GIGABYTE and Futuremark Announce Worldwide AMD Overclocking Competition

21 Aug

GIGABYTE Technology CO., LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is pleased to announce the worldwide “GIGABYTE Dragon Overclocking Contest 2009” in cooperation with the Futuremark Corporation. Utilizing AMD and GIGABYTE hardware, contestants worldwide will compete in two segments for the overall “GIGABYTE Dragon” title within multiple prize award categories.

The contest entry period will run from Aug 17th to Sep 13th. Prizes will be awarded for first to third place finishers for top 3DMark score and top CPU overclocking segments.

Grand prizes include a GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard, FSP Everest 800 Watt power supply, Maxcube Amoris 6010 Architectural Designed Gaming Case, GlacialTech X-Wing Notebook Cooling Pad, Gskill F3 Triple Channel DDR3 6GB memory module, and Enermax Apollo series 12cm Fan. Additional prizes will be awarded to second and third place runners-up, as well as two weekly lucky draw prizes for GIGABYTE motherboards given away just for entering.

“This is the largest overclocking event of its type we’ve ever seen. We’re delighted to be partnering with Futuremark to support GIGABYTE overclockers everywhere with this community building competition,” said Tony Liao, GIGABYTE Marketing Director.

Contestants will be competing to see who can achieve the highest score with 3DMark06, a benchmark program from Futuremark that measures the 3D gaming performance capabilities of PCs. 3DMark software has been downloaded more than 45 million times. The 3DMark06 edition is currently the world’s most popular benchmark and can be downloaded for free from the Futuremark website.

For further details about the “GIGABYTE Dragon” competition please visit:


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Posted by on August 21, 2009 in AsianTech


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