Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
XTU Core i7 8700K 5210 MHz Mr. Fox 2798 marks 51.8 pts 0   0
3DMark - Fire Strike Titan Xp 2101/1634 MHz H2o vs. Ln2 31746 marks 50.7 pts 0   0
3DMark05 Radeon HD 5870 975/1225 MHz superpatodonaldo 72275 marks 48.0 pts 0   0
3DMark - Time Spy Titan Xp 2088/1600 MHz jpmboy 13182 marks 44.2 pts 2   0
XTU Core i7 7820X 5000 MHz teracon 3393 marks 43.1 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 8700K 5010 MHz mils1 2756 marks 42.3 pts 0   1
XTU Core i7 8700K 5010 MHz david.hiles.39 2756 marks 42.3 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 8700K 5010 MHz bottangelo78 2751 marks 41.0 pts 0   0
3DMark - Time Spy Titan Xp 2088/1641 MHz H2o vs. Ln2 12825 marks 40.1 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 8700K 4730 MHz Xi_GLITCHERS_iX 2745 marks 39.3 pts 0   0


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This week in our GPU Flashback Archive series we cast our minds back to a very popular and well loved graphics card series, the GeForce 400 series. NVIDIA launched the GeForce 400 series in March 2010 armed with a new Fermi architecture that it hoped would help it compete with the successful AMD Radeon 5000 series. Let’s look at the new features that Fermi offered, the cards that were popular and the scores that were submitted to HWBOT in this era.

Compared to previous product launches from NVIDIA, the GeForce 400 series launch did not go as smoothly as hoped. September 2009 saw AMD come out with their Radeon 5000 series which made a solid case against NVIDIA 200 series offerings. It would be January before NVIDIA really started wooing tech media with tales of its forthcoming Fermi architecture lineup. It would be March 2010 before tech media actually got their hands on the new cards and several weeks after that before enthusiasts would be able to actually buy one. This was not the typical NVIDIA launch. Reasons for the delay certainly seemed to lie with issues with actual fabrication at TSMC who were not providing the yields expected on their new 40nm process. This was a problem that particularly hurt NVIDIA due to the fact that the new Fermi GPU, the GF100, was actually very large. When the GeForce 400 series finally arrived in the form of the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470, by most calculations they were six months late.

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SuperPI 32M 5 GHz Challenge Leaderboard (November 21, 2017) - Luumi (FI) Fastest at 5 minutes and 52.750 seconds with Skylake

Just like every month we have a look at the SuperPI 32M low-clock challenge threads in our forum and make a list of the most efficient overclocks for various CPU architectures. Check out the full table below. For more information and efficient SuperPI 32M overclocking results, check out the low-clock threads in our Overclocking and Tweaking sub-forum and the SuperPI 32M Low Clock - Fastest Per Architecture forum thread.

Congratulations to all the leaders in their specific categories!

SuperPI 32M Intel 5 GHz Challenge Leaderboard (September 21, 2017)

Category Time Overclocker CPU Memory Motherboard
Coffee Lake 5 min 56.554 sec Rivaldokfc Core i7 8700K DDR4-4133 C12-12-12 ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex
Skylake-X 6 min 08.628 sec Aleslammer Core i9 7900X DDR4-4166 C15-15-15-30 ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex
Kaby Lake 5 min 52.890 sec Coolhandluke41 Core i7 7700K GALAX Hall of Fame DDR4-4083 C12-11-11-28
Skylake 5 min 52.750 sec Luumi Core i7 6700K G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4-4138 C12-11-11-28 ASRock Z170M OC Formula
Broadwell-E 6 min 2.250 sec Dancop Core i7 6950X G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4-3591 C11-11-11-18 ASUS Rampage V Edition 10
Broadwell 6 min 14.625 sec Splave Core i7 5775C Corsair Dominator GT DDR3-2000 C7-7-7-21 ASRock Z97 OC Formula
Haswell-E 5 min 55.328 sec Dancop Core i7 5960X G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4-3333 C10-11-11-28 ASUS Rampage V Extreme
Haswell 5 min 54.391 sec Dancop Core i7 4770K G.SKILL PI DDR3-2820 C5-9-6-24 ASUS Maximus VII Impact
Ivy Bridge 6 min 14.109 sec Splave Core i7 3770K DDR3-2710 C7-9-6-18 ASRock Z77 OC Formula
Sandy Bridge 6 min 30.219 sec Perica_barii Core i7 2600K Corsair Dominator GTX2 DDR3-2174 C6-7-5-20 ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z/Gen3
Gulftown 7 min 5.297 sec Gazza30 Core i7 980X Kingston DDR3-2000 C7-7-6-20 GIGABYTE X58A-UD7
Bloomfield 7 min 8.020 sec Dsjjang Core i7 920 DDR3-1898 C6-7-6-19 ASUS P6T WS Professional

