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Road To Pro - Season 2015, Round 3
Rookie Rumble and Novice Nimble
|HWBOT Prime||Core i7 6700K||6502.2 MHz||Dancop||7751.77 pps||176.5 pts||7 5|
|Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset||GeForce GTX 980 Ti||2120/2160 MHz||k|ngp|n||8409.73 DX11 Marks||132.7 pts||0 0|
|3DMark06||GeForce GTX 980||1875/2000 MHz||Strat||59368 marks||106.4 pts||10 3|
|HWBOT Prime||Pentium G3258||6185 MHz||nickolp1974||4992.41 pps||64.1 pts||0 0|
|HWBOT Prime||Core i7 6700K||6200 MHz||zwitterion93||7540.29 pps||55.0 pts||0 2|
|XTU||Core i7 6700K||4880 MHz||SAMBA||1708 marks||52.9 pts||0 1|
|Cinebench - R11.5||Core i7 6700K||6270 MHz||zwitterion93||15.31 points||47.9 pts||0 2|
|Cinebench - R15||Core i7 6700K||6200 MHz||zwitterion93||1370 cb||47.1 pts||0 2|
|XTU||Core i7 6700K||4760 MHz||Luumi||1567 marks||35.4 pts||0 0|
|XTU||Core i7 6700K||4700 MHz||B4DWOLF||1557 marks||33.7 pts||0 0|
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Continuing our in depth series of overclocker interviews, today we bring you the thoughts and musings of one of East Europe’s most recognised players. Allow us to introduce you to Achill3uS, a Hungarian overclocker with plenty of thought provoking ideas to share.
"Of course live events, to meet the other guys, the other addicted guys of overclocking is the best part of it. In Hungary I can say I was (one of) the first generation of extreme overclockers. So it’s nice to be in a community in your own country and see the guys get the fun part of it and asking for help and questions to you, and in the end you reach really nice results."
Today we are very pleased to bring you the latest in our Overclocker in Focus series with an interview with Hiwa, one of the most respected and decorated overclockers on HWBOT. Originally from Iran, Hiwa is now a leading member of Switzerland’s ocaholic team. Read on for a glimpse at what drives one of the scene’s most experienced players.
"Share information. Sharing, sharing information. They have to share all the knowledge they find, but unfortunately it’s not like that. The new overclockers are more (like) rich people buying CPUs, CPUs, graphics cards… bin the CPUs, bin the graphics cards. Pull down with LN2 and then yeah they got the score… without any knowledge. It’s not nice to see, but that’s it"
If any one single individual has left his indelible mark on the OC scene, it would have to be Frederik “Richba5tard” Colardyn, the founder of HWBOT itself. Frederik was in town for Computex 2015 earlier this year, where we finally managed to get him to sit down and spill the beans on his origins as an overclocker and his role in the creation of HWBOT.
"I found it a real pity that you could not compare your scores against people from other forums. So I started writing a bot that gathered all the scores from all the overclocking forums and posted global rankings so on your own forum you could see, ok my score is good in my local forum, but there are other forums which have even faster scores"
In our latest edition of the Overclocker in Focus series we bring you an interview with one of the more influential overclockers from India, a country with tons of potential for growth and one which is steadily growing in stature and representation within the OC scene. Allow us to proudly introduce you to Toolius, one of India’s leading overclockers.
" It’s the overclockers gathering, or the power users gathering - stuff like this. That develops a good amount of interest. Ever since we started doing those meets, overclocking in India has taken off, there has a significant number of new people joining the BOT. "
Our series of Overclocker profile videos continues today with a very candid and revealing interview with Jonas, otherwise known to many as Mean Machine. Read on and enjoy a chat with one of the original players from back in the day.
" For those starting in overclocking I would probably say, just have fun. Do things just for fun. This is a hobby which is going to cost you a lot of money, just don’t let anyone suck the fun out of it. If you think it’s fun, go for it. [...] Furthermore I would say join the events, meet people. It’s fun. It’s the people that make the community ... "
During the month September 2015 a total of 5 World Records and 59 Global First Places were achieved by the overclockers listed below. The most successful overclocker is Xtreme Addict with 5 World Records. The most used components for the record-breaking achievements are: Core i7 5960X processor, ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard, ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Strix graphics card, HyperX Predator DDR4 memory, Corsair AX1500i Power Supply, and Samsung 840 Pro SSD.
Congratulations to all the overclockers involved: Dancop, der8auer, dRweEz, Gunslinger, k|ngp|n, l0ud_sil3nc3, nacho_arroyo, ObscureParadox, Rbuass, S14, SHIMIZU, Slinky PC, Sn0wMe, Splave.ROM, steponz, Strat, Wizerty, and Xtreme Addict.
