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  • Gigabyte Big XTU Challenge and Smart Watches


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren Mccain
    Time: 43:12

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    Originally recorded March 2015

    Show Notes

    Gigabyte Z97-X99 Big XTU Challenge
    An exciting new overclocking competition started this month on HWBOT called the Gigabyte Z97-X99 Big XTU Challenge.  This competition is a little different from the normal “fastest person wins” format in that you are given three days to match a target score.  However, instead of knowing what the target is you are given a range and instructed to submit a score within the range in hopes of matching it.  The actual target is announced at the end of the stage.  The interesting thing is you can be guaranteed a stage point if you submit a score for the entire range which can be 40 or more points!

    Of course the best part of these competitions is the prizes and if you are round winner you’ll get a $1,000 USD cash prize or you could be a lucky draw winner of a new Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion motherboard.   If that wasn’t enough there is also a grand prize of a paid trip to Computex 2015!

    Related Links
    Overclocking Competition Styles
    Gigabyte Z97-X99 Big XTU Challenge
    HyperX Predator DDR4 3000Mhz Memory Review
    Gigabyte X99 SOC Force Motherboard Review

    LG G Watch R Android Smart Watch
    To help celebrate Episode 50 of the Hardware Asylum (Ninjalane) Podcast Darren thought it would be fun to align this segment with some current events, namely Smart Watches.

    Currently Darren is the happy owner of the LG G Watch R Android smart watch and is more than excited about the device.  In fact it does just about everything except for making calls. 

    Sorry Dick Tracy fans, maybe next time.

    Related Links
    LG G Watch R
    Pebble Kickstarter

    Episode 50 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)