Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
HWBOT Prime Core i7 5960X 6233.6 MHz steponz 9819.49 pps 133.3 pts 14   5
3DMark05 GeForce GTX 980 Ti 1576/2084 MHz Hideo 76986 marks 89.8 pts 9   2
wPrime - 32m Core i7 6700K 6255 MHz zwitterion93 3sec 171ms 71.6 pts 3   3
Aquamark GeForce GTX 980 1417/1753 MHz Strat 585582 marks 62.2 pts 2   3
XTU Core i7 6700K 4990 MHz zeropluszero 1744 marks 57.1 pts 5   1
XTU Core i7 6700K 4900 MHz pho5ph0ric 1731 marks 54.7 pts 0   0
HWBOT Prime Core i7 6700K 6230 MHz naruto80 7516.33 pps 53.7 pts 5   0
XTU Core i7 6700K 4890 MHz SAMBA 1715 marks 53.4 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 6700K 4900 MHz BoTSkill 1652 marks 42.8 pts 0   0
wPrime - 1024m Core i7 6700K 6200 MHz zwitterion93 1min 41sec 984ms 40.5 pts 0   0


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Continuing our in depth series of overclocker interviews, today we bring you the thoughts and musings of one of East Europe’s most recognised players. Allow us to introduce you to Achill3uS, a Hungarian overclocker with plenty of thought provoking ideas to share.

"Of course live events, to meet the other guys, the other addicted guys of overclocking is the best part of it. In Hungary I can say I was (one of) the first generation of extreme overclockers. So it’s nice to be in a community in your own country and see the guys get the fun part of it and asking for help and questions to you, and in the end you reach really nice results."

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Up For Some GeForce 8800 Action? is Throwing the 8800 Destruction Contest

The overclocking season 2015 at HWBOT and OC-ESPORTS is running at its end as the last quarter of the year is reserved for live competitions such as the GALAX OC Carnival, HyperX OC TakeOver, and of course the Country Cup. This doesn't mean overclockers are ready to slow down yet, though. At there's a Geforce 8800 DESTRUCTION Competition running, for example.

Reading the competition introduction: The Geforce 8800 series are among the most iconic video cards ever produced by Nvidia. Now they lay forgotten in closets and drawers and garages. wants you to take them out, dust them off, solder them and ultimately destroy them. But, of course, not before laying down a few runs of 3DMark '01, '03 and Aquamark. If your thinking to yourself, "Why does OCN just like to give prizes to Dhenzjhen?" Do not worry. This contest is limited to Geforce 8800 of the GS, GT, and GTS varieties only. All GTX and ULTRA cards are banned from this competition, real overclockers use G92 Core."

Next to eternal OCN fame, there are also a couple of small cash prizes up for grabs: 1ST - $100, 2ND - $75, 3RD - $50, and $25 for the top submission without using subzero cooling.

For more information, check out the thread at!


We Need You! Get Involved with the Community Competition Task Force Initiative

hwbot community competition task force

With the introduction of the OC-ESPORTS platform for online and offline overclocking competitions, there are much more possibilities to host competition series. Series can focus on specific types of overclocking that certain people find more interesting. For example the Old School is Best School competitions focuses on legacy hardware and the Skylake Low-Clock Challenge focuses on tweaking the Skylake platform.

Organizing, maintaining, and supporting overclocking competitions is quite time-intensive. It requires good knowledge on the competition subject to choose the right stage duration, hardware limitations, and benchmarks. In case the competition is very popular, it also takes a lot of time to moderate the incoming submissions.

That’s where the Community Competition Task Force ("CCTF") Initiative comes in. Under the supervision of the senior moderator staff, members of the community can volunteer to help manage the community competitions from inception to moderation and announcing the results.

For more information, check out Christian's thread in the forum.

Get Ready for rAge 2015 (Oct 9-11) - Join the NAG OC Workshop with dRweEZ, Vivi, and ShockG!

nag overclocking workshop at rAge

For the South African overclockers out there, an exciting weekend is coming up! It's rAge time from October 9 to 11 in Johannesburg. If you're looking to break into the overclocking scene, check this out!

In collaboration with MSI, NAG is hosting an Overclocking Workshop. With teachers as prominent as ndrew "dRweEZ" Roberts, Goddy "ViVi" Roodt, and Neo "ShockG" Sibeko by your side, you're sure to have a solid introduction in the world of overclocking. And if that's not enough incentive, there's also a R$15,000 for the winners of the amateur tournament. Here's a summary of the event:

For the first time in South Africa, novice and amateur enthusiasts will get a chance to learn from some of the best overclockers in the world and compete for the latest hardware prizes. Throughout the weekend competitors will not only learn about Intel’s latest Z170 platform, but overclocking using the latest components from MSI, Corsair, G.SKILL and Intel.

