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GIGABYTE Hosts Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge

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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge, to be hosted this July and August on HWBOT.org. This new challenge gives the community a last chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE Z97 platform before the next series of motherboards comes around. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win $2,000 USD in cash prizes and two mystery motherboards, which will be revealed soon!

Gigabyte Hosts Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge

Starting July 10th 2015, overclockers will have a chance to win some great prizes by choosing their preferred cooling method and submit their best score within 4 stages. Most points win, it’s as simple as that! Participants have two ways to win, either they collect the most points to win a stage for the 250$ cash prize, or they collect the most points across all 4 stages to win the category grand prize which is… to be announced!

Here are the category and stages details.

Category 1: Air/Water Cooling (Ambient)
Stage 1: XTU – July 10th until July 25th
– CPU frequency is to be set at 4GHz max
Stage 2: GeekBench-3 Multi Core – July 10th until August 10th
– CPU frequency is to be set at 4GHz max
Stage 3: XTU – July 10th until August 20th
– CPU frequency is to be set at 4.5GHz max
Stage 4: GPUPI for CPU – 1B – July 10th until August 30th
– CPU frequency is to be set at 4GHz max

Category 2: Extreme Cooling
Stage 1: GeekBench-3 Multi Core – July 10th until July 25th
Stage 2: XTU – July 10th until August 10th
– CPU frequency is to be set at 5GHz max
Stage 3: GeekBench-3 Single Core – July 10th until August 20th
Stage 4: GPUPI for CPU – 1B – July 10th until August 30th

Contest Rules:

  • This competition is limited to GIGABYTE Z97 motherboards only
  • Submissions will open on the first day of the stage at 00:01 (UTC +8) and close on the last day at 23:59 (UTC+8)
  • Every submission must include the competition background and a picture of the rig.
  • A participant is eligible to win only once. If he is found to be the winner in multiple categories, the prize will go to the runner up.
  • Intel® Core™ i7-5775C, i5-5675C, i7-5775R, i5-5675R and i5-5575R CPUs are not allowed.
  • In case of a tie, the tie-breaker is best score in Stage 4. If there’s still a tie, the best score in Stage 3, etc.

Contest Prizes:

  • Each stage 1st place will receive a $250 USD cash prize
  • Category 1st place for both the Air/Water Cooling category and Extreme Cooling category will win a mystery motherboard which will be announced as soon as we can!

The GIGABYTE-Z97 Last Hurrah Challenge will run from July 10th until August 30th 2015, 23:59 (UTC +8). Good luck to all!!

For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest pages at HWBOT or OC-ESPORTS: http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gbt_z97_lasthurrah

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