HWBOT Prime has been given a long overdue update today. Fetch version 1.0.1 while it's hot here.
- clock adjustment cheat detection
- compatible with Java 8, 9, 10, 11 without tweaks. Java 7 and lower support has been dropped.
- support for a "stability test", aka HWBOT Prime 30min, which searches for the highest prime number in 30 minutes. The highest found after 30 minutes is your benchmark score.
- remove dependency of javasysmon library as many windows machines seem to have problems with it.
We have been working hard the past few months on the 8th HWBOT revision, dubbed 'classic', in order to launch it early 2019. It is a mix between nostalgia for the early HWBOT revisions, having a seasonal ranking next to the existing career ranking and enabling/disabling points for a lot of benchmarks voted on by the community.
As 2019 is coming near, we are currently holding a poll over at the forums to see which benchmarks should still be applicable for points in 2019 and which not. The consensus is less benchmarks should have global points, but which exactly do you want to see removed or added? Cast your vote in the forums!
CPU hardware points
GPU global points
GPU hardware points
Head over to overclock.net if you want to participate in the annual Freezer’ Burn overclocking competition. 2400$ in prizes, very active community, split ambient and extreme cooling stages, they've got it all!
This competition was designed with the goal that everyone can participate and be competitive. Whether you are an experienced subzero overclocker or just starting and this is all new, you can learn and participate in a fair and even environment. There are separate categories for ambient cooled and extreme cooled computers. You will only be allowed to participate in one category, but you an change categories at any time.
We learned alot from the last Freezer’ Burn competition and we decided to make one very fundamental change for this competition. The biggest and most important change is that we will not limit the CPU or core count in this competition. Simply put, we will allow every CPU ever made in this competition. You might be saying to yourself, hey that's not fair since I only have a 4 core CPU and others might have 32 core CPU’s. Well, we have an interesting solution to this problem, which will be described below in the 2D section. To take things a step further, we are only choosing 3D benchmark programs were the CPU does not influence the score. No matter what CPU you have, you can compete in a fair environment!
Here's a thread to have your chance to vote on which 2D benchmarks you feel should have global points in 2019!
The GOC 2018 Online Qualification Contest has ended this weekend, and the top 12 competitors which are invited to the finals are known.
Congrats to OGS for winning the qualifications! If you reached the top 12 and you have not yet been contacted, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
The GALAX GOC 2018 Qualification ended today, and the submissions made are being scrutinized the next 24 hours. Some submissions where rejected incorrectly due to a mixup the the GPUPI version restrictions, and might be allowed to enter the competition if they were initially submitted - but rejected by the engine - before the competition deadline.
Hold on tight, we will have the final ranking validated tomorrow at 19h CEST.
Intel just took the veil off the performance figures for its latest Z390 platform and the forthcoming Intel Core i9 9900K processor, an 8-core/16-thread Coffee Lake architecture chip that so far has broken 10 World Records and 11 Global First Places in the 8 cores CPU category. The new Intel Z390 chipset has also broken the DDR4 memory frequency record, pushing it to 5566MHz.