Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
XTU Core i7 4770K 6100 MHz Dhemon 1478 marks 61.7 pts 3   0
Catzilla - 1440p GeForce GTX Titan X 1455/2000 MHz Ximi 41298 marks 61.5 pts 0   0
Cinebench - R15 Core i7 5960X 5624 MHz rsnubje 2275 cb 42.0 pts 1   0
HWBOT Prime Core i7 5960X 5874 MHz rsnubje 9504.84 pps 40.3 pts 0   1
XTU Core i7 5930K 4650 MHz rcas80 1891 marks 39.8 pts 0   0
Cinebench - R11.5 Core i7 5960X 5624 MHz rsnubje 24.68 points 39.6 pts 0   1
XTU Core i7 4790K 5200 MHz manurap46 1330 marks 39.2 pts 0   0
HWBOT Prime Core i7 4790K 5700 MHz manurap46 6741.29 pps 36.5 pts 0   0
3DMark06 GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1200/1247 MHz ikki 44604 marks 33.9 pts 5   1
Catzilla - 720p GeForce GTX Titan X 1568/2000 MHz jpmboy 47190 marks 32.6 pts 0   0


ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces OC Showdown 2015 Formula Series R2

ASUS announced round two of OC Showdown 2015 Formula series, the second stage of a global competition that invites enthusiast overclockers from around the world to compete to win both kudos and great prizes. ASUS ROG motherboards and graphics cards are the most popular choice for overclockers as tracked by HWBOT, so the challenge puts the world’s favorite overclocking gear at the center of the global stage.

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Der8auer Publishes ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Overclocking Guide is a website built and maintained by Der8auer with support content from other overclockers located around the globe. The goal of the website is to 1) void your warranty, and 2) help you figure out the overclocking settings of your hardware. You'll find guides on how to unlock power limits on Nvidia graphics cards, how to replace the GTX Titan X super-poor stock VRM with an external VRM, and much more.

Two weeks ago Der8auer published a guide on how to overclock the ASUS Maximus VI Extreme. Inside the article you will find all the tools needed to push the board (and your CPU) to the maximum. Der8auer also included a YouTube video in case you're at war with letters this week. You also find BIOS screenshots to help you overclock the latest Haswell K SKU processors from 3.5GHz to 4.3GHz. Oh, and if you don't know what those darn crazy terms used inside the BIOS mean, there's a helpful section with a basic rundown of the most important settings. All in all, well ... all you need.

Check out the article via this link or by clicking the image on the left. (just kidding, that image is not clickable)


Most Valuable Submission of Week 27, 2015: 168.4 points by Enthusiast 0.0 (Thailand)

Last week we received about 5700 benchmark results from 872 registered overclockers around the world. The majority of the submissions is coming from Rookie overclockers representing 57% 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.

As you can see in the table below, the most valuable submission of the week was the Global First Place of 0.0 which we covered in a separate article here. With 168.4 points generated, the result is slightly more valuable than 8 Pack's Global First Place in 3DMark11 Performance which only generates 130.3 points. At the bottom we find that the best Novice and Rookie submission earn a mere 38.8 and 18.7 points respectively, which is a fraction of the other top earning submissions.

The overclocking results submitted during Week 27 generated in total 60 World Record Points, 6233 Global Points, and 6205,9 Hardware Points. The distribution per League is as follows: 15% for Elite, 36% for Extreme, 20% for Enthusiast, 11% for Novice, and 18% for Rookie. The representation of the active community is as follows: 4% Elite, 12% Extreme, 13% Enthusiast, 15% Novice, and 57% Rookie.

Most Valuable Submissions - Week 27, 2015

League Points Benchmark Overclocker
Elite 130.3 points 3DMark11 Performance 1xGPU GeForce GTX 980 Ti 8 Pack
Extreme 121.1 points Cinebench R15 6xCPU Core i7 5820K Naruto80
Enthusiast 168.4 points XTU 2xCPU Core i7 4600M 0.0
Novice 38.8 points XTU 6xCPU Core i7 5930K Sean.hallstead
Enthusiast 18.7 points XTU 2xCPU Core i3 4370 Marcoswook

The OC Show S02E13: AMD Fury X, Microcode to unlock Haswell Mobile CPUs and Z97 under LN2 review

The OC Show is back and is now at its thirteenth episode this season. As always Tim and Pieter brief you on the latest news at a rate of 30 frames per second, instead of text. Feel free to let us know in the comments how you would like to see the format improve in the next season which is due sometime in the future.

