Today`s top benchmark scores.

Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
GPUPI - 1B GeForce GTX 1080 1607/1251 MHz Pijonson 2sec 390ms 76.4 pts 0   0
Cinebench - R11.5 Core i7 7700K 6805 MHz Splave 16.66 points 68.2 pts 2   3
XTU Core i3 7350K 5210 MHz Alex@ro 954 marks 62.4 pts 1   2
wPrime - 1024m Core i7 7700K 6747 MHz dhenzjhen 1min 32sec 640ms 61.9 pts 2   3
Cinebench - R15 Core i7 7700K 6782 MHz Splave 1501 cb 46.7 pts 0   2
wPrime - 32m Core i7 7700K 6757 MHz dhenzjhen 2sec 921ms 44.0 pts 0   2
Unigine Heaven - Xtreme Preset Titan X Pascal   MetalRacer 9178.07 DX11 Marks 41.1 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 5820K 4630 MHz CharlieA 1908 marks 37.9 pts 0   0
3DMark - Time Spy GeForce GTX 1080 2063/11552 MHz Nicklas0912 8599 marks 28.9 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 5500U 2960 MHz g1orgio 403 marks 27.1 pts 0   0


HWBOT Articles

Welcome to SkatterBencher #6. In this episode we are focusing our attentions on the latest Kaby Lake architecture processors from Intel, specifically the Core i7 7700K. In this guide we want to show you how to Overclock an i7 7700K from its default clock frequency of 4.5GHz, to 5GHz and beyond. We're also going to show you in our typical quick-and-easy style, how to also push the DDR4 memory frequency, the integrated graphics, plus a nice trick that will push the CPU even further while only using an all-in-one cooler. Of course we'll also examine just how much performance can be gained by running some benchmarks.

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Most Valuable Submission of Week 2, 2017: Gold for Dancop (DE), K|ngp|n (US) and Rtsurfer (US)

In Week 2 of 2017, we received 4328 benchmark results from 1121 registered overclockers around the world. The majority of the submissions is coming from Rookie overclockers representing 64% of the active community. They were responsible for 42% of the submissions. We had a peek at the most valuable submissions in a breakdown per league.

The year 2017 is off to a strong start with Kaby Lake pushing the excitement for overclocking up in anticipation for AMD's Ryzen launch on February 28, 2017. In the second week of the year we once more find Dancop from Germany grabbing the top spot in the Elite category with a World Record in SuperPI 32M. The German overclocker outpaced Fredyama by a couple milliseconds and he posted 4min 17sec 359ms with the Core i7 7700K at 7048.2MHz. In the 3D category we find K|ngp|n from the USA. In the 3DMark11 Performance benchmark he scores a Global First Place with 2 GPUs, which also gives him second place in the overall Hall of Fame. Impressive! Last but not least we're happy to include Rtsurfer in the list of golden cup winners of the week. Backed by a strong retail Core i7 7700K, the US-based overclocker outscored all the industry-backed overclockers' results from launch week and takes the Cinebench 4xCPU Global First Place. Congratulations to everyone making the leaderboard this week!

The overclocking results submitted during Week 2 generated in total 245 World Record Points, 7475.9 Global Points, and 7440 Hardware Points. The distribution per League is as follows: 25% for Elite, 34% for Extreme, 7% for Apprentice, 14% for Enthusiast, 4% for Novice, and 23% for Rookie. The representation of the active community is as follows: 2% Elite, 8% Extreme, 3% Apprentice, 15% Enthusiast, 8% Novice, and 64% Rookie.

