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-- GIGABYTE Announces “Locked ‘n’ Loaded” Contest Winners –

-- Best Overclocker on ‘Locked’ LGA 1155 CPU Wins a GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD4 --

City of Industry, CA,  November 15th 2011 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the winners of the GIGABYTE Locked ‘n’ Loaded contest, hosted on HWBOT.org. To create an even playing field, the Locked ‘n’ Loaded contest featured two stages based on the ability to overclock Intel® Core™ Sandy Bridge processors with a ‘Locked’ multiplier of 31x.  Running from October 1st to October 31s, contestants were invited to use any GIGABYTE socket LGA 1155 motherboard, using any Intel® Core™ processor (aka Sandy Bridge) to reach the highest possible DDR3 speed and Super PI 32 score:

 

Locked ‘n’ Loaded Contest Stages

Stage 1: Maximum DDR3 Speed in CPUz

Stage 2: Fastest Super PI 32M

 

Locked ‘n’ Loaded Contest Winners

Winner – Coldest

Stage 1: 1182.3 MHz

Stage 2: 9 min 25 sec 625ms with Core i7 2600K at 3415 MHz

Total: 15 points

 

2nd place – Saichania

Stage 1: 1161.7 MHz

Stage 2: 9 min 22 sec 938ms with Core i7 2600K at 3373.6 MHz

Total: 13 points

 

3rd place - SuicidePhoenix

Stage 1: 1165.9 MHz

Stage 2: 9 min 24 sec 766ms with Core i7 2600K at 3385.4 MHz

Total: 12 points

 

First place winner ‘Coldest’ will take home a GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD4 motherboard with second and third place taking a Z68XP-UD3P.

For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page hosted on HWBOT.org: http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_lockednloaded


About the GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD4

The brand new GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD4 motherboard combines the advantages of the Intel® P67 and H67 platforms in one complete package. Offering the best of both worlds, users can take advantage of the system tuning and overclocking features found in the Intel® P67 platform, as well as the built-in visual features of Intel® H67 platforms when combined with 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors.

 

About GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a leading brand in the IT industry with branch offices located in 24 countries around the world. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a small research and development team, quickly rising in prominence to become one of the world's top motherboard manufacturers. In addition to motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE has further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, datacenter servers, networking products, mobile handsets and home entertainment devices - serving each facet of our digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. In 2011, GIGABYTE celebrates its 25th anniversary, and a quarter of a century committed to quality, excellence and serving our customers with the utmost enthusiasm and professionalism. We look forward to navigating the future at full sail.
Visit www.gigabyte.us for more information.

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