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Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 2645/1526 MHz OGS 30553 marks 63.5 pts 0   0
Aquamark GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 1911/1350 MHz OGS 649576 marks 39.3 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 7700K 5170 MHz Squirrel_Master 1785 marks 34.0 pts 0   0
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Core i3 7350K 6500 MHz stubass 15432 points 28.9 pts 0   1
XTU Core i7 7700K 5620 MHz Animetakerfan 1675 marks 26.5 pts 0   0
wPrime - 32m Core 2 Quad Q6600 4549.8 MHz GeorgeStorm 8sec 906ms 21.3 pts 0   0
MaxxMem Read Bandwidth DDR4 SDRAM 4200 MHz topyoyoguybest 38152 MByte/sec. 20.0 pts 0   1
SuperPi - 32M Core 2 Quad Q6600 4500.6 MHz GeorgeStorm 11min 3sec 985ms 18.9 pts 0   0
XTU Core i5 4460 3400 MHz kushsmoker 762 marks 18.2 pts 0   0
XTU Core i7 6700K 4550 MHz fenzmester 1541 marks 17.7 pts 0   0


HWBOT Articles

Today in our Motherboard Memory Lane series we take on the classic AMD Socket 939 platform. After the heady heyday of the Socket A era, Socket 939 saw AMD build on the 64-bit architecture processors that debut on Socket 754, adding dual channel memory support, improved overclocking and eventually dual-core models. All of which makes it a memorable platform for many overclockers, especially when you thrown in some truly magnificent motherboards from DFI. Come with us as we recall the chipsets and boards that defined the era, plus a few of the scores that were submitted to HWBOT at the time.

The AMD Socket 939 platform arrived on the market in June 2004, just nine months after the company launched its Socket 754 platform. As with Socket 754, the new platform was designed to support the latest Athlon 64 and Sempron processors, eventually going to support Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 X2 models. The actual Socket 939 design was in fact very similar to Socket 940 (just one pin less) which was essentially AMD’s server platform. Socket 940 supported Opteron and Athlon 64 FX chips which required registered DDR memory. In terms of design Socket 939 was launched as consumer grade platform and featured a dual memory controller and support for more affordable and readily available non-registered memory modules.

At launch the new platform arrived with a new range of Athlon 64 processors, and as with the previous Socket 754 platform, two main chipset options; VIA and Nvidia. At launch the VIA K8T800 competed against the Nvidia nForce3 platform. Eventually the most popular choice with overclockers became the Nvidia nForce4 chipset, a single chip solution that evolved to offer a 1GHz HyperTransport support and SLI support, one of the first AMD platforms to do so. While the standard nForce4 Ultra MCP (Media Communications Processor) offered 20 lanes of PCIe the nForce4 SLI packed 38 lanes of PCIe (which had now replaced the aging AGP interface). The nForce4 Ultra chipset also offered 10 USB 2.0 ports, 2x IDE ports and 4x SATA 3Gbps ports, Gigabit LAN and AC’97 2.3 audio.

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GIGABYTE Master Your Ryzen Update: Four Days to Go! Yosarianilives (US) and Samsarulz (Chile) Top the Tables

The GIGABYTE Master Your Ryzen Contest is only four days away from reaching its conclusion. With that in mind let’s look at the overclockers that currently sit at the top of both Extreme and Ambient tables in a contest where $3,000 USD in great hardware prizes is at stake. The contest is in fact the fourth contest of the GIGABYTE OC Season and is centered around the new and exciting AMD Ryzen platform processor series with two distinct categories that are designed to attract overclockers that span Rookie to Elite League members.

Ryzen 5 Ambient – Let’s kick off with the Ambient portion of the contest which invites Rookie, Novice and Enthusiast league members to compete on the latest Ryzen 5 processors using ambient cooling only. At the top of the table we find yosarianilives, a US-based Enthusiast overclocker who belongs to the /r/overclocking team. Right now he looks to be almost untouchable, taking maximum points with top scores in all three stages.

In Stage 1 he leads with a processor frequency score of 4,375MHz (+21.54%) using a Ryzen 5 1600X and a GIGABYTE AORUS AX370-Gaming K7 motherboard. In Stage 2 he sits atop the table with a score of 37.84 fps in the HWBOT x265 Benchmark (1080p), pushing a Ryzen 5 1600X 4,148MHz (+15.22%). In Stage 2 and the GPUPI for CPU - 1B benchmark he leads with a score of 3min 41sec 933ms with his 1600X CPU clocked at 4,250MHz (+18.06%). His closest rivals on the table are the UK’s Infuriare and Indonesian Gang-guan.

