Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
HWBOT Prime Core i7 4790K 6300.8 MHz NAMEGT 7058.91 pps 56.5 pts 7   5
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset Radeon R9 290X 1550/1710 MHz oc_windforce 5471.97 DX11 Marks 45.8 pts 0   0
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset Radeon R9 290X 1450/1650 MHz r0yal_flush 5272.49 DX11 Marks 41.3 pts 0   0
CPU Frequency Core i5 2500K 5984.3 MHz funsoul 5984.32 mhz 39.7 pts 1   1
3DMark2001 SE GeForce 9600 GT 1000/1120 MHz _12_ 124496 marks 39.4 pts 7   6
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset Radeon R9 290X 1450/1675 MHz bob(nz) 5233.26 DX11 Marks 38.4 pts 1   2
HWBOT Prime Core i7 4790K 5900 MHz nacho_arroyo 6862.21 pps 35.0 pts 0   0
Cinebench R15 Core i7 4790K 5800 MHz ikki 1185 cb 34.2 pts 0   0
3DMark2001 SE GeForce 9600 GT 1000/1253 MHz nachtfalke 124182 marks 33.0 pts 9   1
HWBOT Prime Pentium G3258 5940 MHz Dancop 4743.78 pps 32.4 pts 1   0

Competition Entries

JunkDogg (Australia) and Nvidiaforever2 (France) Extend Rookie Rumble Titles!

For the first time in the history of the Rookie Rumble both Rumble Kings extended their title. Nvidiaforever2, now a Novice, dominated the Rookie Rumble #8 scoring once more the maximum of the points. JunkDogg from Australia, still a Rookie, won the Rookie Rumble AMD #5 scoring 122 out of 150 points. Congratulations!

HWBOT Articles

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.

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Hardware news

HyperX OC Takeover 2014 EMEA Qualifier Prize Pool Extended With Cooler Master Nepton 140XL and V750S

For the EMEA qualifier of the HyperX OC Takeover 2014 tournament, HyperX has extended the prize pool with two Cooler Master prizes. The first prize is the Nepton 140XL CPU cooling unit and the second prize is a VS750S power supply. To make sure everyone has a shot at the prizes, here's a reminder of how you can win the prizes.

Lucky Draw

One lucky draw winner will be picked at the end of week 1 (September 8, 2014 10:59 AM) and at the end of week 3 (September 22, 2014 10:59 AM). That means 2 lucky draw winners in total. The lucky draw winners will be announced on October 5th.

Mid-contest Leaders Prizes

Mid-contest benchmark leaders will be announced at the end of week 2 (September 15, 2014 10:59 AM) and with 3 winners in total. There is one winner per benchmark and a participant cannot win more than once.

The benchmark order in we will pick the leaders is as follows: MaxxMem Read Bandwidth then SuperPi 32M and finally Intel XTU. If participant A leads both MaxxMem Read Bandwidth and Intel XTU at the end of week 2, the 2nd in rank for the Intel XTU stage will be picked as winner for this stage.

Week 2 leader winners will be announced on October 5th.

Prize Bundle

The complete prize bundle consists: HyperX Predator DDR3-2800 8GB kit of 2, HyperX 3K SSD 240GB, Gelid GC-Extreme 10g, GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force, Cooler Master Nepton 140XL and Cooler Master V750. In total, that's five (5!) bundles. Fore more information, check out the HyperX OC Takeover 2014 EMEA Qualifier competition page.


The OC Show Episode #4: Computex 2014 Overview with Intel, HyperX G.SKILL Competitions, HWBOT OC Anniversary Gathering, Devil's Canyon and Pentium AE

It is only a week or so until the next episode of The OC Show features in The Overclocker magazine and to warm up we'd like to share the fourth episode of the series with you. In this episode we have Trouffman on as guest and talk about the overclocking happenings at Computex, including the Gathering, we cover the new Devil's Canyon CPUs and of course talk about the Pentium Anniversary Edition.

This episode aired 2nd of June. Enjoy!

The OC Show Concept

As The Overclocker moved to a new publishing platform, Neo (editor-in-chief) informed us it is now possible to embed videos in the magazine. He suggested to embed an OCTV video in each magazine. The response from OCTV was very positive, and quickly the idea rose to do a bimonthly chit-chat talk about overclocking related topics.

