HWBOT Partnership

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“HOME TO HARDWARE AND OVERCLOCKING JUNKIES” – “OVERCLOCKING IS NO LONGER A BY-PRODUCT OF THE WORLD OF GAMING; IT HAS BECOME A GAME ON ITS OWN” – “HWBOT IS MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER HARDWARE WEBSITE, IT’S THE PLACE WHERE OVERCLOCKERS MEET, SHOW AND SHARE THEIR PASSION FOR OVERCLOCKING”

HWBOT CORPORATE: AUDIENCE AND GOALS

HWBOT aims to exist as a non-profit organization supporting the world of overclocking any way possible. As an organization, our goals are split up in two major parts: the community and the business. As for the community, we try to cater three different groups: the general IT interested, the hobbyist performance enthusiast and the professional extreme overclocker.

General interest in hardware performance
The general HWBOT visitor has a strong interest in the performance and design of computer hardware. He or she knows and loves the smell of fresh hardware when opening a brand-new bough hardware item much like how a car aficionado adores the leathery smell of a new car. HWBOT aims to provide the following information for this type of user:

  • - A portal full of overclocking results, pictures and information.
  • - Easy hardware comparison tools.
  • - Accurate overclocking information.
  • - Real-world alternative to the sometimes misleading marketing claims.
Hobbyist performance enthusiast
The Hobbyist Performance Enthusiast are the more active part of the HWBOT users. Not only do they have an above than normal interest in hardware, they actively test various hardware technologies and more often than not push the components to their limits. Overclocking is, for this group, a passion. They love to share overclocking results, discuss online to find workarounds for existing problems. In this group, we find all types of overclockers: from plain air cooling and focused on 24/7 performance gain to extreme liquid nitrogen overclockers whose only objective is to set the fastest score possible. For this group of users, HWBOT aims to provide:

  • - A healthy, fun and challenging competition platform.
  • - Accurate information on all overclocking records.
  • - As much OC comparison material as possible.
  • - Motivate and reward overclocking accomplishments with all types of hardware (not just high-end).
  • - Serve as meeting place for overclocking communities around the globe.
Professional Extreme Overclocking
The Professional Extreme Overclocker pushes the most high-end configurations beyond their absolute limits and shows the world what’s possible when you have access to extreme cooling solutions. These overclockers have no fear and are able to produce benchmark results far beyond anyone’s imagination. They spend days, sometimes weeks preparing for one shot, one record. Often, these overclockers can rely on extensive support from the major hardware vendors to sustain their extreme way of life. For this group, HWBOT aims to provide:

  • - The most challenging overclocking competition in the world.
  • - Plenty of space to provide exposure to their record-breaking overclocking achievements.
  • - A platform to show their fans how it’s really done.
  • - Evolve into a competitive overclocking circuit similar to the F1 racing circuit.
Corporate
The Corporate World still sees overclocking as dangerous and hardly beneficial. Therefore, it closes its eyes for a new generation of hardware fanatics. As a hobby, overclocking has evolved from a pure performance-gain project to something you do in your free time, with friends, for fun. For the Corporate World, HWBOT aims to provide:

  • - A window to this new hardware fanatics scene
  • - Help communicating with the overclocking community in an honest and transparant manner.
  • - Explain the meaning of overclocking results mean to hardware fanatics.
  • - Help understand the hardware fanatic and explain the likes and dislikes of the community regarding (silly) marketing claims
  • - Be a bridge between the corporate world of profit margins and the community world of sharing a passion

HWBOT FEATURES AND EXPERIENCE

HWBOT has been leading the overclocking community since 2005. A shortlist of our accomplishments (Q1 2011)

Overclocking Competitions
Since the release of our HWBOT Competition Engine back in 2009, HWBOT has held numerous overclocking competitions both on our own, in dialog with the community, as well as in cooperation with our partners. Next to the stand-alone competitions, HWBOT also holds the world’s only Overclocking League, which ranks overclockers based on their achievements in the various hardware and benchmark rankings. Nowadays, the Overclocking League is split up in four different user-based leagues (Pro OC League, OC League, Enthusiast League and Hardware Masters) and one team-based league. An overview of our accomplishments:

  • - 62 competitions, 205 unique competition stages, 1200 unique users submitted 6727 results
  • - Monthly HWBOT OC Challenges (no prizes) respected and anticipated by the community
  • - Most popular competition: HWBOT Country Cup 2010 with 315 participants, 880 results (6 stages)
  • - World’s largests Overclocking Leagues:

    LeaguePRo oc leagueOC LeagueEnthusiast LeagueHardware MastersTeams League
    Participants422,45130,08230,4701,595

    (figures last updated 04/07/2011)

Global community meeting ground
One of HWBOT’s main objectives is to build bridges between overclocking communities from all over the world; connecting different cultures and worldviews and allowing them to share the passion for overclocking. The HWBOT community consists of overclockers from 209 different countries forming teams that compete under 106 different flags. With staff members originating from 10 different countries, covering each continent apart from the icy Antarctica, we have adapted to this multi-cultural trend in the overclocking world.

  • 1. Multi-cultural staff allows interaction with all cultures
  • 2. Contact between all the top overclockers (+ communities) and people who are new in the game
  • 3. Easy-to-understand interface allowing non-English speakers to use the website
Development and support of new benchmarks
  • 1. Wprime (one of the most popular multi-threaded CPU benchmarks)
  • 2. Unigine Heaven (first competitive DX11 benchmark)
  • 3. MaxxMem
Benchmark verification and ruling guidelines
  • 1. Our benchmark rules are widely accepted and used for nearly every overclocking competition
  • 2. Our rules are groundwork for ASUS ROG Rulebook, GIGABYTE GOOC and Many local competitions
HWBOT activity is being discussed around the web
  • 1. Most teams have installed a dedicated HWBOT sub-forum to discuss the competition and results at HWBOT.
  • 1.1 PCGamesHardware (Germany): general discussion topic has 284k views and 13k replies
  • 1.2 XtremeSystems (USA): general discussion has 123k views and 3k replies
  • 1.3 OCClub (Russia): general discussion topic has 80k views and 2.3k replies
  • 1.4 Jmax-Hardware (France): general discussion topic has 119k views and 3k replies

HWBOT PARTNERSHIP PACKAGES

In order to sustain this project, we have worked out four different partnership packages. Each of the packages come with their own benefits and pricing. As of HWBOT revision 4, submission details will include: processor, videocard, memory, mainboard, storage and power supply information.

For more information about the details of the partnership packages or any other HWBOT-related information, please contact info@hwbot.org or pieterjanplaisier@hwbot.org


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