Think that you're a super overclocker of GPUs? Now is your chance to prove it and win some cash or free hardware.
Gigabyte will be holding an overclocking competition that starts October 1 and runs to the end of 2009.
The contest will run for three rounds, with each round having its own unique theme. In October, enthusiasts will compete their overclocking using a GeForce GTX260. In November, it'll be a GeForce GTX275. In December, it'll be two GTX275s in SLI.
Contestants will compete based on 3DMark Vantage P scores as well as Resident Evil 5 numbers. Gigabyte will also be doing some overclocking of its own in-house to see what sort of numbers an OEM can achieve.
The champion of each round will receive US$1,500 cash. Second prize is a Gigabyte GTX295 graphics card and the third place winning will receive a Gigabyte Ultra Durable VGA GTX285. As an added bonus, any contestant that beats the benchmark set by the Gigabyte team will double his/her prize.
Even if you're not a super overclocker, there's a chance for all entrants. All entries into the contest will be eligible to win the GM-M8000 gaming mouse.
Check out Gigabyte's contest page for the full details – and if you win, be sure to let everyone know that Tom's Hardware sent you. Good luck!
Very nice incentive for people already working for EVGA, ASUS, XFX, BFG, so on...
Not to say it's unrealistic that it'll happen, but good luck getting those who can out of their basements.
It also wasn't clear about how many cards you could run just by looking at the rules.
Na try liquid helium.
These things are beasts.
tempting....good use of a weekend I guess?