GIGABYTE Retro OC Contest

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.

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.

Contest Prizes

GIGABYTE Retro OC Contest Prizes: a total of USD $1500 in prize money will offered to overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places

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

The GIGABYTE 'Retro OC' contest will run for one month, from December 9th 2013, ending January 12th 2014 midnight GMT/UTC (8AM 13/01 GMT+8). Note: In the event of a tied score, the highest 3DMark01 score will determine the winner.


  • GIGABYTE Retro OC Contest is closed since 12 January 2014.
  • This competition is between Members.

This competition is closed. You can no longer join.



This competition was open to everyone.

HWBOT General Rules and Guidelines

Here at HWBOT we try our best to deliver a fair and enjoyable playing field for all those who participate in the rankings and competition. To be able to provide this kind of service we have tried to design some submission and general rules to help remove any doubts about whether something is allowed or not. Based on continued experience these rules will be updated, expanded and completed as time goes by. Please check back for any updates.