Gigabyte Overclocking Events Result in New World Records

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Here at, we love hearing about new benchmarking world records and we have a few new ones to share! Gigabyte (along with many co-sponsors) recently held a couple of overclocking competitions, which resulted in several new world records. The first contest was held at CES in Las Vegas and was aptly named “The Extreme OC Event.” During this contest, new world records were set in Cinebench R11.5, Unigine Heaven Extreme, and 3DMark06.

Here is a quote from the press release we received:

Held during CES 2104 at the Caesar’s Palace Conference Center, Las Vegas, GIGABYTE invited world class Overclocking talent from around the globe to demonstrate all the skills and experience needed to break world records. GIGABYTE Z87X-OC and GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force motherboards were used at the event alongside processors, memory, SSDs and power supplies provided by event co-sponsors Intel®, G.SKILL and Enermax.

The CES 2014 Extreme OC Event was a fantastic showcase event for Overclocking, underlining GIGABYTE’s commitment to the extreme PC segment,” commented HiCookie, Chief Overclocking Evangelist, GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “These new world records prove there is always headroom for improved performance if you have a motherboard designed from the ground up to break records, combined with exceptional gear from Intel, G.SKILL and Enermax.

Enermax is honored to participate in the CES 2014 Extreme OC event. We are absolutely ecstatic about the record breaking results by using the premium components from Enermax, GIGABYTE, Intel and G.SKILL,” commented Richard Hwang, Vice President of Enermax N.A. “Thanks to all the overclockers who participated for making this a successful event, and we look forward to being involved in more events like this.

Here is the information on the three world records set at this event.

Cinebench R11.5 – CPU 4x World Record – Vivi

  •  Score: 14.03 points
  •  GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard
  •  Intel 4770K CPU running 6.4GHz on liquid nitrogen
  •  G.SKILL Pi series F3-17600CL7 memory running at 2400MHz 8-11-7-25-1T
  •  GTX780Ti GPU running at 1550MHz on liquid nitrogen
  •  Enermax MaxRevo 1500 W PSU

Unigine Heaven Extreme – GPU x4 World Record – STEPONZ

  •  Score: 8710.91 DX11 marks
  •  GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force motherboard
  •  Intel 4770K CPU
  •  GIGABYTE 4x R9 290X GPUs
  •  G.SKILL 2666C10 memory
  •  Enermax MaxRevo 1500W PSU

3DMark06 – GPU x1 World Record – Vivi

  •  Score: 56429 marks
  •  GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard
  •  Intel 4770K CPU
  •  GeForce GTX 780Ti
  •  G.SKILL Pi series memory
  •  Enermax MaxRevo 1500 W PSU

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The other contest Gigabyte held was called the “Retro OC Contest.” The same submission Vivi obtained at the CES competition above, was again used to propel him to the 1st place finish in this contest as well.  The Retro OC Contest also provided a new world record in 3DMark03 by 8 Pack.

Here is the quote from the press release:

Gigabyte today announced the winners of the GIGABYTE Retro OC overclocking contest hosted on With $1,500 up for grabs, the ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest invited top Overclockers to revisit classic 3DMark benchmarks equipped with the latest hardware.

The GIGABYTE Retro OC contest attracted some of the world’s top Overclocking talent resulting in some very aggressive scoring. In total, 21 contest submissions are either top 20 in the world record listings or top 20 in the global category. Arguably the biggest highlight of the contest was  seeing two World Records broken on the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard, with renowned Overclockers, Vivi and 8 Pack settings new World Record scores for 3DMark06 and 3DMark03 respectively.

GIGABYTE Retro OC: Stages

  • Stage 1: 3DMark01
  • Stage 2: 3DMark03
  • Stage 3: 3DMark05
  • Stage 4: 3DMark06

GIGABYTE Retro OC: Winners

  • 1st Place – $500 – 8 Pack
  • 2nd Place – $400 – Vivi
  • 3rd Place – $300 – Xtreme Addict
  • 4th Place – $200 – littleboy
  • 5th Place – $100 – laoshu1919


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Put another feather in Gigabyte’s overclocking cap, well done for all involved!

Dino DeCesari (Lvcoyote)


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