Most Valuable Submissions - Week 2, 2017

League CPU Benchmark GPU Benchmark Hardware Points
Elite Dancop 137.2 pts (WR!) K|ngp|n 152.4 pts Xtreme Addict 10.7 pts
Extreme Rtsurfer 140.2 pts Superpatodonaldo 55.2 pts Delly 49.7 pts
Apprentice g_trud 59.9 pts Menthol 60.8 pts Phase 23 pts
Enthusiast Falken1 33.7 pts Olegdjus 31.9 pts TyphooNick 24.7 pts
Novice Chill00r 39.8 pts WiLLius 11 pts Vunhtrungha99 23.1 pts
Rookie LMRig 31.7 pts Särmä 31.5 pts TardCarnival 24.3 pts


Overclocking World Championship – Sao Paulo 2017 Qualifier: Rules and Prizes Announced

Today we announce the Sao Paulo 2017 Qualifier rules and prizes for the Overclocking World Championship 2017. On February 3, 2017, the qualification tournament kicks off with a three-hour qualifier featuring three benchmarks. The top four overclockers return on February 4, 2017, to fight for a spot in the Final and win the prestigious ticket to the Overclocking World Championship at the end of the year.

The OCWC Qualifier in Sao Paulo will be spread over two days. Day 1 will act as a preliminary qualification round with the four fastest Overclockers moving on to Day 2 which will involve two Semi-Finals, a Bronze Final and a Grand Final. The overclockers will compete using Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors provided by Intel and HWBOT. The prizes included a ticket to the Overclocking World Championship, Seasonic power supplies, HyperX memory and SSDs.

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HWBOT World Tour – Sao Paulo 2017 Event Details Emerge

The HWBOT World Tour – Sao Paulo 2017 is our second event of the year. Like last year, the Campus Party Sao Paulo is our venue for the only Latin American overclocking event of the year. From January 31 until February 5 you can join some of Brazil’s best overclockers to learn about overclocking and see them in action. The event features an interesting amateur workshop and of course a qualification tournament for the Overclocking World Championship.

The Overclocking World Championship Qualifier will be sponsored by Seasonic and is open to all overclockers. The extreme overclockers will use the latest Intel Kaby lake processor and have the choice of any LGA1151 motherboard. The qualification tournament kicks off on February 3rd, 2017, with a three-hour tournament featuring three benchmarks. The top-4 of the qualifier proceed to the finals on February 4th, where a 1v1 elimination tournament will decide who wins the Brazilian ticket for the Overclocking World Championship at the end of the year.

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Throwback Thursday: GIGABYTE Tease X58X-OC Motherboard

Welcome to another Throwback Thursday, a day of the week when we allow ourselves a nostalgic glance at a time in the past. This week we take you back to day in January 2011 when GIGABYTE leaked the first peak of the X58X-OC motherboard, arguably the first motherboard that was designed by an Overclocker, for Overclockers. The X58X-OC was of course designed by legendary Taiwanese Overclocker HiCookie, GIGABYTE’s in-house overclocker and overall performance guru.

The X58X-OC motherboard was the first board that was actually marketed as an Overclocking motherboard. It featured a stunning 12 phase VRM with POScaps, MPFC Chokes, and DriverMOSFETs – all way, way beyond spec. Plus it was the first board to feature individual buttons for changing CPU frequency. Even the back panel IO was paired back, offering just four USB ports, PS2 ports, basic audio and Ethernet. Back in 2011 this is what Dino had to say about the board, which at this time, had only been whispered about behind closed doors:

What do you get when you give an overclocker freedom to design a new OC board?

Cookie’s been busy and I hear he’s expecting a new bun out of the oven or did they say a board of some kind?!? She is matte black (hmm or white?!?) with orange stripes and some unusual looking features. Wait, where’s the rest of the I/O panel? Some of you know this board as the new “orange OC board” but in fact her real name is X58A-OC. I can’t wait to show you more of this board that’s designed by overclockers for overclockers. Stay tuned!

Catch the original post on HWBOT back on January 21st 2011. The comments are worth a read for sure.

[OC Guide] How To Overclock an Nvidia GTX 1070

We are always keen to support and give credit to any Overclocker that is willing to share his or her experience of overclocking a specific piece of hardware. That’s why it’s great to Isaiah from make an effort to share his experiences with the Nvidia GTX 1070 card, presenting us with a video and written article that makes a really constructive guide for any less experienced overclocker who wants to push a GTX 1070:

“So, you acquired an NVIDIA GTX 1070 and you want to get the most out of it. Well you are in luck, as this guide I will cover the How-To part of overclocking a GTX 1070. This guide applies to all GTX 1070 cards, no matter the model or brand.”

