Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
Aquamark GeForce GTX 280 1065/1340 MHz Smoke 515086 marks 45.6 pts 5   7
XTU Core i7 5930K 3846.9 MHz Zwitschler 1899 marks 39.3 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 4900 MHz BoTSkill 1287 marks 37.6 pts 0   0
PiFast Core 2 E8400 (3.0Ghz) 6106 MHz kintaro 15sec 360ms 33.3 pts 0   1
3DMark Vantage - Performance Radeon HD 7950 1390/1950 MHz delevic 53203 marks 31.6 pts 0   0
3DMark2001 SE Radeon HD 5850 938/1300 MHz varachio 137196 marks 30.5 pts 0   0
SuperPi - 1M Core 2 E8400 (3.0Ghz) 6114 MHz kintaro 7sec 390ms 29.8 pts 0   2
CPU Frequency Core 2 E6600 (2.4Ghz) 5548.2 MHz 2ShEp 5548.22 mhz 29.6 pts 2   2
3DMark06 Radeon HD 4890 1228/1285 MHz gubben 29254 marks 29.4 pts 0   1
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset Radeon R9 290X 1330/1750 MHz mahaudi 4829.87 DX11 Marks 27.5 pts 0   1

Competition Entries

Narutoxik and Win Rookie Rumble #13 and Rookie Rumble AMD #10

After the long domination of DaNE, who finally moved on to the Novice League, it rather interesting to see who would follow in his footsteps. Narutoxik, also from France, came out on top as winner before Rick from Germany and Rauf from Sweden. We know Narutoxik from the last Rookie Rumble as he finished 3rd. Both Rick and Rauf are new names in the Rookie Rumble and we look forward to seeing what they can do in the next round as in particular Rick came awefully close to beating Narutoxik this round. He scored two points less across the three stage! In the Rookie Rumble AMD we find at the top of an all-Brazil podium!


HWBOT Articles

A week ago we announced the first stop of the HWBOT World Tour 2015 in North America. We are amazed, pleased, and humbled by the many positive responses and to see so much enthusiasm in the community. Discussions sparked and a questions were asked. Based on the feedback, I want to take some time to clarify the topics that came up the most in this write up.


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Hardware news

Arise Wins Mobile Geeks 801 Tweaker Challenge + Interview

Last week the dust settled on the world's first ever mobile overclocking contest, the Mobile Geeks 801 Tweaker Challenge. Run in conjunction with the contest invited all and sundry to pit their wits against each other in a quest to push the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor as far as possible to reach the highst possible score on the HWBOT Prime benchmark.

The prize on offer was a high-end OPPO Find 7 smartphone, but more importantly, the contest offered the opportunity to become world No.1 in the field of mobile processor chip overclocking… a prestigious position that now belongs to Arise from Romania.

Arise: "Running my Snapdragon CPU at 3GHz proved to be not very stable at all at 1.2V for the length of the benchmark, so I had to lower the ambient temperature. Placing my phone in the fridge for 10 minutes proved to be enough to prevent the phone crashing, restarting or any throttling. I used no insulation or any other types of extreme cooling, just made sure to let the phone return to room temperature, but keeping it in a cold room to prevent excessive condensation."

Read the full article at OC-ESPORTS


Translation Update 21/01: Moving Slowly But Steadily, German and Spanish Improving

The translation of HWBOT is a project in the hands of our dear community. Over the past couple of months, we progressed quite well finishing almost three languages. The languages which are near completion are being beta-tested on our User Acceptance Test server and we hope to see them live on HWBOT soon.

In the recent evolutions we see German and Spanish closing in on the upper third percentile of completion. That's very nice! We would like to thank everyone involved with the translations and look forward to seeing a translated HWBOT soon. For those who would like to join in the project, please get in touch with Timothée (Xyala). You can find his information on our contact page.

Dancop #1 in Overclockers League!

News just in! After a long period of 8 Pack hegemony in the HWBOT Overclockers League, we have a new king! Dancop, a German overclocker from the overclocking team, managed to take down 8 Pack. Scoring 2849.90 points, Dancop is leading the table with only 18.10 points margin.

Dancop truely is an inspiring example for a lot of new overclockers as he manages to become number one mostly on his own resources. He acquired his monster of a CPU, which we talked about in an previous news article, by himself. Of course it's not possible to achieve this accomplishment on your own. We see Dancop regularly thanking other overclockers such as Der8auer, BenchBros, K|ngp|n, and others too. Pretty cool to see this happening!

