Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
Cinebench R11.5 Core i7 4770K 6469.5 MHz Dancop 14.33 points 174.6 pts 4   3
HWBOT Prime Core i7 4790K 6350 MHz Wizerty 7097.55 pps 83.4 pts 2   2
Cinebench R11.5 Core i7 4790K 6210 MHz Wizerty 13.73 points 73.8 pts 6   1
3DMark11 - Performance GeForce GTX 980   nacho_arroyo 28414 marks 62.5 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX 980   nacho_arroyo 19929 marks 61.6 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme GeForce GTX 980 2090/2150 MHz Wizerty 9714 marks 52.6 pts 0   3
3DMark2001 SE GeForce 9600 GT 1100/1150 MHz _12_ 131616 marks 49.7 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 5820K 4708 MHz nexus35 1936 marks 49.4 pts 2   0
XTU Core i7 5960X 5418 MHz mortisboy 2841 marks 48.7 pts 1   3
SuperPi - 1M Core i5 3570K 6752 MHz Rauf 5sec 375ms 45.9 pts 0   0

Competition Entries

MSI Announces "Beat the Fastest OC Contest" - A chance on winning MSI motherboards

MSI is pleased to announce the latest "Beat the Fastest" OC contest!There are 3 stages, open to all MSI motherboard users, which each feature a different benchmark. Each submission is awarded a set of "hardware points" on HWBOT, based on the competitiveness of the category you participate in and your rank. The competition ranking is based on the sum of the hardware points of across the three stages. Hardware points can be acquired with any hardware, so the field is open for any MSI enthusiast to win prizes!

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Hardware news

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

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!!

More information at OC-ESPORTS (click)


SuperPI Low-Clock Challenge Overview Table Update (Feb 21)

Once every month we have a look at the SuperPI 32M low-clock challenge threads in our forum and make a list of the most efficient overclocks for various CPU architectures. We update the table once more in this news article. This time we find Tapakah leading the Ivy Bridge 5G category, beating Bullant's score, and Newlife took over the Richland category once more. Check the new top table below!

Congratulations to all the leaders in their specific category. Top stuff!

SuperPI 32M Low-Clock Challenge

Category Time Overclocker CPU Memory Motherboard
Haswell-E 5G 5 min 55.922 sec Dinos22 Core i7 5960X G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 1667 MHz C9-12-14-13 GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion
Haswell 5G 5 min 54.578 sec Splave.ROM Core i7 4770K G.SKILL PI 1410 MHz C6-10-6-21 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Ivy Bridge 5G 6 min 16.062 sec Tapakah Core i7 3770K 1333 MHz C6-9-6-24 Maximus V Formula
Sandy Bridge 5G 6 min 31.031 sec Bullant Core i7 2600K Patriot 2000EL 1112 MHz C6-8-6-18 ASRock Z77 OC Formula
Kaveri 5G 12 min 17.437 sec Zeropluszero A10-7850K 1198 MHz C8-11-9-18 GIGABYTE F2A88XN-Wifi
Vishera 5G 14 min 9.391 sec Robbo2 FX-8350 G.SKILL PI 1300 MHz C8-11-8-24 GIGABYTE 970A-UD3
Richland 5G 14 min 9.657 sec Newlife A10-6800K G.SKILL TridentX 1190 MHz C7-9-9-8 GIGABYTE F2A88XN-Wifi
Trinity 5G 14 min 11.016 sec Dinos22 A10-5800K Corsair Dominator 1333 MHz C9-12-12-24 GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
Kabini 2.5G 21 min 27.018 sec Delly Athlon 5150 1006 MHz C9-9-9-24 ASUS AM1I-A

OC-ESPORTS v1.2.1 Released: Major Speed Improvement, Official World Overclocking Ranking, and Plenty of Bugfixes

Last week we finally moved OC-ESPORTS V1.2.1 to our production server, publishing the Official World Overclocking Ranking and OC Team Ranking for the 2015 Season. The update did not go unnoticed, as you probably know, which is why we're a bit late with the details on the new version.

