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ASRock Z77 Extreme9 Hits the Best 3DMark11 Score on Ivy Bridge Platform!

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PRESS RELEASE

The Winner Announcement of ASRock Z77 OC Competition 

TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 17, 2012 -The leading motherboard brand ASRock today announced the winner list of Z77 Global Overclocking Competition with Futuremark®, sponsored by ADATA, Cooler Master, Galaxy, and Intel. The final champions of 3DMark 11 events went to Chaos and X-power while John Lam and rybamcz won the title of 3DMark Vantage event final champion.

The contest generated two top scores entering the 3DMark 11 Performance-Preset Hall of Fame and the scores of P28421 created by Chaos (Poland) has been listed as the highest 3Dmark 11 score on the latest Intel Ivy Bridge platform.     

The two final champions of 3DMark 11 events, Chaos (Poland) and X-power (China), created top scores of P28421 and P28302 respectively with ASRock Z77 Extreme9 motherboard and Intel Core i7-3770K CPU. Featuring ASRock unique XFast 555 Technology (XFast RAM, XFast LAN and XFast USB), ASRock Z77 Extreme9 supports for 4-Way SLI/CrossFireX by PLX PEX 8747 Bridge and provides desirable configurations essential to build up an unbeatable rig!

On the other hand, John Lam (HK) and rybamcz (Poland) topped 3DMark Vantage event with the scores of P52103 and P51282 respectively. Both John Lam and rybamcz hit the top score with ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional.

3DMark 11 Category

Name

Country

Score

Motherboard

Overall winner:

Chaos

Poland

P28421

ASRock Z77 Extreme9

Overall winner:

X-Power

China

P28302

ASRock Z77 Extreme9

Week 1:

SASmedic

Japan

P21576

ASRock Z77 Extreme9

Week 2:

tt028

Japan

P22512

ASRock Z77 Extreme9

Week 3:

orangenvidia

China

P27148

ASRock Z77 Extreme9

Week 4:

ExtremePlayer

China

P25219

ASRock Z77 Extreme9

3DMark Vantage Category

Name

Country

Score

Motherboard

Overall winner:

John Lam

Hong Kong

P52103

ASRock Z77 Professional

Overall winner:

rybamcz

Poland

P51282

ASRock Z77 Professional

Week 1:

Billy-The-Kid

Portugal

P47768

ASRock Z77 Extreme6

Week 2:

rsannino

Italy

P49884

ASRock Z77 Extreme6

Week 3:

cische

Italy

P48114

ASRock Z77 Extreme9

Week 4:

coccus80

Italy

P48721

ASRock Z77 Extreme6

Besides the winner result, specific participant used ASRock Z77E-ITX and created a stunning 3DMark Vantage score of P42228, which is the highest record created with ITX motherboard up to date. It is evident that ASRock motherboards have great overclocking capability regardless of the form factors.

For the complete result of ASRock Z77 OC Competition, please visit:

http://community.futuremark.com/forum/showthread.php?166356-ASRock-Z77-Overclocking-Competition/page2

Futuremark 3DMark 11 Performance-Preset Hall of Fame: 

http://www.3dmark.com/hall-of-fame/3dmark-11-top-performance-preset/

Best 3Dmark Vantage Score by ITX Motherboard (ASRock Z77E-ITX):

http://3dmark.com/3dmv/4175212

Side Note:   

Due to the technical issues happened on Futuremark platform during the contest,  ASRock and Futuremark decided to award two best contestants in each category to assure the fairness of the competition.   

Original Statement from Futuremark

Due to the technical issues in communicating the exact contest deadline on Futuremark website, the contest jury decided to extend the competition by 24 hours to allow all overclockers a fair chance of sending in their best scores. In addition, ASRock awarded Grand Prizes to the two best contestants in each category. Two further winners will receive additional prizes from ASRock to reward their skill and commitment to getting the most out of their components."

About ASRock

Established in 2002, ASRock Inc. is now the world's third largest motherboard brand with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in Europe and the USA. Driven by its passion for innovation, the young and vibrant company has achieved many world firsts with its motherboard designs. With its 3C design concept, "Creativity, Consideration, Cost-effectiveness", ASRock has earned a reputation for quality and reliability in the entry and mainstream segments. ASRock is committed to environmentally friendly manufacturing methods. For further information, please visit http://www.asrock.com.

ABOUT 3DMARK®

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 for free from http://www.3dmark.com.

ABOUT FUTUREMARK®

Futuremark® creates the world's most popular benchmarks and PC performance tests. Futuremark's free 3DMark®, PCMark® and PeacekeeperTM tests have helped millions of people measure and improve their PCs' performance for games, media, applications and the web. Futuremark has offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. http://www.futuremark.com.