HWBOT Announces World Championship Wild Card Contest

Yesterday Hazzan qualified for the World Championship Final which will held in early December in Berlin, Germany. In winning the World Series Asia Pacific contest he joined an elite group of overclockers that includes other World Series winners; marc_0053 (N.America), PXHX(Latin America), DrWeez (S.Africa), Bullshooter (Europe) and Xtreme Addict (Asia). One thing that you may noticed is that we now have a total of seven overclockers, an uneven number that would make a pretty lop-sided contest. Today we can reveal that in fact there will be an eighth ‘Wild Card’ ticket on offer and it will go to the winner of the World Championship Wild Card Contest.

The World Championship Wild Card Contest

The contest will be hosted on OC-ESPORTS and will be open to all overclockers from all leagues. Here’s a quick overview of the rules and stages involved. Note: The stages and rules have been decided via the CCTF.

Hardware Restrictions

  • - Intel Socket 1151 Core i3/Pentium/Celeron CPUs only
  • - AMD Radeon RX 460 VGA card only
  • Contest Stages

    • - Stage 1: 3DMark Fire strike extreme
    • - Stage 2: GPUPI 1B for GPU
    • - Stage 3: Y-Cruncher Pi 1B
    • Contest Prizes

      • - 1st Place: World Championship Finals Ticket
      • - 2nd Place: Intel Core i7 6950X
      • - 3rd Place: G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 4133
      • A more detailed list of rules and restrictions will be made available soon.


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Taiwan sdougal says:

Anyone fancy this?

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

Or I can't count or we have already 6 overclockers :) Who is 7th?

And regarding contest for a ticket - good initiative.

Romania Alex@ro says:

Good initiative,let's see what's up.

Sweden Rauf says:

Yes, I also count 6...

Edit: powercards allowed? Hope not...

Taiwan sdougal says:

**scratches head**... looks like I can't count. Guess it must just be seven. Go figure...

Czech Republic buildzoid says:

Well I'm not going to be able to get a Skylake anything in time to join this. I still want to get in on the RX 460 action though....

Most RX 460 should use the NCP81022: https://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/ON%20Semiconductor%20PDFs/NCP81022.pdf
Very easy to volt mod this thing. Power limit is also easy to remove just cut the ILIM pins.

I really doubt power cards will be necessary or even useful on 460s(seriously Sapphire's Nitro has at least 140A available to the core). Most of the cards have plenty of power available as is and really the only thing you might want to do to upgrade the VRM is add some capacitors. Vmem should also be easy enough to mod since all the cards use those really basic 8pin controllers for it. AUX is hooked up to the NCP81022. .95V should be present on the cards however I haven't been able to find it in any pictures of RX 460 PCBs. Either way .95V isn't too important you will just end up benching with a blackscreen if you can't mod it.

Biggest problem I can see is cold slow.

websmile says:

Eight is correct, there will be a last surpise ahead^^

United States Strong Island says:

buildzoid said: Well I'm not going to be able to get a Skylake anything in time to join this. I still want to get in on the RX 460 action though....

Most RX 460 should use the NCP81022: https://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/ON%20Semiconductor%20PDFs/NCP81022.pdf
Very easy to volt mod this thing. Power limit is also easy to remove just cut the ILIM pins.

I really doubt power cards will be necessary or even useful on 460s(seriously Sapphire's Nitro has at least 140A available to the core). Most of the cards have plenty of power available as is and really the only thing you might want to do to upgrade the VRM is add some capacitors. Vmem should also be easy enough to mod since all the cards use those really basic 8pin controllers for it. AUX is hooked up to the NCP81022. .95V should be present on the cards however I haven't been able to find it in any pictures of RX 460 PCBs. Either way .95V isn't too important you will just end up benching with a blackscreen if you can't mod it.

Biggest problem I can see is cold slow.


since we only need i3 I might have a 6320 you could borrow for contest, isnt great does like 6.1ghz ln2 but at least you could get in

this is exciting, time to get 460 ordered

Czech Republic buildzoid says:

Strong Island said: since we only need i3 I might have a 6320 you could borrow for contest, isnt great does like 6.1ghz ln2 but at least you could get in

this is exciting, time to get 460 ordered


Thanks for the offer but no thanks. Maybe if I manage to sell off enough of the stuff I have lying around to pay for a Z170 mobo I'll take you up on the offer.

United Kingdom gavbon says:

Very interesting!

Italy RULE says:

The first constest where the real targhet is the 2th place LoL

Sweden Rauf says:

Can we at least get the time frame? People who work need time to plan ahead :)

Poland phobosq says:

Rauf said: Can we at least get the time frame? People who work need time to plan ahead :)


I second that, don't know if it's worth trying to fit in my oh-so-tight schedule :D

Belgium Massman says:

Soon to be announced ... the structure is not your-typical-online-contest ;)

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

[img]https://media.makeameme.org/created/i-want-to-ea0d45.jpg[/img]

Poland phobosq says:

Massman said: Soon to be announced ... the structure is not your-typical-online-contest ;)


That doesn't sound too convincing.... :) there will be 15 minute submission windows communicated 10 minutes before to avoid sandbagging? :D

Germany der8auer says:

Whoever submits to all stages first wins

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

der8auer said: Whoever submits to all stages first wins


Sounds legit. But let's make it harder, cause someone can do just stock air. Let's give a rule to OC setup on LN2 with min 25% efficiency gain in specific benchmarks.

Romania Alex@ro says:

Whoever submits first gets banned :D

Poland phobosq says:

Alex@ro said: Whoever submits first gets banned :D


And then next one, and next one... the last man standing wins.

United Kingdom gavbon says:

websmile said: Eight is correct, there will be a last surpise ahead^^


Does it begin with Dan and end in Cop?

websmile says:

No one will get a ticket gifted. Not even number 1^^

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