Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
XTU Core i7 6700K 5900 MHz l0ud_sil3nc3 1974 marks 175.8 pts 9   6
XTU Core i7 6700K 5890 MHz Dancop 1939 marks 99.4 pts 2   1
Catzilla - 720p GeForce GTX 980 Ti 1600/2223 MHz Slinky PC 88177 marks 97.1 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 6700K 5000 MHz nvidiaforever2 1742 marks 54.0 pts 0   1
XTU Core i7 6700K 4800 MHz BarboneNet 1684 marks 47.2 pts 2   1
XTU Core i7 5820K 4780 MHz diablo1313 1950 marks 46.6 pts 0   0
Catzilla - 720p GeForce GTX 980 Ti 1544/2222 MHz Slinky PC 48960 marks 35.4 pts 0   0
Catzilla - 720p GeForce GTX 980 Ti 1600/2222 MHz Slinky PC 87023 marks 35.0 pts 0   0
3DMark11 - Performance GeForce GTX 980 Ti 1579.7/2079 MHz keika 27852 marks 30.7 pts 0   0
HWBOT Prime Core i7 4790K 5400 MHz DareDevil1410 6549.77 pps 27.5 pts 0   0

OC-ESPORTS Entries

HWBOT Articles

Welcome to our next overclocker profile video. This time we have the pleasure to get up close and personal with Dinos22, a very influential overclocker from Australia who works as a Marketing Manager and overclocking evangelist for GIGABYTE. We had a chance to speak to him in the aftermath of Computex 2015 where he had plenty of thought provoking ideas to share with us about the OC scene in general and the direction it is heading in.

"I joined a forum and started buying and selling stuff, (being a) tight-arse is the initial motivation. Then you start to buy components you don’t really need, and you think oh, maybe this can go faster. And then you see this guy EVA2000 and this dude is like a memory God... pardon the expression. He was a world famous memory overclocker, a local guy, so we all kind of started copying what he does."


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[OC-ESPORTS] MSI Godlike OC Tournament: 2D Battle Concludes

The first chapter of the MSI Godlike OC contest on OC-ESPORTS has come to a close with the conclusion of both the Ambient and Extreme 2D battles just a few days ago. The MSI Godlike OC Tournament is divided into both Extreme and Ambient cooling categories to cater for all levels and abilities. Both the 2D and 3D rounds for both Ambient and Extreme categories are split into three stages (detailed below). Let’s take a look at the contest details, scoring and final standings in some detail.

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Firstly, congrats to IvanCupa from Indonesia whose first place finish is built on fantastic work in Stage 2 where he claimed all 25 points. The win was achieved using a Intel Pentium G3258 pushed to 5.3GHz to achieve 4,688.37 pps on HWBOT Prime. Stage 3 saw IvanCupa arrive in third place behind raules009 from Peru who claims Stage 3 with a score of 5,672 points in Geekbench3 using a Core i7 4790K clocked at 5.4GHz.

Full article at OC-ESPORTS.io (click to read)

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Triple Global First Place from USA: K|ngp|n (2) and Splave.ROM (1)

K|ngp|n and Splave.ROM, two overclockers from the United States of America, have set a triplet of Global First Place results. K|ngp|n took back his Fire Strike Extreme 1xGPU title and increased the level of difficulty for the Fire Strike 1xGPU top spot. Splave.ROM uploaded a new XTU 4xCPU best after his score was beaten by French overclocker Orion24 earlier in the day.

K|ngp|n uses his very own GeForce GTX 980 Ti K|ngp|n Edition graphics card clocked at 2.1 GHz GPU frequency and 2.1 GHz memory frequency. Combined with a Core i7 5960X at 5700+ MHz, he achieved 13612 marks in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 26455 marks in 3DMark Fire Strike. He is now respectively 158 and 780 points in the lead over second places Steponz and Xtreme Addict.

Splave.ROM is using the new Intel Skylake architecture in the form of a Core i7 6700K to achieve his Global First Place. Clocked at 5900 MHz, he obtained a score of 1965 points. That is 21 points higher than L0ud_sil3nc3 and 55 points better than his previous top. The most commented aspect of the result is the DDR4-3738 C15 memory used for this score.

