we brought you details of Gigabyte’s Beat Me If You Dare
competition. Round two has just started, so here's what Gigabyte offers as this month’s prizes.
The prizes are:
- First Prize: US$1,500 in cash
- Second Prize: A Gigabyte GV-N295-18I-B – a GeForce GTX 295 graphics card.
- Third Prize: A Gigabyte GV-N285OC-2GI – an overclocked GeForce GTX 285 graphics card with 2GB of memory rather than 1GB.
- Lucky draw: A Gigabyte GM-M8000 gaming mouse.
Any contestant that beats the Gigabyte overclocking team with their score will double their prize.
All you have to do is get the best score in 3DMark Vantage
and the in-built Resident Evil 5
benchmark and send your results to Gigabyte.
To ensure that owners of GeForce GTX 295s
or Radeon HD 5870s
don’t win by virtue of their wallet, the Beat Me If You Dare competition will have three rounds, each of which is for a different GPU. In November, owners of GeForce GTX 275 cards can compete. Round two started on 1 November, and will end on midnight 30 November (+8 hours ahead of GMT).
To enter you need to register on the Beat Me If You Dare
site and follow the terms and conditions
. Pay particular attention to how you need to submit your scores, and to the rules forbidding liquid helium use and so forth. To prevent cheating, you must
use a Gigabyte graphics card (again).
You can follow the proceedings, and ask questions and get tips via Gigabyte’s Twitter feed
, its facebook page
or the new Gigabyte Support Forum on bit-tech
. Let us know what you think of the competition, and whether you’ll be entering, via the forums