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Benchmark Hardware Frequency User Score Points
SuperPi - 32M Core i7 8086K 7200 MHz rm3113 4min 12sec 406ms 112.5 pts 1   2
GPUPI - 1B GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 2175/6800 MHz Bruno 1sec 865ms 106.5 pts 0   2
Geekbench3 - Multi Core Core i3 7350K 6363 MHz Mr. DB! 15369 points 94.3 pts 0   1
Cinebench - R15 Xeon Gold 6140 2300 MHz Swemmie 5248 cb 61.4 pts 0   0
Geekbench4 - Single Core Core i3 7350K 6363 MHz Mr. DB! 8609 points 51.6 pts 0   1
Catzilla - 1440p GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 2145/8000 MHz Johnksss 30019 marks 42.7 pts 0   0
3DMark11 - Performance Radeon HD 7950 1267/1470 MHz NATA 58 16736 marks 33.1 pts 0   0
Catzilla - 4K GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 2145/8100 MHz Johnksss 15341 marks 32.1 pts 0   0
Cinebench - R15 Xeon X5650 5354 MHz Bullant 1300 cb 28.5 pts 1   2
3DMark - Fire Strike GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 2200/6000 MHz Mr. Fox 30117 marks 28.1 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 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!!/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:


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 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

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:!/round/gigabyte_aorus_april_extreme_clcoking_2018

To learn more about AORUS:

To learn more about GIGABYTE: Freezer' Burn Overclocking Competition starts this Sunday 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

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HWBOT Rev7.1 point recalculation in progress

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The hwbot point calculation or revision 7 was wonky, and messed up the rankings under load. Now the bug are ironed out rev7.1, a full recalculation of approx 870.000 rankings is in progress. As the site is under quite some load from the day to day submissions and visitors, this takes a long time. In the meanwhile, please be patient. The full recalc was started 48 hours ago. At a rate of one ranking every 2 seconds, approx. 90000 have been recalculated up till now.

G.SKILL Announces “OC World Cup 2018” Online Qualifier Overclocking Competition

[Press Release] Taipei, Taiwan (9th March 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is announcing the online qualifier competition of its biggest annual overclocking competition G.SKILL OC World Cup 2018!

G.SKILL OC World Cup 2018 - G.SKILL OC World Cup overclocking competition consists of three rounds: Online Qualifier, Live Qualifier, and Grand Finals. The top 6 contestants from the Online Qualifier round will receive an invitation to the Live Qualifier round, as well as the chance to qualify for the Grand Final round, in the G.SKILL booth at Computex 2018 from June 5 to 8, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. The top two finishers from the Live Qualifier round will compete head-to-head on the fourth day of Computex 2018 for the grand prize.

Round 1: Online Qualifier - The Online Qualifier round will be held on HWBOT ( from March 13th to April 16, 2018, featuring 4 benchmarks: Highest DDR4 Frequency, Geekbench 3 Multi-Core Full Out, 3DMark11 with IGP, and SuperPi 32m Full Out. Contestants must use G.SKILL DDR4 memory, Intel Core i5-8600K processor, and Z370 chipset motherboards. For more event details and rules, please visit the competition page on HWBOT.

$20,000 USD Total Cash Prize & $10K for the Champion! - G.SKILL OC World Cup competition features the largest single cash prize in overclocking competition with USD $10K for the Grand Champion.

  • Champion: 10,000 USD
  • 2nd: 3,000 USD
  • 3rd: 2,500 USD
  • 4th: 2,000 USD
  • 5th: 1,500 USD
  • 6th: 1,000 USD

Read the full press release from G.SKILL here.

GIGABYTE Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming 2.0 upgraded with improved VRM

GIGABYTE released a major revision of Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming motherboard. Revision 2.0 replaces the 7-phase CPU VRM of the original with a new 11-phase setup that uses stronger ferrite-core chokes that don't whine when stressed. This new revision will be a part of the prize money of the GIGABYTE HWBOT competitions this winter: the AUROS Winter OC Challenge, the currently running AORUS March Madness and the soon to be anounced april competition too!