Last Friday, May 21, 2010, cutting-edge technology was pushed to critical levels as the nation eagerly held its very first GIGABYTE OPEN OVERLCOCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS at the 4th Floor of the SM North Edsa Annex. 8 masters of the art of overclocking pitted wit, skill and expertise in a chance to prove themselves as the best overlocker in the Philippines.
Hosted by DJ Laila and Overclocking Expert Jerc Batcobe, overclocking was explained to the public and afterwards, the introduction of the 8 overclocking finalists. The finalists were Michelle Yap Patelo, Jose Balatican III, Enrico Cayetano, Gil Gerard Navarro, Ronaldo M. Bejarin, Sydney Brian S. Fernandez, Marlon Delfino and Emmanuel Yee Poro, all from different parts of the country but converged together to fight for glory.
Each contestant was given the following as their arsenal for the GOOC Event:
Gigabyte P55 UD3P
HIS ATI Radeon iCooler 5750 1gb ddr5
Intel Core i7 860 ES
Transcend AxeRam 2000+
HIS Radeon 5750
Gigabyte Odin 1200 watts
Samsung Spinpoint HDDs
The GIGABYTE Open Overlocking Championships was divided into four rounds namely the PiFast, Maxxmem, WPrime and the SuperPi. Each round, the finalists had to push their units to the limit in order to achieve record speeds while keeping their workstations operational.
After a heated competition, the winner emerged and Ronaldo M. Bejarin was crowned as the very first GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Champion and has earned the right to represent the Philippines in the PAN Asia Regional Championships at Jakarta, Indonesia. Ronaldo Bejarin was awarded P10,000 cash prize given by Mr John Paul Pelayo, Product Manager of GIGABYTE here in the Philippines while Anthony Liao, Marketing Specialist of GIGABYTE’s Sales and Marketing Center awarded a plaque of recognition to Bejarin.
Highlighted with performances from Cookie Chua and Delara, the GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championships was spectacle to remember and is the first step to fame as the world finally recognizes the Philippines as one of the premiere technological hubs in Asia. With the help of GIGABYTE – Leader in Motherboard Innovation, Transcend, Redfox Technologies – Defining Innovation, Intel – Leap Ahead and SM Annex, the event was, as Mr. John Paul Pelayo said, “A long-awaited essential step for Philippine Technology.”