Monday, July 24, 2017

GIGABYTE Beat the Heat: Contest Update – Noliso (Germany) Leads


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With Summer temperatures soaring in many regions around the world at the moment, it’s an apt time to take a look at how the GIGABYTE Beat the Heat contest is panning out over on OC-ESPORTS. The contest is GIGABYTE’s fifth contest of the year so far and as with previous contest, the company is not shy when it comes to offering attractive prizes. Winners can expect to walk away with really nice hardware that in total amounts to more than $2,500 USD. Let’s a take a quick look at the standings and scores as they stand at the moment with around eleven days to go:

GIGABYTE Beat the Heat: July 1st to July 31st 2017

The GIGABYTE Beat the Heat contest runs throughout the month of July here on OC-ESPORTS and is centered on 2D benchmarks and the latest non-HEDT platforms. All contestants must use a GIGABYTE motherboard. The contest is divided into the following four stages each featuring a 5GHz CPU frequency limitation and a specific benchmark:

Stage 1: XTU 5GHz
Stage 2: GPUPI for CPU–1B 5GHz
Stage 3: Geekbench3 Single–Core 5GHz
Stage 4: HWBOT x265 Benchmark–4k 5GHz

Catch the full update article here on OC-ESPORTS.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Intel Optane Memory installation guide (YouTube video by dinos22)

We have a video for you guys if you are looking to install the new Intel Optane memory to accelerate your HDD speeds and responsiveness. You will require a few steps to get it working properly so have a good look at the video before you go about it!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sofos breaks 6GHz stable barrier with Intel Core i9 7900X to retake HWBOT record

We noticed that sofos1990 has broken the almighty 6GHz barrier with a multithreaded benchmark called HWBOT Prime to retake his record with GIGABYTE X299 board and Intel Core i9 7900X CPU. We are talking about all 10 cores and 20 threads running past 6GHz stable, using liquid nitrogen to achieve the frequency OC! New HWBOT Prime reword with a 10 core CPU is now at 12,189.52pps!

Wow and congratulations!



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

GIGABYTE dominates X299 platform, XTU world record (5 WRs & 27 global first places)

GIGABYTE X299 platform is looking incredibly strong with 5 World Records broken as well as 27 Global First Places! Sofos recently posted the Big Mac of all records, XTU World Record, using Intel Core i9 7900X and a GIGABYTE X299 board.


GIGABYTE is setting the bar very high for its competitors with a dominant five world records and twenty seven global first places on GIGABYTE X299 platform well over a month from original platform launch. This means that the scores have reached a peak and by this time we get to see the scores solidify and gives us an opportunity to see who's got the best platform available on the market.

Enthusiasts worldwide who expect the best performance are now pushing the X299 platform to the max and while overclocking isn't for everyone, the records do show GIGABYTE X299 motherboards are leading the way and are best choice of hardware to power your next overclocking, gaming, video editing, VR and any other high performance PC you dream of!

The records set on the new platform are both 2D and 3D in nature. The 3D scores have all been set with Intel Core i7 7740X, while the global first places are 3D based with multi-threaded performance CPUs in 6 Core (Core i7 7800X) 8 core (Core i7 7820X) and 10 core categories (Core i9 7900X).

XTU WORLD RECORD FROM SOFOS1990!

Friday, June 30, 2017

New AMD frequency memory record set by Newlife from Australia powered by AORUS X370 Gaming K7

We just noticed newlife from Australia reached a memory frequency record on the latest AMD Ryzen X370 Gaming K7 motherboard. Over DDR4-4000 wow. Congratulations my man!

http://hwbot.org/submission/3588222_newlife_memory_frequency_ddr4_sdram_2039.6_mhz





The OverClocker Mag is out!

The OverClocker Magazine is out, check the latest issue out https://joom.ag/hicW!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

[HWBOT] Sofos1990 (Greece) Takes Down 7 Global First Place Scores with Intel Skylake-X


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It looks like Greek overclocker Sofos1990 has been getting deeply acquainted with Intel’s latest Skylake-X processor series. Using a Core i7 7820X and a Core i7 7800X he managed to claim seven Global First Placed scores in the octa-core and hexa-core rankings, all within the space of just a day or so. Good going. Let’s take a look at the scores.


