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XTU Core i7 8700 4320 MHz Glauco Umbelino 2013 marks 9.6 pts 0   0
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Today we find the GPU Flashback Archive delving into the not so distant past to focus on the NVIDIA 900 series of graphics cards, the first to use NVIDIA’s new Maxwell architecture which had already seen the light day in mobile GPU solutions, an indication of the direction that the company were taking at the time. Let’s take a look at the cards that were launched as part of the 900 Series, the improvements and changes that Maxwell brought and some of the more memorable scores that have been posted on HWBOT.

The first question one may well have regarding the NVIDIA 900 series is simple - what happened to the 800 series? To answer the question fully, you must first look at the direction that NVIDIA was moving at the time. A movement to expand its product offerings in order to compete in the quickly expanding mobile SoC market. The suddenly ubiquity of Android-based smartphones around the globe was fuelled in part by the development of mobile SoCs from Qualcomm, Samsung, Mediatek, Marvell, Allwinner and others. The traditional feature phone was quickly being replaced by smartphones that now required improved multi-core CPU performance, HD display support and, importantly from NVIDIA’s perspective, decent enough graphics processing to actually play 3D games. Intel and NVIDIA were two companies with plenty of R&D and marketing budget who sought to enter a new market to help bolster revenues during an inevitable slow down of desktop PC sales, a traditional cash cow for both.


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HWBOT and GDPR

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Today the new GDPR laws are put into practice in the European Union. What does this mean for HWBOT?

G.SKILL Announces New Specifications for AMD Ryzen™ 2000 Series Processors and X470 Platform

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G.SKILL Announces New Specifications for AMD Ryzen™ 2000 Series Processors and X470 Platform

Up to DDR4-3600MHz


 

Taipei, Taiwan (19 April 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce the release of new Trident Z RGB and Sniper X series specifications launching in conjunction with the release of the AMD Ryzen™ 2000 series processors and the X470 platform. Kit specifications starting from DDR4-3200MHz CL16-18-18-38 16GB (2x8GB) to DDR4-3600MHz 18-22-22-42 16GB (2x8GB), these new specifications push the boundaries of AMD system performance to the next level.

ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero Sets the Pace on AMD X470

ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero Sets the Pace on AMD X470

 

We’ve been working closely with world-renowned overclockers to push the Ryzen 7 2700X to the brink on the Crosshair VII Hero. Elmor has already set a new record for the AM4 reference clock, decimating the old mark of 151.56MHz with an incredible 240.61MHz. TheOverclocker has claimed records for peak Ryzen CPU frequency with 6GHz on not only a single core, but also all eight cores and 16 threads. Top scores have also fallen in key benchmarks for eight-core CPUs, with TheOverclocker setting the fastest time in GPU PI for CPU 1B, and Der8auer hitting the top of the Geekbench3 leaderboard.

 

Precise voltage is vital when you’re on the edge, so the Hero tracks important rails from the best spot on the power plane, and it uses differential sensing to ensure accurate readings from both software and the onboard ProbeIT measurement points. Most motherboards rely on single-ended sensing tapped from a location that isn’t ideal, making it more difficult to gauge exactly how much voltage is being supplied to your components.

 

With eight onboard headers for fans and pumps, the Hero has the cooling credentials to match its overclocking aspirations. It’s ready for custom liquid loops thanks to a high-amperage pump header that can push up to 3A, plus additional headers for monitoring coolant temperatures and flow rate. If you somehow run out of places to connect fans, the board works with the ASUS Fan Extension card, which supports even more fans and temperature probes.

G.SKILL Announces OC World Cup 2018 Live Qualifier and Grand Final Rules

Taipei, Taiwan (11 April 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is announcing the rules and benchmarks for the G.SKILL 5th Annual OC World Cup 2018 Live Qualifier. This live competition event will be held during the week of Computex 2018, from June 5th through June 7th, followed by the OC World Cup 2018 Grand Final on June 8, 2018. Be sure to check out the main stage at the G.SKILL booth for exciting live overclocking and liquid nitrogen in action!




HWBOT Rev7(.1) point recalculation done

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It has taken multiple attempts and tweaks, but revision 7.1 of the hwbot points has recalculated all 2.5 million submissions as of yesterday. If you spot any odd points, please comment on this news post. Thanks for your patience and happy benching!

