Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
HWBOT Prime Core i7 6700K 6432 MHz Splave.ROM 7708.24 pps 176.1 pts 8   5
HWBOT Prime Core i7 6700K 6432.7 MHz Dancop 7707.44 pps 132.5 pts 10   4
PiFast Core i7 6700K 6711 MHz Splave.ROM 9sec 480ms 98.3 pts 8   4
Catzilla - 1440p GeForce GTX 980 Ti 1520/2000 MHz BenchBros 50125 marks 56.6 pts 5   3
XTU Core i7 6700K 5490 MHz hotrod717 1744 marks 56.2 pts 0   1
3DMark Vantage - Performance Radeon HD 5770 1380/1450 MHz MetalRacer 18276 marks 49.8 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 6700K 4830 MHz SAMBA 1682 marks 47.8 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 6700K 4860 MHz stivut 1654 marks 42.8 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike Radeon R9 FURY X 1300/610 MHz joshy Ocuk 32411 marks 37.3 pts 1   1
HWBOT Prime Core i7 6700K 5690 MHz hotrod717 7183.03 pps 35.9 pts 0   1


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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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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)

Michal Vobozil "Xtreme Addict" in Interview with Intel IQ Poland: Talking about Extreme Overclocking

On the Polish version of the Intel IQ blog, we find Xtreme Addict in conversation with Intel. The long and very interesting interview deals with various aspects of overclocking: what drivers people to try LN2, what kind of competitions are there, what are the risks for your hardware, and so on. Check out the interview at in Polish or use the Google Translated version in English. Below are a couple of quotes from Xtreme Addict.

The main difference between homemade and competitive overclocking is the use - the high-performance overclocking is only temporarily, for the duration of thebenchmarks to test the strength and potential of architecture when looking for bottlenecks platform. To this end, many solutions are created which then are used for daily overclocking. An example is the "Internal PLL voltage" known since the Sandy Bridge processors. Manufacturers have found a way to increase the frequency limit the cache in the processor (Sandy Bridge processors, core frequency and the cache were in a ratio of 1:1) and gave an additional 400-500 MHz processor. This helped to beat the previous record of architecture in the benchmarks.

I take it all as a great adventure and that is why I am most pleased with the fact that I won the largest number of finals live from all overclockers, including two times in a row HOT - HyperX Overclocking Takeover. I hope that this year I will be able to defend his title again. In the global ranking HWBOT currently ranks second in the world, and I'm near the first place.

The OC Show - S02E19: AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Quad Crossfire in the 3D Hall of Fame and more!

In the latest episode of The OC Show, Pieter and Tim have a look at the latest hot news out of the OC Community. Click on the image on the left or HERE. A list of the topics below:

  • - OC Esports competition news
  • - MSI's LN2 OC Guide for the Z170Z Gaming TE motherboard
  • - TeamAU and Gigabyte at Upgrade Australia 2.0
  • - New submissions options at HWBOT for external power cards
  • - Fury X crossfire making it to the Hall of Fame


  • Overclocker in Focus interview series: click

Join the live Q&A on Sunday October 4th 9pm on the OCTV twitch channel:

3D Madness!! World Record for Xtreme Addict, Global First Place for K|ngp|n, Splave and Bullshooter Score Silver

After I finished reading through Xtreme Addict's interview with Intel Poland, I had a peek at the submission table on the front page. What I found is 3D Madness. Xtreme Addict shines at the top of the table with a new 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme World Record, a score that scored him the stage win in the Pro OC 2015 Round 3. Then we find K|ngp|n with a new Global First Place in Unigine Heaven Extreme, edging out Splave.ROM who scores silver in that same benchmark. And if all that wasn't grand enough, Bullshooter scores silver in 3DMark03 2xGPU.

For his World Record, Xtreme Addict uses his typical set of hardware tools. Of course a Core i7 5960X at almost 5.9 GHz combined with what seems to be his favorite motherboard, the ASUS Rampage V Extreme. Aided with a special set of hyper-binned HyperX memory (apologies for the bad pun!) and four ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards at 1800/2075 MHz, Xtreme Addict is now leading the 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Hall of Fame by almost 500 points. You can find the Hall of Fame here.

Congratulations everyone!

