Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
PiFast Core i7 4770K 6708.4 MHz futto-kun 9sec 770ms 98.6 pts 1   4
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset GeForce GTX Titan X   nacho_arroyo 6847.29 DX11 Marks 95.3 pts 0   1
3DMark11 - Performance GeForce GTX Titan X   nacho_arroyo 29281 marks 78.4 pts 0   0
Catzilla - 720p GeForce GTX Titan X 1450/2028 MHz nedernakker 64792 marks 73.1 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme GeForce GTX Titan X 1545/2040 MHz Gunslinger 19182 marks 72.4 pts 0   0
SuperPi - 1M Core i7 4770K 6735 MHz futto-kun 5sec 265ms 62.2 pts 0   1
3DMark11 - Performance GeForce GTX Titan X 1515/2000 MHz Gunslinger 48392 marks 61.0 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX Titan X 1545/2040 MHz Gunslinger 32044 marks 60.1 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 5930K 5093.6 MHz Zwitschler 2061 marks 57.0 pts 3   0
Cinebench - R11.5 Core i7 4790K 6091 MHz racoon 13.41 points 50.2 pts 0   0

Competition Entries

GIGABYTE Wants to Take You to Computex 2015 with the GIGABYTE Z97 - X99 BIG XTU Challenge

Taipei, Taiwan, February 26th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced one of its most rewarding overclocking competition as of yet with the GIGABYTE Z97 - X99 BIG XTU Challenge, its latest contest hosted on

The GIGABYTE Z97 - X99 BIG XTU Challenge gives the overclocking community a chance to tweak their systems on for a single benchmark, Intel’s XTU. By submitting scores to hit a secret target, overclockers cumulate points and run the chance to win not only cash prizes and hardware, but also a trip to Taipei, Taiwan to attend the Computex 2015 IT trade show with GIGABYTE. Skills will be on display on both Z97 and X99 platforms to be able to submit as many scores within a limited window. A lot is on the line; a total of USD $4,000 in cash, 4 GIGABYTE motherboards and an EPIC grand prize!

Do you feel up to the challenge? Each of the 4 rounds will have 10 secret target scores which will be revealed only after their submission period. But to guide you, a target range will be announced in advance. Your goal is to submit as many scores within that range during a 3 days period and try to hit the secret score. Participants who hit the secret target score will cumulate a point and have a chance at winning the Grand Prize or cash prize! Good luck to all!!

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Hardware news

PC Games Hardware Most Rookie-Friendly Team and Sn0wMe (Costa Rica) Leading Rookie League

Today we had another peek at how the overclocking communities around the world are doing in terms of adopting new Rookie overclockers. At the top of the table we find the PC Games Hardware team which hosted the ROG Camp 2015 event last weekend, the Hellas Overclocking Team from Greece, and of course the inevitable from North America. Kudos for teaching the younglings how to get started in overclocking!

With over 5,500 Rookies participating in the Overclockers League, the recruitement opportunities are wide open for the most enthusiastic and active overclocking teams. Check out the Rookie Overclockers League and get in touch with the people who may end up becoming the next 8 Pack, K|ngp|n or Vivi! On that note, we want to congratulate Costa Rican overclocking star in the making Sn0wMe for currently leading the table in the Overclockers League!

Note that we have set up a new competition challenge for the Novice overclockers in the form of the Novice Nimble #2. Get together with your Novice team members and combine your skills and powers to become the #1 Novice overclocking team!

Team Rookies Novices
Germany PC Games Hardware 32 65
Greece Hellas Overclocking Team 20 9
Canada 17 85
USA 12 17
Costa Rica OCCR 11 0
Italy HwReady OC Official Team 10 9
France Cowcotland 9 36
Italy HW Legend OC 8 6
Germany OverclockingStation OCS 7 6
Brazil [BR] Overclocker 5 7


Overclocking-TV Chats With Der8auer about Thermal Paste at HWBOT World Tour in Europe

The HWBOT World Tour 2015 - Gamers Assembly Europe was quite the success with over 120 people engaged in the overclocking activities. There were about 20 overclockers for the extreme overclocking section - with liquid nitrogen - and 100 people signed up for the workshop. The event was running full capacity, which is always nice.

