One week to go, Yes ! One week and we will be in Palma de Mallorca at the Meliã Palas Atenea Hotel; place chosen by Gigabyte for the European finals of the GOOC 2010. For those EU finals as for the whole GOOC this year, one person from each EU country will be joining the competition on Mallorca.
The contestants list :
A quick look to the hardware that is similar to the one of the local selections as well as the pan asia finals of last month.
The Hardware :
- Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7
- Graphics : Gigabyte GV-R567OC-1GI
- CPU : Intel Core i7 980X (Gulftown rev B1)
- Memory : Kingston KHX2250C9D3T1FK3/6GX
- Storage : SSD Kingston SNV425-S2/64GB
- PSU : Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000
Same thing for the benches, no big surprises for the contestants.
The benchmarks :
- 2 hours for : PiFast & MAXXMEM
- 2h20 for : SuperPi 8M (mod 1.5) & WPrime 32M
So what is so special in those EU Finals ?
First, as some may probably already know, the first five teams will be joining the Worldwide Finals that will take place in September (Date TBC) in Taipei, Taiwan ! In addition to this, the winner will get some sponsor products of course and a 3000USD cash price :)
Overclocking-TV staff (Herwawan & Xyala) will be on stage for providing the live broadcast, pics and tweets from the battle. As for the other GOOC editions, search for the #GOOC2010 tag on twitter for all the live tweets from our press friends!
But this is not all ! Probably the biggest fans and followers of OC competition topics on forums already heard about a great new feature that OCTV is going to introduce during this event.
The first Live audio discussions broadcast 100% about OCers, Overlocking and what makes our passion for it ! Many guest have responded to our call and some others are to come. We will have Overclockers from almost each participating countries as well as special guest from Gigabyte HQ, HWBot and even benchmark developers (prepare your questions and join the chat) !
The planning of the show :
The following table gives you the simplified show schedule with GMT, UTC-5 (NewYork), UTC+8(Taipei) Times :
If you want to know more on the show schedule, checkout the complete planing of the show right here. It’s a complete day program that is waiting for you. In order to follow the live discussions, nothing more easy; just join our live broadcast page, and the chat if you want to share questions and impressions.
We can’t wait to meet you all live from Mallorca, see you on Friday and till there enjoy your OC ;)