GIGABYTE ‘A75 OC Challenge’ Prize Winners Revealed

Quest to Find the Best Overclocker on AMD A-Series APUs Concludes

2011/09/09


 

Taipei, Taiwan, September 9, 2011 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announce the winners of the GIGABYTE A75 OC Challenge, a month long contest hosted on HWBOT.org, where contestants were asked to put their overclocking skills to task on any GIGABYTE A75 platform motherboard.
 
The GIGABYTE A75 OC Challenge contest ran throughout August and spanned five unique stages, each individually tailored to put AMD’s new ‘Llano’ APUs to the test with special focus on squeezing every last ounce of performance from their integrated AMD HD 6000 series graphics cores. No discrete VGA cards were permitted.
 
A75 OC Challenge Stages          
Stage 1: 3Dmark 11 P (Preset)
Stage 2: 3Dmark Vantage P (Preset)
Stage 3: PCMARK 7
Stage 4: Unique Heaven DX11
Stage 5: UCBench2011
 
A75 OC Challenge Winners
#1. El Gappo– 44 points - Team Bench Tec UK – United Kingdom
#2. Iron – 41 points - Team HwProject.net - Italy
#3. bennylodewijk33 points – Team I.D. - Indonesia

 

As first place winner, El Gappo takes home a GIGABYTE 990FX-UD5 motherboard. Second and third place winners will each receive a GIGABYTE E350N-USB3 motherboard.
 
For complete contest details, rules and a full run down of all results and scores, please visit:
http://hwbot.org/competition/gigabyte_apu_contest/
 
GIGABYTE A75 series motherboards
GIGABYTE A75 series motherboards are designed to get the very best performance from the latest AMD A75 platform supports the latest 32 nanometer AMD A-Series APU or accelerated processing units.
 
The AMD A-Series APUs are the first ever to combine high performance graphics processor with a choice of a dual or quad core CPU in one silicon die, offering a 3D gaming and multimedia experience similar to a discrete graphics configuration.

Discrete-class Onboard Graphics
Supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 11, OpenGL 4.1 and OpenCL 1.1 standards, AMD A-Series graphics deliver a 3D gaming experience similar to entry-level discrete graphics card solutions, with 3DMark Vantage (Performance setting) scores of around 4000 points. Using GIGABYTE’s Easy Tune™ 6 utility, users can overclock the AMD A-Series APU to gain further performance enhancements over stock settings, offering 3DMark Vantage (Performance setting) scores of over 6000 points*.

* Overclocking configuration: GIGABYTE A75M-UD2H - AMD APU A8-3850 at 3.77GHz (Aircooling) - DDR3 - 2320MHz/ FSB-145MHz/GPU-870MHz
 
To find out more about GIGABYTE A75 series motherboards and AMD A-Series APUs, please visit:
http://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/284/a-series.html