In V1.2.1 we also included a couple of tweaks that should improve the browsing speed significantly. We know the OC-ESPORTS experience was a bit laggy in the beginning, but by now all the browsing performance issues should be resolved. We also upgraded our Amazon servers to handle the additional load - we are prepared, in other words. Another annoying bug our developers fixed is the auto-login functionality. From V1.2.1 forward you should have no problems auto-logging in to OC-ESPORTS. We have also expanded the site with a couple of information pages. For the full changelog please refer to the list below. As always, feel free to let us know if you experience more bugs or have feedback to improve the experience!


  • [HWBESPORT-182] - Commenting on score on ESPORTS creates thread referencing the competition stage
  • [HWBESPORT-183] - Top banner is shown twice
  • [HWBESPORT-185] - 2015 schedule very incorrect (competitions show on the wrong months)
  • [HWBESPORT-186] - Clicking on title of news item using IE11 leads to 404
  • [HWBESPORT-188] - First in ranking is ranked "0th" when contest_team table is used
  • [HWBESPORT-189] - Contest with competition teams says "0 pro teams"
  • [HWBESPORT-190] - Rank not +1 if team doesn't score points in ranking
  • [HWBESPORT-215] - Release work


  • [HWBESPORT-203] - Competition stage says open for submission, but stage hasn't opened yet
  • [HWBESPORT-207] - Improve Usability Points Popup on Rankings page
  • [HWBESPORT-209] - Improve explanation of global leaderboard point structure

New Feature

  • [HWBESPORT-198] - A user can only score points in 1 of the Road To Pro Divisions
  • [HWBESPORT-217] - Speed optimizations: compression, concatting, minifying, js + css + json


  • [HWBESPORT-78] - Global Leaderboard Points System
  • [HWBESPORT-204] - Remember me cookie optimizations


  • [HWBESPORT-174] - Spike: server optimalization during peak
  • [HWBESPORT-196] - Add Press Center

Sub Task

  • [HWBESPORT-191] - Road to pro: PRO OC show leading team, not leading member
  • [HWBESPORT-192] - Allow filtering on country and user league
  • [HWBESPORT-193] - Competition participation point, include in oc-esports and refactor
  • [HWBESPORT-194] - Adjust points distribution
  • [HWBESPORT-200] - Points in case of team/competition team/country competitions

Review of the (hypothetical) OC-ESPORTS Season 2014

Author: TheMadDutchDude

The OC-ESPORTS Official World Overclocking Ranking is based on the performance of an overclocker in the past twelve months. Points are accumulated by participating in the various competitions that run throughout the year. The higher you rank in said competitions, the higher your overall score will be at the end of the year. Click here for detailed information regarding the scoring algorithm. Even though the first official season is 2015, we had a look at what the ranking would be if we apply the same algorithm to the 2014 season.

There is less than 100 points between the top four contestants, but there always has to be one who has the most. That guy happens to go by the name of Splave.ROM, from XtremeSystems, with a total of 606 points. He accumulated the points by dominating several of the qualifiers and taking first place at the G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 Final which earned him a whopping 250 points.

South African overclocker Vivi followed closely in second place with a total of 580 points. His biggest win during the year of 2014 was placing 1st in MSI MOA 2014 Classic Battle which earned him 250 points. He also took 2nd in the HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) Final to add 195 points to his total.

Xtreme Addict from team PURE finished in third place with a grand total of 542 points which he earned from a number of competitions. His biggest point accumulation came from winning the HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) Final, which gave him the maximum of 250 points for that event.

(from left to right the points overview of Splave.ROM, Vivi, and Xtreme Addict)

The runner up in the 2014 season was 8 Pack who scored 539 points, just 3 points shy of taking 3rd from Xtreme Addict. Whilst he did manage to grab a few 1st and 2nd place results, they weren’t enough to secure him into the top three, although it was incredibly close.

On behalf of HWBOT, we would like to congratulate everyone, not only the top contestants but everyone participated too. It’s a tough game, but without all of you taking part, we wouldn’t have a game to play. Keep pushing hard in 2015!

