During the month of November, GIGABYTE hosted the Feel the Force overclocking competition at HWBOT. Overclockers with a Haswell CPU and a Z87 motherboard could win a Gigabyte Z87X-OC Force motherboard and Corsair gear. The competition was simple in set up. Gather the most points in the three competition stages to win. The competition stages included the highest CPU Frequency, highest memory clock, and the highest BCLK frequency. After a month of intense competition, Vivi (South Africa) came out on top. Second place went to Hero (China), third place to Laoshu1919 (also China).
In the CPU Frequency stage, Hero from China won gold. With a frequency of 7150.69 MHz, Hero reached the second highest Core i7 4770K frequency validation at HWBOT. Very impressive! Hero outclocked Scheele, also from China, by 150MHz. Vivi from South Africa was third with 0.12MHz short of 6.9 GHz.
In the memory clock stage, Dinos22 from Australia tops the leaderboard. With a frequency of 2054 MHz (DDR3-4108), he does slightly better than Laoshu191 at 2027MHz. Vivi finished again third, hitting about 100 MHz less than Dinos22.
In the third stage, Vivi took the win. His BCLK frequency result of 204.5 MHz is the highest Z87 BCLK validation at HWBOT! Looking at the Z87 BCLK validation leaderboard, we see that the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard holds 7 spots in the top-10. All – except the one which is 0.5MHz short – at 200 MHz and above. Pretty cool!
Taipei, Taiwan - World renowned motherboard and graphics card manufacturer, MSI, presents the sixth edition of the Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) Grand Finals, with 16 contestants representing 13 different countries. The first day provided three intense overclocking battles during the classic battle, with the international media and global overclocking enthusiasts watching closely. In the end, T0lsty from Ukraine won the final honors with his amazing performance and became the 2013 MOA champion. T0lsty took home $3,000 US in prize money and professional equipment worth nearly $3,000 US.
A dynamic player in the overclocking community, 2013 MOA Champion T0lsty from Ukraine has won many awards throughout the years. He is also one of the favorites to win this year's online champion prediction contest. Second place went to Lucky_n00b from the Indonesia, along with $2,000 US of prize money. Third place was taken by Xtreme_Addict of Poland, who took home $1,000 US. Each of these winners also took home professional level equipment worth nearly $3,000 US.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 23rd, 2013 — The world's leading motherboard brand ASRock announced the winner list of FM2 A10 OC COMPETITION with HWBOT, sponsored by AMD, PowerColor, ADATA, and Thermaltake today. CherV, the overclocker from Hong Kong, broke the world record of CPU-Z once again and achieved the highest 3DMark11 Performance with ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ and AMD A10-6800K CPU.
The final champion of CPU-Z and 3DMark11 Performance, CherV, achieved an all-time high CPU-Z score of 8520.22MHz and highest 3DMark11 Performance score of P 3177 with ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+. With the amazing result, the final champion won the prizes worth over $5,000 USD, bonus prize of $2,000 USD, and extra $2,000 USD for breaking world records in 2 overclocking benchmarks.