Vicente Chentino, known more commonly as ChentinoX in Overclocking circles, took his passion on the road in 2016, bringing the word of Overclocking to various locations around Spain. After hosting Overclocking workshops and seminars in Valencia, Mollerussa and Bilbao last year, he continued his quest by organizing an OC School in Gipzukoa, a Spanish province in the Basque region of Northern Spain.
The French Federation of Overclockers, known to many as the FFOC, held its second ever event just a few weeks ago, attending the Orleans Game Show event in Orleans, France. Hosted in partnership with Corsair France and HWBOT, the event attempted to woo local PC gamers and enthusiasts with PC Building sessions and live Overclocking workshops, including a demonstration of true Extreme Overclocking.
PC Enthusiasts, gamers and Overclockers of Indonesia were invited to take part in a free seminar and workshop at the UNS University in Surakarta to learn all about the world of Overclocking. The event took place thanks to the efforts of the UNS Overclocking Team, ASUS Indonesia and other supporting partners . The idea of course was to give local students the chance to learn about the basics of Overclocking, starting with a presentation from Indonesian Enthusiast Overclockerm, and ASUS representative Setyo Ryanto. There was also a chance to witness some serious Extreme Overclocking with a demo from Hazzan, the country’s No.2 ranked Overclocker on HWBOT. In fact local Overclocker speed.fastest also took part, managed to break a Global First Place record live at the event.
Juts a couple of days ago Greek tech website HwBox, in conjunction with GIGABYTE organized an Overclocking meetup where many of Greece’s most respected and feared Overclockers congregated to get down to some serious benching. Among those invited to the showcase event were several of the Greece team that managed to claim a remarkable win in the HWBOT Country Cup just a month or so ago. The idea was to make as many record scores as possible leveraging the newly launched Intel Kaby Lake architecture CPUs, plus some older AMD Radeon graphics cards, a strategy that furnished team HwBox with several Hardware First Place ranked scores by the end of the meetup.
The second leg of the HWBOT World Tour 2017 took place just a week or so ago, dropping by at the Campus Party event in Sao Paulo for a week of Overclocking Workshops and both Ambient and Extreme Overclocking contests. The highlight of the week however must surely have been the Overclocking World Championship Sao Paulo 2017 Qualifier contest, an Extreme Overclocking contest where Latin America’s Elite Overclockers went head to head to find out who would win a ticket to the OCWC Finals at the end of the year. The great news is that OC-ESPORTS has all the details.
The HWBOT World Tour 2016 officially came to a halt a few days ago with the completion of the World Championship Finals. The Finals took place at the Caseking Showrooms in Berlin, Germany, bringing together the six World Series winners from each of the World Tour events around the world. At the end of a grueling day of the most extreme, competitive overclocking imaginable, Canadian Marc0053 was crowned HWBOT World Champion of 2016. Let’s take a look what happened at arguably, the most important overclocking contest of the year.
We are happy today to bring you news of two major firsts in French overclocking. On November 12th and 13th the FFOC (French Federation of Overclocking) held their first ever solo overclocking event in France. Dubbed the Atelier Overclocking and PC Building event, it was in fact also the very first HWBOT X event to take place in France. The event offered PC building classes plus a chance to engage in some competitive overclocking. It took place at Gamer’s Assembly Halloween Edition, a smaller version of the world LAN Party that played a pivotal part of the HWBOT World Tour earlier this year.
Following up on the success of recent HWBOT X events in Tolosa, Bilbao and Valencia earlier this year, ChentinoX organized a fourth overclocking event in Mollerussa, a town in the province of Lleida in the Catalonia region of Spain. The event was held on November 12 during the Mollerussa LAN PARTY, one of the region’s biggest LAN parties. The event was sponsored by PC component retailer Ibertronica, with motherboards contributed by GIGABYTE plus support from memory vendor Avexir and power supply manufacturer Antec.
PAX Australia is one of the biggest technology and gaming events of the year, bringing together the country’s PC and console gamers and enthusiasts under one massive roof for a weekend of pure techie fun. Running from November 4th to 6th of this year, we are pleased to tell you that PAX Australia 2016 had plenty of overclocking action going on. HWBOT Director Pieter-Jan Plaisier was invited alongside Team AU to give a presentation and OC demo on stage at the show, followed by a Q&A session with the audience and some live, record-breaking benchmarking.
The overclocking competition “Back to Legacy” is one of the main events of the Technofest 2016, hosted mid-October 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The competition has different rules than your ordinary competition as you could only overclocking using the BCLK frequency. You can find more information on our HWBOT X event page. This event sponsored by Patriot brand memory.
For Overclocking “Back to Legacy”, the organization made new rules to make this competition become more interesting. Also, the rookie overclockers could feel how we struggled during the “old days” when it was only possible to overclocking using the FSB since the processor multiplier was locked. Overclockers had to bring their own hardware. Any Intel processor allowed from 2nd gen until 6th gen was allowed. Especially for the Rookie overclockers it was a challenge to figure out what to bring to get the best performance.