Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
Catzilla - 1440p GeForce GTX 980 1700/2277 MHz Slinky PC 32164 marks 76.4 pts 2   1
XTU Core i7 4770K 5910 MHz ikki 1420 marks 51.1 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 5428.3 MHz Joa3d43 1375 marks 46.4 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX 980 1991/2092 MHz futto-kun 18154 marks 41.3 pts 0   1
Catzilla - 720p GeForce GTX 980 1675/2150 MHz nedernakker 40120 marks 37.3 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 5300 MHz varachio 1296 marks 37.2 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 5820K 4500 MHz deeadbeef 1827 marks 36.1 pts 0   0
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset GeForce GTX 780 Ti   MetalRacer 5176.22 DX11 Marks 35.6 pts 0   1
XTU Core i7 5930K 4500 MHz jon6113 1846 marks 33.8 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 5820K 4500 MHz alvaro.f.rodriguez 1797 marks 31.6 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 HWBOT.org.

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

February 2015 World Record & Global First Place Report

HWBOT (http://hwbot.org/) would like to inform you that 5 World Records and 36 Global First Place results have been achieved by overclockers at HWBOT during February 2015.

For the full Press Release, click here.

Congratulations to: 8 Pack, Dancop, Der8auer, Dhenzjhen, dRweEz, FirekillerGR, K|ngp|n, l0ud_sil3nc3, Mortisboy, Nacho_arroyo, Slinky PC, sofos1990, Steponz, TeamAU


February 2015 WR and GFP

Category First Second Third
Overclocker K|ngp|n (3 WR / 0 GFP) TeamAU (2 WR / 0 GFP) Steponz (0 WR / 12 GFP)
Country USA (3 WR / 14 GFP) Australia (2 WR / 0 GFP) Germany (0 WR / 5 GFP)
Team Pure (3 WR / 0 GFP) Australia OC (2 WR / 12 GFP) Hardwareluxx.de OC (0 WR / 4 GFP)
Processor Intel Core i7 5960X (4 WR / 20 GFP) Intel Core i7 4770K (1 WR / 9 GFP) Intel Core i7 5820K (0 WR / 1 GFP)
Motherboard EVGA X99 FTW (3 WR / 0 GFP) GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion (1 WR / 18 GFP) GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force (1 WR / 1 GFP)
Graphics Card EVGA GTX 980 Classified (3 WR / 11 GFP) GIGABYTE GTX 980 (2 WR / 0 GFP) Nvidia GTX 980 (2 WR / 6 GFP)
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 (3 WR / 2 GFP) Corsair Dominator Platinum (1 WR / 2 GFP) Corsair Vengeance Pro (1 WR / 1 GFP)
Power Supply Corsair AX1500i (2 WR / 2 GFP) EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 1500W (1 WR / 0 GFP) EVGA 1500W (1 WR / 0 GFP)
Storage Corsair Force GT (2 WR / 0 GFP) G.SKILL (2 WR / 0 GFP) Other (1 WR / 23 GFP)

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German translation goes beta! Significant progress for Spanish and Ukrainian

Two weeks ago we were very excited about the progress of the Ukrainian translation of HWBOT. The translation which will accommodate the Ukrainian overclocking community has progress again +11% since then. We also see significant progress for the Spanish translation (+25%) by Saint19. The Spanish translation is over three quarters done and we soon hope to see it on our test server environment.

The German translation team led by Basco has seen a great step forward. The translation is pretty much done and we have started deploying the translation on our test environment for the final checks. If everything goes well, we will soon be able to offer French and German as languages at HWBOT. Awesome!

Stay tuned for more information.

G.SKILL Announces 2nd Annual "OC World Cup 2015" Overclocking Competition - $16,200 Total Cash Prize; $10K for the Champion

Taipei, Taiwan (4 March 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, proudly announces the 2nd annual “OC World Cup 2015” overclocking competition!

This year, as a contribution to the overclocking community and to dedicated extreme overclockers worldwide, G.SKILL is raising the total cash prize to a staggering $16,200 USD! Following the tradition of the event, the Champion of the OC World Cup 2015 will receive a cash prize of $10,000 USD.

The OC World Cup 2015 is split into three rounds: Online Qualifier, Live Qualifier, and Grand Final. Live Qualifier and Grand Final will be held live at the G.SKILL booth during Computex 2015.

Online Qualifiers, the first round of the competition, will be held at HWBOT from 9th March to 13th April 2015, featuring 3 benchmarks: SuperPI 32M, MaxxMem Read Bandwidth, and 3DMark Fire Strike Physics on specified hardware. These selected benchmarks and specified hardware are chosen to challenge the memory tuning skills of contest participants. The top 6 Online Qualifier contestants will be eligible to enter the OC World Cup 2015 Live Qualifiers at Computex 2015 for a chance to claim part of the $16,200 USD cash prize pool. In the Grand Final, the top 2 Live Qualifier contestants will battle head to head for the ultimate cash prize of $10,000 USD!

For more competition details, please visit the event page at HWBOT: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gskill_ocworldcup_2015_qualifier.

Prizes include:

  • Champion: $10,000 USD
  • 2nd: $2,500 USD + F4-3300C16Q-16GRKD
  • 3rd: $1,500 USD + F4-3200C16Q-16GRKD
  • 4th: $1,200 USD
  • 5th: $1,000 USD

All 6 contestants of the OC World Cup 2015 Live Qualifiers will receive one kit of G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3200MHz CL15 16GB memory and, also win a sponsorship of G.SKILL’s new upcoming DDR4 series memory for the next-gen DDR4 platform.

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 HWBOT.org.

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!!

