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, 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

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Belgium Massman says:

Good luck everyone!

United States Redmax says:

This looks like a great competition!

TaPaKaH says:

Where did they find that picture of dinos22? :D

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

looking nice :)

Taiwan Hicookie says:

Sam OCX said: Where did they find that picture of dinos22? :D

Dino's cousin

Italy Atlas Rush says:

If I only knew this competition 3 days ago, I'd have used LN2 for benching, DAMN! :(

Denmark zzolio says:

ES hw allowed ?

Germany der8auer says:

I don't think so. Usually ES are never allowed for normal competitions.

Denmark zzolio says:

yeah but last competitions GIGABYTE held they were allowed

Germany Moose83 says:

Should be not allowed, no ES on Cpu and Gpu;) Will join this Competition too :D

K404 says:

Retro OC..... best scores will be with Z87 OC Force/ 4770K + 2/3/4 780Ti or R9 290X :D :D

Australia JJJC says:

I think I only pick one bench there that will be screaming for multi cards, the others can be done with one.

Belgium Massman says:

zzolio said: ES hw allowed ?

ES are allowed for this competition

South Africa Vivi says:

jack is correct! one card for 01/05/06, more for 03, but will be damn interesting to see what will perform better, 2-3 780ti's on normal OC board or like 4x 290x on OC force, who knows!

Denmark zzolio says:

290X makes bug scores all the time when they black bench in 3D03

Germany der8auer says:

Massman said: ES are allowed for this competition

now that sucks -__-

Australia Dinos22 says:

Go go go

Switzerland liquidcoolingx7 says:

i'h 2xTitan and Gigabyte z87x-oc but i'd have ln2 :(

Taiwan Hicookie says:

LN SLI for 03, massive!

GurKspaD says:

ES CPU ftw ;)

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