GIGABYTE announces Z170 Winter OC Challenge, win some motherboards!

GIGABYTE's Z170 Winter OC Challenge kicks off on January 31, with 5 motherboards to giveaway.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Jan 20 2016 2:23 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

GIGABYTE is always-on top of the overclocking challenges in the world, with the motherboard maker announcing its new GIGABYTE Z170 Winter OC Challenge, which will be hosted by HWBOT.org in February.

GIGABYTE announces Z170 Winter OC Challenge, win some motherboards! | TweakTown.com

Overclockers from around the world are invited to overclock their sixth-generation Intel Core processors on GIGABYTE 100-series motherboards, with 5x motherboards to be won. Starting on January 31, there will be four different rounds for a chance of the big prize. The overclocker with the most ports from all stages of a category wins, which means the competition is super simple. The lucky draw includes a GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard, which isn't too shabby at all. As for the stages:

Round 1: Enthusiast, Rookie and Novice Overclockers - 2 Cores

Stage 1: 3DMark11 Physics

  • CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz

Stage 2: HWBOT Prime

  • CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz

Stage 3: Geekbench Multi Core

  • CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHZ

Round 2: Enthusiast, Rookie and Novice Overclockers - 4 Cores

Stage 1: XTU

  • CPU frequency limited to 4500.00 MHz

Stage 2: HWBOT Prime

  • CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz

Stage 3: Geekbench Multi Core

  • CPU frequency limited to 4503.00 MHz

Round 3: Elite and Extreme Overclockers - 2 Cores

Stage 1: 3DMark11 Physics

  • CPU frequency limited to 5003.00 MHz

Stage 2: HWBOT Prime

  • CPU frequency limited to 5003.00 MHz

Stage 3: Geekbench Multi-Core

  • CPU frequency limited to 5003.00 MHz

Round 4: Elite and Extreme Overclockers - 4 Cores

Stage 1: XTU

  • CPU frequency limited to 5000 MHz

Stage 2: HWBOT Prime

  • CPU frequency limited to 5003.00 MHz

Stage 3: Geekbench Multi Core

  • CPU frequency limited to 5003.00MHz

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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