For more information you can check out the results of K|ngp|n here and here, and the result of Splave.ROM here.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning Announced and Detailed: 1303 MHz Boost Clock

Videocardz.com has revealed the first product pictures of the latest member of the MSI Lightning family. The MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning graphics card will go in direct competition with the ASUS Strix, EVGA K|ngp|n Edition, and GALAXY Hall of Fame graphics cards for the title of the fastest single GPU solution on the market. Currently the K|ngp|n Edition graphics card is leading the race, at least based on the Fire Strike Extreme 1xGPU leaderboard.

The MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning comes packed with features including a triple-fan & triple-slot Tri-Frozr cooler, 3 PCIe power connectors, V-Check points, Dual BIOS, 12+3 phase VRM and a 10-layer PCB. The card is clocked at 1202 MHz GPU by default and goes up to 1303 MHz with GPU boost. That's 100 MHz lower than the KP Edition, and 10 MHz lower than the ASUS Strix alternative.

We look forward to seeing extreme overclockers competing with the Lightning card! For more information and pictures, check out videocardz.com

News We Missed: Chi-Kui Lam Pushes Skylake to 6998 MHz and DDR4-4900 (WR)

Forum user Random reminded us of new Skylake frequency top results set about 10 days ago by Chi-Kui Lam. A couple hours before the kick-off at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco (Aug 18 - 20), The Hong Kong based overclocker achieved 6998 MHz CPU frequency and DDR4-4900.

You can find more information about the results on the submission pages for the CPU Frequency result HERE and the Memory Frequency result HERE. The combination of ASRock Z170 OC Formula and the G.SKILL DDR4 TridentX Skylake line-up is working out quite well. Aside from the overall memory frequency world record, set by Chi-Kui Lam, we've also seen the DDR4-4266 kits demoed at IDF.

The two weeks following the Skylake launch have been quite interesting for overclocking enthusiasts. Now that retail availability of CPUs and motherboards is getting better, we can expect more magic to come!

Bishop CPC (x64) (v2.03) Replaces CPU Thread Benchmark; Features New RaBIOs Benchmark Suite

Bishop CPC (x64) is a set of benchmark tests developed by RagingCain from bytemedev.com and PhillyB, member of the Overclock.net team. The benchmark used to carry the name "CPU Thread Benchmark", but is will from now on forward be known as Bishop CPC. Version v2.03 includes a new set of benchmark tests called Random Burst Input Output (RaBIOs), which tests the CPU, Cache and RAM's ability to gather and process stored numbers at random then store the resulting value.

In the forum discussion thread you can find more information on the benchmark. The 2.03 release features a full integration with CPU-Z UI data and Harmonic. It also includes an internal scoreboard that keeps track of your benchmark scores as you continue to benchmark over time.

RagingCain also hints to working on an HWBOT integration just like XTU, HWBOT Prime, GPUPI, and most recently the HWBOT x265 Benchmark. We look forward to seeing the benchmark development progress!

An Interview with OC-ESPORTS World No.3, Kodukula Satesh Kumar (KSATEAAA23)

Today we are delighted to bring you an interview with KSATEAAA23, one of the leading lights of the quickly growing overclocking scene in India. KSA has quickly established himself as a true force to be reckoned in OC-ESPORTS Challenger Divisions with outstanding performances in Divisions III through VII. Focusing mostly on affordable hardware, KSA is arguably a true pioneer in an overclocking scene that is evolving into a genuine Esport. Read on for the thoughts, opinions and motivations of one of the OC scene’s newest champions.

"[...]If you have an interest, even with used hardware bought from local stores/ ebay etc. you can still make a name for yourself in the Overclocking community. Where there is a will, there is a way. The key is utilisation of resources."

Find the full interview at OC-ESPORTS.io

Elinsphoria Overclocking Competition (Sep 5-6 2015, Yogyakarta) - World's Only AMD LN2 Competition?

Indonesia is booming when it comes to overclocking. Not only did Jagatreview announce the 2015 edition of the Amateur Overclocking Tournament, Elinsphoria also announced their Extreme LN2 Overclocking Competition. The competition will be held on September 5 and 6 in the Ramai IT Mall in Yogyakarta and features AMD hardware.

... Yes, that's right! The Elinsphoria Overclocking Competition may very well be the world's only AMD extreme overclocking competition. The partners of the event are: ASUS ROG, Deepcool, Kingpincooling, and Patriot Memory. The total prize purse is worth 32 million Rupiah, which is about USD $2275. To enroll, Indonesian overclockers are urged to register at http://fei.elins.org.

