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GIGABYTE Announces Its Overclocking Season for 2017

Over 10,000 USD Up for Grabs, In Hardware Prizes

2017/02/17

Taipei, Taiwan, February 17th, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is excited to announce four overclocking competitions, starting from the beginning of March running to the end of July, to be held on HWBOT.org. Seasoned overclockers can test their mettle to see who reigns supreme. With over 10,000 (USD) worth in prizes, the stakes are higher than ever before. The “Lucky Draw” is open to all participants whether or not they score top marks, the only requirement is that they participate for each stage in one of the competitions. Novices and beginners will all have a chance at taking home prizes to upgrade their machine for future competitions.

 

GIGABYTE will be awarding competition winners and participants with AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 Motherboards, GIGABYTE Radeon RX480s, Intel Core i7-7700K processors, memory from G.SKILL and power supplies & liquid coolers from Enermax.

 

Each competition will have multiple stages comprised of different benchmarks. These benchmarks consists of 3DMark Fire Strike, XTU 5G, Catzilla and many more so participants have an even playing field. Points will be awarded to participants based on their rankings in benchmarks. The top three participants with the most points by the end of each competition wins—it’s as simple as that! It’s time to warm up your test benches and pull out the thermal paste as GIGABYTE’s overclocking competition season is about to start!

 

The overclocking competitions and their corresponding start and end dates are the following:

 

March Madness: March 1st, 2017 – March 31st, 2017

April Extreme Clocking: April 1st, 2017 – April 30th, 2017

Summer Spectacular: May 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2017

Beat the Heat: July 1st – July 31st, 2017

 

Note: All competitions are limited to GIGABYTE motherboards and 4-Core Processors, unless stated otherwise. Summer Spectacular is limited to Intel® Core i3-7350K CPUs and NVIDIA® GT730 graphics cards.

 

For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest pages at HWBOT:

March Madness: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gbt_march_madness

April Extreme Clocking: TBA

Summer Spectacular: TBA

Beat the Heat: TBA

 

To learn more about GIGABYTE:

http://www.gigabyte.com/