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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
By: Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards News | Posted: Jan 20, 2016 8:23 am

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.

 

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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

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