Australia OC Team Enjoy Haswell / Skylake Grudgematch

The guys involved with the Australia OC Team on HWBOT recently organized an OC contest with the help of and GIGABYTE. Dubbed the ‘Gigabyte Haswell/Skylake GRUDGEMATCH Competition’, the contest revolved around Intel’s two most recent mainstream platforms going head to head - basically pitting Haswell CPUs against Skylake with two separate leaderboards. Successful overclockers would need to be proficient on both platforms to claim top spot and tasty GIGABYTE-sponsored prizes.

Three stages included XTU (single thread), 3DMark11 Physics(Performance), Geekbench (Haswell only) and Superpi 32m (Skylake only). GIGABYTE generously provided prizes including two motherboards, a Z170X-SOC FORCE LN2 for 1st place plus a Z170N-GAMING 5 for the runner up. Third place was awarded a BRIX GB-BACE-3000 mini barebones PC. Not bad at all.

The contest ran from January 29th until 22nd of February and attracted some of Australia’s brightest and best talent. Congrats to Chilli-Man who won the contest (on a technicality) with 28 points, equal with Headin2001 who has to make do with a runner up spot (although there was talk of having a CS:Source kife only fight to settle the tie). Robbo2 makes up the top three. Well done guys.

Check out the full standings and scoring on, plus this write up on

Please log in or register to comment.