City of Industry, CA, August 29, 2008 – GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to today announce the first annual GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship (GO OC) – to be held in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday, September 25th, 2008.

The GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship promises to be the industry’s largest global overclocking competition in history with overclockers from 23 countries including Australia, China, France Germany, Greece, HK, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Middle East, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA and Vietnam battling for first place at the 3F Ballroom of the prestigious Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to the contestants, GIGABYTE has also invited worldwide media here to Taipei to witness first hand history in the making.

GIGABYTE regional OC competitions are now in full swing worldwide to decide who has the overclocking skills to qualify as contestants for the GO OC. This is the first time that GIGABYTE has gathered so many of the world’s elite overclockers in one venue to showcase their unique overclocking capabilities and fight for the title of worldwide champion, so the competition will be fierce.

“GIGABYTE is a proud supporter of the overclocking community and we look forward to hosting the GO OC which will bring together overclockers from around the world,” commented Johnson Lin, CEO of GIGABYTE UNITED, INC. “GIGABYTE is devoted to designing high-end performance products that meet the special demands of the enthusiast power user. Hopefully they will all have a good time here in Taiwan and we look forward to seeing them smash several world records.”

There will be two competition events during the GO OC event, one is “Battle for the Best P45 OC”, and the other is “Free Style Contest”. The winner will not only gain the title of worldwide overclocking champion, but will also receive more than US$ 5,000 value prize including a cash reward and products provided by GO OC venders. As top overclockers know, first class hardware is the key to achieving a successful record-breaking overclock. That is why GIGABYTE is proud to have industry-leading hardware vendors to sponsor this year’s GO OC including Intel, ATI, Corsair and Western Digital.