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Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Core i7 5960X 5030 MHz Oldscarface 2min 45sec 990ms 83.9 pts 0   0
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Core i7 4770K 5857 MHz Oldscarface 4min 43sec 898ms 53.8 pts 0   0
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Core i7 5960X 5005 MHz mahaudi 2min 50sec 236ms 43.2 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX Titan X 1542/2052 MHz jpmboy 20500 marks 43.0 pts 0   0
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Xeon L3014 5046 MHz SniperOZ 40min 13sec 298ms 42.0 pts 2   3
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Core i7 5820K 5250 MHz Pulse88 3min 34sec 990ms 41.0 pts 2   0
XTU Core i7 5960X 5380 MHz subaruwrc 2635 marks 40.3 pts 0   0
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Core i7 5960X   Splave.ROM 3min 0sec 162ms 37.4 pts 0   0
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Core i7 4790K 5817.2 MHz varachio 4min 54sec 272ms 32.3 pts 0   0
GPUPI for CPU - 1B Core i7 5960X 4614.3 MHz pho5ph0ric 3min 1sec 78ms 31.8 pts 0   1

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A couple weeks ago, we returned from Europe and the HWBOT World Tour stop at the Gamers Assembly in France. Today, we proudly announce the third stop of the HWBOT World Tour, this time in Asia! From June 6 to 8 you can join us for three days of non-stop overclocking at the MakerBar in Taipei, Taiwan on the days that follow the Computex 2015 trade show. Similar to the other World Tour stops, the Asia stop features three events: Extreme OC gathering (BYOC Bench Party), World Series competition, and ASUS ROG OC Showdown Area

The HWBOT World Tour Asia stop is brought to you by HWBOT and partners: ASUS ROG, HyperX, Seasonic, Intel, DimasTech, and OverClocking-TV.


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Test Re-Introduction of Competition Points on UAT Server

When we introduced the OC-ESPORTS Official World Overclocking Rankings a couple of months ago, we were all taken by surprise by the effect the rankings had on the Overclockers League. Moving on from the surprise, we understood that the competition points in its previous form - all points from all time - was not sustainable for the Overclockers League. Based on the feedback from the community, we have now a new version of the competition points for the Overclockers League running on our UAT test environment (

The competition points contributing to the Overclockers League is calculated as follows: TOP 10 (most rewarding contests in the past year). The competition points integrated in the Overclockers League on UAT are based on the OC-ESPORTS point algoritm. That means: 50 points for winning a level 1 competition, 100 points for winning a level 2 competition, and 250 points for winning a level 3 competition. There are also points for winning competition stages. You can find the full distribution here:!/rankings-details. Just like on OC-ESPORTS, one competition can only contribute once to your Overclockers League total. One major difference with the old implementation of the competition points is that only the competitions from the past year are applicable for points. Competitions that ended, to date, over a year ago, no longer contribute to your Overclockers League total.

Note that the maximum amount of points achievable for people who only compete in online competitions is 50x10 = 500 points. In case we have 10 level 3 competitions in one year, and one person wins all of them, the maximum points would be 250x10 = 2500 points.

On the UAT test environment you can find the new rankings. We look forward to hearing your feedback about this concept, so feel free to leave a message below. For validation purposes we loaded the latest production database from April 27. You can verify the new ranking, as well as check which competitions are contributing to your League total on the points tab on your profile page.

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(left: current ranking - right: ranking on UAT)


Looking for Translation Help: Norwegian, Greek, and Italian

The translation project for the HWBOT site is quite the undertaking. Thanks to the active French and German community we can already offer localized versions of the database in respectively French and German. In our Translation Updates you can find a ton more languages that are in the works. For three specific languages we are looking for additional help.

For Norwegian, Greek, and Italian we are looking for a couple of passionate overclockers who have the time, energy, and courage to take on this project. The translation of the three languages has progressed respectively 13.96%, 11.11%, and 46.97%. There is still quite a lot of work to do, as you can see. If you're interested in helping out, feel free to drop a message below and the Head of Translation of each language will get in touch. In return you receive, next to the glorious Project Contributor achievement, an honorary mention on our Contribution Page and of course the ever-lasting appreciation from your fellow overclockers.

Thanks for your support!

