Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
3DMark2001 SE Radeon HD 4870X2 840/940 MHz Luumi 159865 marks 55.4 pts 0   1
XTU Core i7 5960X 5460 MHz marc0053 2853 marks 46.4 pts 0   0
HWBOT Prime Core i3 6300 6171.3 MHz l0ud_sil3nc3 5720.23 pps 42.6 pts 1   2
Memory Clock DDR4 SDRAM   Toppc 2501.2 MHz 40.6 pts 9   3
XTU Core i7 6700K 4790 MHz antome 1701 marks 39.0 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 6700K 4790 MHz hambaaaallah 1673 marks 36.8 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 6700K 4790 MHz Irsyad_FR 1673 marks 36.8 pts 0   0
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Core i3 6320 6006 MHz sergmann 14026 points 36.5 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 6700K 4790 MHz dyanpermana106 1669 marks 36.5 pts 0   0
wPrime - 32m Core i3 6320 6125 MHz Mylth 6sec 406ms 36.0 pts 0   1

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The HWBOT World Tour 2016 arrives in Taipei, Taiwan on May 31st for Computex 2016, one of the biggest technology events in the world. Competitive overclocking takes center stage with both World Series Asia and World Series for Amateurs contests offering plenty of excitement. Great hardware and cash prizes are up for grabs, plus a chance to appear in the HWBOT World Championship Finals. Today we can reveal more details about contest format and rules.

Extreme Overclockers in possession of a World Tour ticket are invited to compete in qualification rounds held daily from Tuesday, May 31st, to Friday June 3rd. The top three scorers on each day will win cash prizes (see below) with the top two entering a daily Face Off to decide who will attend the Semi-Finals on Saturday June 4th.

As an important part of nurturing the next generation of overclockers, HWBOT is also giving newcomers a chance to learn the basics of overclocking. All attendees at Computex 2016 will have the chance to learn by attending a basic OC Workshop where seasoned overclockers will teach the basic skills involved in increasing a PC’s performance. Using the XTU benchmark overclockers will then be invited to push their hardware to the maximum, followed by a chance to make a submission in the World Series for Amateurs contest hosted on OC-ESPORTS.


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Corsair Launch 16GB DDR4-3200 Dominator Platinum Kit for ROG Builds

Corsair has just announced its latest DDR4 memory kit which interestingly is designed specifically to look good when used with ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards. The new 16 GB (4x4GB) Dominator Platinum kit comes replete with a ROG-style color scheme, using a black ten-layer PCB sporting a heatsink made of red aluminum and a top bar colored to match the popular ASUS motherboard line.

Designed in collaboration with ASUS and rated for DDR4-3200 operation with a CAS latencies of 16-18-18-36, the new memory kit will be compatible with all Intel 100-series motherboards. However Corsair have implemented a custom XMP 2.0 profile specifically for ROG-branded motherboards that raises the clock rate to 3,333MHz at the same CAS timings. This feature works exclusively on ASUS ROG Z170 platform motherboards.

“Dominator Platinum high-performance DDR4 memory is designed for world-class Intel 100 Series system builds. It's built with hand-screened ICs and incorporates patented DHX cooling for reliable performance in demanding environments. And, extracting maximum performance is easy -- built-in XMP 2.0 support gives you trouble-free, automatic overclocking.”

“Dominator Platinum modules work with the Corsair Link system for temperature monitoring, and you can even enhance the subtle white LED lighting by adding a light bar kit to match or contrast it with your system.”

The new Corsair Dominator Platinum ROG Edition RAM is available now for $189.99 and features a lifetime warranty. Read more on the Corsair website.

HWBOT X: The First Six Months

Since its launch at the end of last year, HWBOT X has been involved with more than a dozen OC events around the world. Here's a blog post from the HWBOT X site that basically summarizes what's been going on, giving an overview of the kind of overclocking meetups and competitions that have been happening around the world in that time.

The HWBOT X platform was launched around six months ago as a platform where overclockers could share and promote overclocking events that were happening all around the world. The site acts as a directory where overclockers can post the event details and reach out to their local scene, while also letting the rest of the world know what’s going on at various locations around the world.

HWBOT X also provides access to a framework that helps event organisers get their event up and running, tapping into the wealth of knowledge and experience that the HWBOT team have accumulated over the last decade.

Since its inception back in December, HWBOT X has grown and evolved, getting involved with several independent OC events around the world. The blog article takes a look the events we have seen listed on HWBOT X so far including events in Indonesia organized in conjunction with JagatOC, industry led events from MSI, GALAX, HyperX, ASUS, ROG and more, plus a few more casual meetups where people just want to to get together, meet face to face, do some overclocking have a good time.

Go to the HWBOT X blog to read all about the first six months.

Rauf Wins Pro OC Round 2, Stage 2 with Super Pi 1M i7 6700K Hardware 1st Place

Last weekend saw the second stage of the Pro OC Championship unfold with Sweden’s Rauf pulling off a nice win with the fastest SuperPi run of the weekend – a run of just 5sec 219ms which is in fact a new Hardware 1st Place for a Core i7 6700K processor. Congrats to Rauf!

Rauf narrowly beat competition from the current OC No.1 Dancop who actually held first place until just hours before Stage 2 closed last night. Dancop ended up finishing in second place with a run of 5sec 250ms, followed by South African legend DrWeez on 5sec 297ms. Nacho_arroyo and Splave made fourth and fifth places respectfully.

Stage 2 of course was all about getting the most out of a Skylake chip with DDR4 memory on the SuperPi 1M benchmark. The weapon of choice was of course the i7 6700K which Rauf tuned to perfection to hit 6,784MHz, a massive +69.60% beyond stock settings. Of course memory tuning can be vital to a Super Pi 1M score with the Swedish No.1 using a G.SKILL Trident Z kit configured at 1,709MHz with timings set to CL12.0 12-12-28 1T. Other rig details include an ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme motherboard and an 8Pack Super Flower 2000 Watt power supply.

The submissions made by Rauf, Dancop and DrWeez during the Pro OC Championship Round 2 are all in fact personal best scores that now populate the top four places of the SuperPi 1M 6700K rankings. Splave however will perhaps be a touch disappointed that he could not replicate his run of 5sec 282ms that he made back in April, a run that remains in third place behind Rauf and Dancop in the rankings.

Check out the winning submission from Rauf here on HWBOT, plus the full standings and scores made in Stage 2 of the Pro OC Cup here on OC-ESPORTS. You can also take a peek at the Super Pi 1M 6700K rankings here.

G.SKILL Hosts OC World Cup and World Record Stage and at Computex 2016

G.SKILL have just announced their plans for Computex 2016 where once again we will be treated to a World Record Stage where five local motherboard vendors go head to head live on the show floor to see who can whip out the best scores and records. Then of course there is the third edition of the OC World Cup which pits some of the best overclockers in the world against each other for some seriously tasty looking wads of cash of up to $10,000. This year will see Dancop, Alex@ro, Hazzan, Splave, Wizerty, and Lucky_n00b compete.

[Press Release] G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is extremely excited to announce and host the two largest annual extreme overclocking events at Computex this year – the 5th Annual OC World Record Stage 2016 and 3rd Annual OC World Cup 2016.

Gathering an all-star lineup of professional overclockers from around the world, G.SKILL is ready to rewrite overclocking benchmark world records with the newest hardware from the leaders of each field, including the top 5 manufacturers of performance motherboards, Intel, Samsung, and NVIDIA.

Both events will be held at G.SKILL Computex Booth I0608, located at Taipei City’s Nangang Exhibition Hall, 1F.

Read more at the G.SKILL website here.

