Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
Aquamark GeForce GTX 980 1228/1329 MHz futto-kun 565794 marks 63.0 pts 2   5
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset GeForce GTX Titan X 1467/1990 MHz NAMEGT 6248.99 DX11 Marks 47.0 pts 0   0
3DMark05 GeForce GTX 980   futto-kun 72656 marks 40.3 pts 2   4
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX Titan X 1541/2013 MHz jpmboy 19788 marks 40.0 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 5820K 4500 MHz aplaceforjunktogo 1848 marks 39.7 pts 0   0
Catzilla - 720p GeForce GTX Titan X 1490/1990 MHz Natybaby2013 45458 marks 38.0 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4770K 4998 MHz vadimua 1297 marks 36.5 pts 0   0
Catzilla - 720p GeForce GTX Titan X 1497/2000 MHz pho5ph0ric 44755 marks 35.0 pts 0   0
3DMark11 - Performance GeForce GTX Titan X 1480/1990 MHz Natybaby2013 26314 marks 32.6 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 5820K 4500 MHz Uruguay_KillerOC 1802 marks 32.6 pts 0   0

Competition Entries

GIGABYTE Wants to Take You to Computex 2015 with the GIGABYTE Z97 - X99 BIG XTU Challenge

Taipei, Taiwan, February 26th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced one of its most rewarding overclocking competition as of yet with the GIGABYTE Z97 - X99 BIG XTU Challenge, its latest contest hosted on HWBOT.org.

The GIGABYTE Z97 - X99 BIG XTU Challenge gives the overclocking community a chance to tweak their systems on for a single benchmark, Intel’s XTU. By submitting scores to hit a secret target, overclockers cumulate points and run the chance to win not only cash prizes and hardware, but also a trip to Taipei, Taiwan to attend the Computex 2015 IT trade show with GIGABYTE. Skills will be on display on both Z97 and X99 platforms to be able to submit as many scores within a limited window. A lot is on the line; a total of USD $4,000 in cash, 4 GIGABYTE motherboards and an EPIC grand prize!

Do you feel up to the challenge? Each of the 4 rounds will have 10 secret target scores which will be revealed only after their submission period. But to guide you, a target range will be announced in advance. Your goal is to submit as many scores within that range during a 3 days period and try to hit the secret score. Participants who hit the secret target score will cumulate a point and have a chance at winning the Grand Prize or cash prize! Good luck to all!!

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Hardware news

The OC Show Live Q&A - S02E05: HWBOT World Tour 2015 in Europe, ASUS ROG Camp, MSI MOA 2015 and more

Overclocking-TV published the fifth live Q&A of the OC Show Season 2, Episode 5. Once more, Isaie and Timothée invited Dennis Garcia from Hardware Asylum to cover all questions from latest The OC Show. Enjoy the embedded Q&A session below!

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Translation Update: French and German Available, Spanish at 92%, Subaruwrc Starts Hungarian Translation

Glorious news from our translation team! The French and German translation of HWBOT went live over the weekend. That means French and German speaking overclockers will now find HWBOT to have an interface in their native language, which should help them navigate around the site. The language will automatically switched if you are not logged in based on your browser's locale. If you are logged in, you can change the interface language in your Profile Settings under Country & Language Settings. You can also click on the country flags in the top navigation bar. In addition to this great news, we can also announce that Spanish is closing in on completion with 92% of the strings translated.

Also, we would like to spare a couple of words on the initiative of Subaruwrc. He recently started with the translation of HWBOT in his native language: Hungarian. So far, the translation has reached 14%, which is a remarkable achievement in such a short period of time. Together with the other translators, he is now the proud owner of the HWBOT Project Contributor and HWBOT Translator achievements. Thank you very much for your efforts, Adam!

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

The OC Show Episode S02E05: World Tour North America and Europe, ROG Camp in Germany, Old School is Best School competition, and more

The OC Show is back with it's fifth episode. Join this episode and find Pieter and Tim who just returned from the World Tour event in North America as they go through the following topics:

  • Their take on the HWBOT World Tour 2015 North America
  • Latest news about the World Tour stop for Europe
  • Upcoming live event in Europe: the ASUS ROG Camp
  • The legacy hardware competition organized by the community
  • Translation of HWBOT

You can find the episode embedded below. Participate and react to the show here. Enjoy!

