Throughout the month on January 2013 Overclock.net are running an overclocking competition where aspiring ‘clockers can win $500 cash plus the chance to win a GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 and a Z77X-UD3H board.
Entitled the Multi-Threaded Mayhem 2013 (or MTMII), the idea is to compete on three heavily threaded benchmarks, wPrime 32M, wPrime 1024M and 3Dmark Vantage CPU score (physx disabled), on 6 classes based around cores and threads (AMD 4,6 and 8 threads, plus Intel 4, 8 and 12 threads).
The contest is open to all OCN members, and ends on January 31st. Right now as we hit the half way stage, it’s encouraging to see plenty of submissions. The cash prize will be distributed across classes according to participation (e.g. if Intel the 8 threads class has 42% of the participation, that class will receive 42% of the prize pool). The winners of two GIGABYTE boards however, will be randomly chosen at the end of the competition in a prize draw of all participants. So even if you ain’t top dog, you’re still in with a shout.
Check out this thread on Overclock.net for rules, standings and more info.