In this episode:

  • - AMD Fury X Overclocking. Are the new GPUs overclockable or not?
  • - 0.0 Thai OCer unlocks mobile Haswell CPUs and takes Global First Place!
  • - reviews 4 Z97 motherboards under LN2
  • - A whole bunch of competitions at
  • - and more!

Check out the video by clicking on the image on the left. Alternatively click on the link here. Win Old School is Best School Round 2

The Old School is Best School Round 2 concluded a few days ago and as with Round 1 of the contest, from the US rose to the top with a final score of 40 points. Round 2 saw stages that involving Intel’s Slot 1, a technology that has its origins back in 1996 and the classic Pentium Pro processors. Stage 2 combines Slot 1 with the classic GeForce 6 series or Radeon X800 VGA cards. Here are the stages in full.

Check out the video announcement on the left, or read the full article at OC-ESPORTS.

Saber.rider Wins Rookie Rumble #19, Braziliancavemam wins AMD #16

The curtain has just come down on another installment of the popular Rookie Rumble series with more than 350 overclockers making over 850 submissions. The eventual winner was a relative newcomer from Germany, saber.rider who finished the contest with a total 132 points, while on the AMD side of the fence we have a winning display from braziliancavemam from, you’ve guessed it, Brazil. Congrats to you both. Let’s have a look at the scoring and final places in more detail.

Check out the video announcement on the left, or read the full article at OC-ESPORTS.

GPUPI Version 2.1.2 Released - Added Support For Radeon R300 and Fury X

In a brief post in the support forum thread for the GPUPI benchmark, Mat announced the release of version 2.1.2 of the popular GPUPI benchmark. After XTU and HWBOT Prime, GPUPI is the most run benchmark at HWBOT. Its direct integration with the HWBOT submission API makes it very easy to participate in the rankings.

Version 2.1.2 includes support for the latest Radeon 300 series graphics cards as well as the Fury X. According to Mat it's unlikely we'll be seeing Fury X at the top of the benchmark rankings anytime soon though. For everyone who wants to try out the new version: find the download links below. Note that v2.1.2 is not a mandatory upgrade since all versions since v2.1 are still supported.

Downloads: GPUPI 2.1.2 (1.06 MB, CRC-32: CB9069F2) | GPUPI 2.1.2 - Legacy Version (Windows XP, GeForce 200 series, 590 KB, CRC-32: 1497D087) Donate EUR 1,200 to Children's Hospital in Memory of Turrican (German)

Almost a year ago, we lost one of our most dedicated staff members in a tragic traffic accident. Karl, better known as Turrican, had been active at the site since the very beginning. He was a strong, loyal, and hard-working staff member keeping the hardware database up to date in his spare hours. Following the news, his friends from his local forum contacted us to host the Turrican Memorial Charity Challenge, a competition in memory of Karl.

The competition consisted of a stage featuring the new GPUPI benchmark and a stage focusing on Karl's favorite legacy hardware. As part of the Challenge, Noctua and EK Water Blocks engaged in participating in the donation campaign collecting funding for an Austrian children's hospital. Funds were raised by submitting to the competition as well as buying special Turrican "Hardware Terminator" t-shirts.

The team at passed by the St.Anna Children's Hospital last to hand over a EUR €1,200 donation together with Karl's family.

You can read the original article at or a Google Translated version here. Pro OC Tests Four DDR3 ICs For Overclocking (Dutch)

In a new article published on the Dutch version of, the members of the Pro OC team have a look at what the four dominant DDR3 ICs available offer in terms of overclocking capabilities. Nedernakker pulled out a set of G.Skill TridentX DDR3-2666 CL10 2x 4GB (Samsung), Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-3000 CL12 2x 4GB (Hynix), G.Skill Pi DDR3-2000 CL6 2x 2GB (PSC), and G.Skill Trident DDR3-2000 CL9 2x 2GB (Elpida). Using the latest Haswell Z97 platform powered by the Pentium G3258 and MSI Z97 MPower, the Dutchman compared the four ICs in bandwidth and SuperPI tests.

