GIGABYTE Launches 'OC Retro' Contest - USD $1500 Prize Money Up For Grabs!

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GIGABYTE Launches ‘OC Retro’ Contest – USD $1500 Prize Money Up For Grabs!

Taipei, Taiwan, December 9th, 2013 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its latest overclocking contest hosted on HWBOT.org, the ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest. Centered on four classic 3D benchmarks from Futuremark, the ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest is an open invitation to revisit 3DMark benching software equipped with the latest hardware.

The ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest

Open to all HWBOT members from December 9th, 2013 until January 12th 2014, GIGABYTE invites all Overclockers to get retrospective and take on the following stages using any hardware platform using a GIGABYTE motherboard.

Contest Stages

  • Stage 1: 3DMark01
  • Stage 2: 3DMark03
  • Stage 3: 3DMark05
  • Stage 4: 3DMark06

Contest Rules

All submissions must use a GIGABYTE motherboard. Entrants can use any processor platform. Multiple VGA cards allowed. All submissions must include a picture of the rig used, including competition background. Usual HWBOT submission and verification rules apply. Note: In the event of a tied score, the highest 3DMark01 score will determine the winner.

‘GIGABYTE Retro OC Contest’ Prizes

A total of $1,500 in prize money will offered to overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $400
  • 3rd Place: $300
  • 4th Place: $200
  • 5th Place: $100

For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page hosted on HWBOT.org: http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_retrooc

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About GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world’s motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.com for more information.


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