|GPUPI for CPU - 1B||Core i7 7700K||6300 MHz||Samsarulz||4min 10sec 365ms||93.8 pts||0 2|
|Geekbench3 - Multi Core||Core i7 7700K||6300 MHz||Samsarulz||27334 points||91.3 pts||0 2|
|wPrime - 1024m||Core i7 7700K||6300 MHz||Samsarulz||1min 41sec 229ms||78.4 pts||0 1|
|Geekbench4 - Single Core||Core i7 7700K||6300 MHz||Samsarulz||8510 points||62.6 pts||0 1|
|Geekbench3 - Multi Core||Ryzen 7 2700X||5525 MHz||warper||46943 points||54.6 pts||0 5|
|SuperPi - 32M||Core i5 8600K||6207 MHz||jab383||5min 1sec 579ms||54.3 pts||0 1|
|wPrime - 1024m||Ryzen 7 2700X||5550 MHz||warper||1min 1sec 448ms||48.2 pts||0 5|
|3DMark03||GeForce GTX 580||1400/1072 MHz||xMec||185541 marks||38.9 pts||0 6|
|Cinebench - R15||Core i7 8700K||5500 MHz||Zemach||1853 cb||34.6 pts||0 1|
|XTU||Core i5 4200U||2460 MHz||Victor Li||305 marks||28.0 pts||0 1|
Today we find the GPU Flashback Archive delving into the not so distant past to focus on the NVIDIA 900 series of graphics cards, the first to use NVIDIA’s new Maxwell architecture which had already seen the light day in mobile GPU solutions, an indication of the direction that the company were taking at the time. Let’s take a look at the cards that were launched as part of the 900 Series, the improvements and changes that Maxwell brought and some of the more memorable scores that have been posted on HWBOT.
The first question one may well have regarding the NVIDIA 900 series is simple - what happened to the 800 series? To answer the question fully, you must first look at the direction that NVIDIA was moving at the time. A movement to expand its product offerings in order to compete in the quickly expanding mobile SoC market. The suddenly ubiquity of Android-based smartphones around the globe was fuelled in part by the development of mobile SoCs from Qualcomm, Samsung, Mediatek, Marvell, Allwinner and others. The traditional feature phone was quickly being replaced by smartphones that now required improved multi-core CPU performance, HD display support and, importantly from NVIDIA’s perspective, decent enough graphics processing to actually play 3D games. Intel and NVIDIA were two companies with plenty of R&D and marketing budget who sought to enter a new market to help bolster revenues during an inevitable slow down of desktop PC sales, a traditional cash cow for both.
The GPU Flashback Archive series continues today with a recap of the NVIDIA GeForce 700 series, a series refresh which heralds part two of the Kepler family of GPUs. We can also remember it as a time when NVIDIA launched their first ever GTX Titan card and with it, a new pricing and retail strategy for truly high-end graphics card products. Let’s take a look at the new Kepler architecture GPUs, the cards that were popular with HWBOT members and some of the more memorable scores that have been posted since launch.
The 2011-2013 period of history saw NVIDIA implement a more regular cadence to their high-end product launches and refreshes. One that saw the company launch a new GPU architecture every two years, with new product lines arriving each year. This means deriving two product lines per architecture with an improved version offered the second time out. This is what we saw with Fermi, an architecture whose potential was full realized at the second attempt. With the GeForce 700 series, which arrived proper in May 2013 with the arrival of both the GeForce GTX 780 and GTX 770, we have something different. The new cards arrived using a much bigger version of the Kepler architecture compared to what we saw on the NVIDIA 600 series.
The GPU Flashback Archive arrives today at the NVIDIA 600 series that debuted in Spring of 2012. The new range of cards showcased a new graphics architecture design and the beginning of what we might describe as the Kepler era. Let’s take a peek at the changes that the new design heralded as well as a close up view of on the GeForce GTX 680 card, the most popular 6-series card with HWBOT members historically speaking. Before we look at some notable scores that were made with the GeForce 680, let’s first kick off with an overview of what innovations arrived with the new Kepler architecture.
If we cast our minds back to 2012 we can recall a era when NVIDIA and AMD were virtually neck and neck, with successive graphic card launches from each company swinging the performance crown from side to side. The arrival of Kepler in many ways represents the beginning of the end of the competitive duopoly that is clearly absent today. Kepler helped NVIDIA push ahead of AMD in terms of graphics processor design, creating a performance lead which AMD still finds insurmountable, despite the arrival of their latest Vega-based cards. Let’s take a look at Kepler in a little detail.
