Chennai, March 27, 2015 - Hard core PC enthusiasts and gaming freaks turned up in large numbers to watch overclocked systems in a haze of liquid nitrogen at the PC Extreme event here, yesterday.
Supported by GIGABYTE Technology (India) the highlight of the event was a demo of extreme overclocking (OC) that culminated in the creation of a new Indian CPU-Z OC record, by Prathamesh Patil, Gigabyte Field Application Engineer.. He was successful in achieving a CPU-Z validation of 6554.29 MHz. He achieved this record by using the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SOC Force motherboard, with an Intel Core™ i7-4770K processor, and liquid nitrogen (LN2) for cooling.
OverClocking is the practice of pushing a PC component to function faster than the manufactured clock frequency. This requires a lot of practice, upgraded skills, dedication and also, a profound passion for the activity.
The OC event was a highly interactive with Patil fielding a flurry of questions related to the tricks and techniques of OC.
GA-Z97X-SOC Force, is a part of GIGABYTE’s Super Overclock (SOC) series, which has played a crucial role in making OC mainstream globally.
PC Extreme also gave an opportunity to local PC enthusiasts to share the limelight, by participating in a PC assembling contest and win products from the supporting brands, namely GIGABYTE Technology, AMD, Cooler Master and Adata, along with the host, IT Depot. ThisPower PC DiY Contest, attracted over 40 contestants, amongst them a schoolboy, Aditya Narayan, who took home the first prize, including the GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-WiFi motherboard. The other winners were Manoj (first runner up whose prizes included the GIGABYTE GA-H81M-DS2 motherboard), and Suresh (second runner up).