Enthusiast Jpmboy (USA) scores Fire Strike Extreme Global First Place with 2x GeForce GTX Titan X

That the GeForce GTX Titan X is a fantastically powerful card is something we already know. The card is in fact so powerful it's possible with stock (!) cooling to set new top scores. Jpmboy from the United States - a normal Enthusiast overclocker - managed to score a Global First Place in the 2x GPU 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme category with two of those Titan X graphics cards.

For the GFP, Jpmboy makes use of a Core i7 5960X clocked at 4750 MHz with custom water cooling. The dual GeForce GTX Titan X graphics cards are clocked at 1541/2000 MHz, resulting in a score of 17512 points. That's almost 300 points higher than 8 Pack's GeForce GTX 980 on liquid nitrogen!

Nice work Jpmboy, and it looks like we'll see a lot more from the Titan X in the future!

The Stilt Adds Steamroller Support in BDC V1.03B Update

Way back when AMD launched their Bulldozer architecture, AMD overclockers were disappointed by BD's performance in the old yet competitive X87 benchmark. The architecture was slow - much slower than its predecessor architectures - and it was frustrating to see >7GHz results ending up slower than the fastest Phenom II results.

The Stilt, a long-standing Finnish overclocker/hacker/tweaker, figure out some of the performance issues and released a small piece of software he named Bulldozer Conditioner. To not frustrate you with the technical details, in practice the conditioner gives your AMD hardware a nice boost primarily for SuperPI but also other X87 applications.

Five days ago, The Stilt released a new version of the Bulldozer Conditioner: V1.03B. The new version adds support for Steamroller, Kaveri, and Drago.

You can find the forum post here, the download here, and a mirror of the download on the HWBOT servers here.

HWBOT V5.16.4 Released: 27 Improvements, Fixes, and Updates

Last night we released a new version of the HWBOT core. The engine is now running V5.16.4, a version which includes a lot of bug-fixes and minor feature updates. For more information, refer to the change-log below.

Bug

  • [HWBOT-1634] - StackOverflowError on Submission
  • [HWBOT-1639] - Contest ranked by cpu release date label incorrect
  • [HWBOT-1661] - User points and achievements not updating anymore
  • [HWBOT-1664] - OC-ESPORTS contest_benchmark_type 10/27 not showing points in overall ranking
  • [HWBOT-1665] - Points not updating


Improvement

  • [HWBOT-1628] - HCE: contest_benchmark.ranking_type for new Novice competition
  • [HWBOT-1650] - Contest ranking by date, also show day
  • [HWBOT-1655] - Prepare ASUS premium move
  • [HWBOT-1660] - Fix contest_benchmark.type=19 for upcoming competition
  • [HWBOT-1666] - Rank Turrican challenge by release_date then score, then result.date
  • [HWBOT-1678] - Move "never show this popup" to below on competition suggestion popup


Story

  • [HWBOT-881] - API: update document the generic benchmark API
  • [HWBOT-1625] - Stop sending instant email notification of reported scores
  • [HWBOT-1637] - Rookie Rumble 13 Page Not Working
  • [HWBOT-1638] - HyperX HOT Scoreboard for HWBOT
  • [HWBOT-1646] - Add Our Stories link at homepage footer
  • [HWBOT-1648] - HCE: allow grouping of CPU_model
  • [HWBOT-1649] - HCE: videocard exclusion
  • [HWBOT-1656] - Database migration Amazon to faster server and MySQL 5.6
  • [HWBOT-1658] - Deleting incorrect submission has no impact on esports official world ranking points
  • [HWBOT-1659] - HWBOT Points incorrect after esports worldwide oc points installed
  • [HWBOT-1667] - Commenting on front page articles is broken
  • [HWBOT-1668] - HCE Contest Type: 3 best stages contribute to contest ranking
  • [HWBOT-1670] - release work

  • Sub Task

    • [HWBOT-1629] - Average of 3 scores using unique CPU model divided by core count
    • [HWBOT-1630] - Average of 3 scores using unique memory
    • [HWBOT-1631] - Average of 3 scores using unique GPU model divided by effective_cores


    A lot of the items listed we pushed to production already, but is now also officially released. We continue to work on improving the HWBOT experience, so if you have any suggestions or find any problems when navigating the site, feel free to drop us a message in the forum!

