Contest Winners 8 Pack and Vivi Break 3DMark Word Records on the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Motherboard
Taipei, Taiwan, January 22, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has announced the winners of the GIGABYTE Retro OC overclocking contest hosted on HWBOT.org. With $1,500 up for grabs, the ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest invited top Overclockers to revisit classic 3DMark benchmarks equipped with the latest hardware.
GIGABYTE Retro OC: Stages
Stage 1: 3DMark01
Stage 2: 3DMark03
Stage 3: 3DMark05
Stage 4: 3DMark06
GIGABYTE Retro OC: Winners
1st Place– $500 – 8 Pack,
2nd Place– $400 – Vivi
3rd Place– $300 – Xtreme Addict
4th Place– $200 – littleboy
5th Place– $100 – laoshu1919
World Records Broken on the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Motherboard
The GIGABYTE Retro OC contest attracted some of the world’s top Overclocking talent resulting in some very aggressive scoring. In total, 21 contest submissions are either top 20 in the world record listings or top 20 in the global category. Arguably the biggest highlight of the contest was seeing two World Records broken on the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard, with renowned Overclockers, Vivi and 8 Pack settings new World Record scores for 3DMark06 and 3DMark03 respectively.
3DMark06 x1 GPU – World Record 56429 Marks – Vivi (South Africa)
3DMark03 x3 GPU – World Record 293261 Marks – 8 Pack (UK)
For a complete breakdown of contest rules and scoring, please visit the contest page at HWBOT.org:
The GIGABYTE Retro OC Photo Contest
GIGABYTE also held a contest on Facebook inviting fans and followers to submit photos of themselves looking as ‘Retro’ as possible holding a GIGABYTE motherboard. A GIGABYTE Z87X-UD7 TH motherboard was awarded to the contest winner Charles Terell (see below).
You can view all submissions from the GIGABYTE Retro OC Photo Contest here:
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