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GIGABYTE Announces Overclocking Season for 2017, $10K+ in Hardware Prizes

[Press Release] Taipei, Taiwan, February 17th, 2017 ? GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is excited to announce four overclocking competitions, starting from the beginning of March running to the end of July, to be held on HWBOT.org. Seasoned overclockers can test their mettle to see who reigns supreme. With over 10,000 (USD) worth in prizes, the stakes are higher than ever before. The ?Lucky Draw? is open to all participants whether or not they score top marks, the only requirement is that they participate for each stage in one of the competitions. Novices and beginners will all have a chance at taking home prizes to upgrade their machine for future competitions.

GIGABYTE will be awarding competition winners and participants with AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 Motherboards, GIGABYTE Radeon RX480s, Intel Core i7-7700K processors, memory from G.SKILL and power supplies & liquid coolers from Enermax.

Each competition will have multiple stages comprised of different benchmarks. These benchmarks consists of 3DMark Fire Strike, XTU 5G, Catzilla and many more so participants have an even playing field. Points will be awarded to participants based on their rankings in benchmarks. The top three participants with the most points by the end of each competition wins?it?s as simple as that! It?s time to warm up your test benches and pull out the thermal paste as GIGABYTE?s overclocking competition season is about to start! The overclocking competitions and their corresponding start and end dates are the following:

  • March Madness: March 1st, 2017 ? March 31st, 2017
  • April Extreme Clocking: April 1st, 2017 ? April 30th, 2017
  • Summer Spectacular: May 1st, 2017 ? May 31st, 2017
  • Beat the Heat: July 1st ? July 31st, 2017

Read the full press release from GIGABYTE here.


Feb 20, 2017 - article - gigabyte.com
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Curious, any specific reason to pick 730? Is it budget constraint? (in which case, would gt 710 be cheaper?)
Anyhow, when I found a GT 730, I'm in for sure
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Nvidia GeForce GT 730 needs to be gigabyte?
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would definitely be cool to do 710 because a lot of people have from previous comp but mines not gigabyte. Would be nice if gpu from all vendors allowed.
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Nvidia GeForce GT 730 needs to be gigabyte?
This, Gigabyte seems to be the hardest to find making it much harder to find a deal. Maybe we can use Giga bios so on the Comp site they still get the credit

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would definitely be cool to do 710 because a lot of people have from previous comp but mines not gigabyte. Would be nice if gpu from all vendors allowed.
True, I already have one v modded paperweight don't really need another

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Any VGA vendor is allowed. I think we keep the 730 cause we announced it already earlier this year and maybe someone has already bought it.
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would definitely be cool to do 710 because a lot of people have from previous comp but mines not gigabyte. Would be nice if gpu from all vendors allowed.
You still have you gt 730 from Giga X99 Comp, Firestrike ?
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You still have you gt 730 from Giga X99 Comp, Firestrike ?
I wish, I sold it right after, I still have my 710, it's a great little card I use for 2d benching.
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