follower of the TED Talks and recommend anyone spending some time browsing through some of Talks.

On one of the TEDx events in the United States, Salem to be specific, overclocker Travis Jank (V2-V3) gave a talk on Bitcoin. He shares his personal story and adventure going from overclocking to bitcoin, and explains the basics of Bitcoin to the attending audience. It's not an in-depth analysis of Bitcoin, but most certainly an interesting talk. Well done Travis, a must watch!