The fifth Overclocking World Championship Qualifier contest of the year came to a close yesterday during the Cape Town 2017 leg of the HWBOT World Tour. Four of South Africa’s biggest hitters went head to head in a series of 1v1 matches with DrWeez, South Africa’s No.2 overclocker taking the win. Let’s take a look at the scores results of the contest in a little detail:
OCWC – Cape Town 2017: Day 1, Qualification
The HWBOT World Tour 2017 landed in Cape Town, South Africa for Electronics & Gaming Expo (EGE) this weekend, hosting overclocking workshops and contests to generally spread the word of overclocking to South African gamers and enthusiasts. From a competitive overclocking perspective, the highlight of the event is the Overclocking World Championship, a series of extreme overclocking contests that are held at each World Tour location where winners get a seat at a Grand Final at the end of the year. This year four South African overclockers took part in the OCWC Qualifier contest; DrWeez, Vivi, Schnubb and QuantumX:
To first decide who would be paired with whom in the 1v1 Semi-Final phase, all competing Overclockers were invited to compete in a Qualification Stage. This took place on Saturday 29th during the EGE event with overclockers give three hours to score as highly as possible. Overclockers were allowed to use their own motherboard and SSD (OS) with an Intel Core i7 7700K provided by HWBOT and drawn at random to keeps things as fair as possible. DDR4 memory was also provided. The following three benchmarks were used:
Day 1: Qualification Stages
- Stage 1: SuperPi 32M
- Stage 2: Cinebench R15
- Stage 3: 3DMark11 Physics
Our eventual winner DrWeez laid down the law early on with two wins from the three qualification stages. However in Stage 1 we find QuantumX ahead of the pack with a SuperPi 32M run of just 5min 49sec 550ms, this is ahead of Drweez with a run of 6min 13sec 400ms. QuantumX made the winning score using an ASRock Z170M OC Formula motherboard with which he pushed his randomly drawn Core i7 7700K to an impressive 6GHz (+42.86%).
World No.1 Vivi tweaks the BIOS settings of his GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming SOC motherboard (above).
In Stage 2 we have DrWeez ahead of the pack with a Cinebench R15 score of 1,337 cb points. He did this with his Core i7 7700K clocked at at 6,134MHz (+46.05%) using an ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex motherboard. QuantumX was close behind with 1332 cb points while Schnubab made third place with a score of 1,279 cb points.
Stage 3 also belongs to DrWeez who made a 3DMark11 Physics score of 15,298 points with his Core i7 7700K clocked at 6GHz and DDR4 clocked at 1,600MHz (13-18-18-28). QuantumX again arrived in 2nd place, this time with a score of 13,780 points. QuantumX also pushed his Core i7 770K to 6GHz, however could not replicate DrWeez in terms of memory overclocking, pushing his DDR4 kit to 1,066MHz. Vivi made third place with a score of 11,235 points with his Core i7 7700K clocked at 4.5GHz.
You can find the full round article of the OCWC Cape Town 2017 Qualifier contest here on OC-ESPORTS.