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massman
10-30-2013, 04:47 AM
A heads-up for those who are planning to join in!

Just like any other year since 2009, HWBOT is hosting what our members refer to as the World Cup of Overclocking. This year, we celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Country Cup. The HWBOT Country Cup 2013 commences on November 1, and runs all the way until the end of December. In this period of two months, we are looking for the successor of last year?s victors, Greece.

As the Country Cup tradition prescribes, overclockers settle the competition across different stages. This year there are eight stages, each having their own hardware restrictions and unique point algorithm. In each stage, the national overclocking teams must compete for the best average result. The average is based on a specific part of the hardware configuration, and a pre-defined amount of required scores. The participating countries are ranked first by the amount of scores that contribute to the average, and then by the average itself. This means that it is primarily important to have enough scores to complete the average score.

The mission for the Country Cup is the same as last year. Find your peers, engage your compatriots, and cooperate for your country?s honor and glory!

The competition page is being prepared as I am writing this announcement. It will appear live soon! The stage information we can already provide, though ?

Stage 1, Nov 1 - Dec 27, 3DMark 11 Performance Full Out: For this stage, all hardware is allowed. Per country, one score is required. The winner of the stage acquires 50 points.
Stage 2, Nov 1 - Dec 23, Cloud Gate 1xGPU (i7+NV): for this stage only Core i7 CPUs are allowed. The following video cards are allowed: GTX 670, GTX 570, and GTX 470. Per country three scores are required, one with each GPU. The winner of the stage acquires 40 points.
Stage 3, Nov 1 - Dec 23, Vantage Dual GPU (i5+AMD/ATI): for this stage only Core i5 CPUs are allowed. The following video cards families are allowed: Radeon HD 6000, Radeon HD 5000, and Radeon HD 4000. Per country three scores are required, one with each GPU family. The winner of the stage acquires 40 points.
Stage 4, Nov 1 - Dec 23, HWBOT Prime (i3/Pentium): For this stage, only Core i3 or Pentium CPUs are allowed. There is no restriction on the GPU. Per country, three scores are required, each with a unique CPU core. The winner of the stage acquires 40 points.
Stage 5, Nov 1 - Dec 19, Aquamark (AMD FX): For this stage, only AMD FX CPUs are allowed. There is no restriction on the GPU. Per country, five scores are required, each with a unique CPU core. The winner of the stage acquires 30 points.
Stage 6, Nov 1 - Dec 19, Catzilla 576P (AMD APU): for this stage only AMD APUs are allowed. You may only use the onboard APU. Per country, five scores are required, each with a unique GPU core. The winner of the stage acquires 30 points.
Stage 7, Nov 1 - Dec 19, 3DMark03 (legacy): For this stage, there is no restriction on either CPU or GPU. Per country, five scores are required, each with a unique GPU socket. The winner of the stage acquires 30 points.
Stage 8, Nov 1 - Dec 15, SuperPI 32M Low Clock Challenge: For this stage, there is no restriction on either CPU or GPU. The CPU frequency is capped at 4000.01 MHz. Per country seven scores are required, each with a unique CPU socket. The winner of the stage acquires 20 points.


There's also a bunch of prizes, including some nicely binned kits from GSKILL! More info:

News Item (http://hwbot.org/news/9988_hwbot_announces_fifth_edition_of_country_cup_ 2013_edition_starts_november_1/)
Competition Page (http://hwbot.org/competition/country_cup_2013/)


http://news.hwbot.org/Competitions/CountryCup2013/countryCup2013small.png

Don_Dan
12-17-2013, 11:12 AM
Two Days Left for Stage 8 of Country Cup 2013 - Top 4 Within 4 Seconds! (http://hwbot.org/newsflash/2350_two_days_left_for_stage_8_of_country_cup_2013 ___top_4_within_4_seconds)

Indonesia Victorious in First Country Cup Stage – Next Three to Close in 2 Days! (http://hwbot.org/newsflash/2357_indonesia_victorious_in_first_country_cup_sta ge__next_three_to_close_in_2_days)

Don_Dan
01-02-2014, 03:17 AM
4 Hours Left for Country Cup Stages 2/3/4 ! (http://hwbot.org/newsflash/2370_4_hours_left_for_country_cup_stages_234_)

Don_Dan
01-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Australia Wins HWBOT Country Cup 2013 (http://hwbot.org/news/10233_australia_wins_hwbot_country_cup_2013/)