Ok, folks, here's stage two of our rolling Radeon giveaway. AMD has provided some loot for us to hand out to several lucky readers, including Radeon graphics cards and the associated games from the Never Settle bundle.
Now on the clock: a pair of Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition cards from Gigabyte with swanky triple-fan coolers.
These cards have 2GB of memory, and the GPU clock runs at 1100MHz, 10% above stock speeds. You can check out our review of the Radeon HD 7870 for more info, but if you're unfamiliar, these are seriously powerful graphics cards that should run the vast majority of today's games fluidly at 1920x1080 resolution. The winner will receive both cards, so they can be teamed up via CrossFire for even higher performance.
Whoever wins these cards will also get the same games he would if he had purchased them at a participating reseller:
I believe the cards and games together are worth just over $600.
To enter the giveaway:
But the last few parts are totally optional and only meant to enrich your life in small ways.
Because lawyers still roam the earth, doing as they will, we do have a few requirements for entry, which are spelled out below.
Rules and regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec) only.
Only one entry allowed per person, household, or e-mail address. Multiple entries per person, household or address are not permitted. Please don't try to game the system by entering your girlfriend, wife, kids or pets. We'll probably disqualify you if you do.
We will be accepting giveaway entries between the time this post goes up and December 4, 2012 at noon CST. We'll then choose our winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site and will also be notified via e-mail. The winner must claim his prize by the end of the day on December 7, or he will forfeit his prize and we will draw a new winner.
You must include your full name and a physical shipping address with your entry. Only the winner's name will be announced on the site. We will not share the address or other personal information with our sponsors or anyone else. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. TR reserves the right to disqualify entries that appear to be attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.
The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.
We will accept entries only from residents of the United States and Canada (Quebec excepted). No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. Neither TR nor AMD is responsible for any taxes on the prize, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prize with other products, or health issues such as repetitive strain injury, eye strain, or chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prize. We may answer questions and offer clarifications of the rules in this comments thread.
Questions and entry form
The contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated.
|1. Hdfisise - $600||2. Ryszard - $503||3. Andrew Lauritzen - $502|
|4. the - $306||5. SomeOtherGeek - $300||6. Ryu Connor - $250|
|7. doubtful500 - $200||8. Anonymous Gerbil - $150||9. webkido13 - $135|
|10. cygnus1 - $126|
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