Thursday, December 14, 2017

HWBOT Country Cup 2017 is on (aka World Cup of Overclocking!)

It's that time of the year again, HWBOT Country Cup 2017 is upon us and we are about to find out who the best overclocking nation in the world is very soon. If you haven't seen these overclocking competitions in the past, it's basically the world cup of overclocking. Nations get together and complete in numerous stages set by HWBOT.

There are six stages this year ranging from SuperPi, Cinebench, X265, GPUPI, 3DMARK11 and 3DMARK Time Spy. It's a mixed bag of 2D and 3D stages with some even dedicated to the latest AMD platforms.

The top10 leaderboard is looking interesting at this point. USA is in the lead and we can see last year's winner (Greece) and running up (Australia) down in 9th and 8th places respectively. These competitions are tend to change rankings considerable, particularly near the end of each stage but it's good to see a nice mix of countries. Germany is always a bit performer as is France. Good to see Ukraine and UK pushing up rankings. I wonder if Indonesia will make a play this year as they always have a strong showing.

Prizes never disappoint and this year we see some awesome GIGABYTE Z370 boards up for grabs, alongside Intel CPUs, Kingpin cooling and Seasonic.


 Keep an eye on the competiton via this link. First stage is due in about 9 days. It should get the party started:!/round/country_cup_2017!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Overclocker Issue 42 is out

Here we go, The OverClocker issue 42 is out and we've noticed a cheeky article on the Aorus X299 SOC Champion board. It's a fine piece of kit!


Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

AMD Ryzen 3 1200, is it good enough for major gaming titles, Techcity does the testing!

We've noticed that Techcity did some good testing on the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 paired with a GIGABYTE AB350 gaming board. It turns out that overclocking the CPU really gives it a serious performance boost, check it out!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

X399 overclocking guide is here!

Here we go guys, the X399 overclocking guide is ready. Check it out the following link for more details.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Intel Core i9 7960X 16-core monster spotted doing 5.6GHz, setting records!

The new Intel Core i9 16-core, 32-thread monster is out and about. We noticed a whole bunch of overclocking records being set in the 16 core processor category and 7960X is the new king. GIGABYTE X299 board was once again the go to weapon to help achieve these records. The craziest part was that it ran as high as 5.6GHz in a multithreaded benchmark (all cored loaded). Liquid nitrogen was obviously needed to keep this bad boy cool.

Congratulations to all!

Monday, August 7, 2017

The king of 3DMARK01 is back, TeamAU with a monster world record showing how it's done

TeamAU is back at it with 3DMARK01 world record going down today. They also broke a historic 72K points in 3DMARK06 to retake the world record in that benchmark as well.

GIGABYTE X299 and Intel Core i7 7740X powered these records and we want to congratulate TeamAU on this achievement.

Thursday, August 3, 2017