In each episode, Pieter (Massman - HWBOT) and Tim (Xyala - OCTV) cover things that happened in the overclocking community. This includes upcoming events, new hardware releases, interesting overclocking records, benchmark discussions, and maybe even a tiny bit of industry gossip. "This is long overdue" says Tim, "but now that OCTV and HWBOT are both located in Taiwan, setting up this kind of initiative is much easier." HWBOT and OCTV have collaborated on several productions in the past. The OC Show marks as a first long-term scheduled partnership.

Why TheOverclocker?

"TheOverclocker is today's main go-to magazine-style read for overclockers and hardware enthusiasts" says Tim, "it makes sense to share our content to the TOC readers first." Of course this video is also hosted on the OCTV YouTube channel, and can be shared and embedded by everyone.

In This Episode

In the fourth episode of The OC Show, we look back at all the overclocking activities of Computex 2014. We focus on the competitions of Intel, HyperX and G.SKILL and share our thoughts on the HWBOT OC Anniversary Gathering post-Computex event. We also cover Intel's new Devil's Canyon and Pentium Anniversary Edition and contemplate on what next year will bring for overclocking.

ASUS ROG Announces Winners Of ROG OC Showdown | Z97!

ROG published the winners of the ROG OC Showdown | Z97 competition we hosted from July 15 until August 15. Amongst the winners we find TeamAU, Chi-Kui Lam, 8 Pack and DFORDOG. Each of the winners will be contacted by ROG for the shipment of the prizes. In addition to the prizes awarded based on overall and stage ranking, Chi-Kui Lam also set a new Haswell CPU Frequency record yielding a nice USD $1,000 cash reward!

For more information, read the news item at Congratulations to the winners!

Check Out Overclocking-TV's Interviews With Vivi and Zzolio, Both Winners in MOA 2014 EMEA Qualifier

In episode #3 of OCTV's Road to MOA liveshow Trouffman interview both Vivi and Zzolio a couple of days before the end of the MSI MOA EMEA Class A qualifier. In both interviewed Trouffman faced overclockers confident about their world records. Eventually both Vivi and Zzolio qualified for the grand final later this year, each pocketing one world record during the qualifier.

Enjoy the interviews below!

OC4DOGE Dogecoin Community Competition Announced

From the competition organizer: "Overclockers spend a lot of time asking for and giving help. Many times this help ends up saving people's components or helps them increase their computer speed. These are things that certainly deserve more than just a thanks. This kind of free help deserves getting tipped so let’s be the first coin used for this. There are over 55,000 overclockers on HWBOT and many of them participate in other computer enthusiast forums, so what better way to introduce them to Dogecoin is there than giving it to the 9 best overclockers in 3 different competition events. To find these 9 best there will an overclocking competition with the winners getting the Dogecoin prize.

There will be 3 different stages all limited to only using air or watercooling.

  • Intel SuperPi 32M (maximum frequency of 4.38 GHz)
  • AMD SuperPi 32M (maximum frequency of 4.57 GHz)
  • 3DMark Sky Diver with AMD Tahiti (HD7970/7950 and R9 280X/280) and Nvidia GK104 (GTX 680/670/770/760) based GPUs

This competition will happen regardless of the amount of Dogecoin raised. However the more dogecoin gets raised for the prize pool the more attention the competition will get. I will donate an initial 31,500 DOGE to make sure that even in the worst case scenario the competiton can still happen. The only downside being that the winner of each stage will only get 6,000 Dogecoin the second place will get 3,000 and third will get 1,500. The competition will launch September 1st and go on until the end of September. By October 2nd the Dogecoin will be distributed to the winners. To make everything fair I, the organizer, will not be participating."

More information: information page

G.SKILL Officially Announces Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 Memory Kits - Extreme Speed Available Up to DDR4-3200

Taipei, Taiwan – 22 August 2014 – G.SKILL International Co., Ltd., the leading high performance memory designer and manufacturer, reveals the long awaited next generation Ripjaws 4 series DDR4 memory kits! Featuring all new redesigned heatspreaders in three different colors, high performance frequencies, high capacity, DDR4 quad-channel ready, and ultra low voltages, the Ripjaws 4 series is all the benefits of DDR4 rolled into one sleek package.

With a standard of 2133MHz, DDR4 is the next generation definition of performance. Also available in 2400MHz, 2666MHz, 2800MHz, 3000MHz, and 3200MHz, the starting lineup is continuing where DDR3 left off. With capacities starting at 16GB (4GBx4), 32GB (8GBx4 / 4GBx8) and 64GB (8GBx8), your new X99 platform will have more memory space to do what you need it to do. That’s not all! Ripjaws 4 also has an ultra low voltage rating of 1.2V for kits under 2800MHz and 1.35V for 3000/3200MHz!

