GIGABYTE Announces GO OC 2010 (GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship) Worldwide Final

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As many of you know from the previous Go OC 2010 coverage, as GO OC 2010 North American Champion, I will be traveling to Taipei, Taiwan to compete in the world final. Here is the official press release for the event.  Don’t forget to Guess The Winner for a chance to win some sweet prizes!

GO OC Worldwide Final

GO OC Worldwide Final

City of Industry, Calif.,, August 24, 2010 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and computing hardware solutions today proudly announced the 3rd annual GO OC (GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship) is soon to get underway. Contestants from over 33 countries have competed in the local and then regional finals which were held in Indonesia, China, Mexico, Spain and USA from June to August. The victors of the regional events will meet on the battlefield in Taipei, Taiwan at the Hua-Shan Creative Park (East 3 Hall) on Saturday, September 25th, 2010.

“We are thrilled to be able to host what is shaping up to be our most exciting GO OC battle to date,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd. “With the challengers all being the most elite overclockers from around the world, and the hardware they will be using for the event by far the most powerful and overclocking-friendly equipment available on the market today, we expect to see some pretty amazing performance heights being reached, and the winner of this event will without a doubt be the world champion overclocker for 2010!”

As top notch hardware is paramount to achieving record-breaking overclocks, GIGABYTE is pleased to have several industry-leading venders including Intel, ATI, ADATA, Seagate and ENVISION providing world-class hardware for the event.

In addition to the GIGABYTE X58 chipset based GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard, competitors gear will include the Intel® Core™ i7-980X processor Extreme Edition (Gulftown), ATI Radeon™ HD5450 powered GIGABYTE GV-R545OC-512I graphics card, ADATA XPG Plus Series DDR3-1866+ v2.0 6GB triple channel kit memory, Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD), GIGABYTE ODIN Pro 1200W power supply, ENVISION G2461w LCD monitor and GIGABYTE GK-KM6150 Multimedia USB Keyboard Mouse set.

“Intel continues to invest heavily in the overclocking market with our Intel® Extreme Edition Processors and the recently released Unlocked Intel®“K” Processors,” commented Zane Ball, General Manager of the Desktop Platforms Division at Intel. “We are excited to be part of GO OC and look forward to the overclocking contest as our customers push their Intel hardware to the limits.”

“ADATA is a great supporter of the overclocking community and we are looking forward seeing top overclockers from worldwide fighting for their glory at GIGABYTE GO OC 2010 worldwide final.” said IU Kim, President of ADATA Technology. “We are pleased that our XPG Plus Series DDR3-1866+ v2.0 memory is selected for GIGABYTE GO OC 2010 worldwide final, and await top overclockers using the memory to smash world records.”

“Seagate is very pleased to be part of the much anticipated GIGABYTE Open Over-clocking Championship 2010 worldwide final,” said Rex Dong, Country Manager Seagate Taiwan. “We look forward to gamers setting new records with Seagate’s Momentus®  XT drive, the world’s fastest 2.5-inch solid state hybrid drive that sets new benchmarks for real world performance for laptops and gaming systems.”

“ENVISION is very excited to be taking part in GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship 2010 worldwide final” said Leader Yeh, General Manager of GIGAZONE International Co. Ltd, global distributer of ENVISION. “We’re pleased to support this historic event, and we look forward to seeing the new world records achieved by the contestants.”

The GIGABYTE GO OC official website (http://gooc2010.gigabyte.com/Default.aspx) is now online featuring all the latest GO OC contest information. See profiles of the contestants, photos and videos of the regional events as well as view a live video stream of the final event brought directly by the team at Overclocking-TV (http://www.overclocking-tv.com/). Fans wanting to get in on the GO OC action can also join the guess the winner contest and submit who they think will be the winner of GO OC 2010. 13 lucky guessers will be randomly selected and will win official GO OC sponsorship hardware. There will also be one lucky draw winner selected each week from August 20th to September 24th with a different prize each week.

To get all the latest information about GO OC, please visit: http://gooc2010.gigabyte.com/Default.aspx

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GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world’s motherboard market. On top of motherboards and graphics accelerators, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, digital home entertainment appliances, networking servers, communications, mobile and handheld devices, servicing every facet of people’s lives at home or business. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with the most innovative designs and impeccable quality and services. Visit http://www.gigabyte.us/ for more information.

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  1. Yea, major props, I was rootin for ya as long as I could stay awake (till about 3am est or so)...

    Out of curiosity, what'd you hit and how'd you overcome it at the end there?
    sno.lcn
    Wow, what a crazy week.

    I started the competition stron, but quickly ran into some problems, most of them my fault. My clocking issues were IMC related it seems, an I figured out how to get way better clocks when it was too late to do anything with them. Hey, there's always next year to try again :)

    Huge congrats to the winners.


    Thanks for reppin' OCF Jeremy. Proud to have a member and an altogether good guy from our community there.

    Too bad things didn't work out sooner for you, but sounds like you'll be faster with those kinds of problems if you run into them again. :)
    Wow, what a crazy week.

    I started the competition stron, but quickly ran into some problems, most of them my fault. My clocking issues were IMC related it seems, an I figured out how to get way better clocks when it was too late to do anything with them. Hey, there's always next year to try again :)

    Huge congrats to the winners.
    m0r7if3r
    I really loved the art they had with the vikings but I never quite got how it was relevant to overclocking...


    I agree. Figured it is relevant to gaming, which is how a lot of overclockers get started looking for more performance.
    Stream is up!

    Their music sucks.

    http://www.livestream.com/overclocking?utm_source=lsplayer&utm_medium=ui-content&utm_campaign=overclocking&utm_content=overclocking
    sno.lcn
    Contest starts in a couple of hours, I'll do my best to make the team proud :)


    I'll be watching for as long as I can handle :D

    how long is it supposed to run?
    Dolk
    what time does everything start?


    Taiwan is like 15h ahead of PST. So really late tonight / very early tomorrow. There is a count down on the main site http://gooc2010.gigabyte.com