Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
XTU Core i7 5930K 5626.6 MHz subaruwrc 2277 marks 106.9 pts 5   4
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Core i7 4790K 5798 MHz Achill3uS 22501 points 87.6 pts 6   1
SuperPi - 32M Core i7 4790K 6503 MHz 2ShEp 4min 42sec 15ms 74.7 pts 2   1
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Core i7 4790K 5600 MHz delly 21863 points 65.8 pts 0   1
XTU Core i7 5820K 5126.5 MHz matthewgt86 2081 marks 57.8 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 5820K 5000 MHz Mikecdm 2055 marks 56.4 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme GeForce GTX Titan X 1975/1050 MHz Rbuass 11258 marks 48.7 pts 1   0
Cinebench - R11.5 Pentium G3258 6110 MHz CL3P20 5.19 points 48.5 pts 4   1
GPUPI - 1B Radeon R9 290X 1290/1250 MHz Bruno 4sec 517ms 38.8 pts 0   0
3DMark11 - Performance Radeon HD 7970 1285/1660 MHz jones965 26821 marks 37.1 pts 0   0


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Translation Update: Italian +24.70%, Hungarian +22.71%, and Romanian +15.79%

The translation of the HWBOT site is quite a large task and cannot be completed without the hours of effort by our community. In the latest translation project update we can report that the languages Italian, Romanian, and Hungarian are making great strides forward. We look forward to seeing the languages in beta testing in a couple of months and enable a localized version of HWBOT for the respective communities.

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!

Below you can find an overview of the ongoing translation projects.


Zen1 Clocks Raspberry Pi 2 to 1500 MHz using Liquid Nitrogen

Even though the submission dates from about a month ago, we only spotted this little gem yesterday. Zen1, an overclocker from the United States, submitted an HWBOT Prime score of 2025.77pps with the new Raspberry Pi 2, about half the performance of an overclocked 4.8GHz Pentium G3258 on air cooling. Nothing special I can hear you think, the Raspberry Pi 2 is a quad core SoC so should therefore be much faster than the original Raspberry Pi. Especially considering HWBOT Prime is a multi-threaded benchmark application. However, there is something special about this submission: liquid nitrogen!

As we have seen other overclockers do with the original Raspberry Pi, controlling the temperature of an SOC seems to help when overclocking. Rsnubje from the Pro OC team previously showed how to use the EVGA Epower solution to power and overclock the Raspberry Pi resulting, back then, in a 1.5GHz overclock. Note that Rsnubje is still ranked third in the BCM2835 HWBOT Prime ranking, behind Stelaras and RRainbo. The latter even managed to push the Raspberry Pi to 1.62GHz(!).

Back to Zen1 who pushed the Raspberry Pi 2 - the quad core - to 1500 MHz using liquid nitrogen. We currently do not have that much Raspberry Pi 2 submissions in the database, but it seems 2000PPS is quite a nice performance boost over stock. If you check out Zen1's pictures you'll notice he is taking advantage of the mounting holes to stabilize the LN2 cooling pot.

We really enjoy seeing little projects like this and hopefully some equally creative overclockers will join Zen1 in the pursuit for higher RPI2 performance!

TecLab Terabyte Team enlists 188 (!) Rookies, Sn0wMe leads Rookie League

Stunned yet excited, those are two words which accurately describe my current state of mind. As usual, every month we have a look at which overclocking teams are attracting the most Rookies. This month, TecLab Terabyte Team from Brazil is the team with the highest amount of rookies. The team led by Rbuass and Jacson Schenckel have enlisted no less than 188 (yes, one hundred and eighty eight!) rookie overclockers in their team. We look forward to seeing the Rookies active in the Rookie Rumble and in three months time, possibly taking over the Novice Nimble too!

