LanETS – Montreal, Canada – March 6-8

Introduction

The first stop on the HWBOT World Tour 2015 was at LanETS on March 6th to 8th. LanETS is the largest Lan Party on the North American East Coast, with more than 1,000 gamers attending each year. It represented a prime opportunity for the overclocking community to connect with PC and gaming enthusiasts of Canada and N. America generally.

The three day event hosted two World Series contests, each tailored to address a broad skill base that included both Amateurs and Extreme overclockers. Overclocking workshops and contests were run during the event with the help of key sponsors Overclock.net, Microbytes, DimasTech, Praxair and OverClocking-TV.

Both the Workshop and World Series contests for Amateurs were completely open to all free of charge. A charge of $80 USD allowed participants to enjoy three days of unlimited LN2 overclocking, as well as the chance to participate in the HWBOT World Series competition.

Event Partners

We would like to thank the following event partners for joining this world tour stop:

Event Information

World Series competition details

The World Series competition was designed for attending overclockers benching with liquid nitrogen. The competition was designed as a three stage round, each stage featuring its own set of specific limitations.

Stage 1: SuperPI 1M Hardware Points

For this stage, Overclockers were allowed to use a broad selection of hardware to compete. What matters was scoring the most hardware points as possible with your system using the SuperPI 1M benchmark. If you have questions regarding how hardware points are calculated at HWBOT, check out this post here.

Stage 2: Hit the Target

On Saturday, a 2h session was held to hit were Overclockers were invited to hit a specific target. Applying the “draw from a hat” method, we selected one out of 6 possible benchmarks with target scores also drawn at random. Below you can find the 6 benchmarks and their respective 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

The Overclocker closest to the target yields 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_na.

World Series for Amateurs competition

The World Series for Amateurs was a competition designed for beginners and first-time overclockers. The contest was open to all LanETS participants, visitors as well as overclockers from the Rookie, Novice and Enthusiasts Leagues. The World Series for Amateurs featured an overclocking workshop, a qualification tournament, and an elimination tournament. The Workshop was about 30-45min long and ran on Saturday from 10am to 8pm (with a short break around lunch time). Up to 4 overclockers could participate at any one time and receive training on how to overclock both CPU and memory. The benchmark of choice was XTU. Systems were provided by HWBOT.

World Series for Amateurs competition prizes

Thanks to event partner Microbytes and DimasTech, some awesome prizes were available for the amateur champions!

Winner

  • 1x ASUS Z97-C Motherboard
  • 1x Intel Pentium G3258 CPU
  • 1x Corsair CX600 PSU
  • 1x DimasTech Mini Bench Table
  • 1x OverClocking-TV T-Shirt

Runner-Up

  • 1x ASUS Z97-C Motherboard
  • 1x Intel Pentium G3258 CPU
  • 1x DimasTech Mini Bench Table
  • 1x OverClocking-TV T-Shirt

Second Runner-Up

  • 1x Intel Pentium G3258 CPU
  • 1x Microbytes $50 Gift Voucher
  • 1x DimasTech Mini Bench Table
  • 1x OverClocking-TV T-Shirt

Lucky Draw Prizes

  • 2x Microbytes $25 Gift voucher
  • 1x DimasTech Mini Bench Table
  • 1x OverClocking-TV T-Shirt

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