There will be three sessions per day, with competitors selected from a pool of online entries. There will be three sessions on Friday and the winner of each of those sessions is entered into the final on Sunday. On Saturday the winners for each session again make it to the final on Sunday afternoon. On Sunday morning, a final session will determine the last two competitors for the weekend, who have to finish in 1st and 2nd place. On Sunday afternoon, there will be a total of 8 competitors for the final.

For more information on how to register, check out!

September 2015 World Record & Global First Place Report: 5 World Records and 59 Global First Places

During the month September 2015 a total of 5 World Records and 59 Global First Places were achieved by the overclockers listed below. The most successful overclocker is Xtreme Addict with 5 World Records. The most used components for the record-breaking achievements are: Core i7 5960X processor, ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard, ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti Strix graphics card, HyperX Predator DDR4 memory, Corsair AX1500i Power Supply, and Samsung 840 Pro SSD.

Congratulations to all the overclockers involved: Dancop, der8auer, dRweEz, Gunslinger, k|ngp|n, l0ud_sil3nc3, nacho_arroyo, ObscureParadox, Rbuass, S14, SHIMIZU, Slinky PC, Sn0wMe, Splave.ROM, steponz, Strat, Wizerty, and Xtreme Addict.

September 2015 WR and GFP - 5 World Records!

Category First Second Third
Overclocker Xtreme Addict (5 WR / 0 GFP) Splave.ROM (0 WR / 10 GFP) Steponz (0 WR / 9 GFP)
Country Poland (5 WR / 0 GFP) United States (0 WR / 29 GFP) Brazil (0 WR / 9 GFP)
Team PURE (5 WR / 6 GFP) XtremeSystems (0 WR / 13 GFP) TecLab OC Team (0 WR / 9 GFP)
Processor Intel Core i7 5960X (5 WR / 31 GFP) Intel Core i7 6700K (0 WR / 22 GFP) Intel Xeon E5 2699 V3 (0 WR / 5 GFP)
Motherboard ASUS Rampage V Extreme (5 WR / 8 GFP) ASRock Z170 OC Formula (0 WR / 15 GFP) GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion (0 WR / 9 GFP)
Graphics Card ASUS GTX 980 Ti Strix (5 WR / 2 GFP) GeForce GTX 980 Ti (0 WR / 19 GFP) EVGA GTX 980 Ti K|ngp|n Edition (0 WR / 9 GFP)
Memory HyperX Predator (5 WR / 6 GFP) G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 (0 WR / 10 GFP) G.SKILL Ripjaws Z (0 WR / 3 GFP)
Power Supply Corsair Professional Gold Series 1500W (5 WR / 9 GFP) Antec High Current 1300W (0 WR / 10 GFP) Seasonic Platinum 1200W (0 WR / 4 GFP)
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series (5 WR / 1 GFP) HyperX Predator (0 WR / 2 GFP)

Cowcotland win Novice Nimble #4 - Four Wins in a Row!

Novice Nimble #4 won by Cowcotland

The fourth edition of the Novice Nimble came a close a few days ago resulting in another dominant display from French overclockers Cowcotland who fended off and HWReady OC Official Team to retain the novice team OC crown. The Novice Nimble #4 also saw the largest ever field with 29 teams competing head to head across five unique stages based on a blend of Intel and AMD processors plus GPU benching. Let’s take a look at how it panned out in a little detail.

Congrats to all the team members who played a vital part on making the fourth ever Novice Nimble a success. Cowcotland once again proved to be the masters of group organisation with a real team effort that keeps them securely at the top of the Novice table. came a little closer to becoming Novice Nimble champions thanks to two solid wins in Stages 3 and 4 and will feel that the gap between themselves and the French champs has been closed to some extent. Don’t forget that the fifth installment of the Novice Nimble has just gotten under way. Check the link below to get involved, join a team and start pushing!

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Georgia Tech Cools FPGA by Pumping Water Through Chip Silicon

water cooling inside silicon

Custom water cooling is the most popular cooling technique for overclockers at HWBOT nowadays. Based on numbers from August and September, 50% of the overclocking results on Haswell-E and 22% of the results on Skylake are with the processor cooled by water cooling. Usually you would build a custom cooling setup from water blocks, pumps, and radiators, but at the Georgia Tech university, that's not good enough.

Georgia Tech graduate student Tom Sarvey is using microfluidic passages cut directly into the backsides of FPGA devices, a few hundred microns away from where the transistors are operating. He achieves 60% lower temperatures compared to air cooling, going from 60°C to 24°C with 20°C liquid. The technology is quite disruptive as the research is believed to be the first example of liquid cooling directly on an operating high-performance CMOS chip.

