GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announces its latest overclocking competition, the 'GIGABYTE Winter OC Whiteout', an open overclocking competition hosted at HWBOT. The 'GIGABYTE Winter OC Whiteout' also features a special bonus prize for the snowiest and most festive submission photo. The 'GIGABYTE Winter OC Whiteout' starts today, running until January 20th 2013 and is open to all overclockers using any Intel processor on any compatible GIGABYTE motherboard. The competition centers around three key stages, each containing a 3D benchmark with specific limitations imposed to level the playing field. A GIGABYTE Z77X-UD4H motherboard plus, a Cooler Master Seidon 120M liquid cooler will be awarded for the winner of each stage. Winter OC Whiteout Stages: Stage 1: 3DMark11 "No X79"- Any Non-X79 Intel CPU; Single GPU only Stage 2: 3DMark Vantage "Dual core" - Dual or Single core Intel CPUs only; Single GPU Stage 3: Heaven DX11 "Full Out" – Any Intel CPU; Single GPU only Bonus Stage: Show us Your Winter Wonderland Submission Photos As a special bonus, the 'Winter OC Whiteout' will also offer a prize for the submission photo that most creatively inspires the festive spirit. So make sure to snap your submission photo when your LN2 pot is at its absolute snowiest. On January 10th 2013, the ten snowiest and most festive submission photos will be added to the GIGABYTE Motherboard Tech Column Facebook page. The photo that receives the most Facebook 'likes' by midnight on January 20th 2013, claims the prize. The bonus winner will receive a GIGABYTE Z77-HD4 motherboard plus a Cooler Master Sirus S-5.1 gaming headset. For full contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page. Prizes: Each stage winner will win: GIGABYTE Z77X-UD4H motherboard Cooler Master Seidon 120M liquid cooling kit Bonus Stage Prize: GIGABYTE Z77-HD4 motherboard Cooler Master Sirus S-5.1 gaming headset The ‘Winter OC Whiteout’ contest will run from December 21st 2012 with final score submissions and Facebook ‘Likes’ until midnight on January 20th 2013.