Our final episode of the Overclocker Profile series brings us to a young man who recently took the Australian OC scene by storm, jordan.hyde99. Despite being the least experienced contestant in Berlin today, and also the youngest guy in the contest, make no mistake, Jordan is hot OC property and one to watch out for. Let’s have a look at the boy behind the LN2 flask and also revisit his path to Berlin for the Overclocking World Championship 2017 Final.
The Man Behind the LN2 Flask: jordan.hyde99 (Australia)
Let’s kick off by saying that Jordan is in fact only 17 years old and is in year 11 at school in Australia. Let that sink in for a moment. I would attempt a full bio of Jordan but at his age, there might not be too much to cover. What I can tell you is that he is an absolute whizz when comes to numbers, a trait that does you no harm at all when overclocking. He travels to Berlin with his father in tow, clearly blessed with a family that is fully supportive of his new hobby.
Jordan first started overclocking using an Intel Core i5. After tweaking the bclk settings of his locked processor, he was blown away by the improvement in overall performance. The eureka sensation clearly affected the young man who quickly became hooked, chasing improved score after improved score to climb leaderboards and gain more respect from like-minded others.
At some stage he caught the attention of the legendary TeamAU crew. Led by Dinos22, youngpro, sniperOZ and others, TeamAU are arguably Australia’s most talented pack of overclockers. What they saw in Jordan was pure unadulterated potential. They knew they had a real talent on their hands and they soon started inviting him join the team for benching sessions. Before long, Jordan was able improve his game enough to meet a standard where he could try his luck at competitive live extreme overclocking. What they didn’t bet, was that he would go on to win his first ever OC contest using LN2 competitively for the first time, a wholly unprecedented achievement.
The Road to the OCWC 2017 Final
Jordan qualified for the OCWC 2017 final by beating a host of experienced overclockers in the OCWC Melbourne Qualifier which took place at PAX AU just a few weeks ago. It all kicked of on day one with a Qualification phase based around three benchmarks; SuperPi 32M, Cinebench R15, 3DMark11 Physics. Of the five overclockers who competed in the Qualification Phase, three are veterans of the Australian OC Scene, most notably zeropluszero who has competed at the highest level for several years already. Likewise FatBoyNotSoSlim and newlife are seasoned HWBOT Extreme League overclockers. Both unityofsaints and jordan.hyde99 were newcomers to live, competitive overclocking.
As you can see, Jordan made an immediate impact, finishing second in the Qualification Phase
Check out this photo (below) of the four Finalists just prior to the start of the 1v1 matches (right to left – FatBoyNotSoSlim, zeropluszero, newlife and jordan.hyde99):
Semi Final 1: jordan.hyde99 vs FatBoyNotSoSlim
The first Semi-Final 1v1 match saw newcomer jorden.hyde99 take on the more established FatBoyNotSoSlim, an Aussie overclocker with plenty of pedigree in recent years. The random benchmark draw saw Cinebench R15 used as the medium of competition. Getting a foothold on the scorecard early on we find jordan making an early score of 1,390 points, not so much beyond stock settings surely, but a good firm foundation to build on. Not long after we find FatBoyNotSoSlim upping the ante, hitting scores of 1,706, 1,799 and eventually 1,851 points.
Towards the end of the match however, jordan.hyde was finding his feet with much improved scoring that included runs beyond the 1.9K barrier. He eventually managed to make scores of 1,980, 1,984 and towards the end of the 30 mins session a really impressive score of 1,990. Meanwhile however, FatBoyNotSoSlim was unable to break past his highest score of 1,879 points. Newcomer jordan.hyde99 would take his place in the Final. FatBoyNotSoSlim would compete for third spot in the Bronze Final.
Grand Final: newlife vs jordan.hyde99
The benchmark drawn at random was a repeat of that used in the Semi Final 2 – Geekbench3 MultiCore @6GHz. The first score on the board came from newcomer jordan.hyde99 who managed an early run of 29,693 points. He followed this up a few minutes later with a score of 32,345 points. Newlife was not to be outdone however and got himself in to the match with his first score, a very decent 32,223 points.
As the clock ticked by we find newlife trying to edge away from jordan.hyde99, making a solid score of 33,699 points. jordan.hyde99 began to find another gear however, hitting a score of 35,001 which he followed up on with a score of 35,194 points. Newlife continued to make progress, but in the end he could not score past 35,003.
Jordan.hyde99 was crowned OCWC Melbourne 2017 Qualifier winner, walking away with some great prizes from event partners GIGABYTE, Seasonic and Alphacool.
You can read the full contest roundup article of the OCWC Mebourne 2017 Qualifier contest, here on OC-ESPORTS.
Predict the Champion Contest
To celebrate the OCWC 2017 Final, we have teamed up with Seasonic to create the ‘OCWC 2017 Final – Predict the Winner’ contest. All you have to do is correctly guess which overclocker will win the contest and you will entered into a prize draw where you can win some great prizes thanks to sponsors HWBOT and Seasonic. Prizes include a latest generation Intel Core i7 8700K processor and a high-end Seasonic PRIME Platinum power supply.
The contest is set up so that the more social actions you take, the better chance you have to win a prize. What is a social action? Actions include visiting he HWBOT Facebook page, the Seasonic Facebook page, plus following our Twitter feeds. There are 11 different types of action, each of which gives you an additional chance to win.
When you make your prediction about which overclocker will win the contest, remember to consider jordan.hyde99. What he lacks in terms of experience, he more than makes up for in terms of raw talent. Learn more about the Predict the Champion contest here.
Overclocking World Championship Final 2017, Berlin, Germany – December 9-10
The HWBOT World Tour 2017 featured overclocking events spanning ten countries around the world. These included the US, Brazil, France, Taiwan, South Africa, Russia, Indonesia and Australia. At each stop an Overclocking World Championship 2017 Qualifier contest was held – an extreme overclocking contest where the region’s most talented overclockers competed for a ticket to the OCWC Final.
After a year of competitive extreme overclocking, HWBOT is inviting all nine OCWC 2017 Qualifier winners to Berlin to compete for cash prizes and the right to be crowned Overclocking World Champion of 2017. Last year we saw marc0053 (Canada) step up to take the Championship title despite intense competition from some of the world’s most respected players. The 2017 OCWC Final promises to be even more intense with cash prizes adding an additional incentive to succeed.
Learn more about the OCWC 2017 Final here.