Centered around three separate stages, the GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge saw 35 overclockers go head to head with 140 separate submissions spanning the festive season. South African OC legend Vivi took two of the stages to finish first overall with a total score of 64 points. Bulgarian fgi took 2nd place with 50 points while Alan_Alberino of Argentina came in third with 42 points.
Check out the stages and leaderboard standings at OC-ESPORTS. (Note - If an overall challenge winner is also a stage 1st place winner, the stage prize will go to the stage next best performance)
GIGABYTE certainly spiced things up with some very enticing cash and hardware prizes. All stage winners got to walk away with a rare and special beast that is the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force LN2, a LGA 1150 board that is optimized for serious overclocking, forgoing the standard 4 DIMM slots in favor of just two slots that are positioned as close to the CPU as possible for optimum memory performance. It even forgoes cooler holes in the VRM area to get the memory that bit closer.
But as well as luxury OC hardware, the winners will have doubtlessly been motivated the cash prizes that GIGABYTE were also offering:
- 1st place: USD $1,000 (Vivi)
- 2nd place: USD $600 (Fgi)
- 3rd place: USD $400 (Alan_albertino)