In the GPUPI for CPU 1B rankings Sofos managed to break the record score for an octa-core CPU, completing a run in just 2min 8sec 953ms using a Core i7 7820X clocked at 5.5GHz (+ 52.7%) with DDR4 configured at 1,800MHz (13-13-13-28). The rig used a GIGABYTE X299 SOC Champion motherboard and its X9c revision BIOS.

He used the same configuration to attack the wPrime benchmark. In wPrime 32M he finished a run in just 1sec 797ms while in the wPrime 1024M preset he scored 52sec 853ms – both are records scores for an octa-core chip. Using the same rig Sofos managed to also break the Global First Placed score in HWBOT Prime with a score of 10,779.23 pps. In this case the Core i7 7820X was pushed even further to hit 5.9GHz, a massive +63.89% beyond stock settings.

Turning now to the six-core Core i7 7800X processor we have three more Global First Place scores. Sofos managed a score of 9,429.56 pps in the HWBOT Prime benchmark with the Skylake-X chip pushed to 5.5GHz (+57.14%), also using a X299 SOC Champion motherboard. Using the same setup he also took down two wPrime GFPs. In wPrime 32M he managed a run of just 2sec 281mswhile in the wPrime 1024M he completed a run in 1min 10sec 890ms – both scores are the fastest ever using a six core chip.

Finally we should probably also mention that Sofos currently holds the record for he highest CPU frequency on an Intel Core i7 7820X, hitting a very tasty 6,400.08MHz which is exactly +77.78% beyond stock.

With the points earned from this session Sofos1990 now sits in 16th place in the overall HWBOT league rankings with a points haul of 1,780.8 points. You can find all the scores mentioned in this article in the links above. You can also check out the Sofos1990 profile page here.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Another World Record and Global First Place on X299 GIGABYTE boards!

TeamAU once again were at it and posted a Heaven Extreme World Record last week on the GIGABYTE X299 SOC Champion board, while Sofos was busy with some 2D with a new HWBOT Prime Global First Place with an Intel 7900X CPU!

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New AORUS X299 Motherboards Top 7.5GHz and Smash 4 World Records


Last week GIGABYTE hosted an X299 OC gathering which broke numerous launch day world records on the latest Intel® X299 platform.

With overclockers from around the world, led by the Senior GIGABYTE overclocker HiCookie, this team of 5 gathered at the GIGABYTE OC Lab. Sofos, GIGABYTE’s veteran overclocker and Team AU’s: Dinos22, Youngpro, and SniperOZ worked throughout Computex to produce four new 3DMark world records and a global first.

In order to push past the 7.5GHz barrier, the team of overclockers employed liquid helium to drop temperatures to a mind numbingly low -250° Celsius. GIGABYTE now dominates the world record in 3DMark03, 3DMark06, and Aquamark. The 3DMark06 world record was broken not once but twice over the past week, using different hardware configurations, subsequently making one of those scores a global first. Each of the 3DMark records were broken using the latest GIGABYTE X299 AORUS motherboards, AORUS graphics cards and G.Skill memory.

Here is a video with some good OC action!



Below are the detailed hardware and benchmark that the records were achieved on.

Benchmark – CPU Frequency 7.5GHz

Hardware
CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K
Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 4333MHz Memory Kit
PSU: Corsair AX 1500i
Link

Benchmark – 3DMark03 (World Record)
Hardware
CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K
Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion
Graphics Card: AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G
Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17
PSU: Corsair AX 1500i
Link

Benchmark – 3DMark06 (World Record)
Hardware
CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K
Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion
Graphics Card: AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G
Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17
PSU: Corsair AX 1500i
Link

Benchmark – Aquamark (World Record)
Hardware
CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K
Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion
Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17
PSU: Corsair AX 1500i
Link

Benchmark – 3DMark06 (Global First Place)
Hardware
CPU: Intel Core i7-7740K
Motherboard: GIGABYTE X299-SOC Champion
Graphics Card: 2x AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G
Memory: G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17
PSU: Corsair AX 1500i
Link

From these scores it's obvious to see that the GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Motherboards excel in pushing the limits of performance. With their commitment to overclocking, GIGABYTE has continued to develop motherboards that can satisfy the needs of overclockers, gamers, and enthusiasts alike.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

$@39@ from Greece takes down two global first scores in GPUPI using X99 SOC Champion

Greece's best overclocker,  $@39@, has done some serious benching with our X99 SOC Champion motherboard to take down two global first top scores in GPUPI benchmark (Score_1, Score_2).

Congrats!