Ryzen 7 Extreme – Although there are no restrictions as regards to who may compete, the Ryzen 7 Extreme segment is designed for Extreme and Elite overclockers with a thirst for LN2. At the top of the table we currently find Chilean overclocker Samsarulz who has now taken the lead from US OC master FUGGER.

In Stage 1 however we find macsbeach98 using an AORUS AX370-Gaming K7 motherboard to push a Ryzen 7 1800X to 5,129MHz (+42.48%). Samsarulz Sits in second with a frequency of 5,113.31MHz. FUGGER is first in Stage 2 with a score of 53.06 fps in the x265 Benchmark (1080p) . Mus1mus from the Philippines is second while Samsarulz is third. In Stage 3 we find Samsarulz in control with a GPUPI for CPU 1B run in 2min 28sec 937ms. This was done using an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X clocked at 4,783MHz (+32.87%).

There is clearly still a great deal to play for in this contest, which comes to a close at the end of this weekend. If you have a talent for pushing AMD Ryzen processors, there’s still time for you get involved. Make sure to check out the Master Your Ryzen 5 Ambient contest here and the Ryzen 7 Extreme contest page here.


PCGamer.com Explore the Benefits of CPU Delidding

PCGamer.com editor Wes Fenlon was one of our media guests at the Extreme Workshops that we hosted at the G.SKILL booth during Computex a few weeks ago. I think it’s fair to say that he thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially the deeper technical challenges that overclocking with LN2 can present. He also took some time to talk to Roman ‘der8auer’ Hartung who introduced him to the concept of CPU delidding. Wes then managed to get hold of a Delid-Die mate 2 and set himself the task of testing the delidding thing for himself. The upshot is a pretty cool article on the PCGamer.com site that approaches the topic of delidding from a pretty mainstream perspective. His conclusion is basically that although it can be an oddly scary experience, it does prove to be beneficial in terms of thermal efficiency. Here’s a sample of what Wes has to say:

“Now for the part that's genuinely scary. With the IHS detached, there's a lot of glue gunk to remove from the PCB and the IHS itself. While there are no delicate components around the die, I wasn't sure exactly how hard I should be scraping. I didn't want to damage anything, so I spent a good 20 minutes methodically scraping away with a credit card and a toothpick. I'd blow off the detached debris and wipe it down with a tissue until, finally, all the gunk was gone.”

“That left the die itself, which had Intel's thermal paste on it. Here I used a drop of my thermal paste removal solution and wiped it gently with a tissue. Touching the die feels a bit like poking a brain with your finger. Next step—a great tip I picked up from watching some Youtube delidding walkthroughs—covering the PCB with scotch tape before uncorking the Liquid Ultra. Turns out this liquid metal material really squirts out.”

“Here's roughly what was going through my head as I started squeezing the Liquid Ultra's syringe: Huh this stuff doesn't want to come out. Is it clogged? Let's try a little more force. Still nothing. A liiiitle more force. Still nothing. A liiii-OH GOD IT'S EVERYWHERE.”

Read the entire delidding adventure with Wes here on PCGamer,com.

Sofos1990 (Greece) Takes Down 7 Global First Place Scores with Intel Skylake-X

It looks like Greek overclocker Sofos1990 has been getting deeply acquainted with Intel’s latest Skylake-X processor series. Using a Core i7 7820X and a Core i7 7800X he managed to claim seven Global First Placed scores in the octa-core and hexa-core rankings, all within the space of just a day or so. Good going. Let’s take a look at the scores.

In the GPUPI for CPU 1B rankings Sofos managed to break the record score for an octa-core CPU, completing a run in just 2min 8sec 953ms using a Core i7 7820X clocked at 5.5GHz (+ 52.7%) with DDR4 configured at 1,800MHz (13-13-13-28). The rig used a GIGABYTE X299 SOC Champion motherboard and its X9c revision BIOS.

He used the same configuration to attack the wPrime benchmark. In wPrime 32M he finished a run in just 1sec 797ms while in the wPrime 1024M preset he scored 52sec 853ms – both are records scores for an octa-core chip. Using the same rig Sofos managed to also break the Global First Placed score in HWBOT Prime with a score of 10,779.23 pps. In this case the Core i7 7820X was pushed even further to hit 5.9GHz, a massive +63.89% beyond stock settings.

