UL Benchmarks' latest 3DMark Advanced Edition DLC is added for competitive benching at HWBot.
The 3DMark Storage Benchmark DLC, purchased separately, extends 3DMark with a dedicated component test for measuring the gaming performance of SSDs and other storage hardware. It supports all the latest storage technologies and tests practical, real-world gaming performance for activities such as loading games, saving progress, installing game files, and recording gameplay video streams.
Looping 3 times 7 tests from loading popular games like Battlefield V, COD Black Ops 4 and Overwatch, to copying and installing files from CS Go.
Rules have been added and a Forum discussion thread has been started to gather feedback.
A new architecture launch usually coincides with a new socket and/or motherboard chipset design. Now the same accounts for the different types of Monitoring Software. Especially with Alder Lake where different core types/speeds have to be monitored, this provides an extra challenge to the software developers.
Why this News post? Rumors of very high bugged Processor clocks on older CPUZ versions are coming back and forth through the grapevine.
However these frequencies will not be published nor verified at HWBOT, as we will invoke, on recommendation of the CPUZ developer, the latest CPUZ version 1.98 for frequency validation on Intel's upcoming LGA1700 platform.
G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is announcing the Ripjaws S5 series, an all-new low-profile, high-performance DDR5 memory kit designed for the latest DDR5-enabled platform. Each Ripjaws S5 is created with hand-screened high performance memory ICs that have undergone strict G.SKILL performance testing to provide the best performance, compatibility, and stability. Available in matte black or matte white, the design of Ripjaws S5 is an ideal match for any PC builds for gamers, enthusiasts, and modders who are looking for the perfect trinity of speed, capacity, and style. Click the following link to watch the Ripjaws S5 product video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q8p8nGciJQ
Experience Exceptional Performance
Built upon decades of experience in developing high-performance memory, the G.SKILL Ripjaws S5 DDR5 memory series is engineered with high-quality hand-screened ICs, designed for high-speed performance, and tested for compatibility across a wide range of DDR5-enabled motherboards. At launch, Ripjaws S5 is available up to DDR5-6000 memory speed, making this the ideal choice for experiencing the high-performance of next-gen DDR5 memory.
Super-Speed in Style
The next-gen Ripjaws S5 series adopts a minimalistic chromatic design inspired by classic racing stripes and grills, available in matte black or matte white to match a wide variety of PC build themes.
33mm Low-Profile Design
Featuring a low-profile height of just 33mm, the Ripjaws S5 memory is an ideal choice for compact mini-ITX builds or systems with large CPU coolers.
Unlocking Higher Capacity with DDR5 Memory
DDR5 memory is designed to support increased module capacity, starting from 16GB per module and up to 128GB per module. This unlocks higher capacity limitations for a smoother workflow on demanding workloads, such as content creation, video editing, animation rendering, and scientific computing.
G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is thrilled to announce the newest extreme performance DDR5 memory, the Trident Z5 RGB and Trident Z5 series, tailor-made for the upcoming next-gen Intel platform. Designed for flagship performance and engineered with high-quality, hand-screened memory ICs, the Trident Z5 family DDR5 memory kits will launch at speeds up to DDR5-6400. At the peak of the memory specification stack stands the ultra-low-latency DDR5-6400 CL36-36-36-76 16GBx2 memory kit, constructed with high-performance Samsung DDR5 memory ICs.
To watch the Trident Z5 series trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqgqI60cNEI
Blazing-Fast DDR5 Extreme Performance
Ushering in a new era of memory performance, DDR5 memory introduces unparalleled data transfer speeds compared to the previous generation. At speeds up to DDR5-6400, the Trident Z5 family memory kits are engineered with high-quality, hand-screened DDR5 ICs to achieve extreme memory performance. The Trident Z5 RGB and Trident Z5 series DDR5 memory kits are the ultimate choice for experiencing ultra-high performance on next-gen DDR5 platforms.
Premium Dual-Texture Heatspreader Design
The all-new Trident Z5 family incorporates hypercar elements into the iconic Trident heatspreader design, creating a sleek and futuristic exterior. Featuring a black brushed aluminum strip inset into a smooth metallic silver or powdered matte black body, and topped with a sleek piano black top bar on the Trident Z5 series or a translucent RGB light bar optimized for smooth lighting on the Trident Z5 RGB series, the Trident Z5 family memory kits are ideal for any PC build themes.