Toppc Submits Highest DDR4 Frequency, Hits 2451.8MHz on MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC Board

The record highest DDR4 clock frequency has just been broken by Taiwan’s Toppc using an MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC motherboard and a G.SKILL Trident Z kit. A DDR4 memory frequency of 2451.8MHz was submitted and validated using a Skylake 6600K underclocked at 949MHz (-72.89%) and 31-31-31-63-2 timings. Nice work.

Going back a gew years ago to the days when the MOA (MSI Overclocking Arena) event was one of the biggest and most prestigious events of the year, many overclockers found that MSI did not always hold up to scrutiny so well in terms of memory overclocking. More often or not ASUS held sway in the area of hitting the highest memory clocks possible.

If we consider how MSI have improved things in terms of memory frequencies the company, with the help of in-house overclockers Pepinorang and toppc, have worked hard to make sure that more recent boards are well optimized for high frequency memory clocks. Since Ivy Bridge we have seen gradual, steady improvements to BIOSes and PCB layouts that have contributed to what we see here from toppc. Clearly he has achieved a winning combination using a CPU with a solid IMC, a nice DDR4 kit and of course a MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC, a Mini-ITX board that clearly has what it takes.

Check out the record submission from toppc here on HWBOT.

Toolius Becomes First Indian Overclocker to Break Into the HWBOT League Top 20

Today we want to give a resounding pat on the back to one of the OC scene’s fastest rising stars. Shatul Durlabhji, known to most of us simply as Toolius, is an Indian overclocker that has been rising in rankings and kudos for the last few years. He’s the current No.1 overclocker in India (no mean feat in a country of 1.2 billion), captain of India’s most successful team OC Inc, and now the first ever Indian to break into the HWBOT top twenty. We recently covered his exploits with a 44 core, dual socket Xeon E5 2699 v4 rig where he took four Global 1st Places in a matter of hours. But with 18 Global Cups and 43 Hardware Cups, it would probably take a book to cover all of his endeavors from the last year or so.

We first met Toolius at the OC meet up during Computex of last year where he was kind enough to sit down and talk to us on film as part of the Overclocker in Focus series. Thinking back to that interview, it really struck me at the time just how enthusiastic and truly blown away he was just to be taking part in a global OC event.

“HWBOT: What has been your greatest achievement? Toolius: Today, being here in Taiwan is like the highlight of my life so far. I’ve been dreaming about meeting everybody here and it feels awesome to be here…Breaking into the top fifty in the Extreme League, that was one which happened recently, that was something that I was pretty proud about. And also breaking the top one hundred overall, so that was something nice.”

Today Toolius can stand tall, not just as India’s No.1 overclocker and the current 17th best overclocker in the world, but also as true pioneer of overclocking in India. Congrats!

Nacho_arroyo Takes Down 3DMark06 2x GPU Global 1st Place

Argentina’s No.1 Elite overclocker nacho_arroyo made submission last Friday that catapulted him to the top of the 3DMark06 2x GPU world rankings with a score of 62,609 marks, a new Global 1st Place. The score narrowly edges out Russia’s Smoke who had been in possession of the 1st place ranking since early February of this year with a score of 62,577 marks.

Nacho_arroyo’s submission was made with a pair of GTX 980 Ti cards tuned to perfection under the influence of LN2. GPU clocks were pushed to 1,366MHz which is +27.06% beyond stock, while memory frequency was pushed to 2,100MHz (+19.79%). These settings indicate a tactically different approach from nacho_arroyo compared to Smoke who had his cards configured with higher GPU clocks and lower memory clocks; 1,480MHz (+37.55%) and 1,950MHz (+11.24%).

Other components used by nacho_arroyo include an i7 6700K clocked at 6,403.8MHz, an ASUS Maximus VII Gene motherboard, a HyperX DDR4 Predator kit clocked at 3,576.8MHz, plus a HyperX Savage SSD and a Seasonic Platinum 1200 Watt power supply. The new Global 1st Place submission means that nacho_arroyo earned 75.2 points for the 2x GPU ranking and 5.2 points for the GTX 980 Ti card.

