Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
XTU Core i3 6320 4000 MHz scannick 741 marks 136.2 pts 0   0
3DMark03 GeForce GTX 980 Ti 1420/1950 MHz Smoke 300460 marks 84.3 pts 0   0
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Core i3 6320 6072.8 MHz coolhandluke41 14077 points 65.5 pts 0   2
Aquamark GeForce GTX 580 949/1075 MHz Bullant 565732 marks 58.6 pts 3   4
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset GeForce GTX 980 Ti 1450/2025 MHz rsannino 8895.25 DX11 Marks 57.8 pts 0   0
wPrime - 32m Core i3 6320 6073.7 MHz coolhandluke41 6sec 468ms 42.4 pts 0   0
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset GeForce GTX 570 1080/1260 MHz poparamiro 2142.44 DX11 Marks 41.2 pts 0   2
wPrime - 1024m Xeon E5 2698 V3 2940 MHz Toolius 32sec 291ms 40.2 pts 0   0
wPrime - 1024m Core i3 6320 6073.7 MHz coolhandluke41 3min 26sec 484ms 40.0 pts 0   0
Cinebench - R11.5 Core i3 6320 6073.7 MHz coolhandluke41 7.41 points 39.5 pts 0   0

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Today on Overclocker in Focus we are treated to an engrossing conversation with one of Europe’s most seasoned Elite overclockers. Leeghoofd is Belgium’s current No.1, a team leader and massive contributor for the Madshrimps Belgium OC Team, and by all accounts a really nice guy too. We get him talking about his slow rise up the ranks at HWBOT and his thoughts and hopes regarding the future of the game.

"That was one of my best moments, and also I think the first moment I came to Taipei when PJ qualified for the GIGABYTE GOOC in 2009? PJ, I’m still not remembering ...something like that. So also my first visit to Taipei and in fact meet the people who you are chatting with, Skyping with, ICQ even in those days. So it was like real fun. That’s also one of the things that keeps me motivated, to be part of the community and come to Taipei and hook up with everybody."


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Most Valuable Submission of Week 6, 2016: 181 pts by Sskmercer (Australia)

Last week we received 5041 benchmark results from 1020 registered overclockers around the world. The majority of the submissions is coming from Rookie overclockers representing 58% of the active community. They were responsible for 40% of the submissions. We had a peek at the most valuable submissions in a breakdown per league.

The Most Valuable Submission is calculated by the sum of a submissions's World Record, Global, and Hardware points. The Top Hardware Points is taking into account only the Hardware Points of a submission.

The most valuable submission of the week is Sskmercer' XTU score of 742 points in the 2xCPU category which is one point higher than a dozen other overclockers got over the past couple of weeks. The scores result in 181 points contributing to the Overclockers League. In the Elite class we find the 3DMark03 World Record by Dancop with a set of Geforce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards. In the Enthusiast class we find Noliso from Germany also riding high in the XTU 2xCPU category. In the Novice class we find oTaNeR from Portugal and in the Rookie class we find Crimson OC from Italy, both active in the XTU 6xCPU ranking.

The overclocking results submitted during Week 6 generated in total 175 World Record Points, 7050.4 Global Points, and 8266.4 Hardware Points. The distribution per League is as follows: 15% for Elite, 39% for Extreme, 17% for Enthusiast, 10% for Novice, and 20% for Rookie. The representation of the active community is as follows: 2% Elite, 12% Extreme, 14% Enthusiast, 14% Novice, and 58% Rookie.



Most Valuable Submissions - Week 6, 2016

League Points Overclocker Benchmark
Elite 178.8 points Dancop 3DMark03 (WR)
Extreme 181 points Sskmercer XTU 2xCPU (1st)
Enthusiast 52.8 points Noliso XTU 2xCPU (22nd)
Novice 42.4 points oTaNeR XTU 6xCPU (119th)
Rookie 35.3 points Crimson OC XTU 6xCPU (85th)


Top Hardware Points - Week 6, 2016

League Points Overclocker Benchmark
Elite 39.4 points Oldscarface 3DMark03 Radeon HD 5970 (2nd)
Extreme 49.8 points Rauf 3DMark05 GeForce GTX 480 (1st)
Enthusiast 24.4 points Niko993 3DMark11 Performance Radeon HD 6850 (1st)
Novice 24.3 points Andreacos92 XTU Core i7 4710HQ (12th)
Rookie 24 points Davidblanc333 XTU Core i5 4690K (67th)

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Overclocked Intel Core i3 6100 vs Core i5 4690

WCCFTech have just published an interesting article that compares the performance of an overclocked Core i3 6100 ($125) and a more expensive Core i5 4690 ($225). The testing tries to discover if using a non-K SKU Skylake chip really does represent good value now that the majority of motherboard vendors have released BIOS revisions that circumvent Intel’s locked BCLKs. The results may well be interesting for PC builders on a budget in much the same way as we did back in the day when any CPU could be pushed for a free, additional performance boost.

