The second stop of the HWBOT World Tour 2015 took place at Gamers Assembly in Poitiers, France on April 4-6, the largest Lan Party in the country. Around 2,000 gamers were in attendance, making Gamers Assembly an excellent opportunity for the overclocking community to connect with PC and gaming enthusiasts not just from France, but also from other parts of Europe. Some of Europe’s most well known and respected overclockers did indeed joint the fun. The event was organized with the valued commitment of its key partners Cowcotland, DimasTech and OC-TV.
We would like to thank the following event partners for joining this world tour stop:
World Series competition details
The World Series competition was designed for overclockers attending and benching with liquid nitrogen. In order to keep things consistent across the different World Tour events, the European stop featured the same selection of stages as were used in North America a few weeks previously. The competition is involves three separate stages with a specific set of limitations for each.
Stage 1: SuperPI 1M Hardware Points
The idea was to allow the broadest possible selection of hardware to compete. What matters here is that Overclocekrs had to score the most hardware points possible with your rig. If you are having questions as for how hardware points are calculated at HWBOT, check out this post here.
Stage 2: Hit the Target
On Saturday there was a two hour session where the aim was to hit specific target scores on six benchmarks. Each target score was drawn at random from a hat and with scores required within the following score ranges:
- 11 Performance -> 12,000 – 15,000
- Fire Strike -> 7,000 – 11,000
- Sky Diver -> 25,000 – 30,000
- Vantage -> 45,000 – 55,000
- Unigine Heaven Extreme -> 3,400 – 3,600
- Catzilla 1440p -> 5,000 – 7,000
Scores closest to the target score yielded the most points.
Stage 3: Cinebench R15
This stage was a full out stage. Cinebench scores were divided by the amount of cores present on the CPU. No other limitations.
Link to competition page: >http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/ws15_eu
World Series for Amateurs competition
The World Series for Amateurs was a competition designed for beginners and first time overclockers. Open to all Gamers Assembly participants, visitors as well as any overclockers from the Rookie, Novice and Enthusiasts Leagues, the World Series for Amateurs combined a workshop in which newcomers will be taught the very basics before being able to qualify.
Workshop sessions were about 30-45 minutes long and took place on Saturday from 11am to 8pm (with a short break around lunch time) and on Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Up to 6 overclockers could participate at one time and also receive training on how to overclock the CPU and memory. The benchmark of choice here was XTU. If you already have overclocking experience and a HWBOT account, you could go straight to the qualifier but, if this is your first time, you had to complete the workshop.
The World Series for Amateurs final was held on Sunday evening. The finals will started 7pm and lasted until 9:30pm with a series of 15 minute single elimination matches.
For the Amateurs competition, systems were provided.
Link to competition page: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/wsa15_eu
Our pictures from the event:
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