We normally do not condone animal fighting, but we are going to make an exception this time, because the animal is Catzilla and not real. What is real is GIGABYTE giving away $1000 in cash ($500 for winners in each category), so it’s time to get over to HWBOT.ORG if you are not already a member.

Open to all members of HWBOT.ORG, the competition gets you to enter your best scores on the new Catzilla 720p custom skinned benchmarking software. There are a few rules to keep in mind though. First it has to be on a GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboard. Second, you have to include the Catzilla wallpaper on your desktop score confirmation submissions. Third, you have to include a picture of the system used. There will be two groups for air/water and LN2 cooling.

It’s time for all of the GIGABYTE fans to show what they can really do. So top off those liquid cooling systems, turn the AC as low as you can, and push your system to the edge. $500 may not seem like much until you remember Steam Summer Sales and all those new goodies coming out after Computex 2014. More details and exact rules below.

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Suit Up for the Cat Fight to Win $1000 in Cash Prize and Motherboards

June 23rd, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its latest overclocking contest hosted on, the GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC Contest. The main focus will be centered on the latest GIGABYTE 9 series motherboards with two stages running the CATZILLA benchmark on air/water cooling and LN2 cooling. A $500 cash prize and a GIGABYTE motherboard will be offered to the winner of each stages. An additional raffle will take place on each Friday for the opportunity to win a GIGABYTE T-Shirt.

To celebrate its new custom-made skin on the Catzilla 720P benchmark, GIGABYTE is inviting the overclocking community to participate in GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC Contest. Open to all HWBOT members from June 23rd 2014 until July 21st 2014, GIGABYTE invites all Overclockers to suit up for one epic cat fight and take on the following stages using any hardware platform on a 9 Series GIGABYTE motherboard.

To download the Catzilla benchmark with GIGABYTE skin, follow this link:

Note: Please register to unlock the 720P benchmark for free.

To download the contest wallpaper, go here:

Contest Stages

Stage 1: Catzilla – 720p – 1x GPU using Air/Water cooling

Stage 2: Catzilla – 720p – 1x GPU using LN2 cooling

Contest Rules

All submissions must use a GIGABYTE 9 series motherboard. All screenshot submissions must include the competition wallpaper. All submissions must include a picture of the rig used, including competition background. Usual HWBOT submission and verification rules apply. For Air/Water cooling stage, a minimum CPU/GPU temperature of 30⁰C must be displayed.

Contest Prizes

  • Air/Water cooling stage: Winner gets $500 in cash and a GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H
  • LN2 cooling stage: Winner gets $500 in cash and a GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2
  • Lucky draw (To be held on June 27th, July 4th, July 11th and July 18th): Winner gets a GIGABYTE T-Shirt

The GIGABYTE CATZILLA OC contest will run for one month, from June 23rd 2014 until July 21st 2014 midnight GMT/UTC (8AM 22/07 GMT+8).

For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page hosted on

Make sure not to miss Catzilla’s summer sale. You have until July 1st to enjoy a 50% discount on their Catzilla Advanced benchmark.


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