Here's a thread to have your chance to vote on which 2D benchmarks you feel should have global points in 2019!
|XTU||Core i3 7100||3890 MHz||BRENNAN||707 marks||27.1 pts||0 0|
|XTU||Core i7 4770K||3750 MHz||dghero||795 marks||0.2 pts||0 0|
|Cinebench - R11.5||Core i7 7800X||4982.8 MHz||waltstoy||15.37 points||0.5 pts||0 0|
|Cinebench - R11.5||Core i7 7800X||4982.8 MHz||waltstoy||15.37 points||0.0 pts||0 0|
|3DMark11 Physics||Core i7 7800X||4928.9 MHz||waltstoy||13939 Points||0.0 pts||0 0|
|XTU||Core i7 9700K||4970 MHz||xtu666||2173 marks||0.4 pts||0 0|
|XTU||Core i7 9700K||4820 MHz||xtu666||2153 marks||0.0 pts||0 0|
|3DMark - Fire Strike||GeForce GTX 980M||1363/1374 MHz||mason2smart||16254 marks||0.5 pts||0 0|
|3DMark - Fire Strike||GeForce GTX 1070 (Notebook, MXM)||mason2smart||21676 marks||2.5 pts||0 0|
|Unigine Heaven - Xtreme||GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||falken1||7836.5 DX11 Marks||0.5 pts||0 0|
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.
As the GOC 2018 Online Qualification Contest just started this week, GALAX has provided some tools to get the most out of your 2080ti. It might get you the edge to get the ticket to the finals, but use at own risk!
Let us know in the comments if you would like to receive the mod tools and tweaking tips.
GALAX has just confirmed the dates, prizes and stage of the online worldwide qualification phase of the GOC 2018. The online qualification contest is the prelude to the GALAX GOC 2018 Grand Final which will take place in December. The qualification phase is open to all overclockers and spans five stages, which includes both 2D and 3D challenges.
Taipei, Taiwan (11 June 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce that 13 overclocking records from various benchmark categories were broken during Computex 2018, all using G.SKILL DDR4 memory kits built with high performance Samsung 8Gb components with the latest Intel® processors and performance motherboards. All the exciting overclocking action is featured in the following after-movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j49yXPu6H6A&feature=youtu.be
Memory World Record Broken at DDR4-5543MHz
A new memory frequency world record was set this week at the G.SKILL Computex booth by Toppc, a renowned professional extreme overclocker, reaching DDR4-5543MHz using Trident Z RGB memory on a MSI Z370I GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard and an Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor. On the same day, another pro extreme overclocker named Kovan Yang overclocked the Trident Z RGB memory to a whopping DDR4-5541.4MHz, reaching the second spot on the fastest memory frequency rankings, with an MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC motherboard and an Intel® Core™ i7-7740X processor. This marks the first time that the top two memory frequency records are set on two different chipset platforms.
Taipei, Taiwan (9 June 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce the winner of the 5th Annual OC World Cup 2018 – major congratulations to Dancop from Germany on winning the title of OC World Cup Champion and taking home the ultimate grand prize of $10,000 USD! Special thanks to our sponsors from Intel, Samsung, and Kingpin Cooling, as well as all our motherboard venders and master judges for making this event possible.
Just in case you missed it, the latest episode of the OC Show from OverClocking-TV has been available for a few days now. Edition S03E12 as usual covers a great deal of ground with Xyala and Trouffman this time around joined by tech reviewer MrTechQC. Among the broad variety of topics being discussed on the show is the arrival of a new 5G modem from Qualcomm, the launch of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones (and all the high-end components inside including the latest Android 7 OS). Other gadget related discussion includes a look at the latest 960 Pro 2TB M.2 drives from Samsung.
As usual Xyala gives us a great overview of all the happenings over on OC-ESPORTS where Indonesia’s Lucky_n00b won the HWBOT World Championship Wild Card contest. Lucky_n00b joins the six winners from the HWBOT World Series contests which were held during the World Tour 2016. Interestingly, it was actually the first OC contest on OC-ESPORTS with paid entry. The contest proved to be a tense affair at its climax with Dancop and Lucky_n00b literally tied at the end of it.
