Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
wPrime - 32m Core i7 5960X 5871.7 MHz Chi-Kui Lam 1sec 953ms 76.9 pts 19   7
3DMark Vantage - Performance GeForce GTX 780 Ti   MetalRacer 69352 marks 42.8 pts 0   3
XTU Core i3 4360 3970 MHz pho5ph0ric 550 marks 41.2 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 5930K 4751.4 MHz zachscustom 1840 marks 28.7 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 4800 MHz koekwau5 1201 marks 27.2 pts 0   0
wPrime - 1024m Core 2 Q6600 (2.4Ghz) 4717.1 MHz GunGod 4min 32sec 658ms 25.1 pts 0   2
Cinebench R11.5 Sempron 150 5328 MHz kotori 1.53 points 25.0 pts 0   0
Cinebench R11.5 Xeon L3014 5057 MHz macsbeach98 1.5 points 23.7 pts 0   0
XTU Core i5 4670K 4800 MHz electron libre 1063 marks 22.6 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K   Dzuljzebari 1173 marks 21.4 pts 0   0

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The world of overclocking is a magical thing. There are no teachers in universities telling us how to operate in this world which makes this a completely open field. That is one of the things we love about our jobs and passion.

In this job, we are fortunate enough to travel the world and talk with everyone involved in the process of overclocking. From the hardware manufacturer designing the products we use, over the distributor selling on feature sets to the end-users and overclockers enjoying the competitions we organize at HWBOT. Every week we learn something new and our vision is affected daily by the input of opinions and feedback from the people that cross our path.

We love to talk about the future of overclocking and what it takes to get there. Sadly enough, over the past couple of months we noticed that these discussions increasingly revolve around one single term: “World Record”. And that must change.

In this editorial we will explain the stance we take on the term World Record. We introduce new terminology, publish communication guidelines and the only official HWBOT World Record table


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TiN Publishes GeForce GTX 980 Uncorking Guide - Prepare Your Cards!

K|ngp|n and TiN were overclocking the new GeForce GTX 980 live at Nvidia's GAME24 event to speeds well over 2 GHz through 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme. On the Kingpincooling forums TiN published a guide on how to get the most out of your GeForce GTX 980 graphics card. In the so-called "Uncorking"-guide you can find 9 steps to max out the card, with pictures and information.

Thanks for sharing knowledge and letting us all push the GTX 980. Enjoy!

Link to the thread: http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2886

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French Volunteers (Akane, Marine_OC, Wizerty) Translate 23% of HWBOT In 8 Days

On September 11 Timothée re-kick-started the HWBOT translations project. To keep the explanation short, volunteers who want to see HWBOT in their native language take it upon themselves to form a team of enthusiastic translators. Since the site has a lot of lines to translate (approximately 3000), translating is hardly a one-man job. Thanks to the enthusiasm of the community, we can see great progress already. Especially the French team has done extraordinary work translating almost a fourth of the entire site! Amazing and deserves a round of applause!

If you want to get involved in the project, drop Timothée a mail at xyala@hwbot.org and he will guide you in the right direction.

Thanks to everyone dedicating their free time to HWBOT and overclocking in general!

ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2014 Final Teams Known - Exquisite Line-up!

From August 15 until September 15, overclockers from around Europe and CIS could qualify for the final of the ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2014. The final will be held end of November in Moscow, Russia and features 8 teams formed by each two overclockers. The first seven teams are formed by the top-14 of the qualifier ranking and one team by the two best Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition overclockers.

The team formation process for this competition is quite unique. To quote the competition page: "The Top-14 of the contest qualify for the ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2014 Final. The winners are divided in two groups. Group 1 is formed by the positions 1 to 7, Group 2 is formed by positions 8 to 14. Starting with the winner of the qualifier going to #7, the overclockers in Group 1 can select a team member from the pool of overclockers in Group 2. The overclockers will be paired in a team to compete at the Final."

You can find the table of teams below. You will be able to follow the final competition at HWBOT live! You can find more information on the Qualifiers on the ASUS Open Overclocking Cup 2014 Qualifier competition page.

Good luck everyone!

Team Overclocker Rank Overclocker Rank
Team #1 8 Pack#1 Der8auer#11
Team #2 Dancop#21 BenchBros#55
Team #3 Wizerty#5 TerraRaptor#108
Team #4 Alex@ro#265 Perica_barii#37
Team #5 Mortisboy#42 FireKillerGR#230
Team #6 Smoke#10 _12_ #28
Team #7 Xtreme Addict#6 Giorgioprimo#75
Team Pentium AE John_White#114 Maedhros#76

Overclock.net Remains Top Rookie Magnet Team With 35 Rookies Recruited

It's been exactly one month since our last news article about the Rookie recruitment activity of the overclocking teams. So today we have a look what changed in the top-10 most rookie-friendly overclocking teams.

At the top of the ranking we still see Overclock.net. With 35 Rookies recruited, the North American overclocking team is by far the biggest magnet for newcomers to overclocking. In second place we find the German PC Games Hardware with 20 Rookies. That is two less than a month ago. In third place we find Cowcotland from France with 15 Rookies in the line-up.

We like seeing this evolution and hope many other Rookies find their way to active and vibrant overclocking teams! Judging by the chart on the right, there are plenty of Rookies to be recruited!


Team Rookies # since Aug 17
Overclock.net 35 +3
PC Games Hardware 20 -2
Cowcotland 15 +2
Overclockers.com 8 +3
Fusion-oc.com 7 +1
Republic of Clocker 7 -1
Australia OC 6 N/A
AOCT 5 N/A
Middle Earth 5 +1
Team Russia 4 -2

Antinomy Joins HWBOT Staff As Hardware Database Manager

With this news article we want to wish Antinomy a warm welcome in the HWBOT family, as he joins the staff to look after the Hardware Database. Antinomy is just like our lost friend Turrican a walking encyclopedia of hardware and will be able to curate the database with great care and attention. We are happy to have Antinomy on board and wish him a happy stay.

