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    News - Two world records smashed at Gigabyte Retro OC Contest

    Winners break olde 3DMark world records utilising a Gigabyte Z87X-OC motherboard.
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    Re: News - Two world records smashed at Gigabyte Retro OC Contest

    $500 top prize, very generous of gigabyte that.

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    Re: News - Two world records smashed at Gigabyte Retro OC Contest

    It annoys me to see girls in these kinds of events. They are just there for the eye candy!

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    Re: News - Two world records smashed at Gigabyte Retro OC Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    It annoys me to see girls in these kinds of events. They are just there for the eye candy!
    So girls aren't allowed to be hardware enthusiasts too? A lot of the time there are girls there, normally representing companies, who are just there for the eye candy. However, I have seen a fair few at events that are there competing.

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    Re: News - Two world records smashed at Gigabyte Retro OC Contest

    the winner gets no pic, but the 2nd place chick gets hers. Hmmm puzzling. Why on earth would they do that. And who's the poor guy in the background all alone?

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    Re: News - Two world records smashed at Gigabyte Retro OC Contest

    Oh dear... The over-PC brigade is out in force, I see.

    8 Pack was the winner, yes, but using 3 water-cooled 7970s. So, basically, be brought a pre-assembled setup that basically sat there doing very little, and looked different, but not especially flashy. Second-placed Vivi busted out the liquid nitrogen - something that us PC enthusiasts get a little giddy over. She's not just clicking "Increase clocks 5%" followed by "Run 3DMark", over and over again. This is as close to a real action shot of the competition as you're likely to get without a motherboard exploding.

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    Re: News - Two world records smashed at Gigabyte Retro OC Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by MaverickWill View Post
    Oh dear... The over-PC brigade is out in force, I see.

    8 Pack was the winner, yes, but using 3 water-cooled 7970s. So, basically, be brought a pre-assembled setup that basically sat there doing very little, and looked different, but not especially flashy. Second-placed Vivi busted out the liquid nitrogen - something that us PC enthusiasts get a little giddy over. She's not just clicking "Increase clocks 5%" followed by "Run 3DMark", over and over again. This is as close to a real action shot of the competition as you're likely to get without a motherboard exploding.
    Well I reckon it's cos she's a girl, and one who looks vaguely normal and not too bad looking. It's nothing to with being PC. It's about advertising. Why do you think gigabyte et al plaster their ads with women models? Look at the chap next to her. If it was just him I bet they wouldn't have shown it.

    And to be frank, if I were the winner I'd be hacked off at not getting my pic up there somewhere!

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    Re: News - Two world records smashed at Gigabyte Retro OC Contest

    Vivi is the guy btw

    It's possible the girl is his gf, as I think they've done stuff in the past together, but I don't know in this instance.

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    Re: News - Two world records smashed at Gigabyte Retro OC Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    It annoys me to see girls in these kinds of events. They are just there for the eye candy!

    When I get my time machine working I shall send you back to the 1940s as you'll be right at home there;-)

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    Re: News - Two world records smashed at Gigabyte Retro OC Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by eatonm62 View Post
    When I get my time machine working I shall send you back to the 1940s as you'll be right at home there;-)
    What I mean is , companies use girls in these events to provide eye candy. If they knew anything about hardware, that would be great! If I wanted to look at pretty girls, I would go to a club. There's a time and place for everything.
    You also have lot of girls being used to give game reviews , when they haven't even played the game and they just read from a script.

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    Re: News - Two world records smashed at Gigabyte Retro OC Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm View Post
    Vivi is the guy btw

    It's possible the girl is his gf, as I think they've done stuff in the past together, but I don't know in this instance.
    Not according to the article.
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    Second placed overall contestant Vivi, from South Africa, achieved her 56,429 points 3DMark06 score using a liquid nitrogen-cooled GeForce GTX 780 Ti running at 1,570/1,925MHz.
    And have you noticed her hand in that photo? Her fingers look diproportionate like some gollum-esque face-hugger digits. Weird trick of the light or human gigantic hands?

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