GIGABYTE and Team Australia Win F1 OC 3DMark06 IGP Challenge

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions proudly announced that the highest 3DMark06 score in the November, 2009 F1 OC 3DMark06 IGP Challenge
was achieved by YoungPro from Team Australia using a GIGABYTE
GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H motherboard and AMD Phenom II X4 processor. The
result smashes the 4000 point barrier and sets a new world record for
3DMark06 IGP at an astounding 4,301. Benny from Team Indonesia, also
using a GIGABYTE GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H, came in a respectable second with a
score of 3,526.

The F1 OC competition is held by TheOverclocker.com and brings
together the world’s top overclockers representing 13 different
countries. November’s event ran from November 1st to 31st, where
participants had to battle it out on any IGP (Integrated Graphics
Processor) platform of their choice and submit their highest 3DMark06
score. A remarkable 60% of contestants in this month’s competition were
using a GIGABYTE branded motherboard, highlighting GIGABYTE’s strong
leadership in designing the industry’s most overclockable IGP
motherboards.

“It’s exciting to see overclockers really getting into IGP
overclocking for a change because so much of our R&D goes into
these boards,” commented Tim Handley, Deputy Director Marketing
Division, GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. “We congratulate YoungPro for
his win (and Benny for making him work for it), and look forward to
more successes from GIGABYTE motherboards as we enter the final F1 OC 2009 challenge in December.”

“Gigabyte’s superb performance throughout F1OC is testament to
the company’s belief in overclocking,” said Nick Ross, Editor, The
Overclocker and Chairman of www.f1oc.org. “That it’s won another round
with yet another huge world record is great news for overclocking and
technology general. Results such as this might seem out of reach of
mere mortal users, but what the likes of Australia’s YoungPro and
Indonesia’s Benny have done is create a level of advanced performance
that will trickle down and eventually affect all motherboard users for
the better.”

"This round of F1OC was the most enjoyable for us so far,” said
James Travaskis (aka YoungPro) from Team Australia. “GIGABYTE has
really listened to the overclocking community and the GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H
motherboard is a perfect example in terms of its ease of overclocking
and extensive overclocking specific features, giving us the edge
required to win this month’s competition."

More information about F1 OC and Team Australia’s victory is available from the official F1 OC website:
http://f1oc.org/latest-results/

More information about the GIGABYTE GA-MA785GPMT-UD2H motherboard is available from:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=3150

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