Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Radeon R9 290X 1400/1600 MHz 8 Pack 36635 marks 135.8 pts 14   1
XTU Core i7 4770K 5686.4 MHz pxhx 1384 marks 55.2 pts 5   3
XTU Core i7 4770K 5456 MHz acschenck 1370 marks 53.3 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4770K 5598 MHz Schenckel bros 1322 marks 48.6 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4770K 5600 MHz Alternative x 1247 marks 41.6 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 4790K 4800 MHz TrevJonez 1201 marks 31.0 pts 0   0
SuperPi - 32M Core i7 4770K 6205.2 MHz pxhx 5min 3sec 859ms 29.3 pts 1   3
HWBOT Prime Core i7 3770K 5340 MHz SAMBA 6457.41 pps 27.4 pts 0   0
Catzilla - 720p GeForce GTX 780 Ti 1334/1831 MHz Matsglobetrotter 44593 marks 26.2 pts 0   1
SuperPi - 32M Pentium G3258 6350 MHz The Overclocking Knights 4min 54sec 156ms 25.7 pts 0   1

Competition Entries

HWBOT Articles

The Rookie Rumble competitions are an incredible success. With a combined total of 1077 benchmark results submitted by 380 Rookie overclockers in the past three weeks, we have never seen such great activity during a Rumble. The competitions are getting tougher and the scores are getting better too, which means that the Rookies are learning fast and are more than ready for a step up to the Novice or Enthusiast League.

In the latest editions, we celebrate JunkDogg and Nvidiaforever2’s victories and crown them to the new Kings of the Rookies!

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Hardware news

FinalWire Rolls Out AIDA64 v4.60

BUDAPEST, Hungary - July 30, 2014 - Today FinalWire has announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 v4.60. As is known, the popular PC diagnostic utility can provide detailed information about both the hardware and software environment of individual PCs or a network of computers. All four editions of the portfolio have been updated to the new version, including the award-winning PC diagnostic and benchmarking tool, AIDA64 Extreme, as well as the company's flagship IT asset management solution for business customers, AIDA64 Business.

The new release comes with support for a wider range of external LCD and VFD displays, including alphanumeric, monochrome and color panels, on which AIDA64 can directly display temperatures, voltages and fan speeds as well as other system information. The July update also introduces support for the latest and upcoming processor and graphics technologies and storage devices.

“While working on the latest release, we focused on providing our users more opportunity to monitor sensor values on external displays. We also paid special attention to implementing functions requested by our business customers: among other things we have added such smaller but important options to the feature set as support for embedded XSL style sheets in XML reports and SSL encrypted SMTP. For example, this latter option can ensure that the software sends inventory reports and security alerts through a secure channel to system administrators”, said Tamás Miklós, Managing Director and lead developer of FinalWire.


New features & improvements

  • Support for new LCD and VFD devices: Abacom (ExpertProfi), AlphaCool, Digital Devices, LCD2USB, Mad Catz Venom, Matrix Orbital LK, Matrix Orbital GLK, Matrix Orbital GX, nMedia Pro-LCD, Pertelian X2040, SDC Megtron, SoundGraph iMon VFD, VL System LIS, VL System LIS 2
  • Advanced support for monochrome LCDs
  • SMTP SSL support
  • Improved handling of XSL files
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 support
  • Revamped Direct3D Compute Shader devices enumeration
  • Plextor M6M, Plextor M6S, Samsung 845DC Evo, Samsung 850 Pro SSD support
  • GPU details for Mobile AMD Radeon R9 Series, FirePro W8100
  • GPU details for nVIDIA GeForce GT 730, Quadro K2200M


Full Press Release: click.

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Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition More Popular Than 4690K, But Not Half As Popular As 4790K

The Devil's Canyon Haswell Refresh overclocking processors were released at Computex this year. Almost two months after the official release and about a month after making an appearance in the retail channels, we had a look at the numbers for the new overclocking chips. Turns out that the Core i7 4790K is doing quite well and is the most popular of the three new SKUs. The Pentium G3258 - the unlocked budge one - is doing very well too, surpassing the Core i5 4690K in popularity.

Some charts below:

New Feature: League Filters for Global Benchmark Rankings

We already teased this new feature on our Facebook page a couple of days ago, but since yesterday it is available for everyone on the production server. As you know we recently improved our Overclockers League by introducing the Elite, Novice and Rookie groups. Following the leagues we have expanded the global benchmark rankings with a league filter.

With the new league filter it is now possible to browse any global benchmark ranking scoped to the league of you and your peers. Ever wondered what the highest 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme 1xGPU for Enthusiast is? Now we can find out it's Menthol with 7169 points.

We hope you enjoy this feature and thank you for all the support!

