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Bit-Gamer Competition #3

Posted on 5th Jan 2011 at 11:48 by Joe Martin with 24 comments

Joe Martin
As we return from our Christmas break, we’ve got another bunch of goodies to give away – this time not on Twitter! This week three lucky readers will win a copy of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, a matching t-shirt made by Jinx and a copy of Chris Ryan’s Medal of Honor novella.

To stand a chance of winning all you need to do is pledge your allegiance by liking our new Bit-Gamer facebook page. If you want to increase your chances then you can post a message to us as well and tell us what games you are playing at the moment, but you don't have to.

We wouldn’t ask you to do anything we wouldn’t do, so rest assured that we’re already Bit-Gamer fans and we’ve tinkering with Princess Maker 2 lately. Make of that what you will.

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Gigabyte TweaKING OC Event: European Final

Posted on 3rd Nov 2009 at 14:55 by Richard Swinburne with 2 comments

Gigabyte TweaKING OC Event

European Final

Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Gigabyte are well known for its overclocking events: the Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship (GO OC) ran earlier this year and encouraged competitors to overclock their Core i7 CPUs using any means possible, and ran Super Pi 8M and 3DMark 06 for the best scores.

Gigabyte TweaKING OC Event: European Final
18 Teams competed from all around Europe. Click to enlarge

The TweaKING event in Paris is the European leg of this new style of OC tournament. Less emphasis is placed on the quality of CPU and more is placed on the ability of the teams to tweak the memory and motherboard. How? The CPU frequency is capped at 4GHz, meaning the teams had to crank the memory and baseclock on their Lynnfield i5-750 CPUs up as high as possible to achieve the best result.

Gigabyte TweaKING OC Event: European Final
Much time was spent in the BIOS tweaking settings. Click to enlarge

This still puts an emphasis on CPU quality to some degree, but its also brings the motherboard back into play more, which is an angle Gigabyte obviously wants to push. There was no limitation on the OS tweaks allowed too; so WinXP hacks a plenty were rolled out: services were neutered, registry was copiously tweaked and anything deemed excess was cut off.

However, every team had a standard set of hardware to use: nothing extra was allowed, not even an additional fan. Even screwdrivers were provided!

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Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Review

Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Review

Corsair finally launches the K70 RGB, as well as its new gaming division,...
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