Wednesday, June 24th 2009

TechPowerUp and HIS Design Your HD 4890 Contest: Here Are The Winners!

Earlier this April, TechPowerUp and HIS announced the "Design Your HD 4890 Contest", to celebrate the launch of AMD's flagship Radeon HD 4890 graphics accelerator. The contest involved designing the accelerator's body graphics, an important ingredient in making the product. The winner receives a free Radeon HD 4890 accelerator with the winning design printed on the accelerator. The first and second runners up receive HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ4 512 MB, and HIS Radeon HD 4650 iSilence 512 MB respectively.

Nearly 60 days of contest time, and an overwhelming response of 314 entries later, a panel of 11 judges from HIS, AMD, and TechPowerUp selected the top three entries, along with a short list of noteworthy designs. Here are the winners:

First Place - Winning Design:

By mR Yellow

Second Place - First Runner Up:

By TagoVanTor

Third Place - Second Runner Up:

By fulloption

The judges were taken aback by the quality and quantity the contest produced. Says Simon Ng, product marketing engineer for AMD:
On behalf of AMD, I would like to thank everyone who participated in this TechPowerUp!/HIS/AMD design contest and offer our congratulations to the winners! It was not an easy process going through all the entries, especially since we went through each one in great detail and quite often we were torn between designs. Ultimately, we are very pleased with the total number of quality entries and would like to again thank everyone for your hard work and dedication.
TechPowerUp wishes to express invaluable gratitude too all the participants. We will return with even more exciting contests in the future.

The entire collection of entries can be viewed here.
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65 Comments on TechPowerUp and HIS Design Your HD 4890 Contest: Here Are The Winners!

#1
Niarod
Congrats to the winners:toast:

There was a lot to choose from.First and third place were among my favorites..so good job!
Looking forward to other competitions like this.

Cheerz
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#2
Easo
Grats to teh winners, i realy like those designs!
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#3
Darksaber
W1zzard's Sidekick
Mad :respect: to everyone who entered the competition!!

And :toast: to the three winners :)

cheers
DS
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#4
ArkanHell
I vote for the dragon too (Hey Stupid!, the contest is over and you even aren't a Judge jack*ss!)
But the winning design would be great in physic pvc shape, rather than a stamp.
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#5
japuchi
Congrats to the winners!
We would like more contests like this!
:laugh:
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#6
mdm-adph
ArkanHell said:
I vote for the dragon too (Hey Stupid!, the contest is over and you even aren't a Judge jack*ss!)
But the winning design would be great in physic pvc shape, rather than a stamp.
I thought the same thing -- it would be cool if HIS actually shaped the cooler to match the design...
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#7
Polarman
Gratz on the winners. Good job!
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#8
dieselcat18
Mussels said:
think of the demographics. most of the judges were from AMD and HIS, so they're quite likely a lot older, and more conservative than we are. old people just dont like dragons as much as we do :D

(probably related to a hot video card having FIRE on its cooler too... hehe)
That's really a silly statement ! ..... :o

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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
dieselcat18 said:
That's really a silly statement ! ..... :o

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as are most of the things i say. you'll get used to it.
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#10
dedde_gx
i love the dragon design without his & tpu logo..they can add it anyway right?
...cheers... :)
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#11
Dahaka
The second price for me is the best, and the third place is the second but nothing in this life is how we want to be :laugh:

PD: sorry for my english :P
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#12
Animalpak
The first one is obscene, very bad choice of designs.
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#13
steelkane
I liked the one that came in third the best,, then the dragon. maybe they should have let the ppl vote & not his ppl.
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#14
mR Yellow
Animalpak said:
The first one is obscene, very bad choice of designs.
Thanx for dissing my design. I'm so glad u ain't a design expert.
To each his own.
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#15
a_ump
mR Yellow said:
Thanx for dissing my design. I'm so glad u ain't a design expert.
To each his own.
it definitely wasn't obscene lmao, i do feel there were more...artistic? designs but none the less props to you as the majority of the judges obviously felt like your design was what they were looking for. good job
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