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.
A few weeks ago MSI attended the rAge 2016 Expo exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa where they had a booth dedicated to spreading the word of DIY PC building and overclocking to attendees at the show. Billed as the ‘MSI PC Building 101 Workshop’, MSI’s Pepinorang, known to most of us as Pepe, and South Africa’s No.1 overclocker DrWeez ran a booth throughout the event with the notion of OC propaganda firmly in their minds.
Back in July of this year HWBOT X enjoyed its first ever event in Latin America with an OC demonstration and workshop in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. David Martinez at that time remarked how he hoped the event could become a regular thing at the country’s top universities. The great news today is that last Friday David held a second event, again in San Pedro Sula, only this time the event was an even greater success attracting even more students who were interested in learning all about the art of overclocking.
Building on the success of the ASUS OC Summit held in Moscow earlier this year the company repeated the event just a week or so ago, inviting some of Russia’s most talented extreme overclockers to work together to try and break some records. This time they were certainly not disappointed as the gang from Team Russia, who along with current World No.1 Xtreme Addict, managed to post some seriously solid scores.
Today we bring you news of another successful OC meetup in Europe with Italians Hardware Ready organizing the very first HWRDAY in Rimini Italy. The event invited locally based overclockers to enjoy sub-zero extreme overclocking with LN2 in a relaxed social environment, while also trying to score has highly as possible in the HWBOT rankings.
HWBOT X enjoyed its first ever event in Latin America just a few days ago, with an Overclocking workshop and demonstration organized in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The event took place at one of the country’s most respected Technology Universities, the Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana, known locally as UNITEC or in English as the Central American Technological University. The idea was to expose UNITEC undergraduates to the general concepts of overclocking in the hope of inspiring some Honduras’ greatest minds to start overclocking.