Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
wPrime - 1024m Core i3 540 6555 MHz der8auer 3min 49sec 62ms 116.9 pts 8   0
wPrime - 32m Core i3 540 6693 MHz der8auer 7sec 46ms 100.5 pts 3   0
Catzilla - 720p GeForce GTX 980 1716/2125 MHz Dancop 57002 marks 88.1 pts 1   2
3DMark11 - Performance GeForce GTX 980 2200/2175 MHz _12_ 27879 marks 81.9 pts 0   2
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX 980 2053/2025 MHz Wizerty 29485 marks 76.8 pts 6   4
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme GeForce GTX 980 2000/2100 MHz _12_ 15888 marks 74.6 pts 0   2
XTU Core i7 4790K 5534 MHz True Monkey 1428 marks 60.1 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme GeForce GTX 980 2053/2025 MHz Wizerty 15811 marks 56.0 pts 4   2
3DMark06 Radeon HD 5770 1360/1370 MHz _12_ 25594 marks 49.8 pts 0   2
3DMark05 Radeon HD 5770 1350/1350 MHz _12_ 43540 marks 49.7 pts 0   2

Competition Entries

GIGABYTE Announces TARGET OC Winners

Taipei, Taiwan, November 21st, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced the winners of the GIGABYTE TARGET OC competition hosted on The GIGABYTE TARGET OC challenged the participants to hit specific scores on 5 different benchmarks. The scores ranged from epic bad performances to historic high records. Overall, the goal was to get the overclocking community to break from trying to reach the highest performance, and instead, learn how to tweak their hardware in order to reach very specific targets.

Today, we are happy to announce the winners of the GIGABYTE TARGET OC. GIGABYTE would like to congratulate every winner and sends their special thanks to everyone who helped make this challenge a success!

HWBOT Articles

Looking back at the past twelve months, it is hard to argue this has been an incredibly intense year for us. We launched a beta version of the new competitive overclocking platform OC-ESPORTS.IO. We established a permanent base in Taipei, Taiwan. We have significantly improved the communication tools for the staff, allowing more input from and responsibilities for the first-in-line members of the community. We are in the process of professionalizing the organization's structures to streamline and optimize our resources.

We helped our major partners organize some of the most prestigious and disruptive overclocking competitions ever. At Computex 2014 we helped Intel host the highest dollar-value overclocking competition (USD $25,000, Intel OC Challenge) and G.SKILL gave away the single largest cash prize (USD $10,000, G.SKILL OC World Cup) ever in the history of overclocking. Last month we helped MSI set forward the MOA tradition (with USD $70,833 the most prestigious series) and later this week we are flying to Russia for ASUS's third edition of the ASUS Open Overclocking Cup. At very beginning of next year, we fly out to Las Vegas for the final conclusion of HyperX's OC Takeover 2014 competition.

It is amazing to cooperate with such an inspiring set of people, pushing overclocking further every year, and the team feels blessed with the ability to enjoy producing, sharing and creating OC content in all directions of the world map. But don't be fooled, we are not done yet. If you thought 2014 was amazing, then prepare yourself for 2015!

Today we (not-quite-yet-officially) announce the launch of something we hope to inspire and excite you with. Over the past couple of months the team has brainstormed, discussed, budgeted, and coordinated efforts with community volunteers, enthusiasts and partners to bring you a series of worldwide overclocking gatherings.

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Hardware news

Translation Update 26/11: Major Improvements in Farsi, Simplified Chinese almost up-to-date

The translation project is in the hands of our fellow Taiwan-based colleague Xyala and has seen tremendous progress over the past couple of months. With the effort and power of the community we are working on translating HWBOT in 15 different languages. Currently we are beta-testing the French version and we found a couple more lines that have to be translated.

In the update today we see a massive improvement in Farsi, a translation project headed by Olesius. We also see a nice improvement in Simplified Chinese which is now nearing completion. Thanks everyone for the effort and dedication!