You can check out the 3DMark06 score submission from the mercurial Argentine on HWBOT here, as well as the 2x GPU rankings in full here. Nice work nacho_arroyo!

Most Valuable Submission of Week 21, 2016: Gold for Nacho_arroyo (AR), Coolhandluke41 (US) and Lays (US)

Last week we received 3318 benchmark results from 883 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.

To accommodate more results we simplified the overview table to contain three types of information. The Most Valuable Submission, based on WR + Global + Hardware points, is separated in a CPU and GPU benchmark section. The top hardware points remain the same, but are not included in one table. The Most Valuable Submission of the week can once more be found in the XTU 2xCPU category, where among others Toolius, Nfszocker and KaRtA tie with the top result. In the 100+ point category, excluding the XTU 2xCPU results, we find Nacho_arroyo topping his class with 135.9 points in Unigine Heaven Extreme.

In the Hardware rankings bracker, we find nacho_arroyo, coolhandluke41 and Lays all scoring a precious golden cup and topping their Class leaderboard this week. In the lower brackets of the table we find Mizet1976 from Bosnia and Herzegovina for the second week in a row scoring Bronze cup. Dany.dmc00 from Spain also grabs a bronze cup Congratulations to everyone making the table this week!

The overclocking results submitted during Week 21 generated in total 75 World Record Points, 5793.3 Global Points, and 7428.5 Hardware Points. The distribution per League is as follows: 16% for Elite, 39% for Extreme, 9% for Apprentice, 17% for Enthusiast, 6% for Novice, and 22% for Rookie. The representation of the active community is as follows: 3% Elite, 9% Extreme, 3% Apprentice, 16% Enthusiast, 11% Novice, and 58% Rookie.



Most Valuable Submissions - Week 21, 2016

League CPU Benchmark GPU Benchmark Hardware Points
Elite Toolius 191.2 pts Nacho_arroyo 135.9 pts Nacho_arroyo 49.9 pts
Extreme Nfszocker 191.2 pts Coolhandluke41 60.7 pts Coolhandluke41 49.7 pts
Apprentice Jab383 46.9 pts G_trud 20.5 pts Lays 38.4 pts
Enthusiast KaRtA 191.2 pts Andressergio 23.3 pts KaRtA 24.8 pts
Novice Pippinfort 37.9 pts Johnny Boy 15 pts Mus1mus 24.1 pts
Rookie Fjelias 40.6 pts Mirzet1976 24.5 pts Dany.dmc00 27.4 pts

SuperPI 32M 5 GHz Challenge Leaderboard (May 22, 2016) - Splave Fastest at 5 minutes and 53.578 seconds with Skylake

Just like 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. In the Intel category, Splave is currently still leading with his Skylake submission of 5 min 53.578 seconds. In the AMD category the competition with Excavator is pushing AMD towards the 10 minute mark for sub-5GHz submissions. Massman (Belgium) is currently leading the race with a time of 10 min 24.296 seconds.

Check out the full table below. For more information and efficient SuperPI 32M overclocking results, check out the low-clock threads in our Overclocking and Tweaking sub-forum and the SuperPI 32M Low Clock - Fastest Per Architecture forum thread.

Congratulations to all the leaders in their specific categories!