Trouffman New HWBOT Representative for Canada

Trouffman

Even though HWBOT has changed a lot over the past couple of years, the community foundation is still largely the same as in 2006. Without the efforts of the volunteers HWBOT would not be the place it is today, that is the simple truth. The volunteers are active in all areas ranging from forum support to managing the hardware database to just general evangilizing of overclocking. For that last purpose, we have a new force joining the team!

Trouffman, known for his work at Overclocking-TV and now an official resident of Canada, is now the official HWBOT representative for Canada. If you are Canadian and have any questions related to HWBOT, you can get in touch with Trouffman and he'll be able to help you out!

Welcome to the family and enjoy your stay!

Overview of the Intel XTU Integration Project by HWBOT

We recently prepared an overview of our XTU integration efforts in the past 13 months. In a brief presentation we detail the process from XTU application to HWBOT submission and continue from submission to Rookie Rumble participation and eventually HWBOT League participation. For those interested in numbers and statistics, we've also included basic "key performance indicators". The most interesting one is probably the 400% increase in active users per week over the past 13 months.

Just wanted to share!

(PS: high-quality PDF for download here)

Overclocking-TV Hosts The Road to MOA Livestream Show: Everything You Need to Know About the MSI MOA Qualifiers!

The qualification phase of this year's MSI Master Overclocking Arena is almost half-way through. By the end of this month we will know who will feature in the finals representing the Americas. Overclocking-TV, our eyes and ears at every overclocking event, is hosting a Road To MOA live-show to re-cap what happened during the qualifiers and update you on all the latest MSI MOA news.

To quote Overclocking-TV: "In the previous years, we use to post a news for each of the MOA regional qualifier finals. This year, to cover each qualifiers as well as MOA and overclocking in general, we decided to host a live show instead. The show will be streamed on our twitch channel and will address the following topics: MSI and the Master Overclocking Arena competition series, Overclocking in general (how it works, how to do it, on what hardware etc), MOA 2014 competition infos (latest news and discussions around MOA), MOA 2014 Qualifiers results and much more!"

You can find the schedule of the show below.

Show Show dates Time (GMT+8) (day+1) Taiwan Time (GMT+1) Time (GMT -8) ET
Show #1 - Show intro Saturday, July 26th 9:30 AM 3:30 AM 9:30 PM
Show #2 - AM Sunday, August 3rd 8:00 AM 2:00 AM 8:00 PM
Show #3 - EMEA Saturday, August 16th 1:00 AM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM
Show #4 - APAC / B Sunday, August 31st 9:30 AM 3:30 AM 9:30 PM
Show #5 - Qualifier Recap Sunday, September 14th 9:30 AM 3:30 AM 9:30 PM

Apparenly there's also a bunch of prizes to win during the liveshows, so check out the announcement over at OCTV and make sure to tune in for the show!

K|ngp|n Rounds Up 4 Single GPU Records with His Very Own GTX 780 Ti Classified KP Edition at 2050MHz GPU!

It is fairly evident that if you have a product carrying your name, you are expected to demonstrate what the hardware is capable of. Even though he only had a signature on the motherboard and not part of the product name, NickShih demonstrated this before with the Z87 OC Formula motherboard. For K|ngp|n things are a bit different since he actually has a product carrying his name – a first in the world of overclocking, I believe. Well that is if we disregard the illustrious Fatal1ty of course.

In any case, K|ngp|n had been quiet for a while. Rumors say he’s been working on the successor of the GTX 780 Ti, but yesterday’s results seem to point in the direction of intense benching sessions. The results are phenomenal: the first (real) 2GHz GTX 780 Ti and four single GPU records: 3DMark Vantage Performance, 3DMark11 Performance and both 3DMark Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme. Boom!

The 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme record in particular is impressive, scoring 8950 points. K|ngp|n now has a lead of 238 points over number two Dancop, that’s almost 3%. A mile in the world of overclocking. For those hoping to see big milestones we would recommend a little bit more patience. Maybe someone will step up and take on The K|ng or he will pull out one of his backup scores.

More to come, that’s for sure!

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Dancop and WebTourist Win GIGABYTE Z97 Catzilla OC Challenge – Top-3 Global Scores Set During Competition!

After a short down time yesterday, today we can finally announce the winners of the GIGABYTE Z97 Catzilla OC Challenge. In the ambient cooling stage where only air and water cooling was allowed, WebTourist from Bulgaria took the win. He outscored TeamAU and Dancop by respectively 88 and 105 points using a GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H, a Core i7 4770K at 4700 MHz and a GTX 780 Ti clocked at 1555/2075 MHz. The final result was 36832 marks and you can find more details here (http://hwbot.org/submission/2587632).