We wish the participants the best of luck!

Sales of desktop graphics cards hit 10-year low in Q2 2015 (kitguru.net)

According to Jon Peddie Research, news relayed by Kitguru.net, the sales of desktop graphics cards hit a 10-year low last quarter. Jon Peddie points to the rise of tablets and integrated graphics as main reason for the decline and indicates that the sales of expensive graphics cards for gaming is rising.

The article includes two charts. The first chart indicates the declining attach rate of add-in graphics boards (AIBs) to desktop PCs. In Q2 2015, less than 10 million units of desktop discrete graphics cards shipped worldwide. This is an all-time low for the industry, coming down from 14 million just two years ago. In 2008, there were on average 20 million discrete graphics sold per quarter.

The second chart shows the market share of Nvidia and AMD. We all know that AMD has seen better days, but the decline is stronger than expected. In Q2 2015 Nvidia has a market share of 81.9%, leaving just 18% for AMD. In one year time, AMD's market share has dropped by 50%(!). According to JP Research, AMD’s quarter-to-quarter total desktop graphics cards unit shipments decreased 33.3 per cent whereas Nvidia’s quarter-to-quarter unit shipments decreased only 12 per cent.

Based on our internal research, we find that the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 are the most used graphics cards by overclockers. In the top-10 of most used graphics card we find AMD only once, at tenth place, with the Radeon R9 290X. Especiall for Haswell-E based systems we find Nvidia doing particularly well as the most used cards are the GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, and the GeForce GTX Titan X.

OC-ESPORTS Competition Points (re-) Introduction to Overclocker League Update

In the next coming days, the OC-ESPORTS competition points will be added to the Overclocker League points. Your 10 best competition achievements in the past 365 days will count towards your Overclocker League points.

Early May we released a public version of the OC-ESPORTS points integration with the Overclockers League. Based on the feedback received before, during, and after the test phase we went back to work to prepare the production server for a smooth integration. This turned out to be a more difficult task than anticipated, hence the delay of pushing the additional points to the Overclockers Leagues.

You can find the latest version of the League tables currently up and running on our UAT test environment. The 10 most valuable competition achievements in the past 365 days, based on the OC-ESPORTS competition points structure, are included in the League Total. That means: 250 points for winning the live final of a competition series with qualifiers (E.g.: HyperX OC Takeover), 100 points for winning the live final of a regional competition with qualifiers (E.g.: ASUS Open Overclocking Cup), and 50 points for an online overclocking competition (E.g.: Old School is Best School Round). We've also made it more clear where your League points come from by grouping the Global and WR points together. The algorithm is thus:

League Points = SUM [ top15(GL+WR) + top20(HW) + top10(OCE) ]

Note that the points contributing to your League total are NOT equal to the points you will find in the OC-ESPORTS Official World Overclocking (Seasonal) Ranking. The League Points are based on the competitions from the past 365 days, whereas the Official World Overclocking Ranking is based on the competitions of a yearly season, starting from January 1st and ending on December 31st.

The change in rankings will be quite noticeable. For example, participants in the Rookie Rumble will see their point total grow by quite a margin. Taking for example Topdog, the current leader of the OC-ESPORTS Official World Overclocking Ranking Season 2015, we can find him move up from Rank #77 without the competition points to Rank #32 with the competition points.

We hope you enjoy your fresh batch of points and good luck in the competitions!

(PS: if you want to organize a competition series like the Old School is Best School, but different, let us know!)

Amateur Overclocking Tournament (AOCT) 2015 Confirmed!

The Amateur Overclocking Tournament, or AOCT in short, is an overclocking competition organized by our Indonesian friends at Jagatreview.com. The previous tournaments features qualification phase competitions in different cities on the Java island and a massive final at the end of the year in Yogyakarta. We covered last year's event and you can find information on the topic in the article posted here.

The details of the 2015 edition of the Amateur Overclocking Tournament are not yet available (as far as we know), but Lucky_n00b has confirmed the plans on Facebook by posting a teaser picture on his Facebook wall.

We look forward to seeing the next generation of Indonesian overclockers trained by Jagatreview and hopefully we will see them in the international live and online competitions afterwards!