More information at OC-ESPORTS (click)

SuperPI Low-Clock Challenge Overview Table Update (Feb 21)

Once every month 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. This time we find Tapakah leading the Ivy Bridge 5G category, beating Bullant's score, and Newlife took over the Richland category once more. Check the new top table below!

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 54.578 sec Splave.ROM Core i7 4770K G.SKILL PI 1410 MHz C6-10-6-21 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Ivy Bridge 5G 6 min 16.062 sec Tapakah Core i7 3770K 1333 MHz C6-9-6-24 Maximus V Formula
Sandy Bridge 5G 6 min 31.031 sec Bullant Core i7 2600K Patriot 2000EL 1112 MHz C6-8-6-18 ASRock Z77 OC Formula
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 GIGABYTE 970A-UD3
Richland 5G 14 min 9.657 sec Newlife A10-6800K G.SKILL TridentX 1190 MHz C7-9-9-8 GIGABYTE F2A88XN-Wifi
Trinity 5G 14 min 11.016 sec Dinos22 A10-5800K Corsair Dominator 1333 MHz C9-12-12-24 GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
Kabini 2.5G 21 min 27.018 sec Delly Athlon 5150 1006 MHz C9-9-9-24 ASUS AM1I-A

OC-ESPORTS v1.2.1 Released: Major Speed Improvement, Official World Overclocking Ranking, and Plenty of Bugfixes

Last week we finally moved OC-ESPORTS V1.2.1 to our production server, publishing the Official World Overclocking Ranking and OC Team Ranking for the 2015 Season. The update did not go unnoticed, as you probably know, which is why we're a bit late with the details on the new version.

In V1.2.1 we also included a couple of tweaks that should improve the browsing speed significantly. We know the OC-ESPORTS experience was a bit laggy in the beginning, but by now all the browsing performance issues should be resolved. We also upgraded our Amazon servers to handle the additional load - we are prepared, in other words. Another annoying bug our developers fixed is the auto-login functionality. From V1.2.1 forward you should have no problems auto-logging in to OC-ESPORTS. We have also expanded the site with a couple of information pages. For the full changelog please refer to the list below. As always, feel free to let us know if you experience more bugs or have feedback to improve the experience!


Bug

  • [HWBESPORT-182] - Commenting on score on ESPORTS creates thread referencing the competition stage
  • [HWBESPORT-183] - Top banner is shown twice
  • [HWBESPORT-185] - 2015 schedule very incorrect (competitions show on the wrong months)
  • [HWBESPORT-186] - Clicking on title of news item using IE11 leads to 404
  • [HWBESPORT-188] - First in ranking is ranked "0th" when contest_team table is used
  • [HWBESPORT-189] - Contest with competition teams says "0 pro teams"
  • [HWBESPORT-190] - Rank not +1 if team doesn't score points in ranking
  • [HWBESPORT-215] - Release work


Improvement

  • [HWBESPORT-203] - Competition stage says open for submission, but stage hasn't opened yet
  • [HWBESPORT-207] - Improve Usability Points Popup on Rankings page
  • [HWBESPORT-209] - Improve explanation of global leaderboard point structure


New Feature

  • [HWBESPORT-198] - A user can only score points in 1 of the Road To Pro Divisions
  • [HWBESPORT-217] - Speed optimizations: compression, concatting, minifying, js + css + json


Story

  • [HWBESPORT-78] - Global Leaderboard Points System
  • [HWBESPORT-204] - Remember me cookie optimizations


Task

  • [HWBESPORT-174] - Spike: server optimalization during peak
  • [HWBESPORT-196] - Add Press Center


Sub Task

  • [HWBESPORT-191] - Road to pro: PRO OC show leading team, not leading member
  • [HWBESPORT-192] - Allow filtering on country and user league
  • [HWBESPORT-193] - Competition participation point, include in oc-esports and refactor
  • [HWBESPORT-194] - Adjust points distribution
  • [HWBESPORT-200] - Points in case of team/competition team/country competitions

Review of the (hypothetical) OC-ESPORTS Season 2014

Author: TheMadDutchDude

The OC-ESPORTS Official World Overclocking Ranking is based on the performance of an overclocker in the past twelve months. Points are accumulated by participating in the various competitions that run throughout the year. The higher you rank in said competitions, the higher your overall score will be at the end of the year. Click here for detailed information regarding the scoring algorithm. Even though the first official season is 2015, we had a look at what the ranking would be if we apply the same algorithm to the 2014 season.

There is less than 100 points between the top four contestants, but there always has to be one who has the most. That guy happens to go by the name of Splave.ROM, from XtremeSystems, with a total of 606 points. He accumulated the points by dominating several of the qualifiers and taking first place at the G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 Final which earned him a whopping 250 points.

South African overclocker Vivi followed closely in second place with a total of 580 points. His biggest win during the year of 2014 was placing 1st in MSI MOA 2014 Classic Battle which earned him 250 points. He also took 2nd in the HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) Final to add 195 points to his total.

Xtreme Addict from team PURE finished in third place with a grand total of 542 points which he earned from a number of competitions. His biggest point accumulation came from winning the HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) Final, which gave him the maximum of 250 points for that event.


(from left to right the points overview of Splave.ROM, Vivi, and Xtreme Addict)


The runner up in the 2014 season was 8 Pack who scored 539 points, just 3 points shy of taking 3rd from Xtreme Addict. Whilst he did manage to grab a few 1st and 2nd place results, they weren’t enough to secure him into the top three, although it was incredibly close.

On behalf of HWBOT, we would like to congratulate everyone, not only the top contestants but everyone participated too. It’s a tough game, but without all of you taking part, we wouldn’t have a game to play. Keep pushing hard in 2015!

If you would like to see how others progressed throughout the year, you can view the rankings on the OC-ESPORTS page by clicking here and by using the filter set to 2014 instead of 2015.