Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
Cinebench - R11.5 Core i3 6320 4680 MHz dhenzjhen 5.85 points 109.7 pts 19   5
Cinebench - R15 Core i3 6320 4680 MHz dhenzjhen 520 cb 107.7 pts 5   4
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Core i3 6320 4680 MHz dhenzjhen 10751 points 99.8 pts 1   4
XTU Core i7 5960X 5750 MHz Bull56 3032 marks 74.4 pts 2   2
XTU Core i7 5960X 5700 MHz Perica_barii 2997 marks 64.1 pts 1   1
XTU Core i3 6320 3990 MHz gubben 736 marks 56.0 pts 2   0
3DMark03 GeForce 8800 GTS 512 Mb 1203/1269 MHz Strong Island 74160 marks 49.8 pts 2   3
3DMark06 Radeon HD 7970 1350/1850 MHz Zwitterion 53133 marks 49.7 pts 5   3
Aquamark GeForce 8800 GTS 512 Mb 1170/1311 MHz Strong Island 482979 marks 49.5 pts 0   2
XTU Core i7 5930K 4880 MHz diablo1313 1977 marks 46.5 pts 0   0


HWBOT Articles

In the Indonesian Overclocking scene today there is one name which stands out from the crowd. One player that really epitomizes the spirit and energy of the country’s blossoming OC scene. That player is Lucky_n00b. Today we are delighted to bring you the thoughts and opinions of Lucky_n00b in the latest installment of the HWBOT Overclocker in Focus series. Enjoy!

"... well some enthusiasts like Overclocking because they like to tamper with things, they like to you know, change the variables, the parameters of their hardware and they like because it’s quite complicated. It’s kind of challenging. But right now the challenge factor is well… I’ll probably just be honest and say it’s been reduced by a lot. But when... Overclocking in the past was hard to learn, but after that it’s ok, or not that difficult to master. Overclocking right now is easy to learn, but it’s really hard to master."

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[HWBOT X] ASUS Finals 9 Extreme Overclocking Demo by Flank3r and Aerou

Flank3r and Aerou host an extreme overclocking demonstration on the ASUS booth at the ASUS Finals 9 eSports event in Svitavy, Czech Republic. This is a gaming event that features Czech Republic’s top players on CS, LOL, Starcraft II and Quakelive. The atmosphere is great as eSports fans from around Czech Republic gather to support their favorite players.

The event will run from Saturday 19th 10am to Sunday the 20th 10pm. It is open to the public and tickets costs between 11 and 18 Euros for a full day access. Come along and pass by the booth to have a chat with two of the most renown Czech overclockers!

Check out the HWBOT X event page for more information. Stay up to date on the latest overclocking events with the HWBOT X Event Map.


The OC Show Live Q&A - S02E23: Country Cup 2015, Lucky_n00b and Jagat's AOCT, and Wrapping Up 2015 with Gavbon, Redmax and Massman

In the final episode of The OC Show Live Q&A the season, Tim and Isaïe from Overclocking-TV and guests Gavbon from, Alva (Lucky_n00b) from Jagat OC, Dennis (Redmax) from Hardware-asylum and Pieter (Massman) from HWBOT, talk about what happened in overclocking land in the past two weeks. The topics are:

  • - Quick overview of the competitions at OC-ESPORTS
  • - The HWBOT Country Cup (Stage by Stage presentation and status overview)
  • - Lucky_n00b presents his plan for the Jagat Amateur OverClocking Tournament 2015/2016
  • - Our annual wrap up with each guest's 2015 highlights.

Click on the image to watch the video, or click here if you prefer old school hyperlinks.

Most Valuable Submission of Week 48, 2015: 168.4 by Dancop (Germany)

Last week we received 4483 benchmark results from 908 registered overclockers around the world. The majority of the submissions is coming from Rookie overclockers representing 54% of the active community. They were responsible for 34% 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 was the XTU 2xCPU of Dancop from Germany. The XTU 2xCPU category has been very competitive lately with the release of the Core i3 6320 Skylake processor. In the Extreme category we find another 2xCPU benchmark ranking, but this time it's in Cinebench R15 and with an older Xeon 5698 processor. Michel90 is the highest scoring overclocker here. In the Enthusiast class we find Pho5ph0ric, an Autralian overclocker we've seen pop up in the table more than once. In the Novice class we find cvdinvest.renato.silve from Portugal and in the Rookie class we find Jobinmat from the United Arab Emirates.

The overclocking results submitted during Week 48 generated in total 0 World Record Points, 6118 Global Points, and 8582.4 Hardware Points. The distribution per League is as follows: 6% for Elite, 42% for Extreme, 20% for Enthusiast, 9% for Novice, and 23% for Rookie. The representation of the active community is as follows: 2% Elite, 23% Extreme, 27% Enthusiast, 14% Novice, and 34% Rookie.