SuperPI 32M AMD 5 GHz Challenge Leaderboard (September 21, 2017)

Category Time Overclocker CPU Memory Motherboard
Summit Ridge 7 min 5.101 sec Johan45 Ryzen 7 1700X G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4-2940 C12-12-12-22 ASUS Crosshair VI Hero
Carrizo 9 min 35.781 sec Newlife Athlon X4 845 Patriot Viper II Sector 7 DDR3-2064 C6-10-6-22 GIGABYTE F2A88X-UP4
Kaveri 12 min 17.437 sec Zeropluszero A10-7850K DDR3-2400 MHz C8-11-9-18 GIGABYTE F2A88XN-Wifi
Vishera 14 min 9.391 sec Robbo2 FX-8350 G.SKILL PI DDR3-2600 C8-11-8-24 ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z
Richland 14 min 9.156 sec Newlife A6-6420K G.SKILL TridentX DDR3-2368 C7-10-10-8 GIGABYTE F2A88XN-Wifi
Trinity 14 min 11.016 sec Dinos22 A10-5800K Corsair Dominator DDR3-2666 C9-12-12-24 GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
Zambezi 15 min 16.953 sec Splave FX-4200 Corsair Dominator GT DDR3-2234 C7-8-8-18 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
Llano 14 min 3.188 sec D3mox A8-3870K G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3-2112 C7-10-7-24 GIGABYTE A75-UD4H
Kabini 16 min 39.016 sec Wizerty Athlon 5350 G.SKILL PI DDR3-2026 C7-9-6-24 ASUS AM1I-A
Thuban 13 min 42.953 sec Bones Phenom II X6 1100T BE G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3-1944 C7-9-7-24 ASUS Crosshair V Formula
Deneb 13 min 24.078 sec I.nfraR.ed Phenom II X4 965 BE Corsair Dominator GTX2 DDR3-1846 C6-6-6-18 GIGABYTE 970A-UD3


The OC Show, Season 4 Episode 18: OCWC 2017 Final, Coffee Lake and Linus X299 OC Guide

The latest edition of the OC Show is now available via the OverClocking-TV YouTube channelwith show host Trouffman taking on a range of topics that are of course related to the field of Overclocking. Once again Trouff is joined by Buildzoid and Toolius, who as ever delivers an update on the competitions happening on OC-ESPORTS. The Country Cup is of course a major topic with 33 countries vying for dominance. With 30 or so days to go we find the US at the top of the table, followed by the Ukraine and the Czech Republic. Admittedly however, there will teams who are ‘sandbagging’ and saving their best scores for the very end of the contest.

Another area of discussion is the current battle between rsannino (Italy) and Dancop (Germany). The pair of Elite overclockers are competing for bragging rights for the Global First Place 6-core rankings in several benchmarks using the newly arrived Core i7 8700K. rsannino took down GFP scores just last Thursday which were soon greeted with a swift response from World No.1 Dancop who reclaimed a few of the scores. Interestingly, both overclockers will be competing in the OCWC 2017 Final in Berlin next month which we now know will be based on the Core i7 8700K processor. It will be very interesting to see how these compete in a live competitive setting.