Xyala also introduces the Galax GOC World Qualifier contest which has just kicked off on OC-ESPORTS. It’s annual contest which for the first time is being hosted by OC-ESPORTS. The winners of course will battle it out in Wuhan China at the end of the year at the annual GOC Grand Finals.
Towards the back end of the show the guys get down to discussing the relative merits of the new GTX 1050 and 1050Ti cards from Nvidia. MrTexhQC gives a great break down of the huge potential value of these cards from an enthusiast and overclocking perspective.
Did I mention that they also discuss the possibility of flying hundreds of people to Mars? Plus Trouffman's recent exploits at TwitchCon? Trust me, this show has something for everyone. You can find it here on the Overclocking-TV YouTube Channel.
On October 25 FinalWire released a new stable update to the desktop editions of its popular system information software. AIDA64 v5.80 supports the latest Windows 10 builds and the most recent hardware components, including the AMD RX 400 series and NVIDIA’s GTX 1050 GPUs.
As a new feature, it now allows users to define global hotkeys with which they can enable or disable the AIDA64 hardware monitoring panels or switch between multiple hardware information pages on external displays, even when AIDA64 is running in the background. Using these customized key combinations, PC enthusiasts can also start and stop saving temperature, voltage and power measurements as well as fan RPM readouts to a CSV or HTML log file. The developers have made AIDA64 v5.80 DPI aware so that all elements of its graphical user interface scale properly when the DPI zoom is active in Windows. In practice, this means that users will see no more blurry or incorrectly sized graphics or text on high-resolution screens as AIDA64 now looks crisp even on 4K and 8K LCD and OLED displays.
It’s the time of the week when get all nostalgic and look back at point in time when something truly astounding happened in the world of Overclocking. This week we take you back just a few years to August 2014 when a well respected Finnish overclocker by the name of The Stilt managed to break the World Record for the highest ever CPU frequency.
To the uneducated, Overclocking sounds like it’s simply a matter of raising the clock speed of your computer to make it go faster. In some respects that is mostly true, but an even truer fact is the reality that CPU clock speeds have strict limitations. AMD’s Piledriver architecture CPUs however are designed in such a way that the clock speeds can indeed to pushed to pretty amazing heights, a fact proved so emphatically by The Stilt back in 2014. The talented Finn took an AMD FX-8370, an Octa-core 4.0GHz processor, and pushed it to a massive 8.72GHz, a percentage increase of +118%. The record was made with the Vcore voltage set to a huge 2.064v using an ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z motherboard and AMD Radeon Performance DDR3 memory clocked at 2,218MHz.
The Stilt's World Record still stands today, but perhaps the fact what makes it all the more impressive is that the FX-8370 was using all 8 cores at the time. Most competing CPU frequency submissions actually only use one or two active cores.
Greek overlocker Sofos1990 has been a very busy chap in the last week or so, claiming a Global 1st Place ranking for a 4x CPU run in GPUPI for CPU 1B, a World Record score for PiFast (twice) and also the World Record score for SuperPi 32M. You could definitely say this guy is in a rich vein of form.
Last week we noted how Greece’s No.1 Overclocker had managed to nail his the World Record for the fastest ever PiFast run hitting a score of 9sec 170ms using a very handy i7 6700K processor clocked at 6,850MHz which is an incredible +71.25% beyond stock settings. Today he just went one better. Or perhaps I should say 10 milliseconds better as he submitted a new World Record breaking score of 9sec 160ms with Sofos1990 managing to squeeze an additional 25MHz out of his Skylake chip, pushing it to 6,875MHz (+71.88%).
Sofos will be pleased with this run which keeps World No.1 Dancop at bay for the time being at least. In fact Dancop did actually manage to equal the original 9sec 170ms record from last week. It will be interesting to see if that extra 10 milliseconds can help keep the World Record in Greek hands for the near future.
Let’s not forget also that with a run of just 4min 25sec and 578ms Sofos1990 is currently the holder of the SuperPi 32M World Record, ousting previous record holder, who is non-other than Dancop, by a margin of 156ms. The score was made using the same i7 6700K pushed to 6,834MHz, a solid +70.85% beyond stock settings. Other notable hardware includes a GIGABYTE Z170X-OC Force LN2 motherboard and a G.SKILL Trident Z DD4 memory kit (3600 C17).
