GIGABYTE A75 OC Challenge

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Since the recent launch of the world’s first APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) from AMD, there have been a lot of benching going on to see if AMD really has created an onboard graphics solution that can compete head-to-head with the lower end discrete market. But many are asking the age-old question, “will it blend”? No, wait a second...we really don’t suggest trying that. The real question is will it overclock? During the month of August, GIGABYTE would like you guys to answer that for us. So, using any GIGABYTE A75 motherboard (learn all about them HERE), submit your best scores for each of the 5 stages using only the APU graphics…ie., no discrete graphics cards allowed. Since HWBOT is hosting, HWBOT rules apply. The first place winner gets a 990FXA-UD5 and second and third place gets a E350N-USB3.

Stage 1 : 3Dmark 11 P (Preset)
Stage 2: 3Dmark Vantage P (Preset)
Stage 3: PCMARK 7
Stage 4: Unigine Heaven DX11
Stage 5: UCBench2011

Prize Overview

How to WIN Provider Prize Info
Winner GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 Link
Runner-up GIGABYTE E350N-USB3 Link
Second runner-up GIGABYTE E350N-USB3 Link
Details of the prizes and how they you can win them, can be found in the prize section below!

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  • GIGABYTE A75 OC Challenge is closed since 31 August 2011.
  • This competition is between Members.

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Stages (5)


Comments

Discuss the competition at the HWBOT forum (44 comments)

Hong Kong Mad222 says:

Congrats, Gappo, Iron & Benny!

Italy Iron says:

Thanks Mad! Guys, have you already been contacted by gigabyte? It's the first time I enter in a competition so I don't know how many days they need to organize etc... :)

Italy Iron says:

The prize arrived today! In the next few days I'll try it on ubuntu, hoping for a decent support for that hardware, maybe in the 11.10 release. :) Thank Giga and hwbot for hosting the comp!

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Prizes

  • GIGABYTE GA-E350-USB3

    The new addition to GIGABYTE’s small form factor HTPC motherboard range features AMD Fusion™ Technology with DirectX® 11, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0), SATA 6Gbps, an HDMI interface, as well as a host of unique high-end GIGABYTE features such as Ultra Durable™ 3 , 3x USB Power and On/Off Charge for quick charging iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices. Powered by the AMD E-350 Dual-Core Processor with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics (DX11), the GIGABYTE GA-E350N-USB3 motherboard provides exceptional Blu-ray high definition content playback unmatched by previous integrated graphics solutions.

  • 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.

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