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The wait is almost over.... HWBOT Competition Page E-Sports Competition Page Only prerequisite to enter: Retail Corsair DDR4 memory sticks For Air and Water Cooling setups only (no chillers nor any form of extreme cooling allowed) The Corsair DDR4 OC competition will run over 3 stages: Stage 1 from 15th of August till the 7th of September Stage 2 from 30th of August till the 12th of September Stage 3 from the 12th of September till the 26th of September General Rules Participants must use retail CORSAIR DDR4 memory. All participants must use commercially available components and software (Engineering Samples are not allowed). Hardware sharing is not allowed. All participants have to use the same platform (CPU & motherboard) for all 3 stages. All submissions must include the official CORSAIR competition desktop wallpaper, available here: All submissions must include a picture of the working overclocking setup (MB, MEM, CPU cooler clearly visible). After the end of the competition, no more submissions or rectifications will be allowed. We expect fair play from everyone. HWBOT and CORSAIR reserve the right to remove results and/or participants who compete unfairly; The decision is final and will not be discussed afterwards; Examples of unacceptable behavior: Influence others’ submissions to profit your ranking, Deliberately make a mistake in the submissions process and ask later for change. Cheating on cooling method or Software hacking might lead to a ban of your account. HWBOT and CORSAIR reserve the right to reject any entry. HWBOT and CORSAIR have the right to ask for video proof if needed. Hardware Must use commercially / retail available components. No ES samples. Participants must use retail available CORSAIR memory. Processor and Memory are cooled ONLY by Air/AIO or by Watercooling. No Chiller/Extreme/TEC cooling allowed on CPU or memory. CPU must be at idle 20+°C. Software Windows 10 submissions only. (No Windows Server or Windows 11). AIDA64 Extreme version 6.33.5749 Beta only. CPUZ 1.96.1 or newer version only. ( latest CPUZ Beta click here for Cezanne SPD support ) BenchMate version 0.10.8 only. Stage 1: AIDA64 Read Bandwidth (CLOSED) Use version AIDA64 Extreme from the compo package with key: RWN9Y-MUBDB-8L1WQ-7D2P1-Y87C8 Dual Channel Submissions only. Run Full Benchmark, not individual Read Bandwidth test. Screenshot with CORSAIR desktop wallpaper as background; AIDA64 score, CPU-Z 1.96.1 CPU tabs for Processor, Memory and SPD. CPUZ 1.96.1 or newer Validation link is required, registered on your HWBOT username. Stage 1 Care package (download here) or via Mediafire.com (click to open) Stage 2: Memory Frequency (CLOSED) Screenshot with CORSAIR desktop wallpaper as background; CPU-Z 1.97 Memory and SPD tab. CPUZ 1.97 Validation link is required, registered on your HWBOT username. Score on the verification screenshot matches the one from the CPUZ validation link (2MHz tolerance) No unchecked scores ( don't use CPUZ XOC mode) Stage 2 Care package Stage 3: Cinebench R23 with BenchMate per core (OPEN) Use BenchMate version 0.10.8 Dual Channel Submissions only. Screenshot with CORSAIR desktop wallpaper as background; CB23 render (can be partly covered), Benchmate score, CPU-Z 1.97 CPU tabs for Processor, Memory and SPD. Stage 3 care Package Final Notes In case of a tie, Stage 2 score is the tie breaker. Points per Stage 50-48-46-44-42-40-38-36-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Contest Winners Thanks to the generosity of our partner CORSAIR, the overall winners at the end of the contest will receive the following prizes: 1st Place DDR5 Memory kit (not yet released) CORSAIR MP600 PRO 1TB CORSAIR RM1000X PSU CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO SE Keyboard CORSAIR Sabre RGB PRO Gaming mouse 2nd Place DDR5 Memory kit (not yet released) CORSAIR RM850X PSU CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO SE Keyboard CORSAIR Sabre RGB PRO Gaming mouse 3rd Place DDR5 Memory kit (not yet released) CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO SE Keyboard CORSAIR Sabre RGB PRO Gaming mouse 4th Place DDR5 Memory kit (not yet released) CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO SE Keyboard CORSAIR Sabre RGB PRO Gaming mouse 5th Place CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO SE Keyboard CORSAIR Sabre RGB PRO Gaming mouse Lucky Draw Winner DDR5 Memory kit (not yet released) CORSAIR MP600 PRO 1TB