GIGABYTE Announces Winners of Pentium G6950 OC Challenge on HWBOT

July 13, 2010 | 04:11

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TAIPEI, Taiwan – July 09, 2010 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today proudly announced that over@locker886 from Hungary was the winner of the Pentium G6950 OC Challenge hosted by HWBOT, scoring a total of 40 points by reaching the top spot in 4 different benchmark categories using a GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD7 motherboard.

Overclocking a mainstream Pentium G6950 processor requires a special set of overclocking skills, so GIGABYTE wanted to test just how far overclockers were able to take the performance of their processor. Using any GIGABYTE P55/H55 motherboard, overclockers from all over the world submitted to HWBOT some truly impressive results on Super Pi and WPrime, as both benchmarks highly stress the processor and are good indicators for showing system stability in extreme overclocking.

The top 3 winners for the Pentium G6950 OC contest are: 1st place: over@locker886 from Hungary scoring 40 points and leading the competition with his amazing 5.85GHz overclocked Pentium G9650. For winning the top spot, over@locker886 gets a brand new GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard and an Intel® Core™ i7 930 processor. 2nd place: Moonman from Slovenia using a GIGABYTE GA-H55M-UD2H motherboard and 3rd place: TK-OC from Taiwan using a GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3P. There was tough competition between 2nd and 3rd places with a narrow score difference of a mere 5 points.

The Top 3 winners’ scores starting from left to right
Benchmarks over@locker886 Moonman TK-OC
SuperPi 1M 7sec 781ms 8sec 62ms 8sec 140ms
SuperPi 32M 7min 15sec 500ms 7min 23sec 516ms 7min 52sec 765ms
wPrime 32M 10sec 792ms 10sec 890ms 10sec 907ms
wPrime 1024M 5min 46sec 72ms 5min 54sec 734ms 5min 50sec 297ms

For more details of the Pentium G6950 OC Challenge please visit the website at:

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