Turning now to the six-core Core i7 7800X processor we have three more Global First Place scores. Sofos managed a score of 9,429.56 pps in the HWBOT Prime benchmark with the Skylake-X chip pushed to 5.5GHz (+57.14%), also using a X299 SOC Champion motherboard. Using the same setup he also took down two wPrime GFPs. In wPrime 32M he managed a run of just 2sec 281mswhile in the wPrime 1024M he completed a run in 1min 10sec 890ms – both scores are the fastest ever using a six core chip.

Finally we should probably also mention that Sofos currently holds the record for he highest CPU frequency on an Intel Core i7 7820X, hitting a very tasty 6,400.08MHz which is exactly +77.78% beyond stock.

With the points earned from this session Sofos1990 now sits in 16th place in the overall HWBOT league rankings with a points haul of 1,780.8 points. You can find all the scores mentioned in this article in the links above. You can also check out the Sofos1990 profile page here.

[HWBOT X] Overclocking Workshops and Contests to be Held at Dreamhack Valencia, Spain: July 14-16

Spanish overclocking might not be quite as strong other countries around the world at the moment, but it’s great to see that HWBOT member and Extreme League overclocker ChentinoX is doing a fantastic job of help grow overclocking in the region. With the help of sponsors Antec, GIGABYTE, Corsair and HWBOT Chentino is setting up overclocking workshops and contest at Dreamhack Valencia, a great opportunity to spread the OC love to Spanish gamers and PC enthusiasts.

The workshops will take place on Thursday July 14th and feature a presentation which discusses the deeper aspects of overclocking including different cooling techniques and the technical approaches involved in pushing a modern CPU. The presentation will then cover some more esoteric topics such as delidding and voltmodding for example.

Attendees will be invited to make scores on the OC-ESPORTS platform on Friday 15th with systems available were they can compete on the XTU benchmark. On Saturday 16th the highest scorers will be invited to compete in Semi-Final and Finals. Contests from both days will be streamed live with the Finals and Sem-Finals taking place on the Dreamhack stage. Promises to be a great event, one that should really help to grow the youthful OC scene in Spain.

You can learn more about the HWBOT X Valencia event at Dreamhack here on the HWBOT X website, the ultimate platform to learn about and promote overclocking events around the world.

Dhenzjhen (Philippines) Breaks GPUPI 1B and 32B World Records with 10x Nividia Tesla GPUs

Today we bring you news of a pair of new World Record scores in the GPUPI 1B and 32B benchmarks. Both scores were submitted by Filipino overclocker Dhenzjhen who is clearly having plenty of fun with a new server build that involves ten Nvidia Tesla GPUs and a pair of deca-core Intel ‘Broadwell-EP’ Xeons processors.

The World Record score for the GPUPI 1B benchmark now stands at 1sec 458ms. The rig that Dhenzjhen used featured two Intel Xeon E5-2689 v4 processors, each of which boast ten Broadwell cores and twenty threads. That’s a total of 40 treads. Not bad. On the GPU side of things, it’s even more impressive. Each of the ten Tesla P40 GPUs in this system use Pascal architecture cores capable of 12 TeraFLOPS coupled with 24GB of GDDR5 memory and have a max power draw of up to 250 watts. That means a total power draw of close to 3,000 watts for the entire system.

The new GPUPI World Record is actually significantly faster than the next best score of 1sec 746ms. That was submitted by Russian overclocker Pijonson who harnessed the power of 8x GTX 1080 Ti cards to make his score. Dhenzjhen also did a GPUPI 32B run which also turned out to be the fastest ever, completing a run in just 1min 45sec 177ms. This is some way ahead of the next best score of 2mins 3sec 850ms which was also posted by Pijonson and his 1080Ti-based rig.

You can find the new World Record submission for GPUPI 1B here, as well as the GPUPI 32B World Record here

Most Valuable Submission of Week 25, 2017: Gold for Dhenzjhen (PH) and Ale Belo (IT)

In Week 25 of 2017, we received 3430 benchmark results from 803 registered overclockers around the world. The majority of the submissions is coming from Rookie overclockers representing 60% of the active community. They were responsible for 37% of the submissions. We had a peek at the most valuable submissions in a breakdown per league.