“As NVIDIA approaches the company's third integer of GPU Boost, it comes at a cost. Although not all bad, NVIDIA Boost 3.0 has been integrated into all Pascal GPUs (i.e GTX 10 Series). Therefore, gone are the days of linear voltage offset and NVIDIA's hands-off approach, allowing users to push the boundaries and easily void warranties. It's not that bad, as the more NVIDIA uses its technology, the more the last few generations of cards have come to a high point for the average user. The ability to click and go is a great addition to getting the maximum performance out of your product.”

The video guide for the GTX 1070 can be found here on the OverclockersClub YouTube channel here. The written guide can be found here on the OverclockersClub website and actually goes into a lot more detail about specific configurations.

Old School is Best School: Season 3, Round 2 Kicks Off January 15th - Socket 939 plus GeForce 7

The second round of this year’s Old School is Best School contest kicks off next, inviting old school Overclockers to revisit the classic AMD Socket 939 platform plus Nvidia GeForce 7 series graphics cards. Round 2 runs from January 15th to February 15th with three stages designed specifically to tickle your nostalgic senses.

Old School is Best School Round 2: January 15th to February 15th

Firstly, let me give you a quick rundown on exactly what the Old School is Best School contest is all about. We all know that many older overclockers can get pretty nostalgic and dewey-eyed for the ‘good old days’ of overclocking. We all remember the first PC we built, repaired or overclocked. The truth is that seasoned members on HWBOT and OC-SPORTS enjoy any excuse to revisit hardware platforms from the distant past, digging out boxes of classic hardware that we have stashed away in our attics and garages. An old school overclocker enjoys any kind of retro action, which is exactly the point of the Old School is Best School contest.

The OSiBS contest series spans the Overclocking season with month-long contests that challenge Overclockers to compete on three stages using specific hardware from the past. Here are the stages we have lined up in Round 2 of Season 3.

Read the full article on OC-ESPORTS here.

OCWC Las Vegas 2017: Interview with Winner Jo steponz

Just in case you’ve been living under rock, steponz (US) won the Overclocking World Championship Qualifier contest in Las Vegas last weekend. He edged out Indonesia’s Lucky_n00b to clinch an exciting Grand Final where the two battled it out on the latest Kaby Lake Core i7 7700K chips using brand new GIGABYTE Z270 motherboards. Trouffman from Overclocking-TV managed to get hold of steponz after the match to get his thoughts on the contest.

The interview is actually quite revealing. Jo steponz is veteran of several live Overclocking contests so it’s great to see him reveal his thoughts on the contest format. The 1v1 format used in all OCWC Qualifier matches is fairly new to Overclocking. It forces two Overclockers to bench side by side with the same hardware on a randomly drawn benchmark with time limit of just thirty minutes. steponz explains that this format definitely ups the stress levels while also being fun. Having just himself and Lucky_n00b on the stage facing each other added an extra dimension that you cannot get with a group-based format.

Jo also explains his strategy for the 1v1 with Alva. Having experienced certain issues getting the memory timings tight ion Day 1, Jo was careful to take his time dialing in all the memory settings, also testing stability at regular intervals. While he was doing this, Lucky_n00b was busy aggressively making scores with steady improvements on each run. Jo knew he would had to make big score straight off the bat, a feat he achieved by coming in ahead of Lucky_n00b with a run of 1m 6.726sec.

You can catch the full interview with Jo 'steponz' here on the OverClocking-TV YouTube channel.

Points Now Enabled for 3DMark Time Spy

Here’s some quick news to let you all know that HWBoints are now enabled for the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark. As I’m sure most of you know, Time Spy is the latest 3D benchmark from Futuremark. It’s designed to run on Windows 10 64-bit and is one of the first to use a DirectX 12 3D graphics engine. From today, World Record and Global First Place will be awarded in accordance with the HWBoints system.

