Tuesday, October 7, 2014

GIGABYTE Target OC: Show us your Overclocking Skills

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Only a couple of weeks after the end of the GIGABYTE Z97 Pentium AE Challenge, GIGABYTE has the honor to launch a new overclocking competition with the GIGABYTE TARGET OC. This time around, instead of asking the OC community to break records and reach for the ultimate limits, we selected a few benchmarks with some specific scores that participants will have to try to match perfectly. Some precise system tweaking will be in order!

Overclocking is not only about pushing the limits of your hardware, it is also about mastering the skills needed to tweak all aspects of your system to achieve the performance that you want. In this challenge we will also give you an opportunity to showcase your overclocking and downclocking skills. With TARGET OC, GIGABYTE decided to have some fun with selection of the target scores and chose some epic world records back in the day as well as some super bad scores to see how well you can tune your system to the level of performance of old time greats and super bad overclocks of today. By trying to hit every scores set, we are hoping the participants will have fun trying to search the perfect setting for the perfect score.

Contest Stages
STAGE 1: XTU
  • Target score: 159 marks
  • We challenge you to match the worst Pentium G3258 XTU score on HWBOT (link)
  • Submission will be open for 2 hours open on Sunday, October 19th at 2pm (UTC+08:00)
STAGE 2: HWBOT PRIME
  • Target score: 2967.55 pps
  • We challenge you to match the worst Pentium G3258 HWBOT Prime score on HWBOT (link)
  • Submission will be open for 2 hours open on Sunday, October 26th at 2pm (UTC+08:00)
STAGE 3: 3DMARK05
  • Target score: 30257 marks
  • We challenge you to match an epic world record from 2007 set by a legendary US overclocker OPPAINTER (link)
  • Submission will be open for 2 hours open on Sunday, November 2nd at 2pm (UTC+08:00)
STAGE 4: SUPER PI 32M
  • Target score: 20min27sec570ms
  • We challenge you to match an epic world record from 2006 set by a legendary US overclocker bachus_anonym (link)
  • Submission will be open for 2 hours open on Sunday, November 9th at 2pm (UTC+08:00)
STAGE 5: CATZILLA 720P
  • Target score: 1938 marks
  • We challenge you to match a 2000th ranked score on HWBOT in Catzilla 720p (link)
  • Submission will be open for 2 hours open on Sunday, November 16th at 2pm (UTC+08:00)

A lot is on the line too! The winner of each stage will be rewarded a nice $400 USD. But that’s not all, in an effort to have everyone from different level of overclocking join, we’ve included 5 awesome lucky draw prizes, including two X99-SOC FORCE, a Z97N-Gaming 5, a Z97N-Gaming WIFI and a Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2!! All you have to do is submit your score in at least 4 out of the 5 stages and you will be automatically entered to win.

Z97N_Gaming_5

Z97N_WIFI

Z97X-SOC_Force_LN2

 X99-SOC_Force   For all the rules and details, visit: http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_targetoc

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