The article rightfully notes that none of these kits are currently available in retail. So if you want to acquire one of the kits, you'll have to search Ebay, Craiglist, or enthusiast forums. It's also worth to note that the kits used are not special binned samples.

In the conclusive lines we find that Elpida ICs are winning the AID64 bandwidth test, whereas Samsung ICs turn out to be very good for SuperPI. Take into account that Elpida ICs were EOL before the Z97 platform came about and that those boards were primarily tuned for Hynix and Samsung ICs.

For full details, check out the article at in Dutch or Google Translate English.

June 2015 World Record & Global First Place Report

HWBOT ( would like to inform you that 17 World Records and 68 Global First Place results have been achieved by overclockers at HWBOT during June 2015.

For the full Press Release, click here.

Congratulations to: 0.0, 8 Pack, Achill3us, BenchBros, Dancop, Der8auer, Dhenzjhen, Dinos22, Elmor, Gunslinger, Hicookie, K|ngp|n, Mikecdm, Obscureparadox, OLDcomer, Pixy, Rbuass, Rsannino, Slinky PC, Sofos1990, Spider220075, Steponz, Strat, Tapakah, TheMadDutchDude, Topdog, Wizerty, Zzolio

June 2015 WR and GFP

Category First Second Third
Overclocker Slinky PC (5 WR / 4 GFP) Dhenzjhen (5 WR / 1 GFP) Sofos1990 (2 WR / 3 GFP)
Country United States of America (6 WR / 8 GFP) Philippines (5 WR / 2 GFP) Great Britain (2 WR / 10 GFP)
Team H2O vs. LN2 (5 WR / 4 GFP) (5 WR / 1 GFP) Team MLG (2 WR / 10 GFP)
Processor Intel Core i7 5960X (12 WR / 42 GFP) Intel Xeon E5 2690 V3 (2 WR / 0 GFP) Intel Xeon E5 2697 V3 (2 WR / 0 GFP)
Motherboard ASUS Rampage V Extreme (8 WR / 9 GFP) GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion (2 WR / 17 GFP) ASRock X99 WS-E (2 WR / 0 GFP)
Graphics Card ASUS GTX Titan X (4 WR / 1 GFP) Nvidia GTX Titan X (3 WR / 11 GFP) EVGA GTX Titan X Hydro Copper (2 WR / 1 GFP)
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 (5 WR / 15 GFP) HyperX Predator (3 WR / 6 GFP)
Power Supply Rosewill Hercules 1600W (4 WR / 2 GFP) Super Flower 8 Pack Edition 2000W (1 WR / 3 GFP) Corsair Professional Series Gold 1500W (0 WR / 9 GFP)
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series (4 WR / 3 GFP) HyperX (4 WR / 1 GFP) OCZ Agility (1 WR / 0 GFP) Pro OC Reviews Four Intel Z97 OC Motherboards with LN2

Last week the Pro OC team published an article on Z97 motherboards tested for extreme overclocking. In the round-up, Rsnubje and Nedernakker (both Dutch), took four Z97 overclocking motherboards for a liquid nitrogen spin and compared the overclocking capabilites. The boards put through their paces are: GIGABYTE's Z97X-SOC Force, ASRock's Z97 OC Formula, MSI's Z97 XPower AC, and finally ASUS' Maximus VII Gene motherboard.

Based on the Final Thoughts section it appears that both GIGABYTE and MSI motherboards performed well, with the GIGABYTE edging out in clocks and performance. Although the ASRock board achieved the best results in the end, the article notes that the board responds quirky and the lack of software for Windows XP is a definite negative on the list. Due to time constraints the Maximus VII Gene couldn't be put through its paces and thus the findings are limited.

For more information, check out the full review over at!