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.
The HWBOT St.Benoit event was sponsored by HWBOT and Seasonic and hosted in the city of St. Benoit not far from Poitiers in France. Doors opened on Friday 11th when gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts were invited to get into in the venue and begin setting up in preparation for the two days to come. The doors were then opened on Saturday morning and remained open until 5pm on Sunday.
The Gamer’s Assembly Halloween Edition attracted around 300 PC gaming enthusiasts, many of whom were tempted to check out the Overclocking area arranged by the FFOC. Small workshops were setup to show newcomers less familiar with PC building and overclocking some basic concepts and techniques. The workshops covered all the necessary skills and tools needed to setup a PC including how to use thermal paste, how to correctly mount the CPU cooler and much more.
Several PC stations were setup where attendees could take part in OC workshops were seasoned veterans demonstrated the basics of overclocking on both 2D and 3D benchmarks. The inclusion of 3D overclocking is not always a great choice for beginners but with so many avid PC gamers in attendance it proved to be a great opportunity to show how a simple GPU overclock could result in higher frame rates within popular 3D games.
There was also a chance to engage in some competitive overclocking with attendees encouraged to submit to a contest on OC-ESPORTS. Two benchmarks were selected as the basis of the contest; Cinebench R15 and 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme. By the end play a total twenty newly trained and educated overclockers had made a submission to the contest page. The eventual winner with a total of 82points was skadjala who won the contest with runner up spots in both stages. Triadix arrived in second place while Belin arrived in third place.
Here is the top ten of the HWBOT X St Benoît Leaderboard:
You can find all of the scores, submissions and more here at the contest page on OC-EPSORTS. The winners went home with an octa-core CPU from AMD and a Seasonic power supply.
You can find more information about the HWBOT X St.Benoit event here on the HWBOT X listings page.