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|3DMark11 - Performance||GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||2725/1651 MHz||k|ngp|n||47183 marks||130.3 pts||1 2|
|3DMark - Fire Strike||Titan Xp||2088/1633 MHz||H2o vs. Ln2||45663 marks||66.2 pts||0 0|
|XTU||Core i7 8700K||5110 MHz||Spiderm6||2802 marks||53.8 pts||0 0|
|CPU Frequency||Core i7 920||5762.6 MHz||Luumi||5762.57 mhz||49.9 pts||4 6|
|SuperPi - 32M||Core i7 920||5461 MHz||Luumi||6min 33sec 921ms||49.9 pts||3 6|
|SuperPi - 1M||Core i7 920||5580 MHz||Luumi||7sec 219ms||49.9 pts||1 5|
|PiFast||Core i7 920||5580 MHz||Luumi||15sec 30ms||49.8 pts||0 5|
|wPrime - 32m||Core i7 920||5460 MHz||Luumi||4sec 391ms||39.8 pts||1 2|
|XTU||Core i7 8700K||4910 MHz||Matt26LFC||2706 marks||34.3 pts||0 0|
|XTU||Core i7 7700K||5240 MHz||Kos||1738 marks||29.3 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.
We are treated this week to a look at the NVIDIA 200 series of graphics cards. As well as rejigged product nomenclature, the 200 series represents a new and improved architectural approach to the GPU design from NVIDIA who managed to come up with their largest graphics chip ever. The 200 series was the latest weapon in the fight against ATI and one that proved to be fairly potent in terms of raw frame-rates. Let’s take a look at the new architecture, the graphics cards that were popular at the time with overclockers on HWBOT and of course, some of the more notable scores that have been made its introduction.
We mentioned in the previous GeForce 9 series article how this period of history shows plenty of overlap in terms of GPU series. In April 2008 NVIDIA launched the 9 series and the G92 GPU (read all about the 9 series here ) which was based on an improved but largely identical Tesla design. The 9 series served a purpose by bringing to market cheaper high-end enthusiast cards that could compete with ATI. It also eventually gave NVIDIA a chance to test out the 55nm manufacturing process from TSMC using a more familiar architecture. The GeForce 200 series initially launched on 65nm silicon with later revisions taking advantage the 55nm process.
This week the GPU Flashback Archive series turns its attention to the NVIDIA 9 Series of graphics cards that replaced the successful and much loved 8 series. Arriving in April 2008, the new series featured an updated GPU design that eventually found itself built on a new 55nm manufacturing process. The period also marks a time when ATI and NVIDIA were trading blows as equals. An era when taking the performance crown was all that mattered, creating a situation that proved how healthy competition in an industry could indeed be very beneficial for consumers. Let’s go back in time and revisit the NVIDIA 9 Series, the cards that were popular on HWBOT and some of the more notable scores that have been submitted to the database.
The era of the NVIDIA GeForce 9 series is actually one of considerable overlap. When the the 9 series became available in stores at launch on April fool’s day 2008, a full array of 8 series cards were still available in the retail channel. There’s nothing too odd about that, as the previous generation typically gets a price cut to help clear inventory. It is a little odd however when the next generation GTX 200 series arrived on shelves just three months later. Today we’ll try and keep things simple and just focus on exactly what the GeForce 9 series offered. The 9 series may always be compared to the second revision Tesla chips that followed it, but for now we’ll leave the GTX 200 series for next week’s edition.
This week’s trip down GPU memory lane is all about the NVIDIA 8 series of graphics cards, a series that marks the arrival of DirectX 10 and a wholly new GPU architecture. Arriving in late 2006, the NVIDIA 8 series remains a fondly remembered era for many enthusiasts and of course overclockers, especially the GeForce 8800 GTX a card that is still a topic of conversation with some retro-minded HWBOT members today. Let’s take a look at the hardware associated with the GeForce 8 series era, the technology and features that arrived at that time, and some of the scores and submissions that were made using popular GeForce 8800 GTX card.
The NVIDIA 8 series was officially launched on November 8th 2006 with the arrival of a new flagship card, the GeForce 8800 GTX. The card presented a new GPU to the world’s media, the NVIDIA G80, an entirely new design based on the Tesla architecture. The GPU itself was manufactured using a 90nm process, packed a groundbreaking 681 million transistors into a die measuring 484mm². The G80 was designed specifically with DirectX 10 in mind, taking advantage of many of the specific technologies and ideas introduced by Microsoft. One such feature is the implementation of unified shaders.
Today’s trip down GPU memory lane is all about the NVIDIA 7 series that arrived on the scene in June 2005. Where previous GPU designs had heralded major innovations and the introduction of entirely new technologies, the 7 series was more of an update by comparison. The new GPU arrived with a change in nomenclature and notably a change in the way that NVIDIA graphics cards were actually launched - NVIDIA and AIB partners had products shelves on the very same day that the press embargo was lifted. Let’s look at the GPUs and cards that arrived as part of the new 7 series launch, the cards that have since proved to be popular with overclockers on HWBOT and of course, the notable scores that grace our database to this day.
The NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX was launched on June 22nd 2005 as the company’s brand new flagship card offering. At launch the card was immediately available in the retail channel, literally the same day, which at the time was largely unheard of. This was seen as NVIDIA more or less giving ATI the proverbial finger, as previous ATI launches had tended to be prefaced with vague ‘coming soon... we hope’ messaging. The 7800 GTX was based on the G70, the successor to the NV4x series that had powered the GeForce 6 series. The change in naming scheme was apparently a marketing decision with GeForce 7 being better represented by G70 than NV47. The NV70 was largely based on the same architecture as the previous generation and the NV30 generation that preceded it. The G70 again used Shader Model 3.0 with support for the DX9.0c and OpenGL 2.1. Nothing new there. The real interest is when you consider the rendering configuration.
The HWBOT No.1 ranked overclocker is back at it again, proving why he’s currently the best there is. Dancop (Germany) posted a bunch of scores at the back end of last week including new World Record scores in the 3DMark05 and 3DMark06 benchmarks and six new Global First Place scores, all the help of a very potent Core i7 8700K processor. Let’s take a look at what he’s been up to.
Last Friday Dancop pushed the World Record score in the 3DMark05 benchmark out to 92,210 marks. This was done with an ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti card and its Pascal GPU pushed to 2,075MHz (+40.24%) on the GPU and 1,501MHz (+9.07%) on graphics memory. Being an older 3D benchmark however, CPU grunt is where most of the magic happens, which why he pushed his Core i7 8700K to a massive 7,204.01MHz, a pretty insane +94.70% beyond stock settings. The rig he used also featured an ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex board and G.SKILL Trident Z memory clocked at 2,094MHz (12-11-11-28). The same rig was used with the CPU clocked a slightly more conservative 7,125MHz (+92.59%) to push the all time World Record score in 3DMark06 to a 74,797 marks. Both new World Records stand just ahead of TeamAU in the rankings.
Generally speaking Dancop has one key rival in terms of 2D, six-core Coffee Lake overclocking – Italy’s rsannino. Last week we noted how the mercurial Italian had managed to break a bunch of 2D Global First Place six-core scores with Core i7 8700K chip. Last Friday Dancop made the ultimate retort, claiming six of them for himself. Let’s start with wPrime 32M where Dancop made a run in just 1min 0sec 632ms with his Core i7 8700K pushed to 6,975.83MHz (+88.54%). In the XTU benchmark he pushed his six-core Coffee Lake chip to 6,873.03MHz (+85.76%) to score 3,845 marks, the highest ever with a hexa-core chip. In Cinebench R11.5 he managed a new GFP score of 25.74 points while in Cinebench R15, the new six-core record now stands at 2,340 cb points. In Geekbench3 Multi-core he hit a new GFP score of 43,306 points while in GPUPI for CPU 1B he managed to get the CPU humming along at 7,100.8MHz (+91.91%) to make a run in just 2min 27sec 396ms, another GFP.
You can find all the scores and submissions in the links above, as well as here on the Dancop profile page. In terms of the rivalry between rsannino and Dancop, we find the Italian just behind Dancop in the HWBOT rankings with 2,807 points to his 3,163 points. In terms of competitions so far this year on OC-ESPORTS rankings however, rsannino is ahead by some distance. It will be very interesting to see these two Coffee Lake heavyweights take part in the Overclocking World Championship in few weeks time, just to see how they compete in a live OC contest.
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In today’s tech world there are more ways than ever to overclock your PC, but to be fair motherboard and graphics vendors have probably done the most to make it as accessible as possible to mainstream DIY builders and gamers. One of the easier ways to achieve a pretty basic overclock is by using the bundled software to simply ‘Auto’ overclock key components. This may have been seen as ‘adding value’ to the product in the past, but the recent behaivour of NVIDIA now means that in fact, the factory preset overclock that we were used to getting on 3rd party AIBs is now only available to the consumer if you run an ‘Auto OC’ feature.
So how effective is an ‘Auto’ overclock compared to getting hands on and doing it manually? Well that is exactly the question posed by Steve Burke and Gamers Nexus. His latest video is touted as a ‘Man vs Machine’ battle where he runs the software bundled with his EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 1070 Ti SC card, and then tries to see if he can beat the resulting overclock with his own ‘Manual’ efforts. He even sets himself a similar time limit to make a bit more challenging.
So firstly, how does the ‘Auto Overclock’ actually work. Steve explains that the software essentially does a Volt / Frequency (or VF) scan to determine what should be the ideal voltage and frequency. There are in fact two ways this can happen. The card can be configured in ‘Basic’ mode meaning things are done automatically. After the scan the results are referenced against a Volt / Frequency table which tells the card what target voltages and frequencies to use. In fact there are three options on the table, the software will just chooses the most stable option. There are ‘Quick’ and ‘Full’ test options, with the full test taking up to an hour to complete.
I’m not going to ruin the video for you guys, but I think it’s an interesting look the current state of affairs with VGA overclocking, especially in an era when ‘out-of-the-box’ overclocks are now forbidden and end-users are forced to apply a software OC at home. Catch the video from Steve here on the Gamers Nexus YouTube channel.
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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)
|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)
|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 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.
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:
Contest rules stipulate that all contestants must use the following hardware:
Read the full announcement from GALAX here on OC-ESPORTS.
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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||Marco.is.not.80||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|
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.
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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!
You can discuss this topic in the HWBOT Community Forum here.
|ROG Czech OC Guys||41||25|
|ASUS Republic of Gamers||33||115|
|Oregon State Overclockers||14||0|
|Overclock & Gaming||11||5|
|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!
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!
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