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

#1
pantherx12
Interesting contest, think I've thought of a cool way to do this if I can be bothered.
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#2
theJesus
I'm gonna head over to craigslist and check out the junk people are giving away for free :laugh:
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#6
micropage7
by: qubit
Awesome. :rockout:

The lowest score, eh? I think I might have just the hardware for that. :laugh:

BTW when's the closing date?
lowest? really?
thats what i call contest, being different
5 thumbs for powercolor
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#8
mystikl
Just wondering... anyone hit fiddy yet?
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#11
Activeduke
If only my old Presario with win95 had DX9. The cpu runs at 8mhz or something :rockout:
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#12
cmberry20
by: macsat
:cry: i have done the test and i got a very good score ;) but when i try to send my link the GPU-Z says that "no card detected " !!!!!
the software dosen't detect my card so what can i do to fix this ?
:banghead:
here's a link to my score ;)
http://3dmark.com/3dm03/6434124?show_ads=true&page=%2F3dm03%2F6434124%3Fkey%3DPB6R7j9nwabCqUp7dfp3QPR8Q2BVF4
I dont think the UniChrome graphics support DX9. It certainly hasnt completed all the tests so that score is invalid anyway.
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#13
joseaugusto1
I have a problem just got 98 on 3dmark03 and it went throught all the tests but it wont show on the online score .... any idea of what is happening? thanks guys
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#14
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
All you people thinking about using laptops:
All desktop systems are welcome to submit their entry (no notebooks, netboooks, tablets or other such portable systems).
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/contest5.php

The oldets card I've got that can enter is the 9600SE in System specs. We'll see if I can be assed to do it. :p

Big props to Powercolor/TPU for a fun contest!

EDIT: I might be able to dig up a slot 1 motherboard and put the original celly in it.. No level 2 cache for lyfe!
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#17
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
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.
You still have to do the benchmark and put it up.

Also, remember this ppl:
The benchmark must have been made during the competition period and must have "PowerColor PIMP MY RIG 2011" in the title.
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#18
mystikl
Tried it 3 times, best it could do is show the result for the first game, I'm guessing it's running so slow it skips the ending of the games and goes to the next game.
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#19
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: erocker
It does say default settings. To subtract tests from the settings wouldn't be default.
I can run my radeon 7500 through with default settings complete with an orb score. It however skips half the tests nature being one of them...the bench is however still on default.
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#20
Arctucas
I see some really good overall scores being posted, but it appears some are missing scores for certain elements of the benchmark.

I would like for W1zzard to clarify; in order to qualify, does the ORB link need to show scores for all elements of the benchmark, and if not, what may be excluded? Also, N/A is not considered a score, correct?

In other words; joseaugusto1 got http://3dmark.com/3dm03/6433987, and it appears all the tests have scores.
EDIT: I just noticed Battle of Proxycon is missing, therefore this submission would not qualify?

On the other hand, HalfAHertz got http://3dmark.com/3dm03/6434256 a better score, but is missing Battle of Proxycon and Trolls Lair.

And, I presume the score mystikl got http://3dmark.com/3dm03/6434427 would not qualify because of missing the graphics tests and the fact that the other score show N/A.
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#21
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: mystikl
Tried it 3 times, best it could do is show the result for the first game, I'm guessing it's running so slow it skips the ending of the games and goes to the next game.
The card does not support the mother nature test no point in running anymore as the card is not giving you a valid score.
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#22
joseaugusto1
Actually i think the problem is when the FPS rate is below 1, when you hit the button Details... it actually shows the FPS rate for all the tests but it wont show them on the website and it only shows those above 1 and Hopefully W1zzard will clarify this issue.
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#24
Arctucas
by: HalfAHertz
i got 100 - let me see those tears :p

http://3dmark.com/3dm03/6434324?show_ads=true&page=%2F3dm03%2F6434324%3Fkey%3DPPK9E9TWd06V3pc6hs7JceyEQkXuZr

btw I don't know why it doesn't report all the test. I did it with the default settings. It went through all of them- the airplanes, the soldiers, the babe knifing the trolls and the nature one. It was painful to watch running at less than 1 fps and all :o
Great!

But, are you not missing the results for Battle of Proxycon, Trolls Lair, Mother Nature, and Rag Doll?
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#25
cmberry20
Well, I'm below 50 now, reckon I can get around 10 with a little more tweaking!
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