Congratulations Poland! With an average of 27.35 seconds, they managed to beat mighty Russia and Indonesia and take the stage win. The three Polish victors are well-known overclockers Ryba and Chaos completed by upcoming overclocking star Milans. The first and the latter managed to hit a HTT frequency of over 400MHz, which is impressive to say the least.
!! Attention !!
Before we move on to the statistics of this stage, I want to spend a few lines to explain what happened to the Iranian team after the competition stage was closed. One of the scores was removed because an existing hwbot user created a new account to get a higher average score. The HWBOT staff knows who this user was and has informed this user that this kind of behavior is in no way acceptable. We sincerely hope that no other user will attempt this in the near future; consequences will follow if it does.
Stage 5 – User statistics
1. Most active user.
The Indonesia overclocking Placid was the most active user in this stage, submitting a total of 7 results, which is two more than Russian clockers Oddity and Ananerbe. Romanian Lab501-ian Matose comes in 4th in a tie with Nornad and Foxthemad.
2. Most active country.
Indonesia was the most active country having submitted no less that 19 results to this stage, followed by Russia with 17 submissions. Russia may have submitted two results less, they did finish above Indonesia. That quantity doesn’t always lead to victory is displayed by the non-presence of Poland.
3. Most active HWBOT team.
The most active HWBOT overclocking team of this stage was the Russian OCClub with 16 submissions, which means that the total amount of Russian submissions is actually OCClub + 1 participant. The Romanian Lab501 is present as usual and we’re happy to see that Indonesian and Argentinean overclocking teams, Placido-OC and Overclocking Argentina OC Team, also picked up on this competition. Last, but not least, there’s also a Kazakhstani team: BenchMark.kz.
Stage 5 – World records
Koziro (U3500), Knopflerbruce (FX-55), Gamer (P-M 450), Knopflerbruce (FX-57), Ribeirocross (Celeron 420), Krestic (3.4GHz Prescott) and AndreVieira (3.2GHz Prescott)
PcCI2iminal (P-M 740) and Ananerbe (LE-1100)
NoM$_YesLinux (K6-2+ 500), Todoseparado (Celeron 320), Samendk (Celeron 340), ODDiTy (P-M 370), Hampti (3200+ Venice) and Ribeirocross (Celeron 430)
CoY0t (Sempron 2800+) and Overlab (P4 530)
Stage 5 – Product statistics
1. Most used CPU.
It took a while before people saw that the Sempron 140 was the best choice for this particular stage, but giving the lack of coldbug (Phenom-II technology) and the very low price, a lot of people decided to test this product for this stage. No less that 62 submissions have been made with this particular CPU, which is more than 50% of the total amount of submissions!
2. Most popular motherboard.
The variance of motherboards used for this stage is quite large; from hardly popular Jetway to Albatron to the very popular Asus and Gigabyte … almost every manufacturer had a motherboard representing their colors. The Asus M4A79T Deluxe was used the most, with 10 submissions, which is 3 more than the Biostar TF8200 A2+ and 4 more than MSI’s 790FX-GD70 and Gigabyte’s GA-MA790FXT-UD5P.
3. Best performing motherboard.
The Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P does seem to be the most performant motherboard for the Sempron 140 processor as the best result obtained with this mainboard is a lot better than the runner-up (also a Gigabyte motherboard). The reason is of course the high HTT frequency overclock, over 400MHz, which has only been achieved on this particular sample.
4. Most popular chipset.
AMD chipsets are the big winner here, grabbing the first two spots and having a very serious lead with the 790FX. Intel does reasonably with the P965 and P45, whereas Nvidia only supplies one chipset.
5. Most popular manufacturer.
Again, Asus motherboards have been used the most in a Country Cup stage, followed by Gigabyte and Biostar. Abit, once a manufacturer of excellent overclocking motherboards, comes in 5th.