Motherboard and graphics card manufacturer, GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., is set to launch its X99-SOC Champion motherboard at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 5, 2015. The motherboard features the latest Intel X99 Chipset, support for Intel’s Core i7 Extreme Edition (LGA 2011-v3 socket) processors, and the latest DDR4 memory. GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY hosted a secret OC session at its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, last week in an effort to give its soon to launch motherboard a test run. Seven experienced professional overclockers gathered in GIGABYTE’s OC Lab to see just how fast the GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion board could go.
After seven days of almost nonstop benching, the team of overclockers achieved a total of nine World Records, 23 Global Firsts, and 25 Hardware Firsts all using the X99-SOC Champion. HiCookie, chief overclocking evangelist, GIGABYTE motherboard business unit, also managed to reach the top of the Reference Clock Worldwide Overall Ranking for X99 motherboards with a score of 182.49 MHz.
“After this Secret OC, I am confident the X99-SOC Champion will be a success. Even though it was hard work and we had a lot to accomplish, everyone had tremendous fun testing firsthand the new X99-SOC Champion,” says HiCookie. “These secret overclocking sessions are very important as they allow us to prove the quality and the performance of our new products, and also allows us to fine tune them before their launch. Considering the amount of World Records, Global 1st , and Hardware 1st we achieved, everyone should get ready to see a lot more of the X99-SOC Champion!”
More information about the specifications and look of the X99-SOC Champion will be revealed at CES in January. For more details about GIGABYTE X99 motherboards, visit: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/main.aspx?s=42