HWBOT Team Cup 2013 Kicks Off!

  • Contests, PR
  • partner news
  • 20
  • HWBOT

The Team Cup is back! As announced in the report of the last edition of the Country Cup, from February 1 until May 1 HWBOT is hosting the second edition of the Team Cup. In case you don’t remember, the last edition was won by Overclock.net, so they are obviously the big favorites for this edition as well. The main theme of the Team Cup 2013 revolves around high-end performance since the beginning of this millennium. We took the most high-end components available at every second year, starting from 2000, and build a competition around it featuring the benchmarks SuperPI 1M, 3DMark03 and 3DMark Vantage.

The competition format is a little bit different than last year. We have reduced the amount of sub-competitions and stages, but slightly increased the hardware complexity. Even more than last year, it’s quite likely you will have to poke your active and inactive community members to help out or even recruit new members! Also, the focus lies with older hardware and not so much the new gear. New this year is also the “Live Performance” stage which is designed as incentive to go out and promote your overclocking team and its activities in the outside world.

For this competition, we’re teaming up with new HWBOT partner Cooler Master for the prizes. Both Cooler Master and HWBOT wish all the participating teams the best of luck!


More information

For more information on the benchmark, hardware limitations and verification requirements, please refer to the specific competition pages.


Last notes

First and foremost, the Team Cup is about strengthening the team spirit and promoting your overclocking activities within the realm of your own forum and online social group. It’s about having fun and sharing the passion of overclocking more than it is about winning and breaking records. Feel free to share your group session pictures with the rest of the forum and maybe make a couple of funny group photos.

Secondly, winning is a lot of fun! Even though the competition is a little trickier than last time, we hope you can find the inspiration and motivation to kick ass like you do in the previous Team Cup and all the Country Cups.

For the record-hunters amongst you, we will be posting the top scores for each stage in the forum so you have a target. For the extreme record-hunters amongst you, this year there’s a total of 1750 points to be acquired in the Team Cup stages. Last year, Overclock.net got an impressive 606/1050 (~ 57.7%) … maybe you and your team can do better this year?!

Good luck to everyone!


20

Belgium Teemto says:

Great only 4 stages. Oh no wait look at all those **** substages!
Not to mention the HW. We'll need to scour junk yards for those CPU's.
Massman thou art evil.

Live competition sounds fun though. Plus a good way to promote OC'ing.

Does it need to be an a-live audience or is a cemetery allowed :-D

Belgium Massman says:

You need an audience. And not just other Madshrimps members ... :D

Poland d3mox says:

Humans need for audience or could be few bears? :D

Belgium Massman says:

If you can get five bears to line up and watch your live overclocking, your score will be accepted too ...

Belgium Teemto says:

Now that would be an interesting challenge... Teddy-bears allowed? ;-)

Belgium Massman says:

No ... real bears only!

Poland d3mox says:

Hardcore :E

just_nuke_em says:

Geil still needs to send me the second place ram from the AMD stage from the last cup :p

Bulgaria I.nfraR.ed says:

Huh, I received mine long time ago. Probably yours got lost somewhere?

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Same here, best contact Ashley asap...

Germany DJRamses says:

Very nice big joke.... :(

#8: 2010: Gulftown

Only Core i7 970, Core i7 Extreme 980X, Xeon W3670, Xeon W3680


I ve a 980 without X
:(

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Released too late I suppose. I'm almost wishing I won't win anything this year if the last year's prize fail repeats itself :p

Brazil Raul SDT says:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...22_.2865_nm.29

Wow...Xeon 3040, 3050, 3060 and 3070 were all 2006 conroe, why they're not allowed ?

Belgium Massman says:

knopflerbruce said: I'm almost wishing I won't win anything this year if the last year's prize fail repeats itself :p


Okay ... ?

Raul SDT said: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...22_.2865_nm.29

Wow...Xeon 3040, 3050, 3060 and 3070 were all 2006 conroe, why they're not allowed ?


I can add them ... but do you actually have these CPUs? Or just want to have them added because they should be included :).

Brazil Raul SDT says:

I have a 3050, I bought in the same day you first announced the cup...You can ask the guys of my team :)

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Massman said: Okay ... ?



I can add them ... but do you actually have these CPUs? Or just want to have them added because they should be included :).


I've got 3040 and 3050... and bought the other two a few days ago.

Belgium Gamer says:





:D

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

That's an expensive i7 965!! I paid $150 for mine :D

Australia Jimba says:

is ES allowed or not? I assume not?

Belgium Massman says:

ES is not allowed.

Please log in or register to comment.