Thursday, September 1st 2011

PowerColor and TechPowerup Present Pimp My Rig Contest

It's that time again, when bagging some rad graphics hardware is as easy as showing off your PC tuning skills and filling up a form in GPU-Z 0.5.5. PowerColor is back on board with us, and this time what we're giving away will come with the bragging rights of being perhaps the only people in the world to have it! Presenting, PowerColor and TechPowerUp Pimp my Rig Contest 2011!

You stand to win a rare, one of its kind PowerColor dual Radeon HD 6970 X2 prototype, which is designed by its makers to be one of the fastest, most tweakable graphics cards. There's just one prototype on the planet that's fully finished for the consumer, and you stand to win it! All you have to do is get the lowest possible 3DMark 03 score in default settings (of 3DMark), submit the validation link of your feat along with other details in the "PowerColor Giveaway" tab of GPU-Z 0.5.5. That's right, you don't need the fastest hardware to win this contest, just your skills.

That's not all! You can still leave things to Lady Luck. From the pool of valid entries, we will randomly pick one person, who will bag an awesome new PowerColor Radeon HD 6870 X2 dual-GPU graphics card! So there's simply no reason not to try!

For more information, download GPU-Z 0.5.5, and click on the "PowerColor Giveaway" tab. Good luck!
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191 Comments on PowerColor and TechPowerup Present Pimp My Rig Contest

#2
Breathless
"Your graphics card must support and complete the 3DMark03 Nature test"

So supporting and completing are two different things? Can you elaborate?
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#3
cmberry20
No, its Socket A (462). They are very good for overclocking plus I think the multiplier is unlocked
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#4
cmberry20
by: Breathless
"Your graphics card must support and complete the 3DMark03 Nature test"

So supporting and completing are two different things? Can you elaborate?
Well it has to support it - ie. DX9 (not all tests in 3Dmark03 are DX9) & it has to complete it - ie. not crash/error
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#7
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
well i tried running it but 3Dmark 03 wont run any of the benchmarks after the Wings of Prey test, looks like i cant participate in this contest.
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#8
cmberry20
by: Doomedspeed
Does your "0 FPS" on the nature test count as completing it? :laugh:
Yes it does.

This test wasnt done by me though. There was a contest a couple of years back for exactly the same thing - lowest score for 3DMark03 - it was won by someone with a score of 3!!! However, I could only find the second place winner which was linked in the post above - 5!
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#9
Doomedspeed
by: cmberry20
Yes it does.

This test wasnt done by me though. There was a contest a couple of years back for exactly the same thing - lowest score for 3DMark03 - it was won by someone with a score of 3!!! However, I could only find the second place winner which was linked in the post above - 5!
That's impressive.

I managed 1305. I hope will win 2nd prize! :laugh:
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#10
THRiLL KiLL
to bad my artari 800xl cant run benchmarks :)
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#11
TheRagnarok
Time Capsule

Looks like I have an excuse to rummage through all the crap in my closet.
It's a freaking time capsule. :respect:
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#12
scope54
1359 on my desktop, setting up my old athlon xp with 9800 pro (im surprised they still work, they havent been turned on in years).
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#13
stinger608
Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder
Oh man, I happen to have an old POS Dell that should bring is some real crappy scores LOLOL
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#15
joseaugusto1
Im getting 218... i really want to get to 5 LOL:rockout:
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#16
HossHuge
by: HossHuge
Can I not run 3dmark03 and try and win the HD6870x2? Hmm...Doesn't look like it....:shadedshu

So if you don't have shitty old hardware you can't win. I'll pass.
by: HossHuge
What I said was that I want to try and win the 6870x2 and not HAVE TO run 3Dmark03 because I don't have old shitty parts lying around. I have no chance of winning the 6970x2.

You are right some people can't read.
by: theJesus
I love how you left out the other part of your quote, which is what I was mainly referring to. The part that said, "So if you don't have shitty old hardware you can't win."
Once again learn to read.


So this is what you guys refer to as trolling? Pathetic people who have no lives try to argue so that they feel important. Very funny....:laugh:

Hoss is done with you theDevil.
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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
time to break out the big guns tomorrow. anyone know if the old S3 unichrome stuff supports D3D?
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#18
AhokZYashA
my laptop, underclocked, and in powersaving mode, got 15k
ugh
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#19
option350z
by: cdawall
time to break out the big guns tomorrow. anyone know if the old S3 unichrome stuff supports D3D?
I believe it does but it only supports d3d7
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#20
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: option350z
I believe it does but it only supports d3d7
hmmm well i do have an FX5700 i can dumb down.
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#21
dsdsdk
by: erocker
You're missing CPU scores which is a part of the score in the benchmark. Feature tests are not and can be turned off.
How come you get a score without them? And ORB lets you upload the score?

Can Wizzard confirm CPU test is not a part of the score?
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#22
theJesus
by: HossHuge
Once again learn to read.


So this is what you guys refer to as trolling? Pathetic people who have no lives try to argue so that they feel important. Very funny....:laugh:

Hoss is done with you theDevil.
What are you trying to point out? You made a claim that you could not win this contest without old hardware and I provided info which stated that you could win a secondary prize with any hardware.

Also, I'd rather not take this down to personal insults, but if you really wish to do so, then go right ahead. I know where the report button is.
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#23
erocker
by: dsdsdk
How come you get a score without them? And ORB lets you upload the score?

Can Wizzard confirm CPU test is not a part of the score?
It does say default settings. To subtract tests from the settings wouldn't be default.
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#24
HossHuge
by: theJesus
What are you trying to point out? You made a claim that you could not win this contest without old hardware and I provided info which stated that you could win a secondary prize with any hardware.
I know there is a 2nd prize but I just think it's stupid to go through the process when the 2nd prize has nothing to do with the 3dmark03 contest.

by: theJesus
Also, I'd rather not take this down to personal insults, but if you really wish to do so, then go right ahead. I know where the report button is.
You are right. I am sorry. My bad.
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#25
theJesus
by: HossHuge
I know there is a 2nd prize but I just think it's stupid to go through the process when the 2nd prize has nothing to do with the 3dmark03 contest.
I see your point and don't really agree or disagree. When I made my first post, I saw no indication that you were aware of the 2nd prize, so I made a false assumption.
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