• Four week entry period from October 10, 11am GMT to November 7, 11am GMT
  • Contest weeks change every Monday, 11am GMT
  • The contest is open to all hardware brands, but all components used must be commercially available.
  • No limit to number of individual submissions, contestants can enter as many results as they wish.
  • The contest has two segments:
    1. Highest overall 3DMark11 score using the performance preset
    2. Weekly lucky draw for “AMD 990 and A75″ Precision Score Challenge, 3DMark score ending in the numbers of “99 or 75″ (for example, P28499, E13899 or X1875. All supported 3DMark benchmarks and presets are OK)
  • Prizes are awarded weekly to the highest validated 3DMark 11 score and AMD 990 and A75 lucky draw.
  • Benchmarks considered for the weekly lucky draw are 3DMark 11,3DMark Vantage, 3DMark06, 3DMark05 and 3DMark03.
  • To be eligible to win prizes the benchmark result must be connected to a 3DMark.com account, so login or register to 3DMark.com to ensure you can win prizes.
  • The benchmark result entries must be public to be eligible for the contest.
  • Exception: for free Basic-edition users, results that get automatically deleted when the user submits new benchmark results will still continue to be valid for the "AMD 990 and 75" Lucky Draw.
  • Futuremark approved drivers are required for the highest score segment
  • Each contestant can only win one weekly prize
  • Futuremark reserves the right to reject any entry
  • There’s no warranty for the prizes
"Glory of Extreme Power: ECS Black Series"
 
 

ECS presents brand-new Black Series Badge for ECS Black Extreme and Black Deluxe motherboards.

The royal and noble gold and silver badges etched with premiere laurel wreath are the symbol of
diadem of ECS high-end motherboards. The royal ECS Black Extreme and Black Deluxe badges stand for outstanding performance with the glory of the best material. The badges also represent the quality and stability based on all solid capacitors design and best component such as 15u Gold contact. Moreover, ECS Black Extreme and Deluxe Series motherboards adopt the latest technology of current era; For example, PCIe Gen 3 for
Intel next coming generation chipset, QoolTech IV for ECS A990FXM-A.

ECS Black Extreme & Deluxe Badges are ECS official certificate of higher performance, quality and
stability for your motherboard.

 

General

You acknowledge and agree that the participation to the ECS Overclock Shootout (hereinafter “Competition”) is subject to the terms and conditions described herein. By submitting your entry to the Competition, you hereby express your consent and agree to be bound by these Rules. Futuremark reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it has reasonable grounds to believe the participant has breached any of these Rules.

Competition is organized by Futuremark and all Rules, jury and winner nomination remain at the sole discretion of Futuremark. Futuremark reserves the right not to award any Competition entry when appropriate. Futuremark also reserves the right to change or amend the Rules, to postpone the Competition, to interrupt it or to cancel the Competition at any time without prior notice and without any compensation to any participant. Any changes will be posted on pages at www.Futuremark.com.

By entering the Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. You hereby agree that the information submitted by you may be used for further marketing purposes of Futuremark or any of it’s partners, subject to Futuremark privacy policy.

In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the competition, the decision of Futuremark shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into. The Competition and these Rules will be governed by Finnish law.

Your Motherboard, GPU and CPU must be readily available as boxed items at retail. Prototypes and special models never released for sale are not allowed in the interests of fairness and healthy competition.

Qualifications

If you are minor under the age of 18, you must first obtain the consent of your parent or legal guardian before entering the Competition. Futuremark assumes that by entering the Competition (and you warrant that) either you have legal capacity to enter the Competition and agree to the Rules (i.e. that you are of sufficient age and mental capacity and are entitled to be legally bound in contract) or your parents or legal guardian have consented to your entry of the Competition and you to be bound by these Rules.

Persons employed by or in a similar relation to Futuremark Corporation, their subsidiaries or to companies participating on the preparation and organization of the whole Competition as well as members of their families, are nonetheless excluded from participation.

No purchase is required.

Entries

Each participant may submit as many entries (“Benchmark Results”) to the Competition.

Competition entries must conform to the Competition instructions. Futuremark shall evaluate only such entries that fulfill all criteria described by Futuremark. No inaccuracies in form or format can be accepted and will not be tolerated.

By participating in the Competition you hereby warrant, that you have created the entry by yourself and that it was not for payment or in any other way put at the disposal of a third person, to which your rights have been granted or transferred. You hereby warrant and are liable to ensure that the entry will not infringe any copyright, trade secret, other proprietary right or privacy of any third party and will not contain anything which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening. Any unauthorized use of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited and will lead to disqualification of such participant without notice. Futuremark shall not be responsible of any infringements of any intellectual property rights.

By submitting an entry to the Competition you hereby agree to transfer and assign to Futuremark all copyrights and other rights regarding the competition entry without any further compensation or fees. All possible content and substance of the entry submitted by you will become the sole property of Futuremark and may be used by Futuremark or any other party without any link to the participant.

You hereby agree that Futuremark may publish, at their sole discretion, any entry submitted to the Competition on web sites and other presentation materials of Futuremark or it’s partner network.

Prizes

Futuremark will choose winners at its sole discretion. Winners of the Competition will be notified by e-mail. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable or failure to reply as specified in the notification within the time stated therein may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

The winners’ list will be accessible on Futuremark website at www.Futuremark.com latest from November 13th, 2011 through January 1st, 2012 and may contain the name, surname, town and state of the winner.

The prizes of the Competition are “as shipped” and non-transferable. There is no cash alternative and the prizes cannot be enforced by any legal means. Futuremark reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value at any time.

Futuremark are not responsible for defects of the prizes. Winners will apply their claims following from responsibility for faults of the prizes directly to entities given in warranty conditions.

All taxes, insurances, transfers, out-of-pocket expenses and other expenses as the case may be, unless specifically stated, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. However, within the European Union, USA and Canada, shipping costs, excluding possible import/export duties and taxes imposed to the receiver of the prize, are covered by Futuremark.

Liability

Futuremark shall not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by you or any other participant entering the Competition or as a result of accepting any prize. Futuremark are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telecommunications network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the competition. However, nothing shall exclude Futuremark’s liability for death or personal injury as a result of its negligence.