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Today’s Overclocker in Focus interviewee is Coolice, the current No.2 in Malaysia and an overclocker who is now employed in the R&D department of ASUS. We had a chance to chat with him about Overclocking and his involvement with the enthusiast PC industry.
"I would say the best I have done is being involved in the (ASUS) OC Socket. Because usually I work for ASUS as a technical market (officer), and I changed department to R&D. My first project was X79, so the OC Socket was the first thing that we were very proud of on the X99 platform so yeah I would say that was my best one"
The HWBOT World Tour made its fourth stop of the year last weekend, landing at LanETS in Montreal Canada where thousands of gamers came together for the largest PC and console gaming event on the North American continent. The weekend also saw plenty of competitive overclocking action, including the World Series for Amateurs which was eventually won by Matchai with olivierapex coming in second place. Let’s have a look at how it all panned out in a little more detail.
The final of the World Series North America for Amateurs saw two Canadian rookie overclockers competing on XTU once more in the same format used in the semi-finals. Both overclockers flew out of the traps like greyhounds after a rabbit with scores of 1,414 points from matchai, and 1,444 from oliverapex, all within the first two minutes. No doubt they were both beginning to warm to their roles as leading Canadian Rookie Overclockers. By the end of the first half oliverapex had extended his lead to 1,450 points with matchai narrowly behind on 1,444 points.
The second half of the final kicked off again at an aggressive pace with both overclockers hitting good scores straight from the off. Matchai however managed to pull off a score of 1,466 points after just three and a half minutes, matching the highest score of the day and earning a total score of 2,910 points. This pushed him just a nudge beyond oliverapex who was running with a total of 2,867 points. At the end of the contest oliverapex was in fact unable to push past his opponent, ending up with a score of 2,878 points.
The fourth leg of the HWBOT World Tour 2016 came to its conclusion just a few days ago with two of Canada’s most feared overclockers facing off in the final. In the end Marc0053 claimed the win thanks to a solid display in the Final where he edged past fellow Canadian Rasparthe to become World Series 2016 North America champion, walking away with some great prizes and most importantly, a place in the HWBOT World Championship Finals at the end of the year. Let’s have a more detailed look at how the World Series North America shaped up.
Both marc0053 and Rasparthe began by basically feeling out the scope of their processors performance with gradual incremental pushing of frequencies and voltages. The default score of an i7 6700K is 10.98 points in Cinebench R11.5, but after just ten minutes we could see marc0053 was already pushing the envelope pretty hard with a score of 13.63 points, slightly ahead of Rasparthe on 13.36 points. However within the last minute of play marc0053 managed to eek out a score of 13.82 to solidify his lead and claim the win.
A huge congratulations to all the overclockers who took part in the World Series 2016 North America contest and especially to the eventual winner marc0053 who will join PXHX (Brazil), DrWeez (South Africa) and Bullshooter (Germany) in the World Championship at the end of the year.
HWBOT, an organization regulating international Overclocking competitions and rankings is delighted to announce its partnership with TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) and CyberMedia as the HWBOT World Tour 2016 attends COMPUTEX 2016. From May 31st - June 4th 2016, the HWBOT World Tour 2016 will host a booth located on the 4th Floor of the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall. Visitors to COMPUTEX 2016 will find a relaxed social environment for overclockers to learn, share and compete, as well a platform to learn about overclocking, the OC community and the significance of overclocking to the enthusiast PC market. The highlight of the World Tour stop in Taipei will be the HWBOT World Series overclocking contest where Extreme overclockers compete for some great prizes and a chance to face the best of each World Tour stop during the OC World Championship final in Berlin, Germany at the end of the year. In short, HWBOT will bring all of the excitement of competitive overclocking to COMPUTEX 2016.
"As one of the most important events of year, we are thrilled to join TAITRA and bring the HWBOT World Tour to COMPUTEX 2016," commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. "Visitors to the HWBOT booth will discover a quickly evolving and dynamic world of overclocking, a sport and hobby that is enjoyed by more people around the world than ever before."
April 15, 2016 – HWBOT, an organization regulating international overclocking competitions and rankings today confirms the enormous success of the HWBOT Tour 2016 stop and the MSI OC Academy Workshop at Gamers Assembly in Poitiers, France last weekend. The MSI OC Academy Workshop attracted more enthusiasts, gamers and amateur overclockers than in any previous HWBOT World Tour event. More than 180 attendees passed through the MSI OC Academy, including complete newcomers many of whom had literally never tweaked or tuned a PC before. In conjunction with partners MSI, Seasonic, Klevv and Streacom, HWBOT supplied PC systems where seasoned, local overclockers gave formal tutorials and advice about how to overclock a modern PC.
"For us, the involvement of the MOA OC Academy was a huge revelation at this year’s Gamers Assembly," said Désiré Koussawo, Honorary President at FuturoLAN. "With both a Pro OC area and a public booth, MOA allowed event attendees to discover and enjoy this new competitive eSport. Overclocking is now a full part of our gaming event concept."
"We had a great time sharing our knowledge with people who were discovering overclocking for the first time. In fact, I was amazed by the number of people who wanted to try the OC workshop," commented FFOC Head of Events, Remy Faurie. "We had a lot of fun explaining overclocking to a new generation of people. We hope some will join the OC league and succeed to become seasoned overclockers like Orion24 who joined us last year after the workshop."