Thank you for taking up this task and welcome!

The processor of requesting hardware to add to the database remains the same as before.

Haswell-E Record Update: GIGABYTE Strikes Back With XTU World Record, HWBOT Prime and Wprime Globals

Last week we referenced a couple of Haswell-E records in an editorial about Intel's latest platform. Today we can report on a couple of new Haswell-E Top Scores set by the GIGABYTE overclocking team live at IDF and of course in the well-known OC Lab. The top scores include the XTU World Record and Global Top Scores, HWBOT Prime and both WPrime 8xCPU and are set by GIGABYTE's in-house dynamic duo HiCookie and Sofos1990. In addition, one top score was set by US overclocker CL3P2O from the XtremeSystems overclocking team.

Congratulations to everyone involved! In the table below you can find more information about the results.

BenchmarkScoreCPUMotherboardMemory
XTU WR2866Core i7 5960X5715 MHzGIGABYTEX99-SOC Force LN2G.SKILLRipjaws 4
WPrime 32M (8xCPU)2.000Core i7 5960X5945 MHzGIGABYTEX99-SOC ForceCorsairDominator Platinum
WPrime 1024M (8xCPU)59.593Core i7 5960X5945 MHzGIGABYTEX99-SOC ForceCorsairDominator Platinum
XTU (8xCPU)2866Core i7 5960X5715 MHzGIGABYTEX99-SOC Force LN2G.SKILLRipjaws 4
XTU (6xCPU)2171Core i7 5820K5680 MHzGIGABYTEX99-SOC ForceG.SKILLRipjaws 4
HWBOT Prime (8xCPU)9622.77Core i7 5960X5966 MHzGIGABYTEX99-SOC ForceCorsairDominator Platinum


Final Confirmed List of MSI MOA 2014 Participants - Huge Line-up!

MSI just published the final confirmed list of MSI MOA 2014 Grand Final attendees. In the list there are of course no surprises as all the participants are the same from the various qualifiers at HWBOT. I took the liberty of adding the overall League ranks for each of the participants and it is now very clear how tough the line-up for this year's MOA is.

Only 3 of the 19 overclockers are not in the global top-100 and 10 of them are in the top-30. It goes to show how prestigious the MOA competition series are: even the top crop of overclockers are eager to show off their overclocking skills in the capital of overclocking, Taipei.

Looking forward to the finals! Good luck everyone!

Stage Region Overclocker Ranking
Class A AM Rbuass #25
Mikecdm #26
Nacho_arroyo #23
Gunslinger #9
EMEA Vivi #3
Xtreme Addict #6
Zzolio #8
Perica_barii #38
Moose83 #14
Wizerty #4
T0lsty #32
APAC Rhodie #1233
OC_Windforce #49
DFORDOG #54
Bob(nz) #107
SniperOZ #24
Class B WW Drweez #74
Steponz #34
Bboyjezz #327

Updated X99 Information Threads: New GIGABYTE BIOSes, CL3P20 Top SuperPI 32M 4G

Just a quick news flash to inform you we have updated the Haswell-E information threads in the forum. We updated the basic statistics on the Haswell-E overclocking hardware and updated the SuperPI 32M 4G Challenge.

On the statistics side of things, we see very little change apart from the GIGBAYTE X99-SOC Force moving up in the popularity charts. Interestingly we also see that the Core i7 5960X, the most expensive of all Haswell-E processors, is the most popular SKU for this X-series platform. This is in contrary to what we saw with Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge-E.

In the 4G low clock challenge two people entered a first score: Sskmercer from Australia and CL3P2O from the United States. The latter currently has the fastest result scoring 7 min 34.266 ms with the DDR4 memory clocked at DDR4-3000 CL12-13-14-15 2T in combination with the X99-SOC Force. Looking forward to the upcoming results!


On the BIOS side of things we updated each GIGABYTE X99 motherboard with two new BIOSes. One is the final stable version, the other a new beta. For more information you can check the threads below.

Haswell-E Threads

  • X99 BIOS, facts, stats and list of mainboards: click
  • Haswell-E SuperPI 32M 4G Challenge: click

HWBOT Family Expands: Ann-Sofie Joins As Graphical Designer

HWBOT expanded to Taipei two years ago and set up shop in the overclocking capital of the world. With Timothée joining the office in December last year, we could focus on external projects the result of which you'll see in the coming months and year.

Ann-Sofie, also known as Mink, is now joining the family and will be filling the position of graphical designer. With her background in overclocking (she competed in the MSI MOA competition!), her creative artwork will streamline the site and project's purpose and vision. We're really excited to have Ann-Sofie on board and look forward to the first artwork, banners, competition pages and other visual stimuli to feature on- and off-site.

Welcome to the family, Ann-Sofie!

Timelapse of OCTV's 4K Extreme Cooling Video Shoot by TechALook

A while back Xyala wrote an editorial about the "Frozen PC Project", a 4K video shoot with extreme cooling as main subject. The video editing is still in progress as 4K has proven to impose a lot of new but interesting problems, but today TechALook who provided the video shoot environment posted a very cool timelapse video of the project.

In the timelapse you can see Xyala work the camera's, system and lighting for the 4K video shoot. Agreed, this is not the high-quality footage yet but gives you enough energy to patiently wait for the release of the 4K footage. Enjoy!