Maximum PC: Thinking Inside Boxx - Why Overclocking Workstations Makes Sense

Boxx is a boutique system builder with an enthusiast edge. Today they introduced what they refer to as "the world's smallest overclocked workstation," the Apexx1. There are two processor options for the Apexx1 system: a non-overclocked (boo!) Xeon 18-core or the overclocked (yeey!) eight-core Core i7 5960X.

In an interview with Maximum PC, Boxx Senior Product Marketing Manager Chris Morley said: "We have a steady demand for overclocked workstations. Once we educate our customers on the benefits of overclocking and how it can benefit their workflow, they're on board." The main benefits for the customers are of course more frame rates per second for gamers, but more importantly it's a money-maker for creative professionals. Overclocked systems get the work done faster, which allows the professionals to get home to their families earlier. When asked about the failure rate, Boxx states something overclockers have known for a very long time: there is almost no real-world difference, if the system is configured properly.

Pricing for the Apexx1 with a Core i7 5960X at 4GHz starts from USD $5,181 and with a 3.5GHz Xeon at USD $4,284. More info at

Result Moderators Approved, Fixed, and Blocked Almost 10,000 Results This Year

It's a known fact that HWBOT wouldn't be operating as efficiently as it does without the limitless support from dedicated community members who not only keep the database clean from faulty entries, but also take care of the hardware database and help out in the forum. It isn't easy to measure the impact of the volunteer staff as much of the activity happens behind the curtains. One of the statistics we have access to, however, is the number of "moderator actions". An action is for example checking a result as valid after a user flagged it.

In the first nine months of 2015, the moderator staff approved, edited, or blocked 9,500 result submissions at HWBOT. Per day, that is an average of almost 35 submissions! The most active staff member is the Head of Moderation Christian Ney who has processed almost 4,000 submissions this year. Second and third most active are respectively GENiEBEN and Leeghoofd. Of course the impact of the staff cannot be measured by actions alone. For example, Strunkenbold has been very active sweeping the hardware database of faulty hardware entries, and Websmile helped a lot steering the competitions in the right direction.

Some moderators are less active on the site, but are helping a lot behind the scenes with input and feedback on everything HWBOT related.

Thank you very much for the support and dedication; HWBOT wouldn't be the same without you guys!

AIDA64 v5.50 Released: Intel NVMe SSD and RGB LED Keyboard Support

Budapest, Hungary – September 30, 2015 - FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme 5.50 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; the immediate availability of AIDA64 Engineer 5.50 software, a professional diagnostic and benchmarking solution for corporate IT technicians and engineers; the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business 5.50 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Network Audit 5.50 software, a dedicated network audit toolset to collect and manage corporate network inventories.

The latest AIDA64 update introduces monitoring of sensor values on RGB LED keyboards, implements enhanced support for Intel NVMe SSDs and LGA-1151 motherboards, and supports the latest graphics and GPGPU computing technologies by both AMD and nVIDIA.

New features & improvements

  • - Support for Corsair K65, Corsair K70, Corsair K95, Logitech G910 and Razer Chroma RGB LED keyboards
  • - Support for LGA-1151 motherboards
  • - Autodetect information and SMART monitoring for Intel NVMe SSDs
  • - Preliminary support for AMD Bristol Ridge APUs and Intel Broadwell-E/EN/EP/EX processors
  • - And more ...

Features, not Clock Frequency is Why Core i7 5960X, Core i7 980X, and Core i7 920 Were So Appreciated

In a Press Release published by HWinsights, analysis of the list price at launch and overall usage for the Intel HEDT platform since Nehalen points out that PC DIY enthusiasts are willing to spend a premium on products with the right features. Two of the most valuable CPUs, the Core i7 980X (Intel's first six core consumer processor) and the Core i7 5960X (Intel's first eight core consumer processor), were both listed at the USD $1,000 mark at launch.

Interestingly, the Core i7 920 processor was very profitable in terms of launch price and consumer adoption. The Core i7 920 is the most affordable variant of the Nehalem architecture launched at the end of 2008. It features four cores and a completely new architecture. It was the first of many quad core Core i7 products in the HEDT space and does remarkably better than all of its successors: the Core i7 3820 and Core i7 4820K. The new Core i7 5820K is the first six core processor product below USD $400, which may explain its popularity.

Long story short: Core i7 920 and Core i7 980X were very popular; only the recently released Core i7 5960X comes close to its performance in the market.