ASUS are doing a great job of spreading the word of overclocking in India of late. One great example of this is the ASUS Overclocking Tour India, a series of events running throughout the year at various locations in India. Following up on the first stop of the Tour which was held in Kolkata back in February of this year, the second leg of the tour took place in Bangalore, the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state and one of the country’s most important technology industry hubs.
The ASUS Overclocking Tour follows a structure involving three distinct elements; Overclocking Workshops, Overclocking Contests (with prizes) accompanied also by an ASUS product showcase where attendees can get hands on with the latest PC components, devices and gadgets from the company. In Bangalore ASUS showed off its latest GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 STRIX graphics cards, the ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard, a hand full of gaming peripherals, an ASUS P3B Ultra-Portable Projector and some ASUS branded displays.
As well as workshops where total newcomers can learn the basic principles of Overclocking., the event attracted a large number of attendees that included a broad range of interests and back grounds as well as just overclocking. PC enthusiasts, gamers and modders were treated to a showcase of both ambient and extreme overclocking, with India’s No 1 overclocker Toolius in attendance to give presentations and live demonstrations, while also giving valuable advice to the more seasoned enthusiasts in competitive action.
The main event was doubtlessly the Extreme overclocking contest where enthusiasts in attendance were provided with ample supplies of LN2 and given the chance to get down to some serious benchmarking. ASUS provided prizes worth 35,000 INR ($500+ USD) for the winners. In third place Sid Shetty won an ASUS Gladius mouse, while runner up VivekRajamani won an ASUS B150 Pro Gaming motherboard. A very happy Mr Gaurav Bhardwaj took first place in the competition, winning an ASUS Maximus VIII Hero motherboard.
“We are delighted with our unique initiative and Kolkata gave us the impetus and confidence to go on further in this OC Tour. Bangalore has been the city with a diverse audience of Hardcore PC gamers and enthusiasts. I’m happy we have introduced them to the concepts of overclocking and piqued the interest of these talented minds. We may see a new wave of talent pool for the overclocking community coming from Bangalore the next time. ” – said Mr. Shetty, Regional Director, ASUS India, Component Business.