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-- GIGABYTE Announces “Super Tuner†Contest on HWBOT--
-- Show Us Your Best 3DMark2001 Score on Any GIGABYTE 6 Series Motherboard –





City of Industry, California, USA – May 16, 2011– GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today announced a new overclocking competition in conjunction with HWBOT.org called the “Super Tuner†contest.

For all of you 3DMark2001 pros out there, time to get out your wrenches and show us your tuning skills. From May 15th to June 15th, GIGABYTE and HWBOT are hosting the GIGABYTE Super Tuner Contest. There are 3 stages to this competition based on GPU.

Stage 1: Nvidia GeForce 200 Series (single or multiple)

Stage 2: Nvidia GeForce 300/400 Series (single or multiple)

Stage 3: AMD/ATI Graphics (single or multiple)


Contestants can use any GIGABYTE 6 series motherboard (aka Sandy Bridge) with the top 3DMark2001 scorers in each category each winning one of the latest GIGABYTE Z68 series Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboards.


Good Luck everyone and get tuning!


For complete contest details and rules, please visit: GIGABYTE Super Tuner Contest !
GIGABYTE Super Tuner Contest !


About the GIGABYTE Z68X-UD3H-B3



The winner of each stage will be rewarded with a brand-new GIGABYTE Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard! Combining the advantages of the Intel® P67 and H67 platforms in one complete package, the GIGABYTE Z68 series offer the best of both worlds; users can take advantage of the system tuning and overclocking features found in the Intel® P67 platform as well as the built-in visual features of the H67 platforms when combined with 2nd generation Intel® Core ™ processors.

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first stage screams 275 lightning
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I wish i had a Gigabyte board .
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first stage screams 275 lightning
That's what I was thinking...

And it's going to be tough to beat Slamms and Smoke, especially once they get a 275 Lightning





I mean, it took them over 100 2600k's to find a 5.9ghz one ... hard to compete with that alone
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Ya, I do think the "luck of the draw" CPU binning puts many of us normal users in a position that makes it very hard to even think about competing.

I thought about it, but I only have a x53 CPU, so no way I could even place.
    
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this is why i hate SB.

whoever gets their hands on the most CPUs wins.
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Ya, I do think the "luck of the draw" CPU binning puts many of us normal users in a position that makes it very hard to even think about competing.

I thought about it, but I only have a x53 CPU, so no way I could even place.
You can keep your eye out for a x55-x56 one, but then again it's not really worth it when those x57/58/59's and even a 60 or two are floating around and really all that matters with SB is that.
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this is why i hate SB.

whoever gets their hands on the most CPUs wins.
Yeah, it's a pretty heavy win/loose situation. Easily clocks with great scores, but then the guys who have the ability to hand bin mad cpu's get the best of the best.

I'm hoping that's not how the future of CPU's goes...



Other than that, I wouldn't mind competing...if I had SB

Considered using my friends 2500k and another friends 260...but that's too much borrowed hardware to push it lol.
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It's all a bit pointless really, the Z68X-UD3H-B3 is only £125 anyway, easier just to go and buy one.
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You can keep your eye out for a x55-x56 one, but then again it's not really worth it when those x57/58/59's and even a 60 or two are floating around and really all that matters with SB is that.
Right! I am always looking, but only ever see x54's and those are usually 2600K's, which I know I should probably get but would rather save and find a nice multi 2500K instead.

You are right though, no amount of tweaking is going to beat a x58 or above multi with a lesser multi CPU

So this is really a CPU binning/finding contest more than anything else
    
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They should have waited longer, I'm sure more effort would be put into a top-tier Z68 board, this boards retail price alone isn't worth finding an extreme clocking SB chip.
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