Futuremark announced today the return of its annual Lords of Overclocking competition for PC users everywhere. According to the press release, this year’s event will be the largest of its type and will see overclocking pros, enthusiasts and hobbyists from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas use 3DMark 11 and MSI brand graphics cards to compete for the title of “Lord of Overclocking” for their region.
Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark CEO said:
“We are excited to once again bring the world’s most talented overclockers together for our annual Lords of Overclocking competition. With great prizes on offer from some of the most recognized names in PC performance it promises to be a closely fought contest.”
Jason Lee, Marketing Director at MSI added:
“This is the third year MSI has partnered with Futuremark to promote Lords of Overclocking as the premier online qualifying event for MOA. Lords of Overclocking gives enthusiasts and overclockers around the world an opportunity to experience the performance, stability and quality of the military grade hardware in MSI mainboards and graphics cards in an exciting competitive setting.”
Contestants will be competing to achieve the highest score with 3DMark 11, the latest version of the world’s most popular benchmark for testing PC gaming hardware.
The top contestants from each region will win a grand prize trip for two with travel and hotel included to compete in the MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) 2011 grand final in Taipei. The complete prize pool includes the latest and most desirable graphics cards, motherboards, cases, memory, coolers and power supplies from competition sponsors MSI, Huntkey, Kingston and Enermax.
The Lords of Overclocking contest will run for four weeks from July 4 to August 1 and those interested in participating can visit the Lords of Overclocking 2011 website for further details.
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