Amidst the overclocking frenzy, Overclocking-TV took the time to interview German overclocker Der8auer. Amongst the topics was the new thermal paste of Thermal Grizzly. In a long talk, Der8auer explains the details of making a new thermal paste. Enjoy the video!

You can find the full article at

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces OC Showdown 2015 Extreme Series R2

ROG OC Showdown 2015 is organized into two series — Formula and Extreme — each divided into three rounds. In co-operation with, and competition partners Intel®, G.Skill, Enermax and Extreme Cooling Components (8ECC), ROG now invites subzero fanatics to prepare and submit their entries for the second stage of the Extreme series. Round two runs from 17th April to 18th May 2015.

Entrants will compete for kudos and all will have the chance to snare one of many great prizes, including NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ Titan X and ASUS Strix GTX 980 graphics cards, ROG’s Rampage V Extreme X99 gaming motherboard, ROG’s Maximus VII Formula Z97 gaming motherboard, ROG’s premium Enthusiast SLI Bridge, and USD$1,000 worth of liquid-nitrogen (LN2) cooling gear.

Full Press Release at OC-ESPORTS: click

March 2015 World Record & Global First Place Report

HWBOT ( would like to inform you that 3 World Records and 26 Global First Place results have been achieved by overclockers at HWBOT during March 2015.

For the full Press Release, click here.

Congratulations to: 8 Pack, Arne Saknussemm, Dancop, Der8auer, Dinos22, jpmboy, K|ngp|n, Matose, Munney, NeoForce, sofos1990, Steponz

March 2015 WR and GFP

Category First Second Third
Overclocker Dancop (2 WR / 4 GFP) 8 Pack (1 WR / 5 GFP) Matose (0 WR / 4 GFP)
Country Germany (2 WR / 5 GFP) United Kingdom (1 WR / 7 GFP) USA (0 WR / 5 GFP)
Team (2 WR / 4 GFP) Klan-OC (1 WR / 5 GFP) HwBox Hellas O/C Team (0 WR / 4 GFP)
Processor Intel Core i7 4770K (2 WR / 6 GFP) Intel Core i7 5960X (1 WR / 17 GFP) Intel Core i7 5820K (0 WR / 1 GFP)
Motherboard ASRock Z97 OC Formula (2 WR / 3 GFP) GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion (1 WR / 11 GFP) ASUS Rampage V Extreme (0 WR / 5 GFP)
Graphics Card Galax GTX 980 HOF (1 WR / 3 GFP) Not specified (2 WR / 18 GFP) EVGA GeForce GTX TitanX (0 WR / 3 GFP)
Memory HyperX Predator (1 WR / 3 GFP) G.Skill PI (1 WR / 3 GFP) G.Skill TridentX (1 WR / 1 GFP)
Power Supply Evga SuperNOVA P2 1600W (1 WR / 1 GFP) Seasonic Platinum 1200W (1 WR / 7 GFP) Not specified (1 WR / 2 GFP)
Storage Not Specified (2 WR / 18 GFP) Kingston Technology (1 WR / 1 GFP) Corsair Neutron GTX ( 0 WR / 4 GFP)

XTU 5.1.2 Now Available For Download; Updated Security Keys, Older Versions Valid For Only 3 Months

On April 1, 2015, Intel released a new version of the Intel eXtreme Tuning Utility. The new version, v5.1.2, includes a couple of new features. First and foremost, based on the feedback from our very own El Genieben Intel improved the security of the XTU profiles. This optimization includes updating the security keys of the XTU profiles. The transition from the old to the new keys is three (3) months. From July 1, no XTU versions older than 5.1.2 can be used to make submissions.

