Competition overview

Competition Level Stages Opens Closes Status
World Tour Asia 0 stages 1 Jun 2015 7 Jun Won by
World Tour Europe 0 stages 1 Apr 2015 7 Apr Won by
World Tour North America 0 stages 1 Mar 2015 7 Mar Won by
HyperX OC Takeover 2014 World Finals 2 0 stages 6 Jan 2015 6 Jan Won by
Rookie Rumble #12 1 3 stages 22 Nov 2014 13 Dec France daNE is leading with 47 points. Participate

Organizing an overclocking competition has always been a tedious and time-consuming project. The HWBOT Competition Engine (“HCE”) is packed with all kinds of features to host incredible competitions. The competition engine is open to everyone, so now you can create your own contest and compete with your friends!

Why would you use HCE?

The HWBOT Competition Engine allows any individual or small organization to host their own overclocking competition. For example, HCE makes it very easy to run overclocking competitions at your local LAN party, overclocking gathering or event demonstration. Before, competitions were limited to the exclusive club of HWBOT partners and privileged overclockers. But things have changed and today anyone can run their own competition!

What type of competition can we host?

The HWBOT Competition Engine is very flexible. It can support several types of competitions. User vs. User, Teams vs. Teams, limited to specific countries or exclusive to specific users. The HCE also features options to either make your competition completely closed or fully open to the global audience of HWBOT.

The choice is up to you. You can customize your competitions as you please and design your perfect competition. Find out more inside ->

Competition News

GIGABYTE Announces TARGET OC Winners

Taipei, Taiwan, November 21st, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced the winners of the GIGABYTE TARGET OC competition hosted on The GIGABYTE TARGET OC challenged the participants to hit specific scores on 5 different benchmarks. The scores ranged from epic bad performances to historic high records. Overall, the goal was to get the overclocking community to break from trying to reach the highest performance, and instead, learn how to tweak their hardware in order to reach very specific targets.

Today, we are happy to announce the winners of the GIGABYTE TARGET OC. GIGABYTE would like to congratulate every winner and sends their special thanks to everyone who helped make this challenge a success!

HWBOT Announces the HWBOT Country Cup 2014 – from November 1 until December 20

The Country Cup is back! Similar to last year, during the last months of 2014 we are hosting the World Cup of overclocking. From November 1 until December 20 we look for a successor to last year’s champions from Australia.

This year’s Country Cup is split up in five stages. Each stage comes with its own hardware, benchmark and user limitations. You can find out the details in the Rules and Guidelines section. One of the stages features a new and interesting 24h challenge for which you’ll have to rely on a cool and time-resistant country men. We also teamed up with G.SKILL, GIGABYTE, Enermax, KINGPINcooling and Gelid Solutions for some awesome prizes. Good luck everyone!

For more information, check out the full press release or the competition page at

DaNE Victorious In Rookie Rumble #10 and Rookie Rumble AMD #7

After the last Rookie Rumble we announced Zwitterion93 to be the first ever to achieve a double victory in the Rookie Rumbles and little did we know DaNE from Switzerland would do exactly the same for this round. Just like Zwitterion93, he dominated in both competitions scoring a near-perfect 141 out of 150 points in the Rookie Rumble #10 and a perfect 150 out of 150 in the Rookie Rumble AMD #7. What an excellent achievement!

HwBox Hellas O/C Team Wins HWBOT Team Cup 2014!

Over the course of four months, 89 teams from around the world took on the challenges presented in HWBOT Team Cup 2014. The challenges were divided over four different sub-competitions, each with either 10 or 5 stages depending on the sub-competition type. The sub-competitions were split up based on the hardware. SC 1 featured only CPU benchmarks, SC 2 was about GPU overclocking, SC 3 about memory clocking and finally SC 4 was a miscellaneous challenges featuring reference clock and mobile benching.

After four months of intense overclocking HwBox Hellas O/C Team came out on top, winning the HWBOT Team Cup. They were joined on the podium stage by Xtreme OC Team Bulgaria and who finished second and third at respectively 242 and 404 points from the winner. Congratulations to everyone! For each of the sub-competitions we prepared a list of target scores. The targets were the best score in the database fitting the limitations set per stage and were used by the competitors to have a better idea of what they should aim for. For example, in the first stage of the CPU Challenge the target score for the CPU-Z % OC Intel was 207%. The winner of the stage, Zafiropo from the HwBox team, overclocking an Intel Mobile Celeron 1.2GHz to 4400 MHz, resulting in a 266.72% overclock and 50 points for the team ...