-- GIGABYTE and Team Australia Win F1 OC P55 Challenge --
-- Set new SuperPi 32m Intel Core™ i7 870 CPU world record with a GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD6 motherboard --
Taipei, Taiwan, October 2, 2009 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions proudly announced that the highest SuperPi 32m score in the September, 2009 F1 OC P55 challenge was achieved by Team Australia using a GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD6 motherboard. Team Indonesia, also using a GIGABYTE P55-UD6 motherboard, achieved a very respectable third place. With 13 top international teams competing, the challenge lasted from 1-30 September with every major motherboard brand represented in a tough competition using the very latest CPU and motherboard technology. Team AU will be taking home a prize purse of US$1,000 from GIGABYTE - GIGABYTE offers a standard prize of US$1,000 to any team who wins an F1 OC round using a GIGABYTE motherboard.
"We are delighted with our first and third place achievements in the P55 F1 OC challenge because it clearly demonstrates our innovation leadership in the motherboard industry," said Tony Liao, Associate VP of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd. "We salute Team Australia for their impressive win and resulting world record, and we look forward to more winning scores from them and other teams using GIGABYTE motherboards."
"It's fantastic to see manufacturers slugging it out against each other like this. F1OC really shows what happens when you give the latest kit to the world's best overclockers: now gamers and everyone can truly see who makes the fastest kit," commented Nick Ross, Editor, The Overclocker and Chairman of http://www.f1oc.org. "We've been aiming to get overclockers paid for overclocking for some time now so we applaud GIGABYTE offering cash incentives to use its hardware."
Participants in the F1 OC P55 challenge competed for the best SuperPi 32m score using motherboards based on the Intel® P55 chipset combined with an Intel Core™ i7 processor. The P55 chipset was launched on 8 September, 2009 and is slated to replace the popular Intel P45 chipset in the global mainstream motherboard market, making it arguably the most important desktop PC platform available today.
"We've been impressed from day 1 with GIGABYTE's P55 boards and we couldn't have asked for a better overclocking platform," said James Trevaskis, Team Australia. "We're delighted with our first F1 OC win, hopefully the first of many, especially seeing as the P55 platform is so new. Thanks to GIGABYTE for the fantastic support and for getting behind F1 OC in such a meaningful way."
Team Indonesia's third place together with Team Australia's win make the GIGABYTE P55-UD6 motherboard the highest scoring platform for the F1 OC P55 challenge with and impressive 16 points out of a possible 18. For additional information about F1 OC and its point scoring mechanism please visit the official website at: http://f1oc.org/.
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