Introducing the ‘GIGABYTE Winter OC Whiteout’ Overclocking Contest

Crank Out the LN2 and Win Fantastic Prizes from GIGABYTE and Cooler Master


Taipei, Taiwan, December 21, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announces its latest overclocking competition, the ‘GIGABYTE Winter OC Whiteout’, an open overclocking competition hosted at HWBOT. The ‘GIGABYTE Winter OC Whiteout’ also features a special bonus prize for the snowiest and most festive submission photo.
The ‘GIGABYTE Winter OC Whiteout’ starts today, running until January 20th 2013 and is open to all overclockers using any Intel® processor on any compatible GIGABYTE motherboard. The competition centers around three key stages, each containing a 3D benchmark with specific limitations imposed to level the playing field. A GIGABYTE Z77X-UD4H motherboard plus, a Cooler Master Seidon 120M liquid cooler will be awarded for the winner of each stage.
‘Winter OC Whiteout’ Stages:
Stage 1: 3DMark11 "No X79"- Any Non-X79 Intel CPU; Single GPU only
Stage 2: 3DMark Vantage “Dual core” - Dual or Single core Intel CPUs only; Single GPU
Stage 3: Heaven DX11 “Full Out” – Any Intel CPU; Single GPU only
Bonus Stage: Show us Your Winter Wonderland Submission Photos
As a special bonus, the ‘Winter OC Whiteout’ will also offer a prize for the submission photo that most creatively inspires the festive spirit. So make sure to snap your submission photo when your LN2 pot is at its absolute snowiest.
On January 10th 2013, the ten snowiest and most festive submission photos will be added to the GIGABYTE Motherboard Tech Column Facebook page. The photo that receives the most Facebook ‘likes’ by midnight on January 20th 2013, claims the prize. The bonus winner will receive a GIGABYTE Z77-HD4 motherboard plus a Cooler Master Sirus S-5.1 gaming headset.
Competition Rules
Entrants must use the official competition background (available on the HWBOT competition page). Verification screenshots are required and must include; benchmark score plus CPU-Z CPU/Memory/Mainboard tab. Entrants must include a picture of the rig used. All submission photos will be considered for the bonus prize. Usual HWBOT submission and verification rules apply.
For full contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page hosted at HWBOT

Each stage winner will win:
· GIGABYTE Z77X-UD4H motherboard
· Cooler Master Seidon 120M liquid cooling kit


Bonus Stage Prize:
· GIGABYTE Z77-HD4 motherboard
· Cooler Master Sirus S-5.1 gaming headset

The ‘Winter OC Whiteout’ contest will run from December 21st 2012 with final score submissions and Facebook ‘Likes’ until midnight on January 20th 2013.