HyperX Overclocking Takeover (HOT) Computex 2014

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HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) World Finals leaderboard

Team Members Memory Clock SuperPI 32M Intel XTU Earnings
Taiwan HOT | GIGABYTE Hicookie, sofos1990 2282.8 MHz 4m 45s 687ms 442 Marks USD $3750
Australia HOT | TeamAU SniperOZ, JJJC 2267.1 MHz 4m 44s 391ms 433 Marks USD $3250
China HOT | Team China Hero, DFORDOG 2125.8 MHz   427 Marks USD $1500
HOT | United Overclockers Xtreme Addict 2050.2 MHz 4m 43s 031ms USD $1500
Denmark HOT | Team Denmark riska, zzolio   408 Marks
Brazil HOT | Brazil joe90br 5m 59s 188ms 397 Marks
Indonesia HOT | Team JagatOC Lucky_n00b, slythz   413 Marks
United Kingdom HOT | OCUKPro 8 Pack 4m 58s 016ms
Taiwan HOT | MSI Pt1t, pepinorang   419 Marks
Taiwan HOT | ASRock Splave.ROM, Chi-Kui Lam 4m 46s 953ms 414 Marks
HyperX OC TakeOver World Finals Just updated.



During Computex 2014 HyperX will kick off the HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) 2014 campaign with a USD $10,000 invitation-only overclocking event. On June 5th, six community overclocking teams will compete against four industry teams in three different benchmarks: XTU, Memory Clock and SuperPI 32M. The cash prize purse is divided amongst the top-3 of each benchmark and varies between USD $2,000 for the top memory frequency and USD $500 for the second runner-up in the XTU category.

Following the kickoff event at Computex, HOT will start a four month-long qualification campaign featuring regional online qualifiers. The campaign starts in July in Latin-America. A total of 10 finalists (double compared to last year!) will proceed to the HOT World Finals where they will compete for a USD $15,000 prize pool.

We will keep you updated on the details of the HyperX OC Takeover Qualification details. For now, join us at the HOT Kickoff Event on June 5th. You can visit the HyperX booth at the Kelti International Building or follow the results on the competition page at HWBOT. You can find the full press release at Kingston.com/hyperx.


Schedule

  • 11:00 HyperX OC Takeover contestants setup
  • 12:00 HyperX OC Takeover starts
  • 18:30 HyperX OC Takeover Ends
  • 18:45 HyperX OC Takeover – Announcement

1 hour of setup from 11:00 to 12:00. 6 hours 30 minutes of benching time from 12:00 to 18:30 to compete in the 3 different benchmarks (no order or time limitation per benchmark).


Prizes

Memory Freq. SuperPi 32M XTU w/ secret CPU
First place USD $2000 USD $1500 USD $1000
Second place USD $1500 USD $1000 USD $750
Third place USD $1000 USD $750 USD $500

Invited Teams

TeamOverclockers
TaiwanHOT | ASRockSplave, John Lam
TaiwanHOT | GIGABYTEHicookie, Sofos1990
TaiwanHOT | MSIPt1t, Pepinorang
BrazilHOT | BrazilJoe90br
United KingdomHOT | OCUKPro8 Pack
ChinaHOT | Team ChinaDFORDOG & Hero
DenmarkHOT | Team DenmarkZzolio & Riska
IndonesiaHOT | Team JagatOCLucky_n00b& Slythz
AustraliaHOT | TeamAUJJJC & SniperOZ
unknownHOT | United OverclockersXtreme Addict

Participate

  • HyperX Overclocking Takeover (HOT) Computex 2014 is closed since 5 June 2014.
  • This competition is between teams.

This competition is closed. You can no longer join.

Stages

HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) Computex Launch Event Rules and Guidelines

HyperX is hosting a $10,000 invitation only overclocking competition during Computex 2014 week to celebrate the start of the HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) 2014 season. The 10 best overclockers from around the world will be attempting to set new records with HyperX Predator memory and Intel Haswell Refresh K-sku processors. This is a one day event taking place on June 5th at the Kelti International Building in Taipei, Taiwan. Invited overclockers can compete in three benchmark categories including Max Memory Frequency, SuperPi 32M, and XTU with a secret processor to be revealed at the event. Participants’ scores will be posted live from the event on HWBOT.org.


