July 29, 2014

HyperX OC Takeover Far East Qualifiers Ready to Kick off

Hsinchu, Taiwan – July 29, 2014 – HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Far East Qualifiers of HyperX OC Takeover (HOT), the extreme overclocking competition, is ready to kick off in August. Three best overclockers from Far East will win tickets to the World Finals with an all-expense paid trip to CES in Las Vegas, and compete for the $15,000 prize pool.

The qualifiers will last for a month and will be divided into 3 benchmarks, including MaxxMem Read Bandwidth, SuperPi 32M, and Intel XTU. Any member1 of HWBOT can join the competition simply by summiting your scores online. Mid-contest benchmark leaders in each category will be announced at the end of week 2 and each of them will win a product bundle2.  The final result and the top 3 finalists will be announced onSeptember 5 (GMT -7) on HyperX official website and HWBOT website.

In addition to the competition, two lucky winners will be selected at the end of week 1 and week 3 (one winner at each week), and each winner will win the product bundlealso.

Following the Far East qualifier, there would be European Qualifier in September and North American Qualifier in October. Total of Ten finalists around the world will ultimately compete in the HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) World Finals to be held during International CES 2015. Full details can be found on here.

HyperX has long devoted to the overclocking communities and achieved the memory overclocking world record back in June. GIGABYTE overclockers “HiCookie” and “Sofos1990” achieved the world’s fastest memory frequency of 4620MHz by using one 4GB HyperX Predator 2933MHz DDR3 module (not yet available) on GIGABYTE’s Z97-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboard. The true, live frequency was accurately read via oscilloscope, monitored by an official HWBOT representative, and then submitted on Overclockers who want to see the world record can view the entire process on video here and here.

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and headsets. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 20 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including China JoyPAXDavao Cyber Expo, and TGS & Big Fest

For more information visit the HyperX home page.

HyperX OC Takeover Far East Qualifiers Schedule: (all times are GMT-7)
  • Week 1: August 1, 2014 11:00 AM to August 8, 2014 10:59 AM
  • Week 2: August 8, 2014 11:00 AM to August 15, 2014 10:59 AM
  • Week 3: August 15, 2014 11:00 AM to August 22, 2014 10:59 AM
  • Week 4: August 22, 2014 11:00 AM to August 29, 2014 10:59 AM
1 Employees (either full-time or part-time) of any motherboard, memory or processor manufacturers are not eligible for the contest.
2 Prize bundle includes HyperX Predator DDR3-2800 8GB Kit of 2, HyperX 3K SSD 240GB, GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE, and GELID GC-EXTREME 10G.