HWBOT Announces Intel® XTU Overclocking Challenge (July 9 - August 9)

To celebrate the launch of the XTU project cooperation between Intel® and HWBOT, we are hosting the first ever XTU overclocking competition in July. The competition consists of two parts: a desktop contest, and a mobile contest. To participate, download the Intel® XTU software application, install it on your Ivy Bridge or Haswell system, run the benchmark, and submit your score. Easy!

Once you have run the benchmark, you can enter the competition by either clicking Compare in the XTU benchmark application or saving the file to manually submit later. If you choose to submit directly from the XTU application, make sure to choose Compete when uploading the result to HWBOT. If you want to save your benchmark file to submit later, check out the how-to guide on the forums (click). Note that the last step is a little bit different as you want to submit to the competition and not the general rankings.

Contest page: click

A couple of competition rules:

  • Start: July 9, 11AM GMT+0
  • End: August 9, 11PM GMT+0
  • Only Ivy Bridge and Haswell based configurations are applicable
  • Qualification and retail samples allowed
  • No cheating
  • Global event, everyone can join!
  • Download Intel® XTU: click


The winners of the competition will receive fantastic prizes. For the winner of the 4 core Desktop competition, Intel has prepared a Core i7 4770K based iBuyPower Revolt. For the winner of the 4core Mobile competition, there is a Razer Edge ready to ship out. For those who feel lucky, there are two Core i5 4670K CPUs in the lucky draw jar!

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