GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and
graphics cards is pleased to announce today its North America Regional Finalists
for the GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship 2009 (GO OC 2009), the largest
and the most prestigious overclocking competition in enthusiast communities
across 26 countries. The North America Regional Finals will be held at Pacific
Palm Golf Resort in City of Industry on April 25 and April 26, 2009, with the
main competition on the first day and more world records set on the second day
of freestyle overclocking. The Champion will represent the North America team
and receive an all-expense paid round trip to Taipei, Taiwan in June to compete
for the title of world championship. The world wide Champion will receive $5,000
and grand prizes sponsored by GIGABYTE, Intel, Nvidia, Kingston and Enermax at
the global final held at Taipei 101 Skyscraper on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009,
during COMPUTEX 2009, with hundreds of participating spectators, power users,
press, industry analysts, and channel partners from around the globe to observe
the series of world records being broken on GIGABYTE Intel X58 based
GA-EX58-UD4P with Intel Core i7 CPU.
For years, GIGABYTE has been considered and positioned as a performance brand
in the enthusiast segment and has been heavily recommended on enthusiast forums
by users for its OC capability, performance and reliability. World-ranked and
reputable power users have been continuously breaking world records to
substantiate GIGABYTE’s capability to engineer solid and comprehensive products
that make pushing the latest Intel and AMD chipsets beyond their limit possible.
As an engineering powerhouse, GIGABYTE sees the need to bring world-ranked and
the most extreme power users together on a yearly basis to further energize the
OC community, and provide the most talented power users an opportunity to meet
face to face, share their know-how and their point of views on how GIGABYTE
strive for on engineering excellence and producing top-of-class motherboards and
graphics cards catered to enthusiast crowd in the future.
The finalists all poses solid and outstanding world records in the past,
including the 2nd place on world ranking, the Champion at GO OC 08 North
America, the Global Champion in GO OC Free Style Final, the world Champion in
Overdrive, and top 10 spots on world ranking, etc. “Last year's GOOC has raised
my expectations of this event considerably. I look forward to this visiting
Gigabyte and having a chance to compete against some of the best benchers in the
USA.” said one of contestants.
“We’ve highly valued the voices of hardcore power users as they’ve been
always active and working around the clock to tackle challenging questions on
the latest technologies, chipset, CPU and memory in a way to help performance
brand like GIGABYTE leap ahead of competitors and continue to engineer the best
platforms catered to different segments and applications.” said Tony Liao, Vice
President of GIGABYTE North America. “We are very honored and excited to bring
this group of people who represent the best of enthusiast community together
again to make their OC experience a blast with old friends from the
On the top of competition, major sponsors including Intel, Intel SSD, Nvidia,
Kingston and Enermax will also showcase the latest products and technologies
that shape the top of the line dream systems today and in the future.
"Intel prides itself on delivering amazing performance in our chipsets, SSDs
and CPUs, period," commented Richard Malinowski, Vice President of the Mobility
Group and General Manager of the Client Components Group at Intel. "These great
products become the baseline for some of the highest performing motherboards and
systems in the world, including usages in extreme environments and conditions.
We are excited to be part of GO OC, and are providing our high performance
solid-state drives to further boost performance. We look forward to the
competition as our customers push their hardware to the limits."
"NVIDIA and GIGABYTE have been closely working together to deliver premium
products to the mainstream PC market, where the amazing growth of GIGABYTE's
graphics cards, motherboards and gaming notebooks is really impressive," said
Francis Yu, vice president of sales, NVIDIA APAC. "For hardcore gamers, the two
companies again deliver high-end graphics cards with astonishing
overclockability. What's worthy of mention is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 graphics
card to be used at this GO OC event. With NVIDIA's native support for PhysX
technology, gamers can play hot games like "Mirror's Edge" with great fun, and
with CUDA technology, time consuming tasks such as video transcoding are
dramatically accelerated, offering faster than real time performance. In
addition, its easy-to-use control pane allows overclockers to release ultimate
performance from their systems."
"We are very pleased to participate in the
"GIGABYTE GO OC", allowing overclockers to experience the amazing performance of
Kingston HyperX DDR3 paired with GIGABYTE's latest motherboards. Equipped with
Kingston HyperX DDR3, overclockers can easily and always reach the ultimate
performance of their systems. GIGABYTE high-end motherboards are an added plus
to the computer systems of overclockers, brining an unbelievable overclocking
experience." Said Ann Bai, Memory Module Product Manager of APAC Region,
"ENERMAX is honored to be the one and only PSU sponsor of the GIGABYTE Open
Overclocking Championship 2009" said Thomas Chou, General Manager of Enermax.
"Every overclocker around the world strives to push their components to the
maximum, which requires an utmost efficient and stable power supply. We
encourage all players push our ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ to its ultimate power, with
its world leading max. 91% efficiency and 120% overpower capability, contestants
are sure to break some impressive overclocking records."
Learn more about GIGABYTE GO OC 2009 North
America Final and Global Final.
For more results of regional finals
around the globe, please