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G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce the start of the 5th Annual OC World Cup 2018, with the Online Qualifier stage beginning on March 132018! This is one of the largest annual overclocking competition of its kind, with participating competitors from around the world and a massive total cash prize pool of $20,000 USD, where the champion will be taking home $10,000 USD in cash. The OC World Cup 2018 is open to the public, so join us and the next overclocking champion might be you!

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G.SKILL 5th Annual OC World Cup 2018       

The G.SKILL OC World Cup overclocking competition consists of three rounds: Online Qualifier, Live Qualifier, and Grand Finals. Once the Online Qualifier has concluded, the top 6 ranking participants will be invited to compete against each other in the Live Qualifier round, held live on stage at the G.SKILL booth during the first three days of Computex 2018, from June 5th to June 7th, 2018 in Taipei City, Taiwan. On the fourth day of Computex 2018, the top two contestants from the Live Qualifier will contend in a head-to-head deathmatch in the Grand Finals round for the Grand Prize of $10,000 USD and the title of “OC Champion of G.SKILL OC World Cup 2018”!

Round 1: Online Qualifier

The Online Qualifier round of the OC World Cup 2018 will be hosted on the HWBOT’s OC-Esports webpage from March 13th to April 16th, 2018. Participants will be ranked in the completion and scoring of 4 featured benchmarks: Highest DDR4 Frequency, SuperPi 32m, Geekbench 3 Multi-Core, and 3DMark11 on integrated graphics processor. Participants must use G.SKILL DDR4 memory, Intel® Core™ i5-8600K processor, and Z370 chipset motherboards. For more event details and rules, please visit the competition webpage on HWBOT’s OC-Esports webpage:!/round/gskill_ocworldcup_2018_qualifier

Additionally, all participants of the Online Qualifier round will receive an entry to a lucky draw, where one lucky winner will receive a G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4-3600MHz 16GB (2x8GB) high performance memory kit!

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Largest Single Cash Prize in an Overclocking Competition!

Since the inception of G.SKILL OC World Cup in 2014, this overclocking competition features the largest single cash prize for the winning champion, being able to take home a massive $10,000 USD cash prize. Furthermore, with the competition in its fifth consecutive year, G.SKILL is increasing the total cash prize pool to $20,000 USD for the OC World Cup 2018. Lastly, all contestants participating in the Live Qualifier will win sponsorship for G.SKILL’s latest high-end extreme performance memory kit.

For a breakdown of the cash prize in OC World Cup 2018, please see below:

OC Champion: USD $10,000

2nd: USD $3,000

3rd: USD $2,500

4th: USD $2,000

5th: USD $1,500

6th: USD $1,000

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Thanks to AMD Italia, now we know that the AMD PSP vulnerability is - actually - a non existent problem. First of all, in order to take advantage of this exploit, an hacker has to have physical access to the server.

Consequently, he has to update/replace the SPI-Flash manually. SPI-Flash can't be flashed from OS or remotely. In other words, this vulnerability isn't subject to remote code execution.

So, the hype among the forums about a new "Meltdown bug" AMD-Only is 100% wrong. However, AMD and its partners are working on a fix, available during this month, in order to cancel even this remote event.

Raven Ridge is still MIA in Desktop (AM4 Socket) market, but it seems AMD will commercialize a Raven Ridge 2 APU in 2018 (Maybe a stopgap until Picasso, or a rushed Picasso).

We don’t know a lot, now AMD is very reserved (Even my sources have difficult to say something!), but we know that AMD is working on Raven Ridge 2 APU. It will be probably produced on 12nm of GlobalFoundries, and it will be an enhanced version of current Raven Ridge APU (Raven Ridge will be used in Embedded and Server markets, too. Just like Ryzen is used in Enterprise market via the EPYC SKUs).

It seems AMD is trying to produce a CPU (Pinnacle Ridge) and an APU (Raven Ridge 2) able to be clocked higher, dedicated to the Consumer market, waiting for Ryzen @ 7nm (2019). In our opinion, it’s a good strategy in order to put pressure on Intel and to commercialize better products dedicated to gaming, VR and content creation (Threadripper) markets.


According to slides published in October, Intel will remove BIOS legacy support from client & data center platforms from 2020. Also, the new BIOS have to be Class 3 Compliant (No CSM - Compatibility Support Module).

It’s interesting that this choice will stop the support for software that depends on 16Bit BIOS runtime. This news fits perfectly with our rumor about a new Intel x86 uArch, ready in 2019-2020.




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