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Gigabyte Crowns An Overclocking Champion For 2010

Arriving In Taipei

Gigabyte’s six-month effort to find and crown a champion came to a conclusion in Taiwan this weekend during the Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship 2010 (GO OC). What came between the 15 hopefuls who made it to the finals and the first prize? Several hours of liquid-nitrogen overclocking action.

9:28:26 - The finalists and media reps that flew in arrived at the contest venue, Huashan Creative Park. All the pre-chosen hardware was already set up in each contestant’s station, and the overclockers spent the next hour or so unpacking the components and breadboarding their rigs.

11:41:31 - A team gong strike by executives representing the chief sponsors and startling pyrotechnics marked the official start of GO OC. The finalists would attempt to attain the highest benchmark scores possible within the next four hours and 50 minutes. These extreme overclockers only had their experience, personalized tool sets, and luck (according to one competitor) to count on. At least all the players enjoyed an endless supply of liquid nitrogen.

  • Damn, thats a lot of hardware. Congrats to Matose.
    Besides that, whats with the scantily clad women?
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  • KingArcher
    Adrenaline filled. Wish I could've been there :(
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  • freename
    EugenesterBesides that, whats with the scantily clad women?
    No event is complete without them!
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  • hok
    all that for 5Gs USD!?!? sheesh... think they should up the prize money there...
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  • spentshells
    hot girls and liquid nirtogen awesome
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  • NeeKo
    hokall that for 5Gs USD!?!? sheesh... think they should up the prize money there...
    They got to play with good hardware and Liquid Nitrogen for free, 5 grand is just a plus mate!
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  • aznshinobi
    Checks are old. XD ATI's logo is still on it, AMD took over the logo too. Should be AMD radeon now.
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  • buzznut
    Why don't they ever show what I really want to see: Clock rate! It's an overclocking competition!
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  • Ragnar-Kon
    buzznutWhy don't they ever show what I really want to see: Clock rate! It's an overclocking competition!Welcome to the world of multi-core computing.

    I personally could care less about the clock rate. All about the overall speed of the entire system as a whole for me.
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  • buzznut
    Ragnar-KonWelcome to the world of multi-core computing.I personally could care less about the clock rate. All about the overall speed of the entire system as a whole for me.
    So you don't care if you hit 3.8 ghz or 4.0 with your cpu? You must not overclock.
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