Keith May took an i3 6100 and managed to establish a solid 4.5GHz clock which is +22% beyond stock settings. His findings indicate that for some builders out there, an overlocked i3 Skylake processor competes pretty favorable in most applications compared to a previous-gen Haswell processor that costs $100 more..

You can read the full article with benchmark results and more here on WCCFTech..

3 Competitions Lose OC-ESPORTS Points in February

The OC-ESPORTS points are a part of the equation for the HWBOT Overclockers League leaderboard as the league is based on a member's best 15 combined global and wr scores overall, best 20 hardware scores overall, and the 10 best OC-ESPORTS points from the past 365 days. To help you understand why you may lose points this point, below you can find a table of the competitions which will lose their points this month.


Competitions Losing Points in February 2016

Competition Date of Losing Points Level Winner
Rookie Rumble #14 2015-02-07 1 JohnITRW
Rookie Rumble AMD #11 2015-02-07 1 JohnITRW
Turrican Memorial Charity Challenge 2015-02-28 1 GunGod

Old School is Best School: Round 1 Winners

The curtain has just come down on this season’s first round of the Old School is Best School series on OC-ESPORTS. Perhaps not surprisingly, the winners are Classicplatforms.com, an old school overclocking team that needs no introduction, being the dominant force in this contest for the duration of the 2015 season. Classicplatforms claim a resounding win in Round 1 with victories in both stages of the contest and a maximum haul of 50 points. In second place we find XTREME OC Team Bulgaria on 18 points while third place goes to Belarus OC Team on 15. Let’s take a look at both stages and the submissions in a little more detail.

While Classicplatforms.com once again romped to victory thanks to an excellent performance from Kotari who swept away the competition in both stages, it’s also encouraging to see that a total of 16 teams took part in Round 1 of the contest. Teams from all around the globe went head to head in a battle to prove who is the king of Old School hardware tweaking. Congrats to all who participated!

Full Article at OC-ESPORTS.io

Most Valuable Submission of Week 5, 2016: 180pts by Acidsys (Australia)

Last week we received 4637 benchmark results from 1077 registered overclockers around the world. The majority of the submissions is coming from Rookie overclockers representing 63% of the active community. They were responsible for 40% of the submissions. We had a peek at the most valuable submissions in a breakdown per league.

The Most Valuable Submission is calculated by the sum of a submissions's World Record, Global, and Hardware points. The Top Hardware Points is taking into account only the Hardware Points of a submission.

The most valuable submission of the week is Acidsys' XTU score of 741 points in the 2xCPU category which ties with the Global First Place. The scores result in a 180 points contributing to the Overclockers League. In the Elite class we find the 3DMark Fire Strike World Record by K|ngp|n with a set of Geforce GTx 980 Ti graphics cards. In the Enthusiast class we find Central_core from Iran. In the Novice class we find Mus1mus from phillipines and in the Rookie class we find Weibe Krahe from Germany.

The overclocking results submitted during Week 5 generated in total 100 World Record Points, 6763.6 Global Points, and 7524.4 Hardware Points. The distribution per League is as follows: 12% for Elite, 39% for Extreme, 21% for Enthusiast, 9% for Novice, and 19% for Rookie. The representation of the active community is as follows: 2% Elite, 10% Extreme, 15% Enthusiast, 10% Novice, and 63% Rookie.



Most Valuable Submissions - Week 5, 2016

League Points Overclocker Benchmark
Elite 151.6 points K|ngp|n 3DMark Fire Strike (WR)
Extreme 180 points Acidsys XTU 2xCPU(tied GFP)
Enthusiast 42.5 points Central_core XTU 6xCPU (117th)
Novice 44.6 points Mus1mus XTU 6xCPU (95th)
Rookie 42.4 points Weibe Krahe XTU 4xCPU (100th)


Top Hardware Points - Week 5, 2016

League Points Overclocker Benchmark
Elite 27.2 points Rsannino XTU Core i7 6700K (5th)
Extreme 36.8 points Strong Island GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB (2nd)
Enthusiast 29.9 points Poparamiro GeForce GTS 250 (2nd)
Novice 24 points christopheorhan XTU Core i5 4790K (127th)
Rookie 23.7 points Mashmallo XTU Core i5 4200U (15th)

M.2 SSDs - Performance Compared

PC World’s Jon L. Jacobi has taken the time to examine a bunch of currently available M.2 SSDs in an attempt to separate the chaff from the wheat when it comes to delivering really fast read and write performance. The results are pretty interesting – guess what? Not all M.2 drives are equal.

M.2 SSD compatibility has become increasingly more common in recent times with almost all high-end and even mid-range motherboards supporting the newer, more discrete drive technology. M.2 drives remember, have direct access to PCIe Gen 3, offering way more potential bandwidth for fast SSDs compared to a traditional SATA connection.

