GIGABYTE Hosts Z97 Last Hurrah Challenge

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If you own a GIGABYTE Z97 motherboard, there is one more GIGABYTE competition being offered before the next series of motherboards are released. Two categories with four stages of competition are available for both ambient and extreme cooling. Here is the press release we just received, which gives you all the information you need to participate in the GIGABYTE Z97 Last Hurrah Challenge!

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced another great competition for the overclocking community with the GIGABYTE Z97-Last Hurrah Challenge, to be hosted this July and August on HWBOT.org. This new challenge gives the community a last chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE Z97 platform before the next series of motherboards comes around. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win $2,000 USD in cash prizes and two mystery motherboards, which will be revealed soon!

Starting July 10th 2015, overclockers will have a chance to win some great prizes by choosing their preferred cooling method and submit their best score within 4 stages. Most points win, it’s as simple as that! Participants have two ways to win, either they collect the most points to win a stage for the 250$ cash prize, or they collect the most points across all 4 stages to win the category grand prize which is… to be announced!

Here are the category and stages details.

Category 1: Air/Water Cooling (Ambient)

Stage 1: XTU – July 10th until July 25th

  • CPU frequency is to be set at 4GHz max

Stage 2: GeekBench-3 Multi Core – July 10th until August 10th

  • CPU frequency is to be set at 4GHz max

Stage 3: XTU – July 10th until August 20th

  • CPU frequency is to be set at 4.5GHz max

Stage 4: GPUPI for CPU – 1B – July 10th until August 30th

  • CPU frequency is to be set at 4GHz max

Category 2: Extreme Cooling

Stage 1: GeekBench-3 Multi Core – July 10th until July 25th

Stage 2: XTU – July 10th until August 10th

  • CPU frequency is to be set at 5GHz max

Stage 3: GeekBench-3 Single Core – July 10th until August 20th

Stage 4: GPUPI for CPU – 1B – July 10th until August 30th

Contest Rules

  • This competition is limited to GIGABYTE Z97 motherboards only
  • Submissions will open on the first day of the stage at 00:01 (UTC +8) and close on the last day at 23:59 (UTC+8)
  • Every submission must include the competition background and a picture of the rig.
  • A participant is eligible to win only once. If he is found to be the winner in multiple categories, the prize will go to the runner up.
  • Intel® Core™ i7-5775C, i5-5675C, i7-5775R, i5-5675R and i5-5575R CPUs are not allowed.
  • In case of a tie, the tie-breaker is best score in Stage 4. If there’s still a tie, the best score in Stage 3, etc.

Contest Prizes

  • Each stage 1st place will receive a $250 USD cash prize
  • Category 1st place for both the Air/Water Cooling category and Extreme Cooling category will win a mystery motherboard which will be announced as soon as we can!

The GIGABYTE-Z97 Last Hurrah Challenge will run from July 10th until August 30th 2015, 23:59 (UTC +8). Good luck to all!!

For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest pages at HWBOT or OC-ESPORTS.

Dino DeCesari (Lvcoyote)

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  1. In. Just picked up a z97 SOC-Force. Let's see if I can remember how to make this board work some magic.

    Last time it was for enthusiast class and AE Challenge. This time -120* .