The newly launched Coffee Lake platform is also a hot topic of discussion. Buildzoid notes how the new chips are showing plenty of potential in terms of high clocks. In fact despite the additional two cores, Coffee Lake seems to be able to clock even higher than Kaby Lake in certain situations. It’s a really solid platform and well suited for most extreme benchmarking purposes thanks to its ability to clock highly.

Other topics discussed in Episode 18 include the rumored Z390 chipset and a possible Coffee Lake platform refresh. The other major talking point is the Overclocking World Championship final which was announced. Plenty to look forward to. You can find the OC Show here on the OverClocking-TV YouTube channel.

Discuss in the HWBOT Community Forum here.

GALAX Overclocking Carnival Grand Final 2017 Lands in Bangkok, Thailand

Twelve World Class Overclockers to Compete in the GALAX GOC 2017 Contest for $12,000 USD in Prize Money, Biggest Ever GOC Prize Pool

GALAX, an industry leading producer of high-performance graphics cards, memory and storage solutions, today announces the ninth edition of the GALAX Overclocking Carnival. The GALAX GOC 2017 contest will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on November 25th, 2017, inviting twelve of the world’s most respected and feared overclockers to compete in an extreme overclocking contest with a $12,000 USD prize pool - the biggest ever offered in a live GOC overclocking contest.

“We are excited to again bring GOC to the world,” commented Jack Lee, Vice president of GALAX Sales and Marketing. “Every year we have gathered overclockers and gamers from different countries to celebrate the biggest annual event for GALAX. Please come and join us as we share our passion and excitement with all PC enthusiasts.”

GALAX GOC 2017 Grand Final: Contest Benchmarks and Hardware

The twelve overclockers who qualified from the GOC 2017 Qualification contest are invited to score as highly as possible across four benchmarks. Benchmarks scores may be attempted in any order within a 90 minutes allocated for each benchmark. Here are the benchmarks selected for the GOC 2017 contest:

  • Geekbench 3 Multi-Core
  • 3DMark Time Spy Extreme
  • 3Dmark Time Spy
  • GPUPI-1B

Contest rules stipulate that all contestants must use the following hardware:

  • GALAX HOF OC Lab Edition NVIDIA GeForce 1080 Ti (single card only - provided by GALAX)
  • Intel Core i7 7740X Processor (provided by GALAX)
  • Any Intel X299 Platform Motherboard
  • GALAX HOF DDR4 4133 HOF Memory (4x 8GB)

Read the full announcement from GALAX here on OC-ESPORTS.

You can discuss this news post in the HWBOT Community Forum here.

Most Valuable Submission of Week 46, 2017: Gold for Dancop (DE), K|ngp|n (US), Hideo (JP), Traktor (RU) and g_trud (DE)

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In Week 46 of 2017, we received 3881 benchmark results from 1052 registered overclockers around the world. The majority of the submissions is coming from Rookie overclockers representing 60% of the active community. They were responsible for 40% of the submissions. We had a peek at the most valuable submissions in a breakdown per league.

During Week 46 of 2017, five overclockers made the leaderboard with a golden cup. It's almost a tradition we kick off the weekly global cup overview with the current leader of the Overclockers league, Dancop from Germany. His Global First Place in the XTU 6xCPU category scores him not only a golden cup, but also over 200 points. The new top score of 3845 marks is achieved with an Intel Core i7-8700K processor clocked at 6873 MHz. Next up is another regular of this news series. K|ngp|n from the United States is the first to break 15,000 marks with a single GPU in 3DMark Time Spy. The powerful system is powered by an Intel Core i9-7980XE processor clocked at 5630 MHz and paired with the top model of the NVIDIA GeForce series; the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. The GPU is clocked to 2708 MHz and the graphics card memory is clocked up to 1658 MHz. Another regular face of the MVS news articles is Hideo from Japan. He achieved a Global First Place in the Aquamark 1xGPU benchmark with a GeForce GTX 980 Ti and a near-7GHz (!) Core i7-8700K. Sticking to the Extreme League, our next golden cup winner is Traktor from Russia. He achieved a new best score in the 3DMark11 Performance 2x Radeon HD 7970 category. The system specifications include a pair of water cooled HD 7970 Graphics cards clocked at 1244/1691 MHz and an Intel Core i9-7900X processor clocked at 5GHz. Last but not least we have another Germany overclocking making this table this week: g_trud. He achieved a Hardware First Place in the 3DMark05 1x Radeon HD 3870 GDDR4 category. The score of 38540 marks was achieved with a dry ice cooled Core i7-7700K at 6GHz and a dry ice cooled graphics card at 1229/1296 MHz. Congratulations everyone!