Date and venue

  • Date: June 5th, Thursday, 3rd day of Computex
  • Venue: Kelti International Building 14F, No.105, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei 克緹大樓14樓 (台北市信義區松仁路105號)



Contestants

TeamOverclockers
Taiwan HOT | ASRock/
Taiwan HOT | ASUS /
Taiwan HOT | GIGABYTE /
Taiwan HOT | MSI /
United Kingdom HOT | OCUKPro 8 Pack
China HOT | Team China DFORDOG & Hero
United States HOT | TeamUS L0ud_sil3nc3
Indonesia HOT | Team JagatOC Lucky_n00b
Australia HOT | TeamAU JJJC & SniperOZ
unknown HOT | United Overclockers Xtreme Addict

Schedule

  • 11:00 HyperX OC Takeover contestants setup
  • 12:00 HyperX OC Takeover starts
  • 18:30 HyperX OC Takeover Ends
  • 18:45 HyperX OC Takeover – Announcement

1 hour of setup from 11:00 to 12:00. 6 hours 30 minutes of benching time from 12:00 to 18:30 to compete in the 3 different benchmarks (no order or time limitation per benchmark).


Benchmarks and prizes

Total $10,000

Max memory frequency SuperPi 32M XTU with secret CPU
First place USD $2000 USD $1500 USD $1000
Second place USD $1500 USD $1000 USD $750
Third place USD $1000 USD $750 USD $500

General benchmarks rules


Memory clock specific contest rules

  • The contestant with the highest memory frequency wins.
  • The result must be validated on http://valid.canardpc.com/. Photos and screenshots are not valid.
  • CPU-Z version must be the latest one at the time of the contest (find the latest version here: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html).


SuperPi 32M specific contest rules

  • The contestant with the fastest score wins.
  • SuperPi 32M version must be 1.5.
  • The result must be validated by a screenshot with the official event wallpaper.
  • The screenshot must contain the following window:

    • SuperPi 32M result.
    • Full calculation detail.
    • Visible checksum.
    • CPU-Z CPU tab
    • CPU-Z Memory tab.
    • CPU-Z Motherboard tab.
    • CPU-Z SPD tab of one of the modules installed.
  • A screenshot is required, photos are not valid.


Intel XTU specific contest rules

  • The contestant with the highest score wins.
  • Use the latest version off Intel XTU (you can find it here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Processors&ProductLine=Processor+Utilities&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Extreme+Tuning+Utility+(Intel%C2%AE+XTU)).
  • Please refer to this guide to provide judges validation files: http://forum.hwbot.org/showpost.php?p=248989&postcount=2.
  • The result must be validated by a screenshot with the official event wallpaper in addition to the validation file.
  • The screenshot must contain the following windows:

    • Intel XTU result.
    • CPU-Z CPU tab
    • CPU-Z Memory tab.
    • CPU-Z Motherboard tab.
    • CPU-Z SPD tab of one of the modules installed.
  • A screenshot is required, photos are not valid.

  • Hardware restrictions

    • HyperX memory only (please bring the heatspreaders or any sticker that came with the modules in case judges need to check).
    • Contestants can bring and use their own HyperX memory modules (any capacity, CAS latency and frequency allowed).
    • Motherboard with Intel Z97 chipset only.
    • The motherboards used during the contest can be "not yet released" models as long as vendors brings a reasonable number of similar motherboards to be used by non vendors overclockers on the 5th of June (with similar bios and OC software).
    • No ES motherboard allowed.
    • Intel Haswell and Haswell Refresh processors are allowed (ES processors included).
    • Contestants can and are encouraged to bring their own processors.
    • Contestants must use the processors provided by HyperX for the XTU stage.
    • Contestants must use the operating systems provided by HyperX.


    Hardware provided and required

    • HyperX will provide contestants with two operating systems on two separate SSDs:

      • Windows XP SP3 Pro 32bit.
      • Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64bit.
    • HyperX will have a limited number of Haswell Refresh K-sku processors for contestants (the processor will not be binned prior to the event).
    • HyperX will provide one processors per team for the XTU stage (1 backup per team if the processor breaks).
    • HyperX will provide 2x4GB @2933C12 (Hynix MFR) and 2x4GB @2666C10 (Samsung) per team in addition of contestants memory.
    • CoolerMaster power supplies, CPU coolers, and peripherals will be provided (contestants can still use their own if preferred).
    • Contestants are expected to bring any miscellaneous hardware such as thermometers, CPU and memory pots, insulation hardware and small flasks.
    • HyperX will provide larger flasks on the day.

    This document is still subject to change until the date of the event.