Hats Off to Strunkenbold, Maintainer of the HWBOT Hardware Database

As a non-profit organization HWBOT simply could not exist without the massive contribution made by its community members. Serving the OC community in the manner that HWBOT does is a big job - way bigger than most people would imagine. It involves teams of moderators for both the results posted and the maintaining of the forums, plus whole teams of translators, local representatives and more. In short, it’s a community effort fueled by a community spirit.

Right now nobody embodies that spirit more than Strunkenbold, a German Extreme overclocker and AwardFabrik team member who recently took it upon himself to tackle one of the biggest jobs you could imagine. Forget the popular idiom of ‘painting the Forth Bridge’, the job of monitoring and maintaining the HWBOT hardware database is as un-ending as it is thankless. Described by many as Titanic in nature, the task taken on by Strunkenbold, known to many simply as Gregor, is deserving of a salute from all who enjoy having a well oiled HWBOT submission engine.

Today HWBOT would officially like to thank Gregor for his monumental efforts in the last few months. Cheers bud!

Feel free to post your own personal thank you message on the forum thread below.


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Belgium leeghoofd says:

R E S P E C T and a dozen of lollipops

websmile says:

Great job and impressive effort, Gregor, chapeau :)

Austria basco says:

Vielen Dank

Germany der8auer says:

Thanks for your support :)

Germany Don_Dan says:

Good job, Gregor!

United States Mr.Scott says:

CP sends a major thank you. :)

United States Schmuckley says:

Good job and thank you for your efforts.

United States marco.is.not.80 says:

HUGE SHOUTOUT!

France Martin White says:

Thanks for your job ;)

Greece TASOS says:

Thanks for you effort and hard work Gregor.

:celebration:

Strunkenbold says:

Thx for your kind words, you guys keep me motivated (and probably the case that I couldnt live any longer with the chaos in our db ;) )

Some changes I can remember:

I tried to fix some old school stuff:
-adding all 486 CPUs
-fixing Socket 4 stuff
-fixing Cyrix name scheming
-fixing some Pentium Pro stuff (thx trodas!)
-Slot A CPUs fixes
-adding all known to me Slot A, Socket 423 boards
-some Socket 462 fixes, but not finished yet
-VIA Cpus additions and fixing name scheming

On the graphic card side:
-fixing Riva 128 categorys (thx Havli!)
-fixing Geforce 6800 AGP categorys
-fixing Geforce 8400 GS categorys
-corrected categorys for ATI Xpress IGPs
-more work done Intel HD Graphics cards

On the AMD and Intel side, I went through CPU-World and compared our db one by one. Im still not finished but mainly:
-addition of missing cpus (especially a lot of Opterons, Xeons)
-deleted cpus which were accidently added because of CPU-Z errors or similar
-fixed name scheming for almost all Intel CPUs
-added propably in total over 400 CPUs

I tried to match every CPU to its respective architecture and sub family, which means that we no longer have this ugly AMD Vision or Intel Core architecture category. CPUs should now be generally better found and you can compare your results more easy.

...and still more to do:
-split AMD Bulldozer into Vishera (BD gen2), Piledriver, ...
-cleanup and additions for AMD CPUs prior Bulldozer
-cleanup and additions for all Core iX CPUs

As we have over 4000 individuell items in our db, it probably wont get perfect. Still, if you find some bugs, report them please in our support forum.

Netherlands Ultimation says:

Nice work! Keep it up!

Belgium Massman says:

[MENTION=5629]Ultimation[/MENTION], how are you man? It's been a while!

Netherlands Ultimation says:

[MENTION=47]Massman[/MENTION] been lurking around here ever since. But fine, thanks! You?

kotori says:

Good job! thank you Gregor-san.

Belgium Massman says:

Ultimation said: [MENTION=47]Massman[/MENTION] been lurking around here ever since. But fine, thanks! You?


All good, thanks for asking :celebration:

Czech Republic Aerou says:

Thank you, Gregor Strunkenbold.

United Kingdom nickolp1974 says:

Thanks Gregor from all at MLG

Argentina Sweet says:

Thanks, Gregor since other side of the world, a big thanks !!

Strunkenbold says:

Thank you all! :) Im now in progress of cleaning our Motherboard DB. There were lots of entrys not showing up and stay hidden for the user. It is quite funny to see all those old boards popping up now. Some are really rare and I actually never heard of them. Or do you ever heard of Syntax, Chicony or Octek? Another positive side effect is, that you can see now the used Motherboard on some very old subs.

Greece TASOS says:

Strunkenbold said: Thank you all! :)

Im now in progress of cleaning our Motherboard DB. There were lots of entrys not showing up and stay hidden for the user. It is quite funny to see all those old boards popping up now. Some are really rare and I actually never heard of them. Or do you ever heard of Syntax, Chicony or Octek?
Another positive side effect is, that you can see now the used Motherboard on some very old subs.


Very interesting
:)

Russian Federation Antinomy says:

Octek has been pretty well known back in the days, then Rhino series.
PM if you need help with something in particular. And I see not everything named fixed is fixed :)

Russian Federation GraduS says:

nice work

Belgium richba5tard says:

:ws::ws:

Strunkenbold says:

Update:
-added Broadwell E CPUs
-added Broadwell EP Xeon CPUs
-added 3 missing K5 CPUs
-cleaned ATI chipsets, there where some bugs, mostly duplicate stuff
-done with cleaning our Motherboard DB, we are now down to about 30 unknown boards (from some thousand)
Still there could be bugs as some of them could have double entrys, if you see something like that, please report!

Edit:
-added missing Radeon IGPs featuring in their mobile APUs

United States MR. Horse says:

Nice work, having manged servers and database's my self I know how much of a pain in the butt it can be. Some people like to forum angry mods when servers and database's don't work.

Strunkenbold says:

Update:
-reorganized Geforce 6200 cards, new categorys, full cleanup
-I merged Radeon X1300/X1550 cards. Sorry there is no other way, you simply cant distinguish between those cards by deviceIDs or clocks
-removed Radeon 8500 Pro card, this card doesnt exist
-changed clockrate of Radeon 8500 to 275/275 on behalf of liqmet, cleaned up categorys according
-added All in Wonder 8500 RV
-began working on X1300XT / X1600XT / X1650 cards. But didnt finish yet. Will take lots of time. Someone feel free beating me.
-Finally split Bulldozer 15h family into gen1 till gen4
-same for Jaguar 16h
-checked for completeness while we are at it, still need to add R-Series SOCs, deleted some incorrectly added CPUs
-added some missing Transmeta CPUs, still not all, I need more information
-deleted Mobile K8 Athlon XP-M 2800+ (Clawhammer), those CPUs have all Dublin core but different Steppings, since we dont add categorys for different steppings, I killed the rest
- renamed all Mobile Sempron Newcastle Categorys to Clawhammer. Did a general cleanup of those Mobile Semprons

United States MR. Horse says:

Just a head up, the s3 savage 4 clock speed it wrong. The retail cards stocks speeds is 125mhz. ES cards were 142mhz. If you need proof just let me know.

Strunkenbold says:

Seems there was a Savage4 Pro and Extreme with 143Mhz ram speed, anyone know if these cards hit the market?

United States MR. Horse says:

I have a savage 4 pro. It's stocks clocks is 125mhz. I'm pretty sure all retail cards came with a stock speed of 125mhz. It was the cards they sent out to be reviewed that had the 143mhz clock speed. I also seen the pro and extrem on eBay every now and then. EDIT: Been doing some looking, most places say the extreme is 125/143mhz. I have never owned one so I can tell you if it's true or not. but my pro's stck speed is 125/125mhz 125/143mhz make no since at all since savage 4's have a lock core/ram clock speed. But I don't know, the extreme might be different.

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