Will we see a response from Dancop in the coming days? It’s very possible that we will. In the meantime however the standing ovation belongs to the Greeks. Congrats to Sofos1990! You can check out his World Record score for Super Pi 32M here as well as his World Record Pifast submission here.
|ASUS Republic of Gamers||26||25|
|PC Games Hardware||12||48|
|Uns Oc Team||8||7|
|HwReady OC Official Team||5||27|
Every month or so we have a look at how well the overclocking teams adopt Rookie and Novice overclockers at HWBOT. The most friendly Rookie teams are based in North America mostly. Just like last month the most Rookie friendly team is the Overclocking Subreddit /r/overclocking which enrolled 30 (+1) Rookies and 67 (+3) Novices. In second place we find ASUS Republic of Gamers from the United States with 26 (+1) Rookies and 25 (+2) Novices. In third place we find the Overclock.net with 17 (-2) Rookies and 50 (-1) Novices. New in the table is the French team from Hardware.fr [HFR] and the US-based team from Tech|inferno.
In the Rookie League, UFDisciple from South Africa and winner of the World Series for Amateurs in Africa is leading with 453.70 points which is 188.9 points more than I_AssassinArka_I from India and 243.7 points more than NFree from Hungary.
Congratulations to all the overclocking teams adopting the new overclockers and of course the Rookies for their dedication to overclocking!
The final qualification round of the World Series Asia contest got underway earlier today with the highest turn out seen on any day of the week. 26 overclockers again went head to head benching on Intel’s latest and greatest Extreme Edition processors in an effort to clinch the final seat in the Semi-Finals on Saturday. The three benchmarks used in today’s three hour qualification round were XTU4GHz (i.e. CPU clocks restricted to 4GHZ frequency or below), 3DMark Fire Strike Physics and Memory Clock Single Channel.
The eventual winner with a pair of outright wins in stages 1 and 2 was in fact yesterday’s 1v1 runner up, the passionate Pole that is known in OC circles simply as Xtreme Addict. In second place we have Swiss No.1 racoon who proved his worth pushing DDR4 memory clocks with a win stage 3. Third place on the podium went to India’s foremost overclocker, Toolius. Here are the prizes and standings for the qualification round:
1st Place: $500 USD: Xtreme Addict (Poland)
2nd Place: $250 USD: Racoon (Switzerland)
3rd Place: $125 USD: Toolius (India)
Note: For several reasons that we will outline here in some detail, the actual 1v1 contestants for day 4 did not end up being the top two on the leaderboard. Xtreme Addict takes his place in the 1v1 as qualification round leader, simple enough. This is where it gets a little more complicated.
Day 1 winner Rauf will not be in Taiwan for the Finals on Saturday and thusly had to concede his place. His place would ordinarily go to Day 1 runner up Hazzan, except that Hazzan already has a place in the finals as 1v1 winner of Day 2. The Finals ticket was then handed to third place finisher Bullshooter who in fact declined due to the fact that he would rather arrive at the final using a GIGABYTE board as opposed to the ASRock boards usedon Day 2 (Note contest rules dictate that overclockers must use the same board in the finals that used in qualification).This means that his place now goes to Racoon who now claims the Day 1 final berth in the finals with Bullshooter facing Xtreme Addict in the Day 4 1v1 contest. The upshot of this complicated state of affairs means that in Day 4, Bullshooter actually managed to position himself in line for a Semi-Final ticket benching on GIGABYTE.
Bullshooter and Xtreme Addict arrived on the HWBOT mains stage benching on randomly drawn i7 6950X chips and GIGABYTE X99 SOC Champion motherboards. The two contenders saw the random benchmark draw throw out 3DMark Fire Strike Physics, a benchmark that once again was accepted by both overclockers without veto.
With just over ten minutes of bench time remaining, Xtreme Addict was flying high with a score of 33,239, while Bullshooter had not yet actually made a successful run – signs that something was wrong with his system. Possible condensation issues due the humid Taiwan climate, a very real issue in live benching, or possibly just the Gods of irony, with the GIGABYTE board not giving the German the competitive edge he was looking for.
With just seconds to go Bullshooter finally posted a 3DMark Firestrike Physics score of 32,009 points. By the close of the contest however Xtreme Addict had managed to win the 1v1 contest with his score of 33,239.