If you would like to see how others progressed throughout the year, you can view the rankings on the OC-ESPORTS page by clicking here and by using the filter set to 2014 instead of 2015.

PC Games Hardware Most Rookie-Friendly Team and Rauf (SE) Leading Rookie League

Today we had another peek at how the overclocking communities around the world are doing in terms of adopting new Rookie overclockers. It doesn't come as a surprise that PC Games Hardware and are topping the leaderboard. Both counting the Rookies and the Novices, the two teams have shown to be a nice safe haven for new and aspiring overclockers. Kudos for teaching the younglings how to get started in overclocking!

With nearly 5,000 Rookies participating in the Overclockers League, the recruitement opportunities are wide open for the most enthusiastic and active overclocking teams. Check out the Rookie Overclockers League and get in touch with the people who may end up becoming the next 8 Pack, K|ngp|n or Vivi! On that note, we want to congratulate Sweden overclocking star in the making Rauf for currently leading the table in the Overclockers League!

Note that we have set up a new competition challenge for the Novice overclockers in the form of the Novice Nimble #1. Get together with your Novice team members and combine your skills and powers to become the #1 Novice overclocking team!

Team Rookies Novices
Germany PC Games Hardware 19 65
Canada 16 89
France Cowcotland 7 34
Italy XtremeHardware-OC-Team 7 7
Greece Hellas Overclocking Team 7 7
Brazil [BR] Overclocker 6 1
Italy HW Legend OC 6 3
Ukraine ForEvil Oc Team 6 3
Poland Team 5 6
ir ShahrSakhtafzar Iran 5 9

Ukrainian translation team expands with Stingryar: +36% progress. Indonesian 75% done

Last week I received a message from Xyala asking to enable the "Help with translation of HWBOT" achievement for Ukrainian overclocker Stingeryar. He took action to continue the Ukrainian translation for HWBOT and in about a week time completed almost half of the translation!

In other news, the Indonesian community geared up as well completing another 16% since the last time we covered the translation progress. They are closing on on the last (and most difficult) 20% of the work and we look forward to enabling the Indonesian language knowing how passionate the community is over there.

Thanks everyone for the hard work and effort!

Looking for developer!

Dear Community,

With the release of our sister-project OC-ESPORTS (!/) our development workload increased significantly. Therefore we are looking for a full-time developer who can take on the front-end feature development of OC-ESPORTS and HWBOT. Our primary choice would be to find someone located in Taiwan, but since HWBOT is an international organization we will consider any applicant globally.

You will be mainly taking care of the OC-ESPORTS platform. We are looking for someone who is independent, reliable, and has affiliation with overclocking and the structures at HWBOT and OC-ESPORTS. English proficiency is a must. We are looking for the following qualifications:


  • Languages: javascript, html, css + sass
  • Frameworks: AngularJS, jQuery, CSS: responsive design
  • Testing frameworks: Karma, Protractor
  • Build tools: npm, grunt

Secondary: HWBOT

  • Languages: Java 6, SQL (MySQL), NoSQL (Cassandra), HTML, JSP, CSS
  • Frameworks: Spring 3, Spring MVC, Apache Torque, JPA, Memcached
  • Testing frameworks: Junit, Selenium
  • Build tools: Maven

If you're interested and available, feel free to drop us a message at If you know someone who might be interested, feel free to forward this news item.


JohnITRW, and energy Dominate Rookie Rumble #14

Last week saw the conclusion of the 14th instalment of the Rooke Rumble. Running from January 17th to February 7th, Rookie Rumble #14 proved once again to be an exciting arena where the next wave of Overclockers competed head to head. #14 saw more than 300 participants make 771 score submissions, a solid turn out that underlines the value of the contest in bringing new blood to the scene. It’s also great to see that the contest saw the emergence two new faces in the shape of eventual joint-winners ‘JohnITRW’ and ‘energy’, neither of whom had previously managed a win in the event.

Full article at