SuperPI 32M Intel 5 GHz Challenge Leaderboard (May 22, 2016)

Category Time Overclocker CPU Memory Motherboard
Skylake 5 min 53.578 sec Splave Core i7 6700K G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4-4086 C12-12-12-28 ASRock Z170M OC Formula
Broadwell 6 min 18.925 sec Fugger Core i7 5775C Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3-2133 C9-9-9-24 ASUS Maximus VII Gene
Haswell-E 5 min 55.328 sec Dancop Core i7 5960X G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4-3333 C10-11-11-28 ASUS Rampage V Extreme
Haswell 5 min 53.687 sec Bullant Core i7 4770K G.SKILL PI DDR3-1858 C6-9-6-21
Ivy Bridge 6 min 15.562 sec Bullant Core i7 3770K DDR3-2630 C6-9-6-24 ASRock Z77 OC Formula
Sandy Bridge 6 min 30.359 sec Bullant Core i7 2600K G.SKILL PI DDR3-2268 C6-8-6-20 GIGABYTE Z77X-UP4 TH
Gulftown 7 min 5.297 sec Gazza30 Core i7 980X Kingston DDR3-2000 C7-7-6-20 GIGABYTE X58A-UD7
Bloomfield 7 min 8.020 sec Dsjjang Core i7 920 DDR3-1898 C6-7-6-19 ASUS P6T WS Professional

SuperPI 32M AMD 5 GHz Challenge Leaderboard (May 22, 2016)

Category Time Overclocker CPU Memory Motherboard
Carrizo 10 min 24.296 sec Massman Athlon X4 845 DDR3-2184 MHz C8-9-9-28 ASUS Crossblade Ranger
Kaveri 12 min 17.437 sec Zeropluszero A10-7850K DDR3-2400 MHz C8-11-9-18 GIGABYTE F2A88XN-Wifi
Vishera 14 min 9.391 sec Robbo2 FX-8350 G.SKILL PI DDR3-2600 C8-11-8-24 ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
Richland 14 min 9.156 sec Newlife A6-6420K G.SKILL TridentX DDR3-2368 C7-10-10-8 GIGABYTE F2A88XN-Wifi
Trinity 14 min 11.016 sec Dinos22 A10-5800K Corsair Dominator DDR3-2666 C9-12-12-24 GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
Zambezi 15 min 18.875 sec Bones FX-4200 DDR3-2342 C7-11-8-21 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
Llano 14 min 3.188 sec D3mox A8-3870K G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3-2112 C7-10-7-24 GIGABYTE A75-UD4H
Kabini 16 min 39.016 sec Wizerty Athlon 5350 G.SKILL PI DDR3-2026 C7-9-6-24 ASUS AM1I-A
Thuban 13 min 42.953 sec Bones Phenom II X6 1100T BE G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3-1944 C7-9-7-24 ASUS Crosshair V Formula
Deneb 13 min 24.078 sec I.nfraR.ed Phenom II X4 965 BE Corsair Dominator GTX2 DDR3-1846 C6-6-6-18 GIGABYTE 970A-UD3

[PRO OC] DrWeez Worklog #21: Pro OC Championship 2016 – Round 2 Stage 2

Extreme overclocker Andrew “DrWeez” Roberts streams his overclocking sessions twice a week on his Twitch channel.

The OC session for tonight was to concentrate on the OC Esports ProOC Championship Round 2 Stage 2 with SuperPi 1M. 1M’s main boost is with CPU Frequency. Memory frequency as well as everything else doesn’t really play a big part. My main goal tonight was to run 1 core, 2 cores, and see if there is any sort of gain on the CPU – see how high it could clock… I was able to run 1M at 6.6 GHz and then went up to 6.65, 6.68, 6.69 and… then eventually crashed out. I had some thermal paste issues where I had separation between the pot and the die.

To come back from that was quite straightforward. I just heated up back to -60C and I was able to get it going again. Unfortunately then I had some more issues with some condensation. I had some small pools of water around the memory slots. I tried to clean it up and defrost. But yeah …. In the end, I couldn’t really recover from that.So I didn’t actually save any scores tonight – but I was able to reach some scores! I was very close to my personal best but didn’t quite beat it. Now that I didn’t save any scores, this also means that I still don’t have any submissions “yet” for the ProOC Cup. I will have to rerun some time over the weekend. And … that’s about it.

Full article at OC-ESPORTS.io