Most Valuable Submissions - Week 48, 2015

League Points Overclocker Benchmark
Elite 168.4 points Dancop XTU 2xCPU
Extreme 107.5 points Michel90 Cinebench R15 2xCPU
Enthusiast 55.8 points Pho5ph0ric XTU 2xCPU
Novice 41 points cvdinvest.renato.silva XTU 2xCPU
Rookie 39.5 points Jobinmat XTU Core i5 4200U (3th)

Top Hardware Points - Week 48, 2015

League Points Overclocker Benchmark
Elite 24.3 points Doc.Brown 3DMark Vantage Radeon HD 5870 (11th)
Extreme 33.4 points Luumi 3DMark01 GeForce 7600 GT PCIE GDDR3 (2nd)
Enthusiast 35.2 points Vadimua 3DMark01 GeForce 7900 GT (1st)
Novice 25.6 points FiestaMode 3DMark11 Performance Radeon HD 6950 (3rd)
Rookie 39.5 points Jobinmat XTU Core i5 4200U (3th)

G.SKILL Sponsors Prizes for Rookie Rumble #25 and Rookie Rumble AMD #22

The final Rookie Rumble round of 2015 has just kicked off a few days ago, and we are very pleased to confirm that there is now an added incentive to signing up - G.SKILL is giving away a very nice Trident Z DDR4 16GB memory kit and Trident X DDR3 16GB in a prize draw for all participants who submit on all three stages.

For the Rookie Rumble #25, there's is kit of G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 16GB (F4-3200C16D-16GTZ) up for grabs. For the Rookie Rumble AMD #22, there's a kit of G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 16GB (F3-2133C9D-16GTX) ready to be shipped out.

More information on the competition pages: Rookie Rumble #25 and Rookie Rumble AMD #22. Good luck everyone!

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[HWBOT X] Shimizu Xtreme Overclocking Workshop at OlioSpec (Tokyo, Nov 28)

Shimizu hosts an overclocking workshop at Tokyo’s famous computer shop OlioSpec on November 28. Join him from 1:30pm onwards to learn how to overclock with liquid nitrogen and ask him any questions you want!

The event features two segments. First, an overclocking demonstration using the ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard and GeForce GTX 980 Ti Matrix graphics card. Second, the extreme overclocking workshop with liquid nitrogen: you can join and try extreme overclocking on the demo system, or even bring your own computer and overclock it there with the expert’s assistance.

Check out the HWBOT X event page for more information. Stay up to date on the latest overclocking events with the HWBOT X Event Map.

[HWBOT X] MSI Overclocking Festival 2015 by ITCM (Korea, Dec 10)

ITCM korea is hosting the MSI Overclocking Festival 2015 in Seoul on December 10, 2015. The winner of the overclocking competition wins 1 million Korean won. Anyone can register until December 9 for one of the twelve seats in the final. Check out the official event page for more information.

The hardware components include the Intel Core i7 6700K Skylake, MSI Z170 Krait Gaming, MSI GeForce GTX 960 Armor 2X, Essencore Klevv DDR4 PC3-17000 CL15, Micronics Performance II HV 1000W Bronze, Micron Crucial BX200 240GB, BenQ 27″, Roccat Ryos TKL Pro, Roccat Kova, Microsoft Windows 10.

More information on the official event page at Stay up to date on the latest overclocking events on the HWBOT X Event Map.

Elmor's Lab: Independent Core Overclocking for Haswell-E

Elmor has a small section on the forum reserved for his overclocking research projects. For example, there is a support thread for the EVC software. Yesterday Elmor shared a small software application to overclock the cores of your Haswell-E processor independently.

Quick re-cap: overclocking an Intel processor typically goes via the Turbo multipliers, a set of ratios unlocked on -K and -X processor SKUs. (Edit*) The Turbo frequency is configured on utilization basis, assigning a specific frequency to a certain type of load. For example on an 8-core part, if any three cores are in use they will be boosted to the configured 3-core ratio while the five idle cores stay at the base frequency.

For AMD processors the situation is a bit different as all cores can be clocked independently. That is why you will often see 8GHz+ CPU overclockers with all other cores clocked to 800MHz or lower. Having independent frequency control for each core helps you push for better benchmark results in single threaded benchmark applications as you are not restraint by the weaker cores in the CPU.

The software tool Elmor developed works in combination with TurboC Core and is currently only tested on the Rampage V Extreme motherboard. As Elmor writes: "When first started it will ask you 'Init per core mode?', entering 'y' will apply the current max ratio to each core. After that you use TurboV Core only to set your maximum possible ratio. If you want you can just set it to 80 and forget about it until next reboot. Whatever ratio you set in this software will now be applied on a per core basis."

You can find all details and download information in the forum thread. Good luck!

(EPIC) The Truth about CPU Soldering - Der8auer Tries Solder Thermal Interface on Skylake

So, sometimes people complain about the relatively weak thermal interface material on the new Intel processors. Especially compared to their HEDT counterparts, which have a solder based TIM, it seems that it's a low-balling approach to use plain thermal paste on a CPU that still costs over USD $400. Well, luckily we have Der8auer who takes the time to explain the problems with solder and even tries to solder TIM on the 6700K Skylake. This is a good read, I promise!

The gist of the article comes down to this: micro-cracks in the solder interface puts the CPU at higher risk of damage earlier in its total lifespan than conventional thermal paste does. In addition, mining the materials required for preparing the CPU for solder thermal interface (like gold and indium) is expensive and ecologically not that great. Regular ol' thermal paste may perform worse, all things considered it's a better choice especially for small sized processor dies.

Please have a look at for the full article and scientific background information. Amazing research!

The OC Show - S02E23: HWBOT X Overclocking Events & Ranking Embeds for Everyone!

In the 23rd and last episode of the season Pieter and Tim are back with another episode packed with news out of the OC community. Click on the image on the left or HERE. A list of the topics below:

  • - OC-Esports competition updates
  • - HWBOT X - event directory by and for the community
  • - HWBOT ranking embed feature
  • - GIGABYTE streaming a PC build guide and an overclocking guide
  • - Overclockers in Focus


Join the live Q&A on Sunday November 29 9PM on the OCTV twitch channel: