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07-11-2014, 04:28 AM
http://rog.asus.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/ROG-OC-Showdown-1920x1080_B1.jpg

Might not be 100% correct at this stage - still finalizing - but just FYI to start preparing! Will launch on HWBot soon! For future, we aim to do stuff with the new HWBot Rookie/Am/Enth leagues, as we believe it covered more forum guys here and we want to get more people into OC!


2D, 3D, Max CPU!
The competition will focus on three areas for benchmarking:
• Maximum CPU frequency,
• SuperPi 32M
• 3DMark Sky Diver

Content Prizes
Grand Prize (accumulation of points across all three benchmarks):
• Future ROG X99 motherboard (at product launch)

Prizes per benchmark:
• 1st place: Choice of any ROG Maximus VII series motherboard or ROG Matrix R9 290X graphics card
• 2nd place: Choice of Maximus VII Formula or Maximus VII Impact motherboard

Any world record broken in the three benchmarks at the final event date, ASUS will additionally award USD $1,000.

Myk SilentShadow
07-11-2014, 01:34 PM
I may not be able to join, but, any idea when this will start?

Chino
07-11-2014, 01:48 PM
If there are cooling restrictions in place, it will be an awesome event. If not, the extreme LN2 overclockers are going to take home the prizes like always. lol

AkaNe0
07-15-2014, 05:56 AM
Competition starting in few hours ! No restriction on the cooling for this competition.

Please find the competition page on hwbot with rules and details:

http://hwbot.org/competition/rogocshowdown_z97/

HiVizMan
07-15-2014, 10:02 AM
The different HWBOT leagues will determine what kind of cooling you will be able to use.

Chino
07-15-2014, 01:46 PM
we aim to do stuff with the new HWBot Rookie/Am/Enth leagues[/I]
So this event is aimed at users in those three leagues in particular, correct?


No restriction on the cooling for this competition.
There is no mention of that in the event actually. But I guess that implies that it's an anything goes right? A good old Royal rumble between Rookies to PRO OCers? But then again, there are three of each prizes which kind of fits in with what Richard said earlier about the three leagues?

A little confused. Just want to make sure I understand all the bases before the event starts. :p

jab383
07-15-2014, 05:19 PM
One of the restrictions is that components must be commercially available before the contest kicks off. It already kicked off. The Maximus VII Formula is not commercially available. So even if it comes in during the contest, the M7F can't be used?

Jeff

HiVizMan
07-15-2014, 08:02 PM
What I was trying to say about cooling was this. If you are in a league that does not allow LN2 cooling and you decide to use LN2 cooling then you will change class in the HWBOT leagues. Sorry for any confusion.

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07-16-2014, 01:27 AM
One of the restrictions is that components must be commercially available before the contest kicks off. It already kicked off. The Maximus VII Formula is not commercially available. So even if it comes in during the contest, the M7F can't be used?

Jeff

If you buy an M7F before the competition ends that's fair game. However we expect the Gene to OC as well as the Formula and that's readily available, as a lot of BIOS OC work has already gone into the Gene that has been on market a few months.

This is for everyone up to extreme cooling users. If you use LN2 in a competition you will be bumped into the Extreme league automatically.

AkaNe0
07-16-2014, 05:08 AM
Here is a screenshot of all the different leagues (http://hwbot.org/league) on HWBOT:

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So once you are more than 3 months old, one year, or if you do extreme overclocking you will pass automatically to the superior league. If you want to join the Elite league, is your choice.
Check out this video, to know everything about overclockers leagues:
How the overclocking leagues work on HWBOT? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btdZXxXeG-E)

For this competition is no limitation for the cooling method. But for later, we would like to organize competitions for the different leagues, that will bring more fun to everybody.

Chino
07-16-2014, 02:15 PM
But for later, we would like to organize competitions for the different leagues, that will bring more fun to everybody.
That would be awesome. I'll be waiting for one of those then. Won't bother this one. Hehe.

Thank you for clearing things up. :p

Menthol
07-29-2014, 12:28 AM
I have entered this competition regardless of the fact that with water cooling I cannot win, I am testing myself to see if I can at least compete with the other ambient cooling entries. Improvements in my skills if any will be my prize.

randyenergy
07-29-2014, 04:32 AM
Improvements in my skills if any will be my prize.
That is my focus. And will be nice to have Asus supporting AMD rookies.

Henkenator68NL
07-29-2014, 10:31 PM
I just received a Maximus VII GENE, have to build the system, than I will try and hopefully get some nice scores for tthe contest. Hope that ambient temps will drop... Lol

meankeys
07-31-2014, 05:48 PM
I just received my M VII Hero to day. thought I would join you guys in the fun.

Henkenator68NL
08-10-2014, 03:52 PM
MarshallR, HiVizMan, and all team mates :

I have a question concerning the competition. (I have asked Massman about this also):

The HWBOT contest is quite clear about the rules - at least I thought!!!!!!!!

General Rules state:
Only use Asus motherboards.
Only use motherboards using Z97 chipset.
Use 1 processor(s).
Single GPU graphics card
Only use Asus graphics card
Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
Must use competition background (download) for SuperPI 32M and 3DMark Sky Diver
Must supply verification link for CPU Frequency and 3DMark Sky Diver
- etc etc.

If I read that, it implies: General rules apply in general = for each stage in this competition. Additional rules (that don't apply in general correct?) are stated in the subsequent stages.

I am convinced that if the general rules state only use Asus Graphic Card, this applies to all stages (hence the name general). So this means that if you post your Super Pi scores, you have to follow the general and specific rules.

