GIGABYTE Spring Extreme Competition

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With the scent of spring in the air, GIGABYTE invites anyone in possession of an AMD processor and a GIGABYTE motherboard to tackle four uncompromising stages that will decide once and for all who rules the AMD roost, with top dog walking away with a top-of-the-range GIGABYTE 900FXA-UD7.

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  • GIGABYTE Spring Extreme Competition is closed since 15 March 2012.
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Stages (4)

  • #1: Wprime 32M closed, ended on 15 March 2012
  • #2: SuperPI 32M closed, ended on 15 March 2012
  • #3: PiFast closed, ended on 15 March 2012
  • #4: PCMark05 closed, ended on 15 March 2012

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Colombia saint19 says:

I.nfraR.ed said: Thanks, Massman!
Kinda not the idea I had, because initially I wanted some of the air/water guys get that board (or ideally one that competed with a low-end board, regardless of cooling). All top-5 guys, except me (970A-UD3), had used top-of-the-line UD7 board. So, basically they don't need UD5 if we assume UD7 is better.

For example saint19, Strunkenbold, fgi, MrPaco, kirbster have competed with older boards and probably don't have the funds to buy FX990 board or can't justify spending so much money for it.
They could have been happier, imo.

Anyway, congrats to froxic. You're pulling really nices scores lately. Keep going in that direction!


Congrats froxic.

I bought this mobo in 2010 as soon was released, so, when I see this contest here I said my self: "Why not? I had the mobo and the CPU" The CPU can do 6.5GHz, unfortunately with this mobo was not possible, even that, it's was fun and I'm happy for that :D

United States I.M.O.G. says:

Got my email about the prize. Thanks Gigabyte!

Czech Republic froxic says:

I got it too... Big thanks belongs to Gigabyte and I.nfraR.ed.

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Prizes

  • Winner: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7

    The 990FXA-UD7 motherboard is designed to offer a stable, high-speed platform for delivering amazingly fast data transfer via the GIGABYTE 333 onboard acceleration technologies. Featuring the USB3.0 controller, AMD 900 series motherboards allow users to take advantage of super fast USB transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, delivering 10x faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0. Utilizing the industry's first Serial ATA Revision 3.0 solution via AMD SB950 chipset, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer native 6 ports of next generation high speed data storage devices support with data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10. The AMD 900 series motherboards introduce a unique hardware design with lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery. All USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.

    More information: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3880

  • Runner-up: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5

    The 990FXA-UD5 motherboard is designed to offer a stable, high-speed platform for delivering amazingly fast data transfer via the GIGABYTE 333 onboard acceleration technologies. Featuring the USB3.0 controller, AMD 900 series motherboards allow users to take advantage of super fast USB transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, delivering 10x faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0. Utilizing the industry's first Serial ATA Revision 3.0 solution via AMD SB950 chipset, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer native 6 ports of next generation high speed data storage devices support with data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10. The AMD 900 series motherboards introduce a unique hardware design with lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery. All USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.

    More information: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3891

  • 2nd Runner-up: GA-990FXA-UD3

    The 990FXA-UD3 motherboard is designed to offer a stable, high-speed platform for delivering amazingly fast data transfer via the GIGABYTE 333 onboard acceleration technologies. Featuring the USB3.0 controller, AMD 900 series motherboards allow users to take advantage of super fast USB transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, delivering 10x faster data transfer compared to USB 2.0. Utilizing the industry's first Serial ATA Revision 3.0 solution via AMD SB950 chipset, GIGABYTE AMD 900 series motherboards offer native 6 ports of next generation high speed data storage devices support with data transfer speeds of up to 6 Gbps with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10. The AMD 900 series motherboards introduce a unique hardware design with lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery. All USB ports also benefit from a 3x power boost for better power delivery to power hungry USB devices.

    More information: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3894

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