On the Novice side of things, we see that has the largest Novice group with 79 overclockers. PC Games Hardware is also a strong Novice team with 64 enlisted overclockers. Both teams adopted the new Rookie/Novice structure very early on as it seems that other teams are catching up in the recruitment of the Rookies. Despite of the larger pool of Novice overclockers to draw from, neither nor PC Games Hardware is rocking the Novice Nimble particularly well. The top ranks in the Novice team-based competition is currently for the French team of Cowcotland. They are challenged mainly by from the Netherlands, and Hellas Overclocking Team from Greece.

Team Rookies Novices
Brazil TecLab Terabyte Team 188 12
Germany PC Games Hardware 33 64
Greece Hellas Overclocking Team 20 13
USA r/overclocking 16 1
USA 13 17
Canada 13 79
Costa Rica OCCR 13 0
France Cowcotland 10 41
Italy HwReady OC Official Team 8 10
Germany OverclockingStation OCS 8 5 Workshop: sanding CPU for better cooling performance

The overclockers at published a nice guide on how to sand or lap your CPU for better cooling performance. The TL;DR is a temperature improvement of 5.3°C on air after sanding both the CPU and the CPU cooler. In the guide you will find all the explanations you need to get started on sanding your hardware.

Good luck!

Full article:

HyperX Achieves Fastest 128GB DDR4 Memory Kit - DDR4-3000 CL16-16-16-36

May 11th, 2015 – HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced that it has created the world’s fastest DDR4 128GB memory kit running at an astounding 3000MHz. The kit consists of eight 16GB HyperX Predator modules (16GB x 8) with ultra-tight 16-16-16-36 timings and XMP profiles for easy and stable overclocking. The accomplishment was achieved using the MSI X99 MPOWER motherboard in an eight module, quad-channel configuration along with an Intel® Core™ i7 5820K processor.

During Computex Taipei, HyperX will unleash a high-performance system featuring the upcoming 16GB modules powered by the recently released HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD. The live demo will take place during the HyperX Roadshow Experience from June 4-7, 2015, at the ATT 4 FUN center, in Taipei. More details will be forthcoming about availability and pricing for HyperX Predator 16GB DDR4 modules and kits.

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 20 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack, gamescom and PAX.

Heads-up European HWBOT folks: LEPA 50 Euro Cash Back Campaign

For everyone contemplating purchasing one of the high-end LEPA power supplies, there's good news! Until June 30 you can apply for a EUR €50 cash back on the G1600 or P1700 power supply. All you need to do is email your invoice and a link to your HWBOT account and you apply for the cash back campaign. Couldn't be easier!

For more information, check out the LEPA website: click.

Exclusively for Overclockers: Buy a G1600 or P1700 from LEPA!

You are a passionate overclocker and are looking for a strong power supply for successful bench sessions? With the G1600 and P1700, LEPA offers two of the most powerful units on the market which will easily supply high-performance and extremely overclocked multi-GPU rigs.

Order now Your Ultimate OC Power!

On top of that, you can now get back 50 Euro when you purchase a G1600 or P1700 from LEPA between the 18th of May and the 15th of June 2015. Order your new OC power source today and apply for the LEPA Extreme Overclocking Power Cash Back! Just enter the >> application form, fill out all required information and upload a copy of your invoice (the date of invoice must correspond with the promotion period). It is necessary to provide the serial number of the new power supply as well as some evidence to proof your overclocking passion (eg. link to your HWBOT account).

You can apply for cash-back until the 30th of June 2015. LEPA will transfer the cash-back amount until the 15th of July 2015 to your bank account. Please note that this promotion is limited to residents of the European Union (EU) who are holders of a bank account at a bank with base in the EU.

[PR] G.SKILL Announces Highest Frequency Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 3666MHz Memory kit!

Taipei, Taiwan (12 May 2015) – G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory, proudly announces yet another extreme speed DDR4 memory kit to the market at a blistering 3666MHz with only 1.35V! This first-of-its-kind top speed memory kit features a 16GB (4GBx4) capacity and premium class Samsung 4Gb IC chips.

