Taipei, Taiwan, January 22, 2014: GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has rolled out the winners of the GIGABYTE Retro OC overclocking contest hosted on HWBOT.org. With $1,500 up for grabs, the ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest invited top Overclockers to revisit classic 3DMark benchmarks equipped with the latest hardware.
The GIGABYTE Retro OC contest attracted some of the world’s top Overclocking talent resulting in some very aggressive scoring. In total, 21 contest submissions are either top 20 in the world record listings or top 20 in the global category. Arguably the biggest highlight of the contest was seeing two World Records broken on the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard, with renowned Overclockers, Vivi and 8 Pack settings new World Record scores for 3DMark06 and 3DMark03 respectively.
GIGABYTE also held a contest on Facebook inviting fans and followers to submit photos of themselves looking as ‘Retro’ as possible holding a GIGABYTE motherboard. A GIGABYTE Z87X-UD7 TH motherboard was awarded to the contest winner Charles Terell.