HWBOT Country Cup 2013

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Just like any other year since 2009, HWBOT is organizing the World Cup of overclocking. Or at least, that is what many of our participants make of it. The fifth edition of the Country Cup will commence on November 1 and run all the way until the end of December. In this period of two months we are looking for the successor of last year's victors, Greece.

As the Country Cup tradition prescribes, the competition is spread across various stages. This year there are 8 stages, each with their own hardware restrictions and unique point algoritm. In each stage, the national overclocking teams must compete for the best average result. The average is based on a specific hardware item, and we pre-defined the amount of required scores to get the average. The participating countries are ranked first by the amount of scores that contribute to the average, and then by the score. This means that it is primarily important to have enough scores to complete the average score.

The Country Cup mission is still the same: find your peers, engage your countrymen, and cooperate for your country's honor and glory!

Partners

Stages

  • Stage 1, Nov 1 - Dec 28, 3DMark 11 Performance Full Out: for this stage all hardware is allowed. Per country one score is required. The winner of the stage acquires 50 points.
  • Stage 2, Nov 1 - Dec 23, Clound Gate 1xGPU (i7+NV): for this stage only Core i7 CPUs are allowed. The following videocards are allowed: GTX 670, GTX 570, and GTX 470. Per country three scores are required, one with each GPU. The winner of the stage acquires 40 points.
  • Stage 3, Nov 1 - Dec 23, Vantage Dual GPU (i5+AMD/ATI): for this stage only Core i5 CPUs are allowed. The following videocards families are allowed: Radeon HD 6000, Radeon HD 5000, and Radeon HD 4000. Per country three scores are required, one with each GPU family. The winner of the stage acquires 40 points.
  • Stage 4, Nov 1 - Dec 23, HWBOT Prime (i3/Pentium): for this stage only Core i3 or Pentium CPUs are allowed. There is no restriction on the GPU. Per country three scores are required, each with a unique CPU core. The winner of the stage acquires 40 points.
  • Stage 5, Nov 1 - Dec 19, Aquamark (AMD FX): for this stage only AMD FX CPUs are allowed. There is no restriction on the GPU. Per country five scores are required, each with a unique CPU Core. The winner of the stage acquires 30 points.
  • Stage 6, Nov 1 - Dec 19, Catzilla 576P (AMD APU): for this stage only AMD APUs are allowed. You may only use the onboard APU. Per country five scores are required, each with a unique GPU core. The winner of the stage acquires 30 points.
  • Stage 7, Nov 1 - Dec 19, 3DMark03 (legacy): for this stage there is no restriction on either CPU or GPU. Per country five scores are required, each with a unique GPU socket. The winner of the stage acquires 30 points.
  • Stage 8, Nov 1 - Dec 15, SuperPI 32M Low Clock Challenge: for this stage there is no restriction on either CPU or GPU. The CPU frequency is capped at 4000.01 MHz. Per country seven scores are required, each with a unique CPU socket. The winner of the stage acquires 20 points.

Download the competition background here.

You can find a clear overview of the stage details and requirements below.

StageScoresBenchmarkUnique itemCPU RestrictionGPU Restriction
Stage 1
(Nov 1 – Dec 28)
13DMark11 PerformanceN/AN/AN/A
Points: 50-41-36-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Stage 2
(Nov 1 – Dec 23)
33DMark Cloud GateGPU modelCore i7GTX 670, GTX 570, GTX 470 (1xGPU)
Points: 40-33-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Stage 3
(Nov 1 – Dec 23)
33DMark Vantage PerformanceGPU FamilyCore i5Radeon HD 6000, HD 5000, HD 4000 (2xGPU)
Points: 40-33-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Stage 4
(Nov 1 – Dec 23)
3HWBOT PrimeCPU CoreCore i3 / PentiumN/A
Points: 40-33-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Stage 5
(Nov 1 – Dec 19)
5AquamarkCPU CoreAMD FXN/A
Points: 30-25-22-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-2-1
Stage 6
(Nov 1 – Dec 19)
5Catzilla 576PGPU CoreAMD APUOnboard (1xGPU)
Points: 30-25-22-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-2-1
Stage 7
(Nov 1 – Dec 19)
53DMark03GPU SocketN/APCIe, AGP, PCI, Integrated, Hybrid (1xVGA)
Points: 30-25-22-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-2-1
Stage 8
(Nov 1 – Dec 15)
7SuperPI 32MCPU Socket4000.01 MHzN/A
Points: 20-16-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5

The set-up of the Country Cup 2013 is similar to the previous editions. An overclocker can only contribute once per stage. So for a stage that requires five scores to form an average, five different overclockers have to contribute. Every country will receive a minimum of one point per stage it is active in, even if the minimum required overclockers for the average is not met. The competition starts on November 1, 11:59AM GMT+0. Every stage ends at the same time of the day, 11:59AM GMT+0.