Validated on the Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion motherboard, the Ripjaws 4 series DDR4-3666MHz memory kit takes the high end desktop X99 chipset platform to new heights in the exciting preparation for the upcoming DDR4 platform.

DDR4 memory has come a long way since its release nine months ago in August 2014. With this latest achievement at 3666MHz extreme memory speed, the full potential processing power of the Intel X99 platform can now be realized. Your ultimate gaming system or workstation can now run smoother than ever as you progress from level to level in-game or switching from workload to workload.

Video: Team MLG road to UK Number 1

Not so long ago, we interviewed Team MLG, a team of mid-life gamers located in the United Kingdom. Since then, the team has grown quite a lot and is now the home of many international overclockers. The team uploaded this video to express their road to becoming the number 1 UK overclocking team. It sure looks like a lot of fun at MLG!

GPUPI v2.1.1 Now Available

In this brief news item we want to give you a heads up that launched a new version of the GPUPI benchamrk. The updated v2.1.1 version has the following changelog:

  • Detection of operating system is no longer including language dependend suffixes. (thx to Taloken & COMIAS)
  • Submission to HWBOT can now be started with an opened result popup "Pi calculation done" (thx to der8auer)
  • Fixed hardware detection for Core i7 980X/990X/995X and QX9750/QX9770/QX9775.

You can download the new version from the article: download. As always, feel free to leave a comment below if you have any suggestions or feedback!

OC League Update: ESPORTS Points, WR Points Downgrade, Benchmark Points Upgrade

Following up on the recent discussions sparked from community feedback, we inform you that the following adjustments to the Overclockers Leagues will take place in the coming weeks.

1/ Introduction of the ESPORTS Points

For a long time competition points were part of the OC League equation. When OC-ESPORTS was introduced, we had to disable the points due to an unforeseen imbalance. Over the past couple of weeks, we tested re-introducing the competition points. Based on the feedback, we will proceed by pushing the points to production. To clarify the points’ origin – the overclocking competitions at – they will be referred to as “ESPORTS Points”.

The new Overclockers League algorithm is now: SUM of [TOP15(GL+WR) + TOP20(HW) + TOP15(EP)], with competitions applicable for EP if closed one year or less to date.

2/ World Record Points Downgrade

The World Record Points were introduced as a patch for low-scoring world record benchmark submissions. For benchmark categories where the world record is obtained with unpopular hardware (eg. 4-Way SLI or multi-CPU systems), a total of 100 points is awarded in addition to the points generated from the Global Points algorithm. In effect, in those benchmark categories the World Record is awarded approximately as much as the most popular global ranking (usually 1xGPU).

For the benchmarks Aquamark3, 3DMark01, 3DMark05, and 3DMark06 our community noticed that the World Record Points are awarded to the most popular global rankings, resulting in an overly valued 1xGPU Global First Place. For example, the world record for Aquamark3 (1xGPU stock cooling) is worth 250 points whereas the world record for Fire Strike Extreme (4xGPU liquid nitrogen) is worth 148 points.

Based on the community feedback, we will remove the WR Points from the benchmark categories where the patch is no longer required to ensure a balanced point algorithm. Those benchmark categories are: Aquamark3, 3DMark01, 3DMark05, and 3DMark06.

3/ Benchmark Points Upgrade

Based on the information provided by the community’s benchmark beta testing and validation by our software team, we will upgrade the following benchmarks with points.

  • WR Points: Geekbench3 – Multi Core
  • GL Points: Geekbench3 – Multi Core, MaxxMem Read Bandwidth
  • HW Points: Geekbench3 – Multi Core, MaxxMem Read Bandwidth, 3DMark Ice Storm, 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme, 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, 3DMark Cloud Gate, 3DMark Sling Shot, 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, Catzilla 576P, Catzilla 1080P

The transition will take a couple of weeks as we update the explanations, links, and update the point algorithms. Thank you for your understanding!