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HardwareAsylum Podcast #43 - Computex 2014 Wrap Up and MSI MOA Americas Qualifier

Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren Mccain

Time: 38:56

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Show Notes

Computex 2014 Wrap up and MSI MOA Americas Qualifier

It has been two months since the last Hardware Asylum Podcast and while we strive to have regular episodes posted for our listeners there are times when life gets in the way and schedules clash. Dennis and Darren had difficulty being in the same state over the past two months and sadly, the podcast suffered. Well, the duo is back and starts the podcast off with a brief introduction as to what has been happening.

We should also mention that two months can wreck havoc on remembering mundane details like the warranty length on the new Gigabyte Black Edition motherboards which is 5 years and not the 3 that was mentioned in the podcast.

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Updated Haswell SuperPI 32M Low Clock Challenge: Splave Tops Charts

Once every month we take a look at the SuperPI 32M low clock challenge in our forums. The goal of the challenge is simple: achieve the lowest SuperPI time at 5 GHz clock frequency. In other words, the task is to be as efficient as possible. Long before HWBOT came around, overclockers were already comparing their SuperPI times and tried to out'clock and tweak each other to achieve the best efficiency. In general, most overclockers focus on a light operating system, the perfect copy-waza and of course fully optimized memory subsystem. With Haswell, especially the latter has become an interesting challenge as overclockers "train" their kits to insane frequencies.

SuperPI efficiency is an art in itself. Below you can find the top score from the Haswell SuperPI 32M 5G Challenge thread. Congratulations are in place for the scores below; impressive stuff!

Category Time Overclocker CPU Memory Motherboard
Overall 5 min 54.578 sec Splave.ROM Core i7 4770K @ 5001.95 MHz G.SKILL PI 1410 MHz C6-10-6-21 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Core i7 4790K 5 min 55.953 sec SHIMUZU Core i7 4790K @ 5001.59 MHz G.SKILL TridentX 1497 C8-12-11-16 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Core i7 4770K 5 min 54.578 sec Splave.ROM Core i7 4770K @ 5001.95 MHz G.SKILL Flare 1410 MHz C6-10-6-21 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Core i5 4690K 6 min 25.446 sec Minos Core i5 4690K @ 4898.9 MHz G.SKILL Flare 1200 MHz C8-12-8-26 Asus Maximus VII Hero
Core i5 4670K 6 min 0.890 sec L0ud_sil3nc3 Core i5 4670K @ 5001.53 MHz G.SKILL TridentX 1400 MHz C9-12-12-21 Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Pentium G3258 5 min 56.782 sec L0ud_sil3nc3 Pentium G3258 @ 5001.34 MHz G.SKILL PI 1375 MHz C6-10-6-21 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Non K SKU 6 min 41.403 sec Barti27 Core i7 4790 @ 5000.00 MHz Corsair Vengeance 1200 MHz C10-11-10-27 MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming

OCTV's Road to MOA Live Show Episode #3 (Topic: EMEA Class A) Now Available On Replay

Last weekend the boys from OCTV aired the third episode of the Road to MOA Live Show. The show streamed on TwitchTV and had as main topic the MOA 2014 EMEA Class A Qualifier results. As guest appearance in this episode is yours truly, Massman.

The show replay is now available on YouTube. Also check out for more information about this week's giveaway. Enjoy! Remains Most Rookie-Friendly Overclocking Team

In the Recruit a Rookie! news article we advocated for overclocking teams to invite Rookie overclockers to integrate in the social fabric of an overclocking team. In the article we compiled a list of the most Rookie-friendly overclocking teams at HWBOT. By popular demand we provide you an update of the list. still is the most Rookie-friendly team at HWBOT, followed by PC Games Hardware and Team MLG. Of course the amount of Rookies can decrease over time as they get more experienced over time and move to the Novice category. Great stuff,!

Team Rookies # since Aug 17 32 -2
PC Games Hardware 22 +4
Team MLG 13 =
Cowcotland 13 +4
Republic of Clocker 8 N/A 6 +1
Team Russia 6 +2 5 +1
Middle Earth 4 N/A
Hellas Overclocking Team 4 N/A