GIGABYTE Announces ‘Pi is Returned’ Contest Winners

AMD World Records Smashed, $5,000 Dollars in Prize Money Claimed 

gigabyte_logohwbot_rev4_logo_notext1GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has announced the conclusion of its latest overclocking contest at HWBOT.org, ‘Pi is Returned’. Running from August 16th until September 16th 2013, all HWBOT members were invited to pit their overclocking skills against each other using the classic SuperPi benchmark.gigabyte2 gigabyte gigabyte1

Several cash prizes totaling $5,000 were on offer as well as GIGABYTE and AMD hardware. In addition to cash prizes for first and second place finishes, ‘Pi is Returned’ also offered $500 for world record breaking submissions for each stage.

“It’s really positive to see so many AMD platform world records being broken on GIGABYTE motherboards throughout this contest,” commented HiCookie, Chief Overclocking Evangelist, GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “From the first day, until a climactic finish last weekend, the ‘Pi is Returned’ contest proved to be a big hit with HWBOT members and AMD overclocking enthusiasts, and an excellent showcase for the performance of our AMD platform motherboards.”

You can read a short blog article about the world records set during the contest here:

http://gigabytedaily.blogspot.tw/2013/09/gigabyte-pi-is-returned-competition.html

‘Pi is Returned’ – Stages and Winners

Group AFM1/2 (Llano/Trinity/Richland)

  • Stage 1: Super Pi 1M
    • 1st Place: Dfordog (China) – 10sec 297ms on GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
      • Wins $500 + $500 for World Record
  • 2nd Place: The Stilt (Finland) – 10sec 343ms on GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
    • Wins $250
  • 3rd Place: Hero (China) – 10sec 343ms on GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
    • Wins GIGABYTE F2A88XN-WIFI* & AMD A10-6800K
    • Stage 2: Super Pi 32M
      • 1st Place: Wizerty (France) – 9min 54sec 812ms on GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
        •   Wins $500 + $500 for World Record
  • 2nd Place: The Stilt (Finland) – 9min 55sec 922ms on GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
    • Wins $250
  • 3rd Place: SF3D (Finland)9min 59sec 343ms on GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4
    • Wins GIGABYTE F2A88XN-WIFI* & AMD A10-6800K

Group B – AM3+ (Bulldozer/Piledriver)

  • Stage 1: Super Pi 1M
    • 1st Place: The Stilt (Finland) – 9sec 218ms on GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7
      • Wins $500 + $500 for World Record
  • 2nd Wizerty (France) – 9sec 390ms on GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3
    • Wins$250
  • 3rd I.nfraR.ed (Belgium) – 9sec 437ms on GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3
    • Wins GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3 & AMD FX-8350
    • Stage 2: Super Pi 32M
      • 1st The Stilt (Finland) – 9min 34sec 78ms on GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7
        • Wins$500 + $500 for World Record
  • 2nd I.fraR.ed (Belgium) – 9min 39sec 218ms on GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3
    • Wins $250
  • 3rd Wizerty (France) – 9min 47sec 157ms on GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3
    • WinsGIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3 & AMD FX-8350

* Note: Stage 1 3rd place prizes upgraded from GIGABYTE F2A85XN-WIFI to GIGABYTE F2A88XN-WIFI.

The GIGABYTE ‘Pi is Returned’ contest was open to all HWBOT members, ending on September 16th, 2013. For more details, competition rules and standings, please visit the Pi is Returned competition page on HWBOT.org

http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_pi_returnedgigabyte3

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