The third day of the HWBOT World Series Asia contest took place today and actually through up a genuine Clash of the Titans match in the 1v1 Face Off conclusion. Once again the contest was an opportunity to bench on Broadwell-E with 24 overclockers competing for cash prizes in the qualification round (just to clarify, cash prizes are awarded to the top three qualifiers – the final 1v1 face between the top two is simply to decide who gets a ticket to the Semi-Final, no cash is at stake).
Remember we’re using three different benchmarks on each day of the event, just to keep things lively. Day three of the Worlds Series Asia contest used the following three benchmarks; 3DMark Fire Strike Physics, wPrime 1024M and Cinebench R15. World No.1 Dancop was immediately out of the blocks sitting pretty at the of the leaderboard during the earlier part of the three hour session. Sweden’s Rauf (who already booked a seat in the semis thanks to a winning performance on Tuesday) and Xtreme Addict from Poland soon caught up with Dancop however. At the end play the we find Dancop in third place on the leaderboard with rauf in second place and Xtreme Addict in first place with a commanding points haul of 65 points which includes wins in stages 2 and 3. Here are cash prizes that were won:
1st Place: $500 USD Xtreme Addict (Poland)
2nd Place: $250 USD: Rauf (Sweden)
3rd Place: $125 USD Dancop (Germany)
Due to the fact that Rauf had already qualified for the Semi-Finals, Dancop took up a position in the 1v1 Final Off, a decision that had the mouthwatering result of pitting the world number one against the world number 2. The benchmark draw threw up an interesting eventuality with XTU 4GHz being accepted by both overclockers without the use of any vetoes. XTU 4GHz is a little unusual for an extreme OC contest, limiting the CPU core speed to 4GHZ or below. This means having to really delve deep in to the memory side of overclocking, getting timings and sub-timings as tight and efficient as possible to gain an edge.
The boards being used in the 1v1 round on Day 3 were provided by ASUS who armed combatants with their new ROG Rampage V Edition 10 motherboards. Just as the starting whistle was approaching Xtreme Addict ran into an issue with his board, which was replaced just prior to the start. This may well have had a negative effect on his performance, as the board had to be quickly prepped again from scratch. Indeed it was at the half way point, fifteen minutes into the contest before XA was able to actually get a score on the board.
At the end play the World No.1 managed to out-fight the World No.2; Dancop finished with a score of 2,651 points with Xtreme Addict just a touch behind on 2,635 points. This means that Dancop now joins Rauf and Hazzan in the Semi-Finals on Saturday. Congrats!
If you want to check out all the scores from the day, you can visit the qualification round on the World Series Asia contest page on OC-ESPORTS.
Make sure you follow all the action from tomorrow on the OverClocking-TV Twitch channel. Plus you can enjoy full replays of the live stream and an interview with Dancop on the OverClocking-TV YouTube channel