The Asia Pacific leg of the HWBOT World Tour 2016 was confirmed a week ago. Today we can bring you an update about the rules and format of the World Series contest that will take place during the event. The Asia Pacific leg of the World Tour will largely follow the same structure that has been employed throughout the year with Amateur and Extreme World Series contests running side by side. In Indonesia however the Amateur contest will be integrated with the AOCT (Amateur OverClocking Tournament) organised and regulated by the staff at JagatReview (see below).
World Series Asia Pacific: September 6th – Qualification Round
The World Series Asia Pacific contest will follow the same general format as we have seen at previous World Tour events. The first day will involve a qualification round lasting three hours. Here are the details regarding benchmarks plus hardware and other restrictions:
- You have to bring your own gear (including CPU, memory and motherboard)
Any Z170 motherboard is allowed Any memory (inc. B-die) is allowed
- No cooling restrictions (except no cascades)
- Unlimited LN2 will be available
- We recommend you to bring torches instead of heat guns (to avoid power surges)
- Seasonic PSUs will be provided for all participants, it is not necessary to bring your own.
Update 29/08: Hardware Rules for World Series
Based on the event partner sign-ups we have amended the Hardware Rules for the World Series qualifier and final.
- Memory has to be Corsair (any retail kit / no ES. If you don’t have one, we provide you one : Vengeance LED DDR4-2666C16 2x8GB)
- Motherboard has to be ASUS, MSI, GIGABYTE or Biostar
- Memory: Corsair (kit provided)
Three benchmarks will be used during the qualification round:
- Stage 1: 3DMark03
- Stage 2: 3DMark11 Performance
- Stage 3: Reference Clock
Note: Only scores made at the event will be accepted. Scores must be submitted on the OC-ESPORTS contest page in the usual way. A competition wallpaper will be given to you on the day.
- For 3DMark03 and 3DMark11 Performance
- Must use latest version
- HD 530 IGP Only
- HT must be disabled on Core i7s
- SystemInfo can be disabled
- Use default preset only
- Screenshot requirements
- Subscores must be visible
- Competition background
- CPU-Z CPU
- CPU-Z Memory
- GPU-Z + GPU-Z Monitoring Tab with Max on GPU Clock
Note: Benchmark version: 3DMark03: v360_1901 // 3DMark11: v1.0.132. 3DMark11 scores must be submitted to 3dmark.com and have a validation link attached to the submission.
For Reference Clock: No limitation for graphics card. Result must be validated on valid.x86.
World Series Asia Pacific: September 7th – Semi-Finals and Final
As with previous World Tour events the four highest scoring overclockers from the qualification round will compete the next day in the Semi-Finals. The two winners of the Semi-Finals will then compete in a 1v1 contest for the Final. Semi-Final runners up will compete in a Bronze Final to determine third and fourth place standings. Each 1v1 format round lasts 30 mins.
- CPUs (Intel), memory (Corsair) and pre-loaded SSDs will be provided
- CPUs will be randomly drawn
- CPU and cache limited to 5.5G
- Can use any Z170 motherboard (note: this may be updated depending on event sponsorship)
Benchmarks will be randomly drawn from a pool of 6 options. The benchmark pool will include:
- Cinebench R11.5
- 3DMark11 Physics
- Cinebench R15
GPU Pi 100MMemory Clock
Each overclocker will possess one veto which can be used strategically to avoid an unfavorable benchmark being selected.
World Series Asia Pacific: Prizes
As with any HWBOT World Series contest the grand prize is a ticket to compete in the World Championship Finals in Berlin in December of this year. Details regarding additional hardware prizes will follow.
World Series for Amateurs
The World Series for Amateurs at the Asia Pacific leg of the World Tour will be integrated with the popular annual AOCT (Amateur Overclocking Tournament) organised and regulated by JagatReview. More details will follow in the days and weeks ahead.
Details will published at a later date at: http://www.jagatreview.com/
How to Attend the HWBOT World Series Asia Pacific
The HWBOT World Series Asia Pacific contest is open to participating overclockers with a World Tour ticket. Tickets include unlimited LN2 and cost $100 USD (plus booking fee). Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite using the link below:
More details about the HWBOT World Tour can be found here: http://hwbot.org/article/world-tour-2016