The cooling research was funded by DARPA’s (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Microsystems Technology Office, through the ICECOOL program. For more information, check out the article at

Translation Update: Danish Translations Progresses 20% Thanks to Schjeldaldk

translations HWBOT progress

The last time we checked the progress on the translations was almost two months ago. On August 20th, we reported about the upgraded status of "Beta" for the Ukrainian language and the significant improvements for Portuguese/Brazilian.

Today we want to highlight the Danish translation. Schjeldaldk from OcTeamDenmark has started the translation work and this weekend completed nearly 20% of the entire translation work. That's great progress and we're happy to see it move forward!

Note that every overclocker participating in the translation project automatically becomes the owner of the HWBOT Project Contributor and HWBOT Translator achievements. We are humbled by the efforts of the overclocking community to make HWBOT more accessible and more available for the international community. Thank you very much!

Blast From The Past: Breaking 3DMark World Record is Priceless!

For the overclockers joining the overclocking community these days it will maybe sound strange, but overclocking was pretty important already 10 years ago. Back in the day when Hipro5, Kinc, Kingpin, and Shamino were crushing the 3DMark ORB, times were a bit simpler. With two graphics cards in SLI, you could already break records.

One of the funniest/coolest videos from back then is K|ngp|n's very first Nvidia commercial. The video is linked on the left hand side, or you can click here. In the brief MasterCard-style video, you'll find K|ngp|n show off his USD $1,000 Core 2 Quad QX6700, an Nvidia 680i based motherboard, and two USD $600 GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards. Adding up the hardware to the "liquid nitrogen truck on stand-by", you end up with a priceless 3DMark World Record.

Good times!

The OC Show Live Q&A - S02E19: Rasparthe's OC Life, Steponz on Single GPU XOC, and RTP Challenger Division Season 1

In Episode 19 of The OC Show Q&A, Tim and Isaïe from Overclocking-TV and guests Pieter from HWBOT, Rasparthe from, and Steponz, talk about what happened in overclocking land in the past two weeks. The topics are:

  • - OC-Esports competition updates
  • - HWBOT Challenger Series Division 1 and 2
  • - The Art of Overclocking Single GPU with Steponz
  • - Rasparthe tells us what it's like to be an OCer in Canada

Highly recommended if you want to learn how Rasparthe enjoys overclocking the more old-school hardware. Click on the image to watch the video, or click here if you prefer old school hyperlinks.

Most Valuable Submission of Week 40, 2015: 175.9 points by Dancop (Germany)

Last week we received 4549 benchmark results from 868 registered overclockers around the world. The majority of the submissions is coming from Rookie overclockers representing 53% of the active community. They were responsible for 32% of the submissions. We had a peek at the most valuable submissions in a breakdown per league.

The Most Valuable Submission is calculated by the sum of a submissions's World Record, Global, and Hardware points. The Top Hardware Points is taking into account only the Hardware Points of a submission.

As you can see in the table below, the most valuable submission of the week was the Global First Place of Dancop in HWBOT Prime 4xCPU using the Core i7 6700K Skylake. With 175.9 points Dancop scores about 66 points more than Hideo from Japan who scored Silver in 3DMark05 with the GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card. In the Enthusiast class we find Nik from Germany; in the Novice and Rookie class we find Peazz from United Kingdom and Caramba1 from Russia!

The overclocking results submitted during Week 40 generated in total 360 World Record Points, 8984,1 Global Points, and 7128,1 Hardware Points. The distribution per League is as follows: 17% for Elite, 39% for Extreme, 17% for Enthusiast, 8% for Novice, and 19% for Rookie. The representation of the active community is as follows: 3% Elite, 14% Extreme, 16% Enthusiast, 14% Novice, and 53% Rookie.

Most Valuable Submissions - Week 40, 2015

League Points Overclocker Benchmark
Elite 175.9 points Dancop HWBOT Prime 4xCPU Core i7 6700K
Extreme 89.8 points Hideo 3DMark05 1xGPU GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Enthusiast 57.5 points Nik XTU 4xCPU Core i7 6700K
Novice 45.5 points Peazz XTU 4xCPU Core i7 6700K
Rookie 50.5 points Caramba1 XTU 6xCPU Core i7 5820K

Top Hardware Points - Week 40, 2015

League Points Overclocker Benchmark
Elite 49.8 points MetalRacer 3DMark Vantage Radeon HD 5770 (1st)
Extreme 49.8 points Bullant 3DMark06 (1st)
Enthusiast 23.8 points andressergio XTU Core i7 4790 (11th)
Novice 22.3 points Alex1989 XTU Core i5 4690K (148th)
Rookie 24.6 points Wernersen XTU Core i5 4670K (22nd)