GIGABYTE Launches ‘Retro OC’ Contest on

downloadTaipei, Taiwan, December 11, 2013 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has announced its latest overclocking contest hosted on, the ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest. Centered on four classic 3D benchmarks from Futuremark, the ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest is an open invitation to revisit 3DMark benching software equipped with the latest hardware.

The ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest

Open to all HWBOT members from December 9th, 2013 until January 12th 2014, GIGABYTE invites all Overclockers to get retrospective and take on the following stages using any hardware platform using a GIGABYTE motherboard.

Contest Stages

Stage 1: 3DMark01

Stage 2: 3DMark03

Stage 3: 3DMark05

Stage 4: 3DMark06

Contest Rules

All submissions must use a GIGABYTE motherboard. Entrants can use any processor platform. Multiple VGA cards allowed. All submissions must include a picture of the rig used, including competition background. Usual HWBOT submission and verification rules apply. Note: In the event of a tied score, the highest 3DMark01 score will determine the winner.


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‘GIGABYTE Retro OC Contest’ Prizes

A total of $1,500 in prize money will offered to overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places:

1st Place: $500

2nd Place: $400

3rd Place: $300

4th Place: $200

5th Place: $100

For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page hosted on