Coming up ! As you all know, this saturday, 19th of June, Gigabyte is having the Pan Asia finals of the GOOC 2010 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The Pan Asia finals is a big event awaited by many enthusiast in Asia every year. For this 2010 edition, the competition will take place in a huge shopping mall in Jakarta (the Mangga Dua Mall), like it did last year. The Pan Asia finals also include Africa with Vivi coming from south africa to represent the colors of this continent busy these days with the world cup.
Here some pictures of the venue provided by T_M and Hazzan on XS:
Now, lets talk a bit more about the technical side of the competition. The 14 countries into competition will have to bench on the following rig :
- CPU: Intel Core i7 X980 (Gulftown)
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7
- Graphic Card: GIGABYTE GV-N240D5-512I
- Memory: Kingston KHX2000C8D3T1K3/6GX
- HD: Seagate Barracuda XT 6Gbps
- Power Supply: Antec TPQ 1200W
- Monitor: LG E2250V
- Keyboard & Mouse: Microsoft Wired Desktop 500
The benchmarks that have been chosen for these finals are :
- Super PI mod 1.5 (1m)
- Wprime 32m
Nothing surprising in the benchmarks choice as they are similar to those that have been used for the EU qualifiers and country finales (France) which used almost the same hardware. But this list already gives us a hint on what could be asked to our overclockers in the EU finals on the 15th of July in Mallorca, Spain.
Off course, as announced, no VGA benchmark this year. It appears according to some investigation we made, that the reason is not only internal, but that some license cost issues of 3DMark provided by Futuremark, could have had a significant influence on Gigabyte’s decision to withdraw 3D benchmarks from the competition this year.
Dinos22 from Gigabyte Australia also gave us some indications about the point calculation for establishing the rankings :
Finally, a quick look at the prices offered to the top 3 overclockers:
- Cash USD 500 + GO OC Global final event – Taipei 4 day 3 night event + Sponsors products (Total value US$3,000)
- Cash USD 300 + GO OC Global final event – Taipei 4 day 3 night event + Sponsors products (Total value US$ 2,500)
- GO OC Global final event – Taipei 4 day 3 night event + Sponsors products (Total value US$ 2,000)
Overclocking-TV represented by Trouffman will be attending the finals. We will try to provide a live broadcast if the Internet on stage can hold it.
If not, then it will be a regular coverage with pictures, live tweets and a video after the event as usual. We are very exited to meet all our friends in Jakarta tomorrow, and may the best win !