- Date: Jun. 3-6, 2014
- Time: 09:30-17:30, every day
The time slots are chosen by the competition participants. The winner of the online qualifier has first pick, the runner-up second pick, and so on.
Z87 or Z97 (you must bring your own)
Intel® Haswell (you must bring your own)
Provided by G.SKILL
|PSU||Provided by G.SKILL|
|Keyboard||Provided by G.SKILL|
|Mouse||Provided by G.SKILL|
|LED Monitor||Provided by G.SKILL|
|Operating System||Windows® 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit & Windows® XP Professional SP3 (provided by G.SKILL)|
|Special thanks to MSI for support with re-modeled GTX 750 Ti Gaming 2G VGA|
Competition General Rules
- Contestants will receive 1x GTX 750 Ti prior to the competition. The competition allows for contestants to bring their own hardware, including (but not limited to) processor, graphics card, motherboard and memory.
- The contestants will not be allowed to bring their own GTX 750 Ti for the CatZilla stage, but are allowed to bring any graphics card for the three other stages. The graphics card must be retail.
- The contestants are allowed to bring any amount of backup hardware.
- The organization will prepare 12x GTX 750 Ti (2x for each contestant). The cards will be marked and checked on ASIC quality before the competition. One of the cards will be shipped prior to the competition.
- In case the GTX 750 Ti shipped prior to the contest is dead before the contest, the participant may buy another card in retail under supervision of the contest organizer.
- Contestants are allowed to bring their own overclocking gear such as cooler, copper container, thermal bottles. The contestants are also required to bring their own electronic equipment like multi-meter or thermometer.
- Contestants cannot use any computer equipment not provided by the organization. This includes USB flash drives, DVD/CD-ROM or hard disk drives, etc.
- The organization will provide USB flash drivers with the software and transferring the validation files.
- The organization will prepare 6x SSD with OS and overclocking tools pre-installed. If you want to have a tool included which is not in the pre-approved list, please contact the competition organizer.
- During the preparation phase, LN2 is allowed to be used. Contestants are free to try any benchmark applications, but submitting results can only be done during the competition phase.
- During the competition phase contestants can update their results at any time. After the judge verified the result, the scoreboard will be updated. The final approval of the results will be done after the conclusion of every competition phase. During the competition phase, the contestant is free to choose any of the four benchmarks to submit results. The contestants have 2x 2 hours of competition time during the Qualifier Phase.
- When on stage, during the preparation and competition time, the contestants must be by themselves on stage and are not allowed to accept any physical help. Any outside help or someone joining the stage will result in automatic disqualification.
- Physical help includes but is not limited to setting up the system, changing hardware components, alter BIOS settings, or handle the cooling equipment.
- In laymen terms: helping with advice “coaching” is allowed, but touching the system is not.
- Contestants must submit the result right after it was done.
- After the competition phase finishes the benchmark results can no longer be updated and the best update of the result will be the final score. However if the benchmark was started before the end of the competition phase, the end result is still eligible for submission.
- The Judge has the right to ask contestants to re-run benchmarks to verify results.
Live Qualifier Competition Stages
- Stage 1 – SuperPI 32M 5G
- Stage 2 – Aquamark3 Full Out
- Stage 3 – Memory Clock (may use the memory kit provided by the competition organizer)
- Stage 4 – Catzilla 720P (must use GTX 750 Ti provided by the competition organizer)
Live Final Competition Stages
- Stage 1 – Memory Clock (chosen by G.SKILL) (may use the memory kit provided by the competition organizer)
- Stage 2 – Chosen by Finalist 1
- Stage 3 – Chosen by Finalist 2
Both finalists can chose one of the three stages in the Live Final. The benchmark options are limited to the HWBOT benchmark suite and the hardware limitations are limited to the general competition hardware (see Hardware Details section).
- OC World Champion: USD $10,000
- Runner up: USD $1,500 + G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2666MHz CL10 16GB (4x4GB) + G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2800MHz 32GB (4x8GB)
- Second Runner up: USD $1,000 + G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2800MHz 32GB (4x8GB)
All contestants may keep the G.SKILL TridentX 3000MHz kits provided for the competition. All contestants will be awarded a G.SKILL DDR4 sponsorship.