GIGABYTE Announces “Spring Extreme” Contest Winners

Overclockers Push AMD CPUs to the Limit to Win Prizes

2012/03/28

Taipei, Taiwan, March, 28th 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today the winners of the GIGABYTE ‘Spring Extreme’ overclocking contest hosted on HWBot.org. Open from February 15th to March 15th, the “Spring Extreme’ contest invited all HWBOT members in possession of an AMD processor and a compatible GIGABYTE motherboard, to compete in four highly competitive stages to decide who can truly claim the AMD performance crown.
 
‘Spring Extreme’ Contest Stages
Stage 1 - Super PI 1M
Stage 2 - Super PI 32M
Stage 3 - PiFast
Stage 4 - PC Mark 05
 
‘Spring Extreme Contest’ Winners
1st place –Coldest – 34 points (Indonesia)
2nd place -I.nfraR.ed – 28 points (Bulgaria)       
3rd place –I.M.O.G. – 21 points (U.S)
 
Congratulations to first place winner ‘Coldest’, who will take home a GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 motherboard, with second and third places awarded 990FXA-UD5 and 990FXA-UD3 motherboards respectively.
 
Also special congratulations to I.nfraR.ed who broke the PC Mark 05 World Record for an AMD FX8210 processor during the ‘Spring Extreme’ contest using a GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 motherboard. For more details, please go to:
http://hwbot.org/submission/2259791_i.m.o.g._pcmark_2005_fx_8120_42727_marks
 
For complete ‘Spring Extreme’ scoring, please visit the contest page hosted on HWBOT.org: http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_spring_extreme
 
1st Prize: GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7
The 990FXA-UD7 motherboard is designed to offer a blisteringly fast and efficient, high-speed platform for the latest AMD FX Series processors. With a unique hardware design that includes lower resistance fuses for ensuring lower voltage drops and providing more stable and plentiful power delivery, the 990FXA-UD7 is the ultimate platform for AMD ‘Bulldozer’ performance processors.
 
To learn more, visit: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3880#ov