Go Back   HWBOT forum > >

HWBOT Frontpage News Official HWBOT articles and frontpage news


User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes

[Video] Buildzoid Enters GIGABYTE March Madness with GA-Z270N-WIFI

The GIGABYTE March Madness overclocking contest kicked off on OC-ESPORTS on March 1st, but in fact the first stage of the contest ends in just a few days, expiring on the 19th of March. It?s a contest that is open to overclockers in all HWBOT leagues with $2,500 USD of prizes up for grabs including GIGABYTE Aorus motherboards, Intel Core i7 CPUs, G.SKILL Trident memory kits, Enermax coolers, Open Benchtables and Seasonic power supplies ? in short, plenty of motivation to compete.

One contender in the contest is Buildzoid, arguably overclocking?s most prolific YouTuber, who currently sits in second place on the Stage 1 leaderboard. Patreon contributions have helped Buildzoid get prepped for the GIGABYTE March Madness contest by funding his choice of motherboard. He?s opted to go for the GIGABYTE Z270N-WIFI board, a Kaby Lake-ready Mini-ITX motherboard that has the major advantage of featuring only two memory slots.

Why would he prefer a two slot board for this contest? The advantage is connected to the fact that the March Madness contest requires all CPUs speeds to be no higher than 5,003MHz. A restriction that places infinitely more emphasis on memory overclocking. To be successful in this contest you will have to focus on raising memory clocks and settings sub-timings as efficiently as possible. A motherboard with only two slots offers the distinct advantage of having the memory physically closer to the CPU.

Buildzoid offers an examination of the Z270N-WIFI board and also discusses the tactics he will employ to compete in the contest where he is doing quite well despite being a relative novice at memory overclocking. His score of 6,514 marks in 3DMark Time Spy Physics is just behind UK overclocker kimandsally with a score of 6,528 marks.

Catch the video from Buildzoid here on the Actually Hardcore Overclocking YouTube channel. You can find the GIGABYTE March Madness contest here on OC-ESPORTS.


Mar 13, 2017 - article - youtu.be
  #1  
Unread 03-13-2017
sdougal sdougal is offline
transformer
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 943
Thanks: 46
Thanked 76 Times in 62 Posts
sdougal
Default [Video] Buildzoid Enters GIGABYTE March Madness with GA-Z270N-WIFI

Discuss here...
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Win Great Prizes with the GIGABYTE March Madness Contest: Starts March 1st sdougal HWBOT Frontpage News 0 02-23-2017 08:55


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:05.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright HWBOT 2004 - 2015
watch GOTS0701 usa news today