2012 ASRock Global OC Competition

With Total Prize Up To USD13,000!

TAIPEI, Taiwan, January 13, 2012 — The global leading motherboard brand ASRock announced today to organize 2012 Global OC Competition with Futuremark, the world’s top performance benchmarking software. The participants will be competing for highest 3DMark 11 score which is submitted to using the benchmark’s performance preset.

The contest starts from January 16, runs until February 12, and is open to all overclockers with ASRock brand motherboards and Intel Sandy Bridge and Sandy Bridge-E CPUs. The total prize is worth up to 13,000 dollars and the final champion of Sandy Bridge-E event will be awarded with top prize of 3,000 dollars value. The grand prize makes it one of the largest online OC tournaments in recent years and it is expected to arouse an agitation among global overclockers.

ASRock collaborated with Futuremark and organized the Global OC Competition by involving several leading brands in the PC component industry such as Intel, Kingston, Cooler Master, Sparkle and ROCCAT. ASRock aims to pull more overclockers to experience the extreme performance of ASRock X79 series through the Global OC Competition.

【ASRock kicked off the Global OC COMPETITION with all partners】

ASRock first launched Overclock King X79 series in the end of last year and soon received the positive feedback worldwide and countless major awards from global leading IT media. To name a few, X79 Extreme9 won the Best Buy Award from Australian PC User Magazine, Must Have Award from British website KitGuru and Editor’s Choice Award from British website Eteknix; X79 Extreme4-M won the Great Hardware Award from U.S. IT web Pureoverclock and X79 Extreme4 won the Best Value Award from Australian website Tweaktown, etc. In 2012, ASRock launched more X79 products, such as Fatal1ty X79 Professional and X79 Extreme6/GB to enrich the portfolio of X79 product line.

The contest includes two events: Sandy Bridge-E and Sandy Bridge platform. The scores will be reviewed on a weekly basis and the weekly winner will be awarded with the prize worth USD650 and USD1, 000 dollars respectively. The participant who submits the highest score within these four weeks will be the final champion for each group respectively. The Sandy Bridge-E final champion will be awarded with the prize worth USD3, 000 dollars while the Sandy Bridge final champion won the prize worth USD2, 000 dollars. The strong incentive makes the competition one of the greatest in the kind and expected to receive several ten thousand scores from professional overclockers around the globe.

To encourage more amateur overclockers attend the event and have fun in overclocking, ASRock will hold affiliated OC campaign on ASRock Facebook page as well. The participants are required to post the screenshot and the hyperlink of their 3D Mark11 scores which ended 79 or 68 in last two digits. The entry which earns the most “Likes” from other Facebook users will be awarded with prize worth USD500 dollars. The Facebook OC campaign will generate four winners and the total prize is worth up to USD2, 000 dollars. Through the social media platform, ASRock aims to involve more end-users to join the event for fun besides pursuing high scores. For more details, please visit ASRock official website or the link attached in the end.

【Nick Shih demonstrated Overclocking on ASRock X79 platform】

In the grand kick-off press conference, ASRock had the world OC champion Nick Shih who has been the No. 1 on the professional OC website HWBot for more than 18 months to demonstrate the overclocking through ASRock X79 Professional MB and Intel 3960X processor. Nick Shih demonstrated CPU-Z program which reflected CPU overclocking capability as well as 3D Mark11 program which examined CPU/GPU performance. The audience was overwhelmed by Nick’s flawless overclocking technique.

With only two-year overclocking experience, Nick Shih is a living legend who holds the world champion title as well as being multiple overclocking world-records keeper which included both 2D and 3D tests. “Overclockers pursue the unlimited PC performance and therefore the system stability is extraordinarily significant,” said Nick Shih. “ASRock X79 Overclock King series optimizes both hardware and software for overclocking purpose which is tailor-made for professional overclockers. It is highly reliable and creates competitive edge for overclocking performance.

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