Luminous RGB Lighting
Trident Z5 RGB series feature a completely redesigned RGB light bar with hypercar-like design elements for a sleeker and streamlined appearance. Customize the RGB lighting and enable lighting effects via the G.SKILL Trident Z Lighting Control software, or sync the module lighting with other system components through supported third party motherboard software.
Revolutionary DDR5 Performance & Power Management
Designed to fully utilize the faster frequency speed and boost data transfer rate, each DDR5 IC is implemented with twice the amount of banks and bank groups, as well as a doubled burst length, at 32 banks across 8 banks with a burst length of 16. Combined with a module layout comprised of two 32-bit sub-channels, DDR5 memory is capable of delivering more data than DDR4.
Additionally, DDR5 memory modules are built with an on-board PMIC (power management integrated circuit) chip, allowing better granular power control and more reliable power delivery to improve signal integrity at high frequency speeds. Ultimately, ensuring the highest level of system stability for gaming and for work.
Availability & Specifications
Trident Z5 and Trident Z5 RGB DDR5 memory kits will be available via G.SKILL worldwide distribution partners by November 2021. See below for a table of memory specifications available at launch for the Trident Z5 family.
New installer, official Rocket Lake and Windows 11 support, several important bugfixes
BenchMate is now operated by Lentils e.U. instead of overclockers.at. overclockers.at is now a nonprofit association and therefore can't have an extended validation certificate, which is needed by the BenchMate kernel driver. This is purely an organizational change without any practical impact.
- Official support for Rocket Lake & Windows 11
- New installer with a classic look using basic MSI functionality. It's also smaller in size and should be much more stable than the last one.
- Added the latest HWiNFO SDK to fix the Rocket Lake 4C/6C memory frequency bug
- Added OS detection for the latest Windows 10 and Windows Server version
- Added detection for upcoming CPU and platform releases
- Memory frequency and timings are no longer mandatory to produce a valid result file
- Improved score security by adding more result validation
- Improved executable obfuscation, error messages for result file creation errors.
- Fixed a bug where some benchmarks showed "HWiNFO error (reboot?)" when mandatory sensors where missing
- Fixed a bug where a skewed timer could result in a negative score/time
- Fixed a bug where some benchmarks were not visible in the result list after restarting the client (thanks to L0wpull from HWBOT)
- Fixed DIMM slot detection of EVGA Z590 DARK
- Fixed Rocket Lake timer detection warning in GPUPI. Important: GPUPI will show a 20 MHz HPET instead, which is actually using QPC with an appropriate factor for timestamps internally. It's a workaround to avoid the unsafe timer warnings and does not mean that you really have HPET enabled!
- Fixed HPET bug on legacy platforms (X58 and below) where time could not be measured for a longer period than up to 4 minutes (thanks to L0wpull from HWBOT)
- Fixed a bug that closed the launcher before displaying an error message
- Updated all tools to their latest versions: HWiNFO 7.07, CPU-Z 1.96.1, GPU-Z 2.41.0
Big thanks to ASRock, Nick Shih and Splav to implement and test the Rocket Lake support.
This software will always be free for the benchmarking community around the globe. Therefore we rely on crowdfunding to be able to pay for ongoing certificate and licensing costs and to allow us to dedicate more time to bugfixes and development of brand-new features. With your help we can define a Future proof verification of benchmarking:
Max1024 has just released a new article in his History of Overclocking series. This time featuring UK's finest Ian Parry aka 8Pack. This is part1 of maybe one of the most controversial overclockers in the scene. The article is in Russian, therefore Google translate is your best friend ofc :)
(click picture to go to the article)
Professional overclocking did not immediately enter Ian Parry's daily life. Before starting his professional career as an overclocker, 8Pack was a professional bodybuilder and his daily routine was connected more with training in the gym and playing sports. Later he began to work in this direction as a personal trainer.