September 2015 WR and GFP - 5 World Records!
|Overclocker||Xtreme Addict (5 WR / 0 GFP)||Splave.ROM (0 WR / 10 GFP)||Steponz (0 WR / 9 GFP)|
|Country||Poland (5 WR / 0 GFP)||United States (0 WR / 29 GFP)||Brazil (0 WR / 9 GFP)|
|Team||PURE (5 WR / 6 GFP)||XtremeSystems (0 WR / 13 GFP)||TecLab OC Team (0 WR / 9 GFP)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 5960X (5 WR / 31 GFP)||Intel Core i7 6700K (0 WR / 22 GFP)||Intel Xeon E5 2699 V3 (0 WR / 5 GFP)|
|Motherboard||ASUS Rampage V Extreme (5 WR / 8 GFP)||ASRock Z170 OC Formula (0 WR / 15 GFP)||GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion (0 WR / 9 GFP)|
|Graphics Card||ASUS GTX 980 Ti Strix (5 WR / 2 GFP)||GeForce GTX 980 Ti (0 WR / 19 GFP)||EVGA GTX 980 Ti K|ngp|n Edition (0 WR / 9 GFP)|
|Memory||HyperX Predator (5 WR / 6 GFP)||G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 (0 WR / 10 GFP)||G.SKILL Ripjaws Z (0 WR / 3 GFP)|
|Power Supply||Corsair Professional Gold Series 1500W (5 WR / 9 GFP)||Antec High Current 1300W (0 WR / 10 GFP)||Seasonic Platinum 1200W (0 WR / 4 GFP)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro Series (5 WR / 1 GFP)||HyperX Predator (0 WR / 2 GFP)|
The fourth edition of the Novice Nimble came a close a few days ago resulting in another dominant display from French overclockers Cowcotland who fended off Overclock.net and HWReady OC Official Team to retain the novice team OC crown. The Novice Nimble #4 also saw the largest ever field with 29 teams competing head to head across five unique stages based on a blend of Intel and AMD processors plus GPU benching. Let’s take a look at how it panned out in a little detail.
Congrats to all the team members who played a vital part on making the fourth ever Novice Nimble a success. Cowcotland once again proved to be the masters of group organisation with a real team effort that keeps them securely at the top of the Novice table. Overclock.net came a little closer to becoming Novice Nimble champions thanks to two solid wins in Stages 3 and 4 and will feel that the gap between themselves and the French champs has been closed to some extent. Don’t forget that the fifth installment of the Novice Nimble has just gotten under way. Check the link below to get involved, join a team and start pushing!
Custom water cooling is the most popular cooling technique for overclockers at HWBOT nowadays. Based on numbers from August and September, 50% of the overclocking results on Haswell-E and 22% of the results on Skylake are with the processor cooled by water cooling. Usually you would build a custom cooling setup from water blocks, pumps, and radiators, but at the Georgia Tech university, that's not good enough.
Georgia Tech graduate student Tom Sarvey is using microfluidic passages cut directly into the backsides of FPGA devices, a few hundred microns away from where the transistors are operating. He achieves 60% lower temperatures compared to air cooling, going from 60°C to 24°C with 20°C liquid. The technology is quite disruptive as the research is believed to be the first example of liquid cooling directly on an operating high-performance CMOS chip.
The cooling research was funded by DARPA’s (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Microsystems Technology Office, through the ICECOOL program. For more information, check out the article at Gatech.edu.
The last time we checked the progress on the translations was almost two months ago. On August 20th, we reported about the upgraded status of "Beta" for the Ukrainian language and the significant improvements for Portuguese/Brazilian.
Today we want to highlight the Danish translation. Schjeldaldk from OcTeamDenmark has started the translation work and this weekend completed nearly 20% of the entire translation work. That's great progress and we're happy to see it move forward!
Note that every overclocker participating in the translation project automatically becomes the owner of the HWBOT Project Contributor and HWBOT Translator achievements. We are humbled by the efforts of the overclocking community to make HWBOT more accessible and more available for the international community. Thank you very much!
For the overclockers joining the overclocking community these days it will maybe sound strange, but overclocking was pretty important already 10 years ago. Back in the day when Hipro5, Kinc, Kingpin, and Shamino were crushing the 3DMark ORB, times were a bit simpler. With two graphics cards in SLI, you could already break records.
One of the funniest/coolest videos from back then is K|ngp|n's very first Nvidia commercial. The video is linked on the left hand side, or you can click here. In the brief MasterCard-style video, you'll find K|ngp|n show off his USD $1,000 Core 2 Quad QX6700, an Nvidia 680i based motherboard, and two USD $600 GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards. Adding up the hardware to the "liquid nitrogen truck on stand-by", you end up with a priceless 3DMark World Record.
