GIGABYTE Launches Beat the Heat OverClocking Event

/ 2 years ago

GIGABYTE Launches Beat the Heat OC Event

Leading motherboard manufacturer GIGABYTE is kicking off their latest overclocking event called Beat the Heat 2017. The company teams up with the HWBot overclocking community, delivering an enthusiast hardware prize pool of over $2,500 USD. This competition will have four stages that will test the computer’s 2D processing: XTU 5GHz, GPUPI for CPU–1B 5GHz, Geekbencch3 Single–Core 5GHz, HWBOT x265 Benchmark–4k 5GHz.

There is a 5GHz limitation imposed to give most users a chance against more experienced overclockers. In each of the four stages participants can score points based on their benchmark scores.

The top two participants who earned the most score wins, although GIGABYTE will also be drawing a random winner.

Event rules for Beat The Heat

  • This competition is limited to GIGABYTE, AORUS motherboards only.
  • Commercially available hardware only (no ES, no unreleased hardware, no LN2 motherboards)
  • The competition is limited to Desktop hardware, HEDT (aka 2011 and similar hardware) and server components are not allowed
  • Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
  • Must use official competition background: download
  • A verification screenshot is a requirement.
  • To be eligible for the lucky draw, participants must submit in one of the stages of the competition.
  • In a case of a tie, the tie-breaker is the best score in Stage 3. If there’s still a tie, the best score in Stage 2, etc.
  • Only submissions made on or after 2017-07-01 are acceptable.

Event Stages

  1. XTU 5G
  2. GPUPI for CPU 1B 5G
  3. Geekbench 3 Single Core 5G
  4. HWBOT X265 4K 5G

Prize Pool

GIGABYTE Launches Beat the Heat OC Event

PositionPrizeQtyValue (USD)
1st Place PrizesIntel Core i7 7700K1$349.99
GIGABYTE Gaming Z270X-Gaming SOC1$239.99
GSKILL TridentZ 16GB DDR4-36001$159.99
GSKILL KM780 + MX7801$189.98
2nd Place PrizesGIGABYTE Z270X-UD51$199.99
GSKILL TridentZ 16GB DDR4-36001$159.99
Intel Core i7 7700K1$349.99
Lucky DrawGIGABYTE Z270X-UD51$199.99
GSKILL KM780 and MX7801$189.98
Enermax LiqMax II (ELC-LMR240-BS)1$89.99
Open Benchtable1$149.99
GIGABYTE Z270X-UD31$149.99
Steam Codes10$100.00

Follow this link to join the event:!/round/gbt_beat_the_heat


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