GPUPI 2.1 Released: 64bit and Legacy, Support for Win8, Saving Datafile

Two weeks ago we launched the new GPUPI benchmark in cooperation with The new benchmark features both CPU and GPU benchmark tests and resembles the good old SuperPI interface. The stream of new submissions followed suit and based on the feedback from the community, a new version was released three days ago.

The most important changes are of course the introduction of a 64bit and legacy version for respectively optimal performance and compatibility with older hardware configurations. We are also very pleased that GPUPI V2.1 now supports Windows 8 and up as it detects the timer used for the benchmark time-stamp. Lastly, it is now possible to save your benchmark result in a datafile and upload it later. In particular the 64bit version, in combination with Intel's latest drivers, will result in a significant performance boost. This is the reason why some community members hinted that the older version of GPUPI had better performance; an experimental v1.2 64bit beta was available.

Because the datafile offers superior security compared to a screenshot, a datafile will be MANDATORY from May 3, 2015 forward. If you have scores with GPUPI V2.0 with just a screenshot as validation proof, please submit them before this date. After May 3, no scores without the datafile will be accepted for submission. From May 3, 2015, GPUPI V2.1 will be the ONLY allowed version for submissions.

Downloads: GPUPI 2.1< and GPUPI 2.1 - Legacy Version

For more information regarding GPUPI V2.1, check out the following links:

  • GPUPI - SuperPI on the GPU Forum Thread: click
  • GPUPI 2.1 Announcement at click
  • GPUPI: International support thread at click

You can find the full changelog below


  • 64 bit version to allow 64 bit hardware and drivers to use their full potential (GPUPI_x64.exe).
  • New time measurement using QPC if available and RTC as fallback for Windows 7/XP.
  • HWBOT submissions can now be saved as data file to disk and submitted later.
  • HWBOT submission supports skipping of CPU/GPU (for detection errors) and allows erroneous submissions to be updated manually when needed. Therefor the pure manual submission of scores will be disabled again, because it's the most secure way.
  • Legacy version compiled with Visual Studio 2012 (Update 4) and CUDA toolkit 6.0. It has CUDA and OpenCL support for Windows XP and allows GeForce 200 series cards (CUDA capability 1.3) to run the benchmark. The Legacy version is slower than the default executables and should only be used if necessary!
  • Detects ~50 AMD graphics cards now (about 30 more than 2.0) including R9 300 family.
  • Automatic window resizing after a benchmark run to avoid cutting off statistics or the result. It's only done if necessary and helps especially multi GPU results.
  • Adds a watermark to invalid results to easily distinguish them from successful runs.
  • Ctrl+A now selects all text in output window.
  • Added support for UNICODE file paths for logging and configuration.
  • Hardware detection fixed for Xeon CPUs, AMD HD 7770/7750/7730 and Core 2 Duos/Quads.
  • Reduced the executable file sizes by removing unnecessary source code and several dependencies

SuperPI Low-Clock Challenge Overview Table Update (Apr 24)

Today we have a look at the SuperPI 32M low-clock challenge threads in our forum and make a list of the most efficient overclocks for various CPU architectures. We update the table once more in this news article. There are a couple of new leaders in the specific categories such as Dancop for Haswell and Bullant in the Sandy Bridge. We have also included Bulldozer and Llano categories.

Congratulations to all the leaders in their specific category. Top stuff!

SuperPI 32M Low-Clock Challenge

Category Time Overclocker CPU Memory Motherboard
Haswell-E 5G 5 min 55.922 sec Dinos22 Core i7 5960X G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 1667 MHz C9-12-14-13 GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion
Haswell 5G 5 min 54.391 sec Dancop Core i7 4770K G.SKILL PI 1410 MHz C5-9-6-24 ASUS Maximus VII Impact
Ivy Bridge 5G 6 min 15.562 sec Bullant Core i7 3770K 1327 MHz C6-9-6-24 ASRock Z77 OC Formula
Sandy Bridge 5G 6 min 30.359 sec Bullant Core i7 2600K G.SKILL PI 1134 MHz C6-8-6-20 GIGABYTE Z77X-UP4 TH
Kaveri 5G 12 min 17.437 sec Zeropluszero A10-7850K 1198 MHz C8-11-9-18 GIGABYTE F2A88XN-Wifi
Vishera 5G 14 min 9.391 sec Robbo2 FX-8350 G.SKILL PI 1300 MHz C8-11-8-24 ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
Richland 5G 14 min 9.156 sec Newlife A6-6420K G.SKILL TridentX 1184 MHz C7-10-10-8 GIGABYTE F2A88XN-Wifi
Trinity 5G 14 min 11.016 sec Dinos22 A10-5800K Corsair Dominator 1333 MHz C9-12-12-24 GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
Zambezi 5G 16 min 3.953 sec Sburnolo FX-8120 Kingston 832 MHz C7-7-7-24 GIGABYTE 970A-UD3
Llano 5G 14 min 3.188 sec D3mox A8-3870K G.SKILL RipjawsX 1056 MHz C7-10-7-24 GIGABYTE A75-UD4H
Kabini 2.5G 21 min 27.018 sec Delly Athlon 5150 1006 MHz C9-9-9-24 ASUS AM1I-A