In Episode 19 of The OC Show Q&A, Tim and Isaïe from Overclocking-TV and guests Pieter from HWBOT, Rasparthe from Overclock.net, and Steponz, talk about what happened in overclocking land in the past two weeks. The topics are:
Highly recommended if you want to learn how Rasparthe enjoys overclocking the more old-school hardware. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here if you prefer old school hyperlinks.
Last week we received 4549 benchmark results from 868 registered overclockers around the world. The majority of the submissions is coming from Rookie overclockers representing 53% of the active community. They were responsible for 32% 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.
As you can see in the table below, the most valuable submission of the week was the Global First Place of Dancop in HWBOT Prime 4xCPU using the Core i7 6700K Skylake. With 175.9 points Dancop scores about 66 points more than Hideo from Japan who scored Silver in 3DMark05 with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card. In the Enthusiast class we find Nik from Germany; in the Novice and Rookie class we find Peazz from United Kingdom and Caramba1 from Russia!
The overclocking results submitted during Week 40 generated in total 360 World Record Points, 8984,1 Global Points, and 7128,1 Hardware Points. The distribution per League is as follows: 17% for Elite, 39% for Extreme, 17% for Enthusiast, 8% for Novice, and 19% for Rookie. The representation of the active community is as follows: 3% Elite, 14% Extreme, 16% Enthusiast, 14% Novice, and 53% Rookie.
Most Valuable Submissions - Week 40, 2015
|Elite||175.9 points||Dancop||HWBOT Prime 4xCPU Core i7 6700K|
|Extreme||89.8 points||Hideo||3DMark05 1xGPU GeForce GTX 980 Ti|
|Enthusiast||57.5 points||Nik||XTU 4xCPU Core i7 6700K|
|Novice||45.5 points||Peazz||XTU 4xCPU Core i7 6700K|
|Rookie||50.5 points||Caramba1||XTU 6xCPU Core i7 5820K|
Top Hardware Points - Week 40, 2015
|Elite||49.8 points||MetalRacer||3DMark Vantage Radeon HD 5770 (1st)|
|Extreme||49.8 points||Bullant||3DMark06 (1st)|
|Enthusiast||23.8 points||andressergio||XTU Core i7 4790 (11th)|
|Novice||22.3 points||Alex1989||XTU Core i5 4690K (148th)|
|Rookie||24.6 points||Wernersen||XTU Core i5 4670K (22nd)|
On the Polish version of the Intel IQ blog, we find Xtreme Addict in conversation with Intel. The long and very interesting interview deals with various aspects of overclocking: what drivers people to try LN2, what kind of competitions are there, what are the risks for your hardware, and so on. Check out the interview at iq.intel.pl in Polish or use the Google Translated version in English. Below are a couple of quotes from Xtreme Addict.
The main difference between homemade and competitive overclocking is the use - the high-performance overclocking is only temporarily, for the duration of thebenchmarks to test the strength and potential of architecture when looking for bottlenecks platform. To this end, many solutions are created which then are used for daily overclocking. An example is the "Internal PLL voltage" known since the Sandy Bridge processors. Manufacturers have found a way to increase the frequency limit the cache in the processor (Sandy Bridge processors, core frequency and the cache were in a ratio of 1:1) and gave an additional 400-500 MHz processor. This helped to beat the previous record of architecture in the benchmarks.
I take it all as a great adventure and that is why I am most pleased with the fact that I won the largest number of finals live from all overclockers, including two times in a row HOT - HyperX Overclocking Takeover. I hope that this year I will be able to defend his title again. In the global ranking HWBOT currently ranks second in the world, and I'm near the first place.
In the latest episode of The OC Show, Pieter and Tim have a look at the latest hot news out of the OC Community. Click on the image on the left or HERE. A list of the topics below:
Join the live Q&A on Sunday October 4th 9pm on the OCTV twitch channel: http://twitch.tv/overclockingtv.
After I finished reading through Xtreme Addict's interview with Intel Poland, I had a peek at the submission table on the front page. What I found is 3D Madness. Xtreme Addict shines at the top of the table with a new 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme World Record, a score that scored him the stage win in the Pro OC 2015 Round 3. Then we find K|ngp|n with a new Global First Place in Unigine Heaven Extreme, edging out Splave.ROM who scores silver in that same benchmark. And if all that wasn't grand enough, Bullshooter scores silver in 3DMark03 2xGPU.
For his World Record, Xtreme Addict uses his typical set of hardware tools. Of course a Core i7 5960X at almost 5.9 GHz combined with what seems to be his favorite motherboard, the ASUS Rampage V Extreme. Aided with a special set of hyper-binned HyperX memory (apologies for the bad pun!) and four ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards at 1800/2075 MHz, Xtreme Addict is now leading the 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Hall of Fame by almost 500 points. You can find the Hall of Fame here.