How Large Is the Overclocking Community on Intel Haswell CPUs?

HWBOT, a website that maintains a database of PC benchmarks submitted by its community, is the go to site for overclockers that are looking to share their results and compete against others in various competitions. The Intel 4th Generation Core ‘Haswell’ processors and the Z87 Express chipset came out about one year ago and we ran across some interesting statistics on Haswell for overclocking at HWBOT that we wanted to share. The folks over at HWBOT crunched some numbers and discovered that there were 32,867 benchmark results submitted with Intel Haswell processors by 2,334 overclockers. This is a pretty good number of benchmarks, but we were a bit shocked that only 2,334 people in entire world are submitting all the benchmark results. We expected that number to be much higher as we know there are a ton of overclockers out there. It just doesn’t look like they are all submitting to HWBOT.


The most popular motherboard brand is ASUS and the most used Intel Haswell processor is the Intel Core i7-4770K. The most popular motherboard is the Gigabyte Z87X-OC. Here is a look at the most popular motherboard brands and models based on the HWBOT Haswell based submissions.

HWBOT Top 5 Z87 Motherboard Brands:

  1. ASUS
  2. Gigabyte
  3. MSI
  4. ASRock
  5. Intel

HWBOT Top 5 Z87 Motherboards:

  2. Asus Maximus VI Extreme
  3. Asus Maximus VI Hero
  4. MSI Z87-G45 Gaming
  5. MSI Z87 MPower Max


How is the overclocking community doing? Here is a quick look at SuperPi 32M submissions on a wide variety of Intel processor architectures from 2010 to 2014. There appears to be a large spike of submissions when the a new CPU architecture is first introduced followed by a slow decline over the months and years ahead. It is interesting to note that the SuperPi 32M submissions for Haswell declined quicker than some of the previous big launches.

  • roki977 .

    OFC. Air OC on those things is mega bad when compared with SB or even older CPUs. LN2 and finding the right CPU i very expensive sport and ofc. for much less people. Old CPUs where much more OC friendly even on LN2 or dice but new ones are all about who can test more and find the best or pure luck, something like gambling. I gave up on OC and HW boot when IB came out.

  • basroil

    “It is interesting to note that the SuperPi 32M submissions for Haswell declined quicker than some of the previous big launches.”

    Not really, Haswell just didn’t really have anything needed and came at the wrong time in terms of software. The limited overclocking and initial lack of Haswell-AVX commands also didn’t help.