MSI Return to the Celeron

Overclocking is a hobby and passion for not only the rich but the public! To provide OC competition to all the community with low entry barrier, the well-known mainboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI will be hosting a “Return to Celeron” OC contest with HWBOT from October 10 to November 6, 2011!

This competition requires MSI LGA 1155 mainboards with Intel Celeron LGA 1155 CPUs (Celeron G440, G530, G530T). There are 3 stages for enthusiasts to compete, including Wprime 1024M, SuperPI-32M and UCBench 2011. Winners will get MSI graphics cards and there are also MSI Component testing platforms for lucky draw.

Have fun and good luck to all!

How to WIN Provider Prize MSRP Info
Winner MSI MSI R6870 Hawk USD $220 Link
Runner-up MSI MSI R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition/OC USD $175 Link
Second runner-up MSI MSI R6770 Twin Frozr II/OC USD $145 Link
Lucky Draw (x2 MSI PC componentstesting platform


  • MSI Return to the Celeron is closed since 6 November 2011.
  • This competition is between Members.

This competition is closed. You can no longer join.



This competition was open to everyone.


  • Winner: R6870 Hawk

    Propeller Blade on Twin Frozr III

    • The special blade design generates 20% more airflow than traditional design.
    • The airflow covers wider area for the better heat dissipation.
    • 21°C cooler & 7dB quieter than reference design!!!

    Triple Overvoltage by Afterburner

    • World’s first HD 6870 graphics card supporting voltage adjustment of GPU/Memory/VDDCI
    • The performance can be boosted up!!

    8+2 Phase PWM Design

    • 8+2 Phase PWM design provides extra 80A current output power to GPU for better overclocking power capability

    Military Class II Components

    • SFC (Super Ferrite Choke) has higher current for better overclocking ability.
    • Hi-C CAP for GPU provides more precise voltage.
    • All Solid CAPs have longer lifespan.

    More information:

  • Runner-up: R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition/OC

    Edition Architecture

    Triple Over-Voltage: Supports voltage adjustment of GPU, Memory and VDDCI (input) via MSI Afterburner

    6+1 Phase Power System

    • Higher current power for GPU and Memory
    • Higher overclock capability and stability
    • Better stability in peak load

    MSI Afterburner overclocking utility

    • Supports advanced fan speed control
    • Supports burn-in stability test

    Cyclone Thermal Design

    • 9cm PWM Fan provides 40% more airflow.
    • Nickel-plated copper base for better dissipation
    • Rounded design to prevent keeping dust.
    • 15.7% quieter than reference design.
    • 14? cooler & 5dB quieter compared to reference cooling

    MSI Exclusive P/S Switch Function

    • Two fan speed profiles - Performance / Silence
    • Performance Mode provides best cooling demand; Silent Mode balances noise and GPU Temperature

    Military Class ll Component

    • Hi-C CAP for GPU provides more precise voltage
    • SFC (Super Ferrite Choke) has higher current for better overclocking ability
    • All Solid CAPs have longer lifespan

    More information:

  • 2nd Runner-up: R6770 Twin Frozr II/OC

    7+1 phase PWM design

    • 7+1 phase PWM design to offer better overclocking capability

    GPU Over-Voltage Function Support

    • Supports over-voltage function of GPU.
    • Support advanced fan speed control.
    • Support 2D/3D customized profile.

    Twin Frozr II Thermal Design

    • Dual PWM Fans & triple heatpipes for better heat dissipation
    • 13°C cooler compared to reference cooling

    Military Class Components

    • Hi-C Cap provides more precise GPU voltage and has better stability.
    • SSC (Solid State Chock) for No Buzz noise.
    • All Solid CAP for longer lifespan

    AMD Eyefinity and HDMI 1.4a output

    • Supports 3 display output.
    • Supports both Deep Color and 7.1 High Bitrate Audio transmissions

    More information:

  • Lucky Draw: MSI Component testing platform (x2)

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