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July 30, 2014

HyperX OC Ready to Kick off

HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Far East Qualifiers of HyperX OC Takeover (HOT), the extreme overclocking competition, is ready to kick off in August. Three best overclockers from Far East will win tickets to the World Finals with an all-expense paid trip to CES in Las Vegas, and compete for the $15,000 prize pool.

Details

The qualifiers will last for a month and will be divided into 3 benchmarks, including MaxxMem Read Bandwidth, SuperPi 32M, and Intel XTU. Any member1 of HWBOT can join the competition simply by summiting your scores online. Mid-contest benchmark leaders in each category will be announced at the end of week 2 and each of them will win a product bundle2.  The final result and the top 3 finalists will be announced on September 5 (GMT -7) on HyperX official website and HWBOT website.

In addition to the competition, two lucky winners will be selected at the end of week 1 and week 3 (one winner at each week), and each winner will win the product bundle2 also.

Following the Far East qualifier, there would be European Qualifier in September and North American Qualifier in October. Total of Ten finalists around the world will ultimately compete in the HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) World Finals to be held during International CES 2015. Full details can be found on here.

HyperX has long devoted to the overclocking communities and achieved the memory overclocking world record back in June. GIGABYTE overclockers “HiCookie” and “Sofos1990” achieved the world’s fastest memory frequency of 4620MHz by using one 4GB HyperX Predator 2933MHz DDR3 module (not yet available) on GIGABYTE’s Z97-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboard. The true, live frequency was accurately read via oscilloscope, monitored by an official HWBOT representative, and then submitted on HWBOT.org. Overclockers who want to see the world record can view the entire process on video here and here.

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