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I had a quick question about the XTU stage. The rules state "CPU frequency may not exceed 5GHz (determined by XTU). Cache multiplier must be lower or equal to core multiplier." This is different from the usual 5003 limitation so I am curious if there is a limit setting or something I am missing in the XTU program.

My token qualifier XTU sub shows 5001 using 50x100 so I just wanted clarification if there are any special new rules that need to be considered.
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I just can't believe Gigabyte would limit the competition to Z270 motherboards. I own two Gigabyte boards - both Z170. I'm trying to understand what the mentality here was but it escapes me. Of course, if there is one thing that Gigabyte is good at doing it's ostracizing their customers.

So what lesson did I learn? Always read all the rules and never take things for granted before you purchase another CPU from Newegg just to enter a competition you can't actually enter LOL. My bad.
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I had a quick question about the XTU stage. The rules state "CPU frequency may not exceed 5GHz (determined by XTU). Cache multiplier must be lower or equal to core multiplier." This is different from the usual 5003 limitation so I am curious if there is a limit setting or something I am missing in the XTU program.

My token qualifier XTU sub shows 5001 using 50x100 so I just wanted clarification if there are any special new rules that need to be considered.
I think xtu has to say 5ghz and cpuz can say up to 5003mhz. not sure if correct. I thought only hedt can use higher cache then multi but maybe they just throw that in there to cover everything, unless someone has a board that does that.
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I just can't believe Gigabyte would limit the competition to Z270 motherboards. I'm trying to understand what the mentality here was but it escapes me. Of course, if there is one thing that Gigabyte is good at doing it's ostracizing their customers.
So gigabyte has been running back to back competitions with hw and $ as prizes while others do $h1t and yet giga ostracizes its customers.
Additionally, since -as you said- it escapes you, have you thought the following?
a) its bloody 2017 and they don't care about z170 (and they shouldn't). Marketing budget goes on new series of products not old.
b) Might not be the case, but since they want to push z270 imagine if a z170 mobo would win their z270 product series. Not something that they would want to promote imo.
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Thank you for sharing those points - as I said - it wasn't clear to me. Point B is makes a lot of sense.

I'm not sure it's fair to say other vendors have done nothing since I know there are a lot of grateful winners that just came out of a couple of Asus sponsored comps. But I get it - you took issue with my "ostracizing" comment and you're probably right - it wasn't needed.
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Thank you for sharing those points - as I said - it wasn't clear to me. Point B is makes a lot of sense.

I'm not sure it's fair to say other vendors have done nothing since I know there are a lot of grateful winners that just came out of a couple of Asus sponsored comps. But I get it - you took issue with my "ostracizing" comment and you're probably right - it wasn't needed.
Exactly. No need to flame/go extreme on vendors (at least not always) that do something oc-community related.
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Where does it say that Z170 boards cannot be used, as I can't see that written in the rules page of the comp ?
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Default Re: GIGABYTE Beat the Heat Discussion

the main rules don't state it but if you drill down into each of the tests it makes it clear that z270 only. If there is any doubt, though - feel free to ask OGS ;-)
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