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Revision 7 is designed in response to community feedback with the intent of awarding points more accurately as a reflection of overclocking result quality. The new revision re-balances the weight of benchmark applications and awards points based on result quality relative to the top result.
At the core of the HWBoints concept, invented by Mtzki from Finland, lie two distinct parameters: the weight of a ranking as determined by the amount of participants, and the quality of the result as determined by its position within the ranking. This concept is now being stretched to the end of its scaling capabilities due to two primary reasons: 1) the increase of global and hardware rankings, and 2) the direct submission capability of benchmark applications via our Open API. [...] This conflicts with the overclocking community’s desire to have the Overclockers League and submission points reflect the skill and effort required to achieve the position. Revision 7 addresses these concerns.
Although I don’t want to make a habit of reporting on the business side of HWBOT, it’s good once in a while to share more details on the business side of HWBOT with the community. In last year’s HWBOT year overview I summarized some information shared in the XOC Focus Group private sub-forum on how we spend the income. In this article I want to share a bit more detail on how we spent our budget in the first half of this year.
First of all, let’s have a look at how we organize our activities. HWBOT’s activities center around 4 pillars: Community, Education, Competition and Technology. For each of the four pillars we have one or more activities that we put more or less focus on.
Hello SkatterBenchers. Today we will show you how to overclock this notebook in a minimum amount of steps and time. This is the ASUS ROG GX700 V0 notebook which comes with watercooling as well as a Core i7 6820HK processor, a desktop grade GTX 980 graphics card and 64GB of memory. To do the overclocking we will be using the ROG Gaming Center application and in there we will switch up the Turbo Gear settings. We will be using four different benchmarks in the operating system to measure the performance; Intel XTU, ROG Realbench, F1 2014 and 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme. Note: Today will be a little bit different than our other SkatterBencher videos because we can’t really change that much manually.
As a final step of our overclocking adventure, we will switch to manual mode. We increased the CPU frequency to 4.0 GHz, we increased the CPU cache frequency to 4GHz. We enabled XMP and then we also increased the GPU core frequency by 200MHz as well as the GPU memory frequency by 300MHz as well. In a final round of benchmarking we find that the XTU performance has gone up to 1,271 points which is 18% over stock performance. In Fire Strike Extreme we see that our performance went up to 6,665 points which almost 40% over stock performance - this is thanks to the 1,427MHz GPU frequency and 3.8GHz memory frequency. In F1 2014 our minimum FPS has gone up to 71, which is 20% over stock performance and in ROG Realbench we now have a score 103,741 points, 23% over stock. The CPU temperature under load is 83C and the GPU temperature under load is only 41C.
GIGABYTE have long been involved with the world of Overclocking. The company was an early pioneer when it came to hosting overclocking contests; the inaugural Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship, or GO OC, took place in September 2008 and involved worldwide qualifying rounds to make it one of the first truly international OC contests. GIGABYTE also developed the first motherboard designed by an overclocker for overclockers with the launch of the X58A-OC board. Designed by OC legend and in-house overclocker HiCookie, the board was a huge hit with extreme overclockers and set the standard for OC specific motherboard design.
Fast forward to Computex 2016 and find GIGABYTE taking a very considered approach to Overclocking that demonstrates that the company still has what it takes to win in the race for ultimate performance. The creation of the GIGABYTE OC Lab at the company’s HQ in Taipei provided the ideal space for overclockers to get together and and get down to some seriously extreme overclocking. GIGABYTE is also pioneering the concept of an overclocking invitational event where leading overclockers get the chance to bench alongside in-house overclockers HiCookie and Sofos1990. Dubbed the ‘Secret OC’, it has provided GIGABYTE with several reasons to be happy.
Today we want to take a look at last week’s Computex 2016 event from the context of overclocking, putting memory vendor G.SKILL under the microscope in terms of how the company integrated with overclockers and overclocking during the week-long event here in Taipei, Taiwan.
There is little doubt that G.SKILL has established themselves as the overclockers brand of choice for the last few years, a monumental feat that G.SKILL are keen to maintain in the coming years ahead. How have they arrived in such a lofty position? We had a chance to sit down with Product Marketing Manager Frank Hung, who told us it’s all about delivering the best product possible so that enthusiasts and overclockers get the message loud and clear - G.SKILL is No1. for performance in both DDR3 and DDR4 memory.
The connection with overclocking is one that validates these claims. G.SKILL know that there is no better way to demonstrate leadership than by getting overclockers to push their memory kits as hard as possible. World record memory frequencies might get headlines in the media, mainly because simple frequencies are easy to equate and digest - this company’s DDR4 can operate stably at higher frequencies than another’s - but it’s actually a much broader strategy where overclockers know they have G.SKILL in their corner.