The world of overclocking is a magical thing. There are no teachers in universities telling us how to operate in this world which makes this a completely open field. That is one of the things we love about our jobs and passion.
In this job, we are fortunate enough to travel the world and talk with everyone involved in the process of overclocking. From the hardware manufacturer designing the products we use, over the distributor selling on feature sets to the end-users and overclockers enjoying the competitions we organize at HWBOT. Every week we learn something new and our vision is affected daily by the input of opinions and feedback from the people that cross our path.
We love to talk about the future of overclocking and what it takes to get there. Sadly enough, over the past couple of months we noticed that these discussions increasingly revolve around one single term: “World Record”. And that must change.
In this editorial we will explain the stance we take on the term World Record. We introduce new terminology, publish communication guidelines and the only official HWBOT World Record table
The newest generation of Intel CPUs finally sports an 8-core SKU for the performance enthusiasts. The arguably widely anticipated launch took place on August 29 and not entirely unexpected we saw quite a lot of overclocking records broken. In this short editorial we want to provide an overview of the Haswell-E overclocking results as well as some statistics.
"... Let’s begin with the most important part for the enthusiasts: what benchmark records have been broken. A quick query in our database learns us that 8 overall records and 29 global records are currently in the hands of desktop X99 users. The large majority of the results originate from the pre-launch overclocking event at the ASUS Headquarters as the overclockers are using a combination of Rampage V Extreme and G.SKILL DDR4 memory ..."
"... From the looks of it, Haswell-E seems to have a fairly good start. Of course we have to take in to account that the amount of marketing effort on the side of overclocking is a lot higher now than it was in 2008 (Bloomfield) or 2010 (Gulftown) and that for the Nehalem platform the locked (and not included in the table) Core i7 920 was extremely popular thus eating away market share from the Extreme line-up ..."
In last week's editorialwe highlighted the fact that overclocking events can be organized by anyone. Hopefully we inspired you with the hints and tips to kick-start your own OC event. This week we follow up on this last write-up as we share a few tips to help you build your Event Roadmap.
The last three weeks Pieter (Massman) and I (Xyala) were on a short road trip across Europe. I use the word 'tiny' because we only visited four countries: arriving and departing from France, residing in Belgium in between events, two events in Germany and a couple dozen of high way kilometers in Holland. Compared to the three-month road trip in Australia I did last year, this one is tiny indeed.
As you found out in the previous paragraph, our activities were in Germany. In the original schedule we had only planned for Gamescom, the massive gaming tradeshow in Cologne. Thanks to Caseking we had some stage time to preach The Word of The Clock and convert the gamers in to overclockers. But as we closed in on the travel dates, we found out Roman (Der8auer) was helping out GIGABYTE with the EOC 2014 overclocking competition. So we decided to fly our early and be helping hands for the day.
At OverClocking-TV, our mission is this: Promote the practice of overclocking worldwide. No matter Pro, extreme or enthusiast – all sorts of OC deserve to be broadcasted. This is our only goal and nothing has changed since we started back in 2009.
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.