So you need: screenshot of your SuperPi Score, including 2 instances of CPU-Z (cpu tab and memory tab), you have to use the competition background. Furthermore the hardware that is obligated: An Asus Z97 motherboard AND an Asus graphic card! You have to add an picture off your overclocking rigg. Proving that you follow the Rules.

So our team mates Menthol and Meankeys (amongst others?) and me did that perfectly.

However a lot of contenders have not deliverd any proof that they are in fact using an Asus Graphics card for the SuperPi test. In my opinion that in fact does not comply with rules.

However after asking this to Massman from HWBOT he states: " The rule only applies to the 3DMark stage :)"

Well I disagree with that, rules are rules. Not following them render subsequent submissions incorrect.

I would like an official Asus decision about this. A contest can only be fair if ALL rules are followed correct?

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08-11-2014, 05:41 AM
I would say it's an open interpretation due to imprecise language, rather than going 'against' the rules. Since SuperPi is a 2D test there's not a 'need' for ASUS graphics card as it doesn't affect the result (there's not even a need for any GPU if you use Intel onboard). We would rather not appear spiteful to entrants and omit results for the sake of a technicality, when it's not a requirement to show an ASUS 3D performance or advantage in a 2D test. We will be more clear and reword:

*Only use Asus graphics card for 3DMark stage

Sorry for the confusion.

Henkenator68NL
08-11-2014, 06:30 AM
Thanks for the reply, maybe for future competitions, these details could be sharpened, and leave no room for discussion. As for the contest, just few more dayz, hopefully no huge sandbagging this time. Now time for Coffee and some Pi (the 32M version) :g) Ps the oc tool is very handy!

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08-11-2014, 06:55 AM
Unfortunately there's always holes to be found :P We do try to plug them all!:D

meankeys
08-12-2014, 04:28 PM
Cool Newegg got me my replacement M VII Hero back to me. Now I can hopefully improve on my submissions for the contest.

meankeys
08-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Way to represent guy's - ROG Supreme OC took all the top spots under the LN2 guys. Menthol congrats I hope your in the money with your Sky driver submission. 3rd place way to show those ln2 guys. You are da man!

Menthol
08-15-2014, 11:53 AM
No money needed, as far as I'm concerned I won just by competing with me Amigo's.

twisted1
08-16-2014, 01:18 AM
No money needed, as far as I'm concerned I won just by competing with me Amigo's.

Well spoken my friend :)

Although some cash for HW is not wrong at all :D

meankeys
08-16-2014, 01:45 AM
Well spoken my friend :)

Although some cash for HW is not wrong at all :D

Exactly :)

Dam sandbagger's - )(

Henkenator68NL
08-17-2014, 10:35 AM
Guy's I totally agree!!

The team did good.

I was not even finished benching... Both super pi and frequency need high clocks, so I tried my first delid of wel performing 4770k. But that was a bust, I killed it. So with my last money I bought the 4790K, thinking that I might have a chance... The 4790k arrived on last submission day (express same day delivery)....

Then I saw all the Lizzards creep from under the sandbags....

I haven't even bothered to try the 4790K for the competition anymore... That sucks and takes the fun out of competition.

Luckily we have a great team and Benching with you guys is far more fun.. I am glad that the new asus competition has a weekly winner part in it, that way Sandbaggers are at least forced to show there Lizzard faces before until closing hours of competition.

meankeys
08-17-2014, 01:30 PM
what weekly competition?

Henkenator68NL
08-17-2014, 06:02 PM
what weekly competition?

I should have written weekly prices :
Place Prize Qty
Leader after Week #1 Future ROG X99 Motherboard (at product launch)
1x Leader after Week #2 Future ROG X99 Motherboard (at product launch)
1x Leader after Week #3 Future ROG X99 Motherboard (at product launch)
1x TOP-14 with Devil Canyon Qualified For Final 14x
TOP-2 with Pentium G3258 Qualified For Final 2x

meankeys
08-17-2014, 07:33 PM
Henk
Your referring to the ROG OC Showdown Z97?

So your saying give weekly prizes rather than over all winner prizes. That would cut down on the sandbaggers waiting and seeing were they need to be and going balls to the wall at the end. I too had some unfortunate mishaps with a bad motherboard then got it back in time to make a few more runs then I had some vga problems. :(

Henkenator68NL
08-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Well that is indeed what I meant, The weekly leader thing is now in the new contest: http://hwbot.org/competition/aooc_2014_qualifier I hope that will indeed get things going at the start instead of at the end!

AkaNe0
08-18-2014, 08:12 AM
Sandbagging, it's one of the main problem for the online competition. Everyone wants to keep their score until the last minute. It was crazy to watch the last hour of the competition, scores where falling from the sky.

The AOOC (ASUS Open Overclocking Cup) is the qualification for the final live event. Unfortunately this competition is only open for Europe.

I think to avoid sandbagging, do some weekly prices can help. We will try to do this in our future competition.

If you want to know more about the sandbagging, HWBOT publish a good article about it: http://hwbot.org/news/10209_an_opinion_on_sandbagging_sandbagging_is_not _a_crime_embrace_the_strategy/

meankeys
08-19-2014, 09:59 AM
Thanks for the info AkaNe@Asus

Weekly shoot outs would help cut down on this problem but hay that's why they call it a competition and your team strategy plays a big part in winning.
If the rules were so structured to include a mandatory submission within the first part of the comp. and a limit to the deviation between scores posted.
That may help cut down on the sanbbaging.