Tweak your GIGABYTE X99 Systems for Big Cash Prizes

Taipei, Taiwan, April 20th, 2015 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE, to be hosted this May on HWBOT.org. This new challenge gives the community a chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE X99 platform by tweaking both the CPU and graphics side of things. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win $2,800 USD in cash prizes and some exciting hardware, including the leader of them all, the X99-SOC Champion!

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Attention overclocker nation. You have until May 1st 2015 to get your platform ready and jump in to become the X99 Champion! To make your way up to the grand prize of $1,500 USD, you’ll have to collect the most points by submitting your best scores in 6 different stages designed to test both your CPU and Graphics card overclocking skills. Do you feel up to the challenge? Good luck to all!!

How to win

Points will be given to the top ranking scores in each stage. The top 3 participants with the most points at the end of the challenge will win cash prizes. You also have the chance to win some great hardware via 3 lucky draws. Lucky Draw #1 will be rewarding participants that submitted scores with temperatures set above 25 Celsius, Lucky Draw #2 will be rewarding participants that submitted scores with temperatures set below 25 Celsius, and Lucky Draw #3 will be rewarding participants that submitted the lowest score. Please see the contest rules for more details.

Contest Stages

Stage 1: XTU – May 1st until May 8th, 2015

  • CPU frequency 4GHz max
  • RAM at 3300MHz max.
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

Stage 2: XTU – May 8th until May 15th, 2015.

  • CPU frequency 4.5GHz max
  • Uncore at 4.5GHz max.
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

Stage 3: XTUMay 15th until May 31st, 2015.

  • CPU frequency 5GHz max
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

Stage 4: Fire-StrikeMay 1st until May 27th, 2015.

  • Single NVIDIA GT 730 graphics card
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

Stage 5: Catzilla 720pMay 1st until May 28th, 2015.

  • Single NVIDIA GT 730 graphics card
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

Stage 6: 3DMark 2001 SE May 1st until May 28th, 2015.

  • Single NVIDIA GT 730 graphics card
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

Contest Rules

  • This competition is limited to GIGABYTE X99 motherboards only
  • Submissions will open on the first day of the stage at 00:01 (UTC +8) and close on the last day at 23:59 (UTC+8)
  • To be eligible for the Lucky Draw #1, participants must submit in all stages, and have their XTU submission shown ABOVE 25 Celsius. One random winner will be selected within the eligible participants.
  • To be eligible for the Lucky Draw #2, participants must submit in all stages, and have their XTU submission shown BELOW 25 Celsius. One random winner will be selected within the eligible participants.
  • To be eligible for the Lucky Draw #3, participants must have submitted within the 3 lowest scores in any of the stages. One random winner will be selected within the eligible participants.
  • User ranked #1, #2 and #3 in any stage ae not eligible for the lucky draw.
  • Every submission must include the competition background, XTU’s CPU frequency and temperature and a picture of the rig.
  • A participant is eligible to win only once. If he is found to be the winner in multiple categories, the prize will go to the runner up.

Contest Prizes

Stage 1 ~ 6

  • $1,500 USD for 1st place
  • $800 USD for 2nd place
  • $500 USD for 3rd place

Lucky draw (To be held at the end of the competition)

  • X99-UD4P motherboard for one randomly selected overclocker with temps above 25 Celsius.
  • X99-Gaming 5P motherboard for one randomly selected overclocker with temps below 25 Celsius.
  • X99-SOC Champion motherboard for one randomly selected bottom 3 low score overclocker.

The GIGABYTE X99 CHAMPION CHALLENGE will run from May 1st until May 31st 2015, 23:59 (UTC +8). For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page on HWBOT.org: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gbt_x99_champion_challenge

For more information about GIGABYTE motherboards, go to: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/main.aspx?s=42

About GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world’s motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.com for more information.

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