HWBOT World Championship 2016 Finals: Contest Rules and Format

Here is confirmation of the rules and format for the HWBOT World Championship Finals  that will be held in Berlin at the Caseking Headquarters in Berlin next week. The contest format for the World Championship Final will follow the same format that has been implemented throughout all the World Series 2016 contests.

Here’s is an outline of the schedule, hardware limitations and benchmarks that will used during the contest.

Hardware Limitations

  • Intel Core i5 6600K processors only
  • Two processors provided to each overclocker
  • Processors drawn at random

Note: Contestants must the same brand of motherboard and memory that they used in qualification. See the image below to better understand the hardware brands that will be used by each overclocker:


Qualification Stage (3 Hours)

The day will begin with a short preparation period followed by a three hour window where all eight contestants are asked to score as highly as possible across the following three benchmarks:


  • SuperPi 32M – Full Out
  • Cinebench R15 – Full Out
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics – 5GHz

Quarter, Semi and Grand Final(s) (30 Minute Rounds)

Based on the qualification phase, the overclockers will be paired in 1v1 matches from the Quarter final. The winner of the qualification competes against 8th ranked, second place against seventh ranked, and so on. In the typical World Series style, the 1v1 matches last 30 minutes each.

Benchmarks will be randomly drawn with each overclocker having one veto each in each round. Processors will be drawn at random at the start of each match. Benchmarks will be drawn from at random from the following pool:

  • SuperPi 1M – Full Out
  • SuperPi 32M – Full Out
  • WPrime 1024 – Full Out
  • Cinebench R15 – Full Out
  • Y-Cruncher – Pi-1b – Full Out
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics – Full Out
  • HWBOT x265 1080p – Full Out
  • GPUPI for CPU 100M – Full Out

Watch the Finals Live

Don’t forget you can watch all the action from the Finals live with the guys from OverClocking-TV: https://www.twitch.tv/overclockingtv

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