-- GIGABYTE Announces Winners of H55/H57 IGP OC Challenge on HWBOT --

April 12, 2010 // 9:20 a.m.

-- Topalof is Challenge Winner Pushing His GA-H55M-S2H to 1164 in 3DMark Vantage --

TAIPEI, Taiwan – April 09, 2010 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today proudly announced that Topalof from France was the winner of the GIGABYTE H55/H57 IGP OC Challenge hosted by HWBOT, with his winning 3DMark Vantage score of 1164 marks using a GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2H motherboard.

Overclocking an IGP (Integrated Graphics Processor) requires a unique set of skills, so GIGABYTE wanted to test just how far overclockers were able to take the performance of their onboard graphics. Using any GIGABYTE H55/H57 motherboard, overclockers from all over the world submitted to HWBOT some truly impressive 3DMark Vantage performance scores. With less than an hour remaining in the competition, Topalof was able to submit a 3DMark Vantage score of 1164, beating out the rest of the competition and making him a proud owner of a new top-of-the-range GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard.

There was also a second “lucky draw” prize category for anyone submitting a score with HWBOT who included a picture of their system. Congratulations to SniperOZ from Australia, who was randomly selected at the end of the competition by GIGABYTE with his entry of 898 marks, allowing him to take home a new GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD7.

Of the total number of H55/H57 submissions on HWBOT, GIGABYTE motherboards currently account for an overwhelming 65.45%. Another impressive statistic is that the most popular H55 chipset-based motherboard on HWBOT thus far is the GIGABYTE GA-H55M-UD2H claiming a remarkable 40% of submissions at the time of writing this press release. A link to the appropriate web page on HWBOT can be found here: hwbot.org/hardware/motherboard/ga_h55m_ud2h.

About GIGABYTE H55/H57 Motherboards
GIGABYTE recently launched their latest Intel based H55/H57 motherboards, which feature support for the industry’s first GPU on CPU die Intel Core™ i3/i5 processors. Offering excellent HD movie playback with extremely low CPU utilization and sufficient graphics capabilities for playing some of the latest 3D games, the new Core i3/i5 processors are pushing the performance boundaries for IGP graphic solutions.

GIGABYTE has added some unique overclocking tools to their entire series of H55/H57 motherboards to enable users to push those performance boundaries even further. These include easily adjustable IGP and CPU clock settings (by key-in) such as MHz, high QPI ratios, memory dividers and high BCLK ability as well as easy manageability and sharing of user overclocking profiles. These features contribute largely to the popularity of GIGABYTE H55/H57 motherboards amongst PC enthusiasts.

To learn more about GIGABYTE H55/H57 motherboards, please visit the GIGABYTE website at: www.giga-byte.co.uk/FileList/WebPage/mb_h55h57usb3/default.htm.

About GIGABYTE Upgrade Your Life
GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard market. On top of motherboards and graphics accelerators, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, digital home entertainment appliances, networking servers, communications, mobile and handheld devices, servicing every facet of people's lives at home or business. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with the most innovative designs and impeccable quality and services. Visit www.giga-byte.co.uk for more information.
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