GIGABYTE Hosts Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge

GIGABYTE Hosts Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge

Last Chance to Bench on Z97 Before the Next Generation Invasion

City of Industry, California, July 8th, 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 Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge, to be hosted this July and August on HWBOT.org. This new challenge gives the community a last chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE Z97 platform before the next series of motherboards comes around. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win $2,000 USD in cash prizes and two mystery motherboards, which will be revealed soon!

Starting July 10th 2015, overclockers will have a chance to win some great prizes by choosing their preferred cooling method and submit their best score within 4 stages. Most points win, it’s as simple as that! Participants have two ways to win, either they collect the most points to win a stage for the 250$ cash prize, or they collect the most points across all 4 stages to win the category grand prize which is… to be announced!

Here are the category and stages details.

Category 1: Air/Water Cooling (Ambient)

Stage 1: XTU – July 10th until July 25th

  • CPU frequency is to be set at 4GHz max

Stage 2: GeekBench-3 Multi Core – July 10th until August 10th

  • CPU frequency is to be set at 4GHz max

Stage 3: XTU – July 10th until August 20th

  • CPU frequency is to be set at 4.5GHz max

Stage 4: GPUPI for CPU – 1B – July 10th until August 30th

  • CPU frequency is to be set at 4GHz max

 

Category 2: Extreme Cooling

Stage 1: GeekBench-3 Multi Core – July 10th until July 25th

Stage 2: XTU – July 10th until August 10th

  • CPU frequency is to be set at 5GHz max

Stage 3: GeekBench-3 Single Core – July 10th until August 20th

Stage 4: GPUPI for CPU – 1B – July 10th until August 30th

Contest Rules

  • This competition is limited to GIGABYTE Z97 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)
  • Every submission must include the competition background 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.
  • Intel® Core™ i7-5775C, i5-5675C, i7-5775R, i5-5675R and i5-5575R CPUs are not allowed.
  • In case of a tie, the tie-breaker is best score in Stage 4. If there’s still a tie, the best score in Stage 3, etc.

Contest Prizes

  • Each stage 1st place will receive a $250 USD cash prize
  • Category 1st place for both the Air/Water Cooling category and Extreme Cooling category will win a mystery motherboard which will be announced as soon as we can!

  

The GIGABYTE-Z97 Last Hurrah Challenge will run from July 10th until August 30th 2015, 23:59 (UTC +8).

Good luck to all!!

For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest pages at HWBOT or OC-ESPORTS: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gbt_z97_lasthurrah

For more information about GIGABYTE motherboards, go to: www.gigabyte.us

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.us for more information.

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