GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge to be Hosted on HWBOT.ORG

GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge to be Hosted on HWBOT.ORG

Last Chance of the Year to Win BIG With GIGABYTE


City of Industry, California, December 5th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge, its latest overclocking contest hosted on With the end of the year approaching very fast, GIGABYTE is inviting all participants to complement their holiday season with some great overclocking and a chance to take home high quality hardware! Prizes include 3 Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboards as well as 3 recently launched X99M-Gaming 5 motherboards, and not to forget a total of $2,000 in cash! For its last OC run of the year, GIGABYTE is challenging the participants to outperform themselves using any GIGABYTE Z97 motherboards on 3 different benchmarks, XTU, CPUz as well as SuperPI 32M. Good luck to all!


Contest Stages

Stage 1: XTU

Highest score wins

CPU Speed must be set at 4.5GHz (4497MHz to 4503MHz)

Must submit before midnight on Sunday, December 21st (following the UTC+08:00 time zone)

Stage 2: Highest CPUz

Highest score wins

Must submit before midnight on Sunday, December 28th (following the UTC+08:00 time zone)

Stage 3: Super Pi 32m

The target score is to be revealed on HWBOT on Monday, December 29th

Submission will be open for 24 hours on Sunday, January 4th 2015 (following the UTC+08:00 time zone).


Contest Rules

  • GIGABYTE Z97 motherboard only.
  • No restriction on cooling method.
  • All submissions must include a screenshot of the competition wallpaper.
  • Usual HWBOT submission and verification rules apply.
  • To enter the lucky draw, participant must submit in all 3 stages.
  • Stage submissions will be revealed after the submission deadline of the stage.
  • If an overall challenge winner is also a stage 1st place winner, the stage prize will go to the stage next  best performance.


Contest Prizes

  • Stage 1 ~ 3

1st place of each stage will receive a Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboard

  • Overall Challenge

1st place: $1,000 USD

2nd place: $600 USD

3rd place: $400$ USD

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

3 randomly selected participants will receive an X99M-Gaming 5 motherboard

$2,000 USD

X99M-Gaming 5


The GIGABYTE Goodbye 2014 OC Challenge will run from December 5th 2014 until January 4th 2015, midnight (UTC+08:00).


For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page hosted on



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 for more information.

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