HWBOT Kicks Off Team Cup 2017 Overclocking Contest

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅03.07.2017 10:46:05

HWBOTs Team Cup 2017 kicks off this July 1st up until the 30th of September, 2017. It is the ultimate overclocking event as teams from different countries battle it out to be the top-performing team of overclockers. Join the world's best overclocking teams and see which team represents the most talented and most skilled team of professional overclockers for this year.

Aside from the massive participation of professional and novice overclockers from all over the world, theres also an abundance of prizes up for grabs from sponsors including G.SKILL, GIGABYTE, Seasonic and Thermal Grizzly. HWBOT is also adding 7 Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake processors into the prize pool.

The HWBOT Team Cup 2017 consists of four subcategories with twenty four unique stages and a target submission count of 64. This contest is the largest annual team overclocking event in the world. Overclockers will be challenged to use an assortment of hardware from the latest Intel Skylake, AMD Ryzen, Radeon Polaris and NVIDIA Pascal-based hardware. There are also stages for classic and mobile platforms as well.

HWBOT Team Cup 2017 Overview
HWBOT Team Cup 2017 contest is divided into four subcategories; 2D, 3D, Misc 1 and Misc 2. Each of these contain six stages. Each stage involves a specific benchmark, a specific hardware requirement and a specific number of submissions. If for example, a 2D stage requires three submissions, which means you need three team members to each make a submission using a different CPU. Heres a breakdown of the details for each stage.

Subcategory 1: 2D
XTU 5GHz - Socket 151 - 5 subs
SuperPi 32M - Socket 1155 - 3 subs
HWBOT Prime - Socket 1150 - 3 subs
GPUPI for CPU 1B - AMD Ryzen - 3 subs
CPU Frequency - Steamroller - 2 subs
Cinebench R15 - Socket 939 - 3 subs

Subcategory 2: 3D
Aquamark - GeForce 8 - 3 subs
3DMark Time Spy - Radeon RX500/400 - 3 subs
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme - GeForce 7 - 3 subs
GPUPI 32B - GTX 1080/Ti/1070/1060 - 1 sub
3DMark06 - Radeon 400 - 3 subs
3DMark Vantage - GeForce 9 - 3 subs

Subcategory 3: Misc 1
wPrime 1024M - Socket 478 - 2 subs
3DMark01 - GeForce 200 - 3 subs
PiFast - Socket 775 - 3 subs
Memory Frequency - DDR/2/3/4 - 4 subs
3DMark11 PT - Haswell E - 1 sub
HWBOT x265 1080p - Haswell Mobile - 3 subs

Subcategory 4: Misc 2
Maxmem RB - Socket 2011-3 - 3 subs
3DMark03 - Socket AM2 - 1 sub
Cinebench R11.5 - Sandy Bridge Mobile - 3 subs
3DMark Firststrike - Sandy Bridge-E - GeForce 4 - 1 sub
3DMark Vantage - Socket 1155 + Radeon HD6000 - 2 sub
Geekbench 3 Multi - Socket 1150 - 3 subs

Overall Contest Winners
Thanks to the generosity of our partners GIGABYTE, G.SKILL, Seasonic, Thermal Grizzly and HWBOT the overall winners at the end of the contest will receive the following prizes:
1st Place
Intel Core i7 7700K (tray)
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 4266MHz CL19 2x8GB
Seasonic 1200W Prime Titanium
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut 5.5g

2nd Place
Intel Core i7 7700K (tray)
GIGABYTE X299 Ultra Gaming
Seasonic 1000W Prime Titanium
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut 5.5g

3rd Place
Intel Core i7 7700K (tray)
Seasonic 850W Prime Titanium
Subcategory Winners

In each subcategory the following prizes will be awarded:
1st Place
Seasonic 1000W Prime Platinum
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 4266MHz CL19 2x8GB

2nd Place
GIGABYTE Z270X-Ultra Gaming
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut 5.5g

3rd Place
Seasonic 850W Prime Gold

Most Valuable Player (MVP) Winners
The player who earns the most points in each subcategory will receive an Intel Core i7 7700K (tray) processor.

Lucky Draw Winners
All overclockers who participate in the HWBOT Team Cup 2017 will be entered into a lucky prize draw. The lucky winners will each receive a Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut 5.5g kit.

For more information about the HWBOT Team Cup 2017, visit http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/team_cup_2017

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