Keep in mind that M.2 PCIe, and PCIe drives in general, are relatively new technologies. The SM951 AHCI, only a single generation removed from the XP941 AHCI, is dramatically faster. Both are x4 PCIe, but the XP941 is PCIe Gen 2 (500MBps per lane), while the SM951 is PCIe Gen 3 (1GBps) PCIe. But even the x4 PCIe 2.0 provides 2GBps of bandwidth, so that can hardly explain the entire disparity.

Check out the full article here on PC World.

AMD Talks Up Zen - Greater Than 40% IPC Improvement

AMD’s forthcoming Zen architecture CPUs, according to recent statements, will have more than 40% IPC (instructions-per-cycle) improvement. The source added that current testing is proving that the new design is performing even better than expected, news that means AMD may well be poised to once again compete with Intel in the high performance desktop PC segment.

The news apparently comes from forum posts made by a former AMD employee who also states that the new processor design had "Met All Expectations" with no "Significant Bottlenecks". Good news indeed if it is true. The figure of 40% more instructions per clock would mean a very substantial improvement over current AMD processors

AMD is expected to launch the new Zen-based CPUs later this year, arriving with a new AM4 socket, DDR4 support, and hopefully enough performance to really liven up the consumer and enterprise processor space. Good news for PC enthusiasts and overclockers who will doubtless be excited at the prospects.

Check out the full story on overclock3d.net

Broadwell-E i7-6950X CPU To Cost $1,500

Those of you who are eagerly looking forward to getting your hands on the new Broadwell-E processors from Intel can now digest the sobering thought that the new top-dog, the Core i7-6950X, is rumored to cost a substantial $1,500 USD. This is according to an article published by German tech bloggers at CompterBase.de

The eagerly anticipated Broadwell-E processor architecture will succeed the current 22nm Haswell-E architecture chips on the Intel high-end desktop (HEDT) segment. They will join the same X99 “Wellsburg” platform and feature up to 40 PCI-e lanes as well as an integrated memory controller which will allow overclockers to use a base clock of 2,133Mhz or 2,400Mhz.

The Core i7-6950X certainly looks like a tasty bit of kit boasting no less than 10 cores and 20 threads. However, Intel has apparently deemed that its new flagship x86 processor will deviate from recent HEDT flagship pricing of $999 USD, and ask for a something closer to $1,500 USD, a price tag we haven’t seen since the days of the Core 2 Quad QX9775.

Check out the full story on ComputerBase.de.

Rafael Wins World Series 2016 Latin America Amateur Finals in Brazil

As you may possibly know the first stop of the HWBOT World Tour is underway in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We thought we’d give you a quick update on the amateur qualification round that has been running in the last few days and the results of the final.

After four days of solid amateur overclocking the qualification winner was GriloSoldier who topped the table with a total of 2790 points thanks to a winning display benching XTU. Top spot was claimed with GriloSoldier hitting 279 Marks XTU using a Pentium G3258 pushed to 4.6GHz (+43%). He was joined by fellow Brazilians rafael, gabrielxpc and manololuigi – the four overclockers who then went to fight it out for supremacy in the Amateur Final on Friday.

Despite winning the qualification round GriloSoldier was unable to finish at the top in the Final with Rafael finishing top. GriloSoldier finished second with manololuigi in third and gabrielxpc arriving in fourth. Prizes for the top three include Platinum 750W Power Supplies from Seasonic and Z97M-D3H and Z97X-SLI motherboards from GIGABYTE.

Check out the full scoring and details of the contest here at OC-SPORTS.

We will soon have news of the World Series Qualifiers and Final which is being held later today. Don’t forget you can watch it live on the OCTV Twitch Channel here:

http://twitch.tv/overclockingtv

G.SKILL Announces New DDR4-3200MHz 128GB (16GBx8) Memory Kit

Taipei, Taiwan (29 January 2016) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is truly excited to announce yet another breakthrough in high-performance, high-capacity DDR4 memory kit by taking a full 128GB (16GBx8), the maximum supported capacity on an X99 motherboard, to an searing speed of DDR4-3200MHz CL14-14-14-34 under 1.35V.

Not only does this massive memory kit manage to max out on supported capacity at high speeds, its latency is also improved to CL14-14-14-34, which is also more efficient than the standard DDR4-2133MHz latency of CL15-15-15-35. At this point, there’s nowhere else to go but faster.

Equipped with XMP 2.0 profiles, this massive memory kit has an easy setup and installation. The following screenshot exhibits the DDR4-3200MHz 128GB (16GBx8) memory kit running comfortably on a MSI X99A GODLIKE Gaming motherboard with an Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor, even after 42 hours of testing.

The DDR4-3200MHz 128GB (16GBx8) kit is the latest addition to the G.SKILL Ripjaws V series, and will be available via G.SKILL authorized distribution partners by the end of February 2016, at a starting price tag of $1069.99 USD.