Monday, August 18th 2014

GIGABYTE Z97-Pentium AE Beat the Heat Challenge Announced

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its latest overclocking contest hosted on, the GIGABYTE Z97-Pentium AE Beat the Heat Challenge. The main focus will be centered on the latest GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards and the G3258 Intel Pentium Anniversary Edition CPU. The challenge is open to all overclockers and will be separated in 5 stages running various benchmarks on air/water cooling and LN2 cooling. A total of USD $2,000 in cash prizes and two GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC LN2 will be offered to the winners, as well as a lucky draw with 5 participants winning a GIGABYTE G-Powerboard kit.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Pentium brand, Intel delivered to the overclocking community an unlocked processor with great potential at a very fair price. To put this bad boy to the test, GIGABYTE is giving HWBOT's community the opportunity to see if they can keep their cool under pressure and win big from August 24th until September 28th, 2014.

Contest Stages
  • Stage 1: XTU: Submission deadline: Sunday, September 7th
  • Stage 2: HWBOT Prime: Submission deadline: Sunday, September 7th
  • Stage 3: Super Pi 32M: Submission deadline: Sunday, September 14th
  • Stage 4: Memory Clock: Submission deadline: Sunday, September 21st
  • Stage 5: CPU Frequency clock: Submission deadline: Sunday, September 28th
Contest Rules
All submissions must be made using a GIGABYTE 9 series motherboard (except Z97 SOC FORCE LN2) and retail Intel Pentium G3258. All screenshot submissions must include the competition wallpaper including the benchmark score. All submissions must include a picture of the rig used, including competition background. Usual HWBOT submission and verification rules apply. Stage 1 is open to HWBOT Enthusiast, Rookie and Novice overclockers only using Air/Water cooling, LN2 not allowed. Stages 2 to 5 are open to all HWBOT overclockers. To remain qualified, the participants of Stage 2 to Stage 5 MUST submit a score before the deadline. For the lucky draw, the G-Powerboard kit version (Nvidia/AMD) will be sent randomly. Winners of Stage 1 and Stage 2 to 5 will be excluded from the Lucky draw.

Point allocation
  • Stage 1: 1st place gets 1 point.
  • Stage 2 to 5: For each stage
Contest Prizes
  • Stage 1: 1st place receives $500 USD
  • Stage 2 to 5:
  • o 1st place receives $1,000 USD and a Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2
    o 2nd place receives $500 USD
    o 3rd place receives a Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboard
  • Lucky draw (To be held at the end of the competition)
  • Five randomly selected participants will receive a G-Powerboard kit
For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit this page.
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