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2012 ASRock Global OC Competition Powered by SPARKLE

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With Total Prize Up To USD13,000!

Sparkle, the world's leading graphics card manufacturer announced today to sponsor 2012 Global OC Competition with Futuremark, the world's top performance benchmarking software. The contest starts from January 16, runs until February 12, and is open to all overclockers with ASRock brand motherboards and Intel Sandy Bridge and Sandy Bridge-E CPUs. The total prize is worth up to 13,000 dollars and the final champion of Sandy Bridge-E event will be awarded with top prize of 3,000 dollars value. The grand prize makes it one of the largest online OC tournaments in recent years and it is expected to arouse an agitation among global overclockers. 

ASRock collaborated with Futuremark and organized the Global OC Competition by involving several leading brands in the PC component industry such as Intel, Kingston, Cooler Master, Sparkle and ROCCAT. ASRock aims to pull more overclockers to experience the extreme performance of ASRock X79 series through the Global OC Competition.

The contest includes two events: 

1) The highest Scores

Sandy Bridge-E and Sandy Bridge platform. The scores will be reviewed on a weekly basis and the weekly winner will be awarded with the prize worth USD650 and USD1, 000 dollars respectively. The participant who submits the highest score within these four weeks will be the final champion for each group respectively. The Sandy Bridge-E final champion will be awarded with the prize worth USD3, 000 dollars while the Sandy Bridge final champion won the prize worth USD2,000 dollars. 

2) The Precise Score

To encourage more amateur overclockers attend the event and have fun in overclocking, ASRock will hold affiliated OC campaign on ASRock Facebook page as well. The participants are required to post the screenshot and the hyperlink of their 3D Mark11 scores which ended 79 or 68 in last two digits. The entry which earns the most "Likes" from other Facebook users will be awarded with prize worth USD500 dollars. For more details about ASRock Global OC Competition, please visit http://www.asrock.com/microsite/oc/  http://www.3dmark.com/competitions/ASRock-King/

About Sparkle Computer

Sparkle Computer was established in 1982 and has been a market leader in the graphics card industry for nearly 20 years. From its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, Sparkle develops, markets and manufactures graphic cards and other related accessories using technological advancements and innovation. Sparkle is acknowledged as a global leader thanks to our complete brand strategy, strong ambition and world-class competitive edge. Sparkle markets products worldwide in over 80 countries and 5 continents. With highly flexible mobility throughout the world we are able to provide services across the globe. Although the headquarters of Sparkle is located in Taiwan, we have strong sales and marketing centres based in other key territories fostering international cooperation, bringing us closer to the global market. Sparkle official website: www.sparkle.com.tw 

About ASRock

ASRock Inc. is established in 2002, specialized in the field of motherboards. ASRock strives to build up its own brand. With the 3C design concept, "Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness", the company explores the limit of motherboards manufacturing while paying attention on the eco issue at the same time, developing products with the consideration of eco-friendly concept. 

ASRock has been growing fast and become world third largest motherboard brand with headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. The young and vibrant company targets at entry to mainstream segment MB business, owning reputation around the world market with its reliability and proficiency. Further information, please visit http://www.asrock.com/.


3DMark® is the world's most popular benchmark and PC test. 3DMark uses specifically designed tests featuring high-end real-time graphics to accurately and consistently measure PC gaming performance. Futuremark currently offers 3DMark06 for Windows XP, 3DMark Vantage for Windows Vista, and 3DMark 11 for Windows 7. New versions of 3DMark for Windows 8 and for Android are currently in development and are expected to be released in 2012. Find out more and download 3DMark 11 Basic Edition for free from http://www.3dmark.com.