The 43th edition of the Rookie Rumble contest came to a close just a few days ago and saw US overclocker DeanoMax take a second consecutive win of the series. Let’s take a look at all the scores from the contest.
Rookie Rumble #43: April 8th to 29th, 2017
The Rookie Rumble contest is of course designed to give Rookie, Novice and Apprentice-class Overclockers a place where they can compete against each other on a level playing field. For this reason Enthusiast, Extreme and Elite Overclockers are not eligible to compete. Round #43 of the contest was set up with three stages featuring the following benchmarks; Intel XTU, HWBOT x265 1080p and wPrime 32M.
Stage 1: Intel XTU
As with all Rookie Rumble contests, Stage 1 is all about the popular Intel XTU benchmark, a favorite with Rookie Overclockers because of its simplified and integrated GUI and submission process. At the end of Round 43 we find DeanoMax laying down the law with an XTU score of 483 marks per core (966 marks total) using a dual core Intel Core i3 7350K clocked at 5,270MHz (+25.48%) - note that dual-core chips tend to be popular as scores are divided by the number cores present. Here’s a shot of the rig used by DeanoMax which is based around an ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex motherboard and apparently mounted on a pool table.
Read the full contest roundup article which includes Prize Draw winner information here on OC-ESPORTS.