In addition to the new security keys, Intel also included a telemetry functionality allowing to gathering information on XTU usage to improve the experience. The telemetry can always be disabled in the settings menu and is not required to be enabled for making valid submissions. Lastly, there's additional support for upcoming platforms.

You can download the XTU 5.1.2 here. You can find the release notes here.

Official HWBOT World Tour 2015 - Gamers Assembly Europe Aftermovie Published!

The HWBOT World Tour event last weekend at Gamers Assembly in France was a great success. Everyone left the venue tired but satisfied, and as the HWBOT staff is on the road to the next European overclocking event in Germany, we want to share the after-movie and image gallery of the event. Enjoy!

PS: feel free to let us know what you thought about the event in the poll on the right hand side (in the sidebar on the front page) and in the comment section below!

HWBOT World Tour 2015 - Gamers Assembly Europe

The OC Show Episode #6 and Q&A With Der8auer and Hivizman

A new episode of The OC Show has been out for a while, and the Q&A session with Der8auer and Hivizman was recorded at the HWBOT World Tour 2015 - Gamers Assembly event last weekend. For your convenience, here's the show and the Q&A embedded below!

The sixth episode of the OC Show features Pieter and Tim talking about the first overclocking results of the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card, the upcoming Europe events and more. Topic list below:

  • Nvidia GTX Titan X overclocking results
  • HWBOT World Tour
  • MSI OC Academy in the UK with team GB
  • JagatOC Intel XTU Challenge in Indonesia touring university campuses

Participate and react to the show here:

EK Water Blocks Covers Turrican Memorial Challenge Results

EK Water Blocks posted a news article covering the winners and results of the Turrican Memorial Challenge. The competition was hosted by at HWBOT/OC-ESPORTS to commemorate Turrican after his passing last year. EK Water Blocks as well as Noctua provided prizes for the winning submissions in the competition.

Read the Full Article here

About the competition: Karl’s passing in September came as a shock - Turrican was an incredible force at HWBOT, and a loved member of the community. Together with OC.AT, HWBOT hosted the Turrican Memorial Charity Challenge in memory of Karl-Christian Guggi, also known as Turrican or Hardware Terminator. The purpose of this competition was to raise funds for St. Anna Kinderspital, a children’s hospital in Austria as well as to honor the memory of Karl. Noctua offered to donate EUR €1 for each competitor joining the Turrican Memorial Challenge and together with EKWB arranged a couple of prizes.

The participants were competing for highest GPUPI 1B scores, which were submitted to with some rules enforced limitations to make this competition more appealing to the tech-saavy crowd. This competition was an online event and was open to everyone. One could participate by making a submission during the competition. Participants could compete from all around the world and make submissions online. Each stage was awarded points and was considered a separate competition. The winner of each stage was the competitor who gained most points.

The competition consisted of two main stages (a GPUPI 1B GPU stage and a CPU stage), the latter with a twist as the results were sorted by the release date - the oldest processor with the highest score won. GPUPI 1B stage was a classic all-out battle where we also saw extremely overclocked graphics cards, cooled by liquid nitrogen. For detailed limitation list please see each stage description. The contest, which was co-sponsored by EK Water Blocks, started on Junuary 19th and run until February 28th.

Leeghoofd Joins HWBOT Staff - Primary Point of Contact for Rookies!

In this brief news item we introduce Leeghoofd as a new member of the HWBOT Staff. Under the lead of Christian Ney, Leeghoofd will primarily focus on guiding the Rookies who enter the world of (competitive) overclocking through the Rookie Rumble. This involves taking care of the faulty submissions in the Rumbles as well as helping the Rookies understand how to create valid benchmark submissions.

If you are a Rookie overclocking looking for more information or support on overclocking, feel free to get in touch with Leeghoofd at Welcome to the staff!