GIGABYTE Announces ‘Classic Challenge’ Winner 2012


Aristidis Makes a Clean Sweep to Win Three Ultra Durable™ 5 Motherboards


Taipei, Taiwan, August 23, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the winner of the GIGABYTE Classic Challenge, the latest overclocking competition hosted on Greek overclocker Aristidis walks away with three Ultra Durable™ 5 motherboards by coming top in both competition stages, thus qualifying for our special bonus prize.

Overclockers were asked to compete on two stages comprising two classic benchmarks; 3DMark 01 and Super Pi 32M. With both X79S-UP5-WIFI and X79-UP4 GIGABYTE boards lined up as Stage 1 and Stage 2 prizes, we added an interesting twist. If one entrant could display the raw talent to claim both stages, GIGABYTE promised to award a bonus prize of a forthcoming GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4. Congrats to Aristidis for achieving this feat.


GIGABYTE Classic Challenge Stages

Stage 1: 3DMark 01 Full Out – Multi GPU Allowed

Stage 2: SuperPi 32M – CPUs Locked at 4.5GHz


Note: Entrants could use any GIGABYTE Z77 series motherboard, using retail hardware only, while adhering to regular HWBOT submission and verification rules.


GIGABYTE Classic Challenge Winner – Aristidis

Stage 1 – 3DMark 01 – 160342 marks

Stage 2 – SuperPi 32M – 6 min 55 seconds




Stage 2: GIGABYTE X79-UP4



The GIGABYTE Classic Contest was open to all HWBOT members from July 18th to August 15th, 2012. For more details and competition standings, please visit the Classic Challenge competition page on


GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Motherboards

All GIGABYTE Classic Contest prizes feature the latest GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology which includes high current capable components for the CPU power zone including IR3550 PowIRstage® ICs from International Rectifier, 2X Copper PCB and high current Ferrite Core Chokes rated up to 60A, which together are able to deliver up to 60°C* cooler temperatures than traditional motherboards.

Featured on a range of new motherboards based Intel® X79 and Z77 Express and upcoming AMD A85X Chipsets, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology is the next evolution in quality motherboard design.

* Testing result for reference only. Results may differ according to system configuration.

*Up to 60° C lower temp. obtained using 4 phase IR3550 PowIRstage® with 2x Copper PCB vs. 4 phase D-Pak MOSFET @ 100A load 10 mins lab testing without heatsink.

More information about GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology can be found here:


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