Top Overclockers Win GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Motherboards
Taipei, Taiwan, October 5, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the winners of the GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II, a GIGABYTE overclocking competition hosted on HWBOT.org. Sofos1990 and Stelaras claim 1st and 2nd place prizes, winning a GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 and GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard respectively. As lucky draw winner, Redmax also wins a GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 motherboard.
Running throughout the month of September 2012, the GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II combined two exciting stages based on classic 3DMark01 and SuperPi 31M benchmarks. Combined points tallies from both rounds determined first and second place finishes, with a bonus prize awarded via a lucky draw from all competition entrants.
The GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II
Stage 1: 3DMark 01 – Low Clock Challenge
Overlockers were asked to use all of their tweaking ingenuity to come out on top in this stage. Using any Z77 GIGABYTE motherboard, contestants were required to limit the CPU frequency to 5GHz while also restricting the Nature 3DMark 01 subtest to a maximum of 1340FPS.
Stage 2: SuperPi 32M – Straight Up and All Out
A classic benchmark, this time served straight up. Submit the fasted times using any GIGABYTE Z77 board, using any compatible CPU.
Competition Winners and Scores
- 1st Place– sofos1990 18pts
- Stage 1: 116305 marks (GTX 280 at 960/1300MHz)
- Stage 2: 4min 51sec 704ms (Core i7 3770K at 6821MHz)
- 2nd Place– Stelaras 16pts
- Stage 1: 116803 marks (GTX 280 at 880/1275MHz)
- Stage 2: 4min 55sec 890ms (Core i7 3770K at 6633MHz)
The GIGABYTE Classic Challenge II was open to all HWBOT members throughout September 2012. For more details, competition rules plus all the final standings and submission, please visit the Classic Challenge II competition page on HWBOT.org
1st Place: GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7
GIGABYTE recently unleashed its latest flagship Z77X-UP7 motherboard. Designed for extreme overclocking, the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 motherboard is designed for serious overclockers looking to take down world records featuring the latest Ultra Durable™ 5 technology and an incredible 32 phase power delivery. Find more details here:
2nd Place: GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH
The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 combines a killer connectivity spec with the latest GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology. Being one of the first motherboards on the market to provide Dual Thunderbolt ports, the Z77X-UP5 TH is capable of connecting up to 12 devices plus up to 3 displays simultaneously:
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5
Both GIGABYTE Classic Contest prizes feature the latest GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology which includes high current capable components for the CPU power zone including IR3550 PowIRstage® ICs from International Rectifier, 2X Copper PCB and high current Ferrite Core Chokes rated up to 60A, which together are able to deliver up to 60°C* cooler temperatures than traditional motherboards.
Featured on a range of new motherboards based on the Intel® X79 and Z77 Express Chipsets, and AMD platforms, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology is the next evolution in quality motherboard design.
* Testing result for reference only. Results may differ according to system configuration.
*Up to 60° C lower temp. obtained using 4 phase IR3550 PowIRstage® with 2x Copper PCB vs. 4 phase D-Pak MOSFET @ 100A load 10 mins lab testing without heatsink.
More information about GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology can be found here: