Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winter is Coming: Keep Warm By Overclocking

Winter is coming, and so is another overclocking competition from GIGABYTE!

Throughout the month of February, we're inviting overclockers to keep warm by pushing their 6th Gen. Intel® processors to their absolute limits on a GIGABYTE 100 series motherboard during our Z170 Winter OC Challenge.



We're giving away a total of 5 GIGABYTE motherboards throughout the contest, with an additional Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard up for grabs for those users that submit scores to all stages of a round.

You can check out the contest details below. If you head on over to HWBOT you can find out more and submit your scores.

Contest details:

Round 1: Enthusiast, Rookie and Novice Overclockers – 2 Cores
Stage 1: 3DMark11 Physics
- CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz
Stage 2: HWBOT Prime
- CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz
Stage 3: Geekbench Multi Core
- CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHZ

Round 2: Enthusiast, Rookie and Novice Overclockers– 4 Cores
Stage 1: XTU
- CPU frequency limited to 4500.00 MHz
Stage 2: HWBOT Prime
- CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz
Stage 3: Geekbench Multi Core
- CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz

Round 3: Elite and Extreme Overclockers – 2 Cores
Stage 1: 3DMark11 Physics
- CPU frequency limited to 5003.00 MHz
Stage 2: HWBOT Prime 
- CPU frequency limited to 5003.00 MHz
Stage 3: Geekbench Multi-Core 
- CPU frequency limited to 5003.00 MHz

Round 4: Elite and Extreme Overclockers– 4 Cores
Stage 1: XTU
- CPU frequency limited to 5000 MHz
Stage 2: HWBOT Prime
- CPU frequency limited to 5003.00 MHz
Stage 3: Geekbench Multi Core
- CPU frequency limited to 5003.00MHz

Contest Rules
- This competition is limited to GIGABYTE Z170 motherboards only.
- Every submission must include the screenshot with the competition background and a picture of the rig.
- To be eligible for the lucky draw, participants must submit in all stages of the round they select.
- A participant is eligible to win in only one round. If he is found to be the winner in multiple rounds, the prize will go to the runner up. If a participant is a round winner, he will not be eligible for the lucky draw.
- In case of a tie, the tie-breaker is the best score in Stage 3. If there’s still a tie, the best score in Stage 2, etc.

Contest Prizes
Each 1st place winner in a round will be awarded a Z170X-SOC Force Motherboard.
Users that submit scores to all stages of a round will be eligible to enter the lucky draw for one GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard.

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