GIGABYTE Announces Hidden Gems Competition Winners
Facebook Fans Reveal 20 Years of Unrivalled Ultra Durability
Taipei, Taiwan, August 13, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the winners of the GIGABYTE Hidden Gems Competition. In celebration of our illustrious history, with 26 years at the heart of the DIY PC industry, GIGABYTE invited all their Facebook fans to share videos and photos of their old GIGABYTE-based DIY PC builds. The older the better!
“The Hidden Gems competition proved to be an excellent showcase for GIGABYTE’s Ultra Durable philosophy, with 74% of submissions featuring boards that are older than 5 years, almost 25% of submissions with boards of more than 10 years old and 8% from the 1990’s,” commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE. “Remarkably, the oldest motherboard submitted originates from 1991, and still runs after more than twenty years!”
The ‘Grand’ Prize – Victoria Chudinova – GA-586T2 – 1996
The Grand Prize of a GIGABYTE G1.Sniper M3 is awarded to Victoria Chudinova of the Ukraine who submitted an extraordinarily creative video featuring our GA-586T2 motherboard from 1996. Victoria claims this prize by virtue of the fact that her submission gained the more votes than any other submission to the Hidden Gems competition, with a total of 1314 votes.
You can find Victoria’s video here: http://youtu.be/i98fzScEXo4
The ‘Team GIGABYTE’ Prize – :Sergey Erofeev – GA-7VA-C – 2002
A GIGABYTE Z77X-UD3H motherboard is awarded to Sergey Erofeev of Russia for his submission which featured our GA-7VA-C motherboard from back in 2002 housed inside an incredible chassis made entirely of old GIGABYTE motherboards. This prize was chosen exclusively, objectively and entirely at the whim of the GIGABYTE Motherboard Facebook team.
The ‘Most Deserving of an Upgrade’ Prize – Dmitriy-Stadnik – GA-386UM – 1991
For the submission that we believe represents the oldest motherboard still operation, we are awarding a GIGABYTE B75M-D3H motherboard. This prize was claimed by Dmitiry Stadnik of the Ukraine who submitted a fascinating video showing his 20 year old GA-386UM motherboard still running today.
Watch Dmitriy’s video submission here: http://youtu.be/bjkW304ta0U
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™
GIGABYTE first introduced its Ultra Durable™ branded motherboards in 2006, pioneering features like all solid capacitors. While today we’re proud to offer our customers the exceptional durability of our Ultra Durable™ 5 technology, it’s been a long road that has seen us adopt several exclusive features including DualBIOS™, Lower RDS(on) MSOFETs, Ferrite Core chokes, 2x Copper PCB as well as High Temperature, Humidity, Electrostatic and Power Failure protection technologies.
The GIGABYTE Hidden Gems Competition
Running from June 20th to July 31st, the Hidden Gems Competition invited all GIGABYTE Motherboard Facebook fans to submit photos and videos of their old GIGABYTE based rigs. Visitors can check out well over a hundred submissions at the GIGABYTE Hidden Gems Competition webpage: http://event.gigabyte.com/
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 and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.com for more information.