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6 Competitions Lose OC-ESPORTS Points in August 2017

http://hwbot.org/competitions

The OC-ESPORTS points are a part of the equation for the HWBOT Overclockers League leaderboard as the league is based on a member's best 15 combined global and wr scores overall, best 20 hardware scores overall, and the 10 best OC-ESPORTS points from the past 365 days. To help you understand why you may lose points this point, below you can find a table of the competitions which will lose their points this month.


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6 Competitions Lose OC-ESPORTS Points in August 2017

http://hwbot.org/competitions

The OC-ESPORTS points are a part of the equation for the HWBOT Overclockers League leaderboard as the league is based on a member's best 15 combined global and wr scores overall, best 20 hardware scores overall, and the 10 best OC-ESPORTS points from the past 365 days. To help you understand why you may lose points this point, below you can find a table of the competitions which will lose their points this month.


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6 Competitions Lose OC-ESPORTS Points in August 2017

http://hwbot.org/competitions

The OC-ESPORTS points are a part of the equation for the HWBOT Overclockers League leaderboard as the league is based on a member's best 15 combined global and wr scores overall, best 20 hardware scores overall, and the 10 best OC-ESPORTS points from the past 365 days. To help you understand why you may lose points this point, below you can find a table of the competitions which will lose their points this month.


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The OC Show: S04 E02 is Live Tonight – Includes X299 Discussion and More

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Last week the OC Show return to our computer screen with a whole new look and three new faces at the helm. Tonight the gang returns with Episode 2 of Season 4 which, among other things will discuss the recent events surrounding the launch of the Intel X299 platform. Of course while the new Skyake-X and Kaby Lake-X platforms have plenty to offer in terms of real performance I think it’s fair to say that the actual launch hasn’t gone as smoothly as Intel would have wanted. Recent findings from der8auer regarding X299 motherboards and their VRM designs has added a general feeling that the platform was somewhat rushed and arrived without the usual finesse we expect from Intel. All of this, and more will be discussed in depth in the OC Show Episode 2 later tonight.


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Thermal Grease Testing, the Hot Topic of Summer 2017

http://overclocking.guide/thermal-grizzly-kryonaut-vs-kpx-high-performance-thermal-compound/

Do overclockers agree on many topics? It would seem that in fact regardless of what kettle of fish you open, you’re going to find lots of debate and a broad spectrum of opinion. When it comes to thermal pastes for example, there are certainly plenty of options on the market with half a dozen or so companies vying for our TIM budget. That also means that there are widespread (excuse the pun) theories about what makes a good thermal paste, and indeed which ones are the best.


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OC-ESPORTS Roundup: June 2017

http://oc-esports.io/#!/article/4637/oc_esports_roundup_june_2017

Today we once again take a look at the current rankings for overclockers on OC-ESPORTS, taking in all the overclocking action that took place in the month of June 2017. As well as focusing on the rankings for individual overclockers and overclocking teams, we’ll also take a moment to look at the contests that ended in June. These include the GIGABYTE Master Your Ryzen contest, the Rookie Rumble #45 contest and the Road to Pro Series where Round 2 just came to a close.


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AmikomOC (Indonesia) Wins Rookie Rumble #45, SecretDragoon (US) Wins AMD Rumble #39

http://oc-esports.io/#!/article/4635/amikomoc_(indonesia)_wins_rookie_rumble_45_plus_prize_draw_winner

The 45th edition of the Rookie Rumble came to a close a few days ago. At the end of play we find Indonesian Rookie AmikomOC taking the win while on the AMD side of things, SecretDragon of the US won the 39th AMD Rookie Rumble. Let’s take a look at all the action from the past month, including the scores and submissions that defined this round, plus the winner of this Round’s Lucky Prize Draw where a G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 16GB memory kit is up for grabs..


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Motherboard Memory Lane: AMD Socket 939, LANParty UT nF4 Ultra-D and AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Venice)

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Today in our Motherboard Memory Lane series we take on the classic AMD Socket 939 platform. After the heady heyday of the Socket A era, Socket 939 saw AMD build on the 64-bit architecture processors that debut on Socket 754, adding dual channel memory support, improved overclocking and eventually dual-core models. All of which makes it a memorable platform for many overclockers, especially when you thrown in some truly magnificent motherboards from DFI. Come with us as we recall the chipsets and boards that defined the era, plus a few of the scores that were submitted to HWBOT at the time.


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Motherboard Memory Lane: Intel Z97, MSI Z97 Gaming 5 and Intel Core i7 4970K

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It’s that time of the week once again when we take a nostalgic look back at an Intel platform of note. This week we wind back the clock just a few years to revisit the Intel Z97 platform that arrived around the middle of 2014. Paired with the Haswell refresh that was Devil’s Canyon, it remains an important time in motherboard history and one that many will associate with the rise of the MSI Gaming brand. Let’s focus on the new features that the Z97 platform heralded, the boards that were popular at that time, plus a few of the record scores that were made by overclockers here on HWBOT.


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Motherboard Memory Lane: Intel X79, Rampage IV Extreme and Intel Core i7 3930K

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The Motherboard Memory Lane series returns today with a look at the Intel X79 platform and the era of Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge-E architecture processors. The X79 platform was in fact the first update Intel’s High-Performance Desktop (HEDT) segment since the launch of the aging Intel X58 platform. As usual we will examine the platform itself, the most popular motherboards and CPUs of that particular era, and the record scores that were made.


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Motherboard Memory Lane: Intel Z87, MSI Z87-G45 Gaming and Intel Core i7 4770K

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We continue our Motherboard Memory Lanes series today with a look at the Intel Z87 platform, a launch that coincided with a revised socket design and a brand new Haswell architecture processor lineup. We’ll focus in on the new technologies that the platform included, the motherboards and CPUs that were popular with overclockers at that time on HWBOT and of course, the records scores that were made in this particular era.


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SkatterBencher #9: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Overclocked to 4GHz

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Welcome to the ninth episode of our SkatterBencher series. This time we’re taking a look at the Ryzen 7 1700 processor, the most affordable member of the Ryzen 7 series which we first looked at in episode #8 with the Ryzen 7 1800X. The Ryzen 7 1700 retails for around $329 USD, an attractive price for an octa-core processor, especially one which can be overclocked. As always we’re going to show step-by-step how to configure the processor and the system memory to get that extra free performance. Then, we’ll run some benchmarks to see how much the performance has improved compared to stock settings.


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SkatterBencher #8: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X

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Welcome to the eighth edition of our SkatterBencher series. This time we refocus our attention back to CPU Overclocking, taking on the freshly launched AMD Ryzen platform. The mission, as ever, is to push the silicon to improve overall performance and see just how much additional performance can be had from these new Zen architecture CPUs. We’ll go through the Overclocking process step by step, running several benchmarks to assess overall performance gains from a platform which is still fairly new in terms of BIOS maturity.


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SkatterBencher #7: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070

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Welcome to the latest edition of the SkatterBencher series. In episode #7 we are once again focusing our attention on Graphics Card overclocking, this time pushing as much performance as possible from the latest Nvidia GTX 1070 card. In fact we managed to get hold of a GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 Hall of Fame graphics card, a card that comes complete with a substantial cooler that should offer plenty of Overclocking headroom. The plan today is to run the GTX 1080 through a variety of 3DMark tests, these include 3DMark Time Spy (DX12) followed by 3DMark Fire Strike (DX11), then 3DMark Cloud Gate (DX10) and final the 3DMark Ice Storm (DX9) test.


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