The overclockers from Romania had to wait two stages before they could go out and buy a couple bottles of champagne, but finally Monstru, Micutzu and Matose (with the support of entire Romania) cried victory. Using 3x Phenom II X4 965 (C3 revision) they managed to beat Poland by 9 seconds and Brazil by 11. In the overall ranking, Romania is now strongly in the lead totaling 26 points, which is 6 more than Russia and 10 more than Iran.
Most active user of this stage is Fabi having submitted 5 scores for her country Brazil. This lead Brazil to a solid third place, so putting so much effort in this stage has most definitely paid off. Second most active overclocker is Leeghoofd, only having one submission less than Fabi. Unfortunately, the Belgian team didn’t end in the top-3, but still a nice 6th place. Third most active user is another Brazilian Joe90br.
Again, Brazil comes out on top when we are talking about country-activity. Romania, the stage winners, also submit quite a large number of scores, which they have been doing in each stage now. Possibly, this is one of the reasons why they are currently leading the overall ranking. Belgium and Indonesia both totaled 8 scores, resulting in 6th and 5th place respectively.
Surprise! Oh wait, no. In line with both other results, Brazil also has the title of most active team in the HWBOT Country Cup. Lab501, the previous holder of this title, comes in second and Belgium is again present in the top-3 with 7 submissions of the Madshrimps Belgium OC team.
In this AMD-only stage, the Phenom II X4 965 was the most popular product by a large margin. Next to that, other products from the Phenom II X4 family, for instance the 940 and 955, were also quite popular. We have to go back to the 6th place in the ranking to find a non-Phenom product: the Turion 64 TL-52 was used 3 times.
2. Most popular motherboards.
The Asus Crosshair III Formula was the preferred choice for this stage, followed by the Asus M4A79T Deluxe. Gigabyte comes in third with its GA-MA790FXT-UD5P.
3. Best performing motherboard
10 minutes 49,66 seconds – Asus Crosshair III Formula
10 minutes 52,02 seconds – Asus M4A79T Deluxe
11 minutes 15,42 seconds – Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
11 minutes 47,92 seconds – Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
12 minutes 18,76 seconds – MSI 790FX-GD70
The two most popular Asus motherboards also seem to be performing the best, both managing below 11 minutes. Gigabyte comes close to this barrier, but doesn’t break it.
AMD delivers the three most popular chipsets: the 790FX, 790GX and 770. The 790FX has been the most popular choice of chipset for this particular stage.
This comes as no surprise, but both Asus and Gigabyte turned out to be the most popular mainboard manufacturers for this stage. Third most popular is DFI, but none of their products have been mentioned in a ‘best performance’ ranking.