Cape Town 2017 – OCWC & Ambient Contest Rules Confirmed

The HWBOT World Tour returns to Cape Town for the Electronics & Gaming Expo (EGE) on July 28th. As well as Overclocking workshops, the event will feature plenty of competitive overclocking in the form of an Ambient Cape Town 2017 contest and the Overclocking World Championship Cape Town 2017 Qualifier. Today we we bring  you confirmation of the rules that will used for both of these contests, the hardware  that will be involved and the general structure of things.

HWBOT World Tour – Cape Town 2017 Ambient Contest

After EGE attendees have completed a session at the overclocking workshop, they are then implored to make a few scores for themselves using the Intel XTU benchmark. These scores can then be submitted to the Cape Town 2017 Ambient Contest page on OC-ESPORTS. In fact attendees can return the next day and try to improve their scores, as can any Rookie or Novice league HWBOT member in attendance. The idea is to introduce people to the competitive nature of overclocking, right from the get go.

Schedule:

  • July 28 – 29: Ambient Submissions Open to all Workshop attendees and Rookie and Novice HWBOT Members. Top four submissions invited to Semi-Finals, Finals
  • July 30: 30 min (15 min swap) Semi-Final 1v1 Matches, plus Final 1v1 Match

Hardware:

  • X99 Platform Motherboards
  • Intel Core 6950X Processors
  • Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2 All-in-One Coolers
  • Seasonic Snow Silent 750 Power Supplies

Prizes:

1st Place
  • Seasonic Snow Silent 750 PSU
  • Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2
  • Intel Core i7 7700K
2nd Place
  • Seasonic Snow Silent 750 PSU
  • Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2
3rd Place
  • Seasonic Snow Silent 750 PSU

Overclocking World Championship – Cape Town 2017 Qualifier

Extreme overclockers in the region are invited to take part in the Cape Town 2017 Qualifier contest. To compete, you have to purchase an LN2 ticket (available here), this will give you access to the Overclockers Gathering and unlimited LN2. Here’s a breakdown of how the contest is organized:

Schedule, Benchmarks and Hardware

July 29 – Qualification Round (1pm – 4pm)

  • Three benchmarks – SuperPi 32M – Cinebench R15 plus 3DMark11 Physics​
  • Intel Core i7 7700K provided by HWBOT
  • DDR4 Memory provided by HWBOT
  • Motherboard provided by participant
  • SSD (OS) provided by participant

July 30: Semi-Finals (10am – 12pm), Finals (1pm – 3pm)

  • 1v1, 30 mins matches
  • Benchmarks drawn at random (SuperPi – 8M, SuperPi – 16M, Geekbench 3 Multi core (6GHz), Cinebench R15, GPUPI for CPU – 500M, HWBOT x265 1080p, 3DMark11 Physics, 3DMark11 Physics (6Ghz))
  • Intel Core i7 7700K provided by HWBOT
  • DDR4 Memory provided by HWBOT
  • SSD (Win 10 OS) provided by HWBOT
  • Motherboard provided by participant

Prizes:

1st Place
  • Ticket to OCWC 2017 Final
  • Seasonic Snow Silent 750 PSU
  • Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2
  • Intel Core i7 7700K
2nd Place
  • Seasonic Snow Silent 750 PSU
  • Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2
3rd Place
  • Seasonic Snow Silent 750 PSU

A full and comprehensive list of all rules for the Cape Town 2017 Qualifier can be found here.

 

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