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Old April 5, 2010, 02:26 AM
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Default GIGABYTE *OC Guru Is YOU!* competition

Hey guys,

For those who haven't visited HWBOT yet (shame on you!) and don't know about this ... GIGABYTE's hosting an R5870 competition during April. Concept is simple: overclock, measure performance and win prizes :-)

- $1500 for OVERALL winner
- Free R5870 SUPER OVERCLOCK SERIES card for GPU score winner
- R5750 as lucky draw prize

More info: OC Guru is YOU! - GIGABYTE AMD HD 5870 OC Challenge


GIGABYTE announces the launch of a global Graphics Card overclocking competition, "OC Guru is You!". This event coincides with the recent announcement of GIGABYTE’s latest family of Graphics Cards, the Super Overclock Series. Contestants around the world are invited to upload the ultimate score at HWBOT. In total, three prizes are on the line: the winner of the 3DMark Vantage - Performance stage takes home a cheque of US $1500 and the winner of the GPU Score stage wins a GIGABYTE HD 5870 Super Overclock series graphics card with GPU Gauntlet Sorting and Ultra Durable VGA. In addition, one lucky participant will receive a GIGABYTE HD 5750 (GV-R575SL-1GI) just for submitting a score to the competition. The competition will be held from April 1st to April 30th. Please, pay close attention to the benchmark limitations: Gigabyte VGA and Gigabyte mainboard only!
FYI - limitations:

* - Only use motherboard manufacturered by GIGABYTE.
* - Only make submission with a GIGABYTE videocard.
* - Retail hardware only!
* - Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
* - A verification screenshot is required.
* - A verification link is required.
* - Only make submissions with a Radeon HD 5870 videocard.
* - Single GPU only!
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Old April 5, 2010, 07:23 AM
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So you have to have everything gigabyte as well as you have to have the card you can potentially win as well, that really leaves it open to everyone now doesnt it
Here I am: here I remain
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Old April 5, 2010, 08:01 AM
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yeah, anyone have a spare 5870 lying around?
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Old April 5, 2010, 08:20 AM
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I wonder how epic the super overclocked card will be?
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Old April 5, 2010, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jcmaz View Post
I wonder how epic the super overclocked card will be?
See the HD 5870 Toxic, subtract 1GB of memory, add 100Mhz to the memory overclock and tweak the core speeds by ~25Mhz.
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