In the end everyone competes to their own possibilities. We look forward to seeing 8 Pack, TeamAU, and Smoke's response to this. No one is unbeatable, and the competition just got more interesting!

As a bonus feature, here is Dancop and Andi from BenchBros after their recent victory in the ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2014 Final.

Turrican Memorial Charity Challenge Extended – Additional Prizes by EK Water Blocks and HWBOT invite you to join us in honoring his name by participating in the donation campaign for an Austrian children hospital dedicated to researching cancer especially for young patients.

For this donation campaign has redesigned Karl’s “Hardware Terminator” shirts and made them available in the web shop in multiple cuts and colors. They will be printed on demand in small by a little company here in Austria and shipped by us as soon as they are ready. To be able to buy one, you have to donate at least 5 Euros to the donation campaign. We let the amount of the donation open to your choosing. Every Euro is appreciated and will be directly forwarded as it is. The proceedings of the whole campaign will be officially handed over to St. Anna Kinderspital in February next year. More details on that as soon as possible.

Together with our friends from Noctua, EK Water Blocks, and HWBOT teamed up to present you the Turrican Memorial Charity Challenge! It's a contest with two stages using GPUPI, the benchmark I dedicated to Turrican a few weeks ago. The first stage is called "Turrican's Choice" and focuses on old hardware. Run GPUPI in 1B on the oldest CPU possible and overclock the hell out of it afterwards. The oldest chip with the fastest run wins! Yes, you know you wouldn't stand a chance if Karl could participate. The second stage is GPUPI in 1B for graphics cards all out. The fastest run wins, whatever it takes! We would like to see some crazy 290s on liquid nitrogen here, so be ready to refill your containers.

More information on the competition and the prizes

G.SKILL Releases Extremely High End DDR4 Memory Kit at 3400MHz, CL16-16-16!

Taipei, Taiwan – 15 January 2015 – G.SKILL International Co. Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid-state storage, is proud to release the Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit at CL 16-16-16-36, and a new Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit with a faster CL15 timing. These extremely high end memory kits also come with awesome Turbulence III memory fans!

Below are the specifications for these two new extreme high end DDR4 memory kits:

The new Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3400MHz 16GB (4GBx4) memory kit is made from hand-picked IC and G.SKILL’s highly-selective binning process. It has also been tested for compatibility on the ASUS Rampage V Extreme and GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion motherboards, shown in screenshots below


Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and SSD products, designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.

HyperX OC TakeOver (HOT) 2015 World Finals - Competition Round Up from Las Vegas

In the heat of the Las Vegas desert last week there was one place where sub-zero temperatures abounded: the Caesar's Palace Hotel. At Caesar’s there was plenty of LN2 on hand for a select group of overclockers that qualified for and competed in the HyperX OC Takeover 2015 World Finals.

The HyperX OC TakeOver (“HOT”) is organized by HyperX, the enthusiast sub-brand of memory giant Kingston, in partnership with Intel, GIGABYTE, Cooler Master and GELID. A prize pool of USD $15,000 was up for grabs for the top three finishers, as well as some very attractive trophies.

The final standings and prizes looked like this, with Xtreme Addict showing his class once again.

Full article at!

“Gold or nothing!” For Hardware Master TaPaKaH

Author: TheMadDutchDude

When you are looking at a particular piece of hardware, you will most likely come across the name “TaPaKaH” at some point. As of this moment, TaPaKaH, or Sam as some of us know him, has quite a few cups to his name. Well, a few is a serious understatement. He currently holds 616 golds, 296 silvers, 151 bronze and 167 medals for his overclocking efforts.

Sam is currently ranked 3rd in the Extreme league, and he is the king of the Hardware Masters at present. Here’s a brief snapshot, and I really do mean brief, of some of his top earning scores. The silver which you can see in this particular screenshot below is actually a joint first position with another member, “The Mutt,” who got the score first and thus earned him a gold cup, putting Sam second as a result. However, it’s not all bad as he got the same points for the submission (due to the tie). The maximum amount of hardware points you can currently earn in any one benchmark is 49.9, which is dependent on how many participants benchmark both that test and that piece of hardware.

Whilst he doesn’t possess anywhere near the amount of cups that Norwegian overclocker “knopflerbruce” has to his name, Sam definitely has his fair share.

