Los Angeles, CA – August 7, 2010 – On a cold, brisk, gloomy Saturday morning, the stage has been set for the third annual Gigabyte Open Overclocking Competition at the Pacific Palms Hotel and Resort in City of Industry, CA. Newcomer Duex joins the league of overclocking legends 3oh6, Buckeye, FUGGER, G H Z, Gautam, Gomeler, mikeguava, rdrash, ROSS, sno.lcn, Vapor dueling for two spots to represent North America in the Gigabyte Open Overclocking Competition Global Finals in Taiwan.
Contestants have been given two hours to setup and prepare for the duel. At 1PM Pacific Time, contestants will begin Round 1: Pi Fast & Wprime 32M, followed by Round 2: Super PI 8M & MAXMEM ( Memory Reading MB/s) at 3:20PM.
This year’s battle gear:
- Intel Core i7 980 Gulftown
- Kingston KHX2250C9D3T1FK3/6GX
- Kingston SSD SNV425-s2/64GB
- Gigabyte GeForce GT 24 GV-240D5-5121
- Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W
- Gigabyte K6800 Keyboard
- Gigabyte M8000x
Sponsoring this year’s competition at the Platinum Level are Intel, Thermaltake, and Kingston, providing the battle gear with gold sponsors iBuyPower and CyberPower providing custom built computer systems for first and second place winners.