With the X299 Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X processors finally coming to the retail market this week, we can expect records being broken shortly. Last week was another quiet week with only two golden cups in the leaderboard. The first golden cup comes from Dhenzjhen from Philippines with a GPUPI 1B World Record! This feat was achieved with no less than ten (10!) NVIDIA Tesla M40 graphics cards working together. The new top score is 1.458sec which is almost 300ms faster than Pijonson's 8x GTX 1080 Ti setup. Next up is Ale Belo from Italy with a Hardware First Place in the Radeon HD 4890 Aquamark3 leaderboard. To achieve this the Italian uses a Kaby Lake Core i7 7700K at 6750 MHz paied with a Radeon HD 4890 GPU clocked at 1280/1280 MHz. Congratulations to everyone making the leaderboard!

The most used hardware components of Week 25 are the Core i7 7700K (14.1%), GeForce GTX 1070 (11.9%) and the ROG Maximus IX Apex (3.6%).

The overclocking results submitted during Week 25 generated in total 100 World Record Points, 4100.9 Global Points, and 5713.6 Hardware Points. The distribution per League is as follows: 12% for Elite, 40% for Extreme, 8% for Apprentice, 18% for Enthusiast, 7% for Novice, and 23% for Rookie. The representation of the active community is as follows: 2% Elite, 7% Extreme, 4% Apprentice, 18% Enthusiast, 9% Novice, and 60% Rookie.

Most Valuable Submissions - Week 25, 2017

LeagueCPU BenchmarkGPU BenchmarkHardware Points
Elite Rauf 89.3 pts Dhenzjhen 133.3 pts (WR!) Rauf 29.9 pts
Extreme Samsarulz 52.8 pts P5ych0 49.1 pts Ale belo 48.4 pts
Apprentice Topyoyoguybest 29.3 pts Diablo1313 34.1 pts Topyoyoguybest 24.5 pts
Enthusiast Iji 28.8 pts Iji 37.6 pts ROG_LEGOLAS 22.4 pts
Novice Solidton 35.2 pts Lordfahrrad 20.1 pts Solidton 23.6 pts
Rookie G4rfi3ld 32.3 pts G4rfi3ld 20.3 pts RunTu 24.1 pts

G.SKILL Unveils New DDR4 Specs for Intel X299 Platform, Inc. DDR4-4400 CL19

[Press Release] G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces new high-speed DDR4 memory specifications designed for the latest Intel® Core™ X-series processors and X299 chipset motherboards. All the new memory kits are built with high performance Samsung 8Gb ICs, and tested under the highest standards of the Trident Z family.

The Fastest DDR4-4400 CL19 8GBx2 Designed for Kaby Lake-X

With the improvement of overclocking performance on the latest Intel® Core™ X-series processor and X299 chipset, G.SKILL is thrilled to release the fastest DDR4-4400 CL19-19-19-39 8GBx2 dual-channel memory kit designed for Kaby Lake-X processor. This high-end DDR4 memory kit will be available under the Trident Z RGB series and an all-new Trident Z Black series.

New Quad-Channel Memory Kits for Skylake-X, Up to DDR4-4200 64GB (8GBx8)

In addition to the fastest 4400MHz dual-channel memory kit, G.SKILL introduces several new quad-channel memory kits, up to DDR4-4200MHz CL19-19-19-39 64GB (8GBx8) of extreme speed and high capacity. These new ultimate memory kits are designed to unleash the maximum performance of the latest Intel® Core™ i9 processors. Please refer to the following images for detailed specifications of the new memory kits and the stress test screenshot of the DDR4-4200MHz 64GB kit on the ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe motherboard and Intel® Core™ i9-7900X processor.

You can find the full announcement from G.SKILL here.

Throwback Thursday: GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 Proves That Mini-ITX is Not Bad for Memory Overclocking

Today being a Thursday, we are inclined once again to look back at a time when something really significant happened here on the HWBOT front page. This week we recall a day way back in June 2010 when the TeamAU crew used a GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 motherboard to post blistering memory and SuperPi 32M scores. How so? Well, it turns out that Mini-ITX form factor boards are pretty useful at overclocking. Who knew? This is what we wrote back on June 14th, 2010:

A few days ago, we already reported about the first overclocking results on the GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 mainboard. What made it so special is not the absolute frequency, but the size of this mainboard. Being µITX, there's a lot less room than on a, let's say, X58A-UD9 to add components to make overclocking work.

