GIGABYTE Z97-Pentium® AE Beat the Heat Challenge Announced - Kicks Off August 24th

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GIGABYTE Z97-Pentium® AE Beat the Heat Challenge Announced – Kicks Off August 24th

Keep It Cool for a Chance to Win Big in Cash Prizes and GIGABYTE Hardware

Taipei, Taiwan, August 18th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its latest overclocking contest hosted on, the GIGABYTE Z97-Pentium AE Beat the Heat Challenge. The main focus will be centered on the latest GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards and the G3258 Intel® Pentium® Anniversary Edition CPU. The challenge is open to all overclockers and will be separated in 5 stages running various benchmarks on air/water cooling and LN2 cooling. A total of USD $2,000 in cash prizes and two GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC LN2 will be offered to the winners, as well as a lucky draw with 5 participants winning a GIGABYTE G-Powerboard kit.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pentium® brand, Intel delivered to the overclocking community an unlocked processor with great potential at a very fair price. To put this bad boy to the test, GIGABYTE is giving HWBOT’s community the opportunity to see if they can keep their cool under pressure and win big from August 24th until September 28th, 2014.

Contest Stages

  • Stage 1: XTU -> Submission deadline: Sunday, September 7th

  • Stage 2: HWBOT Prime -> Submission deadline: Sunday, September 7th

  • Stage 3: Super Pi 32M -> Submission deadline: Sunday, September 14th

  • Stage 4: Memory Clock -> Submission deadline: Sunday, September 21st

  • Stage 5: CPU Frequency clock -> Submission deadline: Sunday, September 28th

Contest Rules

All submissions must be made using a GIGABYTE 9 series motherboard (except Z97 SOC FORCE LN2) and retail Intel® Pentium® G3258. All screenshot submissions must include the competition wallpaper including the benchmark score. All submissions must include a picture of the rig used, including competition background. Usual HWBOT submission and verification rules apply.

Stage 1 is open to HWBOT Enthusiast, Rookie and Novice overclockers only using Air/Water cooling, LN2 not allowed. Stages 2 to 5 are open to all HWBOT overclockers. To remain qualified, the participants of Stage 2 to Stage 5 MUST submit a score before the deadline. For the lucky draw, the G-Powerboard kit version (Nvidia/AMD) will be sent randomly.

Winners of Stage 1 and Stage 2 to 5 will be excluded from the Lucky draw.

Point allocation for Stages 2 to 5: 25, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 5, 2, 1


StageBenchmarkClassSubmission byPrize
Stage 1XTUEnthusiast, Novice, RookieSunday Sept. 7th 12:00PM GMT+0USD $500 for 1st place
Stage 2HWBOT PrimeAllSunday Sept. 7th 12:00PM GMT+0
  • 1st: USD $1,000 + Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2
  • 2nd: USD $500
  • 3rd: Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboard
Stage 3SuperPI 32MAllSunday Sept. 14th 12:00PM GMT+0
Stage 4Memory ClockAllSunday Sept. 21th 12:00PM GMT+0
Stage 5CPU FrequencyAllSunday Sept. 28th 12:00PM GMT+0
Lucky DrawFive randomly selected participants will receive a G-Powerboard kit (includes G-POWERBOARD, a Powerboard controller, cables and a copper sheet.)

The GIGABYTE Z97-Pentium AE Beat the Heat Challenge will run from August 24th 2014 until September 28th 2014, midnight GMT/UTC (8AM 29/07 GMT+8).

Competition Background

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