ASRock Kicks Off 9 Series OC Competition

Posted by News Room On Wednesday, October 15, 2014 0 comments
ASRock announced its latest overclocking competition with HWBOT− “ASRock 9 Series OC Competition” starting from October 20th to December 1st. The participants will be competing for the highest 3DMark Fire Strike or 3DMark 2001 SE score which is submitted to HWBOT. In collaboration with global top PC hardware brands Antec, Crucial and Palit, ASRock offers a grand total prize worth USD $10, 000 approximately.
The contest is opened to all overclockers with ASRock X99 and Z97 chipset motherboards and 5th Gen Intel Core i7/i5/i3/ Processors (LGA 1150 and 2011-3 Socket). The competition includes two events: 3DMark Fire Strike and 3DMark 2001 SE. The participant who submits the highest score within the six week period will be the final champion for each event respectively. In the meantime, the entries will also be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis and the highest scorers will be the bi-weekly winner.
The participants of 3DMark Fire Strike are required to overclock Intel’s first 8-core desktop processor Haswell-E CPUs with DDR4 memory on ASRock X99 motherboards, to pursue the ultimate computing performance. On the other hand, the participants of 3DMark2001 SE will be using ASRock Z97 motherboards and the 5th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron Processors. The classic benchmark test 3DMark2001 SE combines DirectX®8.1 support with graphics and empowers users to make informed hardware assessments.
The total prize pool of ASRock 9 series OC Competition is up to USD10,000. ASRock and its partners jointly provide a good chunk of prizes for the winners of the contest: The final champion of each event will be awarded with top prizes of USD $3, 000 value. Besides, ASRock offers an extra USD $500 cash prize for the champion that breaks the world record of either 3DMark Fire Strike or 3DMark2001 SE test, and the official contest partners including Antec, Crucial and Palit will add additional USD300 bucks if the entry tops the chart with their brands’ components. That is to say the final winner might win a total prize of USD $4400 prize at maximum.
ASRock X99 motherboards have received an array of outstanding ratings from global IT media outlets since its debut in the end of August. ASRock OC Master Nick Shih even created a stunning record by overclocking Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processors to 6620.73 MHz on ASRock X99 OC Formula. The record has topped the chart since then and remains at the world’s No.1 spot on HWBOT so far.

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