Australian overclockers Dinos22 and Youngpro are currently testing the overclocking capabilities of the board and especially the latter has shown that this board is capable of a lot more than meets the eye. Just check out the screenshots: DDR3-2420 CL7 with B2B=0 ... that's a lot of bandwidth. Also, it looks like the board's definitely doing well in terms of SuperPI 32M efficiency.

Of course, this is all very nice, but it also makes me wonder why all of us overclockers are buying the large mainboards for overclocking purposes. Talking with a lot of top overclockers, most of them say that for non-3D benching purposes a smaller sized mainboard would be more "an overclocker's board" than any of those XXL boards. Facts are facts: do you prefer a €100 board or a €500 board for SuperPI records if the efficiency is the same on both? Well, if the absolute CPU overclockability is roughly the same ... I know my answer.

Take a look at the original post from June 2010 here, if only for a peek at the comments that were made back in the day.

GIGABYTE Announces Beat The Heat Overclocking Contest

[Press Release] GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is excited to kick-off Beat The Heat 2017, an overclocking contest held by GIGABYTE and hosted on HWBot.org. We are turning up the heat for the HWBOT overclocking community with a fantastic prize pool of over $2,500 USD of computer gear desired by any enthusiast. Summer break may be on the way, but we still have one last roll of the dice before we decide to leave the house, get sunburnt and come back in for some RnR and more OC!

This competition will have four stages that will test your computer's 2D processing: XTU 5GHz, GPUPI for CPU–1B 5GHz, Geekbencch3 Single–Core 5GHz, HWBOT x265 Benchmark–4k 5GHz. You have probably already noticed that we have limited the CPU frequency to 5GHz to give most people a chance. In each of the four stages participants can score points based on their benchmark scores. By the end of the contest, the two participants with most points will win the prizes! A lucky draw is also available to the participants.

Prize info and event rules for Beat The Heat are listed below:

Timeline: July 1st, 2017 – July 31st, 2017

1st Place Prizes

  • Intel Core i7-7700K ($349.99 USD)
  • GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming SOC ($239.99 USD)
  • G.SKILL Gaming Mouse & Keyboard ($179.99 USD)
  • G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 Memory ($159.99 USD)

2nd Place Prizes

  • Intel Core i7-7700K ($349.99 USD)
  • GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 ($189.99 USD)
  • G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 Memory ($159.99 USD)

Lucky Draw Prizes

  • GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 ($189.99 USD)
  • G.SKILL Gaming Mouse & Keyboard ($179.99 USD)
  • HWBOT Open Benchtable ($149.99 USD)
  • Enermax LiqMax II (ELC-LMR240-BS) AiO Liquid Cooler ($89.99 USD)
  • 10x $10 Steam Codes ($100 USD)

Read the full Beat the Heat contest announcement here on OC-ESPORTS.

HWBOT World Tour – Cape Town 2017: Tickets On Sale Now

Calling all South African overclockers! The Cape Town 2017 leg of the HWBOT World Tour is now confirmed with tickets going on sale today. Each LN2 ticket gives you a seat at the Overclockers Gathering and also allows you to compete in the Overclocking World Championship Cape Town Qualifier contest. Here’s what they have to say on the HWBOT World Tour site:

The HWBOT World Tour 2017 is shaping up nicely. After events in Las Vegas, Sao Paulo, Poitiers and Taipei, the next stop on the Tour is a trip to Cape Town, South Africa where we will be in attendance at EGE . The great news today is that tickets are now available for all South African overclockers who want to join in the fun. LN2 tickets entitle you to take part in the Overclockers Gathering the Overclocking World Championship Qualifier contest.

HWBOT will be hosting an Overclockers Gathering, providing a relaxed social environment where Overclockers will access to unlimited liquid nitrogen and have to chance to do some free style overclocking. Note: this is a BYOC event. Purchasing a LN2 ticket also gives you the opportunity to compete in the Overclocking World Championship Cape Town Qualifier contest. After a qualification stage on July 29th when overclockers compete across three benchmarks, the top scoring four overclockers will then compete in 1v1 Semi-Final and Final matches. The winner will be invited to compete in the Final in Berlin at the end of the year.

Tickets cost $100 USD (plus booking fee), include a ticket to EGE 2017 and access to unlimited LN2. What more could an overclocker ask for? You can read the full blog post on the HWBOT World Tour site here, or just skip ahead to this Eventbrite page and get yourself a ticket.


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