We’ve recently reported about top overclocker Der8auer shooting at Hicookie about an overclocking record for Intel’s just launched Core i9-12900K. Hicookie reportedly achieved 8Ghz on the 12th-gen Core i9 whereas the global average from other extreme overclockers saw the chip only managing around 7.2Ghz to 7.5Ghz under LN2. De8auer was very vocal in his accusations and was visibly displeased with fellow overclocker Hicookie has pulled off.
Since the news broke, Hicookie or GIGABYTE has not made any public statements dismissing the matter and even put out a press release (we refused to publish this press release) stating that their 8Ghz claim is validated using the bug-fixed version of CPU-Z.
Today, CPU-Z developer DocTB personally announced the invalidation in his Twitter as seen below:
Follow up. We decided to reject this entry from the CPU-Z Validator due to the extremely high probability of a bugged report. ⤵️ https://t.co/sdX9Lem3ZJ
— Doc TB (@d0cTB) November 9, 2021
Doc TB also continues that Hicookie has previously been invalidated as well for pulling off a similar act on the release of the Ryzen 9 5950X.
HWBOT or Der8auer has yet to make a statement but since Hicookie did not make a submission for setup validation in HWBOT, he cannot be banned by the organization. It can be inferred though that Hicookie will probably face more doubt going forward for this action. GIGABYTE on the other hand, as benefitting from this issue, is likely going to be called out by some in the enthusiast community but is likely not to suffer as much backlash as they did with their power supply issue.
GIGABYTE has recently faced multiple controversies and this adds only another hit to their hurting reputation.