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Asrock, a leading maker of mainboards, teamed up with AMD, CoolerMaster, Kingston and Hwbot to organize a global overclocking contest. The world's only 24/7 overclocking competition to bring together 35 000 participants and feature competitions in thousands of categories.

The contest, sponsored by several prestigious brands starts from January 7 and runs until February 4. It is opened to all overclockers with Asrock brand motherboards and AMD socket FM2 accelerated processing units, including A-series “Llano” and “Trinity” chips.

The total prize is worth up to $6740 and the final champions of the CPU-Z and 3DMark Vantage event will be awarded with a top prize worth of $2170 respectively. Besides, Asrock offers an extra $1000 cash prize for the entry that breaks the world record of the CPU-Z or 3DMark Vantage test to encourage global overclockers to explore hardware limits. The grand prize makes it one of the most eye-catching online OC competitions on FM2 platforms, which is estimated to attract enthusiastic overclockers worldwide.

The participants will be competing for the highest CPU-Z or 3DMark Vantage score which is submitted to Hwbot.org.

Tags: Asrock, AMD, Trinity, Llano, 32nm

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It is opened to all overclockers with Asrock brand motherboards and AMD socket FM2 accelerated processing units, including A-series “Llano” and “Trinity” chips.


this must be an error or something, FM2 APUs don't include llano CPUs
3 0 [Posted by: madooo12  | Date: 01/12/13 11:11:03 AM]
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that breaks the world record of the CPU-Z or 3DMark Vantage test

An AMD cpu breaking a vantage test record? A bit optimistic considering they're 25-50% slower than Intel counterparts, and they won't survive the benchmark being overclocked to 8 Ghz with all but 1 core disabled.
0 0 [Posted by: AnonymousGuy  | Date: 01/12/13 08:35:48 PM]
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I think its only to break the FM2 world record. The FM2 is only a "quad-core" with less cache so a Vishera overclocked tot he same would beat it.
0 0 [Posted by: Stickmansam  | Date: 01/13/13 05:16:25 PM]
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Marketing 101 or how to get attention and sell mobos in a world wide economic depression. I'll bet it works.
3 0 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 01/12/13 08:36:09 PM]
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Ahh would you all just stop being such downers!(f*ck s*ke!)
How about BGA sockets only, would you all like that instead? Because separating and leaving out mid range will certainly get us there much quicker than many realize. Enthusiasts need competitions just don't forget that because in the end it's all to our benefit.
Suckers!!
0 1 [Posted by: ABC XYZ  | Date: 01/13/13 03:00:02 AM]
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