As one of the most demanding 3D benchmarks around, Time Spy is suited to overclockers who are benching high-end GPU arrays, mainly because it actually scales quite well. In fact, a quick look at the top twenty ranked scores for Time Spy reveals some insanely high-end rigs. The top four results are all using 4x Titan X Pascal card systems, just to give you an idea of who is going to benefit from the new points available. I think we can expect Overclockers with a couple of Titan cards on hand to glean a few extra points out of the Time Spy benchmark.

Another thing that sets the Time Spy benchmark aside from previous 3DMark benchmarks is the improved integration that Time Spy offers with the HWBOT database. Overclockers using the 3DMark benchmarking suite can now add scores to the HWBOT database at the click of a button which makes it easier to submit a validated score. You can find more information about the Time Spy benchmark here, as well as the current score rankings here.

AMD Confirms All Ryzen CPUs Will Be Unlocked and OC-Ready

According to reports from the broader tech media, fears that AMD would limit full out overclocking on its forthcoming Ryzan CPUs to just high-end models have proved to be unfounded. KitGuru and others are reporting that AMD have in fact confirmed that all Ryzan CPUs will have fully unlocked multipliers and be ready for overclocking straight out of the box:

“AMD has confirmed with some slide releases that the next-generation CPUs it will be releasing as part of its Ryzen range, will have fully unlocked multipliers. That’s not a restriction to high-end chips either: every single Ryzen CPU will be ‘unlocked,’ meaning every chip can be overclocked very easily.”

“While once upon a time overclocking was a lucky extra that some CPUs were more capable of than others, somewhere along the way Intel decided it could use overclocking ability as a selling point, so it only unlocked the multiplier on some of its chips. That’s not a tactic AMD plans to use with its Ryzen chips though.”

“Of course you will still need a decent motherboard with the right features (x370, x300 and B350 chipsets only) and enough stability to make it work – as with any overclock – but you won’t need a specialist CPU. You also don’t need fancy memory either, as one of the advantages of multiplier overclocking is that it affects the CPU only.”

Surely this is good news for Overclocking with AMD is not limiting overclocking to a select number of high-end SKUs. It means that just as in the good old days, folks can get their hands on a cheaper model and have fun cranking it up to higher performance levels. Discuss or add a comment in the form link below:


[OC Guide] Buildzoid and the GTX 570 Epower Project

Buildzoid has put together an interesting video which covers everything related to adding an power board to a video card. For most hardcore, extreme overclockers installing a power board might not be the most difficult thing in world, but for many less experienced Overclockers it can be a fairly daunting task. Many of Buildzoid’s YouTube followers (fans?) were in the dark about what power boards are, so the purpose of this video is to generally demystify what one is, what it does, and how it works – a great tutorial for newer Overclockers.

Buildzoid starts by giving an intro of what a power board actually is by introducing his modded GTX 570 card to which he added an EVGA Epower board. The card is pretty long in the tooth at this stage, but regardless it’s a card that at some point really benefited by having a power board added. The card in question is a GeForce GTX Sonic Edition from Palit. As GTX 570 cards go this one has what could be a called a fairy under-powered VRM (or a pretty crap one to use Buildziod’s colorful vernacular). It has a four phase VRM which frankly no Overclocker would trust too much beyond stock settings and stock voltages, which is why it was a ripe candidate for such a mod.

To remedy the card’s less than stellar VRM, the installation of an EVGA Epower card was the perfect solution to unleashing the true potential of the Nvidia Fermi GPU. The Epower card allows you to add an EVGA Classified specification VRM, similar to what EVGA used on their Classified GTX 680 and 780 cards – in other word, a damn fine VRM. The card features 14 phases, plus control circuitry. The Mosfets and controllers used are from International Rectifier and are pretty good quality.

As well as the Epower board, Buidlzoid also covers the modifications he made on the rear of the card, including various sensors and more. You can find the video here on the Actually Hardcore Overclocking YouTube channel.