GIGABYTE Z97 Catzilla OC Challenge

Suit Up for the Cat Fight and Win Big!

Taipei, Taiwan, June 23rd, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its latest overclocking contest hosted on, the GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC Contest. The main focus will be centered on the latest GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards with two stages running the CATZILLA benchmark on air/water cooling and LN2 cooling. A USD $500 cash prize and a GIGABYTE motherboard will be offered to the winner of each stages. An additional raffle will take place on each Friday for the opportunity to win a GIGABYTE T-Shirt.

To celebrate its new custom made skin on the Catzilla 720P benchmark, GIGABYTE is inviting the overclocking community to participate in GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC Contest. Open to all HWBOT members from June 23rd 2014 until July 21st 2014, GIGABYTE invites all Overclockers to suit up for one epic cat fight and take on the following stages using any hardware platform on a 9 Series GIGABYTE motherboard.

To download the Catzilla benchmark with GIGABYTE skin, follow this link: click

Note: Please register to unlock the 720P benchmark for free.

To download the contest wallpaper, go here: click.

Contest Stages

  • Stage 1: Catzilla - 720p - 1x GPU using Air/Water cooling
  • Stage 2: Catzilla - 720p - 1x GPU using LN2 cooling

Contest Rules

All submissions must use a GIGABYTE 9 series motherboard. All screenshot submissions must include the competition wallpaper. All submissions must include a picture of the rig used, including competition background. Usual HWBOT submission and verification rules apply. For Air/Water cooling stage, a minimum CPU/GPU temperature of 30⁰C must be displayed.

Contest Prizes

  • Air/Water cooling category Winner: USD $500 in cash and a GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H
  • LN2 cooling category Winner: USD $500 in cash and a GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2
  • Lucky draw (June 27th, July 4th, July 11th and July 18th): GIGABYTE T-Shirt

The GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC contest will run for one month, from June 23rd 2014 until July 21st 2014 midnight GMT/UTC (8AM 22/07 GMT+8).




  • GIGABYTE Z97 Catzilla OC Challenge is closed since 21 July 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.