GIGABYTE Dragon Sets Record for Largest AMD Overclocking Contest

September 8, 2009

GIGABYTE Dragon Sets Record for Largest AMD Overclocking Contest

Over fifteen thousand worldwide contestants enter during first two weeks; AMD to offer latest Phenom™ II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor to 1st – 3rd place contestants for top 3DMark scorers and CPU overclocking

Helsinki, Finland – September 8th, 2009 - Futuremark® Corporation today released details from the first two weeks of their GIGABYTE Dragon competition.

Current Top 3DMark Scores

1st Chew 33917 3DMarks
2nd Aaron C. 23280 3DMarks
3rd Peter 22213 3DMarks

Current Top CPU Overclocker

1st Chew 5840 Ghz Phenom II X4 955
2nd Carol P. 4590 Ghz Phenom II X4 955
3rd Aaron C. 4104 Ghz Phenom II X4 955

Two random prize awards for GIGABYTE motherboards have been awarded to nalonon (week 1) and jugiho (week 2). Contestants compete within two categories: top 3DMark overall score and top CPU overclocker which calculates overall 3DMark score by the CPU overclocked percentage. Anyone can win just by entering, and random prizes are awarded weekly.

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The contest continues until September 13. Futuremark expects the total number of entries to exceed 30,000 making it the largest AMD overclocking competition ever staged. There are still two weeks of the contest left, so get overclocking!

Contestants are competing to see who can achieve the highest score with 3DMark06, a benchmark program from Futuremark that measures the 3D gaming performance capabilities of PCs. 3DMark software has been downloaded more than 45 million times. The 3DMark06 edition is currently the world’s most popular benchmark and can be downloaded for free from the Futuremark website.

For further details of the "Gigabyte Dragon" competition visit

About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including 3DMark® (with more than 45 million copies distributed worldwide), PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark™ and value-added services powered by the ORB, an online database of over 30 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit

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