HWBOT started as a school task, but due to large success development continued after graduation. For the first 18 months the HWBOT crew existed solely from Richba5tard, a former Madshrimps reviewer. As popularity tripled each 6 months, additional crew members were necessary.
Things really sped up when Mtzki joined, intellectual father of some key HWBOT features like HWBoints. Once Saucy joined, a walking video card library, the video card database grew significantly, making HWBOT an excellent resource for video card specifications. Sadhiq recently joined to maintain the processor specifications, at which he’s doing a great job too. Massman is our primary result moderator, who looks after the validity and consistency of the submitted benchmark result, removing all cheaters instantly.
Since October 1st 2009, Massman is working on the development of HWBot full time, supported by RichBa5tard who is still taking care of the coding side of this project.
June 19, 2005 – Frederik Colardyn registers a domain for the java application MBot which monitors forum threads and updates forum overclocking rankings. HWBOT is born.
April 2006 – Mtzki, the intellectual father of the HWBoints algoritms, joins HWBOT. Results are now moderator manually and the GUI of the site is getting better every day.
July 14, 2006 – Mtzki makes note of the what will turn out to be the foundations of the first HWBoints algoritm.
October 8th, 2006 – Massman joins the HWBOT staff. Golden age begins, according to Massman. Reign of terror according to many overclockers
November 3, 2006 – First revision of HWBOT HWBoints air. Xtremesystems first #1 team, K|ngp|n first #1 overclocker!
Novermber 9, 2006 – HWBOT releases the first version of the forum signature creator.
June 28, 2007 – HWBOT Rev2, dubbed ‘Awesome-o’, sees the daylight. Tons of new features are added, including an updated revision of the HWBoints algoritm.
December 31, 2009 – HWBOT Rev3 launched. Again, the HWBoints algoritm underwent some updates