The most used hardware components of Week 45 are the Core i7 7700K (10.7%), GeForce GTX 1080 (14.0%) and the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 (2.3%). In total the community used 328 different CPUs, 248 different GPUs and 765 different motherboards.

The overclocking results submitted during Week 46 generated in total 190 World Record Points, 10134.9 Global Points, and 6977.4 Hardware Points. The distribution per League is as follows: 21% for Elite, 22% for Extreme, 12% for Apprentice, 21% for Enthusiast, 8% for Novice, and 27% for Rookie. The representation of the active community is as follows: 2% Elite, 6% Extreme, 5% Apprentice, 17% Enthusiast, 10% Novice, and 60% Rookie.

Most Valuable Submissions - Week 46, 2017

League CPU Benchmark GPU Benchmark Hardware Points
Elite Dancop 210.4 pts (GFP!) K|ngp|n 185.8 pts (GFP!) K|ngp|n 47.2 pts
Extreme Hideo 90.5 pts Hideo 134.3 pts (GFP!) Traktor 49.0 pts
Apprentice Topyoyoguybest 59.3 pts G_trud 49.7 pts G_trud 49.7 pts
Enthusiast DStealth 63.9 pts 39.3 pts Bolc 24.4 pts
Novice Villz 36.0 pts RedundancyMaster 30.9 pts Solidton 23.4 pts
Rookie Crisray6789 63 pts ExtremeSuperRampageCJ 29.9 pts Pr3da2r 39.5 pts

Cyan Room DX12 VR Benchmark Test Added to VRMark Suite

Futuremark are expanding the VRMark benchmark suite to now include the Cyan Room benchmark, a DirectX 12 benchmark test for VR applications. From November 22nd 2017, the Cyan Room test will be added as a free update for VRMark Advanced Edition and VRMark Professional Editions.

VRMark Cyan Room - DirectX 12 benchmark for VR

VRMark is a benchmarking application for measuring VR performance. You can run VRMark tests on your monitor—no headset required—or on a connected HMD. Each benchmark runs on a fixed path, which makes it easy to repeat the test on other systems to compare performance.

Cyan Room is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test for VR. It uses a pure DirectX 12 engine built in-house and optimized for VR. It features a large, complex environment and many eye-catching effects. Cyan Room shows how using an API with less overhead can help developers deliver impressive VR experiences even on modest PC systems.

VRMark's Experience mode will let you explore the Cyan Room in your own time. You can change the rendering resolution and other settings to make the scene more or less demanding. VR headsets use clever techniques to compensate for missed frames. Using Experience mode with a VR headset is a great way to see how system performance affects your VR experience.

You can learn more about VRMark and the new Cyan Room test here on the Futuremark website.

You can discuss this topic in the HWBOT Community Forum here.

Enter the ‘OCWC 2017 Final – Predict the Winner’ Contest

The climax of the Overclocking World Championship is almost upon us with the OCWC 2017 Final happening just a few sort weeks from now. To celebrate the event, we have teamed up with Seasonic to create the ‘OCWC 2017 Final – Predict the Winner’ contest. All you have to do is correctly guess which overclocker will win the contest and you will entered into a prize draw where you can win some great prizes thanks to sponsors HWBOT and Seasonic. Prizes include a latest generation Intel Core i7 8700K processor and a high-end Seasonic PRIME Platinum power supply.

The contest is set up so that the more social actions you take, the better chance you have to win a prize. What is a social action? Actions include visiting he HWBOT Facebook page, the Seasonic Facebook page, plus following our Twitter feeds. There are 11 different types of action, each of which gives you an additional chance to win.

