It is competition time again and we are starting off with some love for AMD and the Piledriver series of processors. GIGABYTE has joined forces with HWBOT.org to host Dig For Victory.

The competition is as simple as getting the highest score with the new Futuremark 3DMark released just a few weeks ago. The limitations are where this gets fun. The first of two stages you are limited to using on an AMD Trinity APU for both CPU and graphics card. For the second stage, you can only use an AMD Bulldozer CPU and a 5000 series AMD graphics card.

The winner of each stage will receive an upgrade to the GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 and a AMD FX-8350 (Piledriver) CPU. If you are in the mood for some overclocking fun and a chance at some great prizes, then you have until April 12th. More information about the contest can be found below.

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GIGABYTE Launches “Dig for Victory” Contest at HWBOT

Overclockers Compete on Bulldozer and Trinity: Win AMD Piledriver CPUS and GIGABYTE Motherboards

March 14, 2013 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announces its latest overclocking competition, the GIGABYTE ‘Dig for Victory’ contest, an open overclocking contest hosted at HWBOT.org

Running from March 13th to April 12th 2013, the GIGABYTE “Dig for Victory” overclocking contest consists of two stages centered on the new 3DMark from Futuremark. The 1st place finishers of each stage will each win a GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 motherboard and an AMD FX 8350 processor.

Dig for Victory Contest – Rules and Stages

Stage 1: 3DMark Cloud Gate – Any AMD Trinity APU

Stage 2: 3DMark Fire Strike – Any AMD Bulldozer CPU + any AMD 5000 Series GPU

Contest Limitations

Entrants must use the official competition background. Verification screenshots are required and must include; 3DMark scores plus CPU-Z CPU/MEM/Mainboard tabs. Entrants must use the GIGABYTE OC Edition CPU-Z (see below) and also include a picture of the rig used. Usual HWBOT submission and verification rules apply.

The GIGABYTE Dig for Victory contest is open to all HWBOT members until April 12th 2013. For more details, competition rules and standings, please visit the Dig for Victory contest page at HWBOT.org

Dig for Victory: Prizes

GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 Motherboard

Supporting the latest Piledriver FX Series processors, the GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 motherboard features exclusive GIGABYTE Dual UEFI BIOS, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 technology and support for 3-way CrossfireX™ and SLI multi-graphics setups.

Learn more about the GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD5 here

AMD FX-8350 Processors

Based on the latest Piledriver architecture, the AMD FX 8350 is an unlocked 8-core processor with great multi-tasking performance. Unlocked for maximum overclocking ability, the new Piledriver micro-architecture is the second generation of AMD FX series, with an internal core structure that has been modified for higher frequencies, improved efficiency, increased clock rate headroom and better thermals.

Find out more here


CPU-Z is a freeware hardware detection app from CPUID that monitors and gathers information about your PC. GIGABYTE has worked with CPUID to develop a special OC version that we think appeals to overclockers.

You can download the CPU-Z GIGABYTE OC Edition here


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