There’s a vast amount of knowledge that is required to master so many platforms, and he seems to do it with ease. Aside from the knowledge aspect, you have to go through a process that we overclockers call “binning” in order to obtain the best chip, and sometimes that can take a hundred CPUs until you find the one that you’re looking for. This not only costs a small fortune, it also takes a lot of pre-testing and dedication to pull it off. Some of us have pot luck, and we win the silicone lottery with an absolute gem (quite rare these days), and sometimes we strike out for months on end. That is story for another day, though.

Congratulations on your recent cups from what is a very heavily contested set of processors that you’ve used in recent days, Sam. From all of us at HWBOT, keep up the good work and most importantly, keep pushing!

Vivi Dominates GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge

Centered around three separate stages, the GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge saw 35 overclockers go head to head with 140 separate submissions spanning the festive season. South African OC legend Vivi took two of the stages to finish first overall with a total score of 64 points. Bulgarian fgi took 2nd place with 50 points while Alan_Alberino of Argentina came in third with 42 points.

Check out the stages and leaderboard standings at OC-ESPORTS. (Note - If an overall challenge winner is also a stage 1st place winner, the stage prize will go to the stage next best performance)

GIGABYTE certainly spiced things up with some very enticing cash and hardware prizes. All stage winners got to walk away with a rare and special beast that is the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force LN2, a LGA 1150 board that is optimized for serious overclocking, forgoing the standard 4 DIMM slots in favor of just two slots that are positioned as close to the CPU as possible for optimum memory performance. It even forgoes cooler holes in the VRM area to get the memory that bit closer.

But as well as luxury OC hardware, the winners will have doubtlessly been motivated the cash prizes that GIGABYTE were also offering:

  • 1st place: USD $1,000 (Vivi)
  • 2nd place: USD $600 (Fgi)
  • 3rd place: USD $400 (Alan_albertino)

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Dancops Recent Rampage Leaves Us All In Awe - Closing in on 8 Pack in Overclockers League

Author: TheMadDutchDude

During the last few days, we’ve seen some incredible scores all-round from various overclockers across the globe, but there is one overclocker in particular who has been receiving a lot of attention from the community. Can you guess who it is? His results have topped the recent rankings on the home page over the last couple of days. No? Still no clue? Well, he goes by the name of “Dancop,” and is currently ranked second in the Elite league, closely behind the current number one, “8 Pack.” The scores which Dan has been submitting have been with his incredible Intel Core i7-4770K and within the 2D arena where he has massacred multiple world records on a daily basis.

He began by smashing world records which were set by the likes of AndreYang, TeamAU, Vivi and 8 Pack, you know, just to name a few. Some of the records such as the Super Pi 32M score, which was set by Andre, had previously been untouchable. A select few have come very close to besting it, but they’ve never managed to take his place. That was until very recently where it fell into the hands of Dancop, whilst the rest of us in this community have been left to admire his skills, his CPU and his record busting run(s).

One world record that surprised me personally was his Super Pi 32M run, probably due to the fact that some of us are completely obsessed with finding the perfectly binned PSC based memory for Super Pi. Other than the incredible chip that he has the pleasure of using, he has proven without a single doubt that Samsung ICs are more than up to the task of taking a world record. Of course, this is merely one of the results which he submitted. There are plenty of others, check them out from the list below. Oh, and try not to be too envious ... if you can!

  • PiFast – 9.700sec
  • Super Pi 1M - 5.172sec – whilst this isn’t a Global First Place, it’s a number one spot for the 4770K rankings
  • Super Pi 32M – 4min 32sec 31ms
  • wPrime 32M – 3sec 421ms – joint first with two other members (Chi-Kui Lam and Vivi) with identical scores.
  • There are still a number of benchmarks in which he has not unleashed this monster 4770K on to just yet. At the time this article was written, Dan is just shy of 200 points short of overtaking Ian (8 Pack) and claiming the crown as the world’s fastest overclocker. Personally, I think that the crown is about to change hands and that we will see Dancop at the very top of the world. The current king may have a few aces up his sleeves, though. We know that he has had many in the past, and they’ve been dubbed “8Backups” (rather fitting, right?) by our lovely crowd on the forums.

    What do you think will happen in the next few weeks? It’s certainly exciting to say the least. In the meantime, a very well deserved word of congratulations goes to Dancop and his recent results!