Intel® X299 Platform Breaks World Records at ‘Performance Matters Helium Night Taipei’ Event

Intel, ASUS and Seasonic Join HWBOT for Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X Pre-Launch Party, World Records Broken with Liquid Helium

May 30th 2017 – HWBOT, an organization regulating international overclocking competitions and rankings today announced its role in launching the latest generation Intel® Core™ processors High-End-Desktop (HEDT) series. Joined by partners Intel®, ASUS and Seasonic, HWBOT invited top tier international media to its second Performance Matters event of the year.

Attendees we treated to an overclocking demonstration with liquid helium where the ROG overclocking team achieved the highest Intel Core i7 frequency ever at 7560 MHz and broke the World Record for SuperPI 1M and PiFast.

“HWBOT is delighted to host this landmark event in front of the world’s top tech media,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. “Overclocking remains the truest test of absolute performance, validating the incredible work that Intel has done to make the latest HEDT platform attractive to enthusiasts.”

Intel® Core™ i7 Breaks SuperPI 1M and Pifast World Records on Liquid Helium

The latest Intel Core i7 processor takes the high-end-desktop platform to new performance heights. Elite overclockers from the ASUS Republic of Gamers in-house overclocking team used liquid helium to cool a Core i7 7740X to −269°C, allowing CPU cores to reach an incredible 7560 MHz. At this configuration the ROG team were able to break the World Record score for SuperPI 1M and PiFast.

World Records and Global First Place Ranked Scores

The Performance Matters Helium Night event produced the following World Records and Global First Place scores:

HWBOT Performance Matters Helium Night

The HWBOT Performance Matters Helium Night event took place at the W Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan on May 29th, the eve of the official announcement of Intel’s latest HEDT platform. A top tier roster of International media were in attendance alongside representatives of partners Intel, ASUS and Seasonic. The aim of the event was to give attending media an opportunity to see the latest HEDT processor platform pushed to the limit under the most extreme sub-zero conditions possible.


Since its inception in 2006, HWBOT has grown to become the world’s leading platform for competitive overclocking. With a global headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, HWBOT serves a growing and dynamic community of over 100,000 overclockers and welcomes 1.25 million visitors per year. HWBOT provides a dynamic platform for overclocking that include the competition platform, the HWBOT World Tour, the Overclockers League and the HWBOT historical database.

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