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Country Cup 2017

The HWBOT Country Cup returns. As ever the 2017 contest features six separate stages that are designed to challenge the overclocking skills of the best overclockers from every country in the world.

The ninth annual edition of the HWBOT Country Cup contest follows a similar format to previous years. Each of the six stages requires a specific number of submissions, each from a different overclocker using a different CPU or graphics card. Team organization is crucial. The final stage however will be a straight up battle to see who has the edge in extreme multi-GPU overclocking. If you are handy with LN2 and know how to push hardware to the max, go support your fellow countrymen!

Here at HWBOT we try our best to deliver a fair and enjoyable playing field for all those who participate in the rankings and competition. To be able to provide this kind of service we have tried to design some submission and general rules to help remove any doubts about whether something is allowed or not. Based on continued experience these rules will be updated, expanded and completed as time goes by. Please check back for any updates.

GENERAL RULES

Only your best score will count for the stage averageRetail desktop hardware only, ES not allowed. Hardware must be launched before the start of the competitionGeneral HWBOT rules apply, we rely on the spirit of fair play as well. HWBOT reserves the right to reject any entries without further justification.

VERIFICATION RULES

Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig in usePlease provide a screenshot with official background, CPUZ CPU, mainboard, memory and SPD tab and GPUZ for 3D stages.Please use CPUZ 1.80 or later and GPUZ 2.20 or laterFor 3DMark, use latest benchmark version and sysinfo where neededFor the 3D stages, provide a futuremark validation link

STAGE 1 SUPERPI 32M

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0End date: Nov 18, 12PM GMT+0Use 8 different Intel CPUs from a different CPU subfamilyRanking by avg of the best 8 resultsPoint distribution: 50-41-36-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

STAGE 2 CINEBENCH R15

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0End date: Nov 19, 12PM GMT+0Use 5 different AMD CPUs with unique core countOnly 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 core CPUs allowedRanking by avg of the 5 resultsPoint distribution: 40-33-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

STAGE 3 HWBOT X265 1080P

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0End date: Nov 20, 12PM GMT+0Use 5 different LGA1151 CPU modelsRanking by avg of the 5 resultsPoint distribution: 40-33-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

STAGE 4 GPUPI 32B

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0End date: Nov 21, 12PM GMT+0Use 5 different unique AMD GPU models CGN1, single GPU onlyRanking by avg of the 5 resultsPoint distribution: 40-33-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

STAGE 5 3DMARK11 PERFORMANCE

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0End date: Nov 22, 12PM GMT+0Use 3 different unique AMD GPUs, single gpu onlyOnly AMD single GPUs are allowedRanking by avg of the 3 resultsPoint distribution: 30-25-22-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-2-1

STAGE 6 3DMARK TIME SPY

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0End date: Nov 23, 12PM GMT+0Use 3 different unique GPUs, single gpu onlyOnly GeForce 1050 TI, GeForce 1050 and GeForce 1030 allowedRanking by avg of the 3 resultsPoint distribution: 30-25-22-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-2-1

For this years Country Cup we are fortunate to have some great prizes up for grabs:

Winning Country

Intel Core i7 7700KG.SKILL Trident Z F4-4266C19D-16GTZKWG.SKILL Trident Z F4-3866C18D-16GTZKWG.SKILL Trident Z F4-3600C16D-16GTZGIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra GamingGIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra GamingGIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra GamingKingpincooling Dragon F1 Extreme DarkKPC INFERNO Socket Heater KitKPC INFERNO Socket Heater Kit5x KPx Thermal Compound 3GSeasonic PRIME 1000 TitaniumSeasonic PRIME 1000 TitaniumSeasonic PRIME 1000 Titanium

2nd Place Intel Core i7 7700KG.SKILL Trident Z F4-4266C19D-16GTZKWG.SKILL Trident Z F4-3866C18D-16GTZKWGIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra GamingGIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra GamingKPC INFERNO Socket Heater KitKPC INFERNO Socket Heater Kit5x KPx Thermal Compound 3GSeasonic PRIME 850 PlatinumSeasonic PRIME 850 PlatinumSeasonic PRIME 850 Platinum

3rd Place

Intel Core i7 7700KG.SKILL Trident Z F4-4266C19D-16GTZKWGIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming5x KPx Thermal Compound 3GSeasonic PRIME 850 Gold

GIGABYTE Special Challenge

GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra GamingGIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming

Lucky Draw x3

Kingpincooling GoodiesAorus Goodies

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Hardware I have if needed

Motherboards:Mulitple X99 motherboardsZ270 MSI OC boardAM3+ 970A boards (OC for OCing)Z97 Motherboard (Msi Z97iAM4 350 Series BoardLGA1156 and LGA1366 basic boards

Ram:DDR3 and 4 that are 3000+(for DDR4) 2133(DDR3) (Multiple New Packs of both)

CPUs:6700k6800kAMD 1400FX 6300 FX 8300Possibly more

GPUs:GTX 1050 tiGTX 1050GTX 750 tiGTX 1070GTX 680Most likely lots more kicking around

More to come and same with some results

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@Johan45:

I did finally get me XP install to go last night. Why oh why did MS have to stop supporting this? Posted this to the CC this morning and hoping we can do just a bit better than last year. Us Canucks were almost prizeworthy.

Nicely done, going to load up some ssds for me 2 benches with xp and 10, see how this madness goes haha

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@Dead:

Yeah - XP on Skylake or newer ain't no picnic!

It works, just a bit of a PITA. Took me about 4-8 hours the first time to get a working install. There's a guide at HWBot but there was still a lot of trial and error and finding good XP media to start with was iffy. All my stripped versions wouldn't work. Eventually just downloaded the full version and went from there

EDIT: It is worth it if you're competing. That time at 5.2 in XP would be 5.4-5.5GHz in Win7

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