This week the GPU Flashback Archive sets its sights on the GeForce 500 series from NVIDIA. Arriving in late 2010, the 500 Series was the second round of graphics cards based on the Fermi architecture which had limped over the line in the previous generation, ostensibly due to fabrication and yield issues. The new flagship GTX 580 arrived with a more polished take on the Fermi design that help NVIDIA combat the threat from AMD and their popular Radeon 5000 and 6000 series cards. As ever, let’s take a look at the new GPU, the new flagship card and a few of the outstanding scores that have been submitted to HWBOT.
To say that the NVIDIA 400 series graphics cards launch was less than smooth, would be a total understatement. The GF100 Fermi architecture GPU in fact arrived six months late with a significant number of cores hacked off. Blame was laid at the door of fabricators TSMC and a 40nm manufacturing process that clearly hadn’t been optimally adapted for NVIDIA’s Fermi, a monster chip boasting 3 billion transistors and a 529mm² die. While cards such as the GTX 480 had actually done well to make NVIDIA competitive in performance terms, the GTX 580 and its GF110 GPU was rather quickly shoved out the door just eight months later as a revised and improved version of the original.
This week in our GPU Flashback Archive series we cast our minds back to a very popular and well loved graphics card series, the GeForce 400 series. NVIDIA launched the GeForce 400 series in March 2010 armed with a new Fermi architecture that it hoped would help it compete with the successful AMD Radeon 5000 series. Let’s look at the new features that Fermi offered, the cards that were popular and the scores that were submitted to HWBOT in this era.
Compared to previous product launches from NVIDIA, the GeForce 400 series launch did not go as smoothly as hoped. September 2009 saw AMD come out with their Radeon 5000 series which made a solid case against NVIDIA 200 series offerings. It would be January before NVIDIA really started wooing tech media with tales of its forthcoming Fermi architecture lineup. It would be March 2010 before tech media actually got their hands on the new cards and several weeks after that before enthusiasts would be able to actually buy one. This was not the typical NVIDIA launch. Reasons for the delay certainly seemed to lie with issues with actual fabrication at TSMC who were not providing the yields expected on their new 40nm process. This was a problem that particularly hurt NVIDIA due to the fact that the new Fermi GPU, the GF100, was actually very large. When the GeForce 400 series finally arrived in the form of the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470, by most calculations they were six months late.
G.SKILL Announces New Specifications for AMD Ryzen™ 2000 Series Processors and X470 Platform
Up to DDR4-3600MHz
Taipei, Taiwan (19 April 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce the release of new Trident Z RGB and Sniper X series specifications launching in conjunction with the release of the AMD Ryzen™ 2000 series processors and the X470 platform. Kit specifications starting from DDR4-3200MHz CL16-18-18-38 16GB (2x8GB) to DDR4-3600MHz 18-22-22-42 16GB (2x8GB), these new specifications push the boundaries of AMD system performance to the next level.
ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero Sets the Pace on AMD X470
We’ve been working closely with world-renowned overclockers to push the Ryzen 7 2700X to the brink on the Crosshair VII Hero. Elmor has already set a new record for the AM4 reference clock, decimating the old mark of 151.56MHz with an incredible 240.61MHz. TheOverclocker has claimed records for peak Ryzen CPU frequency with 6GHz on not only a single core, but also all eight cores and 16 threads. Top scores have also fallen in key benchmarks for eight-core CPUs, with TheOverclocker setting the fastest time in GPU PI for CPU 1B, and Der8auer hitting the top of the Geekbench3 leaderboard.
Precise voltage is vital when you’re on the edge, so the Hero tracks important rails from the best spot on the power plane, and it uses differential sensing to ensure accurate readings from both software and the onboard ProbeIT measurement points. Most motherboards rely on single-ended sensing tapped from a location that isn’t ideal, making it more difficult to gauge exactly how much voltage is being supplied to your components.
With eight onboard headers for fans and pumps, the Hero has the cooling credentials to match its overclocking aspirations. It’s ready for custom liquid loops thanks to a high-amperage pump header that can push up to 3A, plus additional headers for monitoring coolant temperatures and flow rate. If you somehow run out of places to connect fans, the board works with the ASUS Fan Extension card, which supports even more fans and temperature probes.
Taipei, Taiwan (11 April 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is announcing the rules and benchmarks for the G.SKILL 5th Annual OC World Cup 2018 Live Qualifier. This live competition event will be held during the week of Computex 2018, from June 5th through June 7th, followed by the OC World Cup 2018 Grand Final on June 8, 2018. Be sure to check out the main stage at the G.SKILL booth for exciting live overclocking and liquid nitrogen in action!