However, the most important action you can make is predicting the winner of the contest. You need to guess correctly or all bets are off. There are nine overclockers competing in the contest so choose carefully!

To enter the contest visit this page on the HWBOT World Tour site, or alternatively just go direct to the contest widget here and get started.

You can discuss this topic in the HWBOT Community Forum here.

Rookie News 17/11: ROG Czech OC Guys Top Rookie Team, Yee245 (US) leading Rookie League with 471.80 pts

Team Rookies Novices
Czech Republic ROG Czech OC Guys 41 25
United States /r/overclocking 37 90
USA ASUS Republic of Gamers 33 115
United States 17 48
United States Oregon State Overclockers 14 0
Australia Australia OC 13 20
Italy Overclock & Gaming 11 5
France Cowcotland 10 14
Japan OC CLUB 10 3
Malaysia Hard2mano OC TEAM 10 1

Every month or so we have a look at how well the overclocking teams adopt Rookie and Novice overclockers at HWBOT. Moving up the ranks this week is ROG Czech OC Guys going from 2nd to 1st since last month. They now have 41 Rookies and 25 Novices enrolled in the team. Dropping down a ranking is the inevitable /r/overclocking with 37 Rookies and 90 Novices. Last on the podium is the ASUS Republic of Gamers community with 33 Rookies and 115 Novices.

In the Rookie League, yee245 (/r/overclocking) from the United States is leading with 410.40 points which is 2.9 points more than Skylead (French Legion) from France and 43.9 points more than Sergey.najdiigru (Team Russia) from Russia.

Congratulations to all the overclocking teams adopting the new overclockers and of course the Rookies for their dedication to overclocking!

Check out Rookie League here

My Life as an Overclocker: Wizerty Interviews Prominent French Overclockers

French No.1 Overclocker Wizerty has again been coming up with some really good content for Tom’s Hardware France. His latest article is in fact one of a series of articles that he has been producing recently that are entitled ‘My Life as an Overclocker’. The series is focused on what it means to be an Overclocker who tries to competitive. He talks about his passion for the game and shares his thoughts on feelings on particular contests that he has taken part in (and in some cases won), also sharing advice about specific hardware platforms and more. In his most recent article however, Jean-Michel gets the thoughts and feelings of other French overclockers, including Rookie overclocker Skylead, a rising star that has won the last two Rookie Rumble contests on OC-ESPORTS. Here’s a sample (translated using Google Translate so I ask for forgiveness in advance):

I'm Skylead, to serve you. I am 23 years old and I am a train driver in everyday life. I discovered OC five years ago, without wanting to throw myself in, thinking it was an activity reserved for the elite. I had learned about the subject during the editing of one of my PCs, just for the sake of pushing it to its limits.

At the end of August / beginning of September, I took the urge to mount a machine, and thread in needles, I discovered the FFOC (French Federation of OverClocking), then I set myself the challenge of getting a good place at the Rookie Rumble. I decided to put myself in love with beautiful big numbers, and the desire to master this discipline (it had to start one day!).

Rookie Rumble #48 - This is a competition reserved for beginners in overclocking (having less than three months of seniority on the HWBOT site to his credit), with almost no limitation in the equipment, but we are only entitled to temperature chilling ambient (ventirad, AIO, watercooling custom). These are the methods of cooling that attracted me in the first place, what was possible to do once released from the limit imposed by the Joule effect impressed me immediately, and then as and when , only the performance interested me.

After several hours of discussion with different people, I start, we mount the processor a little higher frequency than for its use of every day, and we launch the first test: XTU. The results are not bad, but are far from what I had imagined, and even further from the first place. I was sure to have a good CPU, something is wrong, so I start a quest for information, and it is thanks to my recent meetings and extensive documentation on the Internet that I understand the concern, and it was the RAM. So I equipped myself for the event: new motherboard, new RAM kit and now it's better!

You can catch the full article from Jean-Michel which also includes an interview with Patate, winner of Road to Pro Challenger Division IV Round 3 plus interviews with warper, a Cowcotland Tam member competing in Division II. It’s in French, but thanks to Google Translate it is still very much accessible. Very nice work Wizerty!

