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Win Gigabyte graphics cards by Overclocking!

Discussion in 'Gigabyte' started by Claave, 1 Oct 2009.

  1. Indra EMC

    Indra EMC Like Modding my PC

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    where's HD 5890 ??? they didn't exist today.....
     
  2. FuzzyOne

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  3. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    This is a stupid idea dreamt up by a complete f*ckwit. A competition for people who don't need the prize.

    Well done Gigabyte!
     
  4. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    **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.
     
  5. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Still, you'll need quite a hefty computer to even compete.

    It's like golf.
     
  6. Von Lazuli

    Von Lazuli I get by fine with a jig-saw.

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    Hmm... Will be interesting to watch. The majority of people will be completely unable to compete though, winning this one will need a 975 under LH2...
     
  7. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    will be entering, great competition.
     
  8. Matticus

    Matticus ...

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    So if you have the cash for the newest cards and best cooling you can win money and even newer cards. :eyebrow:
     
  9. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    Poor you! :lol:
     
  10. Arnaud31

    Arnaud31 Bit Tech Noob

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    You need to win the prize from other competition : HD 5870 ... lol :duh:
    Got an old 7950 GTX ... may be i wil enter in this competition !!! :waah:
     
  11. GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE New Member

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  12. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    I may buy one for the sake of it lol

    Andy
     
  13. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    ah great, BFG gtx260 here, so no dice :(

    also, it's a 65nm version, so won't be able to beat those 55nm clockers.
     
  14. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    Lol... this is making for very fun reading. Watching a company like gigabyte attract such negative interest is just hilarious! It wont be enough to sink the company but Im sure many will boycott them now when graphic cards are concerned.

    On a side note, why have they changed the rules to gigabyte only? Not only are gigabyte gtx260s hard to come by, there expensive and not the best overclockers unless you spend stupid money on there OC series cards that are more expensive than a stock gtx275.


    Andy
     
  15. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    or just edit the GFX card BIOS so it becomes a Gigabyte card lol
     
  16. GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE New Member

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    GIGABYTE graphics for the competition is not required anymore.

    Contestants may use any brand of GTX 260 Graphics Card and no hardware limitation for participation.

    Come on, Beat me if you dare!
     
  17. GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE New Member

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    Competition Analysis

    First Place
    Zed Ober Final score 69.569

    v.s.

    GIGABYTE Final score 78.553

    Check on official website http://event.gigabyte.com.tw/BeatMeIfYouDare/Default.aspx
     
  18. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    Still might enter this as I know I could atleast get 2nd...

    Andy

    EDIT: 3dM vantage gives me a GPU score of 14192 with a gigabyte OC edition GPU at 878/1866/1310 (2620) which is like 1000+ shy of first place and of the gigabyte record. I cant complete the bench at those speeds though as it blue screens :( however dropping the speeds to STOCK 680/1500/1250 (2500) gives me 68.2fps which is majorly wrong somehow... I was expecting in all honesty at least 200+ at stock because of the system speeds.

    Anyone have any clue as what I could be doing wrong? Im getting win7 shortly so I could use that incase I have some sort of odd conflict with vista somehow.


    Andy
     
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  19. GIGABYTE

    GIGABYTE New Member

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    Hiya Andy,

    What do you mean by 68.2fps?
    We might help you if you tell us more information.

    Cheers.
     
  20. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    I mean its running at 60 frames rather than around 200. its running slower than an 9600gt. not good.

    Andy
     

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