TeamAU Breaks 3DMark01 World Record With GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force and ASUS GTX 780 Ti Strix

TeamAU, from Australia, broke the 3DMark01 World Record on November 20 2014. TeamAU improved the record set by 8 Pack earlier that day by 411 points. 8 Pack broke the record during the ASRock 9 Series OC Competition

For the record TeamAU uses a Core i7 4770K clocked at 6600 MHz, the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti at 1700/2000 MHz, all mounted on a GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force motherboard. TeamAU is leading the Hall of Fame before 8 Pack, Vivi, Sofos1990 and Slaske6. Congratulations!

More information:

  • TeamAU's 3DMark2001 SE score of 191142 marks: click
  • 3DMark01 Hall Of Fame: click
  • 3DMark01 1xGPU Ranking: click

SuperPI Low-Clock Challenge Overview Table Update 21/11

We updated the SuperPI Low-Clock Challenge threads in our forums. In the threads listed below you can find the most efficient SuperPI 32M scores at HWBOT. Compared to our last update, we see that both Delly (IT) and Newlife (AU) updated their best result in respectively the Kaveri and Richland category. In the Haswell-E category Hiwa established a new top 4G score.

Well done, everyone!

SuperPI 32M Low-Clock Challenge

Category Time Overclocker CPU Memory Motherboard
Haswell-E 4G 7 min 18.890 sec Hiwa Core i7 5960X G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 1550 MHz C10 13-14-15 ASUS Rampage V Extreme
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 16.094 sec Bullant Core i7 3770K G.SKILL PI 1327 MHz C6-10-6-27 GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH
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 56.195 sec Delly A10-7850K 1256 MHz C9-11-11-31 MSI A88X-G45 Gaming
Vishera 5G 14 min 13.312 sec I.nfraR.ed FX-9370 G.SKILL PI 1300 MHz C8-12-8-28 GIGABYTE 970A-UD3
Richland 5G 14 min 14.094 sec Newlife A8-6600K G.SKILL TridentX 1187 MHz C8-9-9-8 GIGABYTE G1.Sniper A88X
Trinity 5G 14 min 20.156 sec Calathea Athlon X4 750K Corsair Dominator 1333 MHz C9-12-12-24 GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
Kabini 2.5G 21 min 31.433 sec Woomack Athlon 5150 1013 MHz C9-10-10-28

Travis Jank (V2-V3) Shares His Bitcoin Story at TedX Salem - Recommended Video!

For those who don't know TED: TED is a non-profit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). You can find the most inspirational and interesting stories on the site, covering topics ranging from science to technology, global issues to business. TED spread out and in many cities around the world you can find TEDx (exchange) events hosting local people who want to share a story. Personally speaking, I am an avid follower of the TED Talks and recommend anyone spending some time browsing through some of Talks.

On one of the TEDx events in the United States, Salem to be specific, overclocker Travis Jank (V2-V3) gave a talk on Bitcoin. He shares his personal story and adventure going from overclocking to bitcoin, and explains the basics of Bitcoin to the attending audience. It's not an in-depth analysis of Bitcoin, but most certainly an interesting talk. Well done Travis, a must watch!

OC-Esports v1.1.1 Released - 8 Bugs, Features and Improvements

Our new competitive overclocking platform OC-ESPORTS.IO is in beta testing phase from October until the end of December. We are preparing the 2015 launch based on the many positive and not-so-positive feedback from the community, trying to squeeze in as much fixes and usability enhancements as possible. Last weekend we released a patch version v1.1.1 which includes 8 bugs, features and improvements.

The most noticeable new feature relates to the Country Cup 2014 competition. On the stage tabs, clicking on the county points will now serve a pop-up showing the individual submissions of the participating users.

You can find an overview of the resolved bugs, new features and improvements below.

New Feature

  • On stage and round page, clicking stage points should show you the related submissions.


  • Improperly displayed popup when the ranking is lower on the page and there are multiple submissions
  • Custom banner shown on round page, but not on the stage page of that round
  • Long names don't show properly on leaderboard table
  • Fix gelid image url


  • Add the banner of a competition page as image meta so Facebook picks it up when previewing the page in a shared link
  • Road To Pro: add links to users/teams
  • Login isn't that user-friendly