Last Friday, May 21, 2010, cutting-edge technology was pushed to critical levels as the nation eagerly held its very first GIGABYTE OPEN OVERCLOCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS at the 4th Floor of the SM North Edsa Annex. 8 masters of the art of overclocking pitted wit, skill and expertise in a chance to prove themselves as the best overlocker in the Philippines. Hosted by DJ Laila and Overclocking Expert Jerc Batcobe, overclocking was explained to the public and afterwards, the introduction of the 8 overclocking finalists. The finalists were Michelle Yap Patelo, Jose Balatican III, Enrico Cayetano, Gil Gerard Navarro, Ronaldo M. Bejarin, Sydney Brian S. Fernandez, Marlon Delfino and Emmanuel Yee Poro, all from different parts of the country but converged together to fight for glory.
More from the Gigabyte Open Overclocking event after the jump.
Each contestant was given the following as their arsenal for the GOOC Event:
Gigabyte P55 UD3P
HIS ATI Radeon iCooler 5750 1gb ddr5
Intel Core i7 860 ES
Transcend AxeRam 2000+
HIS Radeon 5750
Gigabyte Odin 1200 watts
Samsung Spinpoint HDDs
The GIGABYTE Open Overlocking Championships was divided into four rounds namely the PiFast, Maxxmem, WPrime and the SuperPi. Each round, the finalists had to push their units to the limit in order to achieve record speeds while keeping their workstations operational. After a heated competition, the winner emerged and Ronaldo M. Bejarin was crowned as the very first GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Champion and has earned the right to represent the Philippines in the PAN Asia Regional Championships at Jakarta, Indonesia. Ronaldo Bejarin was awarded P10,000 cash prize given by Mr John Paul Pelayo, Product Manager of GIGABYTE here in the Philippines while Anthony Liao, Marketing Specialist of GIGABYTE’s Sales and Marketing Center awarded a plaque of recognition to Bejarin.
Highlighted with performances from Cookie Chua and Delara, the GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championships was spectacle to remember and is the first step to fame as the world finally recognizes the Philippines as one of the premiere technological hubs in Asia. With the help of GIGABYTE – Leader in Motherboard Innovation, Transcend, Redfox Technologies – Defining Innovation, Intel – Leap Ahead and SM Annex, the event was, as Mr. John Paul Pelayo said, “A long-awaited essential step for Philippine Technology.”
About GIGABYTE Upgrade Your Life
GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world’s motherboard market. On top of motherboards and graphics accelerators, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include notebook and desktop PCs, digital home entertainment appliances, networking servers, communications, mobile and handheld devices, servicing every facet of people’s lives at home or business. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with the most innovative designs and impeccable quality and services. Visit www.gigabyte.com.tw for more information.
Gigabyte motherboards, PSUs, and thermal solutions are distributed by Asian Technologies Computer Corporation in the Philippines.