-- Overclockers from 23 Countries Fight for the Crown --
Taipei, Taiwan, August 15, 2008 – GIGABYTE UNITED INC TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to today announce the first annual GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship (GO OC) – to be held in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday, September 25th, 2008.
The GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship promises to be the industry’s largest global overclocking competition in history with overclockers from 23 countries including Australia, China, France Germany, Greece, HK, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Middle East, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA and Vietnam battling for first place at the 3F Ballroom of the prestigious Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to the contestants, GIGABYTE has also invited worldwide media here to Taipei to witness first hand history in the making.
GIGABYTE regional OC competitions are now in full swing worldwide to decide who has the overclocking skills to qualify as contestants for the GO OC. This is the first time that GIGABYTE has gathered so many of the world’s elite overclockers in one venue to showcase their unique overclocking capabilities and fight for the title of worldwide champion, so the competition will be fierce.
There will be two competition events during the GO OC event, one is “Battle for the Best P45 OC”, and the other is “Free Style Contest”. The winner will not only gain the title of worldwide overclocking champion, but will also receive more than US$ 5,000 value prize including a cash reward and products provided by GO OC venders. As top overclockers know, first class hardware is the key to achieving a successful record-breaking overclock. That is why GIGABYTE is proud to have industry-leading hardware vendors to sponsor this year’s GO OC including Intel, ATI, Corsair and Western Digital.
“Intel invests significant R&D resources in developing high-performance platforms that excel under extreme conditions, such as overclocking,” commented Richard Malinowski, Vice President of the Mobility Group and General Manager of the Client Components Group at Intel. “We are excited to be part of GO OC and look forward to the competition as our customers push their hardware to the limits.”
“AMD is excited about the warm reception the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 has received from the performance tuning community. We’re pleased to join GIGABYTE in supporting this historic event, and we look forward to seeing the world’s fastest graphics card go even faster,” said Irene Hwang, Director, Strategic Partners of AMD.
“Corsair is very excited to be taking part in GO OC,” said John Beekley, Vice President of Applications Engineering and Technical Marketing at Corsair. “We know that many of the world’s premier overclockers will be competing at GO OC, and we look forward to seeing Corsair Memory taken to new heights by this elite crew.”
“Extensive adoption of our WD Raptor drive demonstrates the increasing demands on high performance drive from consumers. Moreover, the latest version of WD VelociRaptor brings PC and Mac computer enthusiasts to the New Storage Era by delivering the computing speed and capacity they thirst for,” said Any Kuo, Country Manager of WD Taiwan. “We are more than happy to find out our WD VelociRaptor being the only selected drive for this Gigabyte OC contest.”
From now until September, visit the GO OC website gooc2008.gigabyte.com.tw
to get up-to-date news and information about the event and see who has won a spot to compete in Taipei for the championship. If you can’t make it to Taipei for the event, don’t worry, you can still be a part of the action. Register and vote for the overclocker you think will win, for your own chance to win a latest motherboard from GIGABYTE.
Good luck contestants, and see you in Taipei in September!
For more event details, please visit gooc2008.gigabyte.com.tw
About GIGABYTE UNITED INC.
GIGABYTE UNITED INC., established in December 2006, is assuming the GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd. Brand, which for the past 20 years has been a world-renowned leader in the motherboard industry. Continuing to focus on its core businesses of GIGABYTE branded motherboards and graphics cards, GIGABYTE UNITED INC. is committed to providing our valued customers with the highest quality products and services featuring the industry’s most innovative design.
In order to meet the challenges of today’s intensely competitive channel market, GIGABYTE UNITED INC. fully utilizes its key assets including its cutting-edge research and development team as well as its professional sales and marketing resources to continue to develop technologies to fit a complete range of digital life solutions. Now and for the future, GIGABYTE UNITED INC. will continue to embody the unique spirit and culture, which has made GIGABYTE one of the foremost brands in the industry.