TAIPEI, Taiwan – July1, 2010 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today announced a new overclocking completion in conjunction with called the GIGABYTE 800 Overclocking Contest.

The contest comes at a time when the FIFA World Cup approaches its climax as the top teams vie for World Cup domination, and poses a challenge of its own in the search for the best overclocker using AMD 800 series motherboards. There are five stages, each with a different benchmark challenge, and at the end of the five stages, the top 3 overclockers will win a new GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5000 series graphics card. The competition rules are simple but the rewards are big, so get your hardware tuned, hone your skills and submit your record-breaking scores. Good Luck!

Rules: Contestants must use any GIGABYTE 800 series motherboard (890FX, 890GX, 880G, 870). Scores must be submitted and approved by HWBOT.


Top 1: GV-R587SO-1GD

Top 2: GV-R577SO-1GD

Top 3: GV-R575SL-1GI

Five Stages Benchmarks:

Stage 1: Super Pi 32m (July 1st – 16th)

Stage 2: Super Pi 1m (July 1st – 16th)
Stage 3: Wprime 32m (July 17th – 23rd)
Stage 4: Wprime 1024m (July 17th – 23rd)
Stage 5: CPUz ( July 24th – 31st )


1st Place: 10 points

2nd Place: 8 points

3rd Place: 6 points

4th Place: 5 points

5th Place: 4 points

6th Place: 3 points

7th Place: 2 points

8th Place: 1 point

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