GIGABYTE Announces Beat The Heat Overclocking Contest

[Press Release] GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is excited to kick-off Beat The Heat 2017, an overclocking contest held by GIGABYTE and hosted on We are turning up the heat for the HWBOT overclocking community with a fantastic prize pool of over $2,500 USD of computer gear desired by any enthusiast. Summer break may be on the way, but we still have one last roll of the dice before we decide to leave the house, get sunburnt and come back in for some RnR and more OC!

This competition will have four stages that will test your computer's 2D processing: XTU 5GHz, GPUPI for CPU–1B 5GHz, Geekbencch3 Single–Core 5GHz, HWBOT x265 Benchmark–4k 5GHz. You have probably already noticed that we have limited the CPU frequency to 5GHz to give most people a chance. In each of the four stages participants can score points based on their benchmark scores. By the end of the contest, the two participants with most points will win the prizes! A lucky draw is also available to the participants.

Prize info and event rules for Beat The Heat are listed below:

Timeline: July 1st, 2017 – July 31st, 2017

1st Place Prizes

  • Intel Core i7-7700K ($349.99 USD)
  • GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming SOC ($239.99 USD)
  • G.SKILL Gaming Mouse & Keyboard ($179.99 USD)
  • G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 Memory ($159.99 USD)

2nd Place Prizes

  • Intel Core i7-7700K ($349.99 USD)
  • GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 ($189.99 USD)
  • G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 Memory ($159.99 USD)

Lucky Draw Prizes

  • GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 ($189.99 USD)
  • G.SKILL Gaming Mouse & Keyboard ($179.99 USD)
  • HWBOT Open Benchtable ($149.99 USD)
  • Enermax LiqMax II (ELC-LMR240-BS) AiO Liquid Cooler ($89.99 USD)
  • 10x $10 Steam Codes ($100 USD)

Read the full Beat the Heat contest announcement here on OC-ESPORTS.


Taiwan sdougal says:

Another awesome contest from GIGABYTE with a solid prize pool worth over $2,500 USD

Greece sofos1990 says:


Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:


United States Splave says:

sofos1990 said: #anotherone


I think Im too busy to join but may jump in. thanks gigabyte for keeping the comps alive

Poland Xtreme Addict says:

More contests! good

Canada marc0053 says:

Thanks gigabyte for these awesome competitions!!

United States tknight says:

Will this competition be scored on a per core basis, or just the highest score for each benchmark regardless of cores?

websmile says:

Full score, no core division

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