GALAX Announces GOC 2018 Online Qualification Contest

GALAX has just confirmed the dates, prizes and stage of the online worldwide qualification phase of the GOC 2018. The online qualification contest is the prelude to the GALAX GOC 2018 Grand Final which will take place in December. The qualification phase is open to all overclockers and spans five stages, which includes both 2D and 3D challenges.

GALAX GOC 2018 Worldwide Qualifier: Oct 15 – Nov 10, 2018

The online qualifier is open to all HWBOT members and will be hosted on OC-ESPORTS by HWBOT from October 15th to November 10th. The contest will involve the following stages:

Contest Stages:

  • Stage 1: SuperPI 32m
  • Stage 2: Memory Frequency
  • Stage 3: GPUPI-1B
  • Stage 4: 3DMark TimeSpy Extreme, GPU score only
  • Stage 5: 3DMark TimeSpy, GPU score only

To enter the competition, simply submit your best benchmark scores on the contest page. The twelve contestants with the highest overall points will each win a ticket to the GALAX GOC 2018 Grand Final live event.

** In this year, all Ex- GOC Champions from year 2009 to 2017 and 1 or more will be invited as guest finalists.

Total: 20 Finalists.

Hardware Restrictions:

  • Only use Intel Core i7- 8086K or below), retail only
  • Galax HOF OC Lab Edition 2080ti single card, retail only
  • Galax HOF OC Lab Edition DDR4 4600 CL 19, retail only
  • Z370, Z270 or Z170 Platform only
  • CPU and Uncore Freq. will be limited to 6gb +/-10MHz
  • No limits on VGA overclocks, system memory clocks or cooling


In case of an overall tie, 3DMark Time spy is the first tie-breaker followed by Memory Frequency.

Points Calculation for each Benchmark:

The top score to the lowest score will receive 50, 48, 46, 44, 42, 40, 38, 36, 34, 32, 30, 28 and so on

Five benchmarks total = 250 points

You can learn more details about the rules and restrictions here on the OC-ESPORTS contest page:!/round/galax_goc18_qualifier



Top 12 Win Ticket to the Grand Final

The overclockers with the highest scoring submissions will each be invited to compete in the Grand Final. All expenses including travel & accommodation will be paid for by GALAX.

Lucky Draw Giveaway Prizes

The following lucky draw prizes will be on offer for all who compete in the contest without making it into the top 12. Prizes will be drawn after the contest ends. The prize draw is only open to overclockers who made a submission in all five stages. Total 10 Contestants will receive 1x prize by Lucky Draw.

  • Intel new generation Core i9 CPU x2
  • GALAX GeForce RTX 2080Ti HOF OC Lab Edition x1
  • GALAX HOF DDR4-4600 16GB Kit x2
  • GALAX HOF Links idol x5

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Latest update 06/10/2018: Usage of the latest Timespy version 2.6.6174 dating from October 8, 2018 or newer. Usage of the Systeminfo 5.13, dating from September 28, 2018 or newer

Belgium richba5tard says:

GALAX has provided a tool for experts to tweak their Galax HOF OC Lab Edition 2080ti. Let us know if you want to use it!

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