It has taken multiple attempts and tweaks, but revision 7.1 of the hwbot points has recalculated all 2.5 million submissions as of yesterday. If you spot any odd points, please comment on this news post.Thanks for your patience and happy benching!
A little less than 11 days to go in the yearly G.Skill OC World CUP, and Dancop is taking an impressive lead by taking the first spot for every stage. With his Intel 8600K running at a whopping 7091Mhz, and his G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 running at 2530MHZ, there seems to be no stopping him.
The top 6 will receive an invitation to join the live qualifier at Computex 2018, where the total prize pool is 20.000 USD, of which 10.000 USD for the winner.
There is also a lucky draw between all participants for a set of G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4-3600 2x8GB(16GB) memory, so any submissions counts!http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gskill_ocworldcup_2018_qualifier
Taipei, Taiwan (28 March 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce the achievement of an unprecedented DDR4-5000MHz memory in dual-channels. This major breakthrough is the world’s first instance of two DDR4 RGB memory modules breaking the DDR4-5000MHz barrier on just air cooling, when considering that this world-record class speed was only achievable under extreme liquid nitrogen cooling just two years ago. This massive technological feat is achieved with the high performance Samsung DDR4 B-die ICs, and running on the MSI Z370I GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard and the Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor.
World’s First Dual-Channel DDR4-5000MHz Achieved on Air-Cooling
This in-development memory speed marks the first time in history that a pair of air-cooled RGB memory achieving the legendary speed of DDR4-5000MHz. While DDR4-5000MHz memory kits aren’t yet ready to hit retail stores, G.SKILL is taking major leaps in developing much faster memory speeds and demonstrating the brand’s unwavering dedication to continually push DDR4 memory performance into the absolute extremes.
“Previously, the 5GHz memory speed is only achievable in extreme overclocking and in single-channel. We’re excited to share that we’ve been able to achieve the 5GHz memory speed in not only air-cooling conditions, but also in dual-channels. This is a major milestone for us,” says Tequila Huang, Corporate Vice President, G.SKILL International. “We will make every effort to bring this specification onto the consumer market, and bring the experience of extreme performance to worldwide users.”
Shown in the screenshot below, on a system with the MSI Z370I GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard and an Intel i7-8700K processor, CPU-Z displays a DDR4-4700MHz Trident Z RGB dual-channel memory kit being overclocked 300MHz past its original rated speed to reach DDR4-5000MHz.
The CPU-Z validation link can be found via the link: https://valid.x86.fr/7inlic
Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory, SSD products, and gaming peripherals designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.
Taipei, Taiwan, April 1st, 2018 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE AORUS April Extreme Clocking 2018, to be hosted this April on HWBOT.org. This challenge gives the community a chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE motherboards before another series of motherboards comes around. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win GIGABYTE AORUS Z370 chipset motherboards!
Starting April 1st 2018, overclockers will have a chance to win some great prizes by submitting their best score within 4 stages. Most points win, it’s as simple as that! Participants have two ways to win, either they collect the most points to win one of the 3 big prizes, or they submit their scores so they are eligible for the lucky draw.
Prize info for GIGABYTE AORUS April Extreme Clocking is listed below:
Timeline: April 1st, 2018 – April 30th, 2018
- Intel Core i7 8700K
- GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7
- EK-KIT S240
- G.SKILL F4-3600C17D-16GTZSW TridentZ Series
2nd place prizes
- Intel Core i7 8600K
- GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming 2.0
- SEASONIC PRIME PLATINUM 850W
3rd place prizes
- G.SKILL F4-3600C17D-16GTZSW TridentZ Series
Lucky draw prizes
- GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming 2.0
- GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming 2.0
For more information on the competition please visit the following:http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gigabyte_aorus_april_extreme_clcoking_2018
To learn more about AORUS:http://www.AORUS.com/
To learn more about GIGABYTE:http://www.GIGABYTE.com/
Overclock.net Freezer' Burn Overclocking competition starts this Sunday and runs for 2 months. It contains four stages, split in ambient cooling (min 20 degrees Celsius) and extreme cooling. The 2400 USD prize pot will be split over 20 winners. Awesome! Good luck for all participating. :)
The benchmarks are:
- HWBOT x265 Benchmark 4k
- Geekbench 4 - Single Thread
- GPUPI - 1B
Let's take a look at the current standings in the second GIGABYTE contest of the 2018 OC Season, on oc-esports.io
Let's take a look at the current standings in the second GIGABYTE contest of the 2018 OC Season