In the extreme cooling stage, Dancop was victorious setting a new Catzilla 720P 1xGPU record! With 43121 points the German overclocker beat DFORDOG from China (42891) and TeamAU (41941). For this he obviously used liquid nitrogen cooling and clocked the Core i7 4770K to 6000 MHz. He combined this CPU with the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force and a GTX 780 Ti clocked at 1975/2100 MHz. Now that’s an overclock!

A notable mention goes out to runner-ups DFORDOG and TeamAU for setting the second and third best Catzilla 720P 1xGPU overall during the competition. Adding Vivi's #4 position to the list, GIGABYTE now dominates this global ranking. Congratulations!

For more information on the competition, check out the competition page. The winners will be contacted shortly. Stay tuned for more competitions!


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(Clickable - GIGABYTE dominating Catzilla 1xGPU 720P)

Important! One Month Time Extension for HWBOT Team Cup 2014

This is a small news post to inform the Team Cup 2014 participants that we have extended the competition time by one month to accommodate those active in the many other competitions. The Team Cup requires the teams to compete on a wide range of hardware. Sourcing the components, figuring out its limitations and obtaining the best possible results takes up a lot of time. Given the incredible amount of ongoing competitions at the moment, we want to give those competing for the live competitions as well as other online competitions a bit of room to breathe.

The idea was posted in the forum and it seems most agree with the time extension. We will update the competition pages and news articles to reflect the new competition deadlines. The elimination date is now September 23, 12PM GMT+0 and the competition ends on September 30, 12:00PM GMT+0. Good luck everyone and enjoy the extra time to win those awesome Cooler Master prizes!

More information about the Team Cup on the competition page: click

8 Pack Sets New Record In Heaven DX11 1xGPU: 5686.01 with MSI R9 290X Lightning at 1600/1725

This record dates back from last week already, but we didn't share it yet. 8 Pack beat the Heaven DX11 1xGPU record by 78 points with an MSI R9 290X Lightning clocked at 1600/1725. He outscored Xtreme Addict from Poland (2nd) and Vivi (3rd) from South Africa.

For those who want to push their own R9 290X Lightning with LN2, here's a link to Vivi's 0.95V rail mod. This modification will help you clock higher and work around the black screen bug. Good luck!


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Dhenzjhen Improves HWBOT Prime 2xCPU Record Once More: 5005.19 PPS with Pentium G3258 at 6300 MHz

Once more Dhenzjhen improved the HWBOT Prime 2xCPU record, beating his own score by 5 points last weekend. The Pentium G3258 is getting increasingly more popular amongst the extreme overclockers as it's priced so well and is competitive in at least a couple of benchmarks.

Dhenzjhen is using the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force motherboard with G.SKILL TridentX memory. The chip is seeing 1.93V Vcore. Closest competitor Sofos1990 is also on the Force motherboard, where third place Splave is using the ASRock Z97 OC Formula, displaying great potential only trailing by 70 points with only 200 MHz less frequency. We are looking forward to seeing more competition!


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MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Most Used Motherboard For Intel XTU in 2014

The XTU project launched almost 13 months ago and since then the active XTU user base of mostly enthusiast overclockers grew by 400%. Almost every week we see XTU activity reach new heights and we are very happy to see so many people interested in overclocking. We were curious to find out which is the most popular Haswell motherboard amongst XTU overclockers and found that the MSI Z87-G45 Gaming is the most used! MSI's gaming series have done fairly well in the last couple of months as the Gaming 5 and Gaming 7 are doing very well too.

Looking at the brand usage figures in 2014, we see that MSI is leading with 34%. ASUS powers 26% of the systems and GIGABYTE 16%. It's great to see MSI leading so much new blood to the world of overclocking!

ObscureParadox Overclocks Celeron 1.2GHz to 4GHz (235% OC) During HWBOT Team Cup 2014

ObscureParadox, a UK-based overclocker competing for the Overclock.net overclocking team, has broken the percentage overclocking world record for Intel CPUs by submitting a 4021 MHz CPU-Z validation with an old-school Mobile Celeron 1.2 GHz CPU. The CPU is 235% overclocked, the highest ever seen at HWBOT!

At the start of the Team Cup in June, the highest percentage overclock with an Intel CPU was in the hands of Tapakah at 207% with a Mobile Celeron 1.4 GHz CPU. Ivanov from Poland has also broken this record and is trailing ObscureParadox by a mere 5%. Hopefully we can see this record improved over the course of the competition. In any case, congratulations ObscureParadox!

More information:

  • HWBOT Team Cup: CLICK
  • HWBOT Team Cup 2014 - SC1: CPU Challenge - CPU-Z Pct OC Intel: CLICK
  • Result submission: CLICK

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