(Click picture to go to the article)
In an interview with kitguru.net, Ian Parry shared the numbers of his physical activity while he was preparing for the competition. “Usually, when I competed in bodybuilding competitions and prepared, I squeezed about 8-10 repetitions of a barbell with four pancakes on each side (about 185 kg, including the bar), squat with five pancakes on each side, with a bar it is about 220 kg , did about 6 of these reps. Press from the shoulders - 60 kg with each hand, and so on...
Thanks for another in-depth article Maxim !
The G.Skill Tweakers Contest is entering the final leg for Stage2 with less than 9 days to go.
While most of the Extreme overclockers still seem to in hibernation mode, the ambient clockers are battling it out for the top spots, with already over 23 entries. Pushing their air or watercooled rigs in the memory sensitive PYPrime benchmark.
Current leader from Norway: Arni90, followed closely by Kansai from France and by a wider margin Midnight703 from the United States.
Don't forget, at the end of the year we will have an overal G.Skill Tweakers Contest Winner for an additional prize.
These are the current Ambient and Extreme leaderboards:
G.SKILL Announces New High-End Trident Z Royal Elite Series DDR4 Memory
(14 April 2021) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is announcing a new addition of high-performance DDR4 memory kit series to the renowned Trident Z family – the Trident Z Royal Elite series. Featuring a meticulously sculpted crystalline pattern across the polished surface of the aluminum heatspreader, the Trident Z Royal Elite also retains the patented full-length crystalline light bar and 8-zone RGB lighting of the Trident Z Royal to enhance the aesthetics of any high-end PC system build. Representing the upper echelon of DDR4 performance, the G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Elite will be available at speeds of DDR4-3600 to DDR4-5333 at launch.
Crafted for Magnificence
Evolved from the luxury-class design elements of the Trident Z Royal, G.SKILL is introducing the all-new Trident Z Royal Elite series that features a magnificent multi-faceted crystalline design across the reflective aluminum heatspreader. After more than a year of development in crafting the perfectly-sized crystalline pattern and sculpting the 3D structure onto a solid piece of aluminum, each Trident Z Royal Elite heatspreader is painstakingly chiseled with 76 total facets to bestow the ultimate luxury aesthetic to any PC build. Available in gold or silver colors, Trident Z Royal Elite modules also inherited the iconic full-length crystalline light bar for a dazzling refractive display of RGB lighting.
Enduring Legacy of High Performance
Continuing the ongoing G.SKILL legacy for fast DDR4 memory performance, the Trident Z Royal Elite offers high-class memory specifications that range from DDR4-3600 to DDR4-5333 and offers 16GB (8GBx2) to 64GB (32GBx2) in kit capacity at launch. Each memory kit is constructed from hand-screened memory IC chips and tested for compatibility across a wide range of motherboards to ensure stability and high-frequency overclocked performance. For a list of specifications available at launch, please refer to the chart below:
Trident Z Royal Elite DDR4 memory kits will be available via G.SKILL worldwide distribution partners in May 2021.
Stage 2 of the G.Skill Tweakers Contest kicking off the 1st of May !!
Thanks to the great turn up last time, we continue the G.Skill Tweakers Contest with Stage 2, featuring PYPrime 2B. This memory benchmark is developed by overclocker Monabuntur and integrated by Mat in his BenchMate benchmarking tool.
Stage 2 will run from the 1st of May till the 31st of May 2021 in 2 seperate classes: one for ambient overclockers and another dedicated one to the subzero overclockers.
Below you can find the specific competition pages and forum threads for each class:
The official competition background by DaQuteness can be downloaded here (click). A small installation guide and tutorial how to submit can be found in each of the above mentioned forum threads.
Prizes for both the Ambient as the Extreme category Stage 2 winners are a G.Skill TridentZ Royal 32GB 4000C16 Dual Channel memory kit.
Good luck and have fun!!
Who else than Roman Hartung aka Der8auer would break the highest graphic card frequency ?
Previous records were achieved all on nVIDIA graphics cards and reached frequencies just above the 3GHz mark. While testing the "unlocked" AMD 6900XT Powercolor Liquid Devil Ultimate he reached, without any modifications on the card, an insane 3225MHz while looping Test 1 of UL Benchmarks TimeSpy.
Roman shared this "unlocked" bios for the 6900XT card series, but use at your own risk!