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Futuremark Lords of Overclocking Contest / MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2012 - Futuremark Lords of Overclocking Contest / MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2012
Fri, Jul 20 2012 | 4:49PM | Filed under: Benchmarks| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

JULY 20, 2012 - Futuremark® has announced its fourth annual Lords of Overclocking competition in partnership with MSI, Intel, Kingston and IN WIN. One of the year's most anticipated contests, Lords of Overclocking 2012 will bring together the top overclocking talent from around the world to compete for the final three "money-can't buy" places at the prestigious MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) event in Taipei, Taiwan later this year. Lords of Overclocking 2012 starts July 27, runs until August 23, and is open to everyone with MSI brand mainboards and graphics cards. Prizes, rules and full details can be found on the contest page:

With regional qualifying for Master Overclocking Arena now complete, Futuremark's Lords of Overclocking contest is the last chance for overclockers to earn their place in the MOA grand final. With three places up for grabs, contestants will be competing in three separate categories using 3DMark 11, the world's most popular gaming benchmark for DirectX 11 PCs. 3DMark 11 can be downloaded for free from

Winner 1: Highest 3DMark 11 overall score using the Performance preset. Contestants must use a single MSI graphics card and an MSI mainboard.

Winner 2: Highest 3DMark 11 Physics score, a test of pure CPU performance using simulated rigid body physics. Contestants must use an MSI mainboard and graphics card.

Winner 3: Highest 3DMark 11 Graphics score using the Performance preset, a measure of GPU performance. Contestants must use an MSI mainboard and MSI brand graphics cards only. There is no limit to number of GPUs in this category.

Prizes for the top scores entered during each week of the four week long contest include the new "OC Certified" MSI Z77 MPOWER motherboard and the HD 7870 Hawk video card equipped with Military Class III components certified to MIL-STD-810G military standards in seven different categories. Additional prizes from Kingston include HyperX 3K SSDs 90GB and HyperX T1 DDR3-2400 4GBx2 Dual Channel Memory modules, and from IN WIN, a pair of GR one Grey Full Tower and H-Frame ATX PC cases.

While competition for the top scores is sure to be fierce, everyone who submits a qualifying entry score has a chance to win a weekly lucky draw prize chosen from an MSI ZH77A-G43 mainboard, MSI HD 7770 Power Edition 1GD5/OC graphics card, In Win Commander III 800W 80Plus Gold power supply or a Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 USB drive 32GB. There are no limits to the number of times you can enter the contest.

Lord of Overclocking 2012 overclocking contest - July 27 - Aug 23

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