For those who don’t already know, Computex is more than just an expo. There are a number of events held at Computex during and after the Expo including several overclocking events. This gives manufacturers a chance to show off their latest and greatest. This year it gave GIGABYTE a chance to put everyone in their place thanks to the Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2.

The FORCE LN2, as the name suggests, is specifically design for LN2 overclocking in mind. Every feature and design trait of the board was built for events like these and the FORCE LN2 wasted no time walking all over several records including the highest DDR3 memory frequency record at 4.56 GHz. Memory clock speed! While the crowning achievement, the Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 set 6 new world benchmark records and placed two out of three top spots in other competitions.

If you are serious about getting into LN2 overclocking, then I guess you know what motherboard you need to start with as the base of your future record-breaking system. If you need more convincing, then just take a look at the list of wins below. Hard to argue with proof that the only competition for the FORCE LN2 often was itself.

You can also see the board featured in our interview with GIGABYTE at COMPUTEX 2014.

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GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 Dominates at Computex 2014 Overclocking Events

Shatters Multiple Previous World Records and Sets World’s Highest DDR3 Memory Frequency Record at 4.56GHz (Previous set as 4.4GHz)

June 16th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards launched last week at their press conference the new extreme overclocking Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboard. Engineered specifically for the most hardcore overclocker needs, the SOC-FORCE LN2 motherboard has already established itself as the clear Z97 overclocking leader at this year’s Computex OC competitions.

“One of the greatest parts of working for GIGABYTE as an overclocker is the ability to come out with what at first seems like crazy idea, have our skilled engineers be able to build it, and have the backing of our management to allow the concept to go into production for sale,” commented Hi Cookie, Chief Overclocking Evangelist, GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “The Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 is a true testament to this forward-thing philosophy, and I can’t wait for other overclockers around the world be able to use this motherboard to break even more world records.”


Featuring the latest Intel® 9 Series Chipset and supporting 4th and 5th generation Core™ CPUs, the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 was specially engineered with 2 memory DIMM slots located closer to the CPU with no fan mounting holes in order to deliver the world’s fastest DDR3 memory performance. Introduced to the world at GIGABYTE’s press conference on Monday, June 2nd 2014, the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2, under the skillful hands of GIGABYTE OC evangelists HiCookie, Sofos1990 and Dino22, managed to set the world’s highest frequency memory overclock live at the event at 4.5GHz using Kingston HyperX Predator memory (XMP 2933MHz), demolishing the almost year old record of 4.4GHz. Later in the week at the Kingston OC Takeover World Finals, team GIGABYTE was able to set an even higher record frequency of 4.56GHz.

But that was not it for the new comer to the GIGABYTE overclocking lineup. Throughout the week of Computex, several overclocking events and competitions were hosted by various companies including Intel, Kingston and G.SKILL, becoming the perfect proving grounds for the Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 to go head-to-head with its rivals. Saying that the Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 became the headline attraction at Computex is not an understatement; here is a recap of all achievements accomplished by the 9 Series overclocking series motherboards during Computex.

Z97X-SOC FORCE & Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 Computex 2014 Records

Event: GIGABYTE VIP Suite, Taipei 101

Date: June 3rd until June 6th, 2014

Achievements on Z97X-SOC FORCE:

  • Set new Aquamark3 Single GPU World Record
  • Set new Aquamark3 Dual GPU World Record

Event: GIGABYTE Press Conference

Date: June 2nd, 2014

Achievement on Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2:

  • Set new memory frequency World Record at 4.56 GHz

Event: Intel’s Unleash the Beast Competition

Date: June 3rd, 2014

Achievement on Z97X-SOC Force LN2:

  • Won 3 out of the 6 stage competition

Event: G.SKILL OC World Cup 2014 Finals

Date: June 3rd until June 6th, 2014

Achievements on Z97X-SOC FORCE:

  • Set new 3DMark05 2x GPUs World Record
  • Set new Aquamark3 Single GPU World Record (At the time of the competition)
  • Set new 3DMARK2001 SE World Record

Event: Kingston HYPERX OC Takeover World Finals

Date: June 5th, 2014

Achievements on Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2:

  • 1st and 2nd place at the Memory Clock stage (Team GIGABYTE / Team AU)
  • 1st and 2nd place at the Intel XTU stage (Team GIGABYTE / Team AU)
  • 2nd and 3rd place at the SuperPI 32M stage (Team AU / Team GIGABYTE)
  • Set new memory frequency World Record at 4.56GHz (Team GIGABYTE)

Event: HWBot Anniversary OC Gathering

Date: June 7th until June 9th, 2014

Achievement on Z97X-SOC FORCE:

  • Set new Unigine Heaven – Single GPU World Record (At the time of the competition)

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