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GIGABYTE Announces “A75 OC Challenge” on HWBOT

Posted August 5, 2011 by Kevin in Industry

City of Industry, California, August 4th 2011 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today announced a new overclocking competition in conjunction with HWBOT.org called the “A75 OC Challenge” during the month of August.

Since the recent launch of the world’s first APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) from AMD, there has been a lot of benching going on to see if AMD really has created an onboard graphics solution that can compete head-to-head with the lower end discrete market. But many are asking the age-old question, “will it blend”? No, wait a second…we really don’t suggest trying that. The real question is will it overclock? During the month of August, GIGABYTE would like you guys to answer that for us. So, using any GIGABYTE A75 motherboard (learn all about them HERE), submit your best scores for each of the 5 stages using only the APU graphics…ie., no discrete graphics cards allowed. Since HWBOT is hosting, HWBOT rules apply. The first place winner gets a 990FXA-UD5 and second and third place each get a E350N-USB3. Good luck everyone!

Stage 1: 3Dmark 11 P (Preset)

Stage 2: 3Dmark Vantage P (Preset)

Stage 3: PCMARK 7

Stage 4: Unique Heaven DX11

Stage 5: UCBench2011

For complete contest details and rules, please visit:http://hwbot.org/competition/gigabyte_apu_contest]


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