Dancop leading in G.Skill OC World CUP Qualifier, 11 days to go

A little less than 11 days to go in the yearly G.Skill OC World CUP, and Dancop is taking an impressive lead by taking the first spot for every stage. With his Intel 8600K running at a whopping 7091Mhz, and his G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 running at 2530MHZ, there seems to be no stopping him.

The top 6 will receive an invitation to join the live qualifier at Computex 2018, where the total prize pool is 20.000 USD, of which 10.000 USD for the winner.

There is also a lucky draw between all participants for a set of G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4-3600 2x8GB(16GB) memory, so any submissions counts!

http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gskill_ocworldcup_2018_qualifier

G.SKILL Achieves Dual-Channel DDR4-5000MHz Memory Speed on Air-Cooling

Taipei, Taiwan (28 March 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce the achievement of an unprecedented DDR4-5000MHz memory in dual-channels. This major breakthrough is the world’s first instance of two DDR4 RGB memory modules breaking the DDR4-5000MHz barrier on just air cooling, when considering that this world-record class speed was only achievable under extreme liquid nitrogen cooling just two years ago. This massive technological feat is achieved with the high performance Samsung DDR4 B-die ICs, and running on the MSI Z370I GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard and the Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor.

World’s First Dual-Channel DDR4-5000MHz Achieved on Air-Cooling
This in-development memory speed marks the first time in history that a pair of air-cooled RGB memory achieving the legendary speed of DDR4-5000MHz. While DDR4-5000MHz memory kits aren’t yet ready to hit retail stores, G.SKILL is taking major leaps in developing much faster memory speeds and demonstrating the brand’s unwavering dedication to continually push DDR4 memory performance into the absolute extremes.

“Previously, the 5GHz memory speed is only achievable in extreme overclocking and in single-channel. We’re excited to share that we’ve been able to achieve the 5GHz memory speed in not only air-cooling conditions, but also in dual-channels. This is a major milestone for us,” says Tequila Huang, Corporate Vice President, G.SKILL International. “We will make every effort to bring this specification onto the consumer market, and bring the experience of extreme performance to worldwide users.”

Shown in the screenshot below, on a system with the MSI Z370I GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard and an Intel i7-8700K processor, CPU-Z displays a DDR4-4700MHz Trident Z RGB dual-channel memory kit being overclocked 300MHz past its original rated speed to reach DDR4-5000MHz.

The CPU-Z validation link can be found via the link: https://valid.x86.fr/7inlic

About G.SKILL

Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory, SSD products, and gaming peripherals designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.

GIGABYTE Announces the AORUS April Extreme Clocking 2018

Taipei, Taiwan, April 1st, 2018 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE AORUS April Extreme Clocking 2018, to be hosted this April on HWBOT.org. This challenge gives the community a chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE motherboards before another series of motherboards comes around. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win GIGABYTE AORUS Z370 chipset motherboards!

Starting April 1st 2018, overclockers will have a chance to win some great prizes by submitting their best score within 4 stages. Most points win, it’s as simple as that! Participants have two ways to win, either they collect the most points to win one of the 3 big prizes, or they submit their scores so they are eligible for the lucky draw.

Prize info for GIGABYTE AORUS April Extreme Clocking is listed below:

Timeline: April 1st, 2018 – April 30th, 2018


Winner prizes

  • Intel Core i7 8700K
  • GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7
  • EK-KIT S240
  • G.SKILL F4-3600C17D-16GTZSW TridentZ Series

2nd place prizes

  • Intel Core i7 8600K
  • GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming 2.0
  • SEASONIC PRIME PLATINUM 850W


3rd place prizes

  • G.SKILL F4-3600C17D-16GTZSW TridentZ Series


Lucky draw prizes

  • GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming 2.0
  • GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming 2.0


For more information on the competition please visit the following: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gigabyte_aorus_april_extreme_clcoking_2018

To learn more about AORUS: http://www.AORUS.com/

To learn more about GIGABYTE: http://www.GIGABYTE.com/

Overclock.net Freezer' Burn Overclocking Competition starts this Sunday

Overclock.net Freezer' Burn Overclocking competition starts this Sunday and runs for 2 months. It contains four stages, split in ambient cooling (min 20 degrees Celsius) and extreme cooling. The 2400 USD prize pot will be split over 20 winners. Awesome! Good luck for all participating. :)

The benchmarks are:

  • HWBOT x265 Benchmark 4k
  • Geekbench 4 - Single Thread
  • 3DMark03
  • GPUPI - 1B

Freezer Burn Overclocking competition