Overclocking championships around the world attract hundreds of competitors from dozens of different countries. Let's see how GIGABYTE Doing so in the GO OC Championship
As part of the month of HWzone's OCTober, we also hold this year Official Israeli Championship in Overclock, And this time the main sponsors are Intel and RSM Computer Services. The final stage The championship will take place on Thursday, October 28, at the RSM main venue in Kfar Saba, and you are all of course welcome to come - whether as contestants or active spectators at the event.
This year we decided to tell you about the world's largest OC competitions, and we'll start this time with GIGABYTE GO OC Championship. This is the third year thatGIGABYTE Organizes the GO OC Championship (RT) GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship. This year, the company has invested in dozens of tournaments around the world and boasts that it is the largest OVERCLOCK tournament in the world with competitors from 33.
The GO OC rules are quite simple. During the first part of the year 2010 was held by local representatives of GIGABYTE Championships in each country, with each championship having its own rules. The winners of the local championships were sent to represent their country in the continent's qualifiers - when five such tournaments took place during the months of June and July - in Spain the European tournament took place, in Indonesia the tournament to Asia and Africa, in California fought the North American countries, in Mexico America Mexico the black. China.
GIGABYTE chose to highlight the continental stages, turning the tournaments into local celebrations with quite a few valuable prizes. A warrior figure was created for each area - knight To North America, Aztec fighter To Latin America, viking To Europe, A Chinese warrior For China andA warrior from Central Asia To the Asia-Africa tournament - which was sent to fight and achieve the title.
The winners of the first places in each championship have of course won beyond the many prizes, also thanks to participating in the world championship which took place on September 25 in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. The World Cup final was attended by 15 contestants, who came from the United States, Colombia, Argentina, Turkey, China, Indonesia, Belgium, Romania, Serbia, the Middle East, Russia, Hong Kong and Thailand.
The competition method of GIGABYTE Was the same as in the world championships and continental championships. Each candidate received a system composed of identical parts to the other candidates. The system was pre-configured by personnel GIGABYTE, Including operating system installation, updates, Drivers And all the software.
The only thing that the operator was asked to provide was his cooling system, in addition to which the hardware could be replaced by any modification. GIGABYTE Allow contestants to replace each part of the system once (due to OC malfunction or improper modification), however if the part has broken down again - it could not be replaced and the contestant was automatically disqualified.
The computer systems provided by the company were slightly different between the early tournaments (so in one tournament they used the supplier of Antec, two in doubt of CoolerMaster, the third in the question of ThermalTake and the fourth in doubt of GIGABYTE Of the ODIN series, as well as memories and hard drives), but all were based on motherboards and video cards GIGABYTE.
The hardware chosen by GIGABYTE for the final end included the Intel Core i7 980X processor, GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard, GIGABYTE GV-R545OC-512I graphics card, ADATA XPG Plus Series DDR3-1866 + v2.0, hard drive SSD Of the company Seagate Momentus XT model and XINUMXW ODIN Pro power supply.
An operating system was installed on the systems Windows XP SP3, when competitors were tested in 4 performance tests - Super PI mod 1.5 (32M), MAXXMEM (Memory Read MB / s), Pifast and Wprime 32M.
In the final of the competition GIGABYTE Won the Overtracker Matose from Romania, which obtained final 64 points from 90 options. It is interesting to note that Matose only reached third place in the European Championship, but in the World Finals he took first place.
Second place went to China's qualifier champion, Hong Kong's stephenyeong from Hong Kong, and third place went to speedtime.wing overclocker from China - who took second place in the Chinese competition.
For the full list of results and all the numbers - you are welcome to visit On the competition site And look In the detailed results table.
Will we also see such results? At the Israel championship that will take place at the end of the month? Probably not, but we are certainly expected to have interesting battles and systems Cooling Amazing. Who knows - maybe next year the GO OC qualifiers will also take place in Israel, and we will get to see an Israeli contestant in the built-up Taipei.