Yogyakomtek – Yogyakarta, Indonesia – September 3-7

Introduction

The Asia Pacific leg of the HWBOT World Tour was held in conjunction with JagatReview at the Yogyakomtek event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from September 3rd to 7th 2016.  The event was split into two sections; the AOCT (Amateur Overclocking Tournament) hosted and organised by JagatReview, followed by the HWBOT World Series on September 6th and 7th with extreme, sub-zero overclocking from the country’s top overclockers.

Event Partners

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

Event Information

The HWBOT World Tour 2016 Asia Pacific event was organized with primary partner Intel, ASUS, BIOSTAR, GIGABYTE and MSI, plus Seasonic, Corsair, Phillips and Streacom. Overclockers will compete on Intel Core i5 6600K processors for the duration of the event.

AOCT (Amateur Overclocking Tournament) 2016

Organized by local overclocking syndicate JagatReview AOCT 2014 (Amateur Overclocking Tournament) competition is an Indonesian-only overclocking tournament organized by the team of JagatReview.com. JagatReview is an active force in the world of overclocking, delivering year-over-year participants contending for the top positions in global contests. The annual AOCT is one of the world’s largest amateur live overclocking tournaments.

The AOCT event will span three days and include auditions and workshops followed by qualifying rounds and the final. Here’s the schedule in full:

  • September 3rd: Round Auditions & Workshop
  • September 4th: Qualifying Round
  • September 5th: Semi-Final and Final 1vs1 Rounds

Note, all amateur contestants will compete using motherboards from each vendor. Overclockers will have to prove that they have the skills needed to overclock Intel Sixth Generation Core i5 processors on Z170 motherboards from ASUS, MSI, GIGABYTE, BIOSTAR.

The AOCT is open to all Indonesians, however JagatReview do have strict rules that ensure only true amateurs may take part.

For more details, visit the contest page here on the JagatReview website: http://oc.jagatreview.com/2016/08/pendaftaran-aoct-2016-grand-battle-resmi-dibuka/

In keeping with tradition of previous AOCT events, prizes for the winners will remain secret until the day of the contest.

HWBOT World Series Asia Pacific: Overview

The World Series Asia Pacific contest will follow the same general format as we have seen at previous World Tour events. The first day will involve a qualification round lasting three hours.

  • September 6th: Qualifying Rounds
  • September 7th: Semi-Final and Final 1vs1 Rounds

The World Series Asia Pacific contest will follow the same general format as we have seen at previous World Tour events. The first day will involve a qualification round lasting three hours. Here are the details regarding benchmarks plus hardware and other restrictions:

For full details about the contest rules and restrictions, please visit HWBOT.org: http://hwbot.org/news/13875_hwbot_announces_contest_rules_world_series_yogyakomtek_indonesia/

World Series Asia Pacific: Prizes

As with any HWBOT World Series contest the grand prize is a ticket to compete in the World Championship Finals in Berlin in December of this year. Plus other hardware prizes that include second and third place:

1st Place:

  • Ticket to the HWBOT World Championship Finals
  • Intel Core i7 6700K processor
  • Seasonic X-750W Power Supply
  • Open Benchtable

2nd Place:

  • Seasonic X-750W Power Supply
  • Corsair Vengeance LED 2666 C16 2 x 8GB DDR4 Kit
  • Open Benchtable

3rd Place:

  • Corsair Vengeance LED 2666 C16 2 x 8GB DDR4 Kit
  • Open Benchtable

4th Place :

  • Philips 19.5” Monitor

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World Series Contest Results

World Series APAC Semi Finals

The Semi finals involved our four qualifiers from the previous day. Speed.fastest was paired with bboyjezz in the first semi final which was centered on the Geekbench3 Multi-core benchmark. The Intel Core i5 6600K CPUs were restricted to 5.5GHz while both overclockers opted for ASUS motherboards. The contest used a 1v1 format where two overclockers go head to head for exactly 30 minutes.

After a very close contest, with 2 mins left, speed.fastest had the edge with a score of 19,803 points while bboyjezz remained 19,701 points. After a few BSODs trying to push every last ounce of performance from his system, bboyjezz simply could not match his competitor. Speed.fastest had a seat in the Final.

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In the other Semi Final we had a 1v1 face-off between revOC and Hazzan. The two competed on 3DMark Physics. Hazzan was the big favorite to win against an overclocker ranked 40th in Indonesia and it certainly looked the case as Hazzan flew out of the traps early on. As the 30 min line approached Hazzan had established a solid score of 12,982 points with revOC trailing behind on 12,340 points. As the humidity played its part in making conditions as difficult as possible, Hazzan made it over the line to the Final.

World Series APAC Final

After a bronze playoff which saw bboyjezz win a tight contest against revOC benching on Geekbench3 Multi-core, the grand final began. Both speed.fastest and Hazzan were given new CPUs and Corsair memory kits before starting a 1v1 session on Cinebench R11.5 with CPUs at 5.5.GHz max. Anyone who enjoyed the live stream will recall how commentators Buidzoid and Trouffman were fascinated by the very gung-ho attitude of two overclockers who understood the deeper nuances of Cinebench, i.e. raise the voltages and attack it head on with as many tweaks as possible.

Hazzan again made the early ground setting the pace with a score of 10.49 with after just ten minutes. It looked like speed.fastest had somehow completely reset his BIOS and had to re-configure every setting from scratch. After around 15 mins speed.fastest managed to get some points on the board with a score of 10.68, then 10.72, gradually closing in on Hazzan and his score of 10.78.

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The Cinebench R11.5 benchmark has a visual aspect of its workloads, a fact that was clearly lost on our two combatants on the stage. Both speed.fastest and Hazzan started using a tweak were the actual benchmark is run off-screen, a ploy which did indeed appear to offer a boost in scores. Live overclocking once again reveals a useful tweak. After several Cinebench R11.5 runs which ultimately failed to deliver a better outcome, Hazzan’s score proved to be good enough for the win. His relief and joy were palpable.

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You can find full coverage of the Asia Pacific Final from OverClocking-TV (below)

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