Gigabyte is offering you the chance to win a top-end graphics card with its new Beat Me If You Dare
competition. 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. The prizes are:
**Update** Gigabyte has informed us that actually first prize in this competition is US$1,500 in cash. Apologies for the confusion, the actual prize list is as follows:
- 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.
To ensure that owners of GTX 295s or 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 October, owners of GTX 260 graphics cards can compete; November sees GTX 275 cards go toe-to-toe, and December’s round is for GTX 275 SLI setups.
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. Generously, Gigabyte will let you use any brand of graphics card, just as long as it has the required GPU.
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.
According to the information from branch office and media all over the world, there is a graphics manufacture supporting overclockers with special graphics cards which could not be purchased in the market to attend this competition, in order to beat GIGABYTE.
In order to maintain the fairness of this OC event for all attendees, Gigabyte announces a new rule as below:
Contestants must use GIGABYTE graphics cards with appointed chip set.