Taipei, Taiwan, March 13, 2013 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announces its latest overclocking competition, the GIGABYTE ‘Dig for Victory’ contest, an open overclocking contest hosted at HWBOT.org
Running from March 13th to April 12th 2013, the GIGABYTE ’Dig for Victory’ overclocking contest consists of two stages centered on the new 3DMark from Futuremark. The 1st place finishers of each stage will each win a GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 motherboard and an AMD FX 8350 processor.
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EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is excited to announce the winners of our first overclocking competition "CPU Capped 3DMark – The old and the new", hosted by HWBOT, the top organization hosting the world's only 24/7 overclocking competition, which brings together 35,000 participants and feature competition in thousands of categories.
The purpose of this competition was to celebrate the official release of EK-VGA Supremacy HWBOT Edition, the first fruit of the collaboration between EK Water Blocks and HWBOT. The participants were competing for highest 3DMark2001SE and 3DMark11 – Performance scores which were submitted to HWBOT.org with some rules enforced limitations to make this competition more appealing to the tweaking crowd. The competition consisted of two main stages (3DMark2001SE and 3DMark11 Performance) and a bonus stage – 3DMark2001SE run with Intel Core2 architecture CPU. Each stage (including a bonus stage) was limited to a single GPU. For detailed limitation list please see each stage description.
This competition was an online event and was open to everyone. One could participate by making a submission during the competition. Participants could compete from all around the world and make submissions online. Each stage was awarded points. The winner is the competitor who gained most points. The contest, which was sponsored by EK Water Blocks as well as Intel and Fractal Design, started on February 4th and run until March 3rd. Besides the awards for the top three contestants there was a lucky draw for Intel Core i5 2550K CPU among users who had been overclocking using EK Water Blocks water cooling solution (CPU, VGA, RAM or motherboard water blocks count; photograph required).
Taipei, Taiwan, March 10th, 2013 - After a month of intensive overclocking and benchmarking the latest high-end MSI graphics cards and high-end MSI Z77 MPower mainboard, using the new Futuremark 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark, Brazilian overclocker Rbuass managed to outscore the pack and be crowned the winner of the MSI 3DMark Challenge. With a score of 12110, achieved MSI Radeon HD 7970 Lightning clocked at 1700/1943 MHz, Rbuass currently holds the second place in the overall 1x GPU 3DMark Fire Strike ranking.
For more information, check out the official competition page: CLICK