After a short down time yesterday, today we can finally announce the winners of the GIGABYTE Z97 Catzilla OC Challenge. In the ambient cooling stage where only air and water cooling was allowed, WebTourist from Bulgaria took the win. He outscored TeamAU and Dancop by respectively 88 and 105 points using a GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H, a Core i7 4770K at 4700 MHz and a GTX 780 Ti clocked at 1555/2075 MHz. The final result was 36832 marks and you can find more details here (http://hwbot.org/submission/2587632).
In the extreme cooling stage, Dancop was victorious setting a new Catzilla 720P 1xGPU record! With 43121 points the German overclocker beat DFORDOG from China (42891) and TeamAU (41941). For this he obviously used liquid nitrogen cooling and clocked the Core i7 4770K to 6000 MHz. He combined this CPU with the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force and a GTX 780 Ti clocked at 1975/2100 MHz. Now that’s an overclock!
A notable mention goes out to runner-ups DFORDOG and TeamAU for setting the second and third best Catzilla 720P 1xGPU overall during the competition. Adding Vivi's #4 position to the list, GIGABYTE now dominates this global ranking. Congratulations!
For more information on the competition, check out the competition page. The winners will be contacted shortly. Stay tuned for more competitions!