This post can be discussed here on the new HWBOT Community Forum.

Throwback Thursday: AMD Phenom II Shatters 7GHz [Video]

Back in November 2009 the world of overclocking made something of a splash with the mainstream tech media as AMD held a series of events to showcase their latest AMD Phenom II line of processors. The idea is simple. You invite the world’s media to wine and dine while world class overclockers go nuts with Liquid Helium to push the silicon to wholly new echelons of performance. This is basically what AMD did back in 2009.

If you recall, the AMD Phenom II processor, when joined with the latest AMD 790GX chipset boards and the company’s Radeon 4870 GPUs, were part of what AMD described as the Dragon platform. The purpose behind the event series was to try and push a new and shiny AMD Phenom II 955 ES processor past the 7GHz barrier while scoring above 50,000 marks in 3DMark06. The rig used at an event in Texas included a Phenom II 955 ES mounted on an ASUS CROSSHAIR III and M4A79T-deluxe motherboard, a CORSAIR DOMNATOR GT 1800CL-7 memory kit and Quad AMD 4870X2 cards. A pretty fearsome rig back in 2009 for sure.

The video that AMD produced chronicles events where overclockers managed to gradually break way past the 7GHz barrier to around 7.08GHz. Overclockers involved with the events include several HWBOT members, including; Nemesis (Germany), Sampsa (Finland), Massman (Belgium), Schradin (US), Gomeler (US), Elmor (Sweden), HARDMAN (Russia), giorgioprimo (Italy), SF3D (Finland), chew* (US), K|ngp|n (US), and macci (Finland). A few memorable names in there for sure.

You can check out the promo video that AMD produced right here. In it you will several faces that may in fact still haunt your nightmares today. You can also find our original post from November 6th 2009 here.

This post can be discussed here on the new HWBOT Community Forum.

Rsannino (Italy) Makes 5 Global First Place Scores with Coffee Lake Core i7 8700K

Italian No.1 and OC-ESPORTS No.1 ranked Overclocker rsannino has been busy getting better acquainted with the latest mainstream platform from Intel, the 8th generation of processors codenamed Coffee Lake. Roberto (as he is known to many of us) has got hold of a very decent Intel Core i7 8700K chip, a six core processor that he has used to break five Global First Place scores including wPrime 32M and 1024M, Cinebench R11.5, Geekbench 3 and GPUPI for CPU 1B. Let’s take a look at what he's been up to.

The new fastest ever run in wPrime 32M using a six core CPU now stands at 1sec 969ms. , just ahead of the previous best which came from Hicookie (Taiwan). Roberto made the score with Core i7 8700K pushed to a pretty impressive 6,935MHz, which is actually +87.43% beyond stock settings. The rig he used included a GALAX HOF DDR4 kit configured at 2,076MHz (12-11-11-28) and an ROG Maximus X Apex motherboard. He also took down the wPrime 1024M test with a Global First Place run of 1min 0sec 960ms. using the same rig with the CPU pushed slightly more gently at 6,900MHz (+86.49%).

In the Cinebench R11.5 six-core rankings we find Roberto at the top with a score of 25.34 points. , which beats the previous best held by Dancop (Germany). In this case the Core i7 8700K was pushed to 6,928MHz (+87.24%). In the Geekbench 3 benchmark however with the CPU pushed to 6.9GHz made a new Global First Place score of 43,020 points. Meanwhile in the GPUPI for CPU 1B benchmark he managed his highest CPU clock of the session, pushing it to a monstrous 7,029MHz (+89.97%) to complete a run in 2min 28sec 758ms. .

The HWBOT Overclocking World Championship will take place early next month and will be based around the Core i7 8700K. It would certainly seem that Roberto (a winner in the Taipei 2017 Qualifier) is in good shape with this platform right now. You can find all the score submissions in the links above, or alternatively you can visit the rsannino profile page here. .

Don't forget that you can discuss this news on our new Community Forum here.