Taipei, Taiwan, August 31, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II, the latest GIGABYTE overclocking competition hosted on HWBOT.org.
Open from September 1st through September 30th 2012, the GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II combines two exciting stages based on classic 3DMark01 and SuperPi 31M benchmarks. The overclocker with the highest points tally from both rounds will win a recently announced GIGBAYTE Z77X-UP7, with a 2nd place finish earning a GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH. Another Z77X-UP7 will be awarded as a lucky draw prize that anybody entering the competition may win; multiple submissions are allowed and will all be eligible for the lucky draw.
The GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II
Stage 1: 3DMark 01 – Low Clock Challenge
Overlockers will have to use all of their tweaking ingenuity to come out on top in this stage. Using any Z77 GIGABYTE motherboard, contestants must limit the CPU frequency to 5GHz while also restricting the Nature 3DMark 01 subtest to a maximum of 1340FPS.
Stage 2: SuperPi 32M – Straight Up and All Out
A classic benchmark, this time served straight up. Submit the fasted times using any GIGABYTE Z77 board, using any compatible CPU.
Entrants must use the official competition background. Verification screenshots are required and must include; 3DMark01/SuperPI 32M score plus CPU-Z CPU/MEM/Mainboard tab. Entrants must include a picture of the rig used. The usual HWBOT submission and verification rules apply.
The GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II is open to all HWBOT members until September 30th, 2012. For more details, competition rules and standings, please visit the Classic Challenge II competition page on HWBOT.org
1st Place: GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7
GIGABYTE has unleashed its latest flagship Z77X-UP7 Motherboard. Designed for extreme overclocking, the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 motherboard is for serious overclockers looking to take down world records. Currently the Intel® Core™ i7 CPU world record holder at 7.102GHz, the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 is this year’s overclocking motherboard to beat.
2nd Place: GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH
The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH combines a killer connectivity spec with the latest GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology. Being one of the first motherboards on the market to provide Dual Thunderbolt ports, the Z77X-UP5 TH is capable of connecting up to 12 devices plus up to 3 displays simultaneously.
Lucky Draw Prize: GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5
All GIGABYTE Classic Contest II prizes feature the latest GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology which includes high current capable components for the CPU power zone including IR3550 PowIRstage® ICs from International Rectifier, 2X Copper PCB and high current Ferrite Core Chokes rated up to 60A, which together are able to deliver up to 60°C* cooler temperatures than traditional motherboards.
Featured on a range of new motherboards based the Intel® X79 and Z77 Express Chipsets, and AMD platforms, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology is the next evolution in quality motherboard design.
* Testing result for reference only. Results may differ according to system configuration.
* Up to 60° C lower temp. obtained using 4 phase IR3550 PowIRstage® with 2x Copper PCB vs. 4 phase D-Pak MOSFET @ 100A load 10 mins lab testing without heatsink.
More information about GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology can be found here: