Intel has given the top system builders one of their most extreme processors, one of the fastest drives on the market, and a challenge: Build the most powerful gaming rig imaginable. And once again,the public will decide the champion.
Follow along as we post build videos showing you our progress across the contest’s three stages:
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Vote once a day to increase your odds, then catch the awards live stream in June to see if you’re a winner!
If you can’t wait, you can also try customizing your own Intel Extreme Rig here and build the system of your dreams no matter how extreme it is.
For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit intel.com/benchmarks.
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1. Compared to 3-year-old desktop PC. As measured by SYSmark* 2014 on 7th generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700K processor (Configuration details: Intel® Core™ i7-7700K processor, PL1=91W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.5GHz, Motherboard: ASUS* Z270, Graphics: NVIDIA* GTX 1080, Memory: 2x4GB LPDDR4-2400, Storage: Intel® SSD, OS: Windows* 10 Build 16K07) versus 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700 processor (Configuration details: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K processor, PL1=84W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.9GHz, Motherboard: H97, Graphics: NVIDIA* GTX 1080, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3-1600, Storage: Intel® SSD, OS: Windows* 10 Build 1607).
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