[PR] G.SKILL Announces the World's Fastest DDR4 128GB (16GBx8) Memory Kit at 2800MHz!

Taipei, Taiwan (23 April 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is thrilled to announce the world’s first DDR4 128GB(16GBx8) 2800MHz CL16-16-16 -36 1.35V memory kit based on the newest 16GB capacity DDR4 consumer-class memory modules. These high capacity memory modules are manufactured with new 8Gb ICs produced on the latest 20nm fabrication process, which takes performance to a whole new level, by Samsung Electronics.

While 16GB capacity have been available for server memory in the past, support and design for such large capacity memory modules are now paving its way to consumer memory modules, suitable for workstation level workloads where high capacity memory is vital. These new G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series high capacity memory kits are capable of running in quad-channel at a grand total of 128GB, and have already been validated on the latest ASUS X99 Rampage V Extreme motherboard with Intel Haswell-E processors. A stress-testing screenshot of the newly released memory kit with 16GB DDR4 modules can be found below.

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MSI OC Academy Cambridge Report by

Ben from attended the MSI OC Academy in Cambridge, United Kingdom last week and wrote a nice report on it. There are plenty of pictures inside for those who fear a long spun out article!

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When all is said and done, the event was good fun! There was plenty of overclocking going on from experienced users and they were always nice enough to answer questions that any of the new comers may have, or, even lend a hand if need be. There was plenty of hardware to go around and anyone that wanted to was able to get their hands on a bit of LN2 fun.

If you are interested in overclocking or just PC hardware in general these events are a great place to get acquainted with it all and have some fun with a great group of people. Aside from the new comers, everyone is quite knowledgeable and more than happy to answer a few questions on most things to do with LN2 and overclocking in general.

There was a couple of world records broken via Roman and Ian, but their efforts did seem to kill quite a few graphics cards which led to Mr Der8uer reaching for his soldering iron on a regular basis. Our fellow overclocking guru gavbon also had a great event; he lost both heats by 1 point and in the 2nd, his opponent was the 2nd highest ranked overclocker in the UK. A mightily impressive achievement and a lot of respect between fellow competitors and, of course, the community as a whole.

If you are interested in learning more or maybe even being able to attend the next event, make sure to follow MSI UK and Team Great Britain Over-clockers so you will know when the next event will be held. Alternatively you can let us know via social media as gavbon (our boss) is a huge advocate of the overclocking community and wants to help it grow; huge shout-out to Dagmar (HiVizMan) for being the glue that held the weekend together!

G.SKILL OC World Cup 2015 Qualification Ends - Six Finalists Ready to Compete for $10,000 Top Prize at Computex

Following the success of last year’s OC World Cup event at Computex, G.SKILL are upping the ante once again this year, offering cash prizes totalling $16,200 USD in the OC World Cup 2015. The qualifying rounds have finished, so let’s have a look at who made it to Taipei and exactly how they got there in the qualification stages.

As you would expect, the above list includes some really big hitters from the Pro OC league. Congrats to qualification round winner Dancop who continues a very productive year with this entry to the finals in Taiwan. In qualifying, Dancop managed to take top spot in both Stage 1 (SuperPI 32M) and Stage 3 (3DMark Fire Strike Physics). Lam@Capital also had a pretty dominant display, claiming 1st place in Stage 2 (MaxxMem Read Bandwidth) and 2nd Place in Stage 3.

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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!

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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