Congrats to Xreme Addict! The Semi-Final line up for tomorrow will involve Dancop vs Xtreme Addict and Racoon vs Hazzan.
G.SKILL have just announced their plans for Computex 2016 where once again we will be treated to a World Record Stage where five local motherboard vendors go head to head live on the show floor to see who can whip out the best scores and records. Then of course there is the third edition of the OC World Cup which pits some of the best overclockers in the world against each other for some seriously tasty looking wads of cash of up to $10,000. This year will see Dancop, Alex@ro, Hazzan, Splave, Wizerty, and Lucky_n00b compete.
[Press Release] G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is extremely excited to announce and host the two largest annual extreme overclocking events at Computex this year – the 5th Annual OC World Record Stage 2016 and 3rd Annual OC World Cup 2016.
Gathering an all-star lineup of professional overclockers from around the world, G.SKILL is ready to rewrite overclocking benchmark world records with the newest hardware from the leaders of each field, including the top 5 manufacturers of performance motherboards, Intel, Samsung, and NVIDIA.
Both events will be held at G.SKILL Computex Booth I0608, located at Taipei City’s Nangang Exhibition Hall, 1F.
The high-end desktop, or HEDT Extreme Edition processors from Intel are seemingly edging closer and closer. For example MSI announced support for the forthcoming Broadwell-E series of processors just a few days ago with updated BIOSes that that categorically state Broadwell-E support. We’ve seen news regarding details of what appears to be the new HEDT to SKU, the Core i7-6950X, which briefly popped up on an Intel customer support page.
So what have we learned about the i7 6950X? We know it will be clocked at 3.5GHz and have a nice substantial 25MB of cache (25% more than the current top dog the i7-5960X). While it has yet to be confirmed by Intel, there are substantial rumors that are gaining momentum regarding core count.
According to wccttech.com the i7 6950X will have a total of 10 cores. With hyperthreading enabled that results in a total of twenty threads. The retail price for the first HEDT platform in almost two years is also rumored to be pushed a little higher with the i7 6950X costing in the region of $1,500 USD. Other details out there include a TDP similar to Haswell-E of 140 watts, out of the box memory support for DDR4 at 2400MHz and of course compatibility for current X99 chipset boards.
Taipei, Taiwan (1 Apr 2016) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, announces new high-frequency, high-capacity additions to the Ripjaws SO-DIMM family with DDR4-3000MHz CL16 kits at 1.2V, available in 8GB to 32GB (16GBx2) configurations.
Foreseeing the growing demand of high-end gaming laptops and small form-factor PCs, G.SKILL continues the development of higher speed DDR4 SO-DIMM memory. Today, G.SKILL is excited to raise the maximum support of DDR4 SO-DIMM frequency to 3000MHz CL16. Most importantly, this frequency speed is achieved at a low voltage of 1.2V, while DDR4-3000MHz kits typically require a higher 1.35V. A lower operating voltage is the ideal power-efficient solution for laptops and small form-factor PCs with a smaller thermal footprint.
The latest issue of The Overclocker magazine is now available at Joomla!
The Overclocker magazine is the overclocking community's bi-monthly overclocking magazine filled with information on the hardware, the people, and the scores. In Issue #37 we find an interview with extreme overclocker Lays, extensive extreme overclocking reviews of the ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme and GIGABYTE Z170X-SOC Force motherboards. Also in the magazine is an extensive editorial on the future of budget overclocking.
Quote from the GIGABYTE Z170X-SOC Force review: "GIGABYTE's board packs in an alarming number of tuning and connectivity features on this board. Enough so that there's a clear distinction between purpose when compared against the G1.Gaming offering. [...]"
Quote from the Lays interview: "I love being competitive about it, but I also love getting as many HWBOT points as I can [...] One of my favourite things to do is looking at other people's scores for similar hardware, and then get a baseline of what to aim for and try to beat."
Quote from the Budget Overclocking editorial: "How about a Core i3 6300K for instance, with just two cores and hyper-threading. A limited number of memory dividers, an unlocked base clock as well [...] a partially unlocked multiplier. Surely this is a viable SKU."
If you want to read more, go check out The Overclocker Issue #37 by clicking HERE or on the image on your left hand side!