Skip to main content

Gigabyte Holding GeForce Overclocking Contest

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!

  • bh2o
    Darn, this requires me to upgrade my 2 8800 GS's just so I can enter this contest :(.
    Reply
  • BallistaMan
    Yeah I'm still running off of a pair of 8800GTS 640s (albeit with respectable clocks of 675/2052), and with the 300s coming soon and the 5000s out, can't say I'm inclined to upgrade to a 200 now.
    Reply
  • frozenlead
    It'd be cool to see if someone comes up with an LN2 cooler for the cards.
    Reply
  • superblahman123
    As an added bonus, any contestant that beats the benchmark set by the Gigabyte team will double his/her prize.

    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.
    Reply
  • False_Dmitry_II
    It says no liquid hydrogen, I'd imagine liquid nitrogen would be the same. Also under "forbidden tweaks" is no PhysX drivers... Really? I thought that was the point of making it nVidia...

    It also wasn't clear about how many cards you could run just by looking at the rules.
    Reply
  • nforce4max
    frozenleadIt'd be cool to see if someone comes up with an LN2 cooler for the cards.
    Na try liquid helium.
    Reply
  • doomtomb
    I got two GTX 275s, I can enter :)
    These things are beasts.
    Reply
  • scook9
    I also got 2 GTX 275's :)

    tempting....good use of a weekend I guess?
    Reply
  • sciencectn
    I'd really like to see a heatsink made out of pure diamond.
    Reply
  • Shadow703793
    frozenleadIt'd be cool to see if someone comes up with an LN2 cooler for the cards.Already have them. Check out kingpin's work.
    Reply