For the first time in the history of the Rookie Rumble competition series we announce a single Rookie King winning both Rookie Rumble competitions. Zwitterion93 dominated in both competitions scoring a near-perfect 141 out of 150 points in the two competitions. Combining both Rumbles, the man from France out-overclocked 309 other overclockers this month. That is an achievement to be proud of, that's for sure!
First of all I want to thank GIGABYTE. I had the possibility to bench at their OC Lab in Taipei, Taiwan for one week. Without their resources (CPUs and motherboars) I would not have figured this out. Thanks a lot guys especially Sofos and HiCookie!
NOTE: This is all based on some reverse engineering and experimenting. I’m just reporting what worked for us and giving you advice. This modification was tested on three different Core i7 5960X CPUs and different mainboards. Nothing died even after applying some ridiculous voltages. However, I can’t guarantee nothing will go wrong. In addition I have no idea how this could affect the lifespan of your chip. In other words: All modification on your own risk!
I tested this modification on the normal X99-SOC Force (without OC-Socket) and on the LN2 version with OC-Socket. It works on both boards without burning anything. However I can’t guarantee that it will work on all boards from other vendors. It would be up to you guys to test and approve this. I’m pretty confident that it will work though.
So in order to achive higher uncore clocks we have to modify some of the CPU voltages. This means we have to mod the CPU. Yes - talking about modding a USD $1,000 processor. There are two ways how to do this. The first way is the “lazy solution” and depending on your chip and board you should be able to run 4000-4200 MHz with this mod.
The world of overclocking is a magical thing. There are no teachers in universities telling us how to operate in this world which makes this a completely open field. That is one of the things we love about our jobs and passion.
In this job, we are fortunate enough to travel the world and talk with everyone involved in the process of overclocking. From the hardware manufacturer designing the products we use, over the distributor selling on feature sets to the end-users and overclockers enjoying the competitions we organize at HWBOT. Every week we learn something new and our vision is affected daily by the input of opinions and feedback from the people that cross our path.
We love to talk about the future of overclocking and what it takes to get there. Sadly enough, over the past couple of months we noticed that these discussions increasingly revolve around one single term: “World Record”. And that must change.
In this editorial we will explain the stance we take on the term World Record. We introduce new terminology, publish communication guidelines and the only official HWBOT World Record table
The newest generation of Intel CPUs finally sports an 8-core SKU for the performance enthusiasts. The arguably widely anticipated launch took place on August 29 and not entirely unexpected we saw quite a lot of overclocking records broken. In this short editorial we want to provide an overview of the Haswell-E overclocking results as well as some statistics.
"... Let’s begin with the most important part for the enthusiasts: what benchmark records have been broken. A quick query in our database learns us that 8 overall records and 29 global records are currently in the hands of desktop X99 users. The large majority of the results originate from the pre-launch overclocking event at the ASUS Headquarters as the overclockers are using a combination of Rampage V Extreme and G.SKILL DDR4 memory ..."
"... From the looks of it, Haswell-E seems to have a fairly good start. Of course we have to take in to account that the amount of marketing effort on the side of overclocking is a lot higher now than it was in 2008 (Bloomfield) or 2010 (Gulftown) and that for the Nehalem platform the locked (and not included in the table) Core i7 920 was extremely popular thus eating away market share from the Extreme line-up ..."
In last week's editorialwe highlighted the fact that overclocking events can be organized by anyone. Hopefully we inspired you with the hints and tips to kick-start your own OC event. This week we follow up on this last write-up as we share a few tips to help you build your Event Roadmap.
The last three weeks Pieter (Massman) and I (Xyala) were on a short road trip across Europe. I use the word 'tiny' because we only visited four countries: arriving and departing from France, residing in Belgium in between events, two events in Germany and a couple dozen of high way kilometers in Holland. Compared to the three-month road trip in Australia I did last year, this one is tiny indeed.
As you found out in the previous paragraph, our activities were in Germany. In the original schedule we had only planned for Gamescom, the massive gaming tradeshow in Cologne. Thanks to Caseking we had some stage time to preach The Word of The Clock and convert the gamers in to overclockers. But as we closed in on the travel dates, we found out Roman (Der8auer) was helping out GIGABYTE with the EOC 2014 overclocking competition. So we decided to fly our early and be helping hands for the day.