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Win up to $9000 in GIGABYTE Graphics Card “Beat Me If You Dare" OC Competition

runn3R

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“Beat Me If You Dare” competition offers a total cash purse of US$9000 and cutting-edge hardware prizes

GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announces the launch of a global Graphics Card overclocking competition, Beat Me If You Dare. This event coincides with the recent announcement of GIGABYTE’s latest family of Graphics Cards, the Super Overclock Series. Contestants around the world are invited to compete against the top scores set by GIGABYTE’s in-house overclocking team to win cash and prizes.

The champion of each round will receive USD1,500 cash. Second prize is a new GIGABYTE GTX295 graphics card, the latest high-end NVIDIA card with dual GTX200 GPUs. The third place winner in each round will receive a GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA GTX285 graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX285 GPU).

As an added bonus, any contestant that beats the benchmark set by the GIGABYTE team will double his/her prize. 

There will also be a lucky draw for all Beat Me If You Dare entries with the winner receiving a professional GIGABYTE gaming mouse, GM-M8000.

The Beat Me If You Dare competition will run for three rounds starting on Oct 1st and finishing on December 31st 2009. The GIGABYTE Graphics Card team will announce a unique theme for each round on the event website. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3DMark Vantage performance scores and benchmark fps score in Resident Evil 5. 

Contestants may use any brand of Graphics Card but all scores must be recorded with the appropriate chipset as laid out in the competition website.   

For further details about the GIGABYTE Beat Me If You Dare competition please visit
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/GIGABYTE-VGA/138376338834?ref=nf
Twitter: http://twitter.com/GIGABYTE_VGA

For more details of the Super Overclock Series, please visit the GIGABYTE Graphics Card website at: http://www.giga-byte.co.uk/Products/VGA/Default.aspx
and http://www.giga-byte.co.uk/FileList/WebPage/vga_090911_oc/index.html
ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

Badbonji

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I will be entering, hopefully with have a water block on my gpu's by then :P
HD5870 Crossfire sounds good :)
Core i7 965 @ 4.35Ghz 1.37Vcore
6Gb G.Skill 1600Mhz DDR3 @ 1740Mhz 8-8-8-20 1T
HIS HD5970 @ 800/1100
Gigabyte Extreme X58
X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty
256GB M4 + 150GB Raptor
EK Supreme HF/GTX480/MCP655/EK Res :D

bofh1971

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oooh now where is my peltier cooling kit? :)
I think my current brand of GFX might melt ! :)
Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5 (forum prize)
Phenom IIx4 965BE, 8GB Corsair 1333 Ram
2x750gb HDD's Raid0, Palit Geforce GTX570
Windows 7 Ultimate, Acer 24" P256H Monitor, Razer Salmosa Mouse,
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keybaord

runn3R

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GIGABYTE, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is pleased to announce that round one of the Beat Me If You Dare competition ended on October 31st. GIGABYTE would like to extend our congratulations to the winners, whose prizes will be doubled since they were successful in beating the top scores benchmarked by the GIGABYTE in-house OC team.

To kick off the contest, GIGABYTE’s in-house OC team set a new 3DMark Vantage world record with an overall score of 16877 and an incredible GPU score of 15297 with a blazing fast GPU clock of 1100 MHz and memory clock of 1400 MHz. It was then up to the contestants to see if they had the nerve and skill to beat the GIGABYTE record. There were 6 contestants in round one who were able to get their GPU clock over 1100 MHz. Mr. Jon Sandström from Sweden, using a GIGABYTE GTX 260 Super Overclock Edition, successfully conquered the bottleneck and pushed his GPU clock up to an astounding 1200 MHz.
 
The NVIDIA GTX 260 has proven time and time again to be an amazing overclocking GPU, continually allowing users to break and set higher and higher new world records. Thanks in part to the Beat Me If You Dare competition and all the overclockers’ amazing work, the GTX 260 world record ceiling has possibly been reached with Hipro5 from Greece setting a new 3DMark GPU world record at 16658 with GIGABYTE GTX 260 Super Overclock Edition. GIGABYTE would like to congratulate all contestants for their amazing scores.

Round One Winners:
First place: Hipro5 from Greece
Second place: Aristidis & Stelios from Greece
Third place: James Trevaskis from Australia
Fourth place: Mike Graf from U.S.A.
Fifth place: Jon Sandström from Sweden
Please see the Winners Page: http://event.gigabyte.com.tw/BeatMeIfYouDareRound1/Winners.aspx

GIGABYTE would like to apologize to all contestants for the score uploading issues and incorrect countdown timer on the Beat Me If You Dare event website. Due to these challenges, GIGABYTE allowed users to upload their submissions on the event website, XtremeSystems forum as well as by email. As several users reported the countdown clock being inaccurate in their region, we also accepted valid scores after the official cutoff time. While having to make a judgment call in a competition is never an ideal outcome, we felt it necessary to include valid scores submitted in good faith. We thank all the contestants for their understanding and promise a smoother round two.

The following will be awarded to the highest score winners:
Hipro5 will be awarded USD3000.
Aristidis & Stelios will be awarded two pieces of GIGABYTE GTX 295 graphics card.

Due to submission failure on the Beat Me If You Dare event website, GIGABYTE extends the following to the other award winners:
James Trevaskis will be awarded USD3000.
Mike Graf will be awarded two pieces of GIGABYTE GTX 295 graphics card.
Jon Sandström will be awarded two pieces of GIGABYTE GTX 285 graphics card.

Beat Me If You Dare is running a round two competition starting on November 1st and finishing on November 30th. Contestants may use any brand of GTX 275 Graphics Card and there is no hardware limitation for participation. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3DMark Vantage performance scores and benchmark fps score in Resident Evil 5.

For further details about the GIGABYTE Beat Me If You Dare competition please visit: http://event.gigabyte.com.tw/BeatMeIfYouDare/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/GIGABYTE-VGA/138376338834?ref=nf
Twitter: http://twitter.com/GIGABYTE_VGA
ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

 

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