Sunday, July 23, 2017

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

HWBOT news

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.

Monday, July 10, 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!

Saturday, July 8, 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!

Tuesday, July 4, 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).