MSI MOA 2015 - Extreme Master Series kick off! Join and win the Grand Prize of COMPUTEX Trip

There are three benching stages for participants, the highest score wins points the most. Top 2 winners can win the Grand Prize, the COMPUTEX trip, which is your chance to stand in front of the flash light and to be a part of worldwide skillful overclockers. The winners in 3rd to 5th places will be awarded MSI hero products. Furthermore, if the participants submit in all 3 stages, they will be qualified to enter the lucky draw. Don’t miss out this event!

Grand Prize Champion & Runner-up: flight and accommodations to COMPUTEX 2015 trip

The competition starts from April 1st to April 30th, and open for all HWBOT members. Details please refer to the contest webpage: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/msi_moa2015_extrememaster.

G.SKILL Announces Rules and Benchmarks to OC World Cup 2015 Live Qualifier and Grand Final

G.SKILL International Enterprises Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and solid state storage, is excited to announce the finalized rules for the G.SKILL OC World Cup 2015 Live Qualifier and Grand Final, to be held at Computex 2015 from June 2 to June 5, 2015!

OC World Cup 2015 Live Qualifier is held the first three days from June 2 to June 4, open to the top 6 overclockers from the Online Qualifier. Each Live Qualifier participant will have two time slots to complete all four required benchmarks: MaxxMem Read Bandwidth 5G, SuperPI 32M 5G, 3DMark Fire Strike Physics 5G, and DDR4 Memory Clock. Competition hardware is restricted to the X99 platform and DDR4 memory, and all contestants need to bring their own hardware. Each time slot includes 1 hour for preparation and 2.5 hours for competition to run and submit benchmark results.

Full Article at OC-ESPORTS (click)

HWBOT Word Tour 2015: North America - The Aftermovie

The first leg of the HWBOT World Tour is now behind us, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t relive the action and enjoy some great highlights of the event. Thanks goes to event partners Trouff and Xalya of OverClocking-TV who have put together a series of awesome videos that includes some insightful and revealing interviews with several of the top players who were in attendance at LanETS, Montreal Canada. Check out the Aftermovie below.


If you are not familiar with this year’s inaugural HWBOT World Tour (perhaps you live under a rock in Outer Mongolia...), the idea is pretty simple - to provide a relaxed and social environment for overclockers to learn, share and compete with a genuine emphasis on nurturing the next generation while also providing a platform for some seriously extreme overclocking.

The World Tour will visit Europe during Gamers Assembly in Poitiers, France on April 4-6, with the Asian leg scheduled during Computex in June. The first stop on the tour however took place earlier his month during the largest Lan Party on the North American continent: LanETS in Montreal.


Newbies getting schooled!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/365545826963275/.

HWBOT.org Link: http://hwbot.org

As well as offering some overclocking workshops where total newbies and amateurs were given the chance to get a taste of what the sport is all about. Thanks to DimasTech and Microbytes for providing the hardware.


Newbies getting schooled!

Of course the LanETS event also attracted plenty of more experienced players, many of whom were thrilled by the chance to bench with the LN2 that was laid on generously by Praxair Canada. In terms of competitive action we had competitions for both extreme and amateurs as part of the HWBOT World Series 2015. A big thanks partners Overclock.Net, DimasTech and Microbytes for contributing prizes.

One of the key strategies of the HWBOT World Tour is evangelize and promote overclocking as an E-Sport to the next generation of players. LanETS provided great exposure to literally thousands of PC gaming enthusiasts, many of whom we hope will take the leap and get involved in the OC global scene.

Don’t forget to like and share the video above. You can of course support the HWBOT World Tour by spreading the word! See you all next month for the European stop at the Gamers Assembly in Poitiers, France.