Prizes

How to Win Provider Qty Prize
Winning Country
G.Skill 1xPI series F3-16000CL6D-4GBPI
1xTridentX series F3-2800C11D-8GTXD
1xTridentX series F3-2666C11D-16GTXD
Intel1xIntel Core i7 4770K
GIGABYTE1xZ87X-OC
Coolermaster1xEnthusiast V1000
Kingpincooling 1xVenom 6.66 Red CPU cooling
1xTek-9 Fat 6.0 GPU cooling
1xNey Pro Memory cooling
Runner-up
G.Skill 1xPI series F3-16000CL6D-4GBPI
1xTridentX series F3-2800C11D-8GTXD
Intel1xIntel Core i7 4820K
GIGABYTE1xZ87X-OC
Coolermaster1xEnthusiast V1000
Kingpincooling 1xVenom 6.66 Black CPU cooling
1xTek-9 Fat 6.0 GPU cooling
2nd Runner-up
G.Skill 1xPI series F3-16000CL6D-4GBPI
Intel1xIntel Core i5 4670K
GIGABYTE1xZ87X-OC
Coolermaster1xEnthusiast V1000
Kingpincooling1xDragon F1 Gemini 2.0 Black CPU Cooling
Lucky Draw
G.Skill3xTridentX F3-2400C9D-8GTXD

Participate

  • HWBOT Country Cup 2013 is closed since 28 December 2013.
  • This competition is between countries.

This competition is closed. You can no longer join.

Participants

This competition was open to everyone.

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Prizes

  • G.SKILL PI series F3-16000CL6D-4GBPI

    Built for extreme overclocking, G.SKILL PI series memory is one of the most frequently used memory for breaking OC records. The perfect kit for low latency overclocking, even when on air cooling!

    • DDR3 2000MHz
    • CL6-9-6-28 (how low can you go?)
    • 2GBx2
    • 1.65V
    • Capable of 2133 CL6-10-10-28 1.65V (manual BIOS tweaking required)


  • G.SKILL TridentX series F3-2800C11D-8GTXD

    G.SKILL TridentX series is known as the world’s most powerful and fastest DDR3 memory available on the market with numerous world record titles under its belt. Engineered with highly screened and binned IC, this is the luxury model of overclocking memory kits.

    • DDR3 2800MHz
    • CL11-13-13-35
    • 4GBx2
    • 1.65V
    • Memory fan included


  • G.SKILL TridentX series F3-2666C11D-16GTXD

    It’s notoriously difficult to overclock high capacity modules, but we did it anyway. The TridentX F3-2666C11D-16GTXD gives you the rush of overclocking by night, and an awesome high performance kit for daily workloads by day.

    • DDR3 2666MHz
    • CL11-13-13-35
    • 8GBx2
    • 1.65V
    • Memory fan included


  • G.SKILL TridentX F3-2400C9D-8GTXD

    A best-selling classic among extreme performance memory kits – fit for any systems looking for a little overclocking fun on the side. Supported by a wide selection of Z77 and Z87 motherboards, you’ll be able to put this monster kit to use almost anywhere.

    • DDR3 2400MHz
    • CL 9-11-11-31
    • 4GBx2
    • 1.65V
    • Memory fan included


  • GIGABYTE Z87X-OC

    Designed specifically for the purpose of breaking OC records, the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC offers unique and exclusive OC features that have never been seen before on a motherboard. Giving pro and enthusiast overclockers the edge on LN2, the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC sits at the bleeding edge of technical possibility, pushing the outer limits of performance.

    • Supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
    • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus Technology
    • All IR Digital Power design
    • GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™
    • Exclusive GIGABYTE OC Features


  • Cooler Master Enthusiast V1000

    Cooler Master developed the V-series to re-ascertain its position as the worlds top power supply brand. Based on a brand new platform, it features outstanding efficiency, especially at typical low idle loads, excellent hold up times, voltage stability and ripple suppression. It only uses highest grade Japanese capacitors, most of them solid capacitors, as well as a massive high quality 42mm transformer. And thanks to high quality FDB fans V-series PSUs are extremely cool and quiet. The V-series uses a fully modular cable system with beautiful all black, extra slim flat-ribbon cables. This makes cable management a breeze and results in nice looking clean builds with the best possible airflow. More information: product page.


  • Intel Core i7 4770K

    The Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz Processor is equipped with 4 cores and 8 threads and can be installed in the LGA1150 socket. It delivers an improved automatic performance, thanks to its Intel Turbo Boot 2.0 Technology. This gives system builders the freedom to set their computers the way they want by overclocking the processor's original speed of 3.5 GHz to up to 3.9 GHz. The Intel Core i7-4770 Processor has Intel HD Graphics 4000 Technology integrated into it. It also comes with Intel Clear Video HD Technology to handle high definition playback with ease.


  • Intel Core i7 4820K

    Amazing performance and stunning visuals at their best. Get top-of-the-line performance for your most demanding tasks with a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor. For a difference you can see and feel in HD and 3-D, multitasking and multimedia, the 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor is perfect for all your most demanding tasks.


  • Intel Core i5 4670K

    The Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz Processor is equipped with 4 cores and can be installed in the LGA1150 socket. It delivers an improved automatic performance, thanks to its Intel Turbo Boot Technology. This gives system builders the freedom to set their computers the way they want by overclocking the processor's original speed of 3.4 GHz to up to 3.8 GHz. The Intel Core i5-4670 Processor has Intel HD Graphics